Better Estimates, Better Results: Part 2

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In the first installment of this two-part series, I discussed the value of estimating root length and offered insight into some unrecognized challenges that may affect case selection. But once cases are selected, the skill of establishing radiographic estimates continues to carry forward to clinical treatment.

Placing implants? Here’s What You Need to Know About Soft Tissue

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Implants are replacements for teeth—they are not teeth. This might sound obvious, but it’s a simple reality implant surgeons must remember, as there are key differences between natural teeth and implants that must be observed. This simple yet complex arrangement is very strong, and is nourished by an abundant blood supply coming from the periodontal ligament and periosteum.