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Pink Ceramic Vs. Pink Composite for Soft Tissue Simulation
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Pink Ceramic Vs. Pink Composite for Soft Tissue Simulation

There is the need at times to simulate soft tissue with artificial materials because of ridge or papillae deficiencies. One of the goals of the restorative...

| 7 years ago
Simulating Gingival Tissue With Pink Ceramic in Fixed Prosthesis
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Simulating Gingival Tissue With Pink Ceramic in Fixed Prosthesis

  The ideal treatment to address soft tissue defects is through the use of a graft. Using pink ceramic should be the clinician's last resort; however,...

| 7 years ago
Understanding Overlap Buccal Cusps
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Understanding Overlap Buccal Cusps

  When veneering maxillary posterior teeth for esthetic reasons such as widening the buccal corridor or making significant color changes, I recommend...

| 7 years ago
Closing the Infamous Black Triangle: The Technical Considerations
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Closing the Infamous Black Triangle: The Technical Considerations

My previous article reviewed the clinical aspects of tooth preparation design. That article discussed the fact that to close the gingival embrasure space...

| 7 years ago
Closing the Infamous Black Triangle
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Closing the Infamous Black Triangle

To close black triangles in the gingival embrasure when restoring teeth with veneers or crowns, there are clinical and technical design procedures required...

| 7 years ago
Cementation of Crowns on Implant Abutments
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Cementation of Crowns on Implant Abutments

The most critical factor when cementing an implant crown to an abutment is to avoid cement you may not subsequently detect, from getting into the sulcus....

| 7 years ago
Instrumentation for Equilibration
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Instrumentation for Equilibration

In a previous article we discussed adjusting the mandibular incisal edges to accommodate for esthetic and functional changes in the maxillary anterior...

| 7 years ago
Tape Your Trays
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Tape Your Trays

A simple technique that helps to create ideal impressions is to use Scotch tape on the outer aspect of your slotted disposable trays. First, I suggest...

| 7 years ago
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,...

| 7 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...

| 7 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...

| 7 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...

| 7 years ago