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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
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
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
Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts
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Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts

A simple aligner tray closure technique is a game-changer for managing open posterior contacts. Learn how to resolve a common patient complaint in a practical...

| 10 months ago
Technique for 'Cementing' and Retaining Conservative Ceramic Onlay Provisionals
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Technique for 'Cementing' and Retaining Conservative Ceramic Onlay Provisionals

Learn more about how indirect partial coverage ceramic restorations are becoming a mainstay of conservative restorative dental procedures.

| 1 year ago
Impression Pearls: Obtaining Successful and Predictable Indirect Restorative Outcomes
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Impression Pearls: Obtaining Successful and Predictable Indirect Restorative Outcomes

Dr. Jeff Bonk shares three impression techniques to obtain clear preparation margins for predictable and successful indirect restorative outcomes.

| 1 year ago
A Guide to Pre-Prep Diagnostic Mock-Ups

A Guide to Pre-Prep Diagnostic Mock-Ups

A guide to help dentists incorporate pre-preparation recontouring prior to mock-up placement when the diagnostic wax-up requires reduction and addition...

| 1 year ago
Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction

Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction

Learn a minimal invasive and cost-effective secret in obtaining predictable and efficient preparation margins that give adequate tissue retraction for...

| 1 year ago
The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template
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The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template

Discover the benefits and pitfalls of employing the 'Trial Smile' overlay template and how this simple, convenient, and non-invasive tool can provide...

| 2 years ago
4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

Learn how to select between zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns — a common issue that's addressed in Spear's 'Restorative Design'...

| 2 years ago
Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’
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Predictable Ceramic Veneer Margins - Eliminate Unsupported Enamel with ‘Tornado Technique’

The 'Tornado Technique' provides a solid visual image for clinically preparing interproximal veneer margins in a strategic and effective manner.

| 2 years ago
A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

Dr. Bonk describes an implant impression technique that provides for definitive observation of the integrity of the hex.

| 2 years ago