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How deep is your cavity?

May 15th, 2019 by

Deep cavity

Have you ever wondered the cavity was deeper than you thought? This happens with most people. People often think the cavity is shallower but it spreads all over the tooth without showing any severe symptoms. Not treating cavity causes the infection to penetrate the deeper level. When it reaches the pulp then the pain starts to appear.

These process will not happen overnight. This will take time to spread each layer of the tooth. You can prevent spreading by treating it at the right time. This will save your tooth structure.

As explained above the cavity spread from layer to layer. If you treat the cavity early that will save damaging the next level.

How Would I treat the cavity?

If your cavity is in the first three stages as explained in the image it can be treated by the Filling procedure. But if it is in the last stage ( where infection reached the pulp) the root canal treatment has to be proceeded.

Root Canal Treatment:

Nothing is as good as an original tooth! And sometimes your natural tooth may require endodontic(root canal) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. Most patients describe that having endodontic (root canal) treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled. They have wide experience in this regard.

Why is the Root Canal performed?

The pulp is the living tissue of the tooth with blood supply and nerve tissues. Dental caries (decay) enters the pulp causing pain. The object of the root canal treatment is to remove the infection from the pulp. This is done by removing the infected pulp with files in the pulp chamber and cleaning and shaping the root canals and sealing the canal with a filling substance.

The Story Of Root Canal Therapy

Each of our teeth has a soft tissue ( the pulp which nourishes the tooth). Because of deep decay, injury, or gum disease infection attacks the pulp. In any other part of your body, if a similar tissue becomes diseased, the body simply throws it off and produces new tissue. However, a tooth is different. Because the infected soft tissue(pulp) within the tooth is completely encased within hard tissue, it is the role of the dentist to remove the soft tissue located in the root canals, clean the area, and finally fill the canals with a special material so that bacteria cannot re-invade the tooth to cause another infection. When the endodontic treatment is finished, the tooth is by no means “dead”. It receives quite enough support from the surrounding tissues and may be expected to last as long as any other natural tooth.

STEP 1: After the tooth is anesthetized, a hole is made through the crown into the pulp chamber.

STEP 2: The length of the root canals is defined.

STEP 3: Unhealthy pulp is separated. Canals are cleaned.

STEP 4: Canals are filled and sealed. A metal post may be combined for structural assistance or to retain restorative materials.

STEP 5: The tooth is filled with a temporary filling. Usually, a crown adds further.

Saving the natural tooth is Important. A root canal treatment aimed to save the your tooth with the no damage done to your surrounding teeth.

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What are different kinds of Filling Material?

May 14th, 2019 by

FIlling

To treat a decay your dentist will remove the infected portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.

Fillings are also used to repair injured or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?

First, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill out the infected area using air abrasion instrument, or laser. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist’s practice and the extent of the decay.

Next, your dentist will examine or test the area to determine if all the corrosion has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the place for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. Usually, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.

Several further steps are required for tooth-colored fillings and are as follows. After your dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is used in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or sets each layer is applied. When the multilayering process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material, and polish the final restoration.

What Types of Filling Materials Are Available?

Today, many kinds of dental filling materials are available. The options can be gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. There is also a substance that contains glass particles and is known as glass ionomer. This substance is used in ways similar to the use of composite resin fillings.

The area and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, your insurance coverage, and your dentist’s advice assist in determining the type of filling best for you.

Metals:

Gold or silver amalgam are the most popular metals used for a cavity filling. Gold fillings can cost as much as 10 times more than silver amalgam fillings, but some people prefer the appearance of gold to silver fillings if they require the durability of metal vs. a less-durable composite material. Some people don’t like the idea of metal fillings, but metal fillings can last as long as 10-15 years before they need to be replaced.

Composite Resin:

Composite resin fillings are made of tooth-colored material. They cost more than amalgam fillings, but the cost may be worth it if your cavity filling is on one of your front teeth. Composite fillings are used less often on back teeth.

Ceramic:

A ceramic cavity filling (usually made of porcelain) is tooth-colored, and it may be fewer chances to get stained over time than a composite cavity filling. But the price is a factor—a ceramic filling can be nearly as expensive as a gold cavity filling.

