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How Many Implants in the Edentulous Mandible?

How Many Implants in the Edentulous Mandible?

Fig. 1 How many dental implants would you like to see in the edentulous mandible?  Certainly there are many questions: Fixed or...

| 6 years ago
Maintaining Edentulous Spaces … Are There Consequences?

Maintaining Edentulous Spaces … Are There Consequences?

Patients that value dental health are motivated by the consequences of not taking an appropriate action. Taking a tooth or perhaps several teeth out...

| 6 years ago
Quality of Life … and Complete Dentures … Really?

Quality of Life … and Complete Dentures … Really?

Is anyone thinking of complete dentures when evaluating quality of life? For those in the 50-64 age group, about 15 percent are missing all of...

| 6 years ago
Facebows … Optimizing the Data
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Facebows … Optimizing the Data

It is nearly impossible to find a textbook related to prosthodontics or restorative dentistry that does not mention the facebow as a technique to orient...

| 6 years ago
Shortened Dental Arch

Shortened Dental Arch

A phased restorative treatment strategy can provide the opportunity for many of our patients to proceed with a plan requiring a significant financial...

| 6 years ago
Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Denture to Interim Hybrid Using the Ministar

Fixed hybrid prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular arch.  This...

| 6 years ago
Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses

Outcome Analysis for Fixed Hybrid Prostheses

Have you thought about your technique to achieve a reasonable understanding of a patient's expectations for dental treatment? Certainly, as we learn and...

| 6 years ago
Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Incisal Edge Position: Planning for an Overdenture

Have you been through the experience of constructing an immediate denture where the patient returned from surgery with an overly prominent display of...

| 7 years ago
Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors

Individual Dental Implant Supported Restorations for Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 7 years ago
Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors

Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge for Missing Maxillary Incisors

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 7 years ago
Temporary Restoration Options for Extraction Sockets
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Temporary Restoration Options for Extraction Sockets

This patient has decided to have his upper maxillary incisors removed following a significant dental history that includes endodontic treatment, clinical...

| 7 years ago
Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris

Challenge: Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris

A 44-year-old female presented with severe vestibulo-bullous lesions as a result of oral pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The patient had been under the care...

| 7 years ago