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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]

Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]

The following is an continuation of the overview of the more common reasons for prescribing occlusal appliances. In Part I, I discussed: Diagnosing...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part I]
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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part I]

In the previous article in this series I outlined the more common occlusal appliance options available. In this article I'll provide an overview of...

| 7 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: The Options

Occlusal Appliances: The Options

As an educator, one of the most confusing areas for clinicians in my experience concerns which occlusal appliance to prescribe. There are many reasons...

| 7 years ago
Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Laboratory Use of Go-By Models
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Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Laboratory Use of Go-By Models

In previous articles in this series, I discussed how to finalizethe desired incisal edge position, whether it is the use of a bonded composite mock-up,...

| 7 years ago
Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Finalizing Incisal Edge Position

Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Finalizing Incisal Edge Position

In the first sections of this series I discussed the role of positioning the incisal edges of maxillary central incisors using visual...

| 7 years ago
Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Phonetics
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Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Phonetics

In previous articles, I discussed the role of positioning the incisal edges of maxillary central incisors using primarily visual cues.  In...

| 7 years ago
Positioning Maxillary Incisal Edges: Lip Mobility
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Positioning Maxillary Incisal Edges: Lip Mobility

In this article we will look at perhaps the most significant factor affecting tooth position and the overall appearance of the smile,...

| 7 years ago
Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Lip Fullness
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Lip Fullness

In a recent article, I discussed the importance of evaluating lip symmetry when planning esthetic treatment, specifically focusing...

| 7 years ago
Dentin Adhesives for Direct Posterior Composite [Ed.]
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Dentin Adhesives for Direct Posterior Composite [Ed.]

This sensitivity can be caused by pulpal inflammation, but in most instances I believe it is from inadequate sealing of the dentin. Martin...

| 8 years ago
When Cuspal Coverage is More Appropriate
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When Cuspal Coverage is More Appropriate

In a recent article, I went over the ideals for restoring teeth in the posterior with direct composite. However, there will be times when direct composite...

| 8 years ago
Four Guidelines for Direct Resin
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Four Guidelines for Direct Resin

There can be confusion for clinicians when trying to decide if direct composite is the adequate solution to treat patients, or if dong an indirect...

| 8 years ago
The Importance of Evaluating Temporary Veneers
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The Importance of Evaluating Temporary Veneers

In recent articles, I went over the steps I use when bonding porcelain veneers. In this article, I'd like to reintroduce Julie as my example patient...

| 8 years ago