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Dr. Aldo Leopardi speaks at FCEA about Implant Therapy

Dr. Aldo Leopardi speaks at FCEA about Implant Therapy Dr. Aldo Leopardi will speak this weekend in Chicago on “Implant Therapy for the Completely Edentulous Patient.” Dr. Leopardi’s talk will focus on implant therapy for edentulous patients. Edentulous means lacking teeth, or having no teeth. The practice of treating these patients with dental implant therapy can [...]

The Use of Dental Radiographs in Evaluation of Prosthetic Margins – Tooth-Supported Fixed Prostheses

The Use of Dental Radiographs in Evaluation of Prosthetic Margins – Tooth-Supported Fixed Prostheses Written by Andrew R. Chapokas, DMD, MSD, FACP, and Omaid K. Ahmad, BDS, MDentSc, FACP, for the American College of Prosthodontists Generally speaking, precise marginal fit of tooth-supported fixed restorations (crowns and multi-unit fixed dental prostheses) is preferred. Historic guidelines suggest that [...]

Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Written by Mark C. Hutten, DDS, MS, FACP, for the American College of Prosthodontists Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw The American College of Prosthodontists agrees with the recommendation for the term, “MedicationRelated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)” suggested by the American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) to replace the previous, more-specific [...]

Diagnostic Imaging in the Treatment Planning, Surgical, and Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry

Diagnostic Imaging in the Treatment Planning, Surgical, and Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry Written by Omaid K. Ahmad, BDS, MDentSc, FACP, and Andrew R. Chapokas, DMD, MSD, FACP, for the American College of Prosthodontists The advent of the dental implant revolutionized the field of dentistry. Implants are prostheses considered for replacement of teeth. Diagnostic treatment planning [...]

Demystifying Dental Specialty Credentials

Demystifying Dental Specialty Credentials Written by Paul E. Scruggs, DDS, and Alvin G. Wee, BDS, DDS, MS, MPH, PhD, for the American College of Prosthodontists The value of advanced dental credentials is important to both the dentist and dental patients. What do these advanced dental credentials mean, and which credentials reveal that the dentist is [...]

Single Tooth Replacement Makes Sense for a Greater Smile

Single Tooth Replacement Makes Sense for a Greater Smile If you’re missing one or two teeth, it can change how you function in your daily life. Perhaps you avoid smiling as often, or talk less because you don’t want people to see a missing tooth. This can eventually lead to a withdrawn life. There is [...]

How a Prosthodontist differs from a Dentist

How a Prosthodontist differs from a Dentist Dentists and prosthodontists can offer quite similar services, so a breakdown of what they do can be helpful. Dentists Dentists have to complete dental school and pass exams to qualify for a career in dentistry. The process of going through dental school does not entail learning about procedures [...]

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry   Cosmetic dentistry can include a wide variety of smile enhancing tools, including teeth whitening, fillings bonding veneers and crowns, tooth replacement therapy, cosmetic dental surgery, implants, and reconstructive dentistry. It generally includes any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums or bite. Teeth Whitening Stains occur on teeth due to [...]

Understand the Advantages and Oral Care for Dental Veneers

Understand the Advantages and Oral Care for Dental Veneers Not everybody is happy with the appearance of their teeth. You may smile without showing your teeth when taking a picture, or place a hand in front of your mouth when you are talking with someone. You may even turn your head away when you laugh [...]