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Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

In many cases, a damaged prosthesis can be sent to the dental laboratory for repair, but what if the lab isn't available? Here's what to do.

| 3 weeks 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.

| 10 months ago
Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD
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Occlusal Vertical Dimension and the Edentulous Patient: Methods for Recording OVD

Measuring occlusal vertical dimension accurately is necessary to evaluate the prosthetic space and ensure a predictable outcome.

| 1 year ago
Options for Improving Clinical Efficiency When Fabricating New Removable Complete Dentures

Options for Improving Clinical Efficiency When Fabricating New Removable Complete Dentures

Learn alternatives to the classic five-step approach to fabricating conventional complete removable dentures to potentially shorten treatment time.

| 1 year ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Learn approaches to determining occlusal vertical dimension with the goal of building confidence in managing edentulous patients.

| 1 year ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients

Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients

Learn how to manage occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) with pre-extraction and post-extraction methods, including the widely used freeway space approach.

| 2 years ago
A Rapid Technique for Closing Screw Access Channels
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A Rapid Technique for Closing Screw Access Channels

Have you ever used this method for closing screw access channels?

| 2 years ago
Loading Protocols for Dental Implants
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Loading Protocols for Dental Implants

Shortened treatment times have many benefits for dental implant patients; however, dentists must understand the factors that may influence just how soon...

| 2 years ago
3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion
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3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion

This repeatable 3-step sequence will help any dentist with a successful denture insertion appointment.

| 3 years ago
Modifying an Anterior Bite Plane with DURASPLINT LC

Modifying an Anterior Bite Plane with DURASPLINT LC

We offer a 3-step technique for adding material to an existing anterior bite plane.

| 4 years ago
Replacing Triad Provisional Material
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Replacing Triad Provisional Material

Triad provisional material is no longer available. Here's what you can use instead.

| 4 years ago
Indexing the Facebow

Indexing the Facebow

We look at two diferent techniques and materials for facebow transfers: silicone bite records and compound stickers.

| 4 years ago