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Concerns of Placing Margins Subgingivally
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Concerns of Placing Margins Subgingivally

Placement of the margin supragingival, equigingival or subgingival is a decision that must be based on the situation. Some restorative situations require...

| 5 years ago
The Ins and Outs of Gingival Margins
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The Ins and Outs of Gingival Margins

One of the most common procedures in the dental practice is the preparation of teeth for full crown restorations. As common as it is, a step in this procedure...

| 5 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 deal with...

| 5 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...

| 5 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...

| 5 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...

| 5 years ago
How to Create an Ovate Pontic
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How to Create an Ovate Pontic

The goal of an ovate pontic treatment is to create a natural appearance. The following steps will guide you to an ideal result.

| 5 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...

| 5 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.

| 5 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...

| 5 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...

| 5 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 patients...

| 5 years ago