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Blood platelet concentrates improve healing after dental implant procedures

Blood platelet concentrates improve healing after dental implant proceduresRestoring the front teeth after a traumatic injury poses a particular challenge—biologically, functionally, and aesthetically. Even when all the procedures of a successful...

Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Most people are very familiar with the reality that, if they don't practice regular brushing and overall good dental hygiene, they are at risk for developing gum disease. Less well known is the full extent of the potential harm caused by gum disease....

New study suggests dental implants may improve quality of life in women with osteoporosis

With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives?A new study by Case Western Reserve University...

Gum disease linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients

Gum disease linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patientsAlzheimer’s patients are also at higher risk of health problems including infections, aspirations, loss of balance, malnutrition and dehydration.The main reason why Alzheimer’s...

No More Fillings for Your Cavities? New Options Show Promise

Tooth decay, which can lead to cavities, is the most common dental disease worldwide. The traditional treatment for cavities has been fillings. However, fillings are not an ideal solution, as they often need to be replaced once or more during a person's...

Are nanodiamond-encrusted teeth the future of dental implants?

UCLA researchers have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.Are nanodiamond-encrusted teeth the future of dental implants?Nanodiamonds,...

Ancient false teeth discovered in burial chamber

Archaeologists have found what could be remains of the earliest false tooth found in Western Europe.The dental implant comes from the burial chamber of an Iron Age woman that was excavated in Le Chene, France.The woman, who was between 20 and 30 years...

Brazil boy regains smile after losing all his teeth

Six-year-old Ryan Coutinho was not used to smiling. He felt embarrassed after losing almost all his teeth at the age of three.Boy lost his teeth because of early cavities, the dentist saidNow he does. And can not stop showing it.But getting here was not...

Morriston Hospital rebuilds cancerous jaws with 3D printing

A surgical team at Swansea's Morriston Hospital has created a technique to reconstruct jaws affected by cancer using 3D printing, said to be one of the first of its kind in the world.The method uses 3D printed titanium implants that are anatomically specific...