File separation

root canal file separation

What to do about an endodontic file separation? Endodontic file separation during a root canal can and does occur. So what can we do about and what should we do about it? What happens when you have an root canal file separation? The first thing we will do is evaluate the situation. As you can […]

Rosen screw powerball screw MUA

rosen screws

What are Rosen and Powerball screws? Direct to MUA screws, like Rosen screws and Powerball screws, allow direct to MUA connection without the titanium base (titanium chimney). These screws ideally allow for the elimination of the titanium base or titanium chimney in an all on x prosthesis. Why direct to MUA? The argument for these […]

Short dental implants

short dental implants

What is the current thinking on short dental implant? Short dental implants will continue to grow in popularity as they offer a lot of advantages. Where and when we can use them effectively will continue to be an issue that we research. Short dental implant research Short dental implants are a suitable alternative.  Tong IJOMI […]

White spot removal

remove white spots on teeth

How do you remove white spots on teeth? To remove white spots on teeth we need to remove the enamel and replace it in some manner. Methods for tooth removal of the white spot. The main methods for enamel removal is mechanical or chemical. Chemical removal is often called microabrasion. This technique is nice for […]

Implant drill speed

dental Implant drill speed

What dental implant drill speed is ideal? What are the benefits of different drill speeds? Dental implant drill speed is something that has a decent amount of research on it but the topic is still controversial. We feel the main reasons are that there are other factors that come into play and probably play a […]

Deep interproximal cavities

Deep interproximal cavities

Tips and tricks on how to fill deep interproximal cavities Deep interproximal cavities are tricky to repair for several reasons. So what can you do to make live easier on yourself when restoring deep decay? Bone removal Removing some bone in the area of the decay may be necessary. We have found doing a separate […]

Abutment fracture

zirconia fragment tool

The abutment of either a titanium or zirconia can fracture Dental implant abutment fractures can happen. There is certain situations that are more common. Zirconia dental implant abutments are far more likely to fracture Dentaltown thread on when a zirconia abutment breaks JPD study from 2017 from Saponaro showing the novel use of a plastic […]

2022

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

ADA dental code updates for 2022 ADA dental code updates by category. Most of the changes are nomenclature or grammar and we will not discuss those changes. Endodontic code changes for 2022 A new code for the temporary we place after doing a root canal now exists. The code is D3911. Also a dental code […]

Andrew’s bridge

andrews bridge

What is an Andrew’s bridge in dentistry? Andrew’s bridge is the name of a removable partial overdenture that uses teeth for support. Some appear to use implants as support as well. It appears and functions in a very similar manner to a Hadar bar. When is a good time to consider an Andrew’s bridge? When […]

Cheilitis

cheilitis

Are you suffering from cheilitis or  lip inflammation? Cheilitis is a common issue that we dentists see on a regular basis. The vast majority of cases are minor can can be self limiting. What is cheilitis? Cheilitis means lip inflammation and most would just say chapped lips. There are many excellent images to help diagnosis […]

Healing abutment stuck

Healing abutment stuck

How to safely remove a stuck healing abutment A stuck healing abutment can be a little intimidating, especially the first few times you run into one. Often you are nervous you will torque the implant out. If that does happen with a stuck healing cap then the implant was not going to be successful anyway, […]

Dental implant failure

dental implant failure due to anterior cantilever

Common reasons for dental implant failure Dental implant failures can broadly be put into 3 categories; poor planning or execution by the doctor, mechanical failure, and host failure. Often there is a mixture of these reasons. Poor planning or execution by the doctor is the number one reason for a short term failure. Although we […]

Gum graft around implants

gum graft around dental implant

What are the options for a gum graft around dental implants? Gum graft around dental implants are something we do to increase the amount of healthy thick keratinized tissue. When is a gum graft around a dental implant beneficial? Although there is some debate on the issue, many believe thick keratinized tissue is beneficial to […]