Intraoral Autogenous Block Onlay Bone Grafting for ExtensiveReconstruction of Atrophic Maxillary Alveolar Ridges
Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD;Liran Levin
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.
Splints Are Not Just for TMJ Therapy Part II: Fabrication Technique
When only the canine or the incisors contact in lateral movement, there is a neurologic feedback mechanism that prevents excessive muscular contraction (the more teeth that contact the greater the possible contractile stress and thus muscular overload).
Subgingival Technology to Enhance the Theraputic Outcome Smile Reconstruction
As the public becomes more attuned to the esthetic possibilities available for selfimprovement through smile enhancement, dentistry is seeing a significant increase in patients wanting the so-called "Hollywood" smilel This emerging trend is causing the growth of the periodontal plastic aspect of periodontal therapy, which includes procedures such as root coverage, ridge augmentation, site development for implants, soft and hard tissue grafting to correct un esthetic or functionally compromising…
Replicating Nature - When Nature Has Been Compromised - Part 1
Dr. Cherilyn Sheets and Dr. Jacinthe Paquette outline the esthetic and restorative analysis that they utilize in evaluating patients when smile design and enhancement is required.
Preparation-less Veneer Technique: Esthetic Rehabilitation for Anterior Teeth
In this case, the sequences of using preperation-less veneer and direct bonding technique not only preserving the tooth substance as much as possible but also maintaining the aesthetic result are expounded.
Smile Design and The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP)
The lecture will cover some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance a smile digitally to present to the patient and motivate them to accept treatment.
Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Gingival Esthetics
This program will look in depth at the concept of excessive gingival display and diagnosing the potential causes from vertical maxillary excess to altered passive eruption and super eruption following tooth wear.
The Proof is in the Laboratory; A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison
The FP-3 “Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or existing edentulism. The use of zirconia provides the ultimate outcome bringing with it a new standard of esthetics, function and, when done well, a long lasting prosthesis. This presentation will stress the importance of treatment planning, CAD CAM technology, and the all important need for the laboratory technician’s human touch. Surgical aspects, provisonalization during healing, and management of soft tissue are important components. The protocol for final fabrication of the FP-3 all zirconia prosthesis is detailed along with a description of this exciting new technology.
Hot Topics in Adhesion and Etchable Dental Ceramics
Esthetics and minimally invasive therapy are among the driving forces behind many successful restorative practices. Key among the tools clinicians require to deliver on patient expectations are etchable ceramic restorations and our ability to achieve a durable and long lasting bond when placing them. The technologies utilized, both ceramic and adhesive are constantly being upgraded.
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