Glass Ionomer:

This blend of acrylic and glass is used to create a cavity filling that releases fluoride to help shield the teeth. But a glass ionomer cavity filling is short durable than other types and may need to be replaced in as little as five years.

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Common problems associated with Dentures

May 4th, 2019 by

dentures

People wear dentures to restore lost or missing teeth so they can have a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of both acrylic (plastic) or metal material.

A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the regular teeth in either the upper or lower jaw line.

Why should I wear dentures?

A denture is a good option to replace all your own teeth, fit comfortably over your gums. They will help you to eat properly and speak clearly and will improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Why I have some problem with my Denture?

The denture problem may be the result of a combination of reasons. Ill-fitting is the one main reason for this. However, if you find this problem you dentist can solve this problem.

What are some common problems associated with Dentures?

A denture is an artificial arrangement which is designed to perform the daily activities as natural teeth. But due to some reasons, there are chances you may find some issues with the denture. Have a look at the list of problem one may get wearing dentures. However, not necessarily everyone faces this problem.

  1. Denture ulcers and stomatitis:
  2. Dentures commonly give rise to ulcers and denture-related stomatitis. Patients suffer from ulcers caused by a new denture should seek their dentist advice as these are typically the result of a production error that can be corrected. Giving appliances time to ‘bed-in’, with or without the use of some form of mouth ulcer ointment or gel can do some rescue, But can not recommendable always.

    Sore spots and ulcers typically have some physical causation, either on the surface of the appliance or related to the way the denture teeth meet in the function the occlusion of the dentures.

    Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental director of Sabka dentist says “in all cases, you should avoid to adjust an appliance yourself as inappropriate modifications may necessitate remaking the denture”.

  3. Denture odor and denture halitosis:
  4. After having, bits of food may become lodged underneath your dentures and can be the source of any potential bad breath. The plaque caused by the lingering food particle can form a layer around your dentures, creating an unpleasant smell.

    But sometimes it may be the be associated with a combination of tobacco use, excessive consumption of certain foods and beverages, mouth breathing and dry mouth.

    Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental director of Sabka dentist says “Cleaning your denture is the important step of the caring procedure. And it helps to prevent many other problems”.

  5. Loose dentures:
  6. If new dentures are loose, you can contact the dentist who provided the appliance. Dentures that have become loose after several years of use probably need to be professionally relined or replaced. The use of an adhesive may help retain and stabilize while arranging and waiting for professional help.

  7. Persistent angular cheilitis:
  8. Persistent angular cheilitis in denture wearers is typically associated with poor support of the lips, specifically the upper lip, or a very reduced occlusal vertical dimension — the appliance does not restore face height. With these conditions, saliva seeps from the corners of the mouth, causing the commissures of the lip to become ‘soggy’, encouraging the overgrowth of Staphylococcus aureus. This painful, often embarrassing, the condition are typically best managed by the replacement of dentures.

  9. Problem patients:
  10. The day-to-day function and comfort of denture is greatly enhanced by the daily cleaning and associated care by the wearer.

Despite expert care, some patients will always have difficulties with these appliances. If you are experiencing multiple difficulties with first-time dentures, it may be the inability of the patient to adapt to prostheses and manage a significant disability that increasingly has a social taboo, that is causing the problem.

If you are resorting to the use of adhesives and liners, and products to help manage oral lesions — especially regular users of such products — may greatly benefit from seeing your dentist, with the possibility of substantial improvements in quality of life.

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How Important is your jaw’s health?

April 15th, 2019 by

Jaw Pain

A classical square like face with high standing skull, upright skeleton and prominent cheekbone and jaw bones that can accommodate straight teeth that hopelessly draw us to the face of famous actors/actresses; we often see people come to our dental clinic and asking us to change their face profile in 15 mins as if one is expecting a dentist to do magic on their misshapen teeth, but when dentist informs it would take a year to correct they go into fight-or-flight mode.

Your jaw is the base for your beautiful smile. Let’s examine what problems may occur when the jaw structure is incorrect.

