Intraoral Autogenous Block Onlay Bone Grafting for ExtensiveReconstruction of Atrophic Maxillary Alveolar Ridges
Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD;Liran Levin
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).
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.
Relationships Between Different Tooth Shapes and Patient’s Periodontal Phenotype
The purpose of the present study was to establish
whether any correlation exists between tooth shapes and patient-related factors such as gingival and periodontal characteristics. Clinical measurements, including the width and the height of maxillary central incisor crowns, the apico incisal height of the keratinized mucosa, the buccal gingival thickness (GT), the depth of the sulcus, the bone-sounding depth (BS) and the height of the interproximal maxillary central papilla, were investigated in 50 healthy individuals. These individuals were then divided into three groups based on the shape of their maxillary central incisor crowns: triangular; square; or square-tapered. The results of this study indicate that different tooth shapes are associated with significantly different values for the extent of the KM, its bucco-lingual thickness and the height of the interproximal maxillary central papilla.
The Aesthetic Practice - Part 1
Dr. Larry Rosenthal shares with us his philosophy on what it takes to become an aesthetically oriented dentist as well as how to develop an aesthetics based practice.
Management of Occlusion and Vertical Dimension in Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
Beautiful, functional anterior and posterior treatment is both an art and a science. This lecture introduces a philosophy of practice that provides exceptional dental care through a comprehensive functional and aesthetic approach
A Restorative Solution to Correcting a Geminated Central Incisor
A geminated tooth occurs when a single tooth bud tries to divide into two teeth, but the division is incomplete. This results in a much larger tooth so when it occurs in a central incisor it can become a difficult esthetic problem. This program illustrates a restorative compromise solution to the problem.
Improving Smiles Through Conservative Techniques
This course is worth 1 CEU.
The Merger of Orthodontics with Cosmetic Dentistry
As orthodontists, we don’t do laminates. But when we are finishing a case, sometimes the smile just doesn’t “look right”. But not all our patients either want or can afford laminates. Not all even need them to get a great smile. So, what principles can we learn from the cosmetic dentists and use in our orthodontic cases? Apparently quite a lot! In this presentation, Dr. Sarver will illustrate finishing procedures such as reshaping contacts, connectors, embrasures, and even soft tissue contouring with lasers to achieve that next level of smile presentation in your orthodontic cases.
Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Replicating Nature, When Nature Has Been Compromised
Drs. Cherilyn Sheets and Jacinthe Paquett discuss the understanding of the art and science of dentistry to create restorations that duplicate nature.
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