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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Phasing full mouth rehabilitation into manageable stages for you and the patient

Planning a full mouth reconstruction can be a long journey for both the patient and the dentist. I often will treatment plan the case in several stages. The patient will have to be stabilized with some form of provisional restorations so all the esthetic and occlusal parameters have b
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Is a Prosthodontic Treatment Right for You?

Everyone loves to laugh. We laugh at jokes, when we are enjoying the company of others, at special occasions, and even when we are all by ourselves observing our pet doing something totally outrageous. Laughing or smiling is the medicine for the soul. Yet there are many individuals wh
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