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Material Selection for the Worn Dentition: Posterior Restorations
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Material Selection for the Worn Dentition: Posterior Restorations

Discover how to select the optimal material for worn dentition restorations.

| 3 months ago
‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration
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‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration

The restorative challenges associated with screw-retained restorations can be solved by designing the implant in two pieces.

| 6 months ago
Internal Bleaching of the Dark Tooth
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Internal Bleaching of the Dark Tooth

With updates to dental materials and recent technique changes, restoring dark teeth in the esthetic zone is more low-risk than you might think.

| 7 months ago
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...

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years 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.

| 2 years ago