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Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Spear's Dr. Jason Smithson shares his technique for masking discolored single anterior restorations using a direct composite resin veneer over an indirect...

| 3 months ago
Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

Management of Uncomplicated Crown Fractures in the Permanent Dentition

With crown fractures and luxation of the permanent dentition the most common injuries, a busy dental office must know how to manage uncomplicated crown...

| 4 months ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Learn Dr. Jason Smithson's go-to protocol for layering direct composite to achieve aesthetic success and functional durability.

| 1 year ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 2

In part two of Dr. Smithson's series, learn why particle abrasion improves bond strengths and longevity for Class IV direct composite restorations.

| 1 year ago
Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

With proper planning and a command for Class IV restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson believes dentists can confidently approach any anterior situation with...

| 1 year ago
Ultra-Conservative Management of the Discolored Tooth
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Ultra-Conservative Management of the Discolored Tooth

Explore a more modern, minimally invasive approach to the discolored non-vital teeth using the 'Modified Walking Bleach' approach.

| 1 year ago
Old Tricks for New Dogs - Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics
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Old Tricks for New Dogs - Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics

Follow this visual essay from Dr. Jason Smithson for tips to address the vertical margin in fixed prosthodontics.

| 1 year ago
Restoration of the Peg Lateral: The Direct Resin Approach

Restoration of the Peg Lateral: The Direct Resin Approach

Using a direct resin, freehand approach to treat a peg lateral tooth can be professionally rewarding for dentists and well received by patients.

| 2 years ago
Lithium Disilicate Resin-Retained Adhesive Bridgework in Fixed Prosthodontics
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Lithium Disilicate Resin-Retained Adhesive Bridgework in Fixed Prosthodontics

Dr. Jason Smithson explains why lithium disilicate resin-retain adhesive bridgework leads to better clinical outcomes and is less expensive or time consuming...

| 2 years ago
Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture
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Finishing Anterior Composite: How to Recreate Natural Enamel Morphology and Texture

Learn step-by-step how to finish and polish anterior composite restorations to look like natural tooth enamel.

| 2 years ago
Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations
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Form Follows Function: A Guide to Creating Highly Esthetic, Adjustment-Free Class 1 Restorations

What can dentists learn from architecture? Learn how the concept of form and function can be used to create esthetic restorations.

| 2 years ago