Posts tagged 'Treatment Planning'

Graphic with standard and extended range range nylon inserts for LOCATOR abutments.
June 6, 2024

Which Retention Insert is Right for My Patient? | Choosing Retention Inserts for a Removable LOCATOR® Overdenture

Choosing the right retention insert is crucial for ensuring patient satisfaction and the longevity of their dental prosthesis. The process of selecting the appropriate retention insert for your patient's removable LOCATOR overdenture can be overwhelming, but this blog is here to help you make informed decisions to enhance patient comfort and optimize prosthesis stability.
Cheerful dentist looking at computer with graphic and text overlay.
May 30, 2024

How to Select the Correct LOCATOR Abutment

If you’ve ever been in the middle of a home improvement project and had to stop and find parts you didn’t know you needed, you’ve felt the irritation at having your workflow disrupted. While a trip to the home improvement store in the middle of a project is merely annoying, in your dental practice, that workflow doesn’t bode well for production or happy patients! Successful case management includes selecting the correct armamentarium before you get started. Read on to learn more about measuring tissue height and selecting the correct cuff height.
Toy wooden teeth on a blue background.
April 17, 2024

What Edentulous Patients Want: How to ensure your patients get the best full-arch solution for them

Treating an edentulous patient with a full-arch restoration is unique in that it can be an emotional journey for not only your patient, but also for you! If the last time you delivered a denture was during dental school, you might feel a mix of excitement, nervousness, maybe even trepidation, as it calls on many of your clinical skills to ensure a good outcome. How you approach each case and the way you communicate with each patient who’s experiencing edentulism has a powerful impact on the patient’s whole experience in your practice. Your approach also plays a big part in what type of prosthesis they choose to go with. Are you ready to hone your patient communication skills to improve case acceptances and empower your patients to choose the best full-arch solution for their lifestyle?
Dental professional wearing blue latex gloves holds an overdenture prosthetic.
February 1, 2024

How to Avoid Implant Overdenture Complications

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re new to the world of restoring smiles with implant-retained overdentures, we all know that issues can and will arise. That is why it is important to understand how to manage complications when they inevitably occur. Facing complications does not mean you’re any less skilled of a practitioner. In fact, the most-skilled of us are ones who have faced and overcome complicated cases and problem-solved practical and effective outcomes. After all, they say you learn more from your failures than you do from your successes, right?