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Dealing with a Damaged Implant

When treating damaged implants, are you asking the right 'whys'?

| 2 weeks ago

A Primer on Locator Abutments for Implant Overdentures

Here's a quick look at the benefits and complications surrounding the use of a locator abutment.

| 3 weeks ago

'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions

We compare and contrast closed tray and open tray implant impressions.

| 1 month ago

3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws

Learn the causes of broken implant abutment screws, as well as three ways to remove them.

| 1 month ago

What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?

All-ceramic one-piece implants may be a controversial development, but there is evidence to show they may be a useful option.

| 3 months ago

Pontic Design Considerations: A Comprehensive Review

Pontic shape types, design principles, modifications - and communicating with your lab about all of this - is covered in this thorough review of pontic...

| 4 months ago

Best Practices for Presenting the Immediate Fixed Hybrid Case

Immediate fixed hybrid treatment can be overwhelming when first presented to patients. Here are some tips on helping your patients see the benefits of...

| 5 months ago

The Abutment Option Most Dentists Overlook

Though often overlooked, the Custom UCLA-metal ceramic abutment offers many benefits.

| 7 months ago

How to Minimize Peri-implant Abutment Complications

Here's a step-by-step guide to minimizing complications with implant abutments.

| 8 months ago

3 Easy Ways to Use Stock Implant Abutments

Stock implant abutments usually require some compromises. Here are three simple ways to avoid having to make those compromises in many cases.

| 8 months ago

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...

| 8 months ago

Who Chooses the Implant Abutment: The Dentist or the Technician?

Should the clinician or the technician choose the implant abutment? We look at a case example to discover the answer.

| 8 months ago