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Preparing and Impressing a Terminal Abutment for a Removable Partial Denture

Preparing and Impressing a Terminal Abutment for a Removable Partial Denture

I was recently faced with a prosthetic challenge of preparing and impressing a tooth that is a terminal abutment for a removable partial denture (RPD)...

| 8 years ago
A Technique for Restoring Abfraction Lesions
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A Technique for Restoring Abfraction Lesions

I recently attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting and listened to Dr. Newton Fahl speak about a new composite technique for restoring...

| 8 years ago
Using the Open Tray Technique When Impressing Implant Sites

Using the Open Tray Technique When Impressing Implant Sites

Sometimes it's the little things that save time and aggravation and you wonder what took you so long to think of it. I always use the open tray...

| 8 years ago
Creating Gingival Harmony
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Creating Gingival Harmony

Many patients who have changed their smiles by restoring their teeth are quick to notice a discrepancy in the tooth length/gingival margin on even a...

| 8 years ago
Easy Tip for Removing Resin
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Easy Tip for Removing Resin

We all occasionally have had resin cemented or bonded crowns come off the prepared tooth. It's easy to prepare the tooth for rebonding or cementation...

| 8 years ago
Placing Composite in Large Non-carious Cervical Class V Lesions
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Placing Composite in Large Non-carious Cervical Class V Lesions

We all have had large non-carious cervical lesions to restore on the facial or buccal surfaces of teeth. The challenge in finishing them is usually...

| 9 years ago
Tinted Bis-Acryl Yields Amazing Results
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Tinted Bis-Acryl Yields Amazing Results

We have all enjoyed using bis-acryl material to fabricate our provisionals. I did however continue to use conventional denture repair acrylic to cure...

| 9 years ago
No More Rubber Bands
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No More Rubber Bands

I'm always interested in what's new and pragmatic in our clinical and laboratory world. I have never been satisfied with the use of rubber bands...

| 9 years ago
Create a Great Impression and Reduce Stress
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Create a Great Impression and Reduce Stress

I was treating a patient recently and came across a common problem. Fortunately, I already had a solution based on trial and error. When...

| 9 years ago
An Easy Provisional Technique
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An Easy Provisional Technique

We have provisional materials available like Fermit or EasyTemp or even bisacryl materials to plug the inlay/onlay preps. The down side of Fermit-like materials...

| 9 years ago
Say Goodbye to the Rag Wheel?
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Say Goodbye to the Rag Wheel?

I imagine that every dentist has at one time or another caught a plastic removable appliance (flipper) on a rag wheel and spun it into oblivion. It's...

| 9 years ago