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But Doc, Can’t You Just Fix My Broken Tooth?
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But Doc, Can’t You Just Fix My Broken Tooth?

While we all want to help patients in this situation as quickly as possible, it is important to ask ourselves what caused the broken tooth. In this particular...

| 5 years ago
PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!
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PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!

As we all know, we have a lot of new materials to pick from – and yet sometimes 'old friends' are the best thing for us to remember. Two of those...

| 5 years ago
Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up
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Segmenting a Full Mouth Diagnostic Wax-Up

Generally for me, all complex cases start with a diagnostic wax-up. Once this wax-up is done, I can base my preparations and provisionals off of this...

| 5 years ago
Crown Lengthening, Part I
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Crown Lengthening, Part I

We all know it's a fact that crown lengthening is often beneficial, if not downright required, to achieve an optimal restorative result for our patients.

| 5 years ago
Implants: Custom Abutment Choices
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Implants: Custom Abutment Choices

Have you ever struggled with removing the cement around implant restorations as discussed in my previous article? Or perhaps you have struggled with proper...

| 5 years ago
Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants
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Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants

As we all know, proper soft tissue healing is critical around dental implants. Not only must we achieve healthy tissue, but it is often vital to the success...

| 5 years ago
Managing Cement Retained Implants
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Managing Cement Retained Implants

While cement retained implants are widely popular, cement sepsis is one issue when it comes to cement retained implants.

| 5 years ago
New Materials: They're Here and More Are Coming
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New Materials: They're Here and More Are Coming

As we all know, change is always happening and dentistry is no exception – particularly when it comes to dental materials. Recently there has been a...

| 5 years ago
Two Methods for a Clean and Clear Tongue Space
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Two Methods for a Clean and Clear Tongue Space

I don't know about you, but I really hate it when I get excess stone in the tongue space on a lower model. Not only does it look terrible, this excess...

| 5 years ago
Does That Tooth Really Need to Be Extracted?
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Does That Tooth Really Need to Be Extracted?

As we all know, sometimes we just can't see the cause of a problem with radiographs. This is particularly true when dealing with 2-D radiographs like...

| 5 years ago
Three Steps to Simplifying Direct Bonding
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Three Steps to Simplifying Direct Bonding

When I am restoring excessively worn teeth for a patient, I like to start with direct provisional bonding. While this can be a tremendously beneficial...

| 5 years ago
Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part II]
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Dealing with Nervous Patients [Part II]

In a previous article I discussed managing patients with mild to moderate anxiety. While the methods discussed previously will allow you successfully...

| 5 years ago