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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 months 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.

| 6 months ago
Modifying an Anterior Bite Plane with DURASPLINT LC
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Modifying an Anterior Bite Plane with DURASPLINT LC

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

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago
Indexing the Facebow
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Indexing the Facebow

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

| 2 years ago
Avoiding Inaccuracy With Closed-tray Implant Impressions
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Avoiding Inaccuracy With Closed-tray Implant Impressions

Learn how to create accurate implant impressions and avoid unnecessary complications.

| 2 years ago
Tips for Utilizing Tape With Implant Impressions
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Tips for Utilizing Tape With Implant Impressions

How do you keep impression material from 'falling out' of the tray? Tape!

| 2 years ago
Does Using Vacuum Mixer Make a Difference?
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Does Using Vacuum Mixer Make a Difference?

We experiment with different methods of mixing to create sample casts in order to see if using a vacuum mixer makes any difference.

| 2 years ago
Reusing Titanium Healing Abutments
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Reusing Titanium Healing Abutments

You can reuse healing abutments, but should you? We look at the research surrounding contamination commercially available titanium healing abutments.

| 2 years ago
The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Stone Cast
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The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Stone Cast

We break down fabricating a stone working cast into four easy-to-follow steps and compare the technique with soft-tissue casts.

| 2 years ago
The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Soft Tissue Cast
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The Implant Working Cast: 4 Steps for Fabricating a Soft Tissue Cast

We break down the four necessary steps for fabricating a soft-tissue cast.

| 2 years ago
The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration
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The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration

This article breaks down the basic biology of implant osseointegration.

| 2 years ago