[Video]: 3D-printing dentists are recreating entire jaws

3D-printing has been used for basic dental procedures for years – and the technology is now advanced enough to reconstruct entire jaws. “We used to use the lost wax technique which has been around 5,000 years,” Andrew Dawood, a dentist with Dawood and Tanner, told the audience at WIRED Health. But 3D-printing has allowed him…

Dentists Are Now Capable Of Using 3d Printers To Reconstruct Entire Jaws

“Josh had a life threatening cancer behind his eye, he received fantastic treatment at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal London Hospital from surgeons Dr David Verity and Professor Iain Hutchison. I was required to be part of the reconstruction process using dental implants, we used both 3D printing and digital milling technology to make…

[Video]: Wooden Teeth Myth – George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Separate fact from fiction and learn more about George Washington and his troublesome teeth. Were his dentures really made of wood? 1. Washington was afflicted with dental troubles all his adult life Despite his legendary physical strength and iron constitution, George Washington’s failing teeth were a source of regular suffering. At age 24, Washington recorded…

Headache and jaw problems

Problems with the teeth and jaw can cause headache and migraine. Dental abscesses, post-extraction infection and difficulties with the joint of the jaw can cause pain in the local area, as well as referred pain to the face and head. The jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Problems with the jaw are grouped…

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. About half of the population does it from time to time. Around five per cent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders. Often it happens during sleep, but some people grind their teeth when they are awake. Usually, a person doesn’t realise that…