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Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site
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Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay on how to address an immediate implant placement and fabrication of a definitive ceramic restoration of a maxillary...

| 5 days ago
Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?
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Dentist or Technician: Who Chooses the Implant Abutment?

The decision on the definitive implant abutment selection should be a collaboration between the dentist and the dental lab technician.

| 2 weeks ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Mandibular Molar Site
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Mandibular Molar Site

Follow this visual essay for a step-by-step technique for placing an immediate implant in a mandibular molar site with simultaneous bone graft.

| 1 month ago
Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants
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Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental patient demand for metal-free alternative to titanium has increased, and zirconia implants are now expected to capture about 10% of the...

| 2 months ago
When to Use Zirconia Abutments
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When to Use Zirconia Abutments

How do you decide when to use zirconia abutments? Learn about two conditions to consider for selection.

| 5 months ago
Implant Crowns – Cement, Screw or Both?
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Implant Crowns – Cement, Screw or Both?

Discover when to use a screw- or cement-retained implant crown for dental restorations.

| 7 months ago
Implant Risk Factors - Are You Asking the Right Questions?
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Implant Risk Factors - Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Discover the risk factors associated with implant failure and the importance of discussing possible complications with patients.

| 8 months ago
‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration
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‘Screw-Mentable’ Implant Restoration

The restorative challenges associated with screw-retained restorations can be solved by designing the implant in two pieces.

| 9 months ago
7 Ways to Increase Implant Productivity with Your Lab
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7 Ways to Increase Implant Productivity with Your Lab

Work more efficiently with your dental lab following these tips on everything from scan bodies and impression posts to implants in the esthetic zone.

| 10 months ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment

Learn a step-by-step technique for more confidence in your placement of a Straumann BLX implant with a personalized healing abutment fabricated with flowable...

| 1 year ago
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...

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago