Dental Implants

dental-implants-2A) Introduction
Dental Implants Are Replacement Of Tooth Roots. Implants Provide A Strong Foundation For Fixed (Permanent) Or Removable Replacement Teeth That Are Made To Match Your Natural Teeth.

Whether You Have Lost All Your Teeth, A Few Of Them, Or Even Just One Tooth, Dental Implants Should Be Considered As An Option For Your Oral Rehabilitation Program.A Consultation Will Clarify What Type Of Treatment You Require And Help You Decide If The Exciting Benefits Of Implants Are Suitable For You.

B) How Do Implants Work?
Teeth Restored With Dental Implants Look, Feel And Function Just Like Natural Teeth. You Brush, Floss And Visit Your Dentist For Regular Check-Ups And Cleanings, Same As You Would To Care For A Natural Tooth.

After Meeting With A Dental Implant Dentist To Develop Your Treatment Plan, The Placement Of A Dental Implant Usually Involves Several Steps:
1. The Dental Implant, Usually A Cylindrical And/Or Tapered Post Made Of Titanium, Is Placed Surgically Into The Jawbone.
2. As You Heal, Your Implant Will Osseointegrate, Or Fuse With, Your Natural Jawbone, With The Two Growing Together To Form A Strong And Long-Lasting Foundation For Your Replacement Teeth. This Healing Process Can Take Weeks To Months While You Proceed With Your Everyday Life In Between Appointments.
3. Once The Implant Bonds With The Jawbone, A Small Connector – Called An Abutment – Is Placed On Top Of The Dental Implant To Connect The Implant To The Replacement Tooth Or Teeth.
4. An Individual Tooth, An Implant-Supported Bridge Or Dentures Containing Multiple Teeth Are Then Attached To The Abutment.

C) Why To Replace Missing Teeth?
Eating And Correct Chewing Is Essential For A Healthy Body. It Is Also One Of The Greatest Human Pleasures. Thousands Of People, Both Young And Old, No Longer Have Their Own Teeth. Some Manage Quite Well With Dentures, For Others They Are Unsatisfactory.

If You Feel Embarrassed Or Uncomfortable About Gaps, Missing Teeth, Dentures That Are Loose Or Unexpectedly Drop Down Or You Are Unable To Chew Properly, Yet You Feel You Deserve The Best Today’s Modern Restorative Dentistry Can Provide, Dental Implants May Be The Solution.

D) Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental Implants Are An Effective, Safe And Predictable Solution To The Problems Resulting From Missing Teeth. Many Patients Report Exciting Benefits From Dental Implants, Such As:
• Natural Teeth Will Be Protected Where As Replacement With Crown And Bridge Require Grinding Of Natural Teeth.
• “New” Teeth Look, Feel And Function Like Natural Teeth
• Improved Taste And Appetite
• Improved Cosmetic Appearance
• The Ability To Chew Without Pain Or Gum Irritation
• Improved Quality Of Life

One Additional And Very Important Benefit Can Be The Reduction Or Elimination Of Bone Atrophy Or Shrinkage, Commonly Associated With Loss Of Teeth.

Dental Implants Are Truly A Revolution, Solving An Age-Old Problem Safely And Predictably. Implant Dentistry Can Change The Smiles And Lives Of Millions For Many Years To Come.

E) Treatment Protocols In Implant Surgery
• Consultation And Oral Examination
• Quality Assessment Of Bone At Surgical Site By CT / 3D Digital X-Ray / OPG / IOPA
• Selection Of Treatment Plan & Implant Dimensions
• Assessment Of General Physical Examination
• Handouts To Read About Implant Surgery, Procedures Involved, Cost And Consent Form Signing.
• Setting Up Of Patient With Good Oral Hygiene & Premedication
• Surgical Placement Of Implant
• Suture Removal & Follow Up Visits As Advised By Doctor Followed By Crown Fixation

Smile Makeover/Smile Design

originalA) Introduction

Cosmetic Dentistry Involves Improving The Appearance Of A Person’s Smile, Mouth, And Teeth. While Traditional Dentistry Focuses On Oral Hygiene And Preventing, Diagnosing And Treatment Of Oral Disease, Cosmetic Dentistry Focuses On Improving A Patient’s Smile.

