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The Restorative Dentistry Blog

A blog on topical and hopefully interesting bits of Perio, Endo and of course Prostho

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What are the characteristics of a peri-apical (radicular) cyst ?

Its not uncommon for practitioners to refer to specialists or secondary care units for treatment of a 'periapical cyst' or 'radicular cyst'. The only surefire way of diagnosing the presence of a cyst is through histology, although such lesions do... Continue Reading →

Factors needing consideration prior to planning root canal treatment-A revision infographic

There are numerous factors that need considering prior to providing root canal treatment these have varying importance depending on presentation. Important factors include patient related issues, periodontal status, the endodontic difficulty, the amount of remaining tooth structure and the history... Continue Reading →

How can you manage tooth loss in the traumatised dentition?

Tooth loss through trauma is tragic. Stu in 'The Hangover', his character being a member of the dental profession, was positively shocked that, whilst under the unfortunate influence of Rufilin (for the dentolegal gang he didn't consent to this), had his... Continue Reading →

Revision on Crowns, Bridges and Implants: British Society for Restorative Dentistry Guidelines

Planning and making crown and bridges requires an objective analysis of a number of factors. The advantages and disadvantages of fixed prosthodontic provision need to be considered, communicated to the patient in addition to the need for long term maintenance. There... Continue Reading →

Beware the Phantom !…Bite ?

We have all been there...a patient attends complaining of the bite not being 'quite right' or the occlusion not feeling 'balanced' or the 'same' or 'unnatural'. Patients may demand crowns or any type of elective treatment in order to resolve... Continue Reading →

Single tooth replacement options-Resin Bonded Bridges…should we stick to what we know ?

The short answer is that we know a lot more now than we did five years ago about the outcomes of these types of restoration. Clinicians who provide these routinely over the years have modified the designs from their first... Continue Reading →

How do you manage a Lateral Luxation?

Lateral luxation can be a daunting injury to manage. The issue stems from the fairly strange position the tooth presents with and the relative rigidity of the tooth. This is by and large caused by the dislodgement of the tooth... Continue Reading →

The ‘Heavy Metal’ Generation

I watched 'Logan' recently-it was a fairly emotional affair illustrating the slow demise of both Wolverine and Doctor X. The former slowly succumbing to the poisonous adamantium (rhymes with stuff we use!) and the latter to alzheimers and dementia. Wolverine... Continue Reading →

Managing the ‘pink bits’ of prosthodontics

The 'pink' part of restorations can get forgotten whilst the 'white' parts get all the attention. The presence of a realistic gingival margin, root contouring, gingival stippling and potential age related gum changes can really add to the 'aesthetics' of... Continue Reading →

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