Dental patients often present with severe erosion or attrition to the lingual of the upper anterior teeth. As the wear process occurs slowly over time, the teeth experience secondary eruption and stay in occlusal contact. This presents the dilemma of not having enough room to restore the teeth without removing even more tooth structure. In this webinar we
Often the wax-up for a case actually reduces the size of teeth or the prominence of one or more surfaces of the teeth. The laboratory should send you a reduction matrix. This tool is critical in making sure you can accommodate the reduced tooth size and create adequate space for the new restorative material.
Dentists get really frustrated when a prepared tooth changes color, usually getting darker between the prep and seat appointment. This process can have a significant impact on the final aesthetics. In this video we will discuss two processes that can cause this phenomenon.
For many dentists, as we search for a more retentive "temporary" cement for implant crowns we may be tempted to reach for Durelon. In this video I will look at the reasons that this is not recommended.
So the rest of the title should be "Yes or No?" All dentists want to know: Can we can use it or not? In this video I will talk about the techniques for using a Eugenol-based temporary e-cement and still getting optimal bond strengths.
If you have not heard of "Inspire" yet, be on the lookout - the TV commercials are everywhere. I heard about this incredible therapy for sleep apnea well over a year ago, but only today did I have my first patient come in who has had the device implanted. So far he is thrilled with the results.
It can be complex to get the optimal result for both orthodontics and restorative dentistry when patients have improper tooth anatomy or missing teeth. In this video I talk through my workflow for these cases to set things up for maximum success.
When we restore peg laterals a great goal is to optimize the final aesthetics and not have to do any tooth preparation. In this video I will discuss where to have the orthodontist position a peg, or undersized lateral so you can do just that!
One of the most important things I aim to do is create clear expectations for my dental patients. The words I chose are integral in this. Over the years I have intentionally tried to shift my language from discussing "treatment" to "management" for dental risk factors that will persist throughout the patients life.
The words "Centric Relation" provoke emotions in all of us. It may be discomfort, skepticism or confusion. In this program we will look at what Centric Relation is by definition and why it can benefit us in some patients. The program will also debunk the challenges of recording Centric Relation so you have some new tools to work with in your clinical