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The Truth About Exceptional Veneer Temporaries
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The Truth About Exceptional Veneer Temporaries

Learn more about fabricating veneer temporaries in this article by Dr. Frank Spear.

| 5 years ago
Correct an Un-esthetic Implant With a Pediculated Connective Tissue Graft

Correct an Un-esthetic Implant With a Pediculated Connective Tissue Graft

Most dentists have had at least one implant procedure that didn't go quite as well as expected from a gingival esthetics perspective.

| 5 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 1
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 1

This is the first in a series of examples of the different presentations that can occur surrounding the restoration of discolored endodontically treated...

| 5 years ago
Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Facial Profile
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Facial Profile

Dr. Frank Spear focuses on understanding how to evaluate profiles, and what the evaluation can teach dentists about possible treatment decisions.

| 5 years ago
Anterior Open Bites: Part IX

Anterior Open Bites: Part IX

The easiest open bite to correct is one that was caused by tooth wear from erosion, not attrition or grinding, and where the anterior tooth position didn't...

| 6 years ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II
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Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part II

In my last article, I mentioned that the average life span continues to increase over time and because of this fact, the treatment we provide for our...

| 7 years ago
Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I

Managing the Problem Versus Curing It: Part I

Removing a tooth is a decision that clinicians make on a routine basis. This is often an easy decision, like when a tooth has a vertical root fracture....

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 7
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 7

In the previous article in this series, I showed an example of masking a cast metal post and core with a metal ceramic crown. In this final article we...

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 6
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 6

In the previous article in this series I showed an example of masking a discolored crown prep by bonding an opaque masking agent and opacious composite...

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 4

Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 4

In the previous article in this series I showed an example of masking isolated discoloration with composite and using a translucent porcelain veneer and...

| 7 years ago
Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 3
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Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 3

In the previous article in this series I showed an example of isolated discoloration in the cervical of two central incisors that should have been masked...

| 7 years ago
Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Laboratory Use of Go-By Models
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Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges: Laboratory Use of Go-By Models

In previous articles in this series, I discussed how to finalizethe desired incisal edge position, whether it is the use of a bonded composite mock-up,...

| 8 years ago