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Screw-Retained Restorations With Off-Angle Implants
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Screw-Retained Restorations With Off-Angle Implants

Check out these tips and techniques for ensuring esthetic screw-retained abutments.

| 3 months ago
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
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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.

| 1 year ago
Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!
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Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!

Dr. Steve Ratcliff uses current literature to discuss the changing options for edentulous patients, including implants, hybrids and overdentures.

| 2 years ago
What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?
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What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?

All-ceramic one-piece implants may be a controversial development, but there is evidence to show they may be a useful option.

| 2 years ago
Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step
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Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step

Implant planning has become more sophisticated in recent years. Following these 10 steps will...

| 3 years ago
Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations
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Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

We focus on cemented restorations - when and why to use it as well as best practices.

| 3 years ago
Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success
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Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success

Dr. Steve Ratcliff shares how ongoing implant maintenance is the key to long-term implant success.

| 3 years ago
Who gets to decide where the implants go?
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Who gets to decide where the implants go?

In today's article, Dr. Steve Ratcliff answers the question, 'Who decides where dental implants go – specialists, GPs or both?'

| 3 years ago
Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story
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Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story

Dentistry is never static, however, the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning are timeless. What changes is not the principle but the understanding...

| 3 years ago
TADs to the Rescue!
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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...

| 3 years ago
CAD/CAM and Planning
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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...

| 4 years ago
You Only Treat What You See...
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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....

| 4 years ago