Thursday, 28 April 2016

WHY DOES THE DENTIST TAKE A PHOTO OF MY TEETH???....


DONT get Frustrated if your dentist takes photographs, instead you can ask why???


TOP REASONS WHY PHOTOGRAPHY IS IMPORTANT IN DENTISTRY?


1. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING:

  • Intraoral photography gives in depth details about patient dentition and helps dentist to compare with other records (x-rays)
  • Extra oral photography (your face front and side view) helps to access the patient profile extent of lip closure,open bite,gummys smile ,prominent chin helps to show the forwardly placed upper or lower jaw to the patient
  • Side view of the patient during orthodontic treatment


Intra oral, your clinician might put a clip in your mouth for a few seconds for better vision


This is to know the biting aspect and the tongue side of your teeth


This provides dentist to finalize the treatment plan and provide smile designing in patient
Photography of diagnosis and treatment planning:

35 year old female wants to replace missing teeth


Patient was diagnosed with missing teeth in upper and lower posterior region of jaw,dentist accessed the gums and bone support ,condition of nearby tooth,space available between teeth,contact points between the teeth,dentist finally sorted out the best treatment plan for patient of placing implants.


2.     PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DATE AND TIME:


  • Recording patient photography helps patient and dentist ,the date in which the first photography is taken,at the end of the treatment final photography speaks the success of the treatment.
  • Old patients recorded photography presentation by the dentist,helps patient to understand what is going to be done in their mouth.
  • Your photography is a visual story telling ,when you view it at the end of your treatment.
  • It helps patient to claim insurance.
  • Helps dentist to record the legal documentation(malpractice law suit).
  • Forensic dentistry.

3.     PATIENT DOCTOR COMMUNICATION:

  • If patients intraoral problem ,treatment planning and diagnosis of intraoral problem are explained in words,it is not that easy to imagine in picture format,photography gives you a clear picture of what problem you are facing intraorally.
  • (Especially your upper posterior teeth )It helps dentist to explain patient and helps patient understand clearly to what extend their teeth are affected intraorally,which cannot be visualised by their naked eyes.
  • old patients recorded photography presentation by the dentist,makes it easier for the patient to understand what is going to be done in their mouth,makes communication between patient and dentist easier.
  • Helps patient to provide a clear picture of the correct pathway of their treatment planning.

Communication between patient and dentist

patient is explained about the treatment plan by the dentist with the photography,especially the upper teeth which cannot be accessible to the patient


4.      LAB TECHNICIAN AND DOCTORS COMMUNICATION:

  • Lab technician would have not met the patient,the photography speaks at this moment the facial appearance of the patient,photography helps and makes it easier for dentist to explain the technician the appearance of the patient.
  • some patients don't want to change their appearance,some patients would love to change their appearance,in such cases dentist shows the original profile of patient in photography and explains the patients need and dentist opinion.this helps lab technician to fabricate his work without any assumption or imagination.
  • Shade of the teeth:  Photography helps to decide the shade of teeth,it helps to view the shades of adjacent teeth.hence patient cannot differentiate natural teeth and artificial teeth.which gives patient confidence to smile

Communication between lab technician and dentist

This photography helps dentist to explain the technician to view the dentition and the tooth alignment,shade of the teeth.

5. Treatment procedure step by step photography


 
photography of implant placed in lower posteriors both left and right side

 photography of implant placed in upper posterior in the right side


6. BEFORE TREATMENT AND AFTER TREATMENT PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Before and After treatment photography helps you to evaluate the treatment success rate and speaks about the smile designing .
  • Shows how their dental hygiene is improved or not.
  • The aesthetic changes before and after treatment.

comparison of before and after treatment photography







8. SPECIALIST CONSULTATION/ REFERRAL


If any pathology is evident in the patient mouth,complete history of patient accompanied by high resolution photography is sufficient enough for an over the phone consultation with a pathologist.
 Early oral squamous cell carcinoma,in the cheek.





