My Version of All on Four Treatment

All on Four treatment is a treatment concept that aims to provide a fixed full arch treatment on the day of surgery.  It has been around for at least a decade and I must admit I am not a big fan of this treatment solution initially.  Don’t get me wrong.  It is a wonderful solution for
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This Case Exceeded My Expectation!

This case was completed a few years ago.  I learned a lot while doing this case.  I learned even more following up on this case years later.  When this patient came to me, she had a lot of issues. To name a few, she had an occlusal problem with a large CR/MIP discrepancy, a set of ill
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My implant crown got loose soon after it got delivered

My implant crown got loose soon after it got delivered This is something I keep seeing at the dental school….the implant crowns that are delivered  by the dental students few days or few months after get loose.  This is not something I see in my own cases.  It can be due to a lo
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What is Going Through My Mind As I Approach This Anterior Reconstruction?

What is Going Through My Mind As I Approach This Anterior Reconstruction? This case had a lot of pre-prosthetic planning, exploring various treatment options. We planned with a diagnostic wax up and a surgical stent was fabricated. Dr. Sari Hershenfield did the surgical phase and had
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The First Implant I placed was a Branemark MK3 Implant

The first implant I placed was a Branemark MK3 implant, which was an external hex implant.  This was in 2002, almost two decades ago.  At the time, I had to learn so many different screw drivers because the company had a driver for so many different prosthetic components.  There was a
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Design Consideration for an Implant Bar

I must admit, when it comes to designing and fabricating an implant bar, I get a little lazy.  I do all the initial planning, making sure I take a good impression capturing both the implant information and the soft tissue information.  I go through my usual steps for taking jaw relati
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Introducing Abutment Retrieval Instrument for Implants with Conical Connection

Today I want to talk about this specific instrument I learned about while having to retrieve a broken zirconia abutment.  If you have read some of my previous posts, one of my most read posts has to do with broken implant screw removal.  In my practice, I get referred for many implant
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Considerations for Young Patients Requiring Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone

Treating young patients with missing teeth in the anterior area has very unique challenges.  They can be missing anterior teeth for different reasons, most commonly from trauma or from congenital reasons.  And often times, they are growing physically and learning to manage their emoti
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Unusual Method of Retrieving a Locked Implant Denture

When I was in first year prosthodontic residency, one of my mentors said to us as residents, that before we graduate, all of us will have lock our dentures once while picking up the attachments chairside.    Well somehow I managed to never lock a denture during my three year residency
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Finding Love in the Dental Office

Today is Valentine’s Day and I want use this opportunity to share some incredible love stories I have witnessed over the years working as a dentist.  OK. I know!  Who would expect to find love in the dental office?  In fact, most people hate going to the dentists.  But the truth is, f
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