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Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]
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Nancy Case Study: Communicating With the Lab [Part II]

Continuing the discussion on the Nancy Case Study, this article will highlight the lab communication phase that began in Part I. A critical part...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

Nancy Case Study: Communicating with the Lab [Part I]

In a previous article, I went over the treatment planning process of Nancy's two central incisors that had old restorations and the completion of...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part II]

Continuing the series on the Nancy Case Study on malalignment, once the mock-up is approved, depth cuts and tooth preparation can begin. Whenever you're...

| 8 years ago
Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

Nancy Case Study: Malalignment [Part I]

In this series of articles, I'll be going over the treatment process of Nancy. At the time of treatment she was 79 years old, had no chief...

| 8 years ago
Options for Altering Tissue Position
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Options for Altering Tissue Position

The need to alter the position of the gingival tissue is something we all commonly face as restorative dentists. We regularly see patients with recession...

| 8 years ago
Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally
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Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally

In an earlier article, I went over the importance of creating beautiful anterior temporaries to help build your practice and inspire confidence in your...

| 8 years ago
The Value of Stick Bites
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The Value of Stick Bites

The stick 'bite' is a quick and easy reference for your ceramist. It's not really a bite registration; rather, it is a useful tool for...

| 8 years ago
The Trouble With Gingival Position

The Trouble With Gingival Position

One of the foundations of an esthetic restoration is gingival position. It is always better to have that discussion with patients before we...

| 8 years ago
How to Approach Problems of Tooth Proportion
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How to Approach Problems of Tooth Proportion

In a previous article, I covered the four possible causes for lack of tooth display in patients and how to properly treat them. Continuing...

| 9 years ago
Biologic Challenges in Patients with Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth
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Biologic Challenges in Patients with Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth

The esthetic management of multiple missing teeth is one of the most challenging occurrences restorative dentists are presented with. It's one thing...

| 9 years ago
Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part II]
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Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part II]

As I discussed in Part I of this article, planning treatment for wear patients can be difficult because of all the different possibilities that can occur...

| 9 years ago
Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part I]

Eight Steps to Facially Generated Treatment Planning [Part I]

Planning treatment for wear patients can be difficult because of all the different possibilities that can occur as teeth wear. In some patients the wear...

| 9 years ago