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Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants

Whether we're talking about teeth or implants, occlusion can be a tricky thing. So in this article we highlight their key differences in regards to occlusion...

| 1 year ago
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An Insidious Yet Often Missed Dental Wear Pattern

Dr. John Carson discusses pathway wear and considerations for treatment.

| 1 year ago
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Doctor, Why Does This Temporary Keep Coming Off?

When the patient handed me the temporary, I noticed that while it seem thick enough, not only was it not on, it was also cracked – which of course...

| 1 year ago
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Getting The “Sharpness” Right on Your Restorations

Have you ever had a patient say they have a hard time chewing, yet their teeth are clearly making contact? Maybe they even said their teeth are not 'sharp'...

| 2 years ago
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4 Tips to Decrease Occlusion Confusion

We all know that occlusion plays a big role in the longevity of not only our patients' teeth but also any restorations that we provide for them.

| 2 years ago
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A Tip to Increase Wear Time of an Anterior Appliance

As it is taught in as taught in Spear's Occlusion workshop, partial coverage appliances like NTIs and anterior bite planes can be wonderful appliances...

| 2 years ago
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Creating Models and Restorations Without Impressions

Wouldn't it be great if we could get all of our dentistry done without ever taking impressions? I think most of us are nodding yes right now.

| 2 years ago
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But Doc, Can’t You Just Fix My Broken Tooth?

While we all want to help patients in this situation as quickly as possible, it is important to ask ourselves what caused the broken tooth. In this particular...

| 2 years ago
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Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up

Generally for me, all complex cases start with a diagnostic wax-up. Once this wax-up is done, I can base my preparations and provisionals off of this...

| 2 years ago
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Managing Patients With Multiple Bites

Have you ever had a patient ask you which one of their bites you want when you ask them to close? If so, you know that if there is any restorative work...

| 2 years ago
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Can We Be Too Accurate With Bite Records?

Over the years the accuracy we are able to achieve in dentistry has greatly increased. While in most cases the more accurate we can be the better, there...

| 3 years ago
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Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?

In a previous article I talked about tips for consistent models. While good models are of critical importance so is putting them in an articulator...

| 3 years ago