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Phasing the Definitive Restorative Procedures
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Phasing the Definitive Restorative Procedures

Systematic treatment planning can help a dentist save time and avoid frustration. Here is the five-phase key to success.

| 3 years ago
Treatment Planning and Outcome-based Preparation Design: 5 Requirements for a Successful Result
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Treatment Planning and Outcome-based Preparation Design: 5 Requirements for a Successful Result

Dr. Bob Winter delivers a 5-step plan for successful outcome-based preparation design.

| 3 years ago
Why Is It So Difficult to Match a Single Central Incisor?
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Why Is It So Difficult to Match a Single Central Incisor?

Dr. Bob Winter discusses the difficulties surrounding esthetics and the restoration of maxillary central incisors.

| 3 years ago
Best Practices for Re-establishing Occlusal Anatomy
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Best Practices for Re-establishing Occlusal Anatomy

Dr. Bob Winter shares tips and best practices for re-establishing occlusal anatomy after intra-oral occlusal adjustment.

| 3 years ago
10 Factors That Will Influence Anterior Preparation Design, Part II
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10 Factors That Will Influence Anterior Preparation Design, Part II

In Part 1 of this article, the five factors that have the greatest influence on anterior preparation design were discussed. It is now time to review...

| 4 years ago
Factors That Influence Anterior Preparation Design - Part I
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Factors That Influence Anterior Preparation Design - Part I

Since treatment planning is the key to determining the proper preparation design, you must first establish what problems exist.  This means comprehensively...

| 4 years ago
Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Can Fracture!
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Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Can Fracture!

Even though monolithic zirconia restorations are very hard with a flexural strength ranging from 900 to 1200 mpa, that doesn't mean that...

| 4 years ago
Ceramic Restorations: Predictable Adjusting and Polishing
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Ceramic Restorations: Predictable Adjusting and Polishing

Learn the steps for adjusting and polishing ceramic restorations.

| 4 years ago
Ceramic Restorations: Why Do They Break?
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Ceramic Restorations: Why Do They Break?

All ceramic restorations can break, even IPS e.max lithium disilicate, which has a flexural strength of 400 mPa. The two most common reasons for ceramic...

| 4 years ago
The Infamous Single Central
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The Infamous Single Central

Fabricating an indirect restoration for a single maxillary central incisor is the most challenging and frustrating treatment the dental team can provide...

| 5 years ago
Can You Use a Diagnostic Wax-Up When Phasing Treatment?
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Can You Use a Diagnostic Wax-Up When Phasing Treatment?

Here are some steps to using a diagnostic wax-up when phasing dental treatment.

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Reduction for Indirect Restorations: Is 1.5 mm Enough?
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Occlusal Reduction for Indirect Restorations: Is 1.5 mm Enough?

Are the posterior indirect restorations you receive back from your laboratory, relatively flat compared to your expectations? Is it your laboratory's...

| 5 years ago