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Polishing direct anterior restorations

How to Get Polishing Right for Your Direct Restorations

It’s surprisingly easy to mess up the finishing and polishing part of a restoration protocol. On the one hand, it doesn’t seem as tricky, but on the other, if you over-contour and don’t use the right materials you may have a hard time achieving beautiful high polish esthetics. Why Polishing Matters for Direct Restorations Though […]

Dr. Lee Ann Brady Incisal Edge Translucency

The Number One Key to Achieving Esthetic Incisal Translucency

Esthetics are coming to dominate the dental scene as patients become more knowledgable about oral health and cosmetic options. If you want to benefit from this trend, you have to create superior esthetics and market your skills effectively. Incisal translucency is one area in particular where you can elevate the quality of restorations. by Dr. Lee […]

rehabilitation

#TBT Case of the Month: On the Road to Rehabilitation

A full-mouth rehabilitation involves the entire dental team. That means coordination through a variety of different communication channels, including lab scripts, phone calls, digital scans, etc. Getting it right is all about how well you can clarify your case expectations. On the blog, we’ve talked at length about patient communication and lab communication. Both are essential […]

Lab scripts with more information

Less Is Not More With Ceramic Dental Lab Scripts

Every dental case is unique, regardless of how similar they can sometimes feel after a long day of work at the practice. We know from experience, the more detail you include on the front end in your dental lab scripts, the more clearly we understand your expectations with each new case. Best Ceramic Dental Lab Scripts […]

Materials for a restoration

Selecting Materials for Restoration Longevity

The quality of the more simple treatments we provide – such as a single-tooth restoration involving a cavity – encourages patients to trust us with more complex dentistry. Little things in patient care can build up over time, eventually leading to case acceptance down the line or even greater loyalty. Handling caries, which often requires […]

Dr. Lee Ann Brady Veneers Case Post-Op

Case Review of Cosmetic Treatment for Cracked Anterior Veneers

One of the most rewarding types of patients to have is someone over fifty with a stable financial situation and the desire to finally invest in their oral health. There are many advantages to more mature patients, not least of which is their openness to complex care such as veneers. by Dr. Lee Ann Brady Replacing […]

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#TBT Case of the Month: Photography in Veneers Case Presentation

Photography is one of the easiest and most powerful ways of understanding patient goals and delivering on esthetic expectations. Read on for a veneers evaluation where dental photography was used in case presentation to open up discussion with the patient: Case #26: Seeing is Believing for Photographic Case Presentation Clinician: Dr. Jason Olitsky, Ponte Verda, Florida Patient […]

ovate pontics

An Introductory Guide to Treatment With Ovate Pontics

Missing teeth are a somewhat common phenomenon in dental treatments, but how to approach their replacement is unique to each dentist. For crowns and bridges, ovate pontics is one particularly effective method. Ovate Pontics for Crowns and Bridges The benefits of this egg-shaped process are multitude, starting with the esthetic upsides to complex cases. Ovate […]

Link between esthetics and a patient's occlusal relationship

Improving the Occlusal Relationship to Improve a Smile

Function and esthetics are more inextricably linked than you might think. As the research and practical understanding of occlusion increases, we continue to see that achieving a beautiful smile goes hand in hand with influencing healthier function. The occlusal relationship cannot be ignored. Occlusal Relationship and Esthetics Dental occlusion has been considered a controversial topic […]