For these reasons your dentist might take photos....When a dentist takes photos be confident and happy that he/she is for precision!!!

427/200B Gums and Teeth Laser Dental Clinic and Implant Center
Mambakkam main road
Medavakkam
Chennai-600100
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

10 TIPS....as to How to choose my Tooth paste???....

ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR TOOTH PASTE: The smile is the best,so its must to take good care of your teeth and gums.A big part of it is tooth brushing,brushing twice daily with right toothpaste.







10 TIPS for choosing the right paste

1.         FLOURIDE TOOTHPASTE/ ENAMEL BUILDING TOOTHPASTE:
          
               Fluoride is one of the most important thing that you have to look for when you are shopping                for toothpaste.

          Why should you look for fluoride tooth paste?
  • Bacteria present in your mouth, feeds on the sugar and food that you eat and releases acid,this acid erodes of the enamel of your teeth, which results in decay.Fluoride present in your tooth paste reverses early stage of acid erosion by remineralizing the teeth and makes the tooth enamel stronger.
  • Children tooth paste contains less fluoride than adults tooth paste,excess fluoride can stain the teeth and its toxic hence children tooth paste contains less fluoride
  • Additional flouride application under professional advice will remineralise (stannous fluoride) the teeth and keeps it stronger.
2.         TOOTHPASTE FOR SENSITIVE TEETH:

              Sensitive tooth paste contains two ingredients potassium chloride and strontium nitrate .
               How they help to reduce sensitivity?
  • Nerve fibers of the teeth conducts the pain/sensitivity from tooth to the nerve ending,these ingredients block the pathway from the tooth surface to inner nerve fibers ,this reduces the sensitivity of the tooth.
  • They can take upto 4 weeks to offer sensitivity relief.
  • Do not use your sensitive tooth paste continuously,use it as directed by your dentist.

3.      TEETH WHITENING TOOTHPASTE:
  • Whitening tooth paste does not contain bleach.
  • Whitening tooth paste contains abrasive,helps to remove surface stains.
  • Whitening tooth paste can often cause tooth sensitivity ,Use soft bristle tooth brush whenever you use whitening tooth paste.
  •  It is not recommended for children under 18 years of age.hence advised to use only under dentist prescription.
  • If after one month of  using whitening toothpaste ,you still aren't satisfied with the brightening of your smile ,you should ask your dentist about in office whitening solutions.
  • It can remove only stains (coffee or stained food) no effect on tetracycline stains or yellow, grey teeth.
4.        TOOTHPASTE FOR KIDS:
  • Start with a training toothpaste for toddlers,as it is completely safe to swallow.
  • Children tooth paste is best for older kids,it is similar to adult tooth paste,but it comes in more kid-friendly flavours and contains less fluoride

5.      Colour bar in your tooth paste


6.    TARTAR CONTROLLING TOOTHPASTE:

  • The effective formula in tartar toothpaste can reduce the tartar buildup on your teeth, however the already built tartar can be removed only with professional teeth cleaning.
  • It contains pyrophosphate which cause sensitivity in a long run, so we donot recommend the use of tartar toothpaste.


7.    SWEET PASTE

  • Do Not purchase paste which is heavily sweetened (check the label), it can contribute to decay and other oral health issues.          


8.    TALK TO YOUR DENTIST FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU

  • Not every toothpaste is good for everyone, every individual need varies so if you feel that you have a dental problem ask your dentist to suggest the right paste for you.

9.     GELS/SALT/CITRIC.....AVOID!!!

  • Gel form in any paste or powder form is to be avoided as it contains more abrasives that makes you loose the enamel.
  • Salt is an abrasive as well
  • Citric acid in the paste will increase the acidic pH in your mouth which can increase the probability of decay.


