Dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn't come loose like a denture can. metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once in place, they allow the dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth which is important benefit especially when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
Orthodontics is basically the correction of teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Dental hygiene has evolved and so have the goals for cleaning your teeth through periodontal therapy (around teeth) to prevent and treat gum disease. Ultrasonic scalers are used to remove calculus rapidly from the tooth surface. It consists of a wand with a small scaling tip that produces a soft ultrasonic vibration. The small, quick vibrations in combination with a water flow give us a whole new level of effectiveness in calculus removal. Ultrasonic scaling removes calculus and reduces the number of harmful bacteria below the gum line. It is an important tool in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.
We are expertly-trained dentists specializing in surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. We offer oral surgery procedures to correct various issues, and our dentists and surgeons will work together to provide the best treatment plan for your individual case. We perform all kinds of dental surgeries including Impacted teeth removal, Wisdom teeth removal, Improve the fit of dentures, Dental Implants, Unequal jaw growth, Cleft lip and cleft palate repair, Facial infections, Facial injury repair, Snoring/sleep apnea.
Modern techniques allows all sound tooth substance to be left intact, cleaned with air abrasion for a better bond and restored using composite tooth coloured materials. These materials are now so strong that they are often used where previously a crown would have been the only choice which would have meant the removal of much more tooth. Better, simpler, cheaper and repairable if decay continues. An added benefit of bonded restorations is that they hold teeth with minor cracks together. For front teeth different blends of the composite replicate almost exactly the optical properties of natural enamel and dentine. If the correct shade is chosen, the result is often invisible.
The most updated solution to restore heavily injured, decayed teeth or enamel defects is the light – curing composite filling material that provides an ideal mechanical and esthetic solution. This is why the treatment procedure carried out with the help of this technology is called tooth restoration. A common drawback of all the existing filling materials was that they needed to be fixed mechanically in the cavity. It wasn’t enough to simply remove the decayed material, a part of the heathy tooth substance also needed to be eliminated in order to provide an anchorage for the filling. When using total bonding, there is no need to sacrifice the healthy tooth substance by milling since this technology creates a very strong chemical bond (instead of a mechanical one) between the tooth and the filling.
Endodontic therapy, popularly known as root canal therapy is a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. The procedure includes removal of the inflamed or infected pulp and careful cleaning and disinfection of the inside of the tooth which is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth by attaching through a metal framework to your natural teeth. Partials are for patients needing to replace a few missing teeth. These dentures can be used either on the upper or lower arch. Partials Dentures should be handled with care, and should be cleaned each day to remove food particles and plaque. When a patient is missing all of his/her natural teeth, complete dentures are used to restore function and appearance. For patients who experience lack of stability and poor chewing function with dentures, dental implants are used to fasten the dentures.
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth.
There are varied treatments under cosmetic surgeries for the teeth. Treatments can be used to straighten, lighten, reshape and repair teeth. 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.
Tooth bleaching lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Bleaching or Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
We provide digital dental radiography to better detect, diagnose, treat, and monitor oral conditions and diseases. Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions.
A broken or fractured jaw is a common facial injury. A broken jaw is the 10th most common fractured bone in the human body. Fractures are generally the result of a direct force or trauma to the jawbone. A dislocated jawbone means that the temporomandibular joint (where the jaw connects with the skull) is moved out of place. The jawbone may or may not be fractured, but even if there is no fracture, symptoms may be similar to a jawbone fracture.
For cancers of the floor of the mouth, Front of the tongue , Inside of the cheek, gums, and hard palate, surgery is the main treatment. Lymph nodes in the neck may be removed (Lymph node dissection) to check for cancer spread. If the cancer does not appear to have been completely removed by surgery or if has a high risk of coming back based on how the cancer cells look under the microscope, radiation (often combined with chemo) may be added.
Radiation can be used instead of surgery as the main treatment in some patients. This is most often used in patients who cant't have surgery because of medical problems.