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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.

| 6 months ago
FPDs Vs. Implants Part II: How Do FPDs Most Often Fail?
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part II: How Do FPDs Most Often Fail?

Why do fixed partial dentures fail? Dr. Frank Spear gives an answer in this second article in his series on FPDs vs. implants.

| 7 months ago
Implants Versus FPDs for Single Anterior Tooth Replacement
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Implants Versus FPDs for Single Anterior Tooth Replacement

Dr. Frank Spear compares and contrasts FPDs and single anterior tooth replacement.

| 10 months ago
Connecting Teeth and Implants: Yes, No, Maybe?
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Connecting Teeth and Implants: Yes, No, Maybe?

When do you connect an implant to a tooth? Dr. Frank Spear looks at various clinical cases to find the answers.

| 1 year ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II
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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II

In my last article, I mentioned that the average life span continues to increase over time and because of this fact, the treatment we provide for our...

| 5 years ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I
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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I

Removing a tooth is a decision that clinicians make on a routine basis. This is often an easy decision, like when a tooth has a vertical root fracture....

| 5 years ago
Replacing Adjacent Centrals With Poor Bone Using Implants
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Replacing Adjacent Centrals With Poor Bone Using Implants

Research has showed us that there are differences in the relationship of the gingival margins and papilla height relative to bone between...

| 6 years ago
Options for Immediate Temporization
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Options for Immediate Temporization

In a recent article, I went over the various types of options clinicians have when treating patients that need an immediate implant placed. As I had mentioned...

| 6 years ago
Options in Anterior Immediate Implant Placement
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Options in Anterior Immediate Implant Placement

In the 1980s, we used to extract an anterior tooth, graft the socket and delay implant placement to allow healing of the bone. This approach works well,...

| 6 years ago
Reinforcing Temporaries
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Reinforcing Temporaries

Dr. Frank Spear discusses reinforcing temporary bridges if they need to be in for an extended period of time.

| 7 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 4
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 4

In part four of his eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses trimming refining gingival embrasures.

| 7 years ago
Removing Splinted Restorations
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Removing Splinted Restorations

Dr. Frank Spear discusses removing restorations that have been splinted.

| 7 years ago