10.     TOOTH MOUSSE/ REMINERALISING TOOTHPASTE
  • Topical tooth cream,remineralizes the teeth.
  • Contains calcium phosphate and milk derived protein
  • It binds calcium and phosphate to the teeth and milk derived protein that helps to replace lost minerals in the teeth
  • Makes teeth stronger and helps to protect decay and erosion
  • They are available in melon,mint,strawberry and tutti frutti flavours
how to use?
  • Use it in night before going to bed,Use normal tooth paste in the morning
  • Apply it using clean finger to the surface of your teeth,leave it for 3 minutes and then spit it out.

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Mambakkam main road
Medavakkam
Chennai-600100
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

WHY PAIN OCCURS IN MY ROOT CANAL TREATED TOOTH???

WHY PAIN OCCURS AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT??

Root canal treatment is removal of the entire infected nerve portion inside the tooth, even after this it is normal to feel pain in the area for a few days after the treatment. This occurs as a result of a natural healing process.
             
GUIDELINES FOR POST TREATMENT CARE:

  • Intake antibiotic and pain killer correctly as prescribed by dentist
  • Do not chew or bite on treated tooth until you have it restored by your dentist
  • If the tooth is restored with temporary filling it is common to wear off in between appointments.

TOP 4 REASONS FOR PAIN AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT:


  1. When a tooth is infected and requires root canal treatment ,the fibers that attaches the tooth to the bone are also irritated  and stretched because of infection around the tooth ,so will need some time to heal after root canal treatment ,this is temporary pain, it  takes a few days to heal as your body undergoes a natural healing process after root canal treatment.
  2. Often an infected tooth has been pushed slightly out of the socket by the infection accumulating at the root tips. The infected tooth is bearing more biting force than it can comfortably stand. Even if the tooth has had some reduction of its height by dentist, it may be painful for few days. Avoid intake of hard,crunchy or touch foods.
  3. Your tooth will no longer feel sensitive to hot or cold drink after root canal treatment ,but the gums around your teeth may be sensitive,if the gums around your teeth become badly infected then you may feel some pain after root canal treatment, in such case if you chew your teeth then it will transfer pressure onto infected gums around your teeth,  your dentist will provide you medication to reduce inflammation.
  4. You may also feel pain in your jaw for keeping it open for a extended period of time.

  1. All these symptoms are temporary and recovery will occur in a few days.

Anyhow pain starting after a few weeks after treatment needs dental opinion and intervention if required.



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Chennai 600100


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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

HALITOSIS(BAD BREATHE)

                                           HALITOSIS(BAD BREATHE)

The bad breath is caused by bacteria,

  • Infrequent and improper brushing and flossing cause tooth decay and gum disease
  • Dry socket
  • Food impaction
  • Oral ulceration ,oral cancer
  • Tongue coating 
  • Fungal infection
  • Bad maintainance of denture
  • Decayed tooth with pus discharge
The bad breathe can also be due to

  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Chronic sinusitis,Tonsilitis
  • Lung infection 
  • Throat infection
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dry mouth
  • Some medication can induce dryness of mouth
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Food stuffs like garlic,onion,spiced foods
  • Fever and dehydration
  • morning breathe
PREVENTIVE MEASURE:
  • Visit dentist regularly.
  • Teeth cleaning periodically by the dental professional.
  • Proper brushing technique ,brushing twice daily.
  • Using tongue scraper.
  • Flossing after brushing to get rid of food particles struck between the teeth.
  • limited intake of strong odour species like onion ,garlic etc..
  • Limit sugar and caffeine intake.
  • Drink plenty of liquid.
  • Chew sugar free gums when the mouth feels dry.
  • Eat fresh fibrous food.
  • Use of mouthwash as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Don't skip your morning breakfast
  • Clean your denture atleast once a day
DIAGNOSIS
  • Self assesment test:Smelling ones own breathe.

  • Wrist lick test:Person is asked to lick their wrist after 5 sec at a distance of 3 cm they are asked to smell their own wrist.


  • Spoon test:Plastic spoon is used to scoop out material from the tongue,odor is judged by smelling the spoon for 5 sec at a distance of 5 cm.

