Dental implant treatment considerations

Dental implant treatment considerations for patients taking Bisphosphonates   Bisphosphonates (both oral and intravenous) are used to manage osteoporosis as well as certain types of cancers. These compounds are potent inhibitors of osteoclastic-mediated bone resorption. Therefore, physiologic bone resorption and remodeling are severely compromised in patients receiving bisphosphonate therapy. Additionally, bisphosphonates have antiangiogenic properties and may be directly tumoricidal, making them an important agent in cancer therapy. All bisphosphonate compounds accumulate over extended periods of

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Postoperative Instructions

Postoperative instructions following dental implants Placement of dental implants usually does not create a great deal of pain. However, carefully reading and following these instructions will ensure smooth and easy healing. Please read the following instructions before surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, discuss those with Dr. Khazian or his surgical assistants.If you have extreme pain and/or swelling which can not be controlled with your prescribed medications, please call our office immediately. After

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Dental implants in adolescents

Dental implants in adolescents The World Health Organization defines an adolescent as being between the ages of 10 and 19. The jaw bone undergoes dynamic growth activity during these years. Placing dental implant in such an environment can lead to unpredictable results. A major concern in placing dental implants in adolescents is the possibility of relocation or displacement with time with respect to natural dentition. In addition, the placement of a rigid implant-born prosthesis may

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Japanese scientists grow teeth from single cells

Japanese scientists grow teeth from single cells Washington (Reuters). Japanese researchers have announced recently they had grown normal looking teeth from single cells in lab dishes, and transplanted them into mice. They used primitive cells, not quite as early as stem cells, and injected them into a framework of collagen, the material that holds the body together. After growing them, they found their structures had matured into components that make teeth, including dentin, enamel, dental pulp, blood

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Facial bone loss and premature aging

Facial bone loss and premature aging PSYCHOLOGIC, ESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF TOOTH LOSS A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT BY JAMES J. KHAZIAN DMD. AFAAID FACIAL BONE LOSS AND PREMATURE AGING CAN LOSING TEETH MAKE YOU LOOK OLDER? Hi, my name is Dr. James J. Khazian. I am excited and happy to provide this valuable report to my patients and the general public. The very important issue of facial bone loss following tooth extraction has been grossly

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