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Instrumentation for Equilibration
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Instrumentation for Equilibration

In a previous article we discussed adjusting the mandibular incisal edges to accommodate for esthetic and functional changes in the maxillary anterior...

| 6 years ago
Tape Your Trays
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Tape Your Trays

A simple technique that helps to create ideal impressions is to use Scotch tape on the outer aspect of your slotted disposable trays. First, I suggest...

| 6 years ago
How to Reestablish Proper Anterior Contact
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How to Reestablish Proper Anterior Contact

In a previous article I discussed that altering mandibular incisal edge morphology to accommodate new incisal edge morphology in maxillary anterior restorations,...

| 6 years ago
The Value of Anterior Preparation Reduction Guides
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The Value of Anterior Preparation Reduction Guides

Anterior preparation reduction guides are extremely valuable tools which can be used to confirm that there will be adequate space for the restorative...

| 6 years ago
Steps in Cross-Mounting a Case
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Steps in Cross-Mounting a Case

  If you are interested in understanding the process the lab uses to cross-mount a case or are cross-mounting your own cases and want to avoid...

| 6 years ago
The Truth About Cross-Mount Cases
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The Truth About Cross-Mount Cases

Why is cross-mounting so important? It is used in the laboratory to verify, replicate, or correct the horizontal plane. Cross-mounting is an important...

| 6 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Complex Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Complex Cases

This is the third installment in a series of articles that discuss what your laboratory needs to know to produce the best-case outcomes for your clients....

| 6 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Anterior Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Anterior Cases

This is the second in the series of articles that discusses what your laboratory needs to know to produce the best-case outcomes for your clients. As...

| 6 years ago
When to Use Triple Tray Impressions
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When to Use Triple Tray Impressions

After my last article, there was a question posed to me about the accuracy of using triple tray impressions. Using triple tray impressions for simple...

| 6 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Posterior Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Posterior Cases

This article will be the first in a series that discusses what your laboratory needs to know in order to produce the best outcome for your patients....

| 6 years ago
Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations [Part II]
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Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations [Part II]

In my last article I provided some background information on zirconia full-contour restorations. This week I'll discuss indications and contraindications...

| 7 years ago
Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations
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Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations

It seems like whenever I am with a group of dentists discussing the latest and greatest advances in dental technology there are a lot of questions about...

| 7 years ago