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Triple Tray Trouble
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Triple Tray Trouble

This article describes the benefit of using a triple tray for impressions, but also discusses the one instance when a triple tray can present a problem.

| 5 years ago
Removing Ceramic Veneers With a Laser: Part 2
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Removing Ceramic Veneers With a Laser: Part 2

  Fig. 1 Click here to read Part One of this series. If you haven't noticed, we are now in an age of dentistry that praises 'conservation...

| 5 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...

| 5 years ago
Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement
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Possible Risk Factor for Implant Placement

When it comes to looking at the possibility of implant placement, there are several things that we must consider, from the implant site itself to our...

| 5 years ago
Loose Implant Restorations
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Loose Implant Restorations

As we know in the world of dentistry today implants are becoming increasingly prevalent. And while they are a great option for tooth replacement, they...

| 5 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...

| 5 years ago
Got Tissue Issues?
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Got Tissue Issues?

When your implant abutment or crown/bridge framework on an implant won't seat, chances are it's a tissue issue. When you seat your provisional abutments and...

| 5 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....

| 5 years ago
Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site
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Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site

The following technique is something I discovered that works very well for maintaining the tissue shape on an implant site when lab work is being done...

| 5 years ago
Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar
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Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Fixed hybrid prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular arch.  This...

| 5 years ago
Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture
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Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Have you been through the experience of constructing an immediate denture where the patient returned from surgery with an overly prominent display of...

| 6 years ago
Implants: How Cool is That?
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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...

| 6 years ago