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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...

| 7 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.

| 7 years ago
Shade Evaluation of All-Ceramic Restorations at Try-In
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Shade Evaluation of All-Ceramic Restorations at Try-In

Accurate shade evaluation is critical to the success of a case. When opaque restorations such as porcelain fused-to-metal crowns are fabricated, the shade...

| 7 years ago
Acid Etching of Ceramic Before Bonding
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Acid Etching of Ceramic Before Bonding

Learn more about acid etching ceramic restorations prior to bonding.

| 7 years ago
Clinical Tips for Polishing Ceramics: e.max and Zirconia
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Clinical Tips for Polishing Ceramics: e.max and Zirconia

Adjusting occlusal contacts is frequently required at the time of try-in and/or post-insertion. If there is a minor occlusal adjustment needed, my suggestion is...

| 7 years ago
Predictably Marking Ceramic Occlusal Contacts
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Predictably Marking Ceramic Occlusal Contacts

It can be challenging to mark an occlusal contact on glazed ceramic restorations. Untreated articulating paper does not leave a mark, necessitating the...

| 7 years ago
Predictably Marking Tight Restorative Interdental Contacts
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Predictably Marking Tight Restorative Interdental Contacts

When trying in an indirect restoration, a tight interdental contact may need to be marked and adjusted. Using the traditional technique of using articulating...

| 7 years ago
Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments
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Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments

I am frequently asked why occlusal and interproximal contacts of single tooth restorations commonly need more adjusting than multiple tooth restorations....

| 7 years ago
Achieving Natural Esthetics: Optical Properties, Part 1
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Achieving Natural Esthetics: Optical Properties, Part 1

It's an article worth a second look. World-class clinician Dr. Robert Winter delves into the science that creates the beauty of natural-looking anterior...

| 8 years ago