In yesterday's post I discussed the factors that impact wear resistance in modern composite materials. The great news is that we only have to think about the wear resistance of composite in areas of Read More
Composites & Wear
This week I have been preparing for a lecture at the USC Restorative Symposium called "Occlusal Considerations of Modern Composites". I have been using direct composite as a restorative material and Read More
Limited Group Function, Why and When?
Technically group function is simply when simultaneous contact occurs on multiple teeth on the maxilla and mandible during an excursive movement. The challenge is understanding for the practitioner Read More
Restricted Envelope of Function: The Corrected Proivisionals
In two previous posts I discussed a patient I suspected of having a restricted envelope of function due to his symptoms and repeatedly breaking his provisonals. At the last appointment when we remade Read More
Broken Provisionals: What Story Do They Tell?
[/caption] I spent the very end of the day into the 6pm hour remaking and adjusting an anterior provisional from the upper right canine to the upper left canine for the second time. By now for the Read More
Why Do We Alter The Occlusal Scheme
[/caption] The truth is we change the occlusion every time we use a handpiece on a occlusal table or incisal edge, Fortunately the changes we make are within the adaptive range of the majority of Read More