Adhesive Dentistry: Materials & Techniques Simplified
Jeff Brucia, D.D.S.
Interproximal Height of Bone
A guidepost to predictable aesthetic strategies and contours.
Laser-Assisted Flapless Crown Lengthening: A Case Series
In medicine, and to a lesser extent in dentistry, evolving technologies have served to expand the indications for minimally invasive procedures. In dentistry, lasers, although currently less integral to advances in minimally invasive procedures, are nevertheless evolving as potentially effective adjunctive tools within the therapeutic arena.
Reconstruction of Tooth Form in Various Anatomical Tooth Combinations
The present article describes the variations in form of anterior teeth, which are important in achieving an aesthetic result. Each tooth is shaped according to the task it must perform and that will enable it to blend harmoniously into the oral cavity. The shape of the anterior teeth are very important from the aesthetic point of view, is dealt with from the standpoint of the dental technician. The numerous possibilities for anatomical tooth reproduction, in order to achieve the most suitable form for each particular case, are highlighted.
Bonding of Ceramic Veneers 2009 - Part 4
Dr. Barghi outlines the state of the art in try-in, adjusting and final luting of porcelain veneers.
Biologic and Surgical Strategies for Achieving Implant Esthetics – Part 3
Dr. André Saadoun outlines in detail how to implement the ten most important surgical and restorative factors that lead to predictable implant esthetics.
Laser Assisted Cosmetic Dentistry - Part 2 of 2
Dr. Hugh Flax continues his outline of the uses and advantages of lasers in everyday clinical aesthetic dentistry.
The Art of Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Dentistry
We will discuss the use of a diagnostic mock up that will convey the final tooth position and serve as a preparation guide. We will discuss color and temporization techniques and cementation techniques along with recommended products for different types of cases.
The Trial Smile Experience
Have you ever thought that if your patients only knew how much a smile makeover could enhance their faces, they would be interested in cosmetic dentistry? The Trial Smile Experience is an interactive exercise that demonstrates the facial improvement that your patients can expect to achieve, while building trust and eliminating their fear of the unknown. In addition, the model of the trial smile allows the clinician to communicate the esthetically driven aspects of the treatment plan to their technician and specialists. This tool is sure to create more cosmetic dentistry in your practice, and you will learn:
• When the Trial Smile Experience is most effective
• How to use digital photography for co-discovery with your patients
• Techniques for performing an effective clinical mock up (trial smile)
• How to use the mounted trial smile model and digital images to communicate with your technician and specialists
Optimizing Tissue Esthetics of Single Tooth Implants
With optimized planning, precise placement of the fixture, and the use of laser technology to reduce tissue trauma we can minimize the bone and tissue changes during the surgical phase. During the restorative phase creation of proper tissue contours using the CO2 laser and control of tooth form to position tissue set the stage for obtaining optimal esthetic results.
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