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Dental Excellence Video 14: Precision Preparation Guides

Dr Stephen Phelan September 23, 2016

This is the fourteenth video from my Dental Excellence video series.

In this New Dental Excellence Video I would like to share with you the stents and putty matrices that I use for the precision preparation design for everything from a 6-unit veneer case to full mouth rehabilitation cases.

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Thank you again for being a member of my online community and remember, you can do this kind of dentistry! I believe that beautiful dentistry with precise fit and occlusion is not just for the gurus.

All the best,

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  1. Michael E. Fitterling on September 25, 2016

    You have obviously given a great deal of thought to all of your stints. I have used almost identical materials and stints to control my preparations. A couple of small suggestions that you might want to consider. I too was very frustrated by the seating of my provisional stint and not being able to get it just right each and every time. I make my provisionals in exactly the same way as you do. I have used Luxatemp Ultra for a number of years. What I do to control the placement of the provisional stint is that as I control my vertical dimension and of course take my bite registrations at my corrected vertical dimension. I place the anterior bite registration have the patient bite to place and view my posterior clearance. I then take some flowable composite and place it over at least two to four of my posterior preparations, have the patient close and light cure. I then take out my front bite registration, place flowable over the two centrals, have the patient close and light cure. It is sometimes difficult to get just the right amount of bond to the teeth to hold in place or sometimes it is too much. The best flowable is one that you can create a slight undercut in it as you build it up and it just becomes part of your provisional. It is then a slam dunk when you place your stint with the provisional material right to the correct vertical and incisal length position. Thanks again for all of the good information you provide. Dr. Michael Fitterling Joplin, MO

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