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Clinical Articles2024-05-16T10:31:13-04:00

Multilayer Composite Technique for Extraordinary Outcomes in Common Clinical Situations

By Megan Shelton, DMD

Responsible esthetic dentistry embraces the notion of optimizing esthetic results with minimal tooth structure removal while acknowledging the inherent risk to the dentition as a result of any restorative intervention. It is this systemic approach that underlies my esthetic treatment planning and, more often than not, multilayered composite allows me to provide the highest quality esthetic dentistry with the least impact to tooth structure.

April 12th, 2023|

Ask the Expert: An Interview with Nate Lawson, DMD, MA, PhD on the Fabrication of Temporary Restorations

By Nate Lawson, DMD, MA, PhD

There are several methods used to fabricate temporary restorations. They range in complexity from “block” temporaries, formed from the free-hand carving of set temporary material placed over the prepared tooth, to pre-fabricated stainless steel or acrylic temporary crowns to 3D printed or milled temporaries.

April 4th, 2023|

Smile Enhancement in the Era of Minimal Tooth Reduction

By Dimple Desai, DDS, AAACD

There is a constant stream of social media content depicting a wide variety of methods of improving one’s smile. These vary from at-home and in-office tooth whitening to actual dental procedures that alter existing tooth shape and positioning. In many cases, viewing even moderate tooth reduction on these social media platforms can produce anxiety in a patient that is actually contemplating such a dental procedure.

April 3rd, 2023|

A Conservative Approach to Restoring the Worn Anterior Dentition

By Newton Fahl, DDS, MS

Long-term restorative treatment of the worn dentition can be a complex endeavour and possibly extend beyond the scope and experience of the general dentist. Additionally, restoration of this compromised dentition may require other health disciplines’ involvement to address any psycho-social factors that may limit the long-term success of the restorative treatment.

April 3rd, 2023|

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