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How to Reestablish Proper Anterior Contact
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How to Reestablish Proper Anterior Contact

In a previous article I discussed that altering mandibular incisal edge morphology to accommodate new incisal edge morphology in maxillary anterior restorations,...

| 6 years ago
The Value of Anterior Preparation Reduction Guides
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The Value of Anterior Preparation Reduction Guides

Anterior preparation reduction guides are extremely valuable tools which can be used to confirm that there will be adequate space for the restorative...

| 6 years ago
Steps in Cross-Mounting a Case
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Steps in Cross-Mounting a Case

  If you are interested in understanding the process the lab uses to cross-mount a case or are cross-mounting your own cases and want to avoid...

| 6 years ago
The Truth About Cross-Mount Cases
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The Truth About Cross-Mount Cases

Why is cross-mounting so important? It is used in the laboratory to verify, replicate, or correct the horizontal plane. Cross-mounting is an important...

| 6 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Complex Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Complex Cases

This is the third installment in a series of articles that discuss what your laboratory needs to know to produce the best-case outcomes for your clients....

| 6 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Anterior Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Anterior Cases

This is the second in the series of articles that discusses what your laboratory needs to know to produce the best-case outcomes for your clients. As...

| 6 years ago
When to Use Triple Tray Impressions
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When to Use Triple Tray Impressions

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

| 6 years ago
What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Posterior Cases
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What Your Lab Needs to Know: Simple Posterior Cases

This article will be the first in a series that discusses what your laboratory needs to know in order to produce the best outcome for your patients....

| 6 years ago
Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations [Part II]
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Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations [Part II]

In my last article I provided some background information on zirconia full-contour restorations. This week I'll discuss indications and contraindications...

| 6 years ago
Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations
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Zirconia Restorations: Setting Expectations

It seems like whenever I am with a group of dentists discussing the latest and greatest advances in dental technology there are a lot of questions about...

| 6 years ago
The Importance of Incisal and Occlusal Planes
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The Importance of Incisal and Occlusal Planes

To achieve the most ideal esthetic and functional outcome for the patient, the goal in virtually all dental therapies is to level the incisal and occlusal...

| 6 years ago
Shade Change or Adjustment Requests for the Laboratory
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Shade Change or Adjustment Requests for the Laboratory

In esthetically critical situations, there may be a need to modify the final shade of a restoration.

| 6 years ago