Cavity

When we pack 10 people in 10*10 square feet room, people die with suffocation. The same way when we accommodate 16 teeth in a small arch that leads to decay, major gum issues which increases their negative feelings that is when people become introvert, avoid taking selfies, wouldn’t be confident enough to talk to people in public.

Moreover, a diseased mouth can result in a lower income job. They go for a job interview and all people can see is their severely broken teeth, their bad teeth stand in the way of their getting a job with a good salary.

Misalignment

Despite our undeniable obsession with good teeth, many of our mouths resemble a disaster zone and when teeth are misaligned, it follows the facial structure too. Crooked teeth indicate poor growth of our upper and lower jaw bones which not only house our teeth but also contains other crucial structures like airways, vessels and the skeleton base for the brain.

Many people think that the jaw is simply a mechanical device that allows us to crush and chew food, but the truth is that it does so much more. In one way or other, the jaw has a significant effect on every other organ in the body.

Sinus expansion

An improperly formed maxilla may also have a deviated septum and narrow, obstructed nasal passages, airways that are essential to our breathing when people have a high palate with crooked upper teeth, their ability to breathe through their nose can be compromised. In the same way, the lower jaw shapes the lower airways and soft palate, its deficiency can cause major issues.

Distortion of other facial features

Looking at children today, you are likely to see long, skinny faces and slumped posture. Cramped upper teeth are a sign of a narrow palate encroaching on nasal airways which can cause slouching and mouth breathing.

Improper development of upper and lower jawbone leads to crooked teeth. Simply put the jaw bone are like platforms that the teeth have to grow out, when the platform is not the right size or they are misshapen in some way, the teeth cannot grow in straight.

What is the solution?

Find the cause of the problem:

People spend days chasing the problems from behind rather than getting it in front of it and stopping it in its track, dental disease would continue to exist, no matter how many dental fillings, teeth cleaning/scaling sessions, root canal treatment, and extractions that patient got it done that persist to stay until unless we remove the cause from the root.

We do not need another treatment that simply hides the problem we need the solution. The uncomfortable truth is that most of the dental issues arise from misshapen teeth, when teeth are straight it becomes easier to clean rather than crooked ones which create the pocket in between the tooth and becomes ground to the oral diseases.

Early Dental Checkups:

It is as if the maxilla and mandible are the concrete foundations of seating sections in a stadium. If the concrete is distorted or the foundation is just small, you cannot install the seats in neatly aligned rows, they end up bunching together or jutting out at odd angles. How could anyone help people make their mouths and teeth strong and healthy, rather than just patch them up when something goes wrong? As parents, taking children at 12 yrs to the dental clinic can avoid so many problems.

What to expect from Orthodontics?

People think orthodontics is all about giving kids a straight smile by aligning the six front teeth in the upper and lower jaw but they are wrong, it is often associated with correcting occlusion, jaw and muscles and many another thing. When we are building a house, we start by building foundations(jaw), then walls (muscles) then the roof soon and the last thing we work on is the interior which in our body’s case includes the teeth. Our body cannot start with the teeth and make sure they are straight because then it might not have enough material to build the foundation that would match them. It might throw the whole house off, so the body starts with the jaw, it builds as best it can with the resources it has and at the end it installs the teeth, if the jaw ends up misshapen, the only way the teeth can go in is crooked and that’s how they go in. We go to the gym to shape our body since we cannot take jaw to the gym we need to visit orthodontics in growing stage of the jaw so that they change bumpy ride into the smooth ride for good.

Expert’s Opinions:

  • Dr. Ankita Gada Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Everyone should take care of their teeth, bite, and gums”.
  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “It’s important to give extra care to your children’s jaw because healthy jaw can accommodate a good set of teeth.”
  • Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Jawbone and bite highly influence the way a person looks and it requires proper care”.

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Dental Implants vs Bridges: How to Know What’s Best for You

April 13th, 2019 by

Implants Vs bridges

Teeth replacements have come a long way in the past years. Missing or lost teeth raise concerns about infection and aesthetic, but the proper replacement is the answer to a confident smile. Today, however, the questions you need to ask your dentist or prosthodontist are a bit different: What’s the difference between a dental bridge vs. implant? Which treatment option is suitable for me?
Very often the dental implant is ideal, but various factors will need to be analyzed first, including if your tooth loss is recent or happened years ago.

