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FIGURE 15--Preliminary trimming of transitionasl on model.
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Simplifying and Facilitating Implant Dentistry in the Cosmetic Practice

April 1, 2005 Daniel T. Mayeda, DDS

Cosmetic dental patients may range from individuals seeking teeth lightening procedures to severely compromised patients who require full-mouth rehabilitation. Fortunately, teeth lightening procedures have become very predictable and expedient, thus bleaching treatments offer patients immediate satisfaction to their esthetic needs.

FIGURE 14--Occlusal view of the two implants.
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Immediate Loading and Custom Abutments to Create and Assure Predictable Esthetic Implant Dentistry

April 1, 2005 Ira Schecter, DDS

Forty years ago, Dr. P.I. Brnemark placed the first titanium implants in a human jaw. Those four fixtures, screwed into the edentulous mandible of a 34-year-old male patient, served as the foundation for a long-lasting restoration that restored the man

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Trends & Changes in Dentistry

December 1, 2004 Anita Jupp

Dentistry continues to change, particularly because of the advances in clinical dentistry, materials and technology.

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A New Approach to the Challenge of Creating a Highly Aesthetic Restoration

November 1, 2004 Arkady Davidson, DDS, Dan Huber, RDT, DD., Craig Mortimer

Today, more than ever, dentists are being challenged to find alternatives to traditional restorative techniques. Television and the Internet have created a knowledgeable patient who is demanding when dealing with aesthetic concerns. This issue is forcing us to look for

FIGURE 15B - Treated case with more pleasing result having more ideal Golden Percentages.
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Esthetic Dentistry and the Golden Proportion

April 1, 2004 Antonio Mancuso DDS, FAGD, FADI, FPFA

ABSTRACT: In the search to idealize esthetic dental restorations, many authors have advocated using geometric or mathematical proportions to aid in establishing a mathematical model to improve dental esthetics in a predictable way. Analysis of beautiful smiles has revealed repeatable,

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Immediate Implant and Immediate Temporary Acrylic Crown in the Aesthetic Zone: A Case Report

March 1, 2004 Jack G. Zosky, DDS, FRCD(C), FICD and Allan P. Schaffran, DDS

ABSTRACT: Historically the traditional two-stage approach to implant success utilizing the Branmark protocol emphasizes a load-free healing period as a major requirement for predictable implant integration. A single stage surgery by placing a non-submerged implant has also been shown to

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Cosmetic Dentistry: The Essentials for Placing Indirect Composite Inlays and Onlays

May 1, 2003 Jack Ringer, DDS

The use of laboratory fabricated resin materials for indirect restorations is not new and, in fact, the first commercially used indirect composite, Isosit, was first introduced in 1981. Over the last decade or so, the introduction of several improved laboratory

FIGURE 11--Temporary cement trick for no high spots and minimal cleanup.
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Cosmetic Dentistry: Provisional Crowns – A Simple Technique

May 1, 2003 Dr. Elliot Mechanic, DDS

Sometimes what appears obvious to one person is not always obvious to another. The technique we use in our practice to fabricate single unit temporary crowns is often cited by dentists attending my lectures and hands on courses as a

FIGURE 5C--Picture of upper and lower right quadrants; 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.2, PFM implant-supported crown at site 1.4 restored by Dr. Susan Murray, (note the formation of a full papilla in the 1.3/1.4 embrasure space but not in the 1.4/1.5 embrasure space) .
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Aesthetic Considerations: Hard and Soft Tissue Management in Single Tooth Implant Placement

April 1, 2003 Suzanne Caudry PhD, DDS, Dip Perio MSc.

