You Practicing Evidence-Base Dentistry?

Mrs. Jones and her husband presented to my Prosthodontic Specialty clinic for an additional opinion regarding her treatment options to improve her existing oral condition. After conducting an interview with Mrs. Jones and completing a comprehensive clinical examination, along with diagnostic records, I presented three potential treatment plans. The advantages and disadvantages, risks and benefits […]

Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Dental Implants and Fixed Dental Prostheses

Advances in dental implant research, design and their clinical application have greatly changed dental care. Improved protocols in implant therapy over the last several decades have made implant supported restorations biologically and mechanically predictable.1-5 However, there is still a role for conventional tooth supported fixed dental prostheses.6 Full arch implant-supported restorations are increasingly popular, but […]

“Teeth in a Day” Immediate Full Arch Fixed Implant Rehabilitation

According to the World Health Organization in 2008, six to 10 percent of the world’s population is estimated to be edentulous.1 Close to 40 million people in the Western world, and 250 million people in Asia, are estimated to be fully edentulous. The Quality of Life studies in the scientific literature highlighted the compromises with […]

Porcelain Therapy: Veneers vs Jacket Crowns, the ALARA Principle for Prosthodontics

ABSTRACT This article attempts to elucidate, using two case examples, the key factors that should be considered when deciding between restoring a maxillary incisor with a veneer or with a crown. Relevant literature, providing the scientific basis of the opinions presented, is reviewed to help guide clinical judgement. Long-term predictable bonding can only be achieved […]