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Tips to Remove a Damaged Straumann Solid Abutment

Tips to Remove a Damaged Straumann Solid Abutment

Spear's Dr. John Carson shares a few tips that may make things a little easier should you ever need to remove a damaged Straumann solid abutment.

| 2 weeks ago
Utilizing RidgeFit Implants as Retention for Overdentures in Patients with Narrow Ridges
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Utilizing RidgeFit Implants as Retention for Overdentures in Patients with Narrow Ridges

In this visual essay, Dr. Mitrani shows how utilizing RidgeFit implants to convert existing dentures to implant overdentures can improve a patient's quality...

| 3 weeks ago
Screw Retained Posterior Implant Crown Restorative Challenges
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Screw Retained Posterior Implant Crown Restorative Challenges

Implant crown restorative challenges primarily arise when there are issues with placement, angulation, and the insertion path. This visual analysis explains...

| 1 month ago
Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay
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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay

Addressing congenitally missing lateral incisors is a common condition that justifies an interdisciplinary solution, such as canine substitution, resin-bonded...

| 3 months ago
New Dental Continuing Education Course: Exodontia in Preparation for Dental Implants

New Dental Continuing Education Course: Exodontia in Preparation for Dental Implants

This new Spear dental continuing education course helps dentists predictably remove a hopeless tooth and limit bone resorption in preparation for dental...

| 3 months ago
Loading Protocols for Implant Overdentures – To Wait or Not to Wait?

Loading Protocols for Implant Overdentures – To Wait or Not to Wait?

Follow Dr. Darin Dichter as he outlines current loading protocols and recommendations for implant overdentures, based on current literature.

| 11 months ago
How to Use Preexisting Implants in Redesigning a Full-Arch Reconstruction
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How to Use Preexisting Implants in Redesigning a Full-Arch Reconstruction

Learn how to deal with preexisting implants and/or their restorations and decide if, and when, they can be serviceable for the forthcoming phase of treatment.

| 1 year ago
Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Dr. Jeff Bonk provides a dental re-care appointment protocol for evaluating and managing occlusal forces on dental implants.

| 1 year ago
Using a Laser for Implant Uncovery

Using a Laser for Implant Uncovery

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay to see how a laser removes soft tissue formed over a dental implant cover screw.

| 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
Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site

Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay on how to address an immediate implant placement and fabrication of a definitive ceramic restoration of a maxillary...

| 2 years ago
Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?
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Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?

The decision on the definitive implant abutment selection should be a collaboration between the dentist and the dental lab technician.

| 2 years ago