Single tooth replacement with an implant is challenging especially in a highly compromised site. If the final outcome of a single tooth implant is to resemble, aesthetically and functionally, a real tooth surrounded by natural looking soft tissues, there are

FIGURE 21--Belvedere matrix is easily removed when the restoration is completed.
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The Concealed Margin Restoration: Anterior Margin Placement for Optimum Aesthetics

April 1, 2003 William E. Turner DMD Cert Esth. FAGD

Leonardo daVinci wrote that ‘most people see without looking, listen without hearing, and touch without feeling’.1 Dentists are as guilty of this as anyone else. We all have a practice full of large anterior composite restorations that if we were

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Anterior Implant – Supported Restorations: The Aesthetic Challenge

April 1, 2003 E. Dwayne Karateew DDS

The concept of osseointegration has evolved significantly since it was originally introduced by Branemark. The envelope has been continually expanded, such that now we are not only routinely performing successful single and multiple implant restorations, but both we, as professionals,

FIGURE 37--Ovate pontic appears to be naturally emerging from ridge.
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Gingival Aesthetics: A Critical Factor in Smile Design

April 1, 2003 Ron Goodlin, DDS, FAGD

Framing the teeth, within the confines of the gingival architecture, has a tremendous impact on the aesthetics of the smile. A gummy smile is as unaesthetic as a patient with severe recession. The impact on the beauty of a smile

FIGURE 4--Definitive restorations with proper function and aesthetics.
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Designing Anterior Restoration for Function and Aesthetics

April 1, 2003 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

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General Dentistry: Restoring Denture Abutments

March 1, 2003 Emma Yu, DDS

As practitioners of general dentistry, restoring denture abutment teeth is a necessity. With the aging of the general population this type of procedure will be more and more common in our daily treatment schedule. The challenge of restoring a denture

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Roundtable: The Future of Dentistry

June 1, 2002 by Dental Practice Management

DPM’S First Annual ‘virtual’ roundtable featuring leaders of Canada’s dental industry

FIGURE 11 Facial view of completed restoration #16.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Preparation Considerations for Posterior Restorations Utilizing Bonding Technology

October 1, 2001 Steven J. Hill, DMD

Restorations that require cores of metal or other rigid materials can provide the strength and some of the beauty our patients demand but they do so by sacrificing tooth tissue. Advances in adhesive dentistry have produced bond strengths that have

FIGURE 36 Post-Op.
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IMPLANTOLOGY: Case Risk Level – Case Selection In Implant Dentistry

September 1, 2001 Ron Zokol, DMD, DABOI, FADI

Implant dentistry is now well established in our profession as a recognized and validated protocol for replacing missing teeth. While implant dentistry have been in existence for more than 2000 years,1 only in the last 20 years has its success

FIGURE 6 A clinical photograph showing the completed and cemented crown.
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PAEDIATRICS: The Stainless Steel Crown – An Underused Restoration in Paediatric Dentistry

July 1, 2001 Keith Titley BDS, MScD, FRCD(C), David Farkouh BSc, DMD and Robe

For many years stainless steel crowns have been a significant part of the restorative armamentarium in paediatric dentistry. By definition they are prefabricated crown forms that are adapted to individual teeth and cemented with a biocompatible luting agent.1 If some

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PERIODONTIC DENTISTRY: The Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft

May 1, 2001 Russell Leve, DDS, BSc., Ed.M.

The ability to cover denuded root surfaces has been a long-time goal of periodontists. Procedures available today allow us to achieve root coverage predictably. While marginal tissue recession seldom results in tooth loss, it is often associated with root sensitivity,

FIGURES 36 & 37 Provisional restorations which have enabled soft tissue adaptation, and the final veneers.FIGURES 38 & 39 Even on the most difficult teeth to prepare (lower anterior), all-ceramic restorations promote good tissue response with conservative preparations.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Enhancing Soft Tissue Health and Esthetics through the Placement of All-Ceramic Restoration

April 1, 2001 Thomas Trinkner, DDS, and Paul Steigerwald, DDS

Abstract: The interrelated and combined benefits of placing all-ceramic restorations include enhanced esthetics, overall health of the soft tissues and an improvement in patients’ oral health and hygiene habits. These benefits result from the many material characteristics and specific placement protocol associated with modern all-ceramic restorations. However, despite very positive anecdotal testimonials regarding the soft tissue benefits of all-ceramic restorations, more long-term in-vivo research is necessary to demonstrate a direct correlation between the placement of all-ceramic restorations and improved soft tissue esthetics and gingival health.