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Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 2)
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Surgical Guide Classification for Full Arch Prosthesis (Part 2)

This article continues Dr. Mitrani's discussion of full-arch prostheses by explaining the use of analog- and CAD/CAM generated guides.

| 11 months ago
How to Provisionalize an Entire Arch
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How to Provisionalize an Entire Arch

Utilizing the FGTP planning process throughout the process of provisionalizing a full arch will ensure greater case success.

| 11 months ago
Is Your Toothpaste Being Too Hard on You?
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Is Your Toothpaste Being Too Hard on You?

This article will give you a solid understanding of the abrasiveness of certain toothpastes and their impact on tooth structure.

| 11 months ago
Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations
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Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 11 months ago
Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!
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Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!

This case is an important example of the fact that radiographs only tell some of the story when it comes to restorations.

| 11 months ago
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
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Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.

| 11 months ago
Should You Probe Dental Implants?
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Should You Probe Dental Implants?

Proper evaluation of dental implants, with baseline information that includes probing, is necessary when making a determination of health or disease.

| 11 months ago
Need Smoother Preps?
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Need Smoother Preps?

This article will help you make the smoothest preparations possible for better indirect restorations.

| 1 year ago
Whiter Teeth at What Cost? Potential Erosive Effects of Whitening Products
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Whiter Teeth at What Cost? Potential Erosive Effects of Whitening Products

Before you recommend certain whitening products to your patients, keep in mind the potentially erosive effects they might have.

| 1 year ago
Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?
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Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?

This article describes the category of the adult population that may be edentulous and strategies for those patients that may include dentures.

| 1 year ago
Uses and Benefits of the TMJ Tutor
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Uses and Benefits of the TMJ Tutor

The TMJ Tutor is an important tool for helping your patients understand their occlusion, which means more case acceptance for you.

| 1 year ago
An On-the-Fly Mock-Up
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An On-the-Fly Mock-Up

This article explains steps and reasons for creating an 'on-the-fly mock-up' for your next restorative case.

| 1 year ago