Scaling titanium implants may worsen peri-implantitis

Ultrasonic scaling of titanium (Ti) implants releases particles that not only vary by surface type but aggravate peri-implantitis, according to a new study. Researchers from Israel investigated whether ultrasonic scaling of dental implants done to manage peri-implantitis releases titanium particles that may induce inflammation and osteolysis. They also explored whether the response of the implants […]

Clinical trial to study mouthwash for fighting COVID spread

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry has started a clinical trial to investigate how well mouthwash reduces viral load in patients with COVID-19. The trial aims to determine whether gargling with a mouthwash reduces or eliminates SARS-CoV-2 in patients’ mouths and lowers the chances of them spreading it to […]

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Zirconia Dental Crowns

ZIRCONIA CROWNS INTRODUCTION Clinicians who wish to provide patients with excellent dental restorations often choose zirconia crowns. These crowns are chosen over conventional PFMs (Porcelain Fused to Metal) or full-gold crowns due to: ● Superior strength ● Durability ● Excellent aesthetics SOLID ZIRCONIA ● Has a natural translucency and opalescence ● Generally recommended for posterior […]