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Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment

Learn a step-by-step technique for more confidence in your placement of a Straumann BLX implant with a personalized healing abutment fabricated with flowable...

| 3 months ago
The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig
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The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

Dr. Mitrani's visual essay outlines steps to understand materials and techniques to fabricate a plaster verification jig.

| 4 months ago
Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers
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Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers

Utilizing laser to remove ceramic veneers degrades the bonding interface with hydrolysis of the water in the resin cement, leading to easy removal.

| 8 months ago
4 Ways to Use Plumber's Tape in Your Dental Practice
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4 Ways to Use Plumber's Tape in Your Dental Practice

Call it plumber's tape, PTFE tape or thread seal tape, dentists should keep this in their armamentarium.

| 1 year ago
Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 2)
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Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 2)

This article continues Dr. Mitrani's discussion of full-arch prostheses by explaining the use of analog- and CAD/CAM generated guides.

| 1 year ago
Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 1)
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Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 1)

In our 'restorative-driven implant era,' digital surgical guides are key tools to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning.

| 2 years ago
Lip, Tooth, Ridge Classification Part 3: Space and Tissue Deficiencies
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Lip, Tooth, Ridge Classification Part 3: Space and Tissue Deficiencies

This article discusses horizontal and combined defects that must be considered when evaluating and treating the edentulous maxilla.

| 2 years ago