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The Four Possible Causes for Lack of Tooth Display

Next time a patient presents with minimal tooth display, refer to this article for four potential causes.

| 1 week ago

6 Steps For Creating an Ovate Pontic

The goal of an ovate pontic treatment is to create a natural appearance. The following steps will guide you to an ideal result.

| 2 weeks ago

Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 5

Learn how to restore endodontically-treated central incisors with existing metal ceramic crowns.

| 2 months ago

Spear Releases Free Esthetic Analysis Checklist For Better Treatment Planning

Esthetic analysis is the foundation of the Spear approach to systematic treatment planning. Make sure you're properly evaluating your patient with this...

| 3 months ago

A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 3 months ago

Enhancing the Esthetic Outcome of Posterior Restorations

How can you ensure your posterior restorations look their best for optimum esthetic and functional results?

| 4 months ago

Restoring Discolored Endodontically Treated Teeth: Case 2

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how treated a patient who presented with discolored endodontically treated central incisors with existing veneers.

| 4 months ago

Just the Basics Please, Part II: Restoring the Single Implant

In my last segment, I went through the basic parts and pieces of implants to give some insight into what is a mystery for many. As I mentioned in...

| 5 months ago

Correction of Misaligned Teeth with Restorations

What are the benefits, limitations and risks associated with correcting misaligned teeth through restorative treatment?

| 8 months ago

When is Canine Substitution Appropriate?

This article outlines particular criteria that must be met when planning a canine substitution.

| 10 months ago

Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 1 year ago

Radiographs and Cement: You Can't Handle the Truth!

This case is an important example of the fact that radiographs only tell some of the story when it comes to restorations.

| 1 year ago