Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.Steve Ratcliff | 5 years ago ›
A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.Steve Ratcliff | 7 years ago ›
This is a patient who after several years of procrastinating has decided to move forward with treatment. The deciding factor for her was recurrent decay...Steve Ratcliff | 7 years ago ›
I am not a dentist who chooses to use an in-office milling system. It just doesn't make sense for my small practice and low volume of patients. Yet, I...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
You Only Treat What You See...
Consider this patient who did exactly what her dentist suggested; she cracked her lower left second molar and it split in half and had to be extracted....Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
Restorations: Do They Need to Be Redone?
I have distinct memories of hearing lectures on the rationale for redoing restorations that included marginal leakage and stain as an indication to redo...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
I've been working on a case with my world-class ceramist, Matt Roberts, for the past month. It is a case that will require some pink porcelain or composite...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
This is a follow-up to Frank's article entitled, Oh Wow, That is BAD! This patient had orthodontic treatment at the age of 35. Since I didn't...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
We all know that providing our lab with images of shade tabs against adjacent teeth helps them to produce the best possible results for our patients....Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
If you remember your occlusion course from dental school, you probably remember being taught that contacts should be cusp tip to marginal ridge or cusp...Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›
Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?
Over the years I've had my share of patients who came in with destroyed dentitions that I had no idea how to treat....Steve Ratcliff | 8 years ago ›