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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.

| 8 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.

| 8 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...

| 8 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...

| 8 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.

| 8 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....

| 8 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...

| 8 years ago
Removing Splinted Restorations
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Removing Splinted Restorations

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

| 8 years ago
Crown Removal
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Crown Removal

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

| 8 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...

| 8 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,...

| 8 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