A new tooth could soon be in your future, thanks to a procedure that requires no dental work at all.
A team of dentists and orthodontists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston says that they are planning to begin a clinical trial this summer on a tooth-repair procedure that is based on the idea of dental amalgam.
“What we’re trying to do is build a technology that is safe and reliable,” Dr. David Scharfenberg said.
Scharfenberg, an assistant professor of dentistry at UTMB, said he has worked on the problem of dentures and amalgam tooth fillings for years.
He said that the team hopes to find a way to replace the dentures without removing the underlying tissue.
Schiffenberg and his colleagues have developed a technology to replace a tooth’s denture without cutting it open.
A patient’s jaw would then be pulled out of the cavity.
The denture would be placed in the patient’s mouth.
Schufenberg said that he has found that the new procedure works well on a number of patients.
He added that this method is safe.
The procedure, called tooth enamels repair, was pioneered by Dr. Stephen Parnell, an associate professor of orthodons at UTMC.
Parnel is working with the team to test their technology on more than 100 patients.
Schafenberg said the procedure can be done with any type of dental implant.
The teeth are then extracted using an implant, which can be inserted into the patient.
The tooth was extracted using a dental drill.
A patient with an implant in the left side of the mouth can have a tooth extracted from the left half of the tongue, while a patient with a tooth in the right side can have it extracted from both the right and left halves of the tooth.
The patient with the implant in both the left and right sides is then put through the dental drill with a forceps and the tooth is extracted using the forceps.
Schaffenberg said his team has found the procedure works best for the patients with the left-sided implants.
He noted that the patients’ mouths are smaller than those of patients with right-sided dentures.