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Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose
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Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose

Why do implant screws become loose in this day and age? We take a look at the most common reasons and how to avoid them.

| 4 years ago
How to Use an Interdisciplinary Approach for Successful Space Appropriation
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How to Use an Interdisciplinary Approach for Successful Space Appropriation

The process of obtaining the correct spacing of teeth can be one of the most difficult clinical situations. But this may be your key to success.

| 4 years ago
Interdisciplinary Management of Traumatic Fractures
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Interdisciplinary Management of Traumatic Fractures

Using a case presentation, Dr. Gregg Kinzer breaks down the steps of proper treatment planning.

| 4 years ago
Do You Pre-wedge For Your Posterior Composites?
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Do You Pre-wedge For Your Posterior Composites?

Direct posterior resin is a mainstay in clinical practice. However, it is not uncommon for clinicians to struggle creating consistently tight interproximal...

| 4 years ago
Potential Implant Problems Due to Continued Facial Development and Tooth Eruption
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Potential Implant Problems Due to Continued Facial Development and Tooth Eruption

Although it can be difficult, facial type may help to identify the patients who will have continued facial development and tooth eruption as well as the...

| 4 years ago
Determining the Completion of Growth for Implant Placement  in Young Patients
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Determining the Completion of Growth for Implant Placement in Young Patients

Most young patients that are congenitally missing teeth are 14 to 16 years of age at the completion of orthodontic treatment. At what age can...

| 4 years ago
Does Facial Growth Continue as We Age?
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Does Facial Growth Continue as We Age?

It is generally accepted that facial growth is complete and implants can be placed in females at approximately 17 years of age and in males at...

| 4 years ago
Why Every Clinician Should Have Pink Composite in the Office
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Why Every Clinician Should Have Pink Composite in the Office

Composite resin plays a vital part in the daily practice of nearly every clinician. Composite is esthetic, conservative and quick compared to indirect...

| 5 years ago
Get in the Esthetic Zone: Implant Abutments
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Get in the Esthetic Zone: Implant Abutments

Today we have more options than ever before when deciding on an implant abutment in the esthetic zone. Should it be a custom abutment or a stock abutment?...

| 5 years ago
Anterior e.max Restorations: Design Considerations
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Anterior e.max Restorations: Design Considerations

Do you ever specify to the technician how you want an anterior e.max restoration designed? From an esthetic standpoint, I generally want my anterior ceramic...

| 5 years ago
The Two-piece Custom Implant Abutment
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The Two-piece Custom Implant Abutment

As has been discussed in previous posts, many options exist for implant abutments in the esthetic zone. One of the most recent abutment designs is the...

| 5 years ago
Polishing Provisional Restorations
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Polishing Provisional Restorations

Fig.1 One of the most frequent questions I get asked is 'What material do you use to fabricate your provisional restorations?' There are many different provisional...

| 5 years ago