  • Dental floss test:Floss is left in between the teeth


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Chennai 600100


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Monday, 11 April 2016

Are Dental Xrays Safe for me?....Who need Xrays???

ARE DENTAL X-RAYS SAFE?

Many parents are worried about the amount of radiation their children are exposed to,As a dental professional, we follow the ALARA (AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE) rule to minimize the amount of radiation exposure.

WHAT IS DENTAL X-RAY?
RADIOGRAPH LET DENTIST SEE BEYOND THE TEETH
Dental x-rays are used to view parts of teeth,structures of jaw covered by gums,inside the bone
which cannot be seen on clinical examination

  • FILM X-RAY(conventional) 
  • DIGITAL X-RAY




LESS RADIATION FOR SAFER X-RAY:




Digital radiography:
  • Digital x-rays use up 90% less radiation than film x-ray.
  • kids will receive much lower radiation than fully grown adult.
  • Digital x-rays are computerized.






RADIATION PROTECTION SHIELD:
(LEAD APRON AND THYROID COLLAR)
ESPECIALLY,IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR SUSPECT YOU ARE PREGNANT LET DENTIST KNOW IT
You will be covered from neck to knee with the lead lined full body apron and thyroid collar.

Lower x-ray dose:
  • An x-ray machine is quite large but the x-ray comes out of a small cone this limits the x-rays to an area at the range of 3 inch in diameter.
  • X-ray machines are also very well shielded so very little radiation exposure beyond the diameter of the beam.




Limited use of x-ray:

  • Dental professional take x-ray only they when they believe they are necessary for an accurate assessment and diagnosis.

WHO NEED MORE FREQUENT REGULAR X-RAY:

  • Children and teenagers:X-rays helps to track tooth development,if they have lots of decayed teeth,x-rays taken every 6 months to keep in track of permanent tooth development.
  • Smokers:Increase risk of bone loss around the teeth.
  • Adult with many fillings,crowns,bridges or other restoration: X-rays helps dentist find out any decay beneath the filling,below crown or in new place .
  • Dry mouth:Lack of saliva are more prone to decayed teeth and gum disease.
  • Gum disease:Helps to detect the amount of bone loss.
  • Tobacco chewers:Tobacco contains sugar so they are more prone to cavities.

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Chennai 600100


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Saturday, 9 April 2016

DENTAL IMPLANTS....AN ESSENTIAL LUXURY!!!

WHICH IS THE BEST DENTAL IMPLANTS IN THE WORLD?

There are lot of companies providing implant.each company have their own literature to support why their design is the best.Its the dentist who decides which type of implant suits your bone condition .





CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR YOU:

1. Your dental implant surgeon is the best person to select your implant



2. Every patients bone is unique : your implant is selected by your dentist based on your bone quantity and quality and not the brand

Your Implant surgeon should have good experience in the field of Dentistry or be a Prosthodontist, Oral Surgeon or PERIODONTIST along with that he/ she should have any of the above ICOI, ISOI etc...

3. You must first realize, that" your bone doesn't know which branded implant is going to be placed".

4.Your bone requires not the branded implant but it requires

  • good surface 
Classification based on surface
smooth,machined,textured,coated
  • good design
Classification based on body design,
Thread,cylinder ,solid,hollow or vented,perforated,plateau
  • good material
classification based on material
metallic,ceramic,polymer,carbon compound
  • good length
  • good diameter
  • number of implant to equally distribute the force
---Single tooth missing .
single implant placed

----Multiple tooth missing
There are two options when planning implant treatment for patients. 

