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Antioxidants and Wound Healing
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Antioxidants and Wound Healing

Last week you were introduced to the process of oxidative stress and the how it is a factor in the development of multiple chronic inflammatory diseases. ...

| 7 years ago
Oxidative Stress and the Use of Antioxidants in Dentistry [Part I]
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Oxidative Stress and the Use of Antioxidants in Dentistry [Part I]

Over the next several weeks, I'm going to present information on oxidative stress and the use of natural topical antioxidants to promote oral homeostasis,...

| 7 years ago
Clinical Sequence of Steps in Relining Provisional Shell Restorations
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Clinical Sequence of Steps in Relining Provisional Shell Restorations

In a previous article I discussed the three options in fabricating a provisional shell restoration. This type of provisional is best suited for full...

| 7 years ago
Saving Time With Shell Provisional Restorations
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Saving Time With Shell Provisional Restorations

Having a set of shell provisional restorations fabricated pre-treatment, can save significant chair time for you and your patient. It is best to make...

| 7 years ago
Assessing Occlusal Plane/Midline Cant Problems
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Assessing Occlusal Plane/Midline Cant Problems

At the time you try-in a patient's final restorations, if there is a cant to the occlusal plane or midline, you can follow these steps to assess or...

| 7 years ago
How to Make a Custom Incisal Guide Table
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How to Make a Custom Incisal Guide Table

Once the decision is made to make a custom incisal guide table, the following sequence of steps should be followed. Determine if you are going to restore...

| 7 years ago
Which is the Best Ingot or Block for Anterior Monolithic Restorations?
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Which is the Best Ingot or Block for Anterior Monolithic Restorations?

Maybe neither! The choice of ingot depends on:  • The esthetic quality of the prepared tooth. • If you are doing multiple preparations,...

| 7 years ago
Are Preparation Shades and Descriptions Needed for Posterior Teeth?
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Are Preparation Shades and Descriptions Needed for Posterior Teeth?

The answer is: Yes! Most technicians and dentists rely on all-ceramic restorations to achieve the desired esthetic and functional outcome. If a metal-ceramic...

| 7 years ago
The Keys to Prep Shade Communication
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The Keys to Prep Shade Communication

To improve the outcome predictability of an all-ceramic veneer or crown, I highly recommend clearly communicating the appearance of the prepared tooth....

| 7 years ago
Pink Ceramic Vs. Pink Composite for Soft Tissue Simulation
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Pink Ceramic Vs. Pink Composite for Soft Tissue Simulation

There is the need at times to simulate soft tissue with artificial materials because of ridge or papillae deficiencies. One of the goals of the restorative...

| 7 years ago
Simulating Gingival Tissue With Pink Ceramic in Fixed Prosthesis
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Simulating Gingival Tissue With Pink Ceramic in Fixed Prosthesis

  The ideal treatment to address soft tissue defects is through the use of a graft. Using pink ceramic should be the clinician's last resort; however,...

| 7 years ago
Understanding Overlap Buccal Cusps
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Understanding Overlap Buccal Cusps

  When veneering maxillary posterior teeth for esthetic reasons such as widening the buccal corridor or making significant color changes, I recommend...

| 7 years ago