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How to Use Preexisting Implants in Redesigning a Full-Arch Reconstruction
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How to Use Preexisting Implants in Redesigning a Full-Arch Reconstruction

Learn how to deal with preexisting implants and/or their restorations and decide if, and when, they can be serviceable for the forthcoming phase of treatment.

| 2 weeks ago
Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants
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Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Dr. Jeff Bonk provides a dental re-care appointment protocol for evaluating and managing occlusal forces on dental implants.

| 2 months ago
Using a Laser for Implant Uncovery
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Using a Laser for Implant Uncovery

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay to see how a laser removes soft tissue formed over a dental implant cover screw.

| 3 months ago
The Lab’s Perspective on Digital Workflow for Restorative Dentists
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The Lab’s Perspective on Digital Workflow for Restorative Dentists

In this Q&A, Arizona-based dental lab owner Derek Anderson shares his take on digital dentistry and how dentists can improve their digital workflow.

| 6 months ago
Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site
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Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay on how to address an immediate implant placement and fabrication of a definitive ceramic restoration of a maxillary...

| 7 months ago
Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?
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Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?

The decision on the definitive implant abutment selection should be a collaboration between the dentist and the dental lab technician.

| 8 months ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Mandibular Molar Site
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Mandibular Molar Site

Follow this visual essay for a step-by-step technique for placing an immediate implant in a mandibular molar site with simultaneous bone graft.

| 9 months ago
Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants
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Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental patient demand for metal-free alternative to titanium has increased, and zirconia implants are now expected to capture about 10% of the...

| 10 months ago
When to Use Zirconia Abutments
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When to Use Zirconia Abutments

How do you decide when to use zirconia abutments? Learn about two conditions to consider for selection.

| 1 year ago
Implant Crowns – Cement, Screw or Both?
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Implant Crowns – Cement, Screw or Both?

Discover when to use a screw- or cement-retained implant crown for dental restorations.

| 1 year ago
Implant Risk Factors - Are You Asking the Right Questions?
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Implant Risk Factors - Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Discover the risk factors associated with implant failure and the importance of discussing possible complications with patients.

| 1 year ago
‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration
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‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration

The restorative challenges associated with screw-retained restorations can be solved by designing the implant in two pieces.

| 1 year ago