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Can Ceramic Crowns Conceal Metal Roots of Dental Implants?

We’ve said it before: dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement. They can look just like natural teeth because they are anchored in the jawbone, supporting themselves instead of being connected to neighboring teeth or to a plastic base like bridges or partial dentures. They [...]

Peace Corps Spreads Tooth Brushing Around the World

A century ago, tooth brushing was the latest thing in the US. The state of oral health in the country was terrible. Our diet had changed to include much more refined sugars, and we were coming to understand how badly that was impacting our teeth and gums. Across the country, kids learned how to brush [...]

Captain Marvel Mocks Smile Critics with Blockbuster Opening Weekend

When the trailer debuted, Captain Marvel ran into a major obstacle. Trolls complained that the heroine Carol Danvers just didn’t smile enough. Instead, she seemed dour and that made the movie seem unappealing. Some people went so far as to photoshop images of the star, Brie Larson, to add a smile. This put the film [...]

Braces-by-Mail Services Offer Fewer Benefits, Some Risks, and Little Savings

One recent innovation in the dental field is what is sometimes called DIY braces. These services will mail you clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into position. The process is superficially similar to Invisalign, and the Invisalign company even invested in one of these services. It’s not quite DIY braces. You [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Orthodontics|

Does HIV Affect Dental Implant Survival?

Thanks to modern treatments, people with HIV can expect to live what most would consider a normal lifespan. With increasing life expectancy, long-term dental treatments like dental implants seem more attractive. Under normal circumstances, dental implants have a success rate that nears 100% and a proven functional life of up to 50 [...]

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