Sunday, 20 June 2021

Smile Makeover

One of the first things people notice about you is probably the way you smile. Your smile tells a lot about who you are and how you are feeling. So what does your smile say about you?

If you feel conscious while smiling, you first need to know that you are not alone. There are many people who are gaining their confidence through a smile makeover. A smile makeover can improve your smile by brightening, whitening and even straightening your teeth.

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What does a Smile Makeover do?

A smile makeover is a cosmetic procedure that helps in rejuvenating your lips, teeth and cheeks. It is performed generally by a dentist or a maxillofacial surgeon. In most cases, a smile makeover involves tooth replacement or repair, brightening or whitening, braces or lip and cheek injections. Such procedures can take away years shown on your teeth.

Do I need a Smile Makeover?

Every individual has a different set of teeth, and a smile makeover is suggested depending on the dental work required. Your dentist would look at the following aspects:

1. Alignment and Spacing of Teeth

Teeth that are crooked or are set back from the rest

2. Chipped or Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can significantly affect your smile. Misaligned bites can also cause other discomforts

3. Colour of your Teeth

Many types of foods, such as wine, caffeine, acidic foods, can seriously damage the colour of teeth

4. Length and Proportion of the Teeth

Irregular teeth can make the mouth appear lopsided

How can I Revamp my Smile?

A smile makeover not just improves the quality of your teeth and your smile, it can also boost your confidence. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look and are thinking of getting a smile makeover, then the best place to be is Dr Trivikram’s All Smiles.

With an experience of almost 2 decades, Dr Trivikram Rao and Dr Sruti have been dealing with all kinds of dental issues and have treated thousands of patients. At All Smiles, you can be sure of high-quality specialized treatment.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Types of Braces

Orthodontic braces have been creating beautiful smiles and has served as a confidence booster for many people to smile openly. Although the journey with braces may not be very pleasant but the end results are always worth it. Gone are the days where orthodontic braces only meant the painful  “metal mouth” look. Today there are numerous types of braces available to suit the needs and budget of each individual. Some of the most popular choices of braces are:

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal brackets and wires are used over a period of time to move the teeth into its right alignment. This is an effective and fast option to handle even the most severe cases of misalignment. Although it may not be aesthetically pleasing and may cause discomfort to  the patient’s gums or cheek tissue, traditional braces are the most affordable among other choices.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces are similar to traditional braces but they blend in better with the teeth as it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. The brackets and sometimes even the wires are tooth colored for better aesthetics. It is as effective as traditional braces and is more expensive. One should be careful of stains while wearing ceramic braces.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth (tongue side) instead of the front making them virtually invisible. The major drawback of lingual braces is that they are more in contact with the soft tissues of the mouth than traditional braces. This makes them a more uncomfortable option. Not all cases of misalignment can be corrected with lingual braces. Lingual braces are more expensive than traditional and ceramic braces.

Invisalign

Invisaligns are clear, removable retainers used to straighten teeth without the need of brackets, bands, or wires. This treatment uses a series of impressions and plastic trays to guide misaligned teeth in its proper position. It is comfortable to wear and aesthetically appealing. You need to remove Invisalign while eating and drinking to prevent stains. This option is not effective as traditional braces to treat severe cases of misalignment. Invisalign is also the most expensive of all the other options.  

Make an appointment with us to know which type of braces suit your needs.

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Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Smile Makeover

There may be several problems with your teeth that make you conscious and embarrassed to smile openly in public like discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, missing teeth, chipped teeth, unshapely teeth etc. The advancements in modern dentistry have brought various treatment options to give a stunning makeover to your teeth so that you can be confident to smile and laugh in public without hiding your teeth. A smile makeover includes all the procedures that are  designed to simultaneously address multiple cosmetic and structural imperfections of the teeth. The main target of a smile makeover is to achieve your ideal smile by considering your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth, gum tissue and lips as well your unique concerns.

There are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions when it comes to smile makeover. Every patient has their own set of concerns to be addressed to design that perfect smile. These procedures range from dental veneers, tooth whitening, composite restorations to gum recontouring, dental implants, orthodontic treatment and other cosmetic procedures. You can yield the following benefits with a smile makeover procedure:

  •     Improved self-esteem and confidence
  •     Improved jaw function
  •     Resolves multiple tooth problems at once
  •     Long-lasting and potentially permanent results

Our cosmetic dentists take several factors into account like the shape of your face and the dimensions of your teeth when designing your smile. This ensures that the smile makeover looks natural and complements well with your facial features. At the end of the treatments, our patients have a beautiful and youthful smile which gives them a 100% satisfaction.

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Friday, 30 October 2020

Fluorosis and Treatment Options

Fluorosis is a condition that brings about changes in the appearance of the enamel of the tooth. This condition is found generally in children below 8 years of age, as their permanent teeth are still developing. Children above the age group and adults do not get fluorosis.

Why is fluorosis caused?

When fluoride is taken in excess, the cells that form the enamel get damaged. This damage that is caused to the cells leads to a mineralisation disorder of the teeth. This further brings an increase in the porosity of the enamel on the surface of the tooth.

How do children consume excess fluoride?

Fluoride is a kind of a natural mineral that works very well in protecting the tooth enamel. Despite this advantage of fluoride, overexposure to this material can cause fluorosis in babies and children and brings a change in their appearance.

Fluoride is generally consumed through drinking water, fortified foods and toothpaste. It has been established that moderate amount of fluoride works like a preventive measure for dental care however, it is the excess that can cause harm.

What symptoms should parents look out for?

Some common symptoms of fluorosis are:

  • White/black spots on teeth
  • White streaks on teeth
  • Discolouration in the teeth
  • Mottled/Blotchy teeth
  • Pitted teeth


What treatment options are available?

Most children have mild symptoms of fluorosis and the aim of the treatment is to improve the appearance of teeth. The options are:

    • Teeth Bonding

A hard coating of resin is added to the tooth that bonds with the enamel

    • Porcelain Veneers

Crowns and veneers can help control fluorosis

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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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Smile Makeover

One of the first things people notice about you is probably the way you smile. Your smile tells a lot about who you are and how you are feel...