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Why is it Called Maryland Bridge?

There is an interesting story behind this name. It is not named after the state of Maryland, nor was it really invented anywhere in the state of Maryland. The technique was probably invented by Dr. Stewart R Halbauer, an Atlanta dentist. Later the University of Maryland popularized this technique, and...

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Our tooth is made of upper layer enamel and below it lays the dentin. The dentin is darker in color and the upper enamel is the white portion that we see. This enamel grows to be less porous and transparent with age, this causes the lower dentin to be seen, and hence we see a darker tooth.

The darkening of teeth can also occur due to...

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According to the statistics given by the US Surgeon general, the average number of teeth possessed by an American between the young ages of 24 to 34 years is 26.97. What does this mean? That out of the 32 adult teeth, adult people have lost more than five teeth, on the average! So, tooth loss...

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It was not over a decade ago when teeth braces were routinely used for correcting misalignment of teeth. Although they were quite effective in bringing about tooth movement, and thereby correcting the alignment and angulation of teeth, one of their major drawbacks was their unaesthetic appearance. They become visible whenever the wearer smiles...

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Misaligned teeth mar your smile and give you a serious aesthetic and social disadvantage.  In addition, it is also difficult to clean crooked teeth, and it creates problems during speaking and eating.
As a result, misaligned teeth are at a greater risk of developing teeth cavities and periodontal problems. For over a century,...

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Braces are orthodontic appliances that are used for correcting the alignment of teeth and facial asymmetries.

Metallic braces were among the first orthodontic appliances that were introduced for orthodontic treatment of misaligned or crooked teeth. Still, they are being commonly used in orthodontics, besides other types of braces such as...

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Ceramic braces are the latest and most aesthetic form of orthodontic braces offered by modern dentistry.
Dental braces have been in use one form or the other since the middle of the eighth century.  Conventionally, metal braces were used for orthodontic treatment of misaligned and crooked...

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What is the LAVA all-ceramic system?

LAVA crowns are special because they are made up of a very special material LAVA zirconia produced by the reputed 3M. This is a porcelain material and its special composition is the key to the special properties possessed by crowns made of LAVA zirconia. It is very translucent like the natural tooth...

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The Gold Composite Technology

Nowadays, base metal alloys are being increasingly used for the fabrication of copings for fixed dental prostheses. The use of gold in fabrication of fixed denture copings has become a thing of the past now. However, Captek has revolutionized dentistry offering gold composite copings that are not only much...

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What is the Emax System?

Emax is an all-ceramic system that is based on Lithium disilicate glass, and consists of quartz, lithium dioxide, phosphoroxide, alumina, potassium oxide and trace elements.
Emax based all-ceramic prostheses are rapidly gaining widespread popularity in cosmetic dentistry due to their excellent...

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