Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Posterior composites

For the posterior composites we need only one appointment approximately on hour per tooth after already did the patient need to maintenance like use the normal brushing with the toothpastes and flossing. Avoid biting on extremely hard foods such bones, ice, meat, sugarcane etc. and can last about five to ten years for the cost will starts from $80 and above...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Why have to do Crown?

Many patients call up and not really know what's a Crown?
Why have to do Crown and How much does it cost ?

A crown is commonly called a cap to cover / replaces that part of the tooth. The crown can be done for many reasons like you tooth chipped off , after root canal treatment done , your tooth discoloured or miss- shaped . The cost of the crowns is depend on the materials used and the skill of the dentist . For the crowns materials they are many type like metals, porcelain- metals, E-max , Zirconia .

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tips after done composite fillings

1. Do not chew ice.
2. Brush normally at least twice a day
3. Floss teeth after meal, but pull floss out horizontally, not vertically.
4. Take multi - vitamins two times daily for one month before and after treatment
if gum tissue is inflammed.
5. Have your teeth cleaned or visit the dentist at least twice a year.
6. Make sure you are not grinding your teeth at night .
7. Don't bite your fingernails !
8. Don't pick at a newly bonded tooth with your fingernail. If you feel a rough edge with your tongue, return to the dentist to have the edge properly refinished.
9. To prevent fracture, avoid directly biting hard. And also try to avoid acids produced by sugar can attack the junction between tooth and restoration and cause stains and premature loss of the bonded restoration.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Implant Risk Factors : Implant Fracture

Any experienced implant practitioner would have seen a good number of failures. From a surgical standpoint, success rate can be well over 90%. It’s not difficult to achieve such success rates because all that is needed to determine success of the implant is osseointegration - the process whereby bone grows onto the implant surface and “fuses” with it. This implant can then be loaded with a crown.

What happens after loading? It’s just like what happens after marriage. Nobody can be certain as many factors come into play. There are patients with poor oral hygiene. There are patients who grind their teeth at night. There are patients who love to chew on bones to get to the marrow. There are patients who abuse their teeth in ways we can’t even imagine. Practitioners who handle restorations and follow up over a period of time will be able to tell you that implants restorations can be highly problematic over the long term. Some patients will be quite happy with their implant restorations. Some will need to see their dentist every few months for some adjustments. The most common problems are screw coming loose, gum inflammation, bone loss, exposed threads. Sometimes, we see porcelain fracture. Sometimes, we get fractured abutments, fractured screws and even fractured implants. Practitioners who have not had any of such problems on their hands probably haven’t done enough implants.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Have you ever had a dry socket before?

Dry socket is the most common complication following tooth extractions, such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. The most common of dry socket is significant pain and looks like a hole in the gum and it appears to have a yellowish. If you have a dry socket after extraction the teeth or after you removed wisdom teeth. I think you encourage to see your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible.

Friday, March 5, 2010

What's tooth decay?

Tooth decay is the destruction of the enamel (outer surface) of a tooth. Tooth decay is also known as dental cavities or dental caries. Decay is caused by bacteria that collect on tooth enamel. The bacteria live in a sticky, white film called plaque. Bacteria obtain their food from sugar and starch in a person's diet. Tooth decay usually does not cause symptoms until you have a cavity or infected tooth.

When this occurs, symptoms include:
  • Toothache.
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in the mouth.
  • White, gray, brown, or black spots on the teeth.
  • Loose fillings.
  • A broken tooth
  • A tooth that is sensitive to pressure.

The pain may become worse when you:

  • Eat sweets.
  • Eat hot or cold foods or drink hot, cold, or acidic liquids, such as citrus drinks.
  • Chew food or gum.
  • Breathe in cold air.
  • Brush your teeth.

Severe tooth decay may cause a pus-filled sac to form in the bone at the base of a tooth. Symptoms of abscess include:

  • Fever.
  • Swollen glands.
  • A swollen jaw.
  • Deep, throbbing pain.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Advantages ( Dental Implant)

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve your quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have previously felt insecure about their smile can now have permanent teeth and that greatly improve their confidence and self-esteem.

Save healthy teeth - Implants do not require grinding healthy teeth. Implants preseve your adjacent teeth.

Eat whatever you want - Implants are stable and secure, so you can comfortably eat your favorite foods.

Keep looking young - When you lose your teeth, your jawbone shrinks - making you look older. Implants can help prevent this process.

An answer for life - Dental implants are the long - lasting solution - often for life.

Short surgery - Placing implants is typically quick and easy.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implant can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.