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Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations
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Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations

This article discusses potential etiologies and diagnostic practices for ankylosed teeth.

| 4 years ago
Replacement Possibilities for Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth
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Replacement Possibilities for Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth

This article discusses multiple options for treating patients with multiple missing anterior teeth.

| 4 years ago
Managing Oligodontia: A Case Report

Managing Oligodontia: A Case Report

This case study profiles a teen with oligodontia and describes the lengthy interdisciplinary process associated with treating the condition.

| 4 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
Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges

Positioning Maxillary Central Incisal Edges

Dr. Frank Spear discusses best practices for determining and understanding maxillary central incisor position, particularly in cases of severe wear.

| 4 years ago
Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Lip Symmetry
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Lip Symmetry

Dr. Frank Spear explains the importance of lip symmetry in creating ideal facial esthetics and beautiful smiles.

| 4 years ago
Orthodontic vs. Restorative: Correction of Mal-Aligned Anterior Teeth

Orthodontic vs. Restorative: Correction of Mal-Aligned Anterior Teeth

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how a dentist can decide if orthodontics or restorative dentistry is best for a patient.

| 4 years ago
8 Steps for the Esthetic 'Emergency' Anterior Composite

8 Steps for the Esthetic 'Emergency' Anterior Composite

Consistently incorporating these 8 simple steps will allow you to actually look forward to 'emergency' anterior composite...

| 4 years ago
Alter the Esthetic Appearance of Incisal Thirds in 6 Steps

Alter the Esthetic Appearance of Incisal Thirds in 6 Steps

These six steps will help you more easily increase the value or decrease the translucency in the incisal third.

| 4 years ago
Evaluating Facial Esthetics: The Esthetic Plane
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: The Esthetic Plane

Are you paying attention to the esthetic plane? If not, you could actually worsen some patients' esthetic appearance.

| 4 years ago
How to Fix Bridge Pontics that Don't Match the Value of the Abutments
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How to Fix Bridge Pontics that Don't Match the Value of the Abutments

Seven steps to problem solving esthetic dilemmas with provisional pontics.

| 4 years ago
How to Manage White Spot Lesions
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How to Manage White Spot Lesions

Managing white spot lesions can be a challenge for dentists. Here are four considerations for a successful prevention strategy.

| 4 years ago