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Risks of Total-Etch Systems
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Risks of Total-Etch Systems

The topic of dental adhesives has consistently complicated the world of dentistry for quite some time. Newer generations of both self-etch and total-etch...

| 8 years ago
Minimizing Alteration in Soft Tissue Esthetics
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Minimizing Alteration in Soft Tissue Esthetics

The loss of an anterior tooth quickly creates an esthetic dilemma with the soft tissues. In restorative dentistry it's critical to be able to...

| 8 years ago
How to Root Bank
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How to Root Bank

Root banking is not a very common procedure when treating patients that have lost an anterior tooth. In a really esthetically-concerned patient, it's...

| 8 years ago
Facial Proportion and Profile
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Facial Proportion and Profile

A single plan that creates a beautiful smile for everyone simply does not exist. When treating patients for esthetics, you have to individualize your...

| 8 years ago
What Causes Degradation?
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What Causes Degradation?

Failure of adhesive dentistry due to bond degradation is a primary concern for all restorative dentists. Understanding the reasons and processes...

| 8 years ago
Getting to Know Papillae
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Getting to Know Papillae

Papillae have been an intense area of focus of dental researchers for decades. Black triangles create fear in restorative dentists because most of us...

| 8 years ago
Alignment Showdown: Orthodontics Vs. Restorative Dentistry
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Alignment Showdown: Orthodontics Vs. Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentists have been conflicted for quite some time over when to use orthodontics or restorative dentistry when esthetically treating their...

| 8 years ago
Essential Esthetic Enquiries
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Essential Esthetic Enquiries

The factors you need to find out from your patient who is seeking esthetic treatment.

| 8 years ago
How to Diagnose a Gummy Smile with Crown-Length Problems
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How to Diagnose a Gummy Smile with Crown-Length Problems

In a recent article, we revealed the seven possible etiologies that can cause a gummy smile. In patients with short anterior teeth, only three of those...

| 8 years ago
The Three Goals of Equilibration
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The Three Goals of Equilibration

One of the most confusing areas of dentistry is the concept of altering a patient's natural occlusion through equilibration. To fully understand...

| 8 years ago
Thinking Outside the Box: Orthodontic Substitution
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Thinking Outside the Box: Orthodontic Substitution

In certain cases with young patients, traditional therapy can be inadequate or even impossible. In a recent article, I discussed the autotransplantation...

| 8 years ago
Thinking Outside the Box: Autotransplantation
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Thinking Outside the Box: Autotransplantation

Sometimes our job hands us tooth replacement cases in which traditional treatment therapy is either inadequate or impossible. For instance, young...

| 8 years ago