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Socket Preservation 101: What Works?
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Socket Preservation 101: What Works?

Once we realize that a tooth is going to be lost, there are a variety of methods and materials to help with socket preservation.

| 1 year ago
Using Digital Guides to Replace a Missing Tooth with an Implant
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Using Digital Guides to Replace a Missing Tooth with an Implant

Precise placement and exact execution are critical to a successful implant-based restoration. Learn how to utilize digital surgical guides to ensure a...

| 1 year ago
Just the Basics Please, Part I: Implant Parts and Pieces 101
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Just the Basics Please, Part I: Implant Parts and Pieces 101

Part 1 in a series of articles by Dr. Jeff Lineberry to help dentists feel more comfortable about dental...

| 2 years ago
Implant Size: Does It Matter, and How Big IS Enough?
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Implant Size: Does It Matter, and How Big IS Enough?

The next time you see limited bone and think that there is not enough bone or that it won't work because the implants will be too small, you may want...

| 3 years ago
Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement
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Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement

When it comes to looking at the possibility of implant placement, there are several things that we must consider, from the implant site itself to our...

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part III
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Treatment Planning 101: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed what research is showing us about periodontal disease; how it impacts the overall longevity of our patients'...

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part II
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Treatment Planning 101: Part II

In the first article of this series, I began to discuss treatment planning and the importance of knowing how research can and should impact our treatment...

| 4 years ago
To Graft or Not to Graft?
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To Graft or Not to Graft?

Even with advancements in modern dentistry, tooth extraction is still a common procedure that is completed. In some cases, it is the only choice that...

| 4 years ago
Is Food Wreaking Havoc on Your Implants?
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Is Food Wreaking Havoc on Your Implants?

Over the years I have noticed sometimes after placing and restoring implants—especially on lower posterior areas—that the proximal contacts seemed to open up...

| 4 years ago
I've just got to ask why
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I've just got to ask why

As a father, one of the most common questions I get from my two boys is 'Why?' Why this, why that, why me, why now —and the list goes on. Sometimes it's frustrating...

| 7 years ago