With the advancement of pulpal regenerative therapies, we have come to appreciate and respect the healing capacity of the pulp. While MTA and new bioceramic materials are allowing us to create better coronal seals, we now have new treatment options to replace the traditional apexification and apexigenesis procedures. While pulpal regenerative procedures were first [...] ... [Read article]Sep 12, 2015 09:50 PM
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I placed an implant on #13 [maxillary left second premolar; 25] about a year ago without any complications. The implant appeared to be fully integrated without any signs of disease. The abutment screw is torqued down completely and is as solid as a rock. Radiographically all signs are normal. But as soon as I inserted the prosthetic component, the patient start complaining of pain at the site of the implant. Distance from the implant to sinus is 2-2.5mm. There is no evidence of intraoral swelling or erythema at the implant site and no inflammation. There is impingement on the gingiva and the occlusion had been relieved. I removed the crown and replace it with the healing cap.
…a dental insurance company, giving connected toothbrushes to policy holders makes all the sense in the world. Knowing that your policyholders brush their teeth on the regular means they are less likely to develop cavities and other issues associated with high claims. The insurer might even be able to promote more brushing or even flossing [...] ... [Read article]Aug 18, 2015 10:38 AM
When I first started Invisalign, the time when I would finally be wearing retainers seemed like such a distant prospect that I barely even allowed myself to give it a second thought. In my imagination, a day when I would have good teeth was a day that I dreamt about, but not one that I [...] ... [Read article]Jul 5, 2015 09:21 PM
So I have previously written about how sports and energy drinks can cause permanent tooth damage. See the post http://blog.teethremoval.com/sports-and-energy-drinks-can-cause-permanent-tooth-damage/ where it is mentioned that the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel. Similar sentiments are echoed in a more recent article titled “Three-dimensional profilometric assessment of early enamel erosion simulating gastric regurgitation,” [...] ... [Read article]May 6, 2015 02:32 PM