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Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off
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Where's the Overjet: Why Veneers Are Breaking Off

In this case presentation, we look at treatment options for a dental patient who's veneers keep breaking and popping off. What would you do?

| 3 years ago
You Only Treat What You See...
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You Only Treat What You See...

Consider this patient who did exactly what her dentist suggested; she cracked her lower left second molar and it split in half and had to be extracted....

| 4 years ago
Group Function Isn't a Dirty Word
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Group Function Isn't a Dirty Word

Bilateral canine guidance is great when it is appropriate, but sometimes it just isn't possible. So what happens in these cases? Do the teeth break...

| 5 years ago
Why Are Those Teeth Loose?
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Why Are Those Teeth Loose?

If you remember your occlusion course from dental school, you probably remember being taught that contacts should be cusp tip to marginal ridge or cusp...

| 5 years ago
Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?
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Can Treating Worn Dentition Be This Easy?

              Over the years I've had my share of patients who came in with destroyed dentitions that I had no idea how to treat....

| 5 years ago
Why 'Watching' Might Be Negligent
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Why 'Watching' Might Be Negligent

The image on the left is of a 28-year-old patient I saw for a routine exam. She was unaware that she had any wear on her teeth and also didn't realize...

| 5 years ago
Restoring the Bulimic Patient
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Restoring the Bulimic Patient

Among the challenges of restorative dentistry are erosion cases—and bulimia is part of that group. Bulimic patients, unlike other patients with diseases of...

| 6 years ago
Erosion in Just One Part of the Mouth?
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Erosion in Just One Part of the Mouth?

Some erosive patterns are head scratchers. How does erosion occur in just one part of the mouth? With some bulimic patients, there is more wear on one...

| 6 years ago
Dental Diagnosis of GERD
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Dental Diagnosis of GERD

Continuing our series on erosion and attrition, one of the more common causes of intrinsic erosion is Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD....

| 6 years ago
The Two Types of Erosion
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The Two Types of Erosion

In a previous article I talked about the difference between erosion and attrition. In the next few articles I'll be discussing the different kinds of...

| 6 years ago
Is it Always Wear?
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Is it Always Wear?

I remember many years back my dad telling me that his dentist made him a night guard for his 'grinding habit.' A few years later he underwent a full year of...

| 6 years ago
Is Group Function Really Bad?
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Is Group Function Really Bad?

Most of us have been taught that ideal occlusion means canine guidance, or mutually protected occlusion. In fact, that is the preferred occlusal scheme...

| 6 years ago