Ben-Zion Laufer

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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM It has been recommended that the anterior tooth midline be placed coincidently with the midline of the face (facial midline). The location of the facial midline depends largely on the judgment of the clinician. The amount of deviation between these 2 midlines that is noticeable to the observer has not been fully investigated. PURPOSE(More)
Implant-supported fixed prosthesis is a treatment option to restore missing teeth. Occasionally, it is necessary to connect teeth and implants as abutments for these restorations. Whether such restorations can be recommended is a matter of debate. This in vivo study measured strains involved in connecting implants to a natural tooth and compared rigid and(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the effect of gingival sulcular width, in the presence of an undercut, on the accuracy of dies poured from impressions made with different impression materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three polyvinyl siloxanes (Examix, Elite, and Express), one polyether (Permadyne), and one polysulfide (Permlastic) were used to make impressions(More)
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