All-on-4 Chairside Conversion
Day of surgery – The all -on-4 implants have been placed and an immediate denture should be readily available. The dentist and the lab tech will work together in the retrofitting of the immediate denture to the implants utilizing temporary titanium abutments and screws.
“13-39% of all dental injuries are sports-related,” as stated in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Mouthguards are protective devices for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, jaws, arches, lips and gums1. They are designed to absorb and distribute the forces of impact received while participating in contact sports—reducing the risk of sports-related dental injuries.
“A clean tooth will not decay” stated J. Leon Williams, first president of the American Dental Association1. According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “oral hygiene is sufficiently effective to prevent dental [cavities] caries,” however, “it is unrealistic to assume that simple brushing alone will prevent dental caries”1. Other factors such as eating frequency,
In order to deliver high quality dental restorations that meet dentists’ expectations, the dental laboratory requires an efficient logistics team to deliver dental restorations on time and with the proper requirements determined by the doctor.
The logistics department is one of the most important aspects of Iverson Dental Labs, because it manages and tracks dental cases throughout the entire manufacturing process.
At one point, The American Dental Association (ADA) website suggested that chewing gum should be the fourth step in your oral hygiene routine and suggested using it after a meal. But after digging into some research, we have found that there are some concerns to whether sugar-free gum and sugar-free products are actually helpful for your dental health.
Every holiday season we find ourselves grazing on those delicious holiday treats—candy canes, gingerbread cookies, chocolate turtles, etc.—like their open season. You usually have to get to them quick or you are stuck with the not-so-delicious options.
Although that sweet sensation can be satisfying, it also can be damaging to your teeth and increases the likelihood of cavities.
Trinia™ CAD/CAM Discs and Blocks – A Ultralight Alternative to Metal Substructures
Trinia™, a CAD/CAM fiber-reinforced composite, was first introduced in 2010 and has achieved remarkable clinical success and acceptance among dental professionals worldwide. With the growing demand for alternatives to metal substructures in dentistry, Trinia CAD/CAM blocks and discs are the new advanced solution to CAD/CAM metal-free restorations.
The American Academy of Periodontology warns periodontal (gum) disease is a public health epidemic that affects 47.2% of American adults over the age of 30. They warn the use of tobacco plays a major role in the dominance and severity of gum disease and tooth loss that is affecting the public’s dental health. They urge dentists to educate their patients about negative impacts of tobacco use on dental health as a part of the armamentarium of their dental office.
Coffee has antioxidants and antioxidants help fight gum disease, so does coffee help fight gum disease? That’s the question researchers from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine wanted to answer when they conducted their study on the impact of coffee on oral health. Interestingly they concluded, “Coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on periodontal health,