Practical Reasons for Both

In olden days a bridge was only choice, and still involves more than just the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth required to be “prepped” by removing most of the enamel in order to fabricate the bridge. With dental implants, however, it is possible to replace just the individual tooth for a result that is stronger and permanent Nonetheless, a dental bridge may be your best option if the neighboring teeth have extensive fillings and need crowns in the future. And if the tooth or teeth have been lost for a long time, the gum and bone will shrink and procedures beyond the implant are required before placement. The advantages and disadvantages of both procedures can ultimately be discussed with your dentist.

Changes in Your Oral Care Routine

Your ability to keep your mouth hygiene will be easier with an implant. Dental bridges have cemented the mouth, and involve at least three crowns connected together to fill the space of the missing tooth. This pattern creates challenges when brushing and flossing, so extra oral hygiene instruction and home care are crucial. When flossing, in particular, an extra step is needed to thread the floss under the artificial tooth. In contrast, implants can restore teeth individually without affecting other teeth. Making oral care more successful. You can brush and floss effectively around an implant just like your natural tooth.

Durability

Durability highly depends upon how you look after the artificial fixative. Dental implants are more durability than bridges, allowing them to provide protection that lasts a lifetime. The implant’s metal cylinder is normally made of titanium, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and this material fuses with the jawbone effectively. It’s made of a strong metal, they are very resistant to decay and gum problems. On the other hand, the average life of a dental bridge is approximately 10 years. A portion of your original tooth remains beneath it and normal wear may cause the bridge to fail more easily over time. In general, the remaining part of the tooth structure continues to be susceptible to decay.

Aesthetics

What about aesthetics?

Often the implant will provide the most desired result, as your dentist can make the final tooth look just like your natural enamel. Sometimes, an implant can be placed immediately after tooth extraction, protecting the natural level of bone and improving the final appearance of the dental work.

Dental Bridge vs. Implant Cost

The cost of the dental bridge is initially less expensive, but it may need to be replaced at some point in the future. Implants – from preparation to final placement – may look more expensive, but over time can be more cost-effective. In addition, the implant can be more flexible, allowing patients to budget the cost in increments. After extraction, for example, a bone graft is sometimes required. This graft normally has to heal for several months before implant placement, at which point it can take anywhere from three to six months before the process is complete.

So, dental bridge vs. Implant?

Make this decision after consulting with your dentist. He or she knows your mouth best and has the tools and knowledge to guide you through what’s best for it.

Expert Opinion

  • Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Both Bridges and Implants has its importance. Depending upon the situation it can be revealed which one is better to the particular patient”.
  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “With advancement in dentistry both bridges and Implants became popular choices to replace missing tooth”.
  • Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Implants perform like a natural tooth, and it does not affect the nearby teeth”.

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When It’s Time To Consider Dentures

April 12th, 2019 by

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None of us like to think about it, but some of us at some time in their life have to consider dentures. This is not to say it is an inevitability for everyone. There are plenty of methods you can do now and in the future to prevent the need for dentures. It all starts with regular visits to your dentist, every six months on schedule. Even with regular dental cleaning and checkup, it may be wise to get evaluated for dentures. Here are the warning signs that might indicate the need for dentures.

Early Warning Signs

The precursors to the need for dentures are easily spotted. If you’re experiencing one or more of these right now, we encourage you to head to your dentist for a consultation right away.

Severe Toothaches:

The first and most obvious sign is a substantial toothache that won’t go away. This toothache could signal decay that has made it’s way to your nerve and is causing severe discomfort. While a root canal may be a viable option to save the tooth, sometimes the tooth has decayed beyond the point of salvage, which will then require a dental implant or dentures.

Red and swollen gums:

Sensitive gums that are red and swollen are usually the first warning sign of something worse – periodontal disease. While early signs of gum disease or gingivitis can be easily treated with a thorough cleaning and preventatives like prescription toothpaste and mouthwash, the further gum disease progresses, the worse it gets. If left untreated, bone loss begins to occur which results in both tooth loss and the need for dentures. The best protection against periodontal disease is prevention, which is a great reason to visit your dentist right now if you’re experiencing these symptoms. If gum disease advances too far, you’ll have no choice but to resort to dentures.

