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What is the Envelope of Function?
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What is the Envelope of Function?

In recent articles, I've been going over the proper treatment for patients with failed dentition due to pathway wear. As clinicians, it's very important...

| 8 years ago
Three Options to Restore Patients in CR
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Three Options to Restore Patients in CR

In previous articles, I covered the topic of doing a functional analysis on mounted models and it's importance. Although it was discussed how to mount...

| 8 years ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part II

This a continuation of the discussion in part I of some of the philosophies that can be used to determine correct VDO. The foregoing reviews of...

| 8 years ago
Determinants of Vertical Dimension
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Determinants of Vertical Dimension

A lesson on vertical dimension. Vertical dimension is the distance between any point on the maxilla and any point on the mandible when the teeth...

| 8 years ago
Three Steps to Accurately Mounting Models

Three Steps to Accurately Mounting Models

In previous articles I've covered the topic of mounted models and their importance in treating clinical cases accurately and efficiently. Once you have...

| 8 years ago
When to Do a Functional Analysis
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When to Do a Functional Analysis

We have all had patients in our practice that present with very complicated cases including broken teeth, excessive wear, and gingival discrepancies,...

| 8 years ago
Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part III]

Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part III]

As mentioned in Part I and Part II of this series, an easy way to transfer the esthetics and occlusion from the diagnostic wax-up to the mouth is to...

| 8 years ago
Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part II]

Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part II]

As discussed in Part I of this series, an easy way to transfer the esthetics and occlusion from the diagnostic wax-up to the mouth is to use the 'eggshell'...

| 8 years ago
Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part I]

Eggshell Provisionals: Full Arch Cases [Part I]

If you happen to be creating provisionals for an exceptionally large case, such as a full arch, an easy way to transfer the esthetics and occlusion from...

| 8 years ago
Options for Altering Tissue Position
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Options for Altering Tissue Position

The need to alter the position of the gingival tissue is something we all commonly face as restorative dentists. We regularly see patients with recession...

| 8 years ago
Failure Risks of Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth
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Failure Risks of Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth

It is well documented in the literature that restored teeth that are endodontically treated are at a higher risk of failure than the restoration of...

| 8 years ago
How to Approach Problems of Tooth Proportion
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How to Approach Problems of Tooth Proportion

In a previous article, I covered the four possible causes for lack of tooth display in patients and how to properly treat them. Continuing...

| 8 years ago