Wednesday, 5 August 2020

What are Lingual Braces, how do they work and who are they for?

The lingual surface is that side of the teeth facing the tongue and lingual braces are braces similar to normal metal braces but attach to the back of the teeth. Because they are on the inside they are not easily visible from the outside.
 

They were first developed in 1975 by Craven Kurz and Jim Mulick of the USA and the first patient was treated in 1976. 
    
They consist of small arch wires, metal brackets and elastic bands and work very much like normal braces, but from the inside. They exert a constant pressure that gently but gradually straightens the teeth. It can help in preventing overbite, gaps, crowding and rotated teeth.They have to be custom made as each person’s teeth alignment is different. This is done by first getting an accurate impression or more commonly these days, with a digital scan and the wires and brackets are customised accordingly to comfortably fit behind the teeth. 
    
They, however, are not for everyone; even though they work just as efficiently as normal braces.And the only way to know is consult with an orthodontist.
    
What are the advantages?
   
 a. Because they are customized to each person, their comfort and efficiency can be maximised.
 b. They are just as effective and normal metal braces.
 c. As they are behind the teeth, they are virtually invisible and thus do not affect a person’s looks.
   
 What are the disadvantages?
   
 a. The time they take for the effects to show up is much, much longer than normal braces.
 b. They can cause considerable discomfort in the beginning.
 c. It may cause the wearer to speak with a lisp, i.e. is to speak imperfectly or being unable to vocalise words properly.
 d. Last, but not the least, they are very expensive.
 

Lingual braces are a good option, if you must have braces but do not want them to be visible. But, the best way to find out if you should get one is to consult with an orthodontist.

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Monday, 22 June 2020

Safety precautions in dental clinics during the Covid-19 crisis

With the Covid19 pandemic not seemingly abating, The Union Health Ministry, India, recently, announced a set of unified guidelines for all dental medicine professionals.


The Indian Dental Association has also, on its website, published a very detailed list of recommended guidelines for its members. Following are some of them:
  1. Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer, tissues, and non-touching waste disposal containers at entrances and patient waiting rooms.
  2. Reduce Chances of Exposure: This is easier said than done in the dental environment. If you patients have been travelling overseas recently, or, if they are showing symptoms of respiratory infections, then instruct them to contact their physician and reschedule the appointment.
  3. Make it mandatory to take temperature readings of the patients before any procedure.
  4. Insist on full contact details of all the patients.
  5. Install physical barriers to reduce the chances of physical contact between patients.
  6. Clean and disinfect public areas, frequently, with emphasis on chairs, door handles, and bathrooms.
  7. Have patients use a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution to rinse their mouths.
  8. After each patient, sterilize the tools in an autoclave.
  9. Wear surgical masks, face shields, and goggles to protect the eyes, face, and mouth during all procedures.
  10. Always wear a protective gown to prevent the splashing of bodily fluids during procedures. If soiled, remove immediately and perform hand hygiene.
  11. If linen is used, make sure to handle, transfer and process in a safe manner.
For a more complete list, we suggest visiting either the Union Health Ministry, Indian Dental Association,  or Centre for Disease Control websites.


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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Improving the appearance of teeth using porcelain veneer

‘Veneer’ the word, is defined as any material used to cover another material.

In this case porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates; are custom manufactured, extremely thin, tooth colored materials that cover the frontal surface of teeth. They can protect the teeth from damage and improve a person’s smile. They can drastically change the physical and visual characteristics of a person’s teeth.


They were invented in 1928 by Charles Pincus, a dentist in California, USA. He used it to change the appearance or an actor’s teeth.

These are made of either composite resin or porcelain. Composites are used for younger people and have to be replaced when they grow up. Laminates, on the other hand, have better aesthetics, performance and resistance to plaque.

