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Fabricating a Crown to an Existing Removable Partial Denture
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Fabricating a Crown to an Existing Removable Partial Denture

Stop having issues with fabricating a crown for a tooth that is an abutment for an existing removable partial denture. Use this five-step technique instead.

| 3 years ago
7 Steps to Using Retraction Cord When Making Impressions
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7 Steps to Using Retraction Cord When Making Impressions

While there are many techniques to achieve retraction of gingival tissue, retraction cord is the most effective and most commonly used. Here's seven steps...

| 3 years ago
Bite Registration Tips
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Bite Registration Tips

Restorative dentistry is replete with procedures that are done so routinely that we adapt to the conveniences and inconveniences of the materials and...

| 4 years ago
Denture Tooth Selection: Easy With an Accurate Wax Occlusion Rim
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Denture Tooth Selection: Easy With an Accurate Wax Occlusion Rim

I recently spoke with a young dentist that told me he made one denture in dental school. Consequently, many dentists early on in their careers might feel...

| 4 years ago
Alginate - The Best Block Out Material
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Alginate - The Best Block Out Material

If you do removable prosthodontics there are many times that impressions of teeth and ridges need to be made with teeth that will ultimately be extracted.

| 4 years ago
Triple Tray Trouble
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Triple Tray Trouble

This article describes the benefit of using a triple tray for impressions, but also discusses the one instance when a triple tray can present a problem.

| 4 years ago
Triad … A Dentist’s Best Friend
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Triad … A Dentist’s Best Friend

I recently agreed to see a new patient emergency during my lunch time to 're-cement his broken temp.' The patient was in town for a business meeting and...

| 4 years ago
Got Tissue Issues?
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Got Tissue Issues?

When your implant abutment or crown/bridge framework on an implant won't seat, chances are it's a tissue issue. When you seat your provisional abutments and...

| 4 years ago
Can We Talk Contact?
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Can We Talk Contact?

We have all been trained to seat restorations with a solid contact to adjacent teeth. We usually determine this with the 'snap' of the floss. It's a happy...

| 4 years ago
Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site
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Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site

The following technique is something I discovered that works very well for maintaining the tissue shape on an implant site when lab work is being done...

| 4 years ago
Oops I Did it Again! Insufficient Reduction
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Oops I Did it Again! Insufficient Reduction

It's regrettable to me that after preparing and impressing a tooth for a crown, the laboratory will notify me that the tooth had insufficient reduction....

| 4 years ago
Fifty Shades of Gray: Matching Single Centrals
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Fifty Shades of Gray: Matching Single Centrals

Not the book – and hopefully not that single central you are trying to match. However, we do occasionally have to shade a single central with a...

| 4 years ago