More Restorative Articles

Lewis Sharp, CDT

Zirconia: the next best restorative material?

With the increasing demand for zirconia restorations, manufacturers continue to develop more esthetic zirconia materials that allow the technician greater flexibility to create beautiful, natural-looking restorations. Lewis Sharp, CDT, examines the characteristics of zirconia and presents two case studies.

Kevin Henry

Eight great new products introduced at the 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting

After walking the halls of the Javits Center and seeing what's new and what's hot in the dental industry, here are eight new products that Kevin Henry thinks will make an immediate impact in dental practices around the country.

Chris Salierno, DDS

Centric relation mysteries, Part 2: when do we need it?

In Part 2 of this series, Surgical-Restorative Resource co-editor Dr. Chris Salierno continues his discussion of centric relation and considers situations that may benefit from this special jaw relationship.

Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD

What is the best ceramic for veneers?

Dr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists’ opinions worldwide, and personal observation. In this video, he gives his views on the best ceramic to use for veneers.


Dr. Stephen Kirkpatrick writes in response to the article 'Simplifying occlusion to gain patient acceptance' by Dr. Mark T. Murphy

Dr. Stephen L. Kirkpatrick, from Olympia, Wash., explains why Dr. Murphy’s occlusion article from the September issue of Surgical-Restorative Resource struck a nerve, on two counts.

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Detecting cement in the peri-implant sulcus

Retained cement around an implant can lead to peri-implantitis, and in some cases implant failure. Valerie Sternberg Smith, RDH, BS, suggests when and how to remove cement from implant restorations.

Anthony J. Reganato, DDS, MS

Three-in-one abutment offers surgical and restorative simplicity

Dr. Anthony Reganato says implant dentistry doesn’t have to be complicated. He explains the four different uses for the versatile BioHorizons® 3inOne abutment, and how this implant material makes things simpler.

Chris Salierno, DDS

Centric relation mysteries, Part 1: what is it and how do we find it?

Surgical-Restorative Resource co-editor Dr. Chris Salierno explores the definition of centric relation and offers his view on how to find a practical mandibular position that is sustainable.

Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD

Simplifying occlusion to gain patient acceptance

Dr. Mark Murphy explains how the educational co-discovery process is a great beginning for most patients to become motivated to accept treatment, particularly in the area of occlusion.

Gerald L. Herman, DMD

Bucco-lingual 'dimple' technique for removing full-crown and cast-metal restorations

The removal or retrieval of existing permanently cemented crowns and cast-metal restorations is not an exact science. It is unpredictable and not always without undesirable consequences. Dr. Gerald L. Herman presents a technique here that, if applied judiciously, will greatly facilitate removal of permanently cemented full-crown and cast-metal restorations.

Amanda Seay, DDS

Prosthetic management of surgical complications using e.max

This case study discusses the esthetic challenges of a bone graft/implant gone bad. Dr. Amanda Seay restores with e.max and pink porcelain.

Stuart J. Froum, DDS

My patient's implant is bleeding; what do I do?

Dr. Stuart Froum discusses the two disease entities accompanied by inflammation of the soft tissue around a dental implant: mucositis and peri-implantitis. He describes the manifestations, risk factors, and complications.

Gregg A. Helvey, DDS

The crown technique gets a paradigm shift

Dr. Gregg A. Helvey describes a little-known crown technique that conserves tooth structure and minimizes invasiveness.

Edward Goldin, DDS

Implant provisionalization: the key to implant esthetics

In today’s state of implant dentistry, simply achieving osseointegration and creating a functional restoration is not enough; patients have come to expect highly esthetic results regardless of whether or not we are restoring teeth or implants. Dr. Edward Goldin teaches you a few easy steps to make a screw-retained implant provisional restoration that will set the stage for your final crown.

Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS

CAD/CAM dentistry for the private practice

Is CAD/CAM technology a reality for private practice? Dr. Dean Vafiadis says emphatically YES! and gives you the hows and whys.