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3D printed teeth become a reality

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3D printed teeth become a reality

Thanks to a collaboration between Dubai’s Middle East Dental Laboratory and Sinterex, 3D printed teeth become a reality. The process uses a 3D printer to achieve natural looking dental implant bridges. The printed teeth are stunningly realistic, making it near impossible to tell the difference. The new technology will also speed up the process of creating dental bridges.

The 3D printing process starts by distributing thin layers of metal powder across a platform. This is then selectively melted by a laser. The use of the laser gives the implants their shape and definition. The implants then have metal parts added to them. These are used to attach it to the patient’s bone. Finally, ceramic is applied. The ceramic gives the implants an even and natural finish which replicates the look of tooth enamel.

Managing Director of Sinterex, Julian Callanan, has been quoted in the media saying, “Using our state of the art 3D printing technology we have been able to produce a highly accurate metal framework in only 4 hours.” This breakthrough is huge in terms of production within the dental industry. 3D printing will increase the speed in which dentists can produce moulds, therefore keeping the patient happy and increasing profits at the same time.

 

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Irish man’s amazing teeth transformation

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Irish man’s amazing teeth transformation

Irish man’s amazing teeth transformation: Fifty-five-year-old Patrick Naughton has undergone an amazing smile transformation thanks to 3Dental in Dublin.

As a child, Patrick had all his milk teeth removed. This left him with severe complications due to there being no structure to guide his growing adult teeth. Therefore, when they erupted, they grew at angles and caused a very unsightly smile.

Patrick decided to get professional help for his teeth after his son had finished his education, and contacted the team at 3Dental. The fifty-five-year-old joked to the Independent Ireland, “I think my teeth frightened the guys when I met with them at first.” Initially, they extracted some of his teeth, then for the first three months, he had to wear wires. Following that, he had an array of dental work, and now has crowns, dental implants and some of his own teeth in place. The process took a year to complete.

Patrick remained positive throughout the process and says that since the work has been finished his confidence has ‘soared’. The treatment has changed his life, and he no longer avoids parties and celebrations through fear of smiling.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online

Woman to have her jaw rebuilt using cow bones

Mon

A 25-year-old woman who was involved in a bike accident is set to have her jaw rebuilt with cow bones. Zsuzsa Goodyer collided with her boyfriend during a bike ride in December last year and damaged her teeth and her jaw very badly; she is currently wearing dentures before she undergoes the operation to repair her jaw, followed by dental implants.

Zsuzsa said that the pair was cycling home and the front wheels struck each other, causing her to be thrown from the bike; she landed face first on the pavement and lost her teeth. She revealed that she doesn’t remember ‘a great deal’ but recalls holding her teeth after they were knocked out. She said to The Sun ‘I didn’t realise how bad it was at first. I think the adrenaline was just carrying me through.’

The treatment will involve placing cow bones into the jaw to rebuild it so that it is strong enough to hold the dental implants in place, Zsuzsa jokes that she will ‘be part cow’ after the operation to repair her jaw and give her back her smile. She even managed to raise most of the money to pay for her operation by setting up a GoFundMe page, where the public generously helped her out to get the treatment.

 

Jungle star opens denture clinic in the Midlands

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‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’ contestant Crissy Rock has attended the opening night of a new denture clinic, called The Smile Centre, in Lichfield, in the Midlands, and she also encouraged many people across the country to consider their provider carefully if they, like her, require dentures. The actress and comedienne noted that ‘your smile is the first thing that people notice and the confidence great teeth can give you cannot be underestimated.’

The 53-year-old Benidorm star was joined by local MP Michael Fabricant and eighty guests for the grand opening this week. Director Matt Burnell was also in attendance, and only too happy to discuss the venture, saying ‘We are hugely excited about opening in the Midlands, and the response we have had already indicates that there is a lot of demand for the range of services we can offer from our state-of-the-art clinic.’ As well as providing dentures for thousands of patients in the area, the clinic will also offer dental implants, teeth whitening, orthodontics, veneers and various other cosmetic dental procedures.

Crissy – who had to wear dentures herself after losing her tooth implants during treatment for cancer – said that ‘The Smile Centre is one of the leading clinics in the UK and it is really important that patients do their homework and ensure they choose the best possible denturist to look after their treatment.’

I’m A Celebrity contestant booked in for dental surgery

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ITV show ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!’ is known for putting its contestants through their paces, but comedienne Crissy Rock has an even bigger trial to face when she leaves the jungle; dental surgery. The cheeky Liverpudlian made viewers chuckle as she announced her ‘choppers’ had their own chopper, while her dentures were being flown back to her after she pulled out of a sky dive, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Crissy in the past few years.

Known for her scouse humour, the 55-year-old has kept her chin up while battling cancer for the second time, beating it shortly before signing up for the jungle reality show. Crissy had previously had several missing teeth replaced with dental implants, but when the cancer struck again, her jaw bone deteriorated to the point where it could no longer support them and they started to fall out.

