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Cosmetic Dentistry: A New Marker Of Dental Stem Cells Is Found

dental stem cellsIn the last few decades, cosmetic dentistry has been one of the most striving branches of dental science. A great deal of studies and researches of the recent times have given us new amazing technologies and approaches to making our smile look shiny and bright. Hundreds thousands of people around the globe opted and received such popular cosmetic dentistry services as dental veneers (currently the most demanded cosmetic dental procedure) or dental implants which totally changed our imagination about the possibilities of modern cosmetic dentistry. These kind of services have become not only unique and the best solution to our special goals, but also helped in solving serious dental problems and conditions. Nowadays, qualified cosmetic dentists in Perth and throughout the world are offering absolutely amazing aesthetic dental designs and other high quality cosmetic dentistry services based on the newest developments of dental science.

Many experts are saying that the function of modern cosmetic dentistry has gone beyond just changing the look of our teeth and giving us a gift of natural shiny smile. It also includes understanding the causes and looking for an effective treatments for worn teeth. Today’s specialists have to thoroughly study, evaluate and eliminate the factors causing dental wearing out in their patients, before offering any kind of cosmetic restoration procedure. It is required by modern treatment protocol, and it is actually the only way to long life of our teeth. If the causes and factors that resulted in extreme teeth wearing out (or at least the most important ones of those) are not taken into account and eliminated, cosmetic dental procedures will not save our teeth from further destructive processes, and they will go on getting worse in the same way as the natural teeth before.

Generally speaking, in modern cosmetic dentistry, there are two most commonly used ways to replace a missing tooth. The first is an old technology of closing the space by placement of a bridge between the neighboring teeth. Another way is a more recent technology of placing dental implant. Certainly, new dental elements should be totally integrated with the environment, and using own biological materials of¬† the patient for creating new teeth could be a perfect solution to guarantee that. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to do that, however, it is reported that today’s dental science is getting much closer to that. According to the findings of a scientific team at the Institute of Biotechnology in Helsinki, Finland, a new marker for dental stem cells can be used to achieve totally new goals of cosmetic dentistry. The newly discovered marker, transcription factor Sox2, is expressed in the stem cells of the mouse incisor and can help to say a new word in cosmetic dentistry.

Stem cell researches are considered very promising and have been actively carried out in many scientific fields. At the same time, the studies of dental stem cells have been substantially slowed down due to the absence of specific markers. The discovery of Finnish experts has now opened a way for more research, and, in particular, the identification of this marker can possibly allow to find out new methods and approaches to describe the differentiation, division, and migration of dental stem cells. Many specialists are convinced that this discovery is a key step and will soon turn into a new technology of producing new dental materials from stem cells. According to Dr. Rabanus, one of practicing cosmetic dentistry expert in San Francisco, this discovery can lead to creating “…possible innovative reconstructive mechanisms that may take place in periodontal and bony tissues when placing in-vitro bioengineered tooth germs into the jaws.”

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Dental Implants, An Up-To-Date Effective Technology

dental implansThanks to the numerous efforts of today’s dental scientists, researchers and other experts, for the last few decades dental science and dental technology have been improving tremendously, especially in relation to every aspect of dental aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry. In particular, such modern technology as dental implants has become very popular and one of the most demanded dental services nowadays.

Undoubtedly, this amazing technology has something to do not only with cosmetic dentistry, but mainly as a great and very effective solution to such problem as tooth loss. This serious condition can be caused by such factors as traumas, injury, poor dental care and dental health, etc., and it brings a great deal of stress and discomfort, which can result even in serious lifestyle changes like a loss of job, a separation with the loved one, and many others. Fortunately, there is a solution known as dental implants, which means replacing a faulty tooth with a new artificial one, designed especially for a particular person and totally customized to the persons’ physical needs. Dental implants feel and look as 100 per cent natural real teeth!

The importance and significance of this dental technology can be understood after analyzing the following data. It is estimated that almost 69 per cent of modern people aged between 35 and 45 have suffered from a tooth loss at least once in their life. Moreover, it is estimated that more than a quarter of elderly people aged over 74 have lost ALL their natural teeth and suffer from the problem of being unable to chew the food they consume, not speaking about the impact of such severe dental problem on the way old people look and speak. Thus, the experts the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommend dental implants as an excellent and very successful dental treatment (it is estimated that the technology of dental implants enjoys as much as 95 per cent success rate).

