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Contemporary Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic Risk Management
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Contemporary Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic Risk Management

There are several risks a clinician must consider when using a dental implant as a treatment option. Learning to acquire and utilize the appropriate diagnostic...

| 2 weeks ago
FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments

In this third article of a series on FPDs vs. implants, Dr. Frank Spear explores two FPD risk factors: length of span and weakened abutments.

| 4 months ago
FPDs Vs. Implants Part II: How Do FPDs Most Often Fail?
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part II: How Do FPDs Most Often Fail?

Why do fixed partial dentures fail? Dr. Frank Spear gives an answer in this second article in his series on FPDs vs. implants.

| 5 months ago
A Rapid Technique for Closing Screw Access Channels
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A Rapid Technique for Closing Screw Access Channels

Have you ever used this method for closing screw access channels?

| 5 months ago
Implant Supported Fixed Bridge for Maxillary Incisors
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Implant Supported Fixed Bridge for Maxillary Incisors

When there are several options available, it is really our responsibility to help the patient make the decisions on the options available based on their...

| 6 months ago
6 Steps For Creating an Ovate Pontic
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6 Steps For Creating an Ovate Pontic

The goal of an ovate pontic treatment is to create a natural appearance. The following steps will guide you to an ideal result.

| 6 months ago
Risks of Using Worn Implant Wrenches
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Risks of Using Worn Implant Wrenches

Are you checking your implant wrenches for wear as often as you should? Doing so will help you avoid these risks.

| 7 months ago
Screw-Retained Restorations With Off-Angle Implants
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Screw-Retained Restorations With Off-Angle Implants

Check out these tips and techniques for ensuring esthetic screw-retained abutments.

| 8 months ago
Implants Versus FPDs for Single Anterior Tooth Replacement
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Implants Versus FPDs for Single Anterior Tooth Replacement

Dr. Frank Spear compares and contrasts FPDs and single anterior tooth replacement.

| 8 months ago
Refine and Expand Your Implant Expertise With This Can't-Miss Spear Seminar
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Refine and Expand Your Implant Expertise With This Can't-Miss Spear Seminar

Feeling stuck in a rut with your implant cases? Looking to develop better interdisciplinary implant treatment practices? You don't want miss 'Implants...

| 8 months ago
Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?
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Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?

Dr. Greggory Kinzer discusses a study on implant open contacts and the importance of patient monitoring.

| 10 months ago
Loading Protocols for Dental Implants
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Loading Protocols for Dental Implants

Shortened treatment times have many benefits for dental implant patients; however, dentists must understand the factors that may influence just how soon...

| 11 months ago