DENTAL IMPLANTS

Best possible replacement for missing teeth.

Why Dental Implants??

Replacement of missing teeth can be done by various means.

  • Removable teeth
  • Fixed teeth
  • Implants

Removable teeth will be uncomfortable. They can cause sore spots , difficulty in chewing, psychological discomfort. Dentures need to be removed during Night time. Fixed teeth will be possible only when the teeth adjacent to missing teeth are healthy. Grinding of adjacent teeth is the main disadvantage of fixed bridge. Implant overcomes all the disadvantages of removable denture and fixed bridge. For inserting a fixed bridge we need to shape/ grind adjacent tooth. This can lead to sensitivity, damage / later decay of those teeth.


Implant is the best possible replacement for missing teeth

Removal Partial Denture

Fixed Ceramic Bridge


    Dental implants are of 2- types
  • II- stage implants
  • Immediate loading basal implants.
2- stage conventional Immediate loading basal implants
Cannot be placed in bone deficiency cases. Various designs of available basal implants make them suitable for any bone condition.
Teeth placed after waiting period of 3-6 months. In 3- days teeth are fixed. Chewing food can be started immediately.
Needs multiple visits over a period of 3-6 months. Needs 2-4 visits over a period of 3-5 days.
Can't be placed in smokers and diabetics. Can be placed even in smokers and diabetics.
Total treatment takes over 3-12 months. Total treatment completed in 1 week.

Immediate Basal Implants

  • Best possible solution for replacement of missing teeth.
  • We use basal implants, Swiss implants. They can be placed even in bone deficient cases.
  • Basal implants loaded with teeth immediately. Patient can start eating within 3- days, there is no waiting period.

LASER

One of the best advanced equipment useful in various dental treatments.

  • Laser treatment can be done without anesthesia.
  • Laser helps in treating gum diseases without pain.
  • With laser there is no need for sutures in flap surgery.
  • Laser helps in faster healing compared to regular flap surgery.

Laser

ZIRCONIA CROWNS

Zirconia (zirconium dioxide) is a white, powdered metal oxide. Like other common dental crown materials, it is a ceramic. Zirconia is made from zirconium, a metal with similar properties to titanium. Zirconium makes a good choice for dental material because it is chemically unreactive. Zirconia has many properties that make it a good choice for dental crown material. Some of these beneficial properties include:

  • A natural, white color.
  • No chemical corrosion.
  • Translucent appearance when sintered (baked).
  • Resistance to wear.
  • No Metal inside the crown.
  • Metal free veneers used for treatment of discolored teeth.

Zirconia Crowns

FIXED CERAMIC TEETH

  • Ceramic teeth will mimic your natural teeth both in color and size.
  • Ceramic can be metal ceramic or metal free ceramic.

Metal free ceramic can be made of zirconia which will be more natural when compare to metal ceramic.

Fixed Bridge

Fixed Ceramic Bridge

CLIPS\BRACES

People have been striving for straight teeth for centuries – archaeologists even discovered mummified ancients with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Braces are now widely used as an effective tool to straighten teeth, but despite being so common, there is probably a lot you still don’t know about this dental tool.


They aren’t just for looks

Braces are more than just a simple cosmetic tool.

Crooked teeth not only affect your smile; They can also affect your oral health, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, teeth overlapping against each other can lead to premature wear and tear. By fitting you with a custom brace doctor can rectify these problems.


They aren’t just for kids

Large numbers of people who get braces are kids and teenagers who want to improve their appearance by straightening their crooked teeth. More and more adults are going in for braces, partly because the technology is allowing these corrective tools to be almost invisible.

There is no age limit for braces. Any person with healthy teeth can go for braces at any age.


Types of braces

  • Metal braces
  • Ceramic braces- more esthetic than metal braces
  • Invasalign – alignment of teeth can be done without braces using invasalign
  • Invasalign is very esthetically advantageous compared to regular braces and more comfortable
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SINGLE SITTING RCT

A painful spoiled / decayed / broken tooth can be saved using this treatment.

