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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.

FIGURE 22 Palatal view showing excellent translucency of the Vident Esthetic Line Mark II ceramic blocks. Crowns were bonded with shade A2 dual cure resin cement.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Single-Appointment, All-Ceramic Anterior Restorations

April 1, 2001 Stephen Tsotsos, DDS

An Historical Perspective

FIGURE 20 Immediate post-operative view of finished IPS Empress crown on #11.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Metal Free Post Options for the Endodontically Treated Anterior Tooth

April 1, 2001 Edward Lowe, BSc., DMD

Resurrection of endodontically treated teeth has traditionally involved a post, core, and crown.1 The use of a cast metal post and core has been the standard procedure taught in the curriculum of nearly all the dental schools. With the advent

FIGURE 17 Healthy gingival tissues and occlusal contours bring harmony and stability to patients' prognosis.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Success By Design: Not By Accident

April 1, 2001 Hugh Flax, DDS

It has been over sixty years since Dr. Charles Pincus introduced us to the “Hollywood Veneers.” Since that time we have been through several revolutions (and revelations) in esthetic/restorative care. Just being able to make tooth colored materials adhere to

FIGURE E New crown.
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General Dentistry: Troubleshooting With Composiposts: Some Thoughts and Suggestions

February 1, 2001 John D. Marotta BSc, DDS, MAGD, FICD, FADI

In 1994 when I first decided to use a Composipost, retrievability was my main concern. My patient’s lower left, first bicuspid had an old direct pulp cap that abscessed. I performed endodontics on the tooth but the pain did not

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Vital Tooth Whitening: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

July 1, 2000 Jordan Soll, DDS

The ability to improve the appearance of one’s smile by nightguard vital bleaching (or at-home bleaching) has been accepted in North America since 1989.1 With a greater degree of research being carried out and the results favorable when the technique

FIGURE 15 Final restoration. Notice the contour of the contact area, which replicates nature both functionally and esthetically.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: New Direct Posterior Composites Augmentation Rather Than Amputation of Tooth Structure

April 1, 2000 David A. Staples, BSc., DDS

Dentistry has done a remarkable job in providing excellent aesthetic, direct anterior restorations. We are now capable of doing similar for posterior teeth as well. The direct posterior composite has evolved now to the point where it not only looks

FIGURES 12-18 Central dominance and other treatment objectives have been met. Patient very satisfied with final result.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Options for Non-surgical Treatment of a Skeletal Class III Malocclusion

April 1, 2000 Antonio Mancuso, DDS, FAGD

Today’s revolution in aesthetic dentistry allows clinicians to offer patients a multitude of treatment options. With a variety of new materials and enhanced application techniques, we have numerous methods to improve the appearance of the anterior dentition. In particular, the

FIGURE 15 Post-operative lateral view. Compare to incisal edge position of teeth in Figure 4.
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COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Non-Orthodontic Correction of Class II, Division 2 Occlusion Using Porcelain Laminate Veneers

April 1, 2000 Thomas Gleghorn, DDS

The trend in dental materials and techniques today is “newer, stronger, better.” Whether discussing porcelain systems, bonding agents, or luting resins, most of the clinical cases shown in trade publications today highlight some new technique or material. Without the desire

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Setting The Stage For Porcelain Veneers – Joints, Orthodontics And Periodontics

November 12, 2019 Camila Caro, DDS, Dip Ortho, MSc (ORTHO), FRCD(C); Bruce Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Andrea Johnstone, BSc (Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C); Bradley Lands, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Aesthetic dentistry is not just about beautiful restorations. Careful diagnosis and interdisciplinary planning are required for predictable treatment outcomes that will satisfy the patient and stand the test of time. Prior to restorative treatment, the temporomandibular joints, face and smile

Continuing Education

Achieving Miraculous Solutions with MODERN MATRICES-Hands-On

October 16, 2019 by Clinical Research Dental

“The Innovative Solutions for the Modern Dental Practice 2019 Update” lecture is a prerequisite for this hands on course. Hands-On Includes: ANTERIOR EXERCISES – Modern composite preparations and matrixing for deep caries, peg laterals, and black triangle closures. Simplified. POSTERIOR

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The Modern Dental Revolution

July 2, 2019 Dr. George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The July edition of Oral Health regularly highlights new products, new techniques, and new technologies. These are the innovations that improve our patients’ oral and general health, and make clinical dentistry better, faster, and easier. Inventive approaches make the practice

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Adhesion: Past, Present, And Future

July 2, 2019 George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Adjunct Professor, Western University of Dental Medicine, Pomona CA

Bonding agents were tentatively introduced in the early 1970s. Since then, the evolution of adhesive techniques has transformed the scope of dental practice. Arguably, the high impact of bonded, appearance-transforming dental restoratives has propelled the dental profession into its greatest

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Why Your Social Media Matters And How To Make The Most Of It

July 1, 2019 Dr. Paola Ochoa

Attracting new patients and building customer loyalty are vital aspects of growing a dental practice. Although many strategies have been tested and used over the years (local advertising, newsletters, check-up reminder postcards, and e-mail), it is crucial to understand that

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Developing A System To Eliminate Cementation Failures: A Practical Understanding For Predictable Outcomes

April 3, 2019 Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract Cementation has a lengthy history in dentistry, with varied amounts of success along the way. As clinicians, we have seen numerous changes to formulations over the years. Each change is designed to improve our clinical results. However, misunderstanding the processes can

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Low Tech Approach – High Five Results! The Beauty Of The Direct Composite Mock-Up

April 3, 2019 Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASD, FASDA, FICD, ABAD

Esthetics is still one of the key driving forces in dentistry today – whether it is one tooth or an entire mouth. The persona created by a beautiful smile is seen as a true asset to one’s personality. Meeting the needs and

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Health-Driven Goals With Esthetic Outcomes

April 3, 2019 Amanda Seay

       Patients often present with the desire to maintain or improve their overall dental health and may state that their only goal is to have their teeth outlive them. They don’t desire a smile makeover or esthetic enhancement,

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An Interview With Dr. Galip Gurel

April 3, 2019 Dr. Galip Gurel; Dr. Les Rykiss

How did you come to put your focus on aesthetic dentistry? Well actually I’m coming from a family, which my father and mother used to be dentists. I opened my eyes in a dental practice and that was my first

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Minimally Invasive Smile Rejuvenation

April 3, 2019 Dan Ward, DDS

Introduction In today’s high-paced society, people want everything accomplished now. They do not want to wait. Extreme makeovers, which have been featured in the media, primed the public to search for quick-fix treatment solutions. These programs helped to educate the

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The Modern Dental Revolution

April 3, 2019 Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Welcome to the new look of Oral Health Journal! This gives us a new fresh look in keeping with the modern age of dentistry. It’s so important that we keep up with the times or we inevitably fade into the