Loose or moving tooth:

If your teeth are loose or shifting noticeably, this could be a sign that dentures are in your future. Loose teeth usually signal decay and may be a consequence of periodontal disease. Because you can’t see below the gums, there may be significant damage occurring without you noticing it. The same goes with gaps growing wider between your teeth. If there are gaps growing steadily between your teeth, you need to ask your dentist about it.

Difficulty in chewing or digesting foods:

One symptom that may be a less-obvious indicator of the need for dentures is painful chewing, especially when you eat hard or chewy foods. This is a sign that your teeth may have significant damage. Another sign of decay most people aren’t aware of is chronic indigestion. Because your teeth aren’t functioning properly and it is harder to chew, you’re more likely to take larger bites which lead to stomach pains. If you’re experiencing either or both of these symptoms, it’s time to visit your dentist for a consultation.

You have a missing tooth!

If you’ve already lost a tooth or several teeth, the need for dentures is immediate. The more time you go without dentures, the more risk you run of losing additional teeth. Without the support of all your teeth, the remaining healthy teeth shift faster and become weaker. If you’re missing teeth but haven’t addressed the need for dentures yet, now is the time to investigate treatment options with your dentist.

Treatment Options

There are a few different options you can resort, your dentist should determine your need for the dentures.

Partial Dentures:

When you haven’t experienced substantial tooth decay, partial dentures are the better option. These dentures only replace a portion of your teeth and rely on healthy teeth around the denture for support. They are anchored by precision metal clasps that your dentist sets up. Partial dentures do a good job of looking like normal teeth, and they prevent nearby healthy teeth from shifting or moving any further.

Immediate Dentures:

A major concern with dentures comes with the healing time after your teeth are extracted. It can take up to two months for your gums to heal enough to support traditional dentures, but immediate dentures allow you to replace missing teeth right away. There is a big drawback to consider, and it has to do with how the gums heal. Since gums can shrink and change after teeth are extracted, several adjustments will need to be made to ensure the best fit, which means repeated visits to your dentist for a period of time.

Full/ Conventional dentures:

Full dentures are the variety we’re most familiar with. You can only wear conventional dentures once your gums have healed after extractions. It takes about two months or more for your gums to heal enough to support conventional dentures. While we think of dentures requiring adhesive to wear, most modern dentures have integrated supports that allow you to wear them without adhesive. These type of dentures are best for those who have lost all their top or bottom teeth.

Other Options:

You don’t necessarily have to resort to dentures to correct missing teeth. Dental implants are becoming more common and affordable for patients with failing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are firmly fixed in your bone, and they are a permanent fix for missing teeth. While they may be a better option for some patients, they are more expensive than any denture option. Some patients may not have enough bone strength to support dental implants, which makes dentures the best course of treatment.

Benefits:

Now that we’ve covered all the reasons or signs you might need dentures, it is time to focus on the positives. Dentures can be extremely helpful for patients in a variety of ways. The most immediate is increased confidence when they smile and better speech when they talk. Aside from increased confidence, dentures provide a healthier shape for your face. When patients lose their teeth, their face can become saggy and look older. However, dentures can retain the healthy shape of the face, ensuring that the patient looks normal and even younger than they looked before dentures.

Expert Opinion:

  • Dr. Priyanka Shinghore Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Replacing your bad teeth with denture will save your mouth and general health”.
  • Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Denture will restore the chewing function and confidence of the bright smile”.
  • Dr. Reena Waghela Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Badly infected teeth can spread the infection to the entire body. So dentures will ensure your healthy mouth”.
  • References:

  • Living With Dentures When You’re Young – Colgate
  • Dentures- American Dental Association
  • Dental Health and Dentures
  • How Dental Crowns will help you?

    April 11th, 2019 by

    dental-crowns

    The tooth which is broken or weakened can not perform its activity. A crown can be placed to make the tooth structure stronger. It is a restoration process of the remaining tooth structure.

