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When to Use Triple Tray Impressions
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When to Use Triple Tray Impressions

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

| 7 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Posterior Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Posterior Cases

This article will be the first in a series that discusses what your laboratory needs to know in order to produce the best outcome for your patients....

| 7 years ago
Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations [Part II]
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Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations [Part II]

In my last article I provided some background information on zirconia full-contour restorations. This week I'll discuss indications and contraindications...

| 7 years ago
Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations
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Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations

It seems like whenever I am with a group of dentists discussing the latest and greatest advances in dental technology there are a lot of questions about...

| 7 years ago
The Importance of Incisal and Occlusal Planes
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The Importance of Incisal and Occlusal Planes

To achieve the most ideal esthetic and functional outcome for the patient, the goal in virtually all dental therapies is to level the incisal and occlusal...

| 7 years ago
Shade Change or Adjustment Requests for the Laboratory
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Shade Change or Adjustment Requests for the Laboratory

In esthetically critical situations, there may be a need to modify the final shade of a restoration.

| 7 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...

| 7 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.

| 7 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...

| 7 years ago
Predictably Marking Tight Restorative Interdental Contacts
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Predictably Marking Tight Restorative Interdental Contacts

When trying in an indirect restoration, a tight interdental contact may need to be marked and adjusted. Using the traditional technique of using articulating...

| 7 years ago
Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments
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Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments

I am frequently asked why occlusal and interproximal contacts of single tooth restorations commonly need more adjusting than multiple tooth restorations....

| 7 years ago
Achieving Natural Esthetics: Optical Properties, Part 1
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Achieving Natural Esthetics: Optical Properties, Part 1

It's an article worth a second look. World-class clinician Dr. Robert Winter delves into the science that creates the beauty of natural-looking anterior...

| 8 years ago