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Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?
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Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?

This article describes the category of the adult population that may be edentulous and strategies for those patients that may include dentures.

| 4 months ago
Maxillary Prosthesis Retained by Two Dental Implants
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Maxillary Prosthesis Retained by Two Dental Implants

There are pros and cons to using only two dental implants when retaining maxillary prostheses.

| 10 months ago
BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?
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BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?

According to the BULL rule, modification should be made to the buccal cusps of the upper posterior teeth and the lingual cusps of the lower posterior...

| 2 years ago
Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure
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Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure

Dental implant supported prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular...

| 2 years ago
Maintaining Edentulous Spaces … Are There Consequences?
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Maintaining Edentulous Spaces … Are There Consequences?

Patients that value dental health are motivated by the consequences of not taking an appropriate action. Taking a tooth or perhaps several teeth out...

| 2 years ago
Quality of Life … and Complete Dentures … Really?
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Quality of Life … and Complete Dentures … Really?

Is anyone thinking of complete dentures when evaluating quality of life? For those in the 50-64 age group, about 15 percent are missing all of...

| 2 years ago
Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses
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Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses

Have you thought about your technique to achieve a reasonable understanding of a patient's expectations for dental treatment? Certainly, as we learn and...

| 3 years ago
Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture
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Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Have you been through the experience of constructing an immediate denture where the patient returned from surgery with an overly prominent display of...

| 3 years ago
Modification of Existing Restoration to Screw Retained Provisional
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Modification of Existing Restoration to Screw Retained Provisional

This patient was referred by her dentist for restoration of the dental implant in the central incisor position. She was expecting an experience similar...

| 3 years ago
Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part I]
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Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part I]

Patients that have endured injury as a result of trauma present unique challenges in restorative treatment planning. The goals of the patient are combined...

| 4 years ago
Desired Outcomes and Meeting Expectations
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Desired Outcomes and Meeting Expectations

The contrast between the upper and lower arch has been fascinating to me since I have known this patient. Ten years ago she was given (by her periodontist)...

| 4 years ago