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A Novel Concept for Masking Dark Preps
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A Novel Concept for Masking Dark Preps

Bleaching a tooth internally can significantly help change the prep color and make the restoration more typical. However, oftentimes this is not an...

| 3 months ago
Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?
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Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?

What type of cement do you use for restorations? Dr. Gregg Kinzer details when he uses traditional cement or when he bonds restorations.

| 6 months ago
Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations
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Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations

Dr. Gregg Kinzer discusses composite restorations and the use of glycerin to get a harder composite surface.

| 7 months ago
The Four Possible Causes for Lack of Tooth Display
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The Four Possible Causes for Lack of Tooth Display

Next time a patient presents with minimal tooth display, refer to this article for four potential causes.

| 7 months ago
Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?
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Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?

Dr. Greggory Kinzer discusses a study on implant open contacts and the importance of patient monitoring.

| 11 months ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 1 year ago
Sequencing Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures With Restorative Treatment
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Sequencing Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures With Restorative Treatment

What comes first, grafting or restoring? This article will help you sequence your soft tissue coverage procedures for better outcomes.

| 1 year ago
When is Canine Substitution Appropriate?
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When is Canine Substitution Appropriate?

This article outlines particular criteria that must be met when planning a canine substitution.

| 1 year ago
The Guide to When and When Not to Splint Restorations
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The Guide to When and When Not to Splint Restorations

Splinting restorations or teeth is not always the right answer. Read this yes/no guide to help you decide what might be right for your patient.

| 1 year ago
Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations
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Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 1 year ago
Should You Probe Dental Implants?
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Should You Probe Dental Implants?

Proper evaluation of dental implants, with baseline information that includes probing, is necessary when making a determination of health or disease.

| 1 year ago
Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding
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Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding

This article explains how and why microetching is a crucial step in preparing to bond.

| 1 year ago