Preparation designs for porcelain veneers have varied dramatically over the years. We began utilizing them as a conservative alternative to full coverage and strove to do a minimal prep. Then the
One of the most challenging restorative situations is matching a single central incisor. There are many factors that affect our ability to fool the eye and have a restored central appear to be an
[/caption] Once we have planned incisal edge or gingival position changes there can be a variety of next steps. We may want a way to show the patient the impact of the proposed esthetic changes
Friday's post discussed the common diagnosis of altered passive eruption. We looked at the process and how to identify patients whose dental esthetics has been negatively impacted by this process.
I had the pleasure today of seeing a young woman whose chief concern was short square teeth. Orthodontic treatment was recently completed and she is routinely wearing her retainers. The clinical exam
Continuing towards the most popular post of 2011, coming in at #2 was "The Starburst Bevel on Anterior Composites", published on December 6. I wrote this post after having the privilege to hear Dr,
Veneers are a conservative way to offer patients exquisite esthetics. Keeping veneer provisionals in place is one of the challenges to achieving these results. It seems like either they are constantly
[/caption] Years ago the majority of our porcelain restorations were completed with layered powder liquid ceramics to create the esthetics. Today because of our new monolithic materials with
[/caption] Yet again I have to say thank you to Dr. Brian LeSage. I have been having a blast incorporating a technique I learned at his lecture a month ago into my anterior composite preparations.
[/caption] It is common for patients to present with what dental professionals would call a "gummy" smile. This appearance of excessive gingiva above the cervical of the maxillary anterior teeth in