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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...

| 5 hours 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 month 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.

| 2 months 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.

| 3 months ago
A New Generation of Zirconia
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A New Generation of Zirconia

A new zirconia called IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, which uses a new gradient manufacturing technology, produces a restoration that is more esthetic than previous zirconia...

| 5 months ago
My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process
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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate...

| 5 months ago
Why Photography is Essential in Your Practice
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Why Photography is Essential in Your Practice

Learn why stronger clinical photography is such an important tool to improve communication and facilitate improved patient outcomes.

| 7 months ago
How NAC Can Help Improve Airway Function
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How NAC Can Help Improve Airway Function

NAC is an antioxidant drug that can relieve nighttime nasal congestion and, as a result, ease adverse airway symptoms.

| 9 months ago
How Does Toothbrushing Affect Restorative Materials?
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How Does Toothbrushing Affect Restorative Materials?

Be aware of how toothbrushing may be affecting your patients' restorations.

| 10 months ago