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Dental tourism strikes nerve

New Zealanders having cheap dental work done overseas are creating a headache for dentists here who are left with the job of fixing badly-botched treatments, a University of Otago survey says. The 2016 survey of 337 New Zealand dentists showed 96% had encountered dental tourists at least once or twice a year, usually because they […]

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The dome technique: a new surgical technique to enhance soft-tissue margins and emergence profiles around implants placed in the esthetic zone

Abstract: Achieving symmetry of the soft-tissue margins between anterior maxillary dental-implant restorations and adjacent teeth is a therapeutic challenge for both the implant surgeon and the restorative dentist. This article describes a modified procedure utilizing autogenous connective-tissue grafts to improve primarily buccal soft-tissue margins and secondarily interproximal tissues around tooth-bound single dental implants. This technique […]

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Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of primary anterior teeth restored with long dentine posts and teeth restored with short fiber posts: An in vitro study

Abstract Background Badly broken primary teeth that require pulp therapy present a high-risk of biomechanical failure due to the loss of tooth substance resulting from pre-existing decay and endodontic therapy itself. The introduction of Biological dentine posts offered an excellent alternative for restoring such teeth. The ideal post material should have physical and mechanical properties […]

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Root Canal treatments and dental filling – the latest developments

Root canal is a treatment that helps in treating, repairing and managing a severely badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term ‘root canal’ actually means cleaning the canals present right in the middle of a tooth’s root. Even though the generic notion is to link root canal procedure with pain and […]

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Bleaching Treatment in Devitalised Teeth and the Restoration of Anterior Aesthetics: 2 Case Reports

Discolouraton in anterior teeth is a cosmetic problem that definitely requires treatment in terms of patient psychology. Despite several alternatives such as crowns and laminate veneers in discolouration treatment, the first treatment of these teeth should be with bleaching methods. Whitening procedures are a treatment option that is easier to apply, less expensive and more […]

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From whiter teeth to a better night’s sleep: The case of orthodontics, occlusion, and overall health

By Angela Gribble Hedlund, DMD, MAGD This is the case of an airline pilot and former USAF fighter pilot who walked into a dental office with the goal of having “longer and whiter” teeth. From sleep apnea studies and orthodontics to restorative treatment and opening vertical dimension of occlusion, his goal was met—but even better, his overall health […]

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Solutions: Saving Decayed Teeth with Stem Cells

A dentist is researching alternatives to root canal treatment and extraction Ariadne Letra, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of research in the department of endodontics at UTHealth’s School of Dentistry, and Renato Silva, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of endodontics at UTHealth, demonstrate how their team analyzes samples. By Christine Hall | October […]

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