A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implantor fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthesis is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthesis (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthesis. Success or failure of implants depends on the health of the person receiving it, drugs which impact the chances of osseointegration and the health of the tissues in the mouth. The amount of stress that will be put on the implant and fixture during normal function is also evaluated. Planning the position and number of implants is key to the long-term health of the prosthesis since biomechanical forces created during chewing can be significant. The position of implants is determined by the position and angle of adjacent teeth, lab simulations or by using computed tomography with CAD/CAM simulations and surgical guides called stents. The prerequisites to long term success of osseointegrated dental implants, are healthy bone and gingiva. Since both can undergo atrophy so pre-prosthetic procedures, such as sinus lifts or gingival grafts, are sometimes required to recreate ideal bone and gingiva.
Treatment of Facial Injuries. Trauma Cases & Mandibular Fractures
The bones of the skull and face collectively make up the most complex area of skeletal real estate in the body. Analysis of the fractured face requires a knowledge of not only normal anatomy, but also of common fracture patterns in the face.
Although they represent serious injuries, the workup and treatment of facial fractures is often properly delayed until more pressing problems have been addressed, such as the establishment of an adequate airway, hemodynamic stabilization, and the evaluation and treatment of other more serious injuries of the head, chest and skeleton. Once these problems have been managed, it is time to work up facial fractures.
Complete Mouth x-ray with the latest O.P.G.
It is the restoration of the mouth involving every tooth in the upper and/or lower arch. Full mouth rehabilitation/restoration is a good option for people whose teeth are excessively worn down, damaged, missing, or for people who have problems with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (jaw joint). Worn or damaged teeth are more than just unattractive; they can cause difficulty in chewing, poor nutrition, gastrointestinal upset, TMJ problems, headaches, pain, and facial collapse. Full mouth restoration, which can include a variety of crowns, veneers, onlays, bridges, or implants, is usually accomplished in two to four office visits.
State-of-the art Radiovisualgraphy (RVG) – Digital X-Ray
- Radiovisiography – One can come across a customary scenario at a Dental Clinic—a patient approaches a clinic, writhing in toothache, with a gloomy face after spending a painful night. After pretty long time of wait in reception room, eventually gets access to the doctor, who after examining the patient, establishes a provisional diagnosis of his or her condition and announces-need for a X-ray; Patient agrees; X-ray or X-rays taken.
- But, not all the clinics provide the report of X-rays instantly as obtaining the X-ray report means a trip down the hail to the developing room, a few minutes of developing, processing and drying. In case of failed X-ray image, again the entire procedure has to be repeated. Needless to mention, the patient is provided the next appointment, only to have more prolonged management, further adding to his or her woes.
- This familiar scenario has become a memory of past with the invention of Digital Radiographic technology and the electronic readout devices. The current advances in the field of Dentistry are the testimony that the Digital Imaging System is fast replacing and surpassed the traditional X-ray system with the new, state of the art Dental Digital radiography Techniques.
Root Canal Treatment (R.C.T.) & Tooth Coloured Filling
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth. The symptoms of an abscess can range from dull ache to severe pain and the tooth may be tender when you bite. If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
Pain less extractions: impacted tooth extractions
- An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the dentist’s or surgeon’s office. You may have the surgery in the hospital, especially if you are having all your wisdom teeth pulled at one time or if you are at high risk for complications.
- If you have any infections, surgery will usually be delayed until the infection has cleared up. Your doctor or dentist may have you take antibiotics to help heal the infection.
- Before removing a wisdom tooth, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time. A general anesthetic prevents pain in the whole body and will cause you to sleep through the procedure. Your dentist will probably recommend that you don’t eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery so that you are prepared for the anesthetic.
Crown & Bridges (Fixed Teeth)
Crown and bridge refers to the restoration of teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. A Crown refers to the restoration of a single tooth. A Bridge refers to one or more artificial teeth on a metal framework used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Advantages of Crowns & Bridges:
- Restores a damaged tooth or teeth
- Durable and quite long lasting
- Aesthetically pleasing and can help to restore self-confidence in a patient
- Dentures are prosthetic devices fabricated to replace missing teeth. They are cost effective alternative to dental implants.
- There are two kinds of dentures, complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in a single arch i.e. The upper or lower jaw , while partial dentures are recommended when some natural teeth are present.
- Dentures are adjusted according to the bone of the patient.
- There are two common types of complete dentures. Removable full dentures, and Implant supported dentures.
- People choose dentures for various reasons other than for improved chewing ability. Dentures help in enhancing your smile, pronunciation and self esteem.
- Here we evaluate your case and recommend which denture suits you the best.
Fixed wiring (Braces) for Malpositioned Teeth
Orthodontics, formally orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case it is better defined as “dentofacial orthopaedics”.
Aesthetic Dentistry - Smile Designing, crooked Teeth Correction
Teeth can be straightened using eitherorthodontics or porcelain veneers or both. There are many excellent options for rapid, safe and ‘invisible’ braces suitable for even the most crowded teeth and are more popular with adults than ever before. Find out more about teeth straightening services.
Bleaching of teeth
- According to the FDA, the term “bleaching” is permitted to be used only when the teeth can be whitened beyond their natural color. This applies strictly to products that contain bleach – typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
- The term “whitening,” on the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth’s surface color by removing dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is technically considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more frequently used – even when describing products that contain bleach.
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.