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Ankylosis Part II: Treating Adults With an Ankylosed Tooth
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Ankylosis Part II: Treating Adults With an Ankylosed Tooth

Learn treatment considerations for adults who present with an ankylosed tooth through these two dental cases.

| 5 years ago
Best Practices for Denture Teeth Selection
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Best Practices for Denture Teeth Selection

Here's why - and how - dentists should become more involved in the denture teeth selection process.

| 5 years ago
BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?
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BULL Rule - Or Is It a Guideline?

According to the BULL rule, modification should be made to the buccal cusps of the upper posterior teeth and the lingual cusps of the lower posterior...

| 5 years ago
Outcome-Based Preparation Design: Part IV

Outcome-Based Preparation Design: Part IV

In this article we discuss three depths of anterior crown preparation to see which is best suited to accomplish the different esthetic goals of treatment.

| 5 years ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part I

Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part I

We look at margin-placement options and several areas that must be evaluated before preparation design begins.

| 5 years ago
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
Digital Dentistry: A Workflow in the Esthetic Case

Digital Dentistry: A Workflow in the Esthetic Case

We look at the benefits of CAD/CAM systems and what we'd put on our digital workflow wishlist.

| 5 years ago
Outcome-Based Preparation Design Anterior Teeth: Part III

Outcome-Based Preparation Design Anterior Teeth: Part III

Continuing with the 'Outcome-Based Preparation Design' series, this article explores how to determine the preparation design for anterior indirect veneer...

| 5 years ago
Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure

Defining Space for a CAD/CAM Structure

Dental implant supported prostheses were traditionally designed for mal-adaptive denture patients with significant alveolar bone loss in the mandibular...

| 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