All-On-4 Dental Implants

Taking the dental field by storm, All-on-4 dental implants are essentially a full arch fixed implant bridge that’s supported by 4-6 implants. For the million of Americans with missing teeth, this enormous advancement in dental implant technology is something to celebrate.  Consider the dental implant, which consists of a small titanium screw that is surgically placed…

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Is It Time For Your Child To Visit The Dentist?

Among Americans that have never taken their child to the dentist, many claim that “their child is too young,” or that the child “doesn’t have enough teeth yet.” This supports the finding that most children across the U.S. do not visit their family dentist until after the age of 2. Whether due to the above-mentioned…

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Laser Dentistry

With increased clinical efficiency and an improved patient experience, laser technologies have transformed dentistry over the past decade. As such, dental professionals have witnessed exceptional results in planning, performing and manufacturing. Specifically, the benefits of using an all-tissue laser cannot be ignored. Dentistry Today refers to the 9.3 wavelength carbon dioxide (CO2) all-tissue dental laser as a transformational…

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Dental Bridges

Without question, when a person has one or more missing teeth, they may experience a loss of self-esteem. Yet, there are other concerns that come from missing teeth, some of which include problems with the jaw joint, shifting teeth and bone loss. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry continue to make replacing missing teeth and restoring one’s…

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The Future Of Dental Materials

rom sophisticated injection devices to universal composite dispersion techniques and bacteria-resistant composite resin, the future of dental materials is exciting and ever-changing. Though there are hundreds of new-age products and materials on the horizon, however, the primary aim of dentists is to simplify treatment for patients, while continuing to meet the demands of an aesthetically-driven industry. Dentistry Today describes…

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Restorative Dentistry

Sometimes referred to as Prosthodontic Dentistry, the arena of Restorative Dentistry involves “restoring” the function and appearance of the mouth. Though the primary goal of treatment is to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, dentists must consider a number of strategies when performing restorative dental procedures. Consequently, treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and while some are…

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Malocclusion

Normally an inherited condition, malocclusion refers to teeth that are misaligned. Because the proper alignment of teeth is needed for optimal oral and digestive health, dental professionals often suggest correcting malocclusion to help individuals avoid serious oral health complications. Healthline provides examples of malocclusion with the following: Crowded Teeth Crossbite Overbite Underbite Open Bite Each of the above-mentioned conditions…

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Digital Orthodontics

From the use of digital radiography to the fabrication of dental restorations using CAD/CAM technologies, the arena of dentistry has been inevitably transformed by a digital revolution. While orthodontics has been slower to evolve, there is now a specific focus on digital optimization in orthodontics using guided scanning, storage and virtual exportation to customize treatment…

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Dental Sealants: A Safety Net Against Tooth Decay

While brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities and tooth decay, it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny, especially for children. For instance, back molars are susceptible to early decay, as they have fissures and grooves that house leftover foods and bacteria. Thus, dentists agree—when it comes to helping…

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Natural-Looking Crowns In One Day With CEREC!

A number of factors give way to tooth decay, causing teeth to become damaged or even lost. Previously, repairing diseased teeth required several dental appointments, and many patients were forced to take time off of work. Yet, with the latest in digital technologies and restorative dentistry, patients can now receive a natural-looking dental crown in…

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