Kukla's Korner Hockey
by IwoCPO on 12/26/06 at 10:26 AM ET
Via Birmingham’s Fox 6 and the Minneapolis Star Tribune,
When it comes to dental technology, Nanne said it has moved forward at the pace of a Brian Rolston slapshot. In the past, even chipped teeth might be pulled. Now, almost anything can be fixed.
“The materials have changed significantly,” Nanne said. “We use a lot of composites, plastic bonding materials, mesh. If a tooth is knocked inward or out, we can numb up the athlete’s mouth, bond what we need to in place.”
Dislodged teeth can be reset. Broken teeth can be bonded or capped. Even teeth that are knocked out can sometimes be put back in shortly after the injury.
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