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The 3 Best Times to Use Sectional Impression Techniques
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The 3 Best Times to Use Sectional Impression Techniques

Here are three relatively common situations in which a sectional impression can be beneficial.

| 5 months ago
Removable Partial Denture for Maxillary Incisors
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Removable Partial Denture for Maxillary Incisors

When there are several options available, it is our responsibility to help the patient make the decisions on the options available based on their unique...

| 6 months ago
A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Denture to Interim Hybrid Prosthesis
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Denture to Interim Hybrid Prosthesis

In this comprehensive guide, we walk dentists through the process of constructing an interim dental implant-supported hybrid prosthesis.

| 7 months ago
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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago
Three Techniques to Help Quick-trigger Gag Reflex Patients
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Three Techniques to Help Quick-trigger Gag Reflex Patients

As a dentist, it can be difficult to work with patients who suffer from severe gag reflexes, but these three techniques can help.

| 2 years ago
Dental Organizations Release Clinical Practice Guidelines for 2016
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Dental Organizations Release Clinical Practice Guidelines for 2016

We break down the findings from the recently-published Clinical Practice Guidelines...

| 2 years 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
Facebows … Optimizing the Data
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Facebows … Optimizing the Data

It is nearly impossible to find a textbook related to prosthodontics or restorative dentistry that does not mention the facebow as a technique to orient...

| 3 years ago
Shortened Dental Arch
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Shortened Dental Arch

A phased restorative treatment strategy can provide the opportunity for many of our patients to proceed with a plan requiring a significant financial...

| 3 years ago
Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar
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Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Fixed hybrid prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular arch.  This...

| 3 years ago