Cosmetic appearances are the buzz word of today. All procedures used to change the looks of the person's teeth come under the heading of Cosmetic Dentistry. To create the good looks all the armamentarium that Dentistry has to offer is used. Usually Scaling and Polishing is the first thing that is done. If fillings are needed, they are done. In some cases, Orthodontic treatment is also required. Then Veneers are made. These may be either of Ceramic or of Composite. Common Treatments and its indications
1. Tooth whitening (Bleaching)
Yellow teeth and Stained teeth
2. Direct veneers
Tobacco stained teeth and Fluoride stain
Gapping between teeth
When bone is resorbed & this is too much calculus, you have to open the gums, clean it & suture it.
When Scaling and Polishing are not done routinely, the gums get infected and tend to bleed. The infection causes a bad odour in the mouth, leading to what is commonly called "Bad Breath".
Cases with bleeding gums and bad mouth smell are easily treatable. The cause of the problem is the Bacteria Scaling is done and if needed Gum curettage is done.
In advanced cases, gum surgery may also be needed. Some times a bone graft may be needed to replace the bone that has been lost.After the gums were cosmetically and functionally improved, five porcelain laminates were placed as were posterior crowns and inlays.
The result was lighter teeth and improved tooth shape and rich alignment.
WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Dentures are a set of removable artificial teeth which replaces the missing teeth. They can be upper jaw denture & lower jaw denture.
HOW MANY TYPES OF DENTURES ARE THERE?
1. Partial dentures: Having one or more teeth.
2. Complete dentures: replacing entire set of teeth.
WHAT ARE IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES?
Maxillary denture is usually relatively straightforward & has a whole palate for support so that it is stable without slippage. A lower full denture on the other hand has constantly moving tongue which destabilize it so it should or must be supported by 2-4 implants placed in the lower jaw for support. A lower denture supported by 2-4 implants is a far superior product than a lower denture without implants.
Sometimes a child's baby tooth comes out too soon due to cavity or accident. The space maintainer works as space holder to ensure that permanent teeth grow in straight.
Your child's oral hygiene is extremely important, since children have unique dental needs that must be taken care of to ensure they enjoy good dental health in the future. Of course, making sure your child establishes good oral habits, such as brushing and flossing daily, is important.
Treatments we offer for children :
1. Pit & Fissure Sealants for back teeth, even before cavity starts.
2. Topical fluoride treatments for preventing cavities.
3. special Ionomer fillings for milk teeth cavities.
4. Pulpotomy, Pulpectomy & R.C.T. for deeper cavities
Impacted teeth are the upper and lower third molars located at the very back of the mouth. They are called Impacted teeth as they appear at the age when a person is between 17-21 years old and have gained some wisdom. Impacted teeth that are healthy and properly positioned do not cause any problems.
Treatment > You can help to prevent pericoronitis by proper brushing, gargling and flossing around it. Sometimes, these steps do not work.
1. If it recurs, you may need to have the flap of gum tissue removed.
2. In some cases, the flap of tissue grows back and the wisdom tooth will need to be extracted.
3. During checkup, dentist may take x-ray to diagnose the position of wisdom tooth and need for extaction.
4. Similarly, upper third molar may be impacted or over erupted, it may need to be extracted.
Teeth grinding is clinically referred to as bruxism. Bruxism is the act of clenching and grinding of the teeth (consciously or unconsciously) either during the day or while you sleep. Bruxism is considered both a medical and a dental problem. It not only affects the teeth but also the supporting surrounding structure.
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching of the teeth that may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench their teeth, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep. In addition to grinding teeth, bruxers also may bite their fingernails, pencils and chew the inside of their cheek.
What Can be Done?
Your general dentist automatically checks for physical signs of bruxism and if it seems to be present the condition may be observed over several visits before recommending and starting therapy.
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