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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.

| 3 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.

| 3 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.

| 4 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.

| 4 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.

| 4 years ago
Who Chooses the Implant Abutment: The Dentist or the Technician?
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Who Chooses the Implant Abutment: The Dentist or the Technician?

Should the clinician or the technician choose the implant abutment? We look at a case example to discover the answer.

| 4 years ago
Do Patients Need Dental Implants?
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Do Patients Need Dental Implants?

In restoration cases, some prefer to maintain the natural teeth while others consider implants right away. Is there a correct answer? We discuss.

| 4 years ago
Guided Implant Surgery and the Blind Skier
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Guided Implant Surgery and the Blind Skier

We focus on two important aspects of guided implant surgery: trust and vision.

| 4 years ago
Dark Tissue Around Implants?
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Dark Tissue Around Implants?

What is the most crucial factor in terms of correcting tissue discoloration around implant restorations? We discuss the research in our latest article.

| 4 years ago
BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?
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BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?

According to the BULL rule, modification should be made to the buccal cusps of the upper posterior teeth and the lingual cusps of the lower posterior...

| 4 years ago