A fixed bridge is a less intrusive treatment than a dental implant. In circumstances where the encompassing teeth are strong enough to support the bridge, it’s an fantastic solution to maintain alignment and make a beautiful smile. Your dentist can craft a bridge that perfectly matches the colour of the encompassing teeth, shaped to improve your smile far more than the teeth it replaces.
Having nicer teeth has become the number one aesthetic concern of many people and there are many ways to approach this. The most well liked way is to use a home teeth-whitening system which will whiten teeth seriously for the great majority of people. Since teeth whitening only works on natural dental enamel, it is very important to guage replacing of any old white fillings, crowns, etc. To match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent. A touch-up perhaps required every one or two years, and more often if you drink coffee, tea, or wine or if you smoke.
Reasons for teeth whitening :
Fluorosis ( unrestrained fluoridation during tooth development )
Standard wear of outer tooth layer
Stained teeth due to medicines ( tetracycline, etc. )
Yellow, brown stained teeth
What does teeth whitening involve?
This sort of teeth whitening sometimes requires two visits :
1. Impressions ( molds ) will be made of your teeth to make custom soft plastic trays after we decide this is applicable for you.
2. You will try on the trays for proper fit, and changes will be made when necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening gel solution within either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnite for a few weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It’s common to experience tooth sensitivity in the time you are whitening your teeth, however it will go down shortly after you’ve stopped bleaching. You’ll receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be urged to visit your dentist continually to help maintain a gorgeous, healthy, white smile.
Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments. The first is a consultation to determine the desired look, and plan the shape of the veneers to achieve it.
During the second visit, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel, and taking impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, veneers are fabricated to fit onto the surfaces, either on-site, or at a lab facility.
On the third visit, the dentist will apply a cleaning solution to prepare the tooth surfaces for bonding, and the permanent veneers will be cemented.
Ondontontics is a dental specialty concerned with the pulp, tissues and nerves inside the teeth.
If the nerve or pulp within your tooth becomes infected, successful endodontic treatment can keep you from losing the tooth while treating the infection before it causes health complications.
Properly performed, a root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled, though the procedure is more complex. It is the removal of infected or dead pulp (the inner nerves and blood vessels) from inside the tooth, and the filling and sealing of the resulting space.
An infected (abscessed) tooth causes discomfort in the form of swelling and toothache. It can also cause severe health complications, because the bacteria from the infection can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body.
One way to treat the infection is to remove the tooth and disinfect the area. However, tooth loss creates a gap between surrounding teeth that often necessitates a dental implant or bridge. It is preferable to save the tooth if possible through root canal (endodontic) treatment.
The dentist or endodontist begins by applying local anesthesia and isolating the area with a rubber dam. Then they drill an opening in the tooth to access the infected pulp, and remove it and clean the area with specialized tools. The dentist fills the root space with a filling material. Finally the dentist must seal the surface of the tooth with a crown to prevent further infection and restore the function and appearance of the tooth.
The root canal treatment is typically performed in one visit. A second visit may be required to complete the crown restoration.
Your dentist will first apply a local anesthetic, then utilise a drill or laser to remove the rot. Then they’ll apply filling to stop further rot, and to stop the sensitive inner layers of the tooth from cold, heat or pressure. The filling is applied in layers and toughened with a special light. The final layers are shaped and polished to revive the tooth’s appearance and function.
Composite ( plastic resin ) is the modern filling material of choice in most situations. We consider it superior to the silver amalgam fillings frequently used in the past. Silver amalgam fillings contain small quantities of mercury, while composite fillings are completely free of mercury. Composite fillings are also less likely to finish up in sensitivity to heat or cold, since the material doesn’t expand or contract as much as silver amalgam. And since the composite material closely matches the colour of the tooth, fillings are nearly invisible.
An indirect restoration is an inlay if it covers part of a tooth, without extending to a cusp ( pointed tip of tooth ). It is an onlay if it reaches to replace a tooth’s cusp. And if it complete covers the top surface of the tooth, it is referred to as a crown or cap.
Inlays, onlays and crowns are more effective than fillings in reinforcing teeth to resist biting forces, and more proof against further rot. If a tooth’s original structure is too compromised to support a filling, these indirect restorations can provide fantastic, long lasting, gorgeous results.