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Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar
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Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Fixed hybrid prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular arch.  This...

| 5 years ago
Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses
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Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses

Have you thought about your technique to achieve a reasonable understanding of a patient's expectations for dental treatment? Certainly, as we learn and...

| 5 years ago
Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture
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Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Have you been through the experience of constructing an immediate denture where the patient returned from surgery with an overly prominent display of...

| 5 years ago
Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors
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Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 5 years ago
Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors
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Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 5 years ago
Temporary Restoration Options for Extraction Sockets
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Temporary Restoration Options for Extraction Sockets

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 5 years ago
Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris
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Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris

A 44-year-old female presented with severe vestibulo-bullous lesions as a result of oral pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The patient had been under the care...

| 6 years ago
Sub-Pontic Osseous Hyperplasia
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Sub-Pontic Osseous Hyperplasia

I had the pleasure of meeting a great patient for the first time earlier this year. She had been to her hygienist who identified an area of decay around...

| 6 years ago
Are You Protecting Your Online Reputation?
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Are You Protecting Your Online Reputation?

It's no secret that many small businesses, including dental practices, have discovered the value of online reviews. It is a great way for patients to...

| 6 years ago
Modification of Existing Restoration to Screw Retained Provisional
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Modification of Existing Restoration to Screw Retained Provisional

This patient was referred by her dentist for restoration of the dental implant in the central incisor position. She was expecting an experience similar...

| 6 years ago
Should Molar Implant Restorations be Cemented?
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Should Molar Implant Restorations be Cemented?

A patient presents for an evaluation with the primary concern that the 'bite' has never felt right following insertion of dental implant supported restorations...

| 6 years ago
Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part III]
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Implant Supported Restoration Following Severe Trauma [Part III]

In the final part of this series on this specific case involving severe trauma, I'll discuss how prosthetic re-creation of the gingival aspect of the...

| 6 years ago