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Flat or Wrap When Preparing Anterior Teeth?

Learn more about preparing teeth for ceramic veneers.

| 4 days ago

Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I

In this article, Frank Spear breaks down the first steps to successfully seating porcelain veneers.

| 1 week ago

The Pros and Cons of Bonding or Cementing Restorations

Before you even begin your restorative treatment, weigh these pros and cons of cementing vs. bonding.

| 2 weeks ago

Biologic Width Part VII: Diagnosing a Biologic Width Violation

In Part Seven of this series, Dr. Spear discusses the procedure to diagnose a biologic width violation.

| 3 weeks ago

Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding

This article explains how and why microetching is a crucial step in preparing to bond.

| 1 month ago

e.max: Bond or Cement?

The question of cementing or bonding e.max restorations is not always easy to answer. Here we break down various e.max products to see if there is one right answer.

| 1 month ago

Troubleshooting Improperly Aligned Photographs of the Dental Patient

Angles and perspective are everything when it comes to taking the best clinical photos for accurate and efficient treatment planning.

| 1 month ago

Tools of the Trade: Electric Handpieces For Optimal Precision

While many dentists remain loyal to their air-driven handpieces, investing in electric handpieces may be a key to more efficient treatment - here's why.

| 1 month ago

Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors

This article discusses the benefits and considerations to keep in mind when replacing maxillary lateral incisors using resin-bonded fixed partial dentures.

| 1 month ago

Lip, Tooth, Ridge Classification Part 3: Space and Tissue Deficiencies

This article discusses horizontal and combined defects that must be considered when evaluating and treating the edentulous maxilla.

| 1 month ago

Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth

When ankylosis is diagnosed in a child, certain factors are even more important to evaluate prior to making the treatment decision.

| 2 months ago

That's a Lot Of Soft Tissue To Look At, But It's Our Responsibility

Classifying and evaluating soft tissue structures can be a key component in identifying potential airway issues and overall oral health.

| 2 months ago