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The Effect of Esthetic Crown Lengthening on Perceptions of a Patients Attractiveness, Friendliness, Trustworthiness, Intelligence, and Self-Confidence

Malkinson S et al. – The aim of the study was to see if altering the amount of gingival display of patients would affect dental professionals’ and laypersons’ perceptions of the aforementioned social parameters. Excessive gingival display did positively affect how attractive a person’s smile is judged to be. In addition, how friendly, trustworthy, intelligent, and self–confident a person was perceived to be ...

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Root discolouration following short-term application of steroid medicaments containing clindamycin, doxycycline or demeclocycline

Kuan–Jung B et al. – Discolouration of teeth following application of intra–canal antibiotic pastes is a clinical concern. There was no significant difference between DoxyPaste and Odontopaste at 2 weeks, whereas at 4 weeks, DoxyPaste caused a greater decrease in luminosity (P<0.05), darkening more over the second 2–week interval than treatment with Odontopaste (P<0.05). Under zero light conditions, s ...

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Survival of Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers Over 5 and 10 Years

Layton DM et al. – The systematic review reports on the survival of feldspathic porcelain veneers. When bonded to enamel substrate, feldspathic porcelain veneers have a very high 10–year survival rate that may approach 95%. Clinical heterogeneity is associated with differences in reported survival rates. Use of clinically relevant survival definitions and careful reporting of tooth characteristics, censorsh ...

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Digital analysis of staining properties of clear aesthetic brackets

Akyalcin S et al. – To analyse the staining properties of clear orthodontic brackets using a digital analysis. Both plastic and ceramic brackets showed changes in colour when exposed to heavy consumption of staining agents, with plastic brackets being the most affected.   [button url="http://jorthod.maneyjournals.org/content/39/3/170.short?rss=1" size="normal" color="crimson" custom_color="" icon="{{ic ...

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