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Spring cantilever bridge

spring cantilever bridge

What is a spring cantilever bridge? A spring cantilever bridge is one of those things that you might run into once in your career. They were never popular even in pre-dental implant days, but had their place. Spring cantilever bridge rationale The spring cantilever bridge replaces a single upper tooth that is lost. It can […]

Radiopaque jaw lesions

idiopathic osteosclerosis

Radiopaque lesions of the jaw Radiopaque lesion or area found on an x-ray? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. Be aware most of these are bet guesses and not biopsy confirmed, as most do not warrant that. An unknown radiopaque area or lesion is regular find in dentistry. So […]

Soft tissue graft

periodontal plastic surgery terms

Soft tissue graft – Periodontal soft tissue grafting Soft tissue graft procedures can fix many tooth and implant issues. Free gingival graft FGG Subepithelial connective tissue graft Coronally advanced flap or coronally positioned flap You can treat a class I Miller recession with a coronally advanced flap, add in a SECTG or FGG for class […]

Single implant two teeth

single implant two teeth

A single implant for two teeth? Single implant with two teeth on top is an option in some areas of the mouth. Usually we reserve this option for the anterior where the forces are lower. The single dental implant is often a choice in these areas due to the small mesial distal area available. Where […]

Brown spots on teeth near gums

Brown spots on teeth near gums

Brown spots on teeth near gums? What are the brown spots? Brown spots on teeth near gums is something we hear from some potential patients. So what are they? Browns spots on teeth near gums can be one of several things. The most common thing that these brown spots end up being is decay. The […]

Dental anxiety

dental anxiety

How the dental office can help with dental anxiety Dental anxiety is arguably the number one cause people do not come to the dental office. Anything the office can do to help with this anxiety will help both the patient and the dentist. How can staff help with dental anxiety? The first step is empathy […]

How to find a good dentist

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

Tips on how to find a good dentist Below is the text we have on a moving away page we give to patients that are leaving the area for good. Usually this is given to retired individuals that are moving away, but anyway can use these tips to help find a good dentist. Finding a […]

Radiolucency on pano

dentigerous cyst

What is that radiolucency on your pano? Radiolucency on pano? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. A radiolucency found on pano is a regular finding in dentistry. So what is the radiolucency that you found on the pano? Typically you can decide by location what the lesion is, but […]

Bad dental work

tooth

Filling not even close to where it should be When composite is placed on the tops of teeth where it should not be it will interfere with the bite. This will cause symptoms similar to the symptoms of someone needing a root canal. It needs to be adjusted back to where it belongs.