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The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration
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The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration

This article breaks down the basic biology of implant osseointegration.

| 3 years ago
Single Central Implant: From Dreaded to Manageable
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Single Central Implant: From Dreaded to Manageable

From treatment planning to the final result, this article shows dentists how to make single central implants a more manageable procedure.

| 3 years ago
If You're Using Hybrid Implant Abutments, Heed This Word of Caution
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If You're Using Hybrid Implant Abutments, Heed This Word of Caution

There are many benefits to using hybrid implant abutments; however, dental clinicians should be cautious and consider these contraindications.

| 3 years ago
5 Tips For Better Implant Restorations
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5 Tips For Better Implant Restorations

Whether you prefer screw-retained or cement-retained implants, these five tips will help you improve your implant restorations.

| 3 years ago
Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose
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Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose

Why do implant screws become loose in this day and age? We take a look at the most common reasons and how to avoid them.

| 3 years ago
Single Anterior Implants Made Easy As 1-2-3
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Single Anterior Implants Made Easy As 1-2-3

While single anterior implant restorations are a mainstay, varying situations create challenges for dentists. However, following this 1-2-3 sequence can help...

| 3 years ago
New Spear Online Course: “Implant Treatment Planning: Developing the Preliminary Restorative Plan”
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New Spear Online Course: “Implant Treatment Planning: Developing the Preliminary Restorative Plan”

When developing a restorative treatment plan for an implant patient, you will want to follow the steps in our newest course.

| 3 years ago
Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention
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Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

The accidental ingestion or aspiration of dental materials during treatment can be particularly troublesome. These tips will help walk you through treatment...

| 3 years ago
Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations
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Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

We focus on cemented restorations - when and why to use it as well as best practices.

| 3 years ago
Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success
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Implant Maintenance for Long-Term Success

Dr. Steve Ratcliff shares how ongoing implant maintenance is the key to long-term implant success.

| 3 years ago
Who gets to decide where the implants go?
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Who gets to decide where the implants go?

In today's article, Dr. Steve Ratcliff answers the question, 'Who decides where dental implants go – specialists, GPs or both?'

| 3 years ago
Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story
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Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story

Dentistry is never static, however, the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning are timeless. What changes is not the principle but the understanding...

| 3 years ago