The core of the technology is implanting special titanium posts which are supposed to bond with the jawbone of the patient and play a role of the base for further dental prosthetic devices (crowns, dentures, etc.) This gives an opportunity not to use any sorts of adhesive material and fix dental prosthetic devices much better. Placing dental implants does not require any sort of drilling or similar preparations which are usually scary to most of the patients. Despite the fact that the procedure of placing dental implants is named “surgery”, this involved only local anesthetic and is considered minor. Generally speaking, all patients who have enough of jawbone mass can go through the procedure and enjoy the benefits of dental implants. However, this procedure is considered very serious and it is necessary to select the dental specialist very careful for this kind of dental treatment.

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The Miracles of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic DentistryThere is no doubt that a shining and sincere smile can make you face look very beautiful without any make-up or cosmetic procedures. However, not every one of us is endowed with proportional, shiny and white teeth, and many people wish to improve aesthetic look of their smiles. Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry is a rapidly developing field of dental medicine. Only a decade ago, we could only dream of aesthetic dental services that would make our teeth look sensational. But now, a great deal of effective dental cosmetic procedures became a daily routine of modern dental professionals. Every day the specialists of cosmetic dentistry provide thousands of people with tooth reshaping, dental bonding, teeth whitening, and other numerous restorative benefits.

Good optical properties of the tissues of healthy teeth, including color of the enamel, richness of the color, opalescence and shining, are the main ingredients of aesthetic appearance of your teeth. But different dental problems and defects can result in denaturalization and loss of these good properties. Also, such factors as problems with digestive system or blood vessels, medication overdoses, etc., can seriously affect a person’s teeth and aesthetic appearance.

Modern dentistry possesses a series of effective methods allowing to achieve significant aesthetic effects even in the most difficult situations! People with huge gaps between their teeth or people with old and damaged dental fillings can have a cosmetic procedure which will result in putting their teeth in almost ideal shape. Besides, new effective methods of teeth whitening can make your teeth as white as snow. Now, a Hollywood smile is available for everyone!

Presently, cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of procedures:

  • Dental Fillings. This is one of the oldest procedures of cosmetic dentistry, which has already become a common practice for every dental clinic or cabinet. It means filling the cavities of decayed teeth with composite resin materials (like porcelain or special chemical compositions) that have the appearance similar to the one of tooth.
  • Teeth Whitening. This is the procedure of removing various stains, shades and unnatural pigmentation from your teeth by bleaching. Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that is currently having a great demand.
  • Dental Bonding. The procedure of repairing or restoring the shape of your teeth with the help of dental composite materials. The people who have decaying, cracked or broken teeth, as well as the people with small gaps between their teeth may want to have this procedure.
  • Dental Veneers. This procedure involves placing porcelain or plastic laminates on the front surface of your teeth in order to change shape or color of your teeth. This procedure can be demanded by people with broken or damaged teeth, and also by those who failed to get good results after teeth whitening.
  • Dental Contouring and Reshaping. This is a more complicated treatment which helps to improve the shape of your teeth. In the majority of cases, it includes scanning and evaluation of your teeth, modeling better designs for your teeth followed by sculpturing and reshaping. People with various dental imperfections can use this method of cosmetic dentistry.
  • Gum Lift. This is a procedure of raising and reshaping your gum lines in order to make your teeth look longer, more proportional and symmetrical.
  • Dental Implants. This method means placing artificial titanium tooth roots followed by placing false tooth as a compensation for your missing tooth. This procedure is connected with several risks, but modern dental technologies have already put these risks to minimum.
  • Dental Bridges. This is another method to replace missing teeth, but in this case the false teeth are held between two healthy teeth with the help of special porcelain crowns.
  • Dental Crowns. This method means covering the surface of your teeth with special porcelain, ceramic or metallic crowns. This is a very effective and popular method for people with broken, cracked or worn teeth, and also for the people whose teeth are healthy but have a lack of stability or white color.
  • Dentures. Dentures are removable substitutes for missing teeth. Placing dentures is an essential procedure for the people who lost some of their teeth. There are partial and complete dentures.

Cosmetic dentistry can bring back good health and natural beauty of your teeth. Choose to have one of these procedures and you’ll certainly see that visiting your dentist may not be always connected with anticipation of painful and unpleasant treatment. This time you will leave the clinic with the desire to enjoy those miraculous changes you are going to experience after your aesthetic cosmetic procedure.

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