Vinyl Polysiloxane and Polyether impression materials are stiff enough that material that locks under a bridge pontic or through a large gingival embrasure can make removal of the impression from the
Last week we had a team meeting on Wednesday. This is something we do about every 4-6 weeks. We block out the entire afternoon, order in lunch for everyone and plan some valuable time together. It is
We are all on the search for the perfect matrix system. Our hope would be to find one system that works every time. Working would be defined as sealing the margins of the prep so we have minimal to no
Fabricating provisionals for anterior veneers can be one of the most challenging of our clinical procedures. For some it is such a challenge that they hesitate to offer veneers to their patients.
Making a silicone matrix to fabricate provisional has several goals and they include accurate replication of the model being used to form the matrix and efficiency in fabricating the provisional. One
Last week at the Seattle Study Club Symposium I was talking with a group of the other presenters and we were all remarking how implant restorations have come full circle back to screw retained. It is
One of the most important factors when considering using an all-ceramic material like zirconia or lithium disilicate (e-max) is the presence of adequate space for the connectors. Fabricating an all
The sensitivity or responsiveness of a dental pulp is a key indicator to vitality. Over the years people have developed varying methods to test the responsiveness of teeth including cold, heat and
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