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Unraveling the Mysteries of Extensive Tooth Wear: Part II
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Extensive Tooth Wear: Part II

This is a continuation of the discussion of extensive tooth wear from part I, caused by three underlying interconnected conditions, Sleep Bruxism (SB),...

| 6 years ago
Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part II
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Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part II

This is a continuation of the discussion about the patient from Part I that was referred to the office in need of new restorations. As a reminder, at...

| 6 years ago
Unraveling the Mysteries of Extensive Tooth Wear: Part I
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Extensive Tooth Wear: Part I

Extensive tooth wear is often the result of a triad of three underlying interconnected conditions: Sleep Bruxism (SB), Gastroesophageal reflux disease...

| 6 years ago
Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part I
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Managing Failures Due to Pathway Wear: Part I

To continue with my series of articles discussing pathway wear, I'd like to introduce a patient that was referred to the office in need of new restorations....

| 6 years ago
The Beauty of the Custom Incisal Guide Table
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The Beauty of the Custom Incisal Guide Table

In my most recent articles, I've been going over how to treat patients with failed dentition due to pathway wear. As clinicians it's important to...

| 6 years ago
What is the Envelope of Function?
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What is the Envelope of Function?

In recent articles, I've been going over the proper treatment for patients with failed dentition due to pathway wear. As clinicians, it's very important...

| 6 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II

This a continuation of the discussion in part I of some of the philosophies that can be used to determine correct VDO. The foregoing reviews of different...

| 6 years ago
Assessing Occlusal Plane/Midline Cant Problems
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Assessing Occlusal Plane/Midline Cant Problems

At the time you try-in a patient's final restorations, if there is a cant to the occlusal plane or midline, you can follow these steps to assess or...

| 6 years ago
Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]
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Treatment Planning and Sequencing in Patients With Severe Wear [Ed.]

Almost every restorative dentist I know has a set of models sitting on their desk they have looked at multiple times and yet they still don't...

| 6 years ago
How to Make a Custom Incisal Guide Table
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How to Make a Custom Incisal Guide Table

Once the decision is made to make a custom incisal guide table, the following sequence of steps should be followed. Determine if you are going to restore...

| 6 years ago
When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?
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When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?

  A common question asked of me is: 'When should I make or prescribe a custom incisal guide table?' If there is no pathway wear, generally there is not...

| 6 years ago
Determinants of Vertical Dimension
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Determinants of Vertical Dimension

A lesson on vertical dimension. Vertical dimension is the distance between any point on the maxilla and any point on the mandible when the teeth...

| 6 years ago