Sectional Impressions and Simplified Folding Complete Denture for Severe Microstomia
Wendy AuClair, DDS, MS;Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD; Julius C. Seidenfaden, CDT; Jose Paiva, DDS, MS
Quest for the All Ceramic Restoration
The all-ceramic, full-coverage restoration has long been the center of the profession's ardent quest for the consummate esthetic restoration. Over the years, we have come to acknowledge the optimal esthetics of the all-porcelain crown, but its tendency to fracture over time rendered it an "alternative" restoration for specifically selected cases when compared to the "workhorse" of porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations. The initial dental feldspathic porcelains exhibited low shear strength with a…
Predictable Cementation of All Ceramic Dental Restorations - The "Noah" Technique
Creation of an ideally prepared tooth and its detail being "captured" in a master impression are critical steps in the indirect dental restorative process.
Long-Term Outcome of Cemented Versus Screw-Retained Implant-Supported Partial Restorations
The present study was designed to compare the long-term outcome and complications of cemented versus screw-retained implant restorations in partially edentulous patients. The long-term outcome of cemented implant-supported restorations was superior to that of screw-retained restorations, both clinically and biologically.
The Role of Occlusion and the Articulator in Enhancing Anterior Esthetics - Part 2
T.G. Hornischer Jr., CDT will demonstrate the interplay of occlusal harmony, various anterior tooth form and arrangement, as well as the critical role of model articulation in developing the optimal esthetic outcome.
The Artist Within: How to Create Exceptional Looking Provisionals
In this webinar, Dr. Lerner will demonstrate how smile design, tooth anatomy and the shades of contour, surface texture and colour are all components of a beautiful smile.
El arte del mejoramiento de la sonrisa utilizando una tecnica directa con resina compuesta
El Dr Claudio Pihno describe el enfoque artistico integral e interdisciplinario para el mejoramiento de la sonrisa.
Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics
From a biological standpoint, preserving a maximum amount of sound tooth structure, as it is done in vertical preparations, might also offer a more conservative alternative to a horizontal margin design in other clinical conditions such as endodontically treated teeth, vital teeth in young individual, teeth affected by caries at the cervical third. Vertical margins on zirconia crowns have been tested in vitro and clinical reports have been published. A re-evaluation of possible advantages and shortcomings of vertical preparation design in contemporary
The Art of Exquisite Anterior, Posterior, Single and Multiple Unit Provisionals
Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics.With increased demands being placed on provisional restorations, new materials and techniques are being developed and some existing protocols are being refined to accomplish desired goals.
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