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Researchers Grow Teeth from Gum Cells

Researchers Grow Teeth from Gum Cells

The day a new "biotooth" can be grown in the gap left by a missing tooth as an alternative to having a false one implanted is now one step closer to reality. UK researchers revealed that they have developed a means of bioengineering new teeth from a person's own gum cells. The report was publi... Read More


A Majority of Over 55 People Regret Not Caring Better For Their Teeth Earlier in Life

A Majority of Over 55 People Regret Not Caring Better For Their Teeth Earlier in Life

Six out of ten people aged 55 and older regret not taking better care of their teeth earlier in life, according to research out of the UK. The findings have been published by the British Dental Health Foundation. Read More


Tooth Decay Could Be Slowed with Coconut Oil

Tooth Decay Could Be Slowed with Coconut Oil

Digested coconut oil has the capacity to assault the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic with the capacity of being incorporated into commercial dental care products, according to researchers from the University of Warwick. Read More


Bone and Tissue Growth for Dental Implants Enhanced by Platelet-rich Plasma

Bone and Tissue Growth for Dental Implants Enhanced by Platelet-rich Plasma

A promising treatment that is gaining credibility in orthopedics and sports medicine, known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, is showing strong potential for boosting healing time for dental implant procedures. This development is according to credible dental researcher and editor of the Journa... Read More


Gum Disease Linked to Oral Cancer Virus

Gum Disease Linked to Oral Cancer Virus

Researchers have made the discovery that severe gum disease may be associated an increased risk of head and neck cancer cases stemming from the Human Papilloma Virus. In comparison with patients with HPV-negative tumors, those patients with HPV-positive tumors had a much greater level of bone ... Read More


Minimal Bone Loss a Result of Dental Implants Placement

Minimal Bone Loss a Result of Dental Implants Placement

Frequently used as a replacement for missing teeth, dental implants are designed to restore an individual's tooth function and appearance. Prior research has found that the placement of a dental implant causes a disruption in the tissue area of the implant. Read More


Smart Coating Helps Create Safer Hip, Knee, and Dental Implants

Smart Coating Helps Create Safer Hip, Knee, and Dental Implants

North Carolina State University researchers have engineered a %u201Csmart coating%u201D that helps surgical implants bond more closely with bone and help prevent infection. This new coating can help reduce the risk of patients rejecting an implant by fostering bone growth into the implant. Read More


Using Less Root than Crown Can Yield Success for Dental Implants

Using Less Root than Crown Can Yield Success for Dental Implants

Replacing teeth with dental implants is a standard medical practice. However, to proceed, a dentist must first determine if an implant restoration can be successful for a particular patient. The key indicator for this assessment is the crown-to-root ratio; how much of the tooth extends above t... Read More


Dental Implant Compatibility Improved with Introduction of New Chemical Surface

Dental Implant Compatibility Improved with Introduction of New Chemical Surface

For over 20 years, dental implants have given people a means to restore missing teeth. The procedure has improved but challenges still remain: medical research is striving to meet aesthetic demands and shortening the time it takes to restore functionality. One solution to these demands involve... Read More


Biological Substitute for Dental Implants Possible with New Technique

Biological Substitute for Dental Implants Possible with New Technique

A new technique capable of orchestrating the migration of stem cells to a three dimensional scaffold has the potential to create an anatomically correct tooth in as early in nine weeks once implanted. The technique was pioneered in the Tissue Engineering Laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Mao. Read More



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