All posts by Tarun Agarwal

You Should Be Doing This on Every Implant Impression

Once again I want to focus on idealizing the implant restoration.  This time I want to focus on the inter proximal contact. During the integration period patients are typically without teeth (especially in the posterior region).  This leads to tooth drift of the adjacent teeth.  This tipping of the teeth presents a couple of different […]

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Preparation Blockout – Conservatism and Pulp Protection

One of the challenges with onlay preparations is dealing with undercuts.  Our choices are to either prep away the undercut, leave the undercut and allow the lab or CEREC to block it out, or to manually block out the undercut at time of preparation. Early in my career I chose the path of letting the […]

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Implant Restoration Emergence Idealization

Those who have heard me speak know my disdain for traditional healing abutments.  In fact, I have written on my blog several times about custom healing abutments.  This time I want to share an actual clinical example that illustrates exactly what I am talking about. The biggest restorative complaint from patients that I hear about […]

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CEREC Efficiency Tip

One of the greatest advantages of CEREC is the level of efficiency it creates.  This efficiency can be tested in certain clinical situations.  A specific example of this is the adjacent inter proximal resin restoration. Do you do the crown first and then complete the resins?  Do you do the resins first and then the […]

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An Important Problem to Watch for with Implant Restorations

The screw retained restoration is nothing new.  However, the modern screw retained restoration  has leveraged the economics and efficiency of CAD/CAM technology.  This has led to a proliferation of ‘low cost’ and/or inexperienced laboratories providing this service. When fundamental principles of implant restorations are ignored, it can lead to long term issues.  Two of these […]

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3 Things That Could Be Killing How Your Patients Perceive Your Practice?

Today I went to the barber shop for my usual Thursday morning routine.  I get my head cut and my face shaved.  It’s the male equivalent of a mani-pedi – although I don’t mind a mani-pedi myself. Recently, I switched to a new barber shop that was close to my house.  I loved my previous […]

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Take Your Implant Restorations To A Higher Level

Those who have followed me know that one of my passions is to take a clinical procedure and find a way to make it more efficient and produce better outcomes.  By now we should all know that CAD/CAM technology is drastically changing how we do dentistry.  Until recently this has mainly been limited to traditional […]

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The Most Under Utilized Clinical Application for CEREC

CEREC is unlike anything I have ever experienced in dentistry.  Not a day goes by that my patients aren’t absolutely amazed by it.  Even more important, not a day goes by that CEREC doesn’t make clinical dentistry more efficient and predictable. However, an arena that CEREC is not given enough credit is the hardest restoration […]

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Are You Prepared? 3D Imaging Let’s You See the Future

Not all implant cases are created equal. Some cases are straightforward and don’t need a flap or grafting to complete. Some are complex and require ‘pre implant’ surgery to allow you to even place the implant. In my opinion, one of the great advantages of 3D imaging to plan your implant cases is that you […]

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You Know What They Say About the Word ASSUME – Two Valuable Lessons

It’s easy to get in a groove and allow things to become routine and begin to take things for granted. Recently, there were two incidents that made me rethink what I was doing. There’s a valuable lesson that came from this. Lesson #1 I have nearly every piece of technology in my practice. And I’d […]

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