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The True Cost of Not Knowing What’s Going on Top of Your Implants

The True Cost of Not Knowing What’s Going on Top of Your Implants

Are aftermarket components really worth the initial savings? We take a look at an implant case to find out.

| 5 years ago
Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step

Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step

Implant planning has become more sophisticated in recent years. Following these 10 steps will...

| 5 years ago
Dealing With a Loose Implant Crown
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Dealing With a Loose Implant Crown

We offer advice on dealing with loose implant crowns, which can be difficult when they're cement-retained with a loosened abutment screw.

| 5 years ago
The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration

The Biologic Fundamentals of Osseointegration

This article breaks down the basic biology of implant osseointegration.

| 5 years ago
Single Central Implant: From Dreaded to Manageable

Single Central Implant: From Dreaded to Manageable

From treatment planning to the final result, this article shows dentists how to make single central implants a more manageable procedure.

| 5 years ago
If You're Using Hybrid Implant Abutments, Heed This Word of Caution
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If You're Using Hybrid Implant Abutments, Heed This Word of Caution

There are many benefits to using hybrid implant abutments; however, dental clinicians should be cautious and consider these contraindications.

| 5 years ago
5 Tips For Better Implant Restorations

5 Tips For Better Implant Restorations

Whether you prefer screw-retained or cement-retained implants, these five tips will help you improve your implant restorations.

| 5 years ago
Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose
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Why Implant Restoration Screws Become Loose

Why do implant screws become loose in this day and age? We take a look at the most common reasons and how to avoid them.

| 6 years ago
Single Anterior Implants Made Easy As 1-2-3

Single Anterior Implants Made Easy As 1-2-3

While single anterior implant restorations are a mainstay, varying situations create challenges for dentists. However, following this 1-2-3 sequence can help...

| 6 years ago
New Spear Online Course: “Implant Treatment Planning: Developing the Preliminary Restorative Plan”

New Spear Online Course: “Implant Treatment Planning: Developing the Preliminary Restorative Plan”

When developing a restorative treatment plan for an implant patient, you will want to follow the steps in our newest course.

| 6 years ago
Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

Accidental Ingestion of Dental Materials: Treatment and Prevention

The accidental ingestion or aspiration of dental materials during treatment can be particularly troublesome. These tips will help walk you through treatment...

| 6 years ago
Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations
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Cemented vs. Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

We focus on cemented restorations - when and why to use it as well as best practices.

| 6 years ago