    Root Canal Treatment

  • Normally takes 2-3 sittings.
  • Can be done in Single Sitting(if not severely infected).
  • 99% success rate.
  • Can take more sittings in case of severe infection & in repeat root canal.
  • The severity of pain will reduce after the treatment.
  • Mild to moderate pain can persist for 1-week.
  • Capping of root canal treated tooth is must.

    Root Canal Treatment Procedure

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Root Canal Treatment X-Ray

Root canal treated tooth becomes weak .After root canal capping is must. Without capping the tooth might get fractured. The type of cap you can select as per your convenience. Cap charges are separate from RCT charges.

FLAP SURGERY

Gingival flap surgery is used to treat gum disease (periodontitis). It may be recommended for people with moderate or advanced periodontitis. First scaling and root planning is done prior to flap surgery. If this treatment does not eliminate the gum infection, gingival flap surgery may be used. It also may be done along with another procedure known as osseous (bone) surgery.

Gingival flap surgery is a type of gum procedure. The gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily. This allows a dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone.


Flap Surgery: How It's Done

First local anesthesia will be given to numb the area. Then the doctor will use a scalpel to separate the gums from the teeth. They will be lifted back in the form of a flap. This gives direct access to the roots and bone supporting the teeth.

Inflamed tissue will be removed from between the teeth and from any holes (defects) in the bone. After completion of procedure sutures will be placed to close the flap. Sutures will be removed after 1 week.


Alternatives for Flap surgery

Introduction of laser for flap surgery made things easy for the patient. Using laser the need for flap surgery can be minimised. With laser there will be minimal/ no pain and there will be no need for sutures.

Flap Surgery

FLEXIBLE DENTURES

Dentures (also known as false teeth) need to be tough, which is why they’re made from materials that can withstand years of day-to-day wear. There are a variety of different kinds of dentures you can choose from, depending on your personal situation, and flexible dentures are one of them.

Flexible dentures are a kind of partial denture, but these ones are made of different materials than ordinary partial dentures. Most flexible dentures are made of a thin thermoplastic such as nylon, compared to the thicker, more rigid acrylic used in full dentures.

You may find that flexible partial dentures are a more comfortable fit than other removable partials, especially if you’re still new to wearing replacement teeth. Not only that, but most partial dentures are usually made with metal parts which can sometimes show. Flexible dentures do not use any metal parts so tend to look and feel a lot more natural.


How do I clean flexible dentures?

Flexible dentures need special routines for caring for them and cleaning them. A typical flexible denture cleaning routine involves soaking them in denture cleanser tablet solution, brushing them free of debris and finally rinsing them under running water to remove any remaining denture cleaning solution.

Your dentist or dental professional will be able to help you decide which type of dentures suit you and your circumstances best, so you can smile and laugh out loud.

Flexible Dentures

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL

If your dentist recommends removing your wisdom teeth, they'll take an X-ray of your mouth to help them determine who should carry out the procedure. Any charges and payment methods should be discussed before the procedure begins. Read more about NHS dental charges.


Anesthesia

Before having your wisdom teeth removed, you'll be given an injection of local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area. If you're particularly anxious about the procedure, your dentist or surgeon may give you a sedative to help you relax. This will usually be an injection into your arm. General anesthetic is rarely needed for wisdom tooth removal. It's only occasionally used when the procedure is carried out in hospital. However, in this case, you should still be able to go home on the same day as the procedure.


Removing the Wisdom tooth

If the tooth hasn't come through the gum, a small cut (incision) will be made in the gum to access it. A small piece of the bone covering the tooth may also need to be removed. The tooth may be cut into smaller parts to make it easier to remove through the opening. There's less need to make an incision if the tooth has broken through the gum. You'll feel some pressure just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth before taking it out. You shouldn't feel any pain as your wisdom teeth are removed because the area will be numb. However, if you do feel pain during the procedure, tell your dentist or oral surgeon so they can give you more anesthetic. The time period for removal of wisdom teeth varies with difficulty. The time period can vary from 10 min to 1 hour.

FACIAL SURGERIES

Treatment of Facial bone fractures

Can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the severity, location of fracture & patients condition.

Fractures involving the maxilla (upper jaw), mandible (lower jaw), zygomatic bone and nasal bones are treated by a maxillofