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What To Do With a Gummy Smile

A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.

| 1 year ago
1

Why Do I Need A Facebow?

The short answer is that much of the time you don't. A lot of great single tooth dentistry can be done with quadrant impressions and hinge type articulators. ...

| 2 years ago
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TADs to the Rescue!

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...

| 2 years ago
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CAD/CAM and Planning

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...

| 2 years ago
3

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....

| 2 years ago
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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...

| 2 years ago
1

Implants: How Cool is That?

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...

| 2 years ago
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Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

Do you choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment?

| 3 years ago
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Short Roots

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...

| 3 years ago
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Help Your Lab Help You!

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....

| 3 years ago
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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?

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...

| 3 years ago
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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....

| 3 years ago