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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.

| 7 months 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.

| 10 months ago
Veneer Preparations: When to Break Interproximal Contact
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Veneer Preparations: When to Break Interproximal Contact

Here are three clinical situations in which it is necessary to break interproximal contact.

| 1 year ago
Veneer Preparations: Advantages/Disadvantages of Breaking Interproximal Contact
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Veneer Preparations: Advantages/Disadvantages of Breaking Interproximal Contact

Should you or shouldn't you break interproximal contact? We examine that question in this article.

| 2 years 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.

| 2 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.

| 2 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.

| 2 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.

| 2 years ago
The 'Can Opener' Technique
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The 'Can Opener' Technique

Coming into Dr. Spear's practice in the late 90s exposed me to a variety of implant restorations – a large number of which had been in place for...

| 4 years ago
Understanding Cement-Retained Implant Restorations
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Understanding Cement-Retained Implant Restorations

In a previous article I discussed the advantages and disadvantages of both screw-retained and cement-retained implant restorations. Although I have...

| 4 years ago