Orthodontics deals with correction of irregular teeth structure or malformed teeth to bring about better facial appearance. Depending on the position, various alternatives treatment options are suggested.
Braces can be fixed (Begg’s / Straight Wire) or removable type and can be selected based on individual needs. Removable braces are not as effective as fixed type. A variety of materials (conventional to highly cosmetic types) are available in Straight Wire type braces. Cosmetic braces (thin wire, mini diamond, colored, golden etc.) are now highly popular and are imported from USA.
Orthodontic treatment may involve moving a single tooth or it can involve jaw surgery. Usually braces need to be kept for 6 – 24 months with orthodontic adjustments and monitoring every 4 to 8 weeks. This is followed by placing a retainer to hold the teeth in their new position for further periods of up to 18 months.
Early treatment (for 7- 9 year olds) could result in shorter and less complicated procedure. The treatment attempts to influence bone growth for better and faster results. Treatments for teenagers are also are very effective. Treatments for adults are longer than for children. However, a vast majority of those taking Orthodontic treatments are still adults.
Scaling is the procedure of removing calculus/tartar deposition on teeth.
No. Its better to leave an hour before the first intake.
Plaque is a sticky material formed by mucus, saliva, food particles and bacteria which sticks on the surface of teeth.
Tartar is mineralized plaque. This is the yellowish-brown, hard substance that forms when calcium from the saliva attaches to the teeth. It cannot be removed by a toothbrush or floss and normally requires the expertise of a dentist for removal.
Definitely. The teeth can be made to look white by cleaning/polishing and by bleaching. In certain cases, teeth capping, composite material treatment or ceramic veneer are applied.
Tooth extraction is a minor surgical procedure. Your dentist will apply local anesthesia causing numbness in mouth and also use antibiotics. Hence, you will not feel any pain. After the extraction, there could be some discomfort which is natural.
Tooth extraction is a minor surgical procedure. Your dentist will apply local anesthesia causing numbness in mouth and also use antibiotics. Hence, you will not feel any pain. After the extraction, there could be some discomfort which is natural.
Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
  • Restores chewing function
  • Restores cosmetic appearance of face
  • Keeps the adjacent teeth stable
  • Prevents shrinking of jawbone due to bone loss
Anyone who is healthy to undergo routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered as the candidate for dental implants. Patient gums and bone should be healthy enough for holding the implant. They must follow good oral hygiene and regular visits to dentist.
There are many advantages to dental implants, including: Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent
Yes, dental implants are definitely worth they can help to support healthy bite, keep teeth in their place and decreases the deterioration of bone. They preserve jawbone and they are beneficial to the overall beauty of your teeth.
Same-day implants can usually be done in a single procedure, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the number of implanted teeth. However, it is important to note that you won’t actually leave the office with your permanent teeth. But, you will leave with a full smile.
You have to do regular brushing, flossing, rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash and going for regular dental checkups.
There are always some risks and complications associated with this procedure. Careful planning is necessary to make sure that patient is healthy enough to undergo surgery. Some of the risks associated with the procedure includes pain, swelling, bleeding and numbness at the infection site.
Dental implants provide strong foundation for the fixed teeth and they just appeal and feel like your own natural teeth.
Dental implants are used in replacing single tooth, multiple tooth or all set of teeth. The aim of dental implants is to restore the function as well as aesthetics of tooth.
Dental implants are not bad there are some small risks and complications of the procedure such as risk of bleeding, infection or any allergic reaction.
  • Damaged tooth are removed
  • If your existing jaw bone is not strong enough or lacks the amount of bone needed to hold an implant, the dentist will take a tiny bit of bone from elsewhere and then synthetic bone-grafting material can be used instead.
  • Once you have healed from any necessary tooth removal and bone grafting, your dentist will put the implant in place by cutting into the gum and then drilling into your jaw bone which serves as the tooth root and is implanted beneath the gum line.
  • When the implant is securely fused with the jawbone, your dentist will place a healing cap at the end of the implant — flush with your gum.
  • After the tissue around the cap heals, it is removed and replaced by the dental implant abutment. The abutment is screwed onto the implant and then a temporary crown is placed on top of it.
  • While you’re wearing the temporary crown, the permanent crown will be made. It may take two to three weeks to make a permanent crown. The crown can be either cemented or screwed to the abutment.
Your ability to chew is going to be temporarily affected, so it is strongly recommended that you stick to a diet of soft foods for at least 10 to 14 days after the surgery is completed, or until your mouth is no longer tender.