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Outcome-Based Preparation Design of Anterior Teeth Part II: Single Dimension Problems
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Outcome-Based Preparation Design of Anterior Teeth Part II: Single Dimension Problems

This article covers all the examples of one-dimension problems that must be addressed in the preparation design of anterior teeth.

| 3 years ago
Important Considerations When Treating Cervical Lesions
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Important Considerations When Treating Cervical Lesions

When treating cervical lesions, where do you start? We break down the top 6 questions to ask and considerations for...

| 3 years ago
Outcome-based Preparation Design of Anterior Teeth: Part I
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Outcome-based Preparation Design of Anterior Teeth: Part I

When preparing anterior teeth - or any tooth - having a clear vision of the final preparation is imperative. Here we break down five dimensions that must...

| 3 years ago
Phasing the Definitive Restorative Procedures
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Phasing the Definitive Restorative Procedures

Systematic treatment planning can help a dentist save time and avoid frustration. Here is the five-phase key to success.

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning and Outcome-based Preparation Design: 5 Requirements for a Successful Result
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Treatment Planning and Outcome-based Preparation Design: 5 Requirements for a Successful Result

Dr. Bob Winter delivers a 5-step plan for successful outcome-based preparation design.

| 4 years ago
Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Can Fracture!
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Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Can Fracture!

Even though monolithic zirconia restorations are very hard with a flexural strength ranging from 900 to 1200 mpa, that doesn't mean that...

| 5 years ago
Ceramic Restorations: Predictable Adjusting and Polishing
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Ceramic Restorations: Predictable Adjusting and Polishing

Learn the steps for adjusting and polishing ceramic restorations.

| 5 years ago
When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?
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When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?

  A common question asked of me is: 'When should I make or prescribe a custom incisal guide table?' If there is no pathway wear, generally there is not...

| 6 years ago
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
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...

| 7 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....

| 7 years ago