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Benefits and Risks
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Benefits and Risks

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+...

| 9 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 1

Anterior Temporaries, Part 1

In the first of a multi-part series, Dr. Frank Spear addresses how to create beautiful anterior temporaries.

| 9 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2

Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2

In the second of a two-part series, Frank Spear discusses how to treat patients with higher risk of recession.

| 9 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1

Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1

In Part 1 of 'Recession and Restorative Dentistry' Dr. Frank Spear discusses why and when recession is likely to...

| 9 years ago
Composite

Composite

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic,...

| 9 years ago
What’s the Best Course?
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What’s the Best Course?

This 50-year-old woman presented with hopeless teeth from the upper right central through the upper left second molar. Her one remaining molar on...

| 9 years ago
Maintenance of Stained Ceramic Restorations

Maintenance of Stained Ceramic Restorations

Dr. Frank Spear discusses a topic he's frequently asked about: Maintaining stained ceramic restorations.

| 9 years ago
The First Piece to the Puzzle in Shade Taking: The Light

The First Piece to the Puzzle in Shade Taking: The Light

In my last blog we discussed the four pieces to the shade-taking puzzle. Let's take the first piece: The light. There are two aspects to this variable...

| 9 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, 'Sigh...Where Are The Easy Ones? Part 1', so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side...

| 9 years ago
Custom Staining Restorations

Custom Staining Restorations

'OK Mrs. Jones, I'm just going to run in the back and stain that restoration we tried in. It will only take a minute, and then we can cement it and get...

| 9 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 9 years ago
How Old is Your Shade Guide?

How Old is Your Shade Guide?

Most dentists receive or purchase their shade guides in dental school and continue to use them throughout their careers. How old is your shade guide?...

| 9 years ago