FIRST OPTION
  • One is to replace every missing tooth with an individual implant and crown. 
The hard task of replacing individual teeth in the esthetic zone (anterior,front tooth region) is maintaining or creating the soft tissue architecture (interdental papillae). 
The best results occur when inserting implants immediately following extraction, thus preserving the gingival tissue
  • In the posterior zone, where the forces of mastication are highest, individual implants are recommended.
SECOND OPTION
  • The second option is to attach a fixed bridge onto several implants.Implant-supported bridges are for replacing several missing teeth Replacing every missing tooth with an implant and crown may not be possible in every case. 
  • . If the patient fails to maintain healthy tissues under bridges and around implants, bone loss, known as periimplantitis, can occur
----Completely missing teeth
  • Two implant overdenture for lower arch
  • Four to six implants overdenture for upper arch
  • If there is no sufficient bone for placement of implant then bone grafting and then implant placement.

HOW WILL YOUR DENTIST SELECT YOUR IMPLANT?

1. Clinical examination,Medical condition
2. Bone quantity and quality
3. Provisional treatment planning(preoperative treatment planning)
4. X-ray----- OPG/ CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) 3D IMAGING
X-ray helps dentist to access bone density,diameter,length,position,width and depth,whether bone grafting/sinus lift  is required before implant placement,whether any anatomical vital structures are interfereing the implant placement
5. FINAL treatment planning and Implant placement.

CLASSIFICATION OF IMPLANT DESIGN
----Endosseous implant
----mini implant

  • They are used to support a denture or temporary prosthesis during healing period following implant surgery.
  • Used in orthodontic procedures to align teeth on temporary basis ,it is placed for six to nine months after which they are easily removed.


-----zygomatic implant
certain patients no longer have adequate bone in the upper jaw
this happens when the patients

  • Wear denture for a long period of time
  • Bone reduction due to cancer
  • Posterior teeth are missing for a long period of time
  • Sinus drops down and only  shell of bone between sinus and oral cavity
if there is sufficient bone in zygoma behind the sinus, in such case dentist can decrease the need for bone grafting and place zygomatic implant.

----subperiosteal implant



STERILIZATION:

Prepackaged sterile implant kit is used.Dental implant surgeries are done under strict sterilization protocol

How do you (as a patient) take care of your Implants:

Infection is the enemy

Bacterial deposit around implants are similar to the teeth but in a more catastrophic way hence care should be taken to keep the region free of deposits.

BFM is the key!!!


  • Brush
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash

If homecare is not proper there are more chances of implant failure as early as a year, also do not skip your dental visit whenever you are advised.



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Chennai 600100


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Friday, 8 April 2016

SHOULD I USE MOUTHWASH regularly, to keep my mouth clean???

MOUTH WASH
Mouth wash is a liquid that reduce the infection loads in the oral cavity




CAN YOU USE MOUTH WASH INSTEAD OF TOOTH BRUSH OR FLOSS DAILY?
NO,Tooth brush helps you to clean your teeth daily,floss helps you to clean your teeth were brush cannot reach in the tight junctions.Mouth wash only helps you to improve the cleanliness.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE THE MOUTH WASH DAILY FOR YEARS?
Mouth wash acts on your saliva,alters your salivary PH ,which alters your tongue taste.


HOW LONG SHOULD YOU USE MOUTH WASH?
Use it only under dentist prescription,.ask your dentist how long to use??.dentist will guide you how long to use depending on your oral health.

USES
  • Reduces bad breathe kills bacteria,it is only a temporary relief.For permanent relief find out the cause for bad breathe and treat it
  • Gum disease

 TYPES OF MOUTH WASH


Anti-septic and Anti-plaque mouthwash ---  temporarily alters the formation of plaque

Anti-cavity mouthwash (can be used by patients wearing clip(orthodontic appliance to correct tooth malpoisition) ------  uses fluoride to protect against tooth cavity

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Highly concentrated mouth wash causes staining of teeth and denture


  • Concentrated and long term use of mouth wash can cause taste disturbance


such side effects can be eliminated by diluting mouthwash with water,and using mouth wash as directed instructions by dentist.

