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CAD/CAM and Planning
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CAD/CAM and Planning

I am not a dentist who chooses to use an in-office milling system. It just doesn't make sense for my small practice and low volume of patients. Yet, I...

| 4 years ago
Got Tissue Issues?
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Got Tissue Issues?

When your implant abutment or crown/bridge framework on an implant won't seat, chances are it's a tissue issue. When you seat your provisional abutments and...

| 4 years ago
You Only Treat What You See...
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You Only Treat What You See...

Consider this patient who did exactly what her dentist suggested; she cracked her lower left second molar and it split in half and had to be extracted....

| 4 years ago
Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site
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Maintain Tissue Shape on Implant Site

The following technique is something I discovered that works very well for maintaining the tissue shape on an implant site when lab work is being done...

| 4 years ago
Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar
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Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Fixed hybrid prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular arch.  This...

| 4 years ago
Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture
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Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Have you been through the experience of constructing an immediate denture where the patient returned from surgery with an overly prominent display of...

| 4 years ago
Implants: How Cool is That?
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Implants: How Cool is That?

I've been working on a case with my world-class ceramist, Matt Roberts, for the past month. It is a case that will require some pink porcelain or composite...

| 4 years ago
Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors
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Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 4 years ago
Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors
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Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 4 years ago
Ankylosis Part IV:  The Use of Decoronation
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Ankylosis Part IV: The Use of Decoronation

Typically when managing ankylosis in permanent teeth in children, it is advisable to remove the ankylosed tooth prior to significant growth so that the...

| 4 years ago
Impression Materials: Pesky Air-inhibited Layer!
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Impression Materials: Pesky Air-inhibited Layer!

Here's a tip I learned the hard way—twice! Before I used preparation guides and reduction guides for veneer and crown preparations I would make my provisionals...

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part III
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Treatment Planning 101: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed what research is showing us about periodontal disease; how it impacts the overall longevity of our patients'...

| 4 years ago