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Cosmetic / Aesthetic

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Walk, Don’t Run

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic

It seems to me that dentists are being bombarded from different directions with new technologies. And if we were to believe the claims and the hype that many of them claim, it would seem as if we are shortchanging our

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Marchez, Ne Courez Pas

by Dr. Elliot Mechanic

Il me semble que les dentistes sont bombardés de toutes parts par de nouvelles technologies. Et, à en croire toutes les prétentions et tout le battage publicitaire entourant plusieurs de ces nouvelles technologies, il semblerait que nous escroquons nos patients

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

The Evolution of a Smile A Sixteen-Year Perspective

by Jordan Soll, BSc (Hon.), DDS, Dip. ABAD

AbstractThe cover model for Oral Health’s first Cosmetic Dentistry issue in April 1999, beautifully displays the calibre of dentistry that could be achieved at that time utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. However, any dental restoration, no matter how well it is

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Augmentation vs Amputation Utilizing Composite Resin

by Bob Margeas, DDS

Minimally invasive dentistry is a buzz word that means different things to many clinicians. One dentist may think a ¾ porcelain veneer is conservative, where another thinks it is too destructive of tooth structure. Over the last several years technological

April 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Case Report: Smile Enhancement with Evidence-Based, Minimally-Invasive Restorative and Surgical Techniques

by Dr. Holger P. Meiser, DDS, MAGD

AbstractThis case involved a middle-aged female with a high lip line and small defects in the surface anatomy of teeth 11 and 21 as well as a gingival defect on tooth 21. The patient was not pleased with the appearance

January 27, 2015 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental CAD/CAMDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Beautiful materials for aesthetic restorations – eye-catchers at IDS 2015

by IDS

Our teeth play a significant part in our appearance and our radiant smile. They affect our self-esteem and influence our social  contacts. In dentistry, therefore,  in addition to restoring the masticatoryfunction  the aesthetic restoration result is also an important criterion

July 11, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Comprehensive Dental Helps Patients Smile With Confidence With Veneers

by Dental PR News

Charlottesville VA dentist aims to give patients their confidence back with dental veneers and other cosmetic services. Unfortunately not everyone is born with a perfect set of pearly whites. In fact, it’s estimated that 75 percent of Americans need orthodontics

May 20, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental LaboratoriesDentistryOral Health

GBAS Raises More than $20,000 at AACD 2014, Presents Awards

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

New AACD Members Elected to AACD Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees

May 2, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

AACD Launches ‘Smile Story’ Contest to Award Makeovers, Raise Cosmetic Dentistry Awareness

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. The Smile Story

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Treating the “Dreaded Black Triangle”

by David Clark, DDS

Sometimes a particular case comes along that appears, at first glance, overwhelming. This case fits that description (Figs. 1–3). However, when Michael emailed my office and inquired regarding flying across the country to have me treat him, I had fortunately

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Clinical Crown Lengthening Using a Er,Cr:YSGG Dental Laser; A Minimally Invasive Technique

by Marc Robert, DMD

INTRODUCTION: LASERS AND DENTISTRYLasers have been used in several areas of medicine for a long time, even becoming a standard of care for many medical specialties, ophthalmology, dermatology, urology. In dentistry, the clinical use of lasers began in the 1980s.

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Grit

by Dr. Jordan Soll, BSc (Hon.), DDS, Dip. ABAD

In 1965, my primary school principal told my parents that they should be happy if I became a stock boy. That was grade three, and at my mother’s insistence, a year which I repeated. I am a December baby, which

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Using the RED Proportion Template to Create a Beautiful Smile

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

It has been said that people have to see it to believe it. Cable television shows now feature young couples searching for run-down homes they can purchase for a bargain and then transform into the house of their dreams. The

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Technology

Using a Er,Cr:YSGG Laser to Enhance the Emergence Profiles of Implants

by Howard Golan, DDS

Implants have become the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth. It is highly predictable and the refinements of the techniques by surgeons throughout the world have shown minimal morbidity, long-term success and excellent esthetics. However, implants do have limitations

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Technique for Creating Incisal Translucency in Anterior Composite Restorations

by Ron Goodlin, DDS, AAACD, FIADE, FAGD

INTRODUCTION:The internet provides a vast amount of information for our patients. Dental websites and articles, showcasing the best work under ideal circumstances, have resulted in increased patient demands and expectations. Today’s practitioners must be able to provide high quality cosmetic

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Where It Matters Most Giomer “Pre-Sealing” of the Margins and Dentin When Bulk Filling

by Jack D. Griffin Jr., DMD, MAGD, ABAD, AAACD

Efficiency: to do a procedure in a quality manner while spending as little time and effort as possible. Nowhere is this more important than when placing composite restorations in the posterior. Posterior composites are the restorative backbone of many practices

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Metal-Free Restorative Dentistry “It’s More Than Just About Aesthetics”

by David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE

Over the past 20 years, the trend in dentistry has been in search of metal-free alternatives to replace many of the traditional restorative materials that have been used for decades in both direct and indirect applications. This trend has been

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Chairside Whitening To Fine Tune Anterior Crown Shade

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA

INTRODUCTIONWith advancing technologies in ceramics, computerized shade matching, and digital photography, matching a single maxillary central incisor with any restorative material is still one of the most difficult clinical challenges that most dentists face. Coupled with increased expectations in this

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Free Hand Diastema Closure

by Bob Margeas, DDS

Patient demand for aesthetic dentistry with minimally invasive procedures has resulted in the extensive utilization of freehand bonding of composite resin to anterior teeth.1 The development of composite resins with natural fluorescence and polishability allows the clinician to mimic the

April 1, 2014 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Creating Predictable Esthetic Single Anterior Implant Restorations

by Marc Montgomery, DDS

INTRODUCTION Restoring a single anterior tooth has always been the most difficult esthetic restorative procedure in dentistry. One needs to mimic the surrounding natural dentition in size, contour, value, chroma and finally mimicking the reflective and deflective areas by duplicating