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Implant Supported Restoration for a Lower Second Molar
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Implant Supported Restoration for a Lower Second Molar

Learn how to create a strong implant-supported restoration for a lower second molar.

| 3 years ago
How Many Implants in the Edentulous Maxilla?

How Many Implants in the Edentulous Maxilla?

When treatment planning implants in the edentulous maxilla, how many do you need? Dr. Doug Benting investigates.

| 3 years ago
Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?
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Complete Dentures ... What’s Your Strategy?

This article describes the category of the adult population that may be edentulous and strategies for those patients that may include dentures.

| 3 years ago
Maxillary Prosthesis Retained by Two Dental Implants
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Maxillary Prosthesis Retained by Two Dental Implants

There are pros and cons to using only two dental implants when retaining maxillary prostheses.

| 4 years ago
3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws
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3 Techniques to Remove Broken Abutment Screws

Learn the causes of broken implant abutment screws, as well as three ways to remove them.

| 5 years ago
Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases

Implant-assisted Removable Partials: Highlighting the Advantages in 2 Cases

We review two cases that highlight the advantages of implant-assisted partial dentures.

| 5 years ago
Three Techniques to Help Quick-trigger Gag Reflex Patients
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Three Techniques to Help Quick-trigger Gag Reflex Patients

As a dentist, it can be difficult to work with patients who suffer from severe gag reflexes, but these three techniques can help.

| 5 years ago
Dental Organizations Release Clinical Practice Guidelines for 2016

Dental Organizations Release Clinical Practice Guidelines for 2016

We break down the findings from the recently-published Clinical Practice Guidelines...

| 5 years ago
Do Patients Need Dental Implants?

Do Patients Need Dental Implants?

In restoration cases, some prefer to maintain the natural teeth while others consider implants right away. Is there a correct answer? We discuss.

| 5 years ago
BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?
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BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?

According to the BULL rule, modification should be made to the buccal cusps of the upper posterior teeth and the lingual cusps of the lower posterior...

| 5 years ago
Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure

Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure

Dental implant supported prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular...

| 5 years ago
Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?

Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?

Flexure of the edentulous mandible has been connected to increased stress in splinted full-arch restorations that cross the midline. This may result in...

| 6 years ago