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How to Prevent and Manage Bonded Contacts
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How to Prevent and Manage Bonded Contacts

With the increased use of bonded all-ceramic materials in dentistry today, particularly in the posterior, one frustration I hear repeatedly from my fellow...

| 8 years ago
Shade Evaluation of All-Ceramic Restorations at Try-In
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Shade Evaluation of All-Ceramic Restorations at Try-In

Accurate shade evaluation is critical to the success of a case. When opaque restorations such as porcelain fused-to-metal crowns are fabricated, the shade...

| 8 years ago
Acid Etching of Ceramic Before Bonding
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Acid Etching of Ceramic Before Bonding

Learn more about acid etching ceramic restorations prior to bonding.

| 8 years ago
Create a Great Impression and Reduce Stress
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Create a Great Impression and Reduce Stress

I was treating a patient recently and came across a common problem. Fortunately, I already had a solution based on trial and error. When...

| 8 years ago
It's the Simple Things That Matter
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It's the Simple Things That Matter

As we see patients day in and day out, we focus on keeping our margins smooth and restorations looking and fitting exquisitely. We ensure their comfort...

| 8 years ago
Feldspathic Vs. Pressable Ceramic Veneers
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Feldspathic Vs. Pressable Ceramic Veneers

I often say there is no one size fits all solution in dental material selection. Of course there are certain materials that have multiple uses based...

| 8 years ago
What Causes Degradation?
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What Causes Degradation?

Failure of adhesive dentistry due to bond degradation is a primary concern for all restorative dentists. Understanding the reasons and processes...

| 8 years ago
Are the New Universal Bonding Agents the Answer?
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Are the New Universal Bonding Agents the Answer?

We have all hoped for better, easier and more complete bonding adhesives, and generations of adhesives have claimed to get us there. Some have...

| 8 years ago
Clinical Tips for Polishing Ceramics: e.max and Zirconia
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Clinical Tips for Polishing Ceramics: e.max and Zirconia

Adjusting occlusal contacts is frequently required at the time of try-in and/or post-insertion. If there is a minor occlusal adjustment needed, my suggestion is...

| 8 years ago
Is Amalgam Dead?
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Is Amalgam Dead?

I'm getting ready to go down to our clinic in Guatemala and some of my questions for our team were about amalgam. Do we have it there, what kind is...

| 8 years ago
How to Manage Bleeding Tissue
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How to Manage Bleeding Tissue

The issue of inflamed tissue and bleeding is one of the most frustrating parts of making impressions in restorative dentistry. There are a number...

| 8 years ago
Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations
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Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations

A recent article by Dr. Gary DeWood, 'Attack of the Collagen Eaters,' created a very interesting discussion and led me to revisit my bonding checklist. As...

| 8 years ago