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Contemporary Dentistry

Dental Implants

What We Can Learn from Koala Teeth

Koalas may look cute, but they live a hard life. Not only are they riddled with disease and stereotyped as lazy – mostly due to their nutrient-starved diet – koalas typically don’t even die of old age; they usually die of starvation.

Koalas are one of the few animals that survive solely on a diet of […]

Dental Implants Successful in Organ Transplant Patients

We know that dental implants work well for a wide variety of people. In fact, it seems that every day we get good news about how people can benefit from dental implants, even if they have conditions that might have given us pause in the past.

Now a new study shows […]

Does It Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

Many people worry that getting dental implants will be a painful process. But there’s good news: people who have gone through the process say that it’s much less discomfort than they expected. In fact, it can be one of the least painful dental procedures you go through. Here’s why.

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CT Scans Help Reveal Secrets of Whale Teeth and Jaws

We live in a truly remarkable age of technology. Not only can we use dental implants to replace lost teeth, but with the amazing power of cone beam CT (computed tomography), we can get detailed images of your jawbone before surgery that lets us plan […]

Titanium Allergy Might Contribute to Peri-Implantitis, Implant Loss

In general, dental implants have a high degree of success. But when dental implants fail, the leading cause is peri-implantitis. But what causes peri-implantitis?

Researchers looking into this question found high levels of titanium in diseased tissue. They suspect that the presence of titanium contributes to the progression of the disease. […]