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Oct 01

Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look of Your Teeth

By Mike Lomax | Dental Bonding

How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth

Dental bonding can be an economical solution for stained, broken, or chipped teeth and other minor cosmetic dentistry issues.

Have a chipped, broken, or stained tooth? Dental bonding can make it look like new again without causing too much damage to your budget.

“Bonding is a relatively inexpensive way to make minor dental repairs,” says Kimberly Harms, DDS, a dentist in Farmington, Minn. and consumer advisor for the American Dental Association (ADA). Plus, dental bonding is sometimes covered by insurance. read more

Oct 01

Removable Partial Dentures

By Mike Lomax | Dentures

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking. In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more esthetic than clasps. read more

Sep 11

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

By Mike Lomax | Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

Dental crown may be needed in the following situations: read more

Sep 11

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained

By Mike Lomax | Dental Procedures

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained

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Does the thought of visiting your dentist’s office give you the heebie-jeebies? You’re not alone. “About 50 percent of Americans admit some fear of dental procedures and about 10 percent have so much fear and anxiety that they actually avoid dental care,” says Sheela Raja, PhD, director of clinical behavioral sciences at the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. read more

Sep 11

An Overview of Root Canals

By Mike Lomax | Root Canals

An Overview of Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. read more

Aug 10

Efficient dental implants: Incorporating 3-D printing into digital implant planning

By Mike Lomax | 3-D Dental Implants

Efficient dental implants: Incorporating 3-D printing into digital implant planning

Prosthetic-driven dental implant planning and placement form the foundation for success in implant dentistry. Dr. Murtaza Paghdiwala presents a case study that describes how a surgical guide can be planned and fabricated using CBCT technology combined with powerful planning software, and then printed from a mid-level 3-D printer in-house. read more

Aug 10

Your Teeth Are Amazing! 5 Fascinating Facts

By Mike Lomax | Oral Health

Your Teeth Are Amazing! 5 Fascinating Facts

They help you chew, speak and smile, but how much do you really know about your teeth? Here are some of the “tooth truths” that prove your teeth really are remarkable.

  1. People have been caring for their teeth for centuries.

Did you know the first toothbrushes were actually twigs our ancestors chewed on, using the frayed ends to cleanse their teeth? Around 5,000 B.C., the Egyptians used crushed eggshells and ground animal hooves to clean and polish their teeth. By the 1700s, a British inventor had adapted a design first seen in China – a bone handle with boar bristles inserted into small holes and secured with wire. Modern toothbrushes with nylon bristles arrived in the late 1930s, and the first electric toothbrush was introduced in 1954. read more

Aug 10

Cancer and Dental Health

By Mike Lomax | Oral Health

Cancer and Dental Health

More than one-third of all cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These mild to severe side effects can include mouth sores, infection, dry mouth, sensitive gums and jaw pain.

Your mouth health is an important part of your overall health, so make your dentist part of your cancer care team. If you don’t have a regular dentist, use the ADA Find-A-Dentist tool to search for an ADA member dentist in your area. read more

Aug 10

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Single Titanium Dental Implants: A Prospective Multicenter Study with 3 Years of Follow-Up

By Mike Lomax | 3-D Dental Implants

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Single Titanium Dental Implants: A Prospective Multicenter Study with 3 Years of Follow-Up

This prospective 3-year follow-up clinical study evaluated the survival and success rates of 3DP/AM titanium dental implants to support single implant-supported restorations. After 3 years of loading, clinical, radiographic, and prosthetic parameters were assessed; the implant survival and the implant-crown success were evaluated. Eighty-two patients (44 males, 38 females; age range 26–67 years) were enrolled in the present study. A total of 110 3DP/AM titanium dental implants (65 maxilla, 45 mandible) were installed: 75 in healed alveolar ridges and 35 in postextraction sockets. The prosthetic restorations included 110 single crowns (SCs). After 3 years of loading, six implants failed, for an overall implant survival rate of 94.5%; among the 104 surviving implant-supported restorations, 6 showed complications and were therefore considered unsuccessful, for an implant-crown success of 94.3%. The mean distance between the implant shoulder and the first visible bone-implant contact was 0.75 mm (±0.32) and 0.89 (±0.45) after 1 and 3 years of loading, respectively. 3DP/AM titanium dental implants seem to represent a successful clinical option for the rehabilitation of single-tooth gaps in both jaws, at least until 3-year period. Further, long-term clinical studies are needed to confirm the present results. read more

Jul 19

Easy Fixes for Your 3 Most Common Smile Problems

By Mike Lomax | Cosmetic Dentistry

Easy Fixes for Your 3 Most Common Smile Problems

Show off a gorgeous smile! Top dentists share their super-easy tips for keeping your teeth in tip-top shape.

ou probably spend plenty of money on skin care products to fight wrinkles and dark spots. But how much attention do you give your smile? Just like your skin changes as you age, your teeth also start to show signs of wear and tear as you get older. According to the World Dental Federation, 90 percent of people across the globe will deal with some sort of oral disease in their lifetime. read more

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