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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 months 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...

| 4 months ago
Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth
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Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth

When ankylosis is diagnosed in a child, certain factors are even more important to evaluate prior to making the treatment decision.

| 9 months ago
Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations
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Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations

This article discusses potential etiologies and diagnostic practices for ankylosed teeth.

| 10 months 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 2 years ago
Anterior e.max Restorations: Design Considerations
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Anterior e.max Restorations: Design Considerations

Do you ever specify to the technician how you want an anterior e.max restoration designed? From an esthetic standpoint, I generally want my anterior ceramic...

| 2 years ago
Removing Ceramic Veneers With a Laser: Part 2
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Removing Ceramic Veneers With a Laser: Part 2

  Fig. 1 Click here to read Part One of this series. If you haven't noticed, we are now in an age of dentistry that praises 'conservation...

| 3 years ago
Removing Ceramic Veneers With a Laser: Part 1
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Removing Ceramic Veneers With a Laser: Part 1

One of the more difficult things that we often encounter as restorative dentists is removing ceramic veneer restorations.  The goal is to remove the veneer...

| 3 years ago
Treatment Decisions: To Remove or To Retain?
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Treatment Decisions: To Remove or To Retain?

Imagine if this was your patient and he was presenting to your office for a second opinion on treatment. What would you?  This 18-year-old patient presents...

| 3 years ago
The Impact From the Hygiene Operatory on Composite Restorations: Part I
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The Impact From the Hygiene Operatory on Composite Restorations: Part I

Before and after a composite restoration. As clinicians, we spend a considerable amount of time placing composite restorations that strive to re-create...

| 3 years ago
The Occlusal Plane Guide
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The Occlusal Plane Guide

When communicating the desired tooth position to the dental technician for a diagnostic wax-up, the more accurate and detailed the information provided...

| 3 years ago