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Managing Over-eruption Following Tooth Wear
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Managing Over-eruption Following Tooth Wear

In this comprehensive article, we go over treating isolated wear on segments of teeth, which can be a confusing problem for dental clinicians.

| 3 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 2
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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 2

In this article, Dr. Frank Spear discusses erosion, which in contrast to attrition can have an excellent long-term prognosis if managed well.

| 3 years ago
Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion
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Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion

Dr. Frank Spear discusses muscle deprogramming, which is simple in concept but may be confusing in execution.

| 3 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1
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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1

Tooth wear presents as a significant challenge for many reasons, not the least of which is attempting to identify the etiology of the wear, which in turn...

| 3 years ago
High Speed Brownie Points
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High Speed Brownie Points

There are many dental products available today to serve a multitude of different purposes, sometimes the number of choices can become overwhelming....

| 3 years ago
The Challenge of Replacing Missing Central and Lateral Incisors
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The Challenge of Replacing Missing Central and Lateral Incisors

Replacing a single missing central or lateral incisor is quite predictable, especially if there is adequate bone and soft tissue to utilize a single tooth...

| 3 years ago
I Still Can’t Chew on My New Dental Restoration!
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I Still Can’t Chew on My New Dental Restoration!

Doctor – I still can't chew on my new dental restoration! Those are some of the most frustrating words for any clinician to hear, as it...

| 3 years ago
Anterior Open Bites: Part IX
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Anterior Open Bites: Part IX

The easiest open bite to correct is one that was caused by tooth wear from erosion, not attrition or grinding, and where the anterior tooth position didn't...

| 4 years ago
Oh Wow, That is BAD!
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Oh Wow, That is BAD!

Every dentist knows what I mean by a radiographic diagnosis. You may not know the term, but a radiographic diagnosis is what happens when at the end of...

| 4 years ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II
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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II

In my last article, I mentioned that the average life span continues to increase over time and because of this fact, the treatment we provide for our...

| 4 years ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I
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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I

Removing a tooth is a decision that clinicians make on a routine basis. This is often an easy decision, like when a tooth has a vertical root fracture....

| 4 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 7
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 7

In the previous article in this series, I showed an example of masking a cast metal post and core with a metal ceramic crown. In this final article we...

| 4 years ago