Veneers can be used for the following reasons:
  1. Filling the gaps between teeth.
  2. Covering teeth that are worn, chipped or broken.
  3. Discolored teeth.
  4. For misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth.
When porcelain is selected, the dentist takes an impression of the patient’s teeth, from which a mold of the mouth is prepared. This is sent to a dental laboratory, where it is professionally fabricated. The final veneer is placed, evaluated and adjusted for optimal fit and finish.

Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant, tissue tolerant, look natural and a conservative way to change dental colour, shape and of course the smile.


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Monday, 3 February 2020

Why Choose Composite Veneer For Your Smile Makeover?

Dental veneers have always been the favorite choice of people who have a strong wish to improve their smile. Veneers are thin shells that fit over the front of your existing teeth and help to cover the imperfections of your teeth and improves a smile. 

Composite Veneer

Composite veneers are one of the most preferred and less expensive methods. These are very thin shells that are placed over the dental surface where they adapt perfectly to the natural shape of the teeth. These are made from composite resin, essentially the same material used for tooth-colored fillings. They are often applied directly to the teeth. The following are the advantages of choosing composite veneers for your smile makeover.

The advantages of composite veneers

Dental alterations carried out using composite veneers offer the following benefits.
  • Composite veneers are very thin layers that can be placed in a single visit. This does not require any early dental resizing nor lab work.
  • Composite veneers placement is quick, easy and less expensive.
  • Dental reformation is not required.
  • Patients can see immediate results, through a trial before the process starts.
  • Composite material provides excellent quality in the long term.
  • Non-Invasive and painless technique
  • Easy to hide stained teeth and to correct the shape, positioning, and size of the teeth so that they perfectly adapt to all dental situations.
  • It is advised to approach an expert dentist and discuss the best method suitable for you.
Composite Veneer

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Types of braces for your perfect smile

Your smile is your identity, its what lightens the mood of those around you, it lifts the spirit of those whom you are with, that smile tells people a lot about you. There are however some of us, who aren't gifted with that radiant smile. Those of us who don't have it can achieve it y the help of a trained dentist and braces. Your teeth just need a bit of mending to make them reach the stage of perfection. There are several different types of braces out there, so here's a list of the most popular types of braces.

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Lingual (Invisible) Braces – (Behind the teeth)
Imagine if you could have braces and no one else knows about, that's possible with Lingual Braces. Here, the braces are placed behind the teeth and so become invisible to everyone else. Each brace is uniquely made to ensure that they provide just enough force to push your teeth straight.

Self-ligating braces/ the smart braces
These braces make use of a high-tech wire system that is more comfortable than conventional braces and these are specially designed to require fewer adjustments. This reduces the number of visits you need to make to your dentist.The self-ligating braces technology entirely removes the need for rubber bands. Instead, a special clip system does the work of the rubber band. If you have these braces on, it means fewer visits to the dentist and lesser discomfort.

Ceramic Clear braces/Tooth coloured braces
As the name suggests these braces are the same colour as our teeth, they act as the perfect disguise. They blend in with your teeth and give you the confidence to smile more often even as you wear those braces.

Metal braces
These words may wring scary to many of you, a lot of adults may still have nightmares about the metal braces they wore as kids. However, this is no longer true, metal braces are no longer what they used to be, they are much more comfortable and come with a smooth finish that makes them far superior to their ancestors.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The Feeling Of Fixed Teeth

Partial or removable dentures can create low self-esteem and poor quality of life. Implant-supported dentures can return the feeling of fixed teeth for a lifetime. People with multiple or all of their teeth missing can undergo overdentures or implant-supported dentures. Overdentures are replacement teeth that are retained by dental implants. It will also slow down the bone loss as it could act like a tooth root in the bone.
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Types of Overdenture Treatment


Overdentures were developed for people who are missing teeth partially or completely. There are 3 types of overdentures:
  • Implant retained, gum supported: Overdenture rests directly on the gums and will be retained with the implants on the upper or lower jaws.
  • Bar - retained, implant-supported - Metal bars that connect to the upper or lower jaw will be implanted with the overdenture.
  • Fixed, implant-supported - It is one piece framework secured using screws to implants placed either on the upper or lower jaws. This overdenture can be removed only with the help of a dentist.

