Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. And although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, rather than essential, some cases of treatment also provide restorative benefits.
The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple, whereas others are more complex and require specialized care.
Inlays and Onlays
These are also known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory, and they are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. Provided there is no damage to the tooth cusps, according to Choice One Dental Care, the inlay is placed directly onto the tooth surface. When the cusp or a greater portion of the tooth is damaged, however, an onlay is used instead to cover the tooth’s entire surface.
Inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory from composite resin material and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further decay or deterioration.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist drills out the tooth decay and applies the composite onto the tooth’s surface, then “sculpts” it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light. Also referred to as simply “bonding,” per the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, this effectively covers the damage to the tooth and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.
Typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one’s natural teeth, according to Bruce Wilderman, DDS. They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.
One of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening or teeth bleaching can be performed at your dentist’s office. Whitening should occur after plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, restoring their natural appearance. Teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color, according to the American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy site.
Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. Whitening coats the teeth and this procedure can be done in the dental office or at home. Additionally, patients can use toothpastes such as Colgate® Optic White® Platinum to achieve the same effect in a one to two week period. This product is available in four different formulas, and works to whiten teeth more than three shades over a period of two weeks and for optimal results within four weeks.
Dental implants are used to replace teeth after tooth loss. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period to clean plaque and food debris from the area.
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry procedures, it’s vital to find a cosmetic dentist who specifically offers the option you’re interested in. Talk with family and friends to find out if they can refer to you a dental professional, or check with the AACD for listings of dentists in your area.
Perfected by the great Guru and sage Patanjali in Bharat or the present day India, in ancient times, Yoga is an eternal and precious gift of our country to the people of the universe. Humanity can immensely benefit from Yoga by making it a part of life and living. Though perfected and gifted by the Hindu Gurus, Yoga is not to be equated with Hindu religion, its rituals or practices. Yoga therefore, transcends religion and is a secular affair in its manifestation. People belonging to all races, cultures, religions, countries and other backgrounds can adopt Yoga, without any inhibition.
Yoga is a civilization gift from the Hindus to the world that can usher in harmony in life and living. By sacredly addressing the trinity of Kaayaa-Mana-Atmaa, Yoga, when practiced in right earnest and under the supervision of a Guru of standing; it can synchronize the subtle aspects of the three, fusing them into a unified whole.
The Yoga postures and Kriyas are panacea of optimum health. It can be highly beneficial in maintaining good health, as well as to cure or prevent diseases of body and mind to a great extent. While practicing Yoga, it is essential that proper and recommended diets (Saatwika) are taken. The benefits of Yoga is best realized in a natural and serene environment, away from the clutter and din of the society. However, the students of Yoga are not required to turn ascetics or remain outside the usual fold of the immediate societal realities and boundaries.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, today on 21st. June 2018, we the Dental Surgeons, and support staffs at The Dentistree, situated at No.3, Taramani Link Road, Near Hotel Buhari, Dhandeeswaram Nagar, Velachery Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042, India. Congratulate all the Yoga Gurus and Students of Yoga for their efforts and contributions to make the Day, a success. On our part, we firmly believe that Yoga can help us remain healthy and in harmony with the environment.
Next time you visit your dentist, you won’t just be getting your teeth cleaned or getting a filling. You’ll be taking an important step towards better health for your whole body.
It’s no secret that your oral health affects your overall health (and vice versa), but the connection is deeper than many people realize. Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth healthy as you get older.
Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. A healthy mouth may help you ward off medical disorders. The flip side? An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.
Brush your teeth twice a day: When you brush, don’t rush. Take time to do a thorough job.
Use the proper equipment: Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably.
Keep your brush clean: Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Store your toothbrush in an upright position and allow it to air-dry until using it again. Try to keep it separate from other toothbrushes in the same holder to prevent cross-contamination. Don’t routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers, which can encourage the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast.
Know when to replace your toothbrush: Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become irregular or frayed.
Clean in between the teeth: You can’t reach the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline with a toothbrush. That’s why daily flossing is important.
Eat a balanced and a healthy diet: The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. Eg: If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay.
Schedule regular appointments with dental professional: for routine checkup and teeth cleaning
How often do you think about the health of your gums? Most people assume their gums are healthy and spend time on more pressing problems. But the health of your gums may affect your physical health as well. Medical researchers believe that individuals with gum disease may be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections.
Healthy gums are the foundation for strong and healthy teeth. The gums are made of a soft skin designed to cover the bones and teeth. This tissue forms a tight seal around the teeth to support the bones and provide a barrier to bacteria.. Lack of this keratinized gum tissue around teeth can lead to:
The primary cause of gum disease is plaque, an adhesive layer that forms from food debris. When plaque is not removed it hardens up into tartar (calculus) – an ideal home for the bacteria which cause gum disease. Bacteria in the plaque and tartar secrete toxins that cause infection and destroy the gums and bone that support the teeth. In addition, your body produces substances that destroy infected gum and bone as well as killing the bacteria.
Most people suffer from some form of gum disease, however, the disease develops slowly in most people and it can be slowed down to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life. Unfortunately, because gum disease progresses painlessly, most people do not notice the damage it is doing and over a number of years the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. The longer the teeth are left untreated, the more complex treatment can become.
Gingivitis is a common but mild form of gum disease, the first sign of which is often bleeding gums. Left untreated, it can progress to a more serious condition called periodontitis
Periodontitis is a more serious form of gum disease. Calculus buildups to reach below your gum line, causing the gums to separate from the teeth and supporting bone. Leading to development of periodontal pockets . This pockets may cause swelling, bleeding, pain while chewing, and teeth looseness and misalignment. Sometimes sores develop inside the mouth. Many patients experience persistent bad breath, as well as tooth sensitivity. Another symptom could be discharge of pus from the gums. Unless treated, periodontitis symptoms will worsen and your teeth could fall out.
Consult our experts at Dentistree today to have healthy gums and healthy body!
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If all teeth are missing in either of the arches, a permanent implant supported bridge can be given over the implants. The no. of implant needed depends on case to case. This is very similar to dental crown and bridge except that this bridge is attached to dental implants instead of natural teeth.
The procedure is similar to implant placement except for the fact that it takes few months for the entire treatment to get over.
During the waiting period of usually four to five months, the patient wears a temporary removable complete denture. After the waiting period is over and the implants are properly integrated to take up biting forces, the permanent dental bridge can be attached over the implants. These implant supported bridges can greatly enhance your health as the implant act like natural tooth’s roots and stimulate the jaw bone.
Periodontally compromised case where all teeth where removed and replaced by implant supported bridge (also called as Hybrid prosthesis).
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If its true that you are what you eat, then its true for your teeth and gums also.
When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy fods you are not only feeding yourself but also the bacteria that harbours in the plaque around the tooth.
While some foods invite tooth decay there are some which also help to combat thereby keeping the gums and teeth healthy.
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