HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MARGINS AND DIGITAL DENTAL SCANS

Excellent margins are essential for achieving a well-fitting restoration requiring minimal chair-side adjustments. It is crucial to ensure the margins are designed and prepped correctly, and afterward, it is best to polish your prep. Your choice of margin preparation depends on the type of crown selected for the patient. The types of margins and when to use them are outlined below.

By Melissa Wissinger | March 13, 2019|

Dental Techniques

LITTLE CHANGES THAT WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN PLACING ZIRCONIA DENTAL CROWNS

The number of Zirconia crowns fabricated annually now exceeds PFM crowns. With this trend likely to continue, it is crucial to know how best to place zirconia crowns. Often, the fit and appearance of a crown can be enhanced by making a few simple changes.

By Cindy Chambers | February 27, 2019|

Zirconia, Dental Techniques

AN INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL GUIDES IN DENTISTRY


Surgical guides allow doctors to plan an implant virtually and then accurately place an implant in the most safe, predictable, and efficient manner. In addition to increased accuracy, patients will also save chair time.

WHY “All-On-Four” DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURES ARE EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

The total edentulous population worldwide is approximately 6-10%. The demand for implant-supported prostheses is anticipated to expand considerably over the coming years for several reasons, including the aging baby boomer population.

CE CLASS: Effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea

 

Course Description

In this course, APP-NEA will show you how to stay at the forefront of dental sleep medicine (DSM). APP-NEA is the only company of its kind with scientifically proven Multi-Variable Adaptive Analytics Algorithm MAD-FIT that places a patient in perfect titration from night one for maximum effectiveness of the Oral Appliance. 

By Bill Warner | February 05, 2019|

CE Class, Dental Techniques

MOST COMMON DENTAL IMPRESSION ERRORS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

An excellent quality dental impression is critical, because without it the dental lab cannot fabricate accurate, well-fitting restorations. Ideally, potential dental impression errors should be identified before the impression is sent to the lab. Otherwise, work may be delayed if the impression is rejected.

By Bill Warner | January 28, 2019|

Dental Techniques

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT: Transformative screw-retained bridge

Case: Transformative screw-retained bridge

Dr. Georges Raffoul, Coast Dental, Largo, FL DDS Laboratory, Darren Stiff, MDT

OCCLUSION REHABILITATION: Tips & Tricks

It isn’t unusual for clinicians to regularly see patients who have clinical failures or complications related to poor occlusion. Complications can cause pain, compromise masticatory function and affect patients’ phonetics and appearance.

By Bill Warner | December 04, 2018|

Dental Techniques

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Determine Accurate Shade in Dentistry

Shade matching is subjective and influenced by many different factors. An inaccurate shade is a common cause of remakes, as even the slightest difference between an actual shade and its perceived color makes a huge difference in the mouth and is unacceptable to the patient and clinician. Being aware of issues that can affect your perception of color, and knowing how to reduce their influence, allows you to take more accurate shades.

By Mario Abreu | November 13, 2018|

Tips & Tricks, Dental Techniques

MOST COMMON TECHNIQUE FAILURES RESULTING IN REMAKES AND ADJUSTMENTS

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of seating a case successfully without the need for time-consuming adjustments. Conversely, it can be very frustrating for the clinician and the patient when things don’t go smoothly. Perhaps a restoration fails to seat correctly or needs such significant adjustments that it must be returned to the lab for refinishing or entirely remaking. Poor impressions and incorrect shades are two of the most common failures resulting in remakes and adjustments, and there are many others.

By Bill Warner | October 22, 2018|

Tips & Tricks, Dental Techniques

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