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Tooth Helps Blind Woman Regain Sight

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday. Sharron "Kay" Thornton, from the southern US state of Mississippi, lost her sight in 2000 when she came down with a case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare disease that scarred her cornea, according to the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. For patients whose bodies reje...Read More

All About Digital X-rays

Monday, September 14, 2009

Panoramic X-Ray:Is one X-ray that provides a full pictureof your whole mouth- complete upper and lower jaw; sinuses and jawjoint. It is not as specific as the other X-rays because its purpose isto show the general condition of all the teeth. It is used to helpview- general tooth development; trauma; jaw joint pain; wisdom teeth,bone loss and certain abnormalities. It will give a broad view but doesnot provide the fine detail that Bite-Wings or P.A.s provide. ThisX-ray is to be taken every 3-5 ye...Read More

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Prevent Loosing Your Teeth

Monday, September 14, 2009

It might surprise you to learn that over 20 million individual teeth are extracted from American mouths every year - the devastating news is that many of these extractions could have been avoided. Once teeth "pass the point of no return," costly implants or other techniques must be used to restore a person's smile or chewing function properly - and if said person is unable to afford proper treatment, their missing teeth may cause subsequent dental problems or humiliation and devastating blows to...Read More

James Courey, DDS, Dental Implants

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, severalmissing teeth, or even as an alternative to dentures when most or allyour teeth have been lost or removed. Properly done, a dental implantwill look and feel just like your natural tooth, and it is often the bestway to replace a missing tooth while leaving the surrounding teeth intact.Removable appliances (such as dentures or flippers) can be uncomfortableand need to be replaced periodically. With proper care, a dental implantc...Read More

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Manalapan All On Four Dental Implants

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The "All-On-Four" technique was developed by Portugese dentist Dr. Paulo Malo, in cooperation with Nobel Biocare. This technique is a possible solution for patients who have too little bone left for dentures or conventional implants.As is illustrated by the x-ray (pictured at right four implants are placed in the front of the jaw, where the bone density is usually better. The implants are angled, to provide a more stable base for the denture to attach to.While the implants are angled, the porti...Read More

Is Dr. Courey a TMJ Specialist?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Some people use the term TMJ specialist. However, there is no specialty designation in dentistry for TMJ work, so it would not be accurate to call Dr. Courey a TMJ specialist or a TMJ dentist.While no one can technically be referred to as a TMJ specialist, Dr. Courey's education, experience and training as a certified prosthodontist make him eminently suited to diagnose and treat your TMJ pain."TMJ" stands for temporomandibular joint, and we have two, one on each side of the head connecting the ...Read More

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