Clinical complications, deconstructed: Restorative dentistry and the dental lab

Oct. 24, 2022
Frustrated with your dental lab? How can you get restorations that live up to your expectations? This new gallery offers expert solutions for some clinical issues you may experience in restorative dentistry.
Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

We’ve compiled some of the best clinical solutions for your restorative dentistry complications. In this gallery, you’ll learn how to prevent titanium base debonding and failure, what to do if an implant screw becomes loose, why the crown the lab made doesn’t fit, and how you can get restorations from your lab that live up to your expectations. You’ll also learn how to use an implant verification jig to ensure that your screw-retained restoration framework fits on the model AND in your patient’s mouth.

Enjoy the slideshow, and check out our other clinical complications galleries:

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About the Author

Scott Froum, DDS | Editorial Director

Scott Froum, DDS, a graduate of the State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, is a periodontist in private practice at 1110 2nd Avenue, Suite 305, New York City, New York. He is the editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory and serves on the editorial advisory board of Dental Economics. Dr. Froum, a diplomate of both the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Osseointegration, is a volunteer professor in the postgraduate periodontal program at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He is a PhD candidate in the field of functional and integrative nutrition. Contact him through his website at or (212) 751-8530.