Don’t Live With Missing Teeth, Consider Dental Implants

Millions of Americans find themselves with a diminished quality of life due to missing or unsightly teeth. Regardless of the reason, missing or damaged teeth can have a negative effect on several everyday tasks. Eating, speaking and even smiling can become difficult both physically and emotionally. But you don’t have to settle for this reality. If this sounds like the … Read More

Tooth Replacement and Digital Dentistry

Last week, National Prosthodontics Awareness Week was observed around the country, including at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Postgraduate Prosthodontics Clinic, where professionals worked on educating the public about tooth replacement options and other oral health issues. The initiative was started by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Prosthodontics is one of only nice dental specialties recognized by … Read More

New Method to Decrease Dental Implant Failure

Restorative dentistry is a huge business, with over 18 million Americans having a crown, bridge or dental implants to replace missing teeth. And according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the number of implants increases annually by about 500,000. While dental implants are an effective treatment option, approximately 5 to 10% of all implants fail for a variety … Read More

New Dental Implant Development Reduces Risk of Infection

One of the biggest drawbacks of having a dental implant placed in your mouth is the risk of infection. Scientists from around the globe have been tirelessly working to minimize this risk, and one team in Belgium has made a breakthrough. The researchers, a team from various departments at KU Leuven in Belgium, have developed a dental implant that contains … Read More

Dental Implant Failure Risk Increases with Bruxism

About 10 percent of adults clench or grind their teeth, a practice known as bruxism. Symptoms experienced by those who grind regularly include headaches, jaw pain and cracks in the teeth. Additionally, according to a study out of Malmö University in Sweden,  excessive tooth grinding or jaw clenching may also be linked to higher dental implant failure. In fact, researchers … Read More

The Importance of Tooth Replacement

Think your damaged or missing tooth is “no big deal?” Think again. According to a recent article from Dentistry Today, one of the most common nonverbal mistakes made during a job interview is lack of smiling, a telltale sign of shame or dissatisfaction with one’s oral health. Many people with tooth loss suffer from low self esteem, embarrassed with the … Read More

Antidepressants May Lead to Dental Implant Failure

A team of researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine recently made an interesting discovery about dental implants. In an effort to learn more about the causes of dental implant failure, the scientists found that patients who use antidepressants have an increased risk of implant failure by up to four times. And every added year of antidepressant … Read More

The Future of Restorative Dentistry

***UPDATED: December 21, 2016*** Scientists working with dental stem cells at Tufts University have recently had an incredible breakthrough. Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) have shown that using collagen-based biomaterial to deliver stem cells inside damaged teeth can regenerate tissues that are similar to dental pulp. The team examined the use of gelatin methacrylate (GelMA), a … Read More

Dental Implant Development Reduces Failure Risk

Dental implants are one of the most successful, effective methods of tooth replacement. And while success rates have been reported as high as 98%, dental implant failure is still an issue that some have to face. In most cases, it’s the body’s inflammatory response that causes rejection of the implant, but researchers in Canada claim that they may have a … Read More

Tooth Restoration with Dental Implants

At one time or another, many of us will experience the difficulty of losing a permanent tooth. Whether it’s due to severe tooth decay, gum disease, a failed root canal or an unfortunate accident, the loss of a tooth can have lasting effects on your entire mouth, and your ego. If the empty space in your mouth isn’t filled in … Read More