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The Cost of Laboratory Remakes
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The Cost of Laboratory Remakes

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

| 2 weeks ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Veneer Insertion (Part 5)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Veneer Insertion (Part 5)

Learn veneer insertion for indirect veneer restorations in Dr. Winter's final part of his five-part series.

| 4 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Communication with the Dental Technician (Part 4)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Communication with the Dental Technician (Part 4)

Learn how to manage open interdental spaces, diastemas, or black triangles, with consideration to stronger communication with the dental technician.

| 4 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: Assessment and Identification of the Problem (Prologue)

In this prologue to Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 6 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces With Indirect Veneer Restorations: Provisional Fabrication (Part 3)

Learn how to manage open interdental spaces, diastemas, or black triangles, using a convex restorative form and how to fabricate provisional restorations...

| 6 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations: The Interdental Finish Line Location (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Dr. Winter's series, discover how to manage interdental spaces using a convex restorative form and the most common error in positioning...

| 7 months ago
Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations – The Interdental Finish Line (Part 1)
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Managing Open Interdental Spaces with Indirect Veneer Restorations – The Interdental Finish Line (Part 1)

Learn how to properly manage open interdental spaces and the two aspects of preparation design, provisional fabrication, communication with your technician...

| 8 months ago
Single Central Incisors: Setting Dentist and Patient Expectations
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Single Central Incisors: Setting Dentist and Patient Expectations

By setting realistic expectations for cost, chair time and esthetic result, the frustration associated with restoring and matching a single indirect central...

| 10 months ago
Direct vs. Indirect Restorations for a Maxillary Central Incisor
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Direct vs. Indirect Restorations for a Maxillary Central Incisor

Your patient needs a maxillary central incisor restoration. A direct composite restoration may be the best option, since it is generally less expensive...

| 1 year ago
Material Update: LuxaCrown
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Material Update: LuxaCrown

LuxaCrown is similar to provisional materials, but lasts up to five years, making it an excellent option for long-term provisionals, transitional restorations...

| 1 year ago
Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique?
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Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique?

It is critical to follow the manufacturers recommendations for implant abutments and crowns, but also to be aware of independent research.

| 1 year ago
5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations
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5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations

Learn how best to address etching, temporary cementation, shade evaluation and other issues key to producing more effective all-ceramic restorations.

| 1 year ago