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Case Studies

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#TBT Case of the Month: Aesthetic Implant Case With Mixed Media Materials

Restorative materials pose a significant challenge for many clinicians when dealing with an implant case. Balancing the needs of the patient with intended outcomes for aesthetics, overarching case considerations, chair time, and finances can be understandably tricky. In this case, Dr. Shapiro presents pre- and post-op photos and his treatment procedure for a complicated implant rehab. […]

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Utilizing Digital Dentistry to Predict Restorative Outcomes: Part 2

Digital dentistry represents an exciting new frontier for prediction of restorative outcomes. In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Catalano described how the general dentist can use Invisalign to predict what restorations a patient will need after orthodontic treatment. He introduced a case with digital rendering of the outcome beforehand. His patient John had accepted treatment […]

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#TBT Case of the Month: Timing is Everything for Full Mouth Rehabilitation Treatment

You never know at what point people will accept their treatment. The patient in this case was diagnosed for a full mouth rehabilitation three years before starting his treatment. Case #19: Timing of Case Acceptance for Full Mouth Rehabilitation Treatment Clinician: Dr. Mike Smith, Phoenix, AZ While we diagnose patients for treatment who exhibit clear clinical indications, […]

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Social Media and Selfies in a Restoration Case

What distinguishes a ‘good’ case from a ‘bad’ case? The answer to that question can be surprisingly complex. Interestingly, social media can have a powerful impact on the perceived success or failure of a case. A case where the patient was excited and pleased throughout might feel more enjoyable than one where you were able […]

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#TBT Case of the Month: Meeting Aesthetic Desires in a Tough Economy

It’s important to fully meet patients’ aesthetic desires, despite outside conditions that might be affecting the economy or the larger world. Below, one dentist describes a case that emphasized delivering on expectations. Case #17: Achieving Aesthetic Desires in a Tough Economy Clinician: Dr. Mike Maroon, Berlin, CT The desire for aesthetic improvements in one’s smile does not disappear […]

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Throwback Thursday Case of the Month: Taking a Patient’s Smile From Fair to Fabulous With Empress Aesthetics Veneers

We love Empress Aesthetics at Gold Dust Dental because it ensures gorgeous custom restorations. Our dentists appreciate the predictable results in everything from dental implants, conservative inlay/onlays, and crown and bridgework to smile designs and complex reconstructions. Truly, the right materials can take a patient’s smile from fair to fabulous.  Read on to see case results and a […]

#ThrowbackThursday Case of the Month: Minimal Prep Aesthetic Case

A post-ortho aesthetic case requires detailed treatment planning to achieve a successful result. Read on to learn how one dentist used a conservative restorative solution for exactly this purpose. Case #15: Post-Ortho Aesthetic Case Success A 17-year-old patient presented with unsatisfactory post-ortho results. After fracturing teeth #8 and #9 in a skateboarding accident, composite bonding was a stopgap measure […]

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Case of the Month: Creating an Occlusion That Resists Parafunction

Patients who parafunction present a significant challenge because they require precise occlusal techniques. On top of that, there is a higher likelihood they will break restorations. Read on to learn how one dentist approached a cosmetic case where parafunction posed initial complications. Case #14: Treatment Planning and Occlusion When Parafunction Exists Clinician: Dr. Eric Rouah, Toronto, Ontario-Canada […]