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Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

In this series of articles, I'll be going over the treatment process of Nancy. At the time of treatment she was 79 years old, had no chief...

| 8 years ago
Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally
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Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally

In an earlier article, I went over the importance of creating beautiful anterior temporaries to help build your practice and inspire confidence in your...

| 8 years ago
Biologic Challenges in Patients with Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth
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Biologic Challenges in Patients with Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth

The esthetic management of multiple missing teeth is one of the most challenging occurrences restorative dentists are presented with. It's one thing...

| 8 years ago
Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part II]
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Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part II]

As I discussed in Part I of this article, planning treatment for wear patients can be difficult because of all the different possibilities that can occur...

| 8 years ago
Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part I]

Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part I]

Planning treatment for wear patients can be difficult because of all the different possibilities that can occur as teeth wear. In some patients the...

| 8 years ago
The Characterization of Anterior Temporaries as a Communication Tool

The Characterization of Anterior Temporaries as a Communication Tool

Although creating exquisite temporaries is difficult and often frustrating, it remains a vital part in communicating with both patient and lab. Most...

| 8 years ago
Ridge Evaluation of Ovate Pontics

Ridge Evaluation of Ovate Pontics

The goal of an ovate pontic is to create the illusion that the tooth is emerging from the gingiva with a cuff of tissue surrounding it on the facial....

| 8 years ago
Esthetic Management of a Flat Periodontium Without Orthodontic Extrusion

Esthetic Management of a Flat Periodontium Without Orthodontic Extrusion

In a previous article, 'Esthetic Management of a Flat Periodontium Through Orthodontic Extrusion', I discussed the use of orthodontic extrusion...

| 8 years ago
Esthetic Management of a Flat Periodontium Through Orthodontic Extrusion
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Esthetic Management of a Flat Periodontium Through Orthodontic Extrusion

Patients that are prone to generalized interproximal anterior bone loss are an esthetic dilemma that plagues many restorative dentists....

| 8 years ago
Two Options for Correcting Crown Contour to Close an Open Gingival Embrasure

Two Options for Correcting Crown Contour to Close an Open Gingival Embrasure

In a previous article, we discussed two etiologies of open gingival embrasures due to a short contact: root angulation and tooth shape. When the contact...

| 8 years ago
Two Fundamental Etiologies of Open Embrasures
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Two Fundamental Etiologies of Open Embrasures

Open embrasures or 'black triangles' are usually thought of as a gingival problem, but the papilla is only half of the potential problem, since...

| 8 years ago
Four Treatment Options for Isolated Periodontal Disease

Four Treatment Options for Isolated Periodontal Disease

The presence of isolated periodontal defects is one of the most challenging esthetic issues encountered by the restorative dentist. The typical...

| 8 years ago