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.
In this video I will share one of the tricks I learned to help me begin diagnosing a dental patient's occlusion without having a set of mounted models. The process begins using the photos I took, and was useful to help determine what occlusal changes I might make before going through the trouble of taking models.
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.