    What is a crown?

    A crown is an artificial replacement that if placed over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes also called a ‘cap’.

    Why would I require a crown?

    Crowns are typical restoration for teeth that have been cracked or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown can help for a number of other reasons, for instance:

    • People who have discolored fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
    • You may have had a root filling which may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.
    • You may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
    • Crowns can improve the appearance of teeth.

    What is a crown made of?

    Crowns can be made of different materials and new materials are continually being advanced. Some of the most popular options are listed below.

    Porcelain bonded to precious or non-precious metal:

    This is what most crowns are made from. A precious or non-precious metal base is made and then porcelain is used in layers atop it.

    Porcelain crowns:

    These are made completely out of porcelain and are not as strong as bonded crowns, but they can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth.

    All-ceramic crowns:

    This advanced technology offers a metal-free option, which can give the health of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown.

    Glass:

    These crowns look similar to a natural tooth and are used on both front and back teeth.

    Gold alloy crowns:

    Gold is one of the best and oldestfifilling materials, Today it is worked with other metal alloys to increase its strength, which makes it a very hard wearing restoration. These crowns are silver or gold in color.

    What will happen in my appointment?

    A temporary crown will be fit to the tooth so that you can utilize the tooth while you wait for the crown to be made. This crown may be more noticeable and not highly comfortable but is only a temporary measure.

    How long does the treatment take?

    You will need to have at least two visits. fiIn first visit your dentist will take the impression, shade taking and he may fit the temporary crown. In the second visit, the permanent crown will be cemented. There will usually be about 1 to 2 weeks duration required in between appointments.

    Does it pain while preparing the tooth for a crown?

    No, your dentist may give you a local anesthetic and the preparation should feel no different from a filling. If the tooth does not have a nerve, and a post crown is being fixed, then you may not require a local anesthetic.

    Will the crown be noticeable?

    The crown will be made to match your other teeth as closely as possible. The color of the adjacent teeth will be registered, to make that the color looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth.

    Will the crown feel different?

    Since the shape of the crown will be slightly different from the shape of your natural tooth, you will realise it initially. Within a few days, it should feel normal, and you will not notice it.

    How should I take care of my crown?

    How long your crown remains depends on how well you look after it. The crown itself cannot get the cavity, but the cavity can start where the edge of the crown joins the tooth. Therefore, to prevent cavity affecting the crown, it is important to keep this area just as clean as you would your own teeth. Brushing two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and clean in between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss thread.

    How long will the crown last?

    Crowns can last for many years id it is taken care of. Your dentist will be able to tell you how long the crown may be expected to remain.

    Expert Opinion:

    • Dr. Zeeta Antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “ A crown helps in a tooth function and also in a in its appearance”.
    • Dr. Reena Waghela Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “patient who has broken tooth or suffered from deep cavity are rescued by Dental Crowns”.
    • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “6 people among 10 suffers from deep cavity and their natural tooth can be saved by dental crowns”.
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    Why should I consider dental implants?

    April 10th, 2019 by

    dental implant

    Despite advances in dental care, millions of Indians suffer tooth loss – mostly due to the cavity, gum disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were dentures and bridges. But, today, dental implants are possible!

    Why should I consider Implants?

    If you have lost a tooth or teeth you might have recognized the importance of your natural tooth. Every replacement has its own advantage and disadvantage. The replacement options need some supporting factors.

    On the other hand, Dental Implants tries to give the most natural lookalike and almost feels like a natural tooth.

    What are Dental Implants?

    Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants give a sturdy foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

    What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

    There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

    Improved appearance

    Dental implants look and feel like your original teeth. And because they are designed to join with bone, they become permanent.

    Improved speech

    With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without difficulty. It eliminates the worry that teeth might slip.

    Improved comfort

    Because they become part of you, implants reduce the discomfort of removable dentures.

    Easier eating

    Moving dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your original teeth, allowing you to eat your preferred foods with confidence and without pain.

    Improved self-esteem

    Dental implants can help your beautiful smile and help you feel better about yourself.

    Improved oral health

    Dental implants don’t need preparing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are safe, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving hygiene in your mouth.

