So we get asked a lot about the importance of surgical guides in implant dentistry. One of the more common things I hear is they work with a surgeon or a periodontist, and they have never really liked surgical guides, and so they just work without them.
We use the evaluation of the "F" and "V" position to determine the ideal position of the upper incisal edge. Listening to the patients say their "F's" and "V's" can determine if we have the vertical just right.
The Golden Proportion of dentistry is a mathematical analysis tool for assessing the widths and the dominance of the maxillary anterior teeth. It is done from a frontal photographic view of the patient.
When we think about centric relation, there are a lot of facts and there's some fiction that we have to understand about this position. Probably the most fictitious thing that we think about today is that centric relation is the rearmost position and that patients don't utilize it.
Evaluating the E position is part of our 2D checklist when we're going through to really determine where the length of the incisor ledge is.
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Partnership helps more dentists learn how to use digital dentistry for predictable, long-lasting results
The Dawson Academy is partnering with Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory and center for education, research and product development, to expand educational opportunities for dental professionals who want to learn how to use digital dentistry for long-term, predictable, esthetic results for patients.
Have you ever had a patient in your chair, you're doing a complete exam, you're evaluating the wear, and you notice that the wear on their anterior teeth is more than the posterior teeth? Are you wondering, "Why is this happening?" Well, let's talk about some possibilities that could be causing this.
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