Tag Archives: MTA

Pulp cap

dental pulp cap

What is a dental pulp cap procedure? Dental pulp cap is the partial removal of the dental pulpal tissue and placement of a restorative material over the top of the exposure. Historically there are several pulp capping materials but today MTA and Biodentine dominate the direct pulp cap research Calcium hydroxide was traditionally the product […]

Bioactive dental materials

Bioactive dental materials calcium silicate calcium aluminate

What are Bioactive dental materials? Bioactive dental materials release compounds that help regenerate or maintain dental structures. In the past fluoride release was the only mineral that was in bioactive materials. Today we have materials that also release calcium and phosphate ions. Dentists use bioactive materials to remineralize dentin, repair bony defect, and maintain dental […]

Cosmetic case published in Dental Product Shopper – Wheaton cosmetic dentist

cosmetic dentisty

100% Porcelain crowns replace old porcelain fused to metal crowns Case of the week Grace has disliked her old porcelain fused to metal crowns for about 30 years.  This was totally unknown to our office until I added the question “Is there anything you are unhappy with?” to my regular examination chit-chat.  90-95% of the […]

Regenerative endodontic therapy

Regenerative endodontic therapy

Regenerative endodontic therapy – What is it? Regenerative endodontic therapy (RET) is the accessing of a necrotic immature tooth with the goal of allowing it to mature. While success rates are very high, apical closure and root development are inconsistent. Meta-analysis Tong JOE 2017 Regenerative endodontic therapy requirements for the revitalization of a necrotic immature […]

Endodontic microsurgery

endodontic microsurgery

What is an apicoectomy or endodontic microsurgery? Apicoectomy is the surgical removal of tissue from the tooth root tip, when a root canal is no longer working. Typically there is an infection at the root tip. Some make clarifications and separate apicoectomy and apical microsurgery but it’s all in regards to improvements in technology and […]