Her friend, Margi Jones, said that it was loss of bone density that caused the dental implants to fall out, saying; ‘Crissy went through a bad time last year. That’s why she’s got the fake gnashers.’ But it seems the Benidorm star is anxious to have her old smile back, Margi went on to say that she was a ‘brave old bird to have the implants done again.’, pointing out that it wasn’t vanity, ‘she just hates the fact that she’s got false teeth.’

Steve Tyler rocks on after dental implants

Tue

Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler has had two dental implants fitted after knocking his teeth out falling out of the shower. The bands Paraguay tour date had to be rescheduled as Tyler recovered from his accident in hospital. According to Bourbon hotel bellboy, Gustavo Perez, the singer slipped whilst stepping out the shower and had ‘a nasty fall’.

The 63-year-old rocker has a Paraguayan dentist to thank for replacing his broken teeth and is thought to be recovering well after staying at the La Costa medical centre for nearly four hours. He received stitches to his face and emergency dental treatment from Maria Bastos, a local dentist.

Organisers of the Paraguay concert were quick to point out that Tyler was unwell before the fall, due to a bout of food poisoning which may have caused him to become dehydrated. Spokesperson Marcelo Antunez was left to make the announcement, describing Tyler’s fall as a ‘small accident’ and adding that he was doing ‘fine’.

If his appearance at a concert in Bogota is anything to go by, he looks to be on the mend. Just a week or so after his accident only a small bruise remained, and his teeth looked to be in tip-top condition. He and his family were very appreciative of all the support he received during his treatment, thanking the fans and local medical services via the media and social networking sites.

Dental implant course sees registration numbers treble

Tue

Dental implant provider Dentale has reported a significant rise in the number of people applying for a place on one of their courses. The company provides training for dentists and dental students in clinics throughout the South West of England and the West Midlands.
Implantology is a skilled and technical process that rebuilds a natural looking tooth from a titanium dental implant that is fixed into the jawbone. As this treatment has taken off in the dental world, it seems there are more healthcare professional looking to become an expert in the field. The number of dentists who have registered for a course at Dentale has risen by a staggering 257% from last year, boosting the firm’s turnover by an impressive 115%.

The most popular course is the five-day Introduction to Implant Dentistry, followed closely by the interactive ten-day Advanced Practical Implantology. Dentale provide numerous other dentistry courses, focusing on a variety of techniques and treatments, they also offer training for dental nurses in basic and advanced implantology.

Dentale group Manger, Debbie Snelson, commented that the courses were very hands-on and gave practicing dentists a chance to get experience of new surgical procedures, she said ‘Unlike other implantology training courses, dentists are guaranteed to work on patients from initial diagnosis, right through to implant placement and restoration. For concise, relevant professional instruction and the invaluable hands-on surgical experience which this course gives, it really is a must for any dentist wishing to start placing implants successfully and safely.’
 

More Britons opt for dental implants

Tue

Tough economic times have not put people off dental implants. An increasing number of British people are opting for dental implants in a bid to keep their teeth looking great.

New figures have shown that the number of implants fitted in patients since 2008 has more than tripled, surprising dentists who expected to see a decline during the recession.

It was suggested that Britons may be opting to pay slightly more in the short term and have the benefit of long-lasting treatment rather than go for a quick fix that may not remain in place for as long.

Dr Bruno Silva, a dental surgeon and implant specialist in Brighton who released the figures, said: “We have noticed a big increase in patients having implants.”

Dental implants are typically guaranteed for 15 to 20 years, whereas crowns and dentures will often require further corrective work.

Earlier this month, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry also noted an increase in the number of dental implants being put in for patients in the US.
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Dental implants ‘becoming more and more popular’

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Dental implants 'becoming more and more popular'Having dental implants put in is becoming an increasingly popular procedure, it has been said.

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), in 2008, the number of dental implant procedures being performed in the US amounted to $150 million (£94 million), while in 1988 this figure was $10 million.

Findings from the AAID also revealed that more than three million people in the US have already had the procedure and every year 500,000 more go through with the oral hygiene treatment.

Speaking to Business Insight, Dr Hermogenes Villareal, an oral surgeon and implantogloist, said: “Our teeth are more important that we think they are.”

He added: “With dental implants, you can achieve a whole set of teeth [that] can function as optimally as they should.”

Dr Caseldine from Arizona also praised the benefits of dental implants, telling ABC15.com that they can help restore “smiles and confidence” among patients.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800109150-ADNFCR

Dental implants ‘are a significant advance in cosmetic dentistry’

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Dental implants have been lauded by a dentist.Anyone who has been unsure about getting dental implants may be interested in the opinions of a dentist from the US, who said he thinks they are fantastic.

Dr Caseldine from Arizona told ABC15.com that implants are one of the most significant advances in cosmetic dentistry over the last 25 years, such is their impact upon patients.

“Thousands of grateful patients bear witness to the benefits derived from the opportunity to obtain denture stabilisation and replacement for lost teeth that restores their smiles and confidence,” he commented.

Dr Caseldine said he uses them mostly to support crowns and fix bridges and can achieve excellent results with a minimum of invasion.

Last month, an article in the Costa Rica News stated dental implants can make patients look younger because they can help redefine the jawline and prevent bone loss.

The piece said they are much better than traditional yet old-fashioned false teeth.
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