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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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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
I've just got to ask why
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I've just got to ask why

As a father, one of the most common questions I get from my two boys is 'Why?' Why this, why that, why me, why now —and the list goes on. Sometimes it's frustrating...

| 7 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 4
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 4

In part four of his eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses trimming refining gingival embrasures.

| 7 years ago
BENEFITS and RISKS
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BENEFITS and RISKS

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+ mobility....

| 7 years ago
What’s the best course?
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What’s the best course?

This 50-year-old woman presented with hopeless teeth from the upper right central through the upper left second molar. Her one remaining molar on the...

| 7 years ago