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Cementation of Full-contour Zirconia Restorations
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Cementation of Full-contour Zirconia Restorations

Learn more about full-contour zirconia restorations in our latest article.

| 4 years ago
Using an Implant Abutment Placement Jig
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Using an Implant Abutment Placement Jig

Here is a simple and effective way to place an implant abutment intraorally.

| 4 years ago
Why Do e.max Crowns Fracture?
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Why Do e.max Crowns Fracture?

e.max crown fractures may be rare, but they do happen. Here's why.

| 4 years ago
Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Can Fracture!
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Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Can Fracture!

Even though monolithic zirconia restorations are very hard with a flexural strength ranging from 900 to 1200 mpa, that doesn't mean that...

| 5 years ago
Ceramic Restorations: Predictable Adjusting and Polishing
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Ceramic Restorations: Predictable Adjusting and Polishing

Learn the steps for adjusting and polishing ceramic restorations.

| 5 years ago
Ceramic Restorations: Why Do They Break?
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Ceramic Restorations: Why Do They Break?

All ceramic restorations can break, even IPS e.max lithium disilicate, which has a flexural strength of 400 mPa. The two most common reasons for ceramic...

| 6 years ago
The Infamous Single Central
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The Infamous Single Central

Fabricating an indirect restoration for a single maxillary central incisor is the most challenging and frustrating treatment the dental team can provide...

| 6 years ago
Can You Use a Diagnostic Wax-Up When Phasing Treatment?
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Can You Use a Diagnostic Wax-Up When Phasing Treatment?

Here are some steps to using a diagnostic wax-up when phasing dental treatment.

| 6 years ago
Fabricating Surgical Guides for Esthetic Crown-Lengthening Procedures
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Fabricating Surgical Guides for Esthetic Crown-Lengthening Procedures

There are two types of surgical guides I recommend for surgical crown-lengthening procedures: an overlay guide or a copyplast stent. An overlay guide...

| 6 years ago
When You Torque the Implant Abutment Screw
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When You Torque the Implant Abutment Screw

Have you ever been concerned that when you torque the implant abutment screw at the time of final abutment placement, the implant itself may rotate and...

| 6 years ago
Antioxidant Regimen for Restorative Dentistry
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Antioxidant Regimen for Restorative Dentistry

The previous two articles in this series described the basic science of oxidative stress, antioxidants and their influence on wound healing. This article...

| 7 years ago
When to Use Triple Tray Impressions [Ed.]
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When to Use Triple Tray Impressions [Ed.]

After a previous article, there was a question posed to me about the accuracy of using triple tray impressions. Using triple tray impressions for...

| 7 years ago