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Best Practices for Re-establishing Occlusal Anatomy
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Best Practices for Re-establishing Occlusal Anatomy

Dr. Bob Winter shares tips and best practices for re-establishing occlusal anatomy after intra-oral occlusal adjustment.

| 3 years ago
Occlusal Reduction for Indirect Restorations: Is 1.5 mm Enough?
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Occlusal Reduction for Indirect Restorations: Is 1.5 mm Enough?

Are the posterior indirect restorations you receive back from your laboratory, relatively flat compared to your expectations? Is it your laboratory's...

| 5 years ago
Assessing Occlusal Plane/Midline Cant Problems
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Assessing Occlusal Plane/Midline Cant Problems

At the time you try-in a patient's final restorations, if there is a cant to the occlusal plane or midline, you can follow these steps to assess or...

| 6 years ago
How to Make a Custom Incisal Guide Table
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How to Make a Custom Incisal Guide Table

Once the decision is made to make a custom incisal guide table, the following sequence of steps should be followed. Determine if you are going to restore...

| 6 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
Clinical Tips for Polishing Ceramics: e.max and Zirconia
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Clinical Tips for Polishing Ceramics: e.max and Zirconia

Adjusting occlusal contacts is frequently required at the time of try-in and/or post-insertion. If there is a minor occlusal adjustment needed, my suggestion is...

| 6 years ago
Predictably Marking Ceramic Occlusal Contacts
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Predictably Marking Ceramic Occlusal Contacts

It can be challenging to mark an occlusal contact on glazed ceramic restorations. Untreated articulating paper does not leave a mark, necessitating the...

| 6 years ago
Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments
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Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments

I am frequently asked why occlusal and interproximal contacts of single tooth restorations commonly need more adjusting than multiple tooth restorations....

| 7 years ago