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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...

| 11 months 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.

| 11 months 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
Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors
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Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors

This article discusses the benefits and considerations to keep in mind when replacing maxillary lateral incisors using resin-bonded fixed partial dentures.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago
Lab Communication: Shade and Surface Texture
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Lab Communication: Shade and Surface Texture

Learn why photography is the most effective way of communicating shade and surface texture to your lab technicians.

| 1 year ago
Milled vs. Waxed-and-Pressed Restorations: Which Is Better?
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Milled vs. Waxed-and-Pressed Restorations: Which Is Better?

Do milled or waxed-and-pressed restorations fit better? We look at the evidence.

| 1 year 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.

| 2 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.

| 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
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.

| 3 years ago