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Customizing a Custom Abutment: When a Custom Abutment Is Not Custom Enough
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Customizing a Custom Abutment: When a Custom Abutment Is Not Custom Enough

Dr. John Carson walks through a case where a custom abutment needs to be further customized.

| 1 week ago
Managing the Forces: Occlusal Considerations with Implants

Managing the Forces: Occlusal Considerations with Implants

Spear's Dr. Curt Ringhofer examines the occlusal considerations with implants and the differences between natural teeth.

| 3 months ago
Zygomatic Implants vs. Bone Grafting for Full Arch Solutions

Zygomatic Implants vs. Bone Grafting for Full Arch Solutions

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores the benefits of zygomatic implants vs. bone grafting as a safe and efficient solution for full arch dental restorations.

| 4 months ago
A Simplified Technique for Gathering Lab Information in Full Arch Cases
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A Simplified Technique for Gathering Lab Information in Full Arch Cases

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shows how to simplify and streamline the process of gathering information to transfer to dental labs in implant-supported full arch...

| 11 months ago
Getting the SRA Abutment Right in Implant-Supported Restorations
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Getting the SRA Abutment Right in Implant-Supported Restorations

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explains how altering the angle of an SRA abutment can optimize screw access design when fabricating certain implant-supported restorations.

| 1 year ago
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.

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year 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 year 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...

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year 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.

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years ago