Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
How does tooth decay damage teeth?Tooth decay or caries is usually caused by a bacterial infection most commonly consisting of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus. The bacteria accumulate on the teeth and process food debris while excreting acids which break down the surface of the teeth. This break down will eventually lead to... Full Post
How are subperiosteal dental implants different than other implants?
The major difference in the subperiosteal implant and root form or plate implants is that the subperiosteal implant is placed under the tissue of the lower jaw laying on the bone as opposed to the root form or plate implants which are place into the bone. Usually subperiosteal implants are recommended... Full Post
How is the plate form dental implant procedure performed?
The plate form dental implant or blade is normally placed by making an incision in the gum over the bone into which the implant is to be place. After the bone is exposed a series of small holes are drilled vertically into the bone in a line and to the depth that the implant will be place, after which... Full Post
What dental professionals do dental implant procedures?In most all cases the patient should begin by consulting with the restoring dentist, either a general dentist or prosthodontist who has had training in implant procedures. They will work with the patient to determine the most appropriate treatment to best achieve the patients desired result. After... Full Post
What are implant retained dentures?
Implant retained dentures are much like conventional dentures but have some type of attachment that allows them to be held in place on 2 or more dental implants. One of the simplest examples would be a lower denture over 2 implants that have ball type heads that fit into a plastic fitting in the denture&nb... Full Post