Benefits Of Overdentures


Replacing missing teeth can always improve dental appearance and smile. There are few more benefits for overdentures such as:
  • Helps retain facial features & structure: When there is an unhealthy or under-stimulated jaw it will create the skin near the nose and chin to shrink and look aged. Replacing the missing teeth with overdentures can help retain facial features.
  • Better digestion: Overdentures are more stable so food can be chewed well which in turn promotes better digestion.
  • Slows bone loss: Overdentures will help to stimulate the jaw bone while eating. This stimulation will slow down or even stop the bone loss.
  • More comfort: Replacing the missing teeth can return good comfort to talk and chew.
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Oral Care Tips For Dentures 

  • Clean dentures: Brushing the dentures can clear out the food and dental plaque preventing the dentures from getting stained.
  • Take care of the mouth: Before wearing dentures daily, brush and clean the mouth to prevent dental plaque.
  • Consult the dentist: Meet the dentist if the dentures become loose, crack or break.

An implant-supported overdentures can always bring back the smile and make an individual feel complete.Meet Dr Trivikram, the expert cosmetic dentist and implant surgeon for your implant treatment. Dr Trivikram's ALL SMILES DENTAL-COSMETIC DENTISTRY, 64, Shankar mutt Road, Basavanagudi, BANGALORE-560004. Ph-9845085230.
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Saturday, 27 July 2019

Look 10 Years Younger With Our Smile Makeover!

With increasing age, most of us turn to anti-aging creams and beauty products to keep ourselves look younger and there is one feature that may take a toll on our beauty easily- i.e., teeth. Recent studies have proved that teeth can make us look older when it is eroded. Eroded teeth, stained teeth, thinning enamel, missing teeth, and decay teeth are the key indicators of aging and these factors can make us look older up to 12 years than our real age.  

Anti-aging dentistry is involved in enhancing facial appearance by improving the teeth and smile. Maintaining teeth in tip-top condition is not only a matter of looks but it is also essential for our overall health conditions. So don't wait for a long time to treat these oral conditions. Here, are some of the treatments that can make your smile better and look younger. 
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Dental Veneers- It is a possible solution to achieve the look you desire. They are mostly opted to treat chipped or misshapen teeth and to bridge the gap between teeth. Veneer thin coverings are placed over the visible part of the teeth. Veneers are either made of porcelain or composite resin material. The material is decided on how it suits each patient. The main advantages of cosmetic dental veneers are:
  • They are strong and long-lasting
  • They give a natural look.
  • They don't get stain easily
  • It perfectly fits the tooth 
Laser Teeth Whitening- Laser teeth whitening, is one of the latest procedures to clean stained or discolored teeth. It is the best solution for the teeth that are stained due to aging and inadequate oral hygiene. The benefits of laser tooth whitening are:
  • Quickest dental treatment
  • It is a safe procedure
  • Do not cause any damage to the structure of teeth
  • Can see expected results in no time
Crowns and Onlays- Crown which is popularly known as caps are the treatment for damaged and broken teeth. They perfectly fit the teeth and improve the appearance of the damaged teeth. Crowns are often made from ceramics, porcelain or gold. Advantages of using crowns are as follows:
  • Repairs damaged and crooked tooth
  • Extra protection for the tooth after filling
  • Strengthens the tooth after root canal
  • Prevents the spread of decay
Onlays and inlays are referred to as “partial crown”. They are used to repair moderate tooth decay and damage of the teeth. Onlays are also made of porcelain, composite resin and often gold. The advantages of onlays are:
  • Gives the natural appearance
  • Lasts for a long time
  • Preserves more tooth structure
  • Easy to keep gums clean 

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What are Lingual Braces, how do they work and who are they for?

The lingual surface is that side of the teeth facing the tongue and lingual braces are braces similar to normal metal braces but attach to...