Increasing Restorative Success Means Making Smarter Choices During Provisionalization The scope of temporization goes beyond the protection of the prepared tooth. Maintenance of tooth position as well as gingival health and position surrounding the preparation during the provisional phase are just as important for optimal results. These conditions provide the ideal environment [...]
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Impression Accuracy Goes Beyond the Perfect Margin Courtesy of Dr. Robert Lowe Courtesy of Dr. Brad Carson Courtesy of Dr. Robert Ramsey There is no doubt that precise models of the prepared and opposing arches, properly articulated and mounted, give the lab technician [...]
Choosing an Adhesive That Really “Sticks” Adhesive dentistry has permeated into all aspects of direct and indirect restorative dentistry. This has marked a huge advance in dentistry from preservation of tooth structure with minimally invasive dentistry, to the ability to save a tooth with little remaining tooth structure. Improvements have been made from one [...]
Consistently Accurate Impressions Designed for You While the use of digital scanners and dental milling machines continue to rise, there is still the need for consistently accurate VPS impressions. The ability to precisely capture the prepared site and surrounding hard and soft tissue remains paramount to efficiently delivering the highest quality functional restoration regardless [...]
Demanding More from Your Sectional Matrix System There are many challenges to restoring a tooth back to its natural shape, contour, and shade using a direct composite technique. Fortunately, advances in composite restorative material and adhesion have enabled today’s dentist to control most of the esthetic variables and create results that closely [...]
Dr. Lowe graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982 and was a Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry until its closure in 1993. He maintains a private practice in Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL, lectures internationally and publishes in well-known dental journals on aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Lowe is a member [...]
Take Your Restorations to the Next Level with Evanesce Was it Evanesce’s ability to disappear into the tooth and mask the margin on your Class III’s and IV’s? Was it the ease that Evanesce condenses and adapts into your Class II preparations without slumping or pull-back? Or was it the speed [...]
Ceramic Adjustments Simplified: There is Value in Efficiency Indirect restorations leave the laboratory with a smooth, highly polished finish but despite the clinician’s effort to provide the lab with an accurate impression and essential occlusal information, there is a high likelihood of minor occlusal adjustments and possibly refinement of proximal contacts [...]
Direct Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which is Best for Your Patient? The porcelain veneer has evolved in the era of esthetic dentistry to represent the go-to restoration in transforming smiles. Compared to full crown coverage, the porcelain veneer preparation spares tooth structure while altering the shape and shade of the existing dentition, [...]
Optimizing Aesthetics and Predictability in the Placement of Posterior Composite Resin Restorations Dr. Lowe graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982 and was a Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry until its closure in 1993. He maintains a private practice in Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL, lectures internationally [...]