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You should use intraoral scans for fixed prosthetics, and here’s why

You should use intraoral scans for fixed prosthetics, and here’s why

Over the last decade, intraoral scanners (IOS) have impacted the dental industry in a huge way. Why? The reasons are simple. Digital scanning makes the entire dental impression process easier on you as a dentist, easier on your patients, and it saves valuable time....

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How to avoid the costs of dental lab remakes

How to avoid the costs of dental lab remakes

No one wants to deal with dental lab remakes … not you, not the dental lab, and certainly not your patient. An NCBI survey shows that nearly one-fifth of dentists reported having a remake rate of more than 4%. While that number may seem low, every mistake made...

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Night Guards in a Pandemic Era

Night Guards in a Pandemic Era

Anyone under heavy stress has probably exhibited some common traits. Rubbing your temples, furrowing your eyebrows… and clenching your teeth. These are all common, unconscious responses. Anybody – patients included – might complain about finances, relationships, or...

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8 Key Things to Look for in an Implant Lab

8 Key Things to Look for in an Implant Lab

Choosing the right dental lab is an important task. Without a trusted lab partner, you will be unable to fully deliver the quality implants your patients not only want – but deserve. So, what should you look for when partnering with a new implant lab?   1.  Advanced...

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Why You Should Choose KeySplint Nightguards

Why You Should Choose KeySplint Nightguards

What’s more frustrating than a bad habit you can’t overcome? Or even worse, one that you do in your sleep so you really can’t control it? We know that one of the most common dental issues your patients face is nocturnal grinding. You have probably already made...

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Loose Abutment Screw? You’re Not Alone.

Loose Abutment Screw? You’re Not Alone.

It’s an annoying fact. At some point in your career, a patient will come to you with a loose implant crown. Don’t feel bad – this is one of the most common and persistent problems in implant dentistry. According to The International Journal of Prosthodontics, 60% of...

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Taking Dental Impressions: Open Tray/Closed Tray/IOS

Taking Dental Impressions: Open Tray/Closed Tray/IOS

You’re committed to giving your patients top quality care, including offering implant services in your practice. Even though you do everything in your power to make them feel comfortable and at ease, there is one thing that every patient loathes – impression taking....

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Screw-Retained or Cement-Retained Zirconia Crowns?

Screw-Retained or Cement-Retained Zirconia Crowns?

Zirconia was introduced to dentistry a little more than ten years ago and has been the go-to material in our dental lab for some time. We like it for its versatility, due to its strength and esthetics. When it comes to implant restorations, screw-retained zirconia...

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Should You Use Authentic & Third-Party Parts For Your Dental Implant?

Should You Use Authentic & Third-Party Parts For Your Dental Implant?

Every dentist knows the challenges around choosing the right abutment when their patient needs a permanent implant restoration. The question of whether to use authentic or third-party implant parts for a patient is always an issue to address from the get-go. This post...

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