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2013-10-12 23:04:36

The newest dental implants on the market are shaped like back teeth - also known as molars. These dental implants allow a dentist to replace back teeth with a more accurately shaped replacement. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 Dental implants always came in many sizes. Over the years, the sizes were always smaller then the size of a back tooth (molar). The reasoning behind the smaller sizes was the fact that in many people the molars were removed long ago - and with the teeth...

2013-07-25 10:06:44

During an individual’s lifetime the biomechanical requirements on his or her teeth change Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, have conducted stress analyses on gorilla teeth of differing wear stages. Their findings show that different features of the occlusal surface antagonize tensile stresses in the tooth to tooth contact during the chewing...

2011-02-18 16:01:12

Using a method based on geographic positioning systems that allowed them to characterize the topography of the bats' molars in a way similar to how geographers characterize mountain surfaces, the researchers calculated a measure of dental complexity that reflects how "rugged" the surface of the tooth is. They illustrate a trend from relative simplicity of the shearing molars in insect eaters and omnivores to high complexity of the crushing molars in fruit eaters. Working with field-collected...

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2009-12-29 08:45:00

The timing of molar emergence and its relation to growth and reproduction in apes was reported by two scientists at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins in the Dec. 28 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). From the smallest South American monkeys to the largest African apes, the timing of molar development and eruption is closely attuned to many fundamental aspects of a primate's biology, according to Gary Schwartz, a researcher...

2005-09-23 10:50:00

NEW YORK -- Young adults in their 20s and 30s who can't part with their third molars (a.k.a., wisdom teeth) may be at risk for chronic oral inflammation, increasing the risk of inflammation in other areas of the body as well. That's according to a long-term study presented this week at the opening of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting in Boston. This study shows that the wisdom teeth are "an area of potential chronic inflammation with little continuing...


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