Case Presentation: Deep Anterior Overbite

By | 2020-03-19T23:06:29+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Dental|

Dr. Samir Ayoub Sometimes in our practice, we get a patient that desires cosmetic improvement (porcelain veneers), but functionally, he or she might exhibit challenges (e.g. a deep overbite). Deep anterior overbites often show super eruption of the lower six anterior teeth. Upon evaluation, with diagnostic casts and photographs, one might consider opening the vertical [...]

Aesthetic Predictability

By | 2019-10-17T01:03:37+00:00 October 26th, 2019|Dental|

Dr. Jack Griffin We all want to provide care that meets the need of the patient. However, within the demands of dentistry today with fees being lowered by insurances, costs of doing business going up, and the high aesthetic IQ of the patient, we must meet those needs with as much efficiency and predictability as [...]

A Different Angle

By | 2019-02-26T01:18:30+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Dental|

Dr. Michael Miyasaki There is clinical photography (Figure 1) which we use to diagnose, to communicate with our laboratory technician, to evaluate ourselves for constant improvement, and to show our patients. This clinically focused photography needs to be done, but it is rather ‘dry’, and more technically driven (proper framing often according to the AACD [...]

Restoring Canines in the Lateral Position

By | 2018-10-27T21:43:14+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Thomas Dudney Congenitally missing lateral incisors is a fairly common condition that may be either unilateral or bilateral and often presents restorative challenges. Some of the treatment options that exist for this clinical situation are: a removable appliance, space opening with bridges (conventional and winged, 3–unit and 2-unit cantilever), spaces opening with [...]

The PAC TEC Newsletter Reaches it’s 50th Issue

By | 2018-09-29T17:05:34+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Dental|

Garrett Caldwell, CEO Our business at the PAC is many things and just like our business, no one dental practice is the same as another. Your practice, like the PAC, has and will evolve and will certainly be made up of many different smaller parts. How we practice our craft and what elements [...]

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Maintaining Function in a Cancer Survivor

By | 2018-08-22T02:38:21+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Jack Griffin Sometimes an “aesthetic case” has nothing to do with a bunch of veneers, sometimes it’s maintaining remaining teeth to preserve chewing and quality of life. In this case, a cancer survivor, there are a variety of oral health challenges, including xerostomia. After radiation and chemotherapy, there exists insufficient saliva to [...]

Setting Up Your Case and Understanding Function

By | 2018-07-19T17:08:35+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Michael Miyasaki Ever have the patient with a very deep bite that is interested in aesthetic treatment (Figure 1)? You can restore them to their current habitual bite, but their facial aesthetics will be compromised with the lower third of their faces having a decreased vertical measurement. The decreased dental vertical dimension [...]

Matching Anterior Teeth

By | 2018-06-19T02:07:51+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Samir Ayoub In past articles I have written for the PAC newsletter, I have presented complex aesthetic cases, full mouth reconstruction cases, anterior crowding cases, as well as severe discoloration and combination cases. I have also written on minimal cases involving two to four anterior teeth. The harmony the veneer restorations have [...]

The Importance of the Smile Arc in Smile Design Cases

By | 2018-04-12T22:49:28+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Dental|

Dr. Thomas Dudney In his textbook The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers, Dr. Galip Gurel defines smile design by saying: “The dentist who wants to create a smile design must closely observe the intact smile, the dominant position of the maxillary central incisors, and the art of the esthetic integration of [...]

Announcing the Grand Opening of our Newest Location

By | 2018-03-22T01:39:09+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Dental|

The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum is very proud to announce the Grand Opening of our newest location, the Pacific Aesthetic Dental Studio, Placentia CA. Our newest location will serve existing clientele in Southern California as well as offer its services to new dental offices in the area. Over the next several weeks, we will be completing [...]