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Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations
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Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 1 year ago
Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!
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Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!

This case is an important example of the fact that radiographs only tell some of the story when it comes to restorations.

| 1 year ago
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
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Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.

| 1 year ago
3 Tips for Talking to Your Patients About Esthetics
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3 Tips for Talking to Your Patients About Esthetics

Discussing esthetics with your patients can sometimes be a little tricky - here are some tips for having the best discussion possible.

| 1 year ago
Need Smoother Preps?
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Need Smoother Preps?

This article will help you make the smoothest preparations possible for better indirect restorations.

| 1 year ago
Less Is More: Building Functional Esthetics on a Budget
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Less Is More: Building Functional Esthetics on a Budget

Top-notch esthetic treatment and better patient outcomes start with a 'big picture' mindset and selecting the right restorative materials.

| 1 year ago
Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?
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Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?

This article describes the category of the adult population that may be edentulous and strategies for those patients that may include dentures.

| 1 year ago
Ideal Position of the Central Incisor
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Ideal Position of the Central Incisor

This article describes how to utilize concepts involving Facially Generated Treatment Planning to determine the ideal position of the central incisor.

| 1 year ago
The Two Rules of Subgingival Margin Placement
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The Two Rules of Subgingival Margin Placement

Dr. Frank Spear explains the two essential rules to placing subgingival margins.

| 1 year ago
Why Do I Need A Facebow?
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Why Do I Need A Facebow?

This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.

| 1 year ago
Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I

In this article, Frank Spear breaks down the first steps to successfully seating porcelain veneers.

| 1 year ago
The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You
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The Duchenne Smile and What It Means To You

As smile artists, dentists must understand the full benefits and impacts of the attractive smiles we're creating for our patients.

| 1 year ago