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Achieving Soft Tissue Development in the Anterior

Discover how to achieve soft tissue support around an implant in the anterior using digital dentistry.

| 1 month ago
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Just the Basics Please, Part I: Implant Parts and Pieces 101

Part 1 in a series of articles by Dr. Jeff Lineberry to help dentists feel more comfortable about dental...

| 2 months ago
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Implant Tissue Development in the Posterior with Digital Dentistry

Did you know you can achieve soft tissue support around an implant in the posterior with digital dentistry? Here's how.

| 2 months ago
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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 months ago
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Simple Implant Surgical Guides and Implant Mapping

Even in the age of digital dentistry, analog concepts like implant surgical guides and mapping are necessary. Here's how they'll help you succeed.

| 2 months ago
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Dealing with a Damaged Implant

When treating damaged implants, are you asking the right 'whys'?

| 3 months ago
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A Primer on Locator Abutments for Implant Overdentures

Here's a quick look at the benefits and complications surrounding the use of a locator abutment.

| 3 months ago
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'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions

We compare and contrast closed tray and open tray implant impressions.

| 4 months ago
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3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws

Learn the causes of broken implant abutment screws, as well as three ways to remove them.

| 4 months ago
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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.

| 6 months ago
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Pontic Design Considerations: A Comprehensive Review

Pontic shape types, design principles, modifications - and communicating with your lab about all of this - is covered in this thorough review of pontic...

| 7 months ago
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Best Practices for Presenting the Immediate Fixed Hybrid Case

Immediate fixed hybrid treatment can be overwhelming when first presented to patients. Here are some tips on helping your patients see the benefits of...

| 8 months ago