  • Mouth wash in  along run will mask the underlying issues like gum bleeding, decay, dry mouth etc 


Alcohol containing mouthwash

  • It can cause temporarily worsen dry mouth, making bad breathe still worse
  • Very high alcohol containing mouth wash ,can cause burning sensation in the mouth
  • Research is going on ,not yet confirmed that ,"Very high alcohol containing mouth wash ,can lead to elevated risk of oral cancer".

hence people are advised to use mouth wash under your dentist's prescription and not over the counter use for a long time.



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Chennai 600100


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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Good pediatric dental care makes Future dental problems Less complicated....

SHOULD PARENTS WORRY IF BABY TEETH ARE NOT FALLING?The first baby teeth are usually lost at about six years of age. Some kids may lose theirs as early as five or as late as seven, which is still considered normal.
  • The average child will have lost eight baby teeth by 8yrs; four front teeth on top and four front teeth on the bottom.
  • Between 8-10 you will normally not see much loss or eruption of teeth. During this two-year “break” interceptive orthodontic treatment may be indicated. This is why the dentist recommends that all children be evaluated by age 7. This allows your dentist to determine if your child’s teeth and jaws are developing correctly and intervene with recommendations or treatment, if indicated.
  • Around ten years of age the remaining teeth begin to fall out. The average adolescent loses all their baby teeth before 13. Girls often lose their teeth faster than the boys and sometimes as early as 11. The 12-year or 2nd molars start to make their appearance during this time.
  • Third molars will begin to develop around age 16 and more often than not, need to be removed due to lack of space in the dental arch to accommodate the teeth. X-rays at this age are recommended to determine if there is enough room for third molars before the roots fully develop to make extraction easier if required.
Most parents have questions about delayed tooth loss during the two years between eight and ten when nothing is happening. However, parents need not worry about delayed tooth loss unless:
  • There is not enough room for permanent teeth causing crowding. They may not be able to push out the overlying baby teeth.
  • Congenitally missing permanent teeth
congenital missing of lateral incisor replaced with implant,without ant damage to the adjacent tooth
  • Extra teeth(supernumerary teeth) can block the normal eruption of permanent ones. With a simple x-ray, your orthodontist can tell you if there really is a problem or if your child is just developing slowly.

Baby teeth preserve space for permanent teeth until their permanent teeth are developed enough to come in. 
  • If the baby teeth come out too early, space can be lost causing crowding of the underlying permanent ones. 
  • At the other end,if the baby teeth that are not lost on time, can force the permanent ones to come in crooked 
creating a more difficult orthodontic condition. 
     If baby teeth are lost prematurely, due to an accident or decay, an dentist should be consulted to see ,if a space maintainer is needed.





Sometimes soft tissue may cover the tooth not allowing the permanent teeth to erupt,In such cases laser exposure of teeth is done.

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Chennai 600100


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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Options for complete LOSS of TEETH....

                                   OPTIONS FOR REPLACEMENT OF MISSING TEETH

  • Fixed 
  • Removable


REMOVABLE


Complete denture(not fixed removable denture)
  • Conventional denture: Can be made about 8 to 12 weeks after teeth has been removed.
  • immediate denture: Made in advance can be placed immediately after the teeth is removed.Measurements are made prior to extraction to fabricate the denture.As the gums and bone shrink during healing period after tooth extraction,they become loose and have to be replaced or altered.
Implant supported dentures(semi-fixed denture)
  • Lower removable dentures are usually ill fitting because of tongue and lip movements.Also in case when bone condition is not enough.Implants are placed in the jaw bone and semi fixed denture are made on them
Partial denture:
  • When one or more teeth is missing partial dentures are made
Acrylic 
Cast partial(Metal framework)
Thermoplastic(flexible denture)

FIXED

BRIDGE:
  • Bridge is a dental restoration that spans an area where there is missing teeth.it is connected to the natural teeth on both sides.
Dental implants:
  • Feel and function just like your natural teeth
  • They are permanent fixtures of titanium posts,which are anchored to the jaw bones




Advantage of Dental Implants over dentures:
  • Implant prevents shrinkage of jaw bone
  • Implants are fixed,dentures are removable
  • Implants will not loosen,denture will loose is there is not enough bone support.
  • Your mouth will be restored to natural state
  • Normal maintenance is enough for implants but you have to remove your denture and clean it daily ,if not fungal infection develops under denture
  • Dentures if not handled with care, easily breakable.

