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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
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...

| 7 years ago
Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part II
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part II

When you talk to dentists about the procedures they are fearful of, seating porcelain veneers comes up frequently as one of the most anxiety producing....

| 7 years ago
Tom Case Study: Fabricating Shell Provisionals
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Tom Case Study: Fabricating Shell Provisionals

In a recent article, 'Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I', I walked you through my treatment plan for retired dentist, Tom. In this article,...

| 7 years ago
Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part II

Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part II

This is a continuation of Part I discussing the treatment planning involved with the case study of retired dentist, Tom. Regarding the actual tooth...

| 7 years ago
Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I

Tom Case Study: Treatment Planning Part I

In this series of articles, I'm going to start on a new case study for a retired dentist named Tom. His desire was to replace a posterior reconstruction...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration

Nancy Case Study: Final Restoration

As the closing article in Nancy Case Study (Part I) series, I'll be discussing Nancy's final restorations. I ended up going with a...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]

Continuing the discussion on the Nancy Case Study, this article will highlight the lab communication phase that began in Part I. A critical part...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

In a previous article, I went over the treatment planning process of Nancy's two central incisors that had old restorations and the completion of...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Continuing the series on the Nancy Case Study on malalignment, once the mock-up is approved, depth cuts and tooth preparation can begin. Whenever you're...

| 8 years ago