Intraoral Autogenous Block Onlay Bone Grafting for ExtensiveReconstruction of Atrophic Maxillary Alveolar Ridges
Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD;Liran Levin
Immediate Custom Implant Provisionalization: A Prosthetic Technique
This article outlines a provisionalization technique that can be performed after traditional healing of the implant site. Upon reading this article, the reader should:
Realize that this technique is also effective when immediate implant loading is not possible.
Become familiar with the benefits of an immediate customized provisional, including duplicating the emergence profile of the extracted tooth.
The Harmony of Pink and White
Advances in technology have created many options in dental therapy. Implant therapy is becoming widely used to improve patients' oral function and make them satisfied. Clinicians are discovering the anatomical relationship of implant and soft tissue with the limitations of implant therapy. On the other hand, patients are demanding more beautiful smiles. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the harmony of pink and white in esthetic and functional restorative therapy.
Anterior Substructure Design Considerations for Lithium Disilicate Crowns
Considering anterior substructure designs for lithium disilicate crowns, a hybrid substructure design that supports a cusp to fossa anterior guidance relationships can increase the strength of the ceramic system without having to compromise the esthetic integrity of the crown. Refractive index values increase when the substructure thickens. Increasing the thickness of the substructure results in a crown of higher value.
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.
Creating Tooth to Face Proportion in One Visit
This video illustrates a conservative technique for proportioning teeth to improve the smile and facial appearance as well. The goal in interpersonal contact is to be able to maintain eye to eye contact. However, when a tooth or teeth are out of proportion such as crowded, it becomes more difficult to maintain the eye to eye contact. The solution in this case is cosmetic contouring or reshaping the crowded teeth which provides an immediate esthetic result.
Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition
This presentation covers the importance of differential analysis of the worn dentition, treatment plan and treatment sequence of the esthetic rehabilitation in severely worn dentition patients. Speakers will also explain how to harmonize the smile design of anterior restorations with the functional occlusion of posterior restorations, including the relation of temporomandibular component and the anterior guidance design with all-ceramic restorations as the material of choice.
Minimally Invasive Oral Rehabilitation... No More Crowns Please
Many patients are in need of oral rehabilitation but cannot afford it, and we see them suffer and deteriorate feeling helpless. The traditional full mouth rehabilitation, is often excessive (it is extremely rare when a patient really needs a full mouth), and because is expensive, it is rarely accepted. Additionally most commonly crowns are used for rehabilitation, specially on patient with parafunctions. In this eye opening presentation, Dr. Ruiz demonstrates how adhesive dentistry breaks many of the rules we have been taught, as well as the importance of proper occlusal management.
Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition - Part 2 of 2
This presentation covers the importance of a differential diagnosis for the worn dentition. The speakers highlight in a step-by-step approach how to diagnose, treatment plan and sequence esthetic rehabilitation of patients with severe worn dentition. Including smile design, shell technique for fabrication of full arch provisional, all ceramic system selection based on functional needs, adhesive system selection, and bonding sequence, with a focus on occlusal management in order to minimize porcelain fractures and complications.
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.
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