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What is the Envelope of Function?
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What is the Envelope of Function?

In recent articles, I've been going over the proper treatment for patients with failed dentition due to pathway wear. As clinicians, it's very important...

| 7 years ago
Three Options to Restore Patients in CR
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Three Options to Restore Patients in CR

In previous articles, I covered the topic of doing a functional analysis on mounted models and it's importance. Although it was discussed how to mount...

| 7 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II

This a continuation of the discussion in part I of some of the philosophies that can be used to determine correct VDO. The foregoing reviews of different...

| 7 years ago
Determinants of Vertical Dimension
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Determinants of Vertical Dimension

A lesson on vertical dimension. Vertical dimension is the distance between any point on the maxilla and any point on the mandible when the teeth...

| 7 years ago
Three Steps to Accurately Mounting Models
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Three Steps to Accurately Mounting Models

In previous articles I've covered the topic of mounted models and their importance in treating clinical cases accurately and efficiently. Once you have...

| 7 years ago
When to Do a Functional Analysis
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When to Do a Functional Analysis

We have all had patients in our practice that present with very complicated cases including broken teeth, excessive wear, and gingival discrepancies,...

| 7 years ago
Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part III]
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Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part III]

As mentioned in Part I and II of this series, an easy way to transfer the esthetics and occlusion from the diagnostic wax-up to the mouth is to use the...

| 7 years ago
Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part II]
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Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part II]

As discussed in Part I of this series, an easy way to transfer the esthetics and occlusion from the diagnostic wax-up to the mouth is to use the 'eggshell'...

| 7 years ago
Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part I]
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Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part I]

If you happen to be creating provisionals for an exceptionally large case, such as a full arch, an easy way to transfer the esthetics and occlusion from...

| 7 years ago
Options for Altering Tissue Position
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Options for Altering Tissue Position

The need to alter the position of the gingival tissue is something we all commonly face as restorative dentists. We regularly see patients with recession...

| 7 years ago
Failure Risks of Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth
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Failure Risks of Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth

It is well documented in the literature that restored teeth that are endodontically treated are at a higher risk of failure than the restoration of vital...

| 7 years ago
How to Approach Problems of Tooth Proportion
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How to Approach Problems of Tooth Proportion

  In a previous article, I covered the four possible causes for lack of tooth display in patients and how to properly treat them. Continuing...

| 7 years ago