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‘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.

| 3 weeks 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.

| 1 month 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...

| 3 months 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...

| 5 months 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.

| 9 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.

| 10 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?

| 10 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...

| 10 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.

| 11 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago