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Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!
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Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!

Dr. Steve Ratcliff uses current literature to discuss the changing options for edentulous patients, including implants, hybrids and overdentures.

| 2 years ago
Simple Implant Surgical Guides and Implant Mapping
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Simple Implant Surgical Guides and Implant Mapping

Even in the age of digital dentistry, analog concepts like implant surgical guides and mapping are necessary. Here's how they'll help you succeed.

| 2 years ago
Dealing with a Damaged Implant
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Dealing with a Damaged Implant

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

| 2 years ago
A Primer on Locator Abutments for Implant Overdentures
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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.

| 2 years ago
'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions
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'Closed Tray' vs. ‘Open Tray' Implant Impressions

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

| 2 years ago
3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws
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3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws

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

| 2 years ago
What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?
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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.

| 2 years ago
Pontic Design Considerations: A Comprehensive Review
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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...

| 3 years ago
Best Practices for Presenting the Immediate Fixed Hybrid Case
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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...

| 3 years ago
The Abutment Option Most Dentists Overlook
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The Abutment Option Most Dentists Overlook

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

| 3 years ago
How to Minimize Peri-implant Abutment Complications
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How to Minimize Peri-implant Abutment Complications

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

| 3 years ago
3 Easy Ways to Use Stock Implant Abutments
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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.

| 3 years ago