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Spear Digest

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
Removing Splinted Restorations
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Removing Splinted Restorations

Dr. Frank Spear discusses removing restorations that have been splinted.

| 7 years ago
Crown Removal
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Crown Removal

Dr. Spear shares his technique for removing permanent restorations that have been cemented temporarily.      

| 7 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side as well as severely periodontally involved...

| 7 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 7 years ago
Implant Fun!
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Implant Fun!

Here is a picture of a 76-year-old male who was referred by his new periodontist for a restorative evaluation. Should the premolar implant be removed?...

| 9 years ago
There Are Two Implants in These Pictures
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There Are Two Implants in These Pictures

There are two implants in these pictures, #8 and #12. The central incisor looks like a restored implant. The premolar looks like a tooth....

| 9 years ago
Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?
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Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

I recently completed a case for a young dentist. It had been a long haul for the two of us, and I was both excited and anxious on the day of delivery....

| 10 years ago