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Replacing Adjacent Centrals With Poor Bone Using Implants
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Replacing Adjacent Centrals With Poor Bone Using Implants

Research has showed us that there are differences in the relationship of the gingival margins and papilla height relative to bone between...

| 6 years ago
Options for Immediate Temporization
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Options for Immediate Temporization

In a recent article, I went over the various types of options clinicians have when treating patients that need an immediate implant placed. As I had mentioned...

| 7 years ago
Options in Anterior Immediate Implant Placement
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Options in Anterior Immediate Implant Placement

In the 1980s, we used to extract an anterior tooth, graft the socket and delay implant placement to allow healing of the bone. This approach works well,...

| 7 years ago
Implant Planning With CBCT
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Implant Planning With CBCT

In a previous article I spoke about implant planning and the need for both proper placement and of course sufficient tissue surrounding any implants....

| 7 years ago
The Importance of Prosthetic Driven Implant Placement
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The Importance of Prosthetic Driven Implant Placement

Nothing frustrates me more than having an implant show up in my office that's in the wrong place. Here is a case that showed up on my doorstep the other...

| 7 years ago
Triumph Over the Dark Side
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Triumph Over the Dark Side

I would like to share a particularly challenging case I had to deal with a few years ago, and how keeping an open mind along with some great teamwork...

| 7 years ago
How Many Implants Are Needed for a Mandibular Overdenture?
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How Many Implants Are Needed for a Mandibular Overdenture?

The old joke in dental school regarding dentures was you should charge $4,000 dollars for the upper one and don't charge them for the lower. That...

| 7 years ago
Tell Me What You See
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Tell Me What You See

Here are a couple of photos from a patient who was referred to me for an upper implant supported restoration. She was not happy with the restorative...

| 7 years ago
How CBCT Saved Our Keisters
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How CBCT Saved Our Keisters

We look at how cone beam CT helped better prepare a dentist and surgeon for implant placement surgery.

| 7 years ago
What Lies in the Third Dimension
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What Lies in the Third Dimension

Technology like CBCT scans can help dentists better treatment plan cases.

| 7 years ago
Reinforcing Temporaries
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Reinforcing Temporaries

Dr. Frank Spear discusses reinforcing temporary bridges if they need to be in for an extended period of time.

| 7 years ago
Ovate Pontic Maryland Bridges for Implant Temporaries
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Ovate Pontic Maryland Bridges for Implant Temporaries

Anterior implants are the most challenging implant to restore. Everything must be spot on for it to be considered a success. With the advent of cone beam...

| 7 years ago