More Restorative Articles

Scott Froum, DDS

Restoration of a damaged dental implant due to removal of a fractured screw: thinking outside the box

Dental implant success has been well documented in the literature; however, failure does occur. Typically, failure can be categorized as either early or late. Dr. Scott Froum, co-editor of Surgical-Restorative Resource, presents a case that highlights a unique method of implant restoration when damage occurs to the implant fixture due to the attempted removal of a fractured screw.

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Should mini implants be used for crown and bridge restorations on implants? Dr. Stacey Simmons shares a case study and discusses why these clinical situations should probably be left to regular diameter implants.

Marshall D. Fagin, DDS

Making accurate dental impressions when faced with anatomical challenges: mandibular tori

Getting an impression right the first time saves time and money. The unique properties of the impression material you use can aid in making that accurate impression, especially when faced with anatomical challenges such as mandibular tori. Dr. Marshall D. Fagin takes you through a step-by-step technique guide using Ivoclar’s new Virtual XD wash materials.

Brandon G. Katz, DDS

Diabetic control and its relationship with restoration of the edentulous mouth with removable prostheses

Many topics have been investigated regarding the oral health care and restoration of the oral cavity in diabetic patients. Dr. Brandon G. Katz looks at the science regarding whether or not restoring edentulous diabetic patients with the use of removable complete dentures either aids or hinders the patients’ ability to control their glycemic levels and diabetic status.

Evelyn Shine, DDS

Opening vertical dimension: how do you do it?

A 60-year-old male patient presents to the dental office with the following chief complaint: “My lower teeth are getting shorter.” Dr. Evelyn Shine presents a case study for opening vertical dimension.

David R. Rice, DDS

Orthodontic aligner impressions made easy

Capturing ideal, full-arch orthodontic aligner impressions can be a challenge. With the new properties of Virtual XD, taking orthodontic aligner impressions has become easier and extremely accurate. Here, Dr. David Rice takes you through the process step by step.

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Harmony in prosthodontics

Complex cases can involve multiple prosthetic procedures, each with its own materials and techniques. It can be challenging to achieve esthetic and functional harmony between fixed and removable prosthetics on implants and natural teeth. Dr. Guillaume Gardon-Mollard shares a case involving a 40-year-old patient with adult aggressive periodontitis, aggravated by tobacco use, who visited his office for an oral rehabilitation.

Stacey Simmons, DDS

Managing dental trauma

Accidents will happen! Improving treatment outcomes in traumatic dental injuries is partially dependent on our ability to assess the situation and render the appropriate care. Dr. Stacey Simmons goes through several of her own cases and suggests protocols for each.

Thomas Teel, DDS

Bulk-fill composites: a step-by-step case presentation

For decades, posterior direct composite restorations have enabled clinicians to provide patients with minimally invasive and esthetic restorations as an alternative to amalgam fillings. Since the introduction of direct composites, however, clinicians have faced a variety of challenges with their placement, handling, wear, and esthetics. Dr. Thomas Teel presents a clinical case for which a bulk-fill composite provides an ideal restorative option for clinicians and patients.

Guillaume Gardon-Mollard, DDS


There is very little evidence of a statistical relationship between occlusion and periodontal disease, yet it is important that periodontal treatment always be part of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plan whose ultimate goal is oral function. Dr. Guillaume Gardon-Mollard presents a clinical case study of a 30-year-old young woman, nonsmoker, with no current medical condition, whose chief complaints are tooth mobility and gingival bleeding.

Stacey Simmons, DDS

All-On-4 treatment option: a case report

Dr. Stacey Simmons presents a case using the All-On-4 technique as an exceptional way to restore a patient’s dentition without the hassle for which removable prostheses are famous. The doctor, oral surgeon, and lab technician all need to be intimately involved with the treatment planning process in order to deliver a final prosthesis that will function and service the patient for life. What makes this option ideal is that the surgery and restoration are completed on the same day.

Marshall Hanson, DDS

The advantages of having an in-office ceramic furnace in your dental practice

Dr. Marshall Hanson explains how owning an in-office ceramic oven can benefit our patients as well as our dental practices by increasing efficiency, clinical predictability, and profitability, as well as reducing stress.

Jonathan Ford, DMD

Dentist-induced peri-implantitis

The restoring dentist directly controls one of the risk factors of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis: residual cement. Dr. Jonathan Ford discusses a recent clinical case he encountered and stresses the need to be extremely diligent when cementing any type of restoration on implants.

Peter Mann, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Creating ideal cosmetic results for smile reconstruction: A tribute to Dr. Harvey F. Perlow

Dr. Harvey F. Perlow was one of Dr. Peter Mann’s great mentors early in his career as a dentist. In this article, Dr. Mann goes through Dr. Perlow’s five key principles in creating ideal cosmetic results when reconstructing a person’s smile.

Guillaume Gardon-Mollard, DDS

Dental implant therapy in the future

Contrary to a common belief of patients and even of some dentists, dental implant therapies are not everlasting. Guillaume Gardon-Mollard, DDS, goes through a case of a 61-year-old woman, with no particular health problem who comes to his practice, seeking help to escape from an implant rehabilitation dead end.