Have you ever noticed the mesial contact on an implant crown opening over time? In this video we will discuss what causes this phenomenon and how we can manage it and minimize this issue for our patients.
One of the things I strive to do is help my patients understand the future of a tooth after we restore it. These can be challenging conversations as often patients think dental treatment once done is forever. In this video I share the language I use with patients to help them understand that any tooth we treat will need to be treated again at some point in
Have you ever noticed a confused look on the face of an older dental patient when you tell them they have a cavity? Most people falsely assume that only small children develop cavities. In this video I share how I explain how the risk of caries actually increases as we age to my older patients.
As digital dental technologies quickly replace the analog, the skills and precision many dentists find with analog tools, such as articulators, must be able to transfer into the digital world. This video will discuss the record you need instead of a FaceBow, or Dento-Facial Analyzer, in order to mount the upper model on a digital articulator.
Mounting models in Centric Relation is critical for diagnosis, but the challenge is how to do it digitally. A “Buccal Bite” scan is classically how we mount models in the digital world; If we do this with the patient’s teeth together we capture a maximum Intercuspal Bite Record, but in order to gain further clinical data crucial for an accurate and complete
A key to long lasting restorative success lies in the passivity of Zirconia Hybrids. Making sure that Zirconia Hybrids are passive has always been crucial to the efficacy of restorations, and that is true even with contemporary Zirconia materials. In this video I will talk about two ways we learn after delivery that a Zirconia Hybrid was not passive.
Some questions my patients ask me come up more often than others. I regularly hear, "What happens to my crown now that it needs endo?" This initiates one of the "difficult" conversations of dentistry. In this video, I will discuss my approach to the future of an existing crown when it needs an endo access. I'll also tell you what I share with my patients.
One of the most common questions I get during my presentations on restorative dentistry is about buildups. Are we still doing buildups under a bonded ceramic restoration? In this video I will talk through the clinical decisions behind buildups and shed some light on the future of this restoration.
Most dental offices have patients that have trouble telling us which teeth are touching, and we also have patients that are exquisitely sensitive to their contacts. In this video we will discuss the differences and how I manage the patients with high awareness of their contacts in my practice.
Many of us have patients who had implant-supported hybrid dentures done more than a decade ago, using designs and materials that are outdated by today's standards. As these restorations near the end of their lifespan, we have to discuss what is next for these patients. In this video, I will share some of the prosthetic options I present today in these