B) Smile Makeover/Smile Design

Smile Makeover Is A Treatment Plan That Includes Various Cosmetic And Esthetic Restorative Procedures To Improve The Appearance Of A Smile.
The Unpleasant Smile Could Be Due To Following Problems Of Teeth .Teeth Could Be Discolored, Decayed, Crooked, Broken, And Disproportionate Sized, Irregularly Arranged Or The Unlikable Appearance Of Gum.
Smile Makeover Rectifies The Problems In Totality Which Reason Unpleasant Smile And Enhance The Overall Face Value Of A Person. A Beautiful Set Of Teeth And Smile Will Raise The Confidence, Self Esteem And Personality Of Any Person.

Root Canal Treatment

Best Budapest Dentist - Root canal treatmentA) Introduction

Root Canal Treatment Is A Dental Procedure To Treat Infection At The Centre Of A Tooth (The Root Canal System). Root Canal Treatment Is Also Called Endodontics.
The Infection Is Caused By Bacteria That Live In The Mouth And Invade The Tooth When:
• Tooth Decay Occurs
• Fillings Leak
• Teeth Are Damaged By Trauma, Such As A Fall

B) Importance of Saving A Natural Tooth
When A Tooth Becomes Badly Infected Or Has Extensive Decay, Root Canal Treatment Is Necessary To Save Or Repair The Tooth. Root Canal Therapy, Also Known As Endodontic Treatment, Is A Dental Procedure In Which Removes The Damaged Or Diseased Pulp Inside The Root Of The Tooth To Save Or Restore It.
The Root Canal Is The Cavity Within The Tooth That Contains The Pulp. When The Nerve Tissue In A Root Canal Is Infected Or Damaged, Treatment Must Be Performed To Remove The Pulp Chamber And Save The Tooth From Further Damage And Infection. If Root Canal Therapy Is Not Performed, The Tooth Will Eventually Need To Be Removed, And Dangerous Infection Can Spread Elsewhere.

C) After Care of Root Canal Treated Tooth
It Is Advisable To Protect A Root Canal Treated Tooth By Crown Due To Its Weak Tooth Structure. Depends On The Available Natural Tooth Structure, Dentist Will Decide Whether A Post Need To Be Fixed In Canal Before Crown Fixation. Since Root Canal Treated Tooth Has Weak Tooth Structure, It Is More Prone To Fracture. Ideally, Crown Fixing Can Be Done 3-4 Weeks After Root Canal Completion.
It Is Important To Look After Your Teeth When Recovering From Root Canal Treatment. You Should Also Avoid Biting On Hard Foods Until All Treatment Is Complete.
Most People Can Help Prevent The Need For Further Root Canal Treatment By:
• Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
• Being Careful To Avoid Too Much Sugary Food In Your Diet
• Quitting Smoking, If You Smoke

Restorative Dentistry

A) Introduction
Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.

B) Why Regular Dental Check Up ?
If you think that there is no need to consult a dentist unless you are experiencing pain in your gums, think again. Many dental problems may appear, without any obvious signs. By going for regular dental check-ups, your dentist will be able to help you detect any dental problems early.

What happens during a dental check-up?
During the check-up, your dentist will examine all parts of your mouth and face.

  • The teeth will be checked for decay, faulty fillings, cracks and wear.
  • The gums will be checked to ensure that they are healthy. Bleeding gums are signs of gum disease.
  • Bones, cheeks, tongue, palate and other parts of the mouth and face will be examined for any unusual swellings or surface changes.

Will X-rays be taken?
Dental X-rays will be taken if your dentist thinks they are needed. They can be very helpful in detecting dental problems which may not be apparent during the clinical examination.
Discussion with your dentist
After the examination, it is important that you follow up with a discussion with your dentist. Your expectations, needs, and most importantly any anxiety that you may have should be brought up so that your dentist can understand you better. If you have any medical problems, its effect on your oral health and treatment will also be explained.
Together, you and your dentist can decide what needs to be done; how and when to do it and of course, the cost of doing it.
To maintain good oral health, remember to visit your dentist at least once a year!
Dental checkups provide:

  • advice and guidance
  • early detection
  • timely treatment

Remember, teeth are meant to last a lifetime, regular dental check-ups are important to achieve this.

General Dental Practice

General Dental Practice Refers To The Primary Care For Patients In All Age Groups Regarding The Diagnosis, Treatment, Management And Overall Coordination Of Services To Meet Patients Oral Health Needs. These Oral Health Care Needs Include: Fillings, Root Canals, Crowns, Veneers, Bridges, Gum Care As Well As Preventive Education.