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Clinical Tip Occlusal Anatomy Posterior Restorations

Occlusal Anatomy and Staining Characteristics for Posterior Restorations

So much attention is placed on the esthetics of the anterior teeth and not as much on the posterior teeth. But when you are looking at beautiful smiles, the posterior teeth do come into view and can either enhance the smile or distract from it. That’s where occlusal anatomy becomes so important. by Dr. Chris Catalano […]

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#TBT Case of the Month: Not Leaving Veneers Esthetics to Chance

Veneers are the perfect way to give patients their dream esthetics. Still, they require close collaboration with the dental lab and a willingness to seek out the very best. Here, Dr. Nosti demonstrates an ideal technique that delivered on his patient’s esthetic goals: Case #28: Successful Esthetic Veneers Clinician: Dr. John Nosti, New Jersey Patient Background A […]

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Simple Tricks for Getting Gorgeous Intra-Oral Dental Photography

Gorgeous intra-oral dental photography can be a challenge for numerous reasons. Number one involves the conditions of the oral environment: It can get pretty dang foggy! Capturing Awesome Intra-Oral Dental Photography Capturing retracted occlusal shots means you have to utilize your mirrors. You need this type of image for so many different purposes. Think more accurately […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]