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Dentistry has had a lot of success stories in the past few decades. But, also a few failures.
One of the biggest areas of concern is the steady increase in the effects of acids. Acids can lead to the wearing away of tooth enamel and loss of gum attachment.
A truly complete discussion of acids and oral health is way beyond the scope of this blog article. I’ll include some references at the end of Part II if you wish to do more reading on the subject (but no, you won’t get extra credit nor have your grade adjusted).
There are several types of damage to teeth and gums that we often see:
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I was impressed with a new shade guide system I ordered a few years ago. It was from what is perhaps the highest quality dental ceramics manufacturer in the world. Headquartered in Liechtenstein, they produce ceramics that are unmatched for natural beauty and durability. The shade guide had tooth tabs in all of the color shades they make and was exquisitely crafted. I was anxious to begin using their dental ceramics on upcoming esthetic cases.
Looking back now, I am disappointed that I have only used that guide sparingly. The cases I have done with it have turned out great, but the shade guide hasn’t allowed me to use it much.
My friend in Maryland was telling me about having a crown done by their dentist. They were especially impressed that their dentist had made their new tooth with a 3D printer. I listened and smiled politely. Thinking they must have misunderstood their doctor, I later googled the office website and took a look. Sure enough, 3D printed crowns were prominent on the office menu. Wondering if this was just an aberration, I googled 3D printed crowns and found offices all over the nation that were doing them. Who knew?