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November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Principles for Designing the Most Naturally Beautiful Smiles

by Peter E. Dawson, DDS

The esthetic revolution has expanded beyond all expectations. The desire for a beautiful smile is more and more the primary reason patients seek dental care. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that smile design is just about straight, white

FIGURE 25--Final non-homogenous (Procera-Nobel) restorations using a thicker more opaque alumina core to mask the dark prep. An ideal situation for zirconium oxide based restorations (Lava - 3M, Cercon - Dentsply) as well.
November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Material Selection, Tooth Reduction, and Margin Placement for Anterior Indirect Esthetic Restorations

by Frank Spear, DDS

Choosing a method of restoration and a material comes down to evaluating several different parameters. These include the condition of the existing tooth, colour of the existing tooth, position of the tooth in the mouth, (anterior vs. posterior) esthetic desires

November 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Dual Arch Impressions: Clinically Acceptable vs. Quality Results!

by Gregg Tousignant, CDT

If you know what to look for when evaluating your impression, you can predict the fit and function of your definitive restoration. The purpose of this paper is to discus the difference between a quality impression and the “clinically acceptable”

FIGURE 9B--Mandibular landing area 2mm above vestibular sulcus.
February 1, 2007 Feature Prosthodontics

Maintaining Proper Access of the Maxillary and Mandibular Ridges During Impression Making

by Joseph Massad, DDS

It has been reported in several published articles that prosthodontic success is contingent on patient cooperation both during treatment and after care. As dentists we all know that one of the most difficult procedures is trying to make an impression

FIGURE 7--Ultimate esthetics achieved with immediate implant replacement and all-ceramic restorations within the esthetic zone.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Implant Aesthetics: Immediate Replacement and Loading In The Aesthetic (Anterior) Zone: A Case Study

by E. Dwayne Karateew DDS, Dip Perio, Dip Prosth

Dental implants have become widely accepted for the replacement of missing teeth due to their high success rates. Conventional multistage approaches to implant reconstruction have contributed to professional’s acceptance of implant dentistry as a treatment option, perhaps the treatment of

November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Implants and Imaging, The “I’s” of the Future

by Harold K. Schmulenson, DDS

Dentistry has always been at the wavefront of new technology. Advances in dental care have rapidly been assimilated from inception to reality throughout the history of the profession. From air rotors to x-ray’s, the rapidity of these advances has not

FIGURE 25--Close up of impression detail.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Prosthodontic Impressions Simplified: The Rebite Technique

by Les Kalman, HBSc., DDS

Accurate prosthodontic impressions with minimal soft tissue manipulation are essential for the successful and predictable creation of a prosthesis. A new impression technique has been developed with accurate and detailed results and no soft tissue manipulation. Prosthodontic impressions can prove

FIGURE 34--Occlusal view maxillary arch 1:2 post-op.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Maxillary Arch Rehabilitation: A Case Report Utilizing Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and a Novel Bite Registration Appliance

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Full arch reconstruction can be a challenging clinical endeavor. Following an orderly protocol, with the end results in mind, can create predictable functional, durable and esthetic results for our patients. A case is presented demonstrating the clinical steps involved in

FIGURE10--Final delivery of the bar.
November 1, 2006 Feature Prosthodontics

Procera Implant Bar Utilized in a Case of Tilted Implants in the Severely Resorbed Mandible – A Case Report

by Alan Kwong Hing, DDS, MSc., Rick Danceluzzi, CDT and Keith Mackenzie, DD

Patients with a severely resorbed edentulous mandible often suffer from problems with the lower denture. These problems include: insufficient retention of the lower denture, intolerance to loading by the mucosa, pain, difficulties with eating and speech, loss of soft-tissue support,

November 1, 2005 Feature Prosthodontics

Solving Dental Fear and Anxiety Without Medication

by Trina Ghauri, Ph.D.

Dental fear and anxiety is a common problem that many patients and dentists must deal with on a regular basis. Without adequate resources, it can be one that tries the patience of the most professional and compassionate of dentists, often

FIGURE 20--Intaglio surface of the prosthesis.
November 1, 2005 Feature Prosthodontics

The Use of Prosthodontic Principles in Managing a Compromised Implant Case

by Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert. Prostho

Treatment planning for any complex case requires the clinician to be diligent in carrying out the clinical examination in order to arrive at a proper diagnosis. The blueprint which develops from this exercise must consider factors beyond the oral cavity,

Bruce Glazer is the prosthodontic editor to Oral Health and a continuing associate and lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry for the last 35 years. He is in private practice limited to prosthodontics and anaesthesia in Toronto.
November 1, 2005 Feature Prosthodontics

Informed Consent

by Bruce Glazer

Here I am standing in line at Gallerie Lafayette, one of the largest department stores in Paris, standing in a line that winds endlessly around the exterior of the Louis Vuitton department. I was honouring a birthday promise to my

Bruce Glazer is the prosthodontic consultant to the editorial board of Oral Health.
November 1, 2003 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

The Pursuit of a Real Margin of Perfection in Prosthodontics

by Bruce Glazer

What separates a “margin of error” from a “margin of perfection”? Prosthodontics is the replacement and/or restoration of missing anatomic structures in the oral cavity. It also broadens to include maxillofacial concerns and temporomandibular disorders and is far more complicated

FIGURE 30--Final full frontal smile.
November 1, 2003 Feature Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics – Bulimia Nervosa: A Multidisciplinary Treatment of Enamel Erosion

by Bruce Glazer, Peter Gold, and Wayne Wolfstadt

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are a serious concern in women’s oral health and a clinical challenge to dental professionals. Each of these eating disorders presents with unique patterns of psychological, medical, and dental

October 1, 2003 Feature DentistryOrthodonticsPeriodonticsProsthodontics

66th Annual Winter Clinic – Friday, November 14th 2003

by Oral Health

The Winter Clinic trade show is not only for those looking to buy or sell, it is also the place that you will find exciting new products, learn vital new information and enjoy novel presentations and demonstrations.

October 1, 2003 Feature DentistryOrthodonticsPeriodonticsProsthodontics

Letters (October 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

Re: Editorial, ‘What’s In a Name?’ March 2003 Dr. Goodlin suggests that the public’s best interests are served in recognizing the accreditation in AACD as a specialty degree in “cosmetic dentistry”.Advertisement The assumption is that cosmetic dentistry exists in a

September 1, 2003 Feature Prosthodontics

Letters to the Editor (September 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

Re: Implant Complications and Maintenance Issues, July, 2003 Drs. Lai and Albert do not make a distinction between research-driven implant system designs and those that were developed for practical clinical applications. That is still common with most implant authors today.Advertisement

FIGURE 10--Framework Fracture of Fixed Implant Prosthesis.
July 1, 2003 Feature DentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics

Periodontics: Implant Complications and Maintenance Issues

by Oral Health

By Jim Yuan Lai, DMD, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C) and Francine Albert, DMD, MSc(Prosth), FRCD(C) The high predictability and long-term success of implant therapy has been well documented (Adell 1981, Albrektsson 1986). Complications do arise, as it may be the case after

FIGURE 4--Definitive restorations with proper function and aesthetics.
April 1, 2003 Feature DentistryProsthodontics

Designing Anterior Restoration for Function and Aesthetics

by Frederick M. McIntyre, DDS, MS

Our patients’ demands for beautiful smiles have created an aesthetic revolution in the dental materials industry today. Never before has the dental profession experienced such rapid development in dental materials; all related to the demand for aesthetic dentistry. New composites