A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that an Oral Implantologist like Dr. Chetan Chandra (Astha Dental Solutions) places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, failure of endodontics, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are actually more tooth saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
What Dental Implants Can Do?
Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge
Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.
Esthetic: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth. Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about displaced dentures and messy denture adhesives.
Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Tooth decay, trauma or cracks can cause the nerves of teeth to die. When this occurs your tooth can often still be saved with root canal therapy. Severe pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, or a darkening tooth, are signs that a root canal problem exists.
Bleaching is one of the most common procedures of dental cosmetics. It brightens teeth that are discolored, stained, or have been darkened because of injury or drinking habits. Any tooth, even those that have had root canal surgery, can receive bleaching treatment. This can be done by a dentist in the dental clinic or at home.
There are two types of tooth stains:
INTRINSIC STAINS (Internal stains): This means the stain occurs from within the tooth. This type of stain cannot be removed by brushing and flossing and sometimes bleaching may not be effective. Some causes of intrinsic staining are injury to the tooth, certain medications (such as tetracycline) taken during tooth formation stage or an excess fluoride ingested during the formation of teeth.
EXTRINSIC STAINS (External stains): This is staining of the tooth surface. Some sources of extrinsic stains are cigarettes, cigars, paan masala , coffee, tea, or foods that contain a lot of spices. This type of staining can sometimes be removed by good tooth brushing habits or by professional oral prophylaxis (scaling).
Occasionally people experience temporary discomfort during the bleaching treatment, such as tooth sensitivity. These symptoms are transient & disappear within one to three days after completion of the treatment. It is important that the manufacturer’s directions are followed precisely.Overall, tooth bleaching under professional supervision is an effective method for whitening the teeth.
Teeth jewellery is a brilliant way to add sparkles to your smile and stand out of the crowd. Teeth jewellery (skyce) offered at our clinic is made and certified in the EU, and is available in two colours: "crystal" and "sapphire blue". During a painless procedure, a dentist fixes a jewel on the tooth surface. The jewel does not damage tooth tissues and has no side effects – except for the increased charm of your smile! Call it an oral fashion statement to stand out among ordinary mortals or simply an effort to blend in with the bold and the beautiful.
Skyce is putting an extra sparkle into more and more smiles. Skyce jewels are applied to the labial surfaces of upper anterior teeth.
The trend is catching up with males, especially those heading towards foreign destinations for study or leisure. However, not many girls are visiting clinics and enquiring about tooth jewellery. But it is only a matter of time before "Skyce" acquires universal appeal.
If somebody thinks he or she was better off without tooth jewellery, it can be easily removed without any side effects on the dental tooth structure as the procedure is non-invasive. What's more, tooth jewellery can be fixed again at a later stage.
TBraces aren’t just for kids anymore. Teeth can be moved at any age if your gums and bone structure is healthy. We offer braces for different age groups including adults.
Many adults are now opting for orthodontic treatment. They realize that improving the health of their mouth and the attractiveness of their smiles and facial appearances can result in changes in their personal, social and professional lives. The treatment usually last for a period of 12 months.
When it comes to dentures the most common source of agony is a bad fit. It’s something that’s hard to avoid since your gums are between a rock and a hard place. The rock is your jawbone, and that hard place is the hard acrylic liner that holds the prosthetic teeth. While some people can wear dentures without a single complaint, most denture wearers feel some discomfort while chewing foods. Even slight shifts back and forth can translate into serious gum problems over time. Reasons for discomfort and denture misfit are related to the ever-changing conditions in the mouth. As you age, gum tissue shrinks along with the jawbone. Hard dentures don’t adjust to new shapes and hence most long-time denture wearers end up using some form of adhesive to increase stability while wearing their dentures.
There’s now a new wave of soft dentures, or flexible dentures, that promise to eliminate the problems associated with hard acrylic liners. They require no adhesives, will adjust to irregularities in your mouth, and stay in place even under harsh chewing conditions. The secret to these soft dentures is the undercut of the gum ridge. Flexible dentures hook into these undercuts to provide the stability needed to eat tough foods like apples and even hard nuts.
A flexible denture is really just a traditional denture with a flexible resin coating as the last inner coating. It’s the flexible resin that locks into your undercuts and acts as a buffer between your gums and the hard base. More flexibility can be added by constructing the entire denture out of this flexible material.
These flexible resins are more expensive but also longer-lasting than your traditional soft liner. However, the material used happens to be non-porous so that no bacteria can build up within it. Even though it’s non-porous it can retain a small percentage of water to help interface with adjacent tissues. Another advantage to a soft denture is that the trial fitting can be used as part of the final denture, meaning that the overall production time of a soft denture is shorter than that of a hard acrylic denture.
If you’re tired of the pains of wearing a hard denture, consider talking to your dentist about the possibility of a completely soft and flexible denture. Though it is not for every patient, it’s worth looking into because the results can often make a world of a difference.
Advantage of Implants over removable denture is that the removable loose denture can be fitted on the jaw bone & made fixed. The Advantage of Implants over Fixed Caps (Crowns) is that unlike Caps (Crowns),we do not have to do cutting of healthy adjacent 2 teeth ....