Dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
Various procedures are under taken for smile makeover.
Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks.
Bonding is achieved using the tooth coloured composite resin filling material usually used to repair cavities. This procedure is ideal for improving the look of chipped, worn, or slightly crooked front teeth. Bonded teeth are a conservative and effective way to improve your smile.
For What Conditions Is Dental Bonding Considered ?
Root canal or endodontic treatment — treatment done to the inside of the tooth — is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Root Canal Treatment treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Crowns - The portion of a tooth that is covered by enamel, that is above the gum line. Also a dental restoration that covers the entire tooth and restores it to its original shape.
Bridge - A non-removable restoration that is used to replace missing teeth.
Various options of crown design and material are available.
Complete Dentures These replace all of your teeth, upper or lower. Their comfort depends on muscle, bones, tongue, and saliva. Patients begin wearing conventional dentures after healing the teeth that were pulled.
Immediate Dentures Immediate Dentures are placed all at once, and may require additional adjustments after the healing process. It can take months for your bone and tissue to stabilize after tooth extractions.
Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth."
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.
You could be having a gum problem if you complain of one of the following symptoms:
Treatment will depend upon the type of periodontal disease and how far the condition has progressed.
Causes and Treatment
If a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee is sometimes painful or if brushing or flossing makes you wince occasionally, you may have a common problem: "sensitive teeth".
Sensitive teeth can be treated. Depending on the cause, your dentist may suggest you try desensitizing toothpaste, which contains compounds that help block sensation travelling from the tooth surface to the nerve. Desensitizing toothpaste usually requires several applications before sensitivity is reduced. If the desensitizing toothpaste does not ease your discomfort, your dentist may suggest in office treatments.
A fluoride gel or special desensitizing agents may be applied to the sensitive areas of the affected teeth. When these measures do not correct the problem, your dentist may recommend other treatments, such as a filling, a crown, an inlay or boding to correct a flaw or decay that creates the sensitivity.
We believe and emphasize that prevention is the key. The following treatments can help both children and adults in preventing tooth decay and gum problems:
Tooth coloured fillings are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth coloured filings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, colour and shape of teeth. This quality is particularly useful in closing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped teeth and making teeth appear to be more straight or even.
Many long term scientific studies show retained and impacted third molars cause chronic inflammation which can affect the adjacent teeth and possibly your general health. Early removal of wisdom teeth, prior to completion of root formation, can decrease complications such as numbness in lip or tongue and sinus penetration. Early removal can result in more complete healing of adjacent tissues. Other benefits of early removal include less periodontal disease, fewer orthodontic crowding problems, fewer acute painful infections, less chronic inflammation and fewer cystic formations.
Dentist -supervised tooth whitening involves the controlled use of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, specific to the needs of each patient. At Dr.Bothra's Smile Designing Center we provide in-office tooth whitening treatments or at-home tooth whitening treatments. Before the tooth whitening treatment, we clean the teeth, fill any cavities, and make sure the patient's gums are healthy.
Though extraction would be our last option as we believe in preserving all teeth, we once again assure you of a ‘pain-free’ experience during tooth extraction.