One of the recent advances in dentistry that has advanced the options I can offer my patients is milled PMMA. We can mill full coverage appliances that fit like a dream and overlays. With beautiful materials like TelioCAD from Ivoclar we can even mill long term restorations. Opening vertical and phasing dentistry to accommodate patient finances is much
Anterior veneer preparations come in many sizes and shapes. One of the common questions is when to include the incisal edge in the veneer versus just placing ceramic on the labial up to the incisal edge of the tooth. In this video I will talk through the clinical reasons to have the entire incisal edge part of the veneer restoration and what the parameters
If you remember the TV show MacGyver, the lead character was a master at using whatever he had at hand to solve complex problems. I worked once for a dentist that was like MacGyver. Patients would come in with a really old partial, and would ask if they could have it fixed, and I would watch the wheels turning in his head. Part of this was he loved thinking
Polishing is a part of my daily routine. Whether it is enamel, composite or ceramic multiple times a day I am tasked with creating a smooth polished surface for my patients to function against and to facilitate hygiene. Over the years I have used many different types of polishing systems. Today my favorite is the Featherlite style polishers from Brasseler.