Endodontic, Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry

Managing a Patient with Sleep Bruxism

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Published: Monday, 22 June 2015 11:47 Written by
Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar, DDS, FADI; Cyrus D.M. Afrashtehfar, MD; Nelly Huynh, PhD Sleep Bruxism A common sleep disorder defined as a repetitive jaw–muscle activity characterized by clenching or grinding of the teeth and/or by bracing or thrusting of the mandible during sleep.

Why Porcelain Breaks and Chips

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Published: Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:58 Written by
Ten Factors to Consider in the Restorative Process The fracturing of porcelain is most often related to one of these ten factors. Having a thorough understanding of the masticatory system is critical for obtaining a predictable result. The Dawson Philosophy of Complete Dentistry teaches a protocol for producing healthy tissues,…

How Disharmony Between the TMJs and the Occlusion Causes Harm

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Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:55 Written by

The Reasons Why Dentistry Fails: 10 Must Know Factors of Occlusion

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Published: Saturday, 20 June 2015 07:52 Written by
Understand these factors and you will never have to treat occlusal problems by guessing. 1. The Temporomandibular Joints: A practitioner that ignores either the TMJs or the dental occlusion will be unsuccessful at treating either one.You Will Learn... * Why all occlusal analysis starts with the TMJ’s * How disharmony…

Occlusal Equilibration- Does it work?

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Published: Monday, 15 June 2015 13:46 Written by
Following proper diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal equilibration can provide selected patients with the most conservative, predictable, and safest treatment possible.Occlusal equilibration can often help avoid the need for more complex treatments.Unfortunately, a rift among dental educators, coupled with confusion in the literature over its safety and effectiveness, leaves many…

Practical steps for Porcelain Dental Veneers

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Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:34 Written by
By Dr Wesam Alsadi BDS, orthodontic resident First appointment:-Shade Selection: -Clean teeth with pumice and water to remove any extrinsic stains, which exist. Select a tentative shade with your patient participating. Most patients want their teeth to be light. Many veneers are made with B1 porcelain since it is easier…
Dr. Ala Mohammed Ajaj, DDS. MSc Aesthetic Dentistry, Kings College London INTRODUCTIONThe use of composite resin as a restorative material for posterior teeth is gaining popularity amongst dentists as it offers more aesthetic replacement to enamel and dentine, and patient’s positively appreciate a better looking filling materials.
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of the partially edentulous condition, along with the current treatment modalities, to find the pattern of tooth loss and its relationship with gender and arches.

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