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'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions
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'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions

We compare and contrast closed tray and open tray implant impressions.

| 3 years ago
Ankylosis Part II: Treating Adults With an Ankylosed Tooth
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Ankylosis Part II: Treating Adults With an Ankylosed Tooth

Learn treatment considerations for adults who present with an ankylosed tooth through these two dental cases.

| 4 years ago
The ‘Customized’ Posterior Composite Matrix
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The ‘Customized’ Posterior Composite Matrix

Posterior Class II resin restorations can be difficult, but you can make it a little easier using this 6-step customized matrix technique.

| 4 years ago
5 Reasons Why Dentists Should Be Using a Microscope
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5 Reasons Why Dentists Should Be Using a Microscope

While magnification has revolutionized dentistry, many dentists are not using microscopes. Here's why they should.

| 4 years ago
How to Achieve Success with Custom Zirconia Abutments
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How to Achieve Success with Custom Zirconia Abutments

We look at common concerns associated with custom zirconia abutments and how you can overcome them.

| 4 years ago
The Abutment Option Most Dentists Overlook
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The Abutment Option Most Dentists Overlook

Though often overlooked, the Custom UCLA-metal ceramic abutment offers many benefits.

| 4 years ago
Who Chooses the Implant Abutment: The Dentist or the Technician?
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Who Chooses the Implant Abutment: The Dentist or the Technician?

Should the clinician or the technician choose the implant abutment? We look at a case example to discover the answer.

| 4 years ago
Dark Tissue Around Implants?
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Dark Tissue Around Implants?

What is the most crucial factor in terms of correcting tissue discoloration around implant restorations? We discuss the research in our latest article.

| 4 years ago
What Is the Purpose of a Facebow?
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What Is the Purpose of a Facebow?

Many dentists stop using a facebow after dental school. But here's why you should have one in your practice today.

| 4 years ago
If You're Using Hybrid Implant Abutments, Heed This Word of Caution
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If You're Using Hybrid Implant Abutments, Heed This Word of Caution

There are many benefits to using hybrid implant abutments; however, dental clinicians should be cautious and consider these contraindications.

| 4 years ago
Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose
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Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose

Why do implant screws become loose in this day and age? We take a look at the most common reasons and how to avoid them.

| 5 years ago
How to Use an Interdisciplinary Approach for Successful Space Appropriation
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How to Use an Interdisciplinary Approach for Successful Space Appropriation

The process of obtaining the correct spacing of teeth can be one of the most difficult clinical situations. But this may be your key to success.

| 5 years ago