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Can we find better dental restoration materials and improved dental implants that work in a dry mouth?

Dry mouth, which can occur due to the prevalent systemic autoimmune disease, Sjögren's; in response to radiation treatment; and as a side effect of medications, causes rampant tooth decay and loss. We need better restoration materials that work well in a dry mouth and improvements in dental implants when restoration doesn’t work. This study would determine the best prevention, management and treatment plans for dental decay, tooth erosion, chipping and cracking, and tooth loss in a dry mouth.



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Idea No. 357