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Suggestions for access cavity preparation and extirpation during the Covid-19 Crisis

These are purely suggestions for the management of patients in pain and in an emergency requiring extirpation. As aseptic technique as possible and the least aerosol production should be the aim with optimal extirpation. I have not outlined any procedures... Continue Reading →

Implant placement post extraction in esthetic single tooth sites: when immediate, when early, when late? Buser et al.

In the first 25 years of modern implant dentistry based on the concept of osseointegration (15, 96), implant placement was predominantly performed in healed sites of fully edentulous patients (1, 16). Most of these patients had been edentulous for years... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and dentistry

Click here for the full paper A novel β-coronavirus (2019-nCoV) caused severe and even fetal pneumonia explored in a seafood market of Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, and rapidly spread to other provinces of China and other countries. The 2019-nCoV... Continue Reading →

The relationship of Endo-Perio lesions by Simon et al.

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Royal College of Surgeons Guidance on Periradicular Surgery 2020

pical periodontitis is predominantly managed by non-surgical root canal treatment with predictably high success rates.1,2 The presence of signs and symptoms such as pain, swelling and periapical radiolucency post-treatment may indicate persistence of microbial infection. In these cases, periradicular surgery... Continue Reading →

Flap Advancement: Practical Techniques to Attain Tension-Free Primary Closure

Flap advancement is required as part of certain surgical procedures (e.g., ridge augmentation) to attain tension-free primary closure along the incision line. Flap advancement may also be an integral part of other surgical procedures, such as root coverage. When coapting... Continue Reading →

Factors Determining Post Selection, Foundation Restorations and Review of Success & Failure Data

The longevity of endodontically involved teeth has been greatly enhanced by continuing developments made in endodontic therapy and restorative procedures. It has been reported that a large number of endodontically treated teeth are restored to their original function with the... Continue Reading →

Interactions between the gingiva and the margin of restorations by Padbury et al.

An adequate understanding of the relationship between periodontal tissues and restorative dentistry is paramount to ensure adequate form, function, esthetics, and comfort of the dentition. While most clinicians are aware of this important relationship, uncertainty remains regarding specific concepts such... Continue Reading →

Prevention of Coronal Leakage by Ree

The concept of coronal leakage has been bandied around over and over again when it comes to restorability of teeth and ensuring bacteria and their toxins do not get to the apex of a tooth and cause apical disease. This... Continue Reading →

Restorative Considerations in Deciding Whether to Restore or Remove Endodontically Treated Teeth by Spear

The interdisciplinary team is often confronted with the decision of whether to retain or remove questionable teeth that have already been treated endodontically. The purpose of this article is to review the restorative criteria that must be met in order... Continue Reading →

“Biological Restoration”: Root Canal and Coronal Reconstruction by Correa-Faria et al.

Anterior tooth fracture, as a result of traumatic injuries, frequently occurs in dentistry. Proper reconstruction of extensively damaged teeth can be achieved through the fragment reattachment procedure known as “Biological Restoration.” This case report refers to the esthetics and functional... Continue Reading →

To Graft or Not to Graft? Evidence-Based Guide to Decision Making in Oral Bone Graft Surgery Pommer et al. 2012

Rehabilitation of the incomplete dentition by means of osseointegrated implants represents a highly predictable and widespread therapy. Advantages of oral implant treatment over conventional non-surgical prosthetic rehabilitation involve avoidance of removable dentures and tooth structure conservation of the remaining dentition.... Continue Reading →

Restoration of endodontically treated teeth: The seven keys to success Baba et al.

Preservation of tooth integrity and strength is important for the long-term survival of endodontically treated teeth. Endodontic treatment and post space preparation requires reduction of the remaining supportive tooth structure. Restorative modalities following root canal therapy must provide sufficient strength... Continue Reading →

The Endo-Restorative Interface: Current Concepts Ree & Schwartz

The primary goals of endodontic treatment are straightforward: to debride and disinfect the root canal space to the greatest possible extent, and then seal the canals as effectively as possible. The materials and techniques change somewhat over time, but not... Continue Reading →

Coronal reconstruction of severely compromised central incisor with composite resin-A case report by Newton Fahl

This article presents the reader with factors to consider when restoring maxillary anterior dentition with direct composite resin veneers. In particular, the restoration of a severely discoloured and fractured maxillary central incisors is demonstrated with the use of a direct... Continue Reading →

Protrusive Dental Podcast on Restorablity with Jasneet Gulati

IS IT RESTORABLE ? SHOULD I SAVE OR EXTRACT ? HOW SHOULD WE RESTORE ? I suppose we need to ask ourselves are these easy questions to answer ! Definitely not...we are at the mercy of the limitations of the... Continue Reading →

A Service Evaluation on Tooth Restorability by Shaikh et al.

Methodology Clinical features and parameters of 20 teeth examined across three general practices which had questionable prognosis, were documented by three Foundation Dentists using a data capture form together with intraoral photographs and radiographs. A piloted questionnaire was developed and... Continue Reading →

Composite palatal veneers to restore a case of severe dental erosion, from minimally to non invasive dentistry: a 5-year follow-up case report

In this case report a conservative approach for the management of dental erosion is described. The restorations are based only on adhesive techniques. A 46 years-old patient presented at the Geneva Erosion Study at Geneva University for diffused dental erosion... Continue Reading →

Double veneer technique, Foley & Evans

The present case describes the management of significant tooth wear in a 13-year-old boy who presented following excessive consumption of carbonated drinks, accompanied by a “frothing” habit. The case demonstrates an alternative approach to the management of tooth wear, using... Continue Reading →

Effects of mechanical and chemical procedures on root canal surfaces Gulabivala et al.

Root canal treatment may be performed on teeth with irreversibly inflamed dental pulps to prevent apical periodontitis or on teeth with apical periodontitis to treat it. The presenting condition of the root canal surface may therefore vary from that of... Continue Reading →

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