Final Prep Veneer

The Pendulum of Porcelain Veneer Preparation Design

You’ve heard of Shark Week? Well, here on the Gold Dust Blog we’re starting our very own “Veneer Month” series for the curious dental professional. Dr. Lee Ann Brady will delve into the ins-and-outs of veneer-specific topics over the next few weeks.  Preparation designs for porcelain veneers have varied dramatically over the years. We began […]

preparation design veneers

Close Gingival Embrasures with Veneer Preparation Design

Sound preparation design is the cornerstone of solving complex cases.  by Dr. Lee Ann Brady Recently I received a series of clinical photographs with a question, “What should I do to close the gingival embrasures?” It’s a common question and comes down to preparation design. We close gingival embrasures (or try to) routinely with direct […]

debonded restorations

Making DeBonded Restorations a Rare Occurrence

by Dr. Lee Ann Brady DeBonded Restorations are a source of confusion for many dentists. One situation that often baffles dentists is the debonding of a porcelain veneer. In the situation I am thinking of, all of the bonding resin stays behind and is well bonded to the tooth structure, so the veneer comes off clean. […]

Incompatible Dental Materials: What Not To Do

Incompatible dental materials can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back when taking an impression. The simple truth is this: What you don’t know about how labs use an impression can hurt you. If the prep is sent to the lab in a form that is inaccurate or unusable, this can only create more stress […]

Relining Impression

Relining: Impression Troubleshooting Challenge #8

Relining an impression leads to inaccuracy, though many dentists assume it will save them money. For our final post on impression troubleshooting, we’re looking at an issue that arises when dentists mistakenly assume that cost-saving measures will actually use less time and money in the end. In the previous seven impression troubleshooting blogs, we focused […]