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Maximizing Esthetics for Screw-Retained Crowns

Volume 7, Issue 1

In recent years, screw-retained crowns have accounted for an increasingly large share of implant restorations. Many practitioners favor screw-retention due to easier crown retrieval and the elimination of any concerns related to cement cleanup. The only drawback has been the screw access hole, which some patients have found unsightly. This can be addressed by using […]

Chairside Live Episode 110: Exclusive Interview with Dr. David Hornbrook – Part II


On this episode, Dr. DiTolla concludes his interview with esthetic specialist Dr. David Hornbrook. Tune in to hear this clinician’s recommendations on restoring difficult anterior implant cases that have been endodontically treated, as well his advice on why general dentists should consider using the newest generation of universal bonding agents. In this episode’s Case of the Week, Dr. DiTolla showcases solutions for common mistakes made with double-arch impression trays.

Chairside Live Episode 108: Exclusive Interview with Dr. David Hornbrook


On this episode, Dr. DiTolla sits down with Dr. David Hornbrook, a San Diego area dentist with a passion for high esthetics. Tune in as these two experienced clinicians discuss the varying esthetic outcomes of IPS e.max® (Ivoclar Vivadent; Amherst, N.Y.), IPS Empress® (Ivoclar Vivadent) and BruxZir® Solid Zirconia. Continuing the focus on cosmetic dentistry, this episode’s Case of the Week highlights the all-new digital diagnostic wax-up service. Watch Episode 108 of Chairside Live now!

Immediate Extraction and Implantation: The Single-Tooth Solution for Anterior Esthetics

Volume 6, Issue 3

Although single-unit cases tend to be the most straightforward of implant restorations, tooth replacement in the anterior presents a unique array of challenges, with patient anatomy and the critical importance of esthetics in the smile zone chief among them. This has led many clinicians to adopt a conservative approach to treatment or refer such cases […]

Immediate, Esthetic Tooth Replacement with the Hahn™ Tapered Implant and BruxZir® Anterior Solid Zirconia

Volume 6, Issue 3

With more patients seeking dental implant treatment, it’s no surprise that growing numbers of clinicians are providing this service. Surgical implant procedures have become mainstream and are commonly performed by general dentists and specialists alike. As providers of implant therapy, we must be able to properly and fully address the needs of our patients when […]

Enhancing Emergence Profiles and Eliminating Black Triangles in the Anterior

Volume 6, Issue 2

With the predictability of implant therapy long established, expectations for restorative outcomes have shifted from function, which is a given in a great majority of cases, to esthetics. This is particularly true for cases in the anterior, where patients can be extremely sensitive concerning the final emergence profile, desiring an implant restoration that replicates the […]

Optimizing Anterior Esthetics with the Inclusive® Tooth Replacement System

Volume 5, Issue 3

Implant treatment has changed so much over the years. In the past it was acceptable to place the implant in the maximum amount of bone and focus on restoring the implant once osseointegration had occurred. Although limitations were apparent, improvements in implant and prosthetic design enabled the fabrication of implant crowns that could be placed […]

The Encode® Impression System: Maximizing Esthetics by Minimizing Components

Volume 5, Issue 1

The Encode® Impression System (BIOMET 3i™; Warsaw, Ind.) eliminates the need for implant-level impressions, effectively streamlining the treatment process for the surgeon, the restorative clinician and the patient. Rather than having to exchange the healing component for a separate transfer coping during the restorative phase, the clinician simply takes a standard or digital impression of […]

Implant Therapy: Then and Now

Volume 5, Issue 1

Implant dentistry has come a long way since blade and subperiostal implants were widely used. Improvements in implant design and site preparation methodology have made surgical procedures simpler and more consistent. Modern grafting techniques have improved our ability to “grow bone,” facilitating placement of implants in cases where such treatment would have previously been impossible. […]

One-on-One with Dr. Michael DiTolla: Interview of Dr. Louis Malcmacher

Volume 9, Issue 1

Dr. Michael DiTolla: How are you doing today, Louis? Dr. Louis Malcmacher: I’m doing great. MD: We’ve known each other for a long time. LM: A very long time. MD: We’ve crossed paths several times lecturing, but this is the first opportunity we’ve actually had to sit down and do something in a little longer […]

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