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Biologic Width Part I: Fundamental Concepts

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 3 weeks ago
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Orthodontic vs. Restorative: Correction of Mal-Aligned Anterior Teeth

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how a dentist can decide if orthodontics or restorative dentistry is best for a patient.

| 1 month ago
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: The Esthetic Plane

Are you paying attention to the esthetic plane? If not, you could actually worsen some patients' esthetic appearance.

| 1 month ago
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 2

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how treated a patient who presented with discolored endodontically treated central incisors with existing veneers.

| 7 months ago
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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.

| 1 year ago
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The Truth About Exceptional Veneer Temporaries

Learn more about fabricating veneer temporaries in this article by Dr. Frank Spear.

| 1 year ago
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Correct an Un-Esthetic Implant With a Pediculated Connective Tissue Graft

Most dentists have had at least one implant procedure that didn't go quite as well as expected from a gingival esthetics perspective.

| 1 year ago
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Biologic Width, Part V: Margin Placement for Deep Sulcus Patients

In this article, Dr. Frank Spear presents options that exist when dentists are faced with placing restorations on patients who have deeper sulcus depths.

| 1 year ago
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 1

This is the first in a series of examples of the different presentations that can occur surrounding the restoration of discolored endodontically treated...

| 1 year ago
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Facial Profile

Dr. Frank Spear focuses on understanding how to evaluate profiles, and what the evaluation can teach dentists about possible treatment decisions.

| 1 year ago
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Biologic Width Part VIII: Surgical Correction of a Biologic Width Violation on the Facial Surface Only

When a restorative margin is placed too close to bone, and gingival inflammation occurs, the only solutions to eliminate the inflammation are to move...

| 1 year ago
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Biologic Width Part VII: Diagnosing a Biologic Width Violation

In previous articles in this series, I have discussed what biologic width is, and described how I place restorative margins based upon the presenting...

| 2 years ago