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In this edition of the Restoratives Insider, DrBicuspid.com profiles a Journal of the American Dental Association study comparing the long-term survival of compromised teeth to dental implants.

As implant technology improves, more and more dentists are opting to extract and replace teeth with implants, according to study author Liran Levin, DMD. Read the article to find out why he cautions practitioners who pursue this treatment course.

When certain extractions are necessary, the Restoratives Community has advice for how to proceed. Learn why the authors of one study recommend skipping supplemental palatal injections for maxillary third-molar extractions here.

And when implants are necessary, nanotubes may help them heal faster while fighting infection. This article explains how they work.

Bone growth around implants may be stimulated by another tiny technology. Nanodiamonds, a byproduct of mining and refining, have potential applications in dentistry, too.

Back to clinical advice: White-spot lesions are difficult to manage, but one study has concluded that this treatment works where others fail.

Meanwhile, German researchers examined different methods for treating caries and settled on one method as the most cost-effective.

The recent California Dental Association (CDA) fall meeting had many lessons to teach, and two presentations advised caution when adopting new materials. This link details the presenters' position.

In another CDA presentation, the lecturers shared some of their favorite items in their tool bag. Check out which restorative products made the list here.

Lastly, a peculiar effort by Chinese researchers to grow teeth from stem cells found in human urine proved successful.

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