Advantage of Dental Implants over removable partial denture:
  • The clasp of the partial denture takes its support from the adjacent teeth,the force from the clasp it damages the supported teeth.Implant does not affect any nearby teeth

Advantage of Dental Implants over bridges:
  • No need to cut down the adjacent natural teeth.
  • Over time period during food accumulation in bridges tooth becomes weak and loosen.
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Chennai 600100


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Monday, 4 April 2016

Bridal Dentistry! Part II......Solution for every doubt in your mind!!!......

BRIDAL DENTISTRY
WEDDING SMILE MAKEOVER


Planning your wedding??your smile speaks a lot during your wedding.Your wedding photos will reflect your smile which everyone will remember for life time .



Is your teeth?


  • Stained 
  • Tooth discoloured 
  • Spacing between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Forwardly placed teeth
  • Gums exposed more during smiling
  • Gums are dark in color with  pigmentation
  • You have your decayed tooth exposed during smiling
  • Yellow coloured teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Add more beauty to smile,want to look unique
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth size looks large or small when smiling
  • Teeth pain
  • Metal coloured filling replaced with tooth coloured filling

NO WORRIES,For every problem of your teeth we have remedy.You are not alone,unfortunately many brides and grooms don't consider ,how their smile will impact their wedding day and often fail to plan in advance.No matter ,how close you are to the wedding day, we can help you achieve a radiant,beautiful smile on your big day.There are a range of options that will fit your budget and time.


1.CLEANING YOUR TEETH:Get rid of your bad breathe 

 - In case of mild gum disease like gingivitis.
  • Scaling

   - In case of severe gum disease,mobile teeth,like periodontitis.
  • LANAP(Laser assisted new attachment procedure) ,Full mouth flap surgery
 

2.Tooth discoloured

     a) Stains

-Extrinsic stains(coffee stains,smoking stains)

                  ---Scaling



-Intrinsic stains(Fluorosis stains)

                ----Bleaching(minimum 3 sitting depending upon severity of stains)



                    -----Veneering
                                               

                    - Root canal treatment followed by crown



   c)Decayed teeth

-Mild decay not involving pulp-------Tooth coloured filling
-Deep decay involving pulp--------Root canal treatment followed by crown


                               root canal treated ,crown in posterior and composite in anterior
c)Metal coloured filling replaced with tooth coloured filling



d) Crown shade not satisfactory



3.Broken teeth

a) Mildly broken teeth

-Composite filling






b) Severly broken teeth
Root canal treatment and crown












4.Missing teeth

-Bridge





5)Gums exposed more during smile(Gummys smile)


lip repositioning done





6)Gums are dark in colour pigmented


7)Add more beauty to your smile,wanna look unique(Tooth jewellery)
8)Spacing b/w teeth
 -Composite Filling to close the gaps


-Orthodontic treatment(if you have two years time period for wedding),In case of proclined,crowded ortho treatment should be done.



-Veneering(immediately)




-Composite



8)Teeth appears large in size

-Teeth may appear large in size because your gums would have receeded because of gum disease.grafting can be done in the receeded area




9) Tooth appears small in size

Crown lengthening

9) Jaw reconstruction (Images from net for better understanding)

       In case of jaw discrepancy,upper jaw reconstruction by implant.It improves the facial appearance



                                        Unhappy with the position of chin,Genioplasty done.






Upper jaw hypoplasia,deviated nasal septum.Corrected it with leforte 1,bilateral saggital split ramus osteotomy,septoplasty.


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Mambakkam main road
Medavakkam
Chennai 600100

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