    Durability

    Implants are very long-lasting and will last many years. With regular care, many implants last a lifetime.

    Convenience

    Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as entirely as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

    How Successful Are Dental Implants?

    Success rates of dental implants differ, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With regular care implants can last for a lifetime.

    Is it worth the money and risk?

    Yes. It saves your other teeth by preventing it from drifting from the position. And unlike bridges, it doesn’t require supporting teeth preparation. However, not everyone is the right candidate for Implants. It requires good bone health.

    How can I consult the dentist?

    If Implant is on your mind take an expert’s suggestion about the procedure.

    Expert opinion:

    • Dr. Ankita Gada Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Implants can greatly improve one’s life by aiding in appearance and chewing function”.
    • Dr. Priyanka Shinghore Dental director of Sabka dentist says “With proper care implants can last for a lifetime like your natural tooth”.
    • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Implants are the good options to replace because it remains unmovable”.

    References:

    How will you replace your missing tooth?

    April 9th, 2019 by

    Tooth replacement

    How will you replace your missing tooth?

    If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together to chew, speak, and smile. When some teeth are missing, it is difficult to perform these daily activities. Even the loss of a molar may cause your mouth to shift and your face to look older. Fortunately, a missing tooth can be replaced. The following are three important options a dentist may suggest, depending on your needs. Replacement teeth should last for years at a time, so it is important to choose a treatment that’s suitable for you.

    1. Implants
    2. Fixed Bridges
    3. Removable Partial Dentures

    The Position of teeth immediately alters after a tooth is lost. If the tooth is not replaced, other teeth can drift out of position and change the bite. Shifting teeth can possibly lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

    Implants:

    Many patients go for Implants to replace a single tooth, many teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they perform as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. They are made of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials also used that are accepted by the human body. Most patients experience that an implant is secure and stable—a suitable replacement for their own tooth.

    However, implants are not a suitable option for everyone. Because implants require surgery, patients should be in good general health. Patients either have adequate bone to support the implant or be able to have surgery to increase the area needing the implant.

    Advantages of Implants:

    • An implant is most alike to a natural tooth.
    • Surrounding teeth do not have to be included in the placement procedure.
    • Implants can last for many years, even decades.
    • Some types of implants and false teeth or dentures can be placed in fewer visits.
    • Implants may aid in preventing shrinkage of the jawbone from tooth loss.

    Disadvantages:

    • Implants are not right for everyone because they require surgery.
    • Implant placement may take longer and may need more dental visits than other options.
    • Implants may cost more than other methods.

    Fixed Bridges:

    Another tooth replacement option is a fixed bridge. This is a restoration that fills the gap where one or more teeth is missing. A fixed bridge is cemented into place — only a dentist can remove when required.

    How is a bridge placed?

    Cementing a bridge usually takes more than one dental visit. On your first visit, your dentist prepares the teeth on either side of the treatment place. The bridge will later be attached to these nearby teeth. Your teeth and space impression will be taken, send to a dental laboratory afterward. The bridge is made out of metal, ceramics, glass-ceramics or a combination. Your dentist will place a temporary bridge to protect your exposed teeth before cementing the permanent one.

    Advantages of fixed bridges:

    • look, feel and function like natural teeth
    • don’t require removal for cleaning purpose
    • Less expensive compared to implants

    Disadvantages:

    • More expensive than removable bridges.
    • The supporting tooth needs to be filed and prepared.
    • may require extra effort to brush under the pontic.

    Removable Partial Denture:

    As its name describes, a removable partial denture can easily be taken out of the mouth when required. Partial dentures usually have replacement teeth fixed to a plastic base that matches the color of natural gums. The plastic base may cover a metal framework. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your healthy teeth.

    Advantages of removable partial dentures:

    • Cost is less than fixed bridges or implants
    • It is easier to repair than fixed bridges

    Disadvantages:

    • can be less stable than other options.
    • they can break or be lost.
    • can be uncomfortable if not fitted properly.
    • some people not feel comfortable to take out their teeth at night and for cleaning.
    • may need more frequent restores than other options.

