Prosthetically Driven Implant Dentistry: Are we really doing that?

Prosthetically driven implant dentistry is a term I have heard for the last twenty years. We should be aiming to place the implants where the teeth are but not where the bone is. We should be planning carefully so the implants are placed in a way that the prosthesis will be strong, functional, hygienic and […]

MY SEQUENCE OF STEPS IN EVALUATING YOUR FIXED RESTORATION

MY SEQUENCE OF STEPS IN EVALUATING YOUR FIXED RESTORATION PRIOR TO CEMENTATION As a dental student, I remember that prior to inserting a crown, I have to check for several things. I have to check for the margin, the fit, the occlusion the contacts, the contour, the shade and more. I thought these are common […]

Making A Quick Temporary When There Is No Crown To Work With

Making A Quick Temporary When There Is No Crown To Work With There are many ways to treat this broken lateral incisor. Some may want to extract it for an implant. Some may want to save it with a crown. This is a young patient with a gummy smile on limited funds. We decided to […]

Keeping my Temp Crown A Little Longer

When a tooth requiring a full coverage restoration has a very short clinical crown height, one of the first thing I asked myself is how to improve the retention and resistance form.  There are many ways to do that and they include building up a core, using accessory grooves and boxes during tooth preparation or […]

Removing Your Temporary Crown And Bridge

Removing Your Temporary Crown And Bridge Do you ever get nervous when it is time to remove your temporary crown and bridge? You are worried that you may not be able to remove it? Or that your abutments will break upon removal?  Well today, I want to talk about the techniques in removing your temporary […]

Patients with Terminal Dentition

I see a lot of patients with terminal dentition.  Their teeth have gone through several generations of dentistry and finally the dentistry has failed and require more dentistry.  It’s not that these patients haven’t had extensive dentistry before.  They are familiar with what dentistry has to offer and the costs behind it.  But often times […]

Squeezing Through a Tight Space (Tight Interproximal Contact)

Many years ago when I was teaching in the Grad Prosthodontic clinic, I saw a fixed case that the resident was going to try in and I quickly made a comment that the bridge had tight contacts.  And the resident immediately asked me how I can tell that it had tight contacts.  And my response […]