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The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue

The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue

The TMJ disk plays a crucial role in dentistry and understanding it makes it easier to order MRIs to assess its condition and position.

| 1 year ago
Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease
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Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease

Dr. Doug Benting highlights the consequences of tooth loss and how dental patients should consider more viable treatment options to keep their natural...

| 1 year ago
Customized Impression Coping for a Single Tooth Implant in a Maxillary Central Incisor
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Customized Impression Coping for a Single Tooth Implant in a Maxillary Central Incisor

Follow this visual essay for steps to fabricate a personalized impression coping to optimize the transfer of the peri-implant soft tissue architecture...

| 1 year ago
TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?
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TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?

Recognizing TMJ and airway issues are integral to a dental practice seeking to offer patients predictable treatment options.

| 1 year ago
The Cost of Laboratory Remakes

The Cost of Laboratory Remakes

Dr. Robert Winter advises dentists on how to minimize dental lab restoration remakes and adjustments with simple communication habits.

| 1 year ago
How to Temporarily Repair a Fractured Implant-Supported Zirconia Prosthesis
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How to Temporarily Repair a Fractured Implant-Supported Zirconia Prosthesis

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay on how to temporarily repair a fractured implant-supported zirconia prosthesis.

| 1 year ago
The Lab’s Perspective on Digital Workflow for Restorative Dentists

The Lab’s Perspective on Digital Workflow for Restorative Dentists

In this Q&A, Arizona-based dental lab owner Derek Anderson shares his take on digital dentistry and how dentists can improve their digital workflow.

| 1 year ago
4 Insights from TMJ Imaging
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4 Insights from TMJ Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using MRI.

| 1 year ago
A Simple Way to Fix Porcelain Chipping in a Full Arch Implant-Supported Prosthesis

A Simple Way to Fix Porcelain Chipping in a Full Arch Implant-Supported Prosthesis

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay on how to solve a fracture problem on a full arch layered zirconia implant-supported prosthesis using veneers.

| 1 year ago
4 Insights from CBCT Imaging
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4 Insights from CBCT Imaging

Dentists who want to increase predictability in restorative treatment planning can incorporate a TMJ anatomy assessment using CBCT imaging.

| 1 year ago
New Course: Esthetic Management of Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth

New Course: Esthetic Management of Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth

In his latest Spear Online course, Dr. Gregg Kinzer addresses esthetic challenges in replacing adjacent missing teeth in the esthetic zone.

| 1 year ago
Using the Matrix Technique for Repairing Debonded Denture Teeth
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Using the Matrix Technique for Repairing Debonded Denture Teeth

Dr. Darin Dichter reveals a step-by-step technique for repairing debonded denture teeth.

| 1 year ago