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Antioxidant Regimen for Restorative Dentistry
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Antioxidant Regimen for Restorative Dentistry

The previous two articles in this series described the basic science of oxidative stress, antioxidants and their influence on wound healing. This article...

| 6 years ago
When to Use Triple Tray Impressions [Ed.]
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When to Use Triple Tray Impressions [Ed.]

After a previous article, there was a question posed to me about the accuracy of using triple tray impressions. Using triple tray impressions for...

| 6 years ago
Antioxidants and Wound Healing
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Antioxidants and Wound Healing

Last week you were introduced to the process of oxidative stress and the how it is a factor in the development of multiple chronic inflammatory diseases. ...

| 6 years ago
Oxidative Stress and the Use of Antioxidants in Dentistry [Part I]
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Oxidative Stress and the Use of Antioxidants in Dentistry [Part I]

Over the next several weeks, I'm going to present information on oxidative stress and the use of natural topical antioxidants to promote oral homeostasis,...

| 6 years ago
Clinical Sequence of Steps in Relining Provisional Shell Restorations
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Clinical Sequence of Steps in Relining Provisional Shell Restorations

In a previous article I discussed the three options in fabricating a provisional shell restoration. This type of provisional is best suited for full...

| 7 years ago
Saving Time With Shell Provisional Restorations
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Saving Time With Shell Provisional Restorations

Having a set of shell provisional restorations fabricated pre-treatment, can save significant chair time for you and your patient. It is best to make...

| 7 years ago
Understanding Reduction Copings
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Understanding Reduction Copings

  The concept of a reduction coping is to create more space for the restoration after the laboratory receives the impression or cast of the prepared...

| 7 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...

| 7 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...

| 7 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...

| 7 years ago
Which is the Best Ingot or Block for Anterior Monolithic Restorations?
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Which is the Best Ingot or Block for Anterior Monolithic Restorations?

Maybe neither! The choice of ingot depends on:  • The esthetic quality of the prepared tooth. • If you are doing multiple preparations,...

| 7 years ago
Are Preparation Shades and Descriptions Needed for Posterior Teeth?
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Are Preparation Shades and Descriptions Needed for Posterior Teeth?

The answer is: Yes! Most technicians and dentists rely on all-ceramic restorations to achieve the desired esthetic and functional outcome. If a metal-ceramic...

| 7 years ago