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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Oral Health And Pregnancy

Oral Health And Pregnancy What to expect when expecting There are changes that may occur to oral health during pregnancy. This is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, particularly increase in estrogen and progesterone, which exaggerate gum tissue reaction to plaque. Pregnant women may develop gingivitis, which is the inflammation of the gum. Inflamed gum bleeds easily and may be tender. If left untreated, gingivitis may quickly progress and develop periodontal (gum) disease and result

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Is “All-On-4” procedure a good treatment?

Is “all-on-4†procedure a good treatment? BY DR. JAMES KHAZIAN DMD. AFAAID.FICOI. I have been asked this question many times and there is no simple yes/no answer for that. Here I am briefly examining this treatment approach and explaining my opinion. There has been significant advances in dentistry during the past 20 years. We are very rapidly moving towards an era of super modern dental treatments that focuses on comfort, pain-free approach, and highly esthetic

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