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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
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
Risks of Excess Overjet

Risks of Excess Overjet

For most patients the outcome of excess overjet is some occlusal variation from what might be considered normal or ideal. The specific variation is...

| 8 years ago
Replacing Adjacent Centrals With Poor Bone Using Implants

Replacing Adjacent Centrals With Poor Bone Using Implants

Research has showed us that there are differences in the relationship of the gingival margins and papilla height relative...

| 8 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...

| 8 years ago
Options for Immediate Temporization
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Options for Immediate Temporization

In a recent article, I went over the various types of options clinicians have when treating patients that need an immediate implant placed. As I had mentioned...

| 8 years ago
Options in Anterior Immediate Implant Placement

Options in Anterior Immediate Implant Placement

In the 1980s, we used to extract an anterior tooth, graft the socket and delay implant placement to allow healing of the bone. This approach works well,...

| 8 years ago
The Three Phases of Joint Evaluation
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The Three Phases of Joint Evaluation

Joint examination and evaluation is one of the three systems that must be evaluated prior to treatment. This article is a continuation of my previous...

| 8 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...

| 8 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...

| 8 years ago
The Characterization of Anterior Temporaries as a Communication Tool

The Characterization of Anterior Temporaries as a Communication Tool

Although creating exquisite temporaries is difficult and often frustrating, it remains a vital part in communicating with both patient and lab. Most...

| 8 years ago