    Explore All Your Options How best to replace missing teeth is an important decision. Your dentist may refer you to a dental professional for additional care. Here are some of the dental professionals who may be called upon:

    • Prosthodontist – replacement and restoration of teeth.
    • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – dental surgery and treatment of the entire oral issues, including neck and face.
    • Periodontist – treats gum (periodontal) diseases.

    Expert Opinion:

    • Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “The option of the replacement depends upon the patient condition. It gives the best result when it is done according to his condition”.
    • Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “every the position of the tooth also needs to considered while choosing the replacement options”.
    • Dr. Reena Waghela Dental director of Sabka dentist says “Healthy tooth is important. In order to save the healthy tooth the gap should be filled”.

    References:

    How to Handle Orthodontic Emergencies

    April 6th, 2019 by

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    Orthodontic Emergency

    Orthodontic treatment will help to align your teeth and improve the smile. But wearing braces is sometimes painful. Initially it may lead to some kind of discomfort in the mouth. Sometimes wires and brackets not only hurt but also injure the cheeks and lips. This article will help you learn how to handle such orthodontic emergencies.

    Identify the Situation

    There are a few types of orthodontic emergencies. Hence, you need to first identify and assess the situation, which may include:

    • Oral bleeding
    • A swallowed device

    You may be worried about oral discomfort after either braces installation or adjustment, but soreness is expected. However soft foods are the best way to combat sore gums in such circumstance.

    Mouth Sores

    When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for up to one week. Stick to soft foods until your teeth do not hurt to chew. Irritated gums and other sore spots can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt-water solution. Dissolve some salt in warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously.

    Rubbing Irritations

    Even if you don’t have noticeable sores, you can still have rubbing irritations. However, you can feel relief using orthodontic wax. Since the brackets on your teeth can rub against your lips, coating it in wax can help prevent irritation and sores.

    Oral-Cavity Accidents

    These types of orthodontic emergency can vary but usually consist of any accidents. If you have experienced damage to an oral cavity, it’s important that you get it checked by your dentist immediately. Since soft tissues need time to heal, your dentist will need to adjust your braces back into proper place. To avoid this altogether, you should ask your orthodontist for a mouth guard to protect your teeth.

    Loose Brackets

    Brackets are the square metal devices that are glued to your teeth. Sometimes they can snap off. Fortunately, the brackets have a wire connect to them, so they’ll just stick to the wire without too much of a problem. But, you should visit your orthodontist as soon as you can to reattach the metal bracket back onto your tooth otherwise it creates more other problem.

    Problems with Wires

    Wires are threaded through the brackets to keep the pressure on your teeth to move in the correct position. These wires, however, can snap while chewing or without any action also. This causes the area to become loose. When a wire breaks from its position, it can stick out from the tooth, poke the inside of the cheek, or just cause general discomfort. In order to fix the wire, the orthodontist will need to replace it. Be sure to make an appointment as soon as you can.

    Missing Rubber Bands

    To rectify a number of bite problems orthodontists apply rubber bands to braces. These include overbites, underbites, and crossbites. These rubber bands are placed across the teeth at a range of angles. This is used to create an angular force against teeth.

    If a rubber band falls out. In fact, the patients are supposed to remove and replace these bands as needed throughout the entire treatment. If a band is lost, you can just replace it with one that your orthodontist provided you. Though it is possible for you swallowed band, it is safe as the bands are nontoxic. But it is essential to bring the notice of your orthodontist.

    An orthodontic emergency happens to everyone. When the emergency is tooth-related you should give extra attention to this. If you are experiencing the problem, remember to stay calm and contact your dentist. They can help you to deal with any sort of orthodontic issue you may be facing.

    Expert’s Opinion:

  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Emergencies are normal throughout the treatment, it’s important handle such situations”.
  • Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental director of Sabka dentist says “Kids may not understand about the problem; parents should supervise their mouth and should support in such conditions”.
  • Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “any orthodontic emergencies patient should see the resident dentist first, waiting long to see the dentist may lead further problems”.
  • References:

  • Handling Orthodontic Emergencies- Americal association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Orthodontics- American Dental Association (AAD)
  • Overview- Orthodontics- NHS