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A Digital Approach to Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

A Digital Approach to Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

Using a case study example, Dr. Darin Dichter walks through the three main components of a digital approach to occlusal appliance fabrication.

| 1 week ago
The Essential Elements of Occlusal Appliance Fabrication
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The Essential Elements of Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

Spear's Dr. Darin Ditcher explains the essential elements of occlusal appliance fabrication and the analog options for transferring information to the...

| 1 month ago
Lingualized Occlusion and the Edentulous Patient

Lingualized Occlusion and the Edentulous Patient

Dr. Doug Benting explains the goals and key features of lingualized occlusion, an occlusal design option for edentulous patients wanting complete dentures.

| 5 months ago
The Importance of Occlusal Analysis in Condylar Seating

The Importance of Occlusal Analysis in Condylar Seating

An occlusal analysis is a comprehensive way to determine if the proposed treatment plan may destabilize the existing maximum intercuspation and a new...

| 5 months ago
Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars
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Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars

In most cases, tooth wear and tooth fracture result from mechanical overload at the tooth level because of uneven occlusal force distribution. So why...

| 6 months ago
Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL): Causes and Contributing Factors

Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL): Causes and Contributing Factors

This write up from Dr. Melissa Seibert challenges the abfraction theory and reviews the many contributing factors to non-carious cervical lesions.

| 7 months ago
Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement

Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement

While disk repairs are the preferred option to restore normal joint anatomy, it may not be possible with the amount of soft- or hard-tissue deformation....

| 7 months ago
A Guide to Anterior Open Bites
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A Guide to Anterior Open Bites

Dr. Frank Spear discusses the causes of anterior open bites and how to diagnose them.

| 11 months ago