External Cervical Resorption

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External Cervical Resorption Treatment options External cervical resorption and the subset of extra canal invasive resorption can be detrimental to a tooth. This pages discusses external cervical resorption treatment options and also discusses some general information about external invasive cervical root resorption. What is External Cervical Resorption and external invasive cervical root resorption? External resorption […]

Reduction coping

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Reduction coping Reduction coping is useful for us dentists if we need more room for a dental crown after we already prepped and impressed the tooth. This most often occurs on second molars as it is difficult to properly evaluate the clearance of a second molar. To me personally it also happens more often on […]

Opaquer dental

opaquer dental

Comparison of different opaquer dental materials Opaquer dental materials are made to block out dark metal in dentistry. As a result we often use dental opaquers for endodontic access on a crown that has metal like a PFM or on metal abutments for dental implants. Comparison of 5 opaquer dental materials My favorite opaquer for […]

Dental insurance issues

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Dental Insurance issues that a dentist cares about Collection of dental insurance issues I have seen come up and see asked again and again. Is it legal to waive co-pays? Well that depends. Never for government programs like Medicaid. My opinion is that it legal as long as you follow some of the rules. Here […]

Zirconia dental implants

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What are zirconia dental implants? Zirconia dental implants are similar to titanium dental implants except they are made from a zirconia instead of a titanium alloy. Who can get zirconia dental implants? Well anyone can get a zirconia dental implant but the real question is who should get a zirconia dental implant.  The answer depends […]

Porcelain veneers and composite veneers

Composite veneers and porcelain veneers

Thinking of porcelain veneers or composite veneers? What is the difference between porcelain dental veneers and composite dental veneers? Well this weeks case of the week we ended up using both styles of dental veneers and crowns for Greg. Greg had some issues with decay around an old veneer in front.  Although esthetics was not […]

Bruxzir crown fracture

bruxzir crown fracture

Bruxzir crown fracture Yes, Bruxzir crown fracture does occur. When it does it is often due to poor prep design or poor handling of the material. If you want to see some zirconia framework fractures click here. Bruxzir crown fracture due to poor prep design The main prep design issue is not giving the laboratory […]