Subgingival Technology to Enhance the Theraputic Outcome Smile Reconstruction
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Peter C. Shatz, DDS, Kathy Baker, RDH
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.
Aesthetic Design Preservation in Multidisciplinary Therapy
Complex perio-prosthetic cases that require multidisciplinary therapy often result in compromised aesthetics. Traditional treatment planning philosophies, as well as existing interdisciplinary relational patterns, do not promote the achievement of predictable aesthetic results. Implementation of a restorative-driven approach requires the development of an aesthetic blueprint that will serve as a guide through treatment. This article illustrates the clinical techniques and sequence for an outcome-based protocol…
Utilising a restorative approach to correct an adult skeletal class III malocclusion
Gerard J. Lemongello discusses all the steps taken to correct the malocclusion.
Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions
Bruxism and clenching have become an epidemic, with studies finding between 80-90% of the population effected. According to the Mayo Clinic, Bruxism is not just an abrasion problem, but a disease that more likely leads to snoring and apnea, and headaches and jaw disorders. The source of Bruxism is a mystery and may vary greatly from one patient to the next. Treatment also varies significantly. Today, through the help of scientific studies, diagnostic and patient education tools, treatments and appliances, Bruxism can be addressed, controlled, and even ended for many patients. Join Dr. John Kline, a practicing dentist of 40 years who has spent much of his career studying, teaching, and treating patients with TMD, TMJ, and Bruxism as he discusses the enigma and treatment of Bruxism.
Treatment of the Fully Edentulous Patient: Prosthetic Implant Solutions
Restoration of the completely edentulous patient with dental implant therapy is a rewarding treatment modality for the patient and dentist. In order to accomplish consistent and predictable treatment outcomes, an understanding of the fundamental principles of implant biomechanics, prosthetic, surgical and treatment planning considerations is required. Dr. Aldo Leopardi’s objective is to bring all of these factors into perspective, through an understanding of the current literature and how to apply it to clinical practice. Discussion will include, but not be limited to:
Review of treatment planning for the overdenture patient.
To understand the biomechanical principles in Prosthetic.
Design: stress broken verses rigid design concepts.
Discussion of fixed implant restorative solutions for the completely edentulous patient.
A clip showing how temporization can be handled.
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 Holy Grail of True Regeneration - Fibronectin
This webinar will involve a histologic study review about the key role of fibronectin, "Nature's Nectar" & why it is the Holy Grail of true regeneration. Come follow a real Professor's histologic journey in search of the Raiders of the Lost Attachment and how to get it back.
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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