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Material Update: LuxaCrown
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Material Update: LuxaCrown

LuxaCrown is similar to provisional materials, but lasts up to five years, making it an excellent option for long-term provisionals, transitional restorations...

| 2 years ago
A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

Dr. Bonk describes an implant impression technique that provides for definitive observation of the integrity of the hex.

| 2 years ago
Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique?

Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique?

It is critical to follow the manufacturers recommendations for implant abutments and crowns, but also to be aware of independent research.

| 2 years ago
Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment
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Immediate Implant Placement in a Maxillary Molar Site with a Personalized Healing Abutment

Learn a step-by-step technique for more confidence in your placement of a Straumann BLX implant with a personalized healing abutment fabricated with flowable...

| 2 years ago
Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?

Is TMD Too Minimally Diagnosed?

With a better understanding of temporomandibular disorders, clinicians can serve more patients and refer less patients out of their practice.

| 2 years ago
White Balance – the Unsung Hero in Dental Photography

White Balance – the Unsung Hero in Dental Photography

Learn simple steps to master dental photography that accurately showcases esthetics.

| 2 years ago
Printing an Occlusal Guard
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Printing an Occlusal Guard

Follow these 10 steps to understand how to make occlusal appliances in your...

| 2 years ago
The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

The Use of a Plaster Verification Jig to Ensure Accuracy of the Master Cast Jig

Dr. Mitrani's visual essay outlines steps to understand materials and techniques to fabricate a plaster verification jig.

| 2 years ago
Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Dual-Arch Impressions: ‘Triple-Tray’ Technique – the Good, Bad and Ugly

Learn the 'triple-tray' impression technique and 9 tips on how to apply it in your...

| 2 years ago
My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?
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My Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Didn’t Work - Now What?

Consider learning these alternatives to IANB for anesthetic techniques to help ensure patients are more comfortable.

| 2 years ago
Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

While TMJ problems were assumed to affect adults, recent literature shows that the TMJ is injured earlier in life than previously suspected, and earlier...

| 2 years ago
Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations

Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations

Learn steps to address access opening restorations with greater precision, including when a previously crowned tooth requires endodontic therapy.

| 2 years ago