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Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 1 month ago
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Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!

This case is an important example of the fact that radiographs only tell some of the story when it comes to restorations.

| 1 month ago
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Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.

| 1 month ago
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3 Tips for Talking to Your Patients About Esthetics

Discussing esthetics with your patients can sometimes be a little tricky - here are some tips for having the best discussion possible.

| 2 months ago
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Need Smoother Preps?

This article will help you make the smoothest preparations possible for better indirect restorations.

| 2 months ago
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Less Is More: Building Functional Esthetics on a Budget

Top-notch esthetic treatment and better patient outcomes start with a 'big picture' mindset and selecting the right restorative materials.

| 2 months ago
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Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?

This article describes the category of the adult population that may be edentulous and strategies for those patients that may include dentures.

| 2 months ago
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Ideal Position of the Central Incisor

This article describes how to utilize concepts involving Facially Generated Treatment Planning to determine the ideal position of the central incisor.

| 3 months ago
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The Two Rules of Subgingival Margin Placement

Dr. Frank Spear explains the two essential rules to placing subgingival margins.

| 3 months ago
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Why Do I Need A Facebow?

This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.

| 3 months ago
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I

In this article, Frank Spear breaks down the first steps to successfully seating porcelain veneers.

| 4 months ago
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The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You

As smile artists, dentists must understand the full benefits and impacts of the attractive smiles we're creating for our patients.

| 4 months ago