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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay
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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay

Addressing congenitally missing lateral incisors is a common condition that justifies an interdisciplinary solution, such as canine substitution, resin-bonded...

| 1 week ago
New Dental Continuing Education Course: Exodontia in Preparation for Dental Implants

New Dental Continuing Education Course: Exodontia in Preparation for Dental Implants

This new Spear dental continuing education course helps dentists predictably remove a hopeless tooth and limit bone resorption in preparation for dental...

| 2 weeks ago
Loading Protocols for Implant Overdentures – To Wait or Not to Wait?

Loading Protocols for Implant Overdentures – To Wait or Not to Wait?

Follow Dr. Darin Dichter as he outlines current loading protocols and recommendations for implant overdentures, based on current literature.

| 8 months ago
How to Use Preexisting Implants in Redesigning a Full-Arch Reconstruction
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How to Use Preexisting Implants in Redesigning a Full-Arch Reconstruction

Learn how to deal with preexisting implants and/or their restorations and decide if, and when, they can be serviceable for the forthcoming phase of treatment.

| 1 year ago
Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Dr. Jeff Bonk provides a dental re-care appointment protocol for evaluating and managing occlusal forces on dental implants.

| 1 year ago
Using a Laser for Implant Uncovery

Using a Laser for Implant Uncovery

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay to see how a laser removes soft tissue formed over a dental implant cover screw.

| 1 year ago
The Lab’s Perspective on Digital Workflow for Restorative Dentists

The Lab’s Perspective on Digital Workflow for Restorative Dentists

In this Q&A, Arizona-based dental lab owner Derek Anderson shares his take on digital dentistry and how dentists can improve their digital workflow.

| 1 year ago
Immediate Implant Placement of a Narrow Diameter Implant on a Maxillary Lateral Site

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...

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Mandibular Molar Site

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 year ago
Beyond Titanium: The Revolution of Zirconia Dental Implants

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 years ago
When to Use Zirconia Abutments

When to Use Zirconia Abutments

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

| 2 years ago