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FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments

In this third article of a series on FPDs vs. implants, Dr. Frank Spear explores two FPD risk factors: length of span and weakened abutments.

| 7 months ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI

We look at a real dental case to discuss obtaining acceptable esthetic outcomes on an anterior restoration.

| 8 months ago
Fixed Partial Dentures vs. Implants Part I - Is One Better Than the Other?
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Fixed Partial Dentures vs. Implants Part I - Is One Better Than the Other?

What's your take on fixed partial dentures vs. implants? In the first of this series of articles, Dr. Frank Spear will break down the benefits and uses...

| 8 months ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VIII
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VIII

We look at soft-tissue grafting for dental patients who present with non-carious cervical lesions.

| 3 years ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VII
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VII

We look at facial margin placement considerations for a patient who has several different dental problems.

| 3 years ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part V
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part V

In this case presentation, we break down possible solutions for restoring a discolored single central incisor.

| 3 years ago
Considerations for Facial Margin Placement: Part IV
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Considerations for Facial Margin Placement: Part IV

In this case presentation, we look the questions to ask and steps to take when attempting to eliminate discoloration on Tetracycline stained teeth.

| 3 years ago
 Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part III
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part III

In Part III of this series, we look at the key elements to consider in regards to recession and facial margin placement.

| 3 years ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part II
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part II

We focus on the use of supragingival margins on molars and the two key elements that must be considered.

| 3 years ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part I
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part I

We look at margin-placement options and several areas that must be evaluated before preparation design begins.

| 3 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]
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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 , I discussed: 1....

| 5 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 the...

| 5 years ago