It is a natural tooth-root imitation made of titanium, placed in the jawbone. The implant serves as an anchor for the prostheses or crowns to be placed on them. It can be applied in a wide frame from single tooth defects to total toothlessness.
Periodontal diseases are chronic bacterial infections that affect bone, connective tissue and gums that support teeth. The most common complaints among periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis. The treatment of these serious infections, which can cause tooth loss when left untreated, can be categorized under two headings:
Non-surgical periodontal treatment:
Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing is sometimes followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials, systemic antibiotics, and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Periodontal pocket reduction procedures :
A periodontal pocket reduction procedure has been recommended because you have pockets that are too deep to clean with daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine. Reduced pockets and a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chance of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
Dental Crown Lengthening Procedures:
Do you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length? If so, dental crown lengthening might be the solution for you. During this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Then your gumline is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.
Long Teeth/ Exposed Roots:
Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal diseases.
Gum graft surgery and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay.
Indentations in The Gum and Jawbone:
Tooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this indention unnatural looking, it also causes the replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth. Ridge augmentation can fill in this defect recapturing the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.
Gum Graft Surgery:
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
Before Gum Graft Surgery
After Gum Graft Surgery
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system.
Most root canal treatments are successful. But in some rare cases, a second root canal treatment is needed. This is called retreatment. When retreating a tooth, the root canal filling material is taken out, and the canal is recleaned, reshaped and refilled.
Root canal surgery: Sometimes root canal surgery is needed when a regular root canal treatment cannot be done or when it has not worked.
Orthodontic treatment involves correcting malocclusion, which is the misalignment of a bite or incorrect spacing between teeth.
Are removable prostheses in gapped teeth for the restitution of chewing functions, phonetics and aesthetics. They consist of artificial rows of teeth attached to the prosthetic basis.
Serve to replace natural teeth in the case of complete loss of teeth in one or both jaws.
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
Causes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome:
Include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing.
Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence. Our primary goal for our young patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through protective and preventive techniques.
We are using coloured light-curing compomer (Twinky Star) for restoration of deciduous teeth. With eight attractive colours, easy and quick application from caps children have more motivations to see the dentist.