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Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

This Visual technique guide shows you how to transfer pontic site gingival topography to your lab for esthetic success with full arch implant supported...

| 1 month ago
Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

A clinical case study of the fabrication and use of the incisal edge guide and how it can improve communication with a dental laboratory technician and...

| 2 months ago
A Primer on Soft Denture Liners
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A Primer on Soft Denture Liners

We offer a comprehensive look at soft denture liners, from the categories of liners to adhesion research.

| 3 months ago
Optimizing Occlusal Contours of a Full Arch Immediately Loaded Provisional Prosthesis

Optimizing Occlusal Contours of a Full Arch Immediately Loaded Provisional Prosthesis

Two techniques to rebuild occlusal contours and facilitate occlusal reconstruction of a full arch implant-supported solution.

| 3 months ago
PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

Today's patients are very much aware of dentistry and its benefits to oral health. This greater engagement has led to our patients asking more questions...

| 3 months ago
Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

Novaloc Overdenture System: A New Approach To Low-Profile Attachments

While creating a new upper and lower overdenture definitive restoration, I identified many scenarios where a Straumann Novaloc attachment system could...

| 4 months ago
Top 6 Methods for Managing Gagging Patients

Top 6 Methods for Managing Gagging Patients

Dr. Jeff Lineberry lists his top 6 methods for managing patients who have a hyperactive gag...

| 4 months ago
10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep
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10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep

Dr. Lineberry teaches 10 essential steps to preparing posterior crowns that can help any dentist make the process quick, predictable, and...

| 5 months ago
A Guide to Anterior Open Bites
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A Guide to Anterior Open Bites

Dr. Frank Spear discusses the causes of anterior open bites and how to diagnose them.

| 5 months ago
The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

Custom anterior guide tables are the key to achieving more predictability for indirect restorations. Dr. Jeff Bonk explains why and how to use them.

| 5 months ago
Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

Restorative Space for Locators – How Much is Enough?

Dr. Doug Benting explores the vertical and horizontal space considerations for Locator assisted or supported removable prostheses.

| 6 months ago
Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Planning the Class IV: Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 3

Learn Dr. Jason Smithson's go-to protocol for layering direct composite to achieve aesthetic success and functional durability.

| 9 months ago