The Power of Acrylic Dentures

As a prosthodontist, many people really have no idea what I do. However, when I say that I am a dentist, then they know that I look at teeth. But what I really like to tell them is that I change peoples’ life by giving them back their smile, by restoring their self-esteem and allowing
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Implant Restoration in the Anterior Esthetic Zone

Whether it is from trauma, infection or congenital reason, when front teeth are missing or non restorable, unlike any other area, there is a strong desire for the patient to replace them.  And many times, the most suitable treatment option often involves the use of dental implants. To
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Minimizing Implant Prosthetic Complications-Other Considerations

Since I started writing these posts, I saw in increase in referral from my colleagues with implant related complications.  Many of their patients have received treatment outside North America with different implant systems and treatment philosophies.  As I am seeing more of these comp
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Occlusal Considerations in Implant Restorations

Whenever there is a prosthetic complication in implant restorations, it can be frustrating for both the dentist and the patient. I started my initial post with describing how I deal with broken implant screws. Then I followed up with a post describing possible causes for broken screws
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How to Handle Multiple Unit Implant Restorations

This post is a continuation of my previous two posts.  My initial post talked about how I deal with broken screws.  Then I expanded on some of the possible causes for broken screws in my following post, dealing specifically with issues with inserting single tooth implant restorations.
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Tips On Inserting Your Single Tooth Implant Restoration

My last post on how I manage broken screws was such a big hit that I think I covered a topic that many people are interested in.  It gives me great pleasure to know the little tricks I learned from my mentors and the ones I discovered by myself can be beneficial to others.  I thought
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How I Deal With Broken Screws

In my practice, I get some referrals for handling broken screws.  And if you have worked with dental implants long enough, you may run into a situation in dealing with broken screws you caused or someone else has caused. I don’t claim to be an expert in dealing with broken screws but
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Don’t Forget the Lips!

When prosthetic treatment involves the anterior teeth, there are two considerations that must be kept in mind: the functional and the esthetic factors that must be carefully designed to ensure a favourable outcome. For the esthetic aspect of the design, many people often talk about th
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Checking Occlusion on Anterior Teeth

Restoring anterior teeth can be more challenging then restoring the posterior teeth. The esthetic demand of your patients adds another dimension to your treatment planning and patient management. In addition, anterior teeth cannot be altered without consideration to the patient’s occl
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Appreciating the Dental Laboratory Steps

In most dental schools, doing laboratory work for your prosthetic work is always part of the dental curriculum. This may include simple pouring of dental impressions, making custom trays and occlusal wax rims to more advanced steps such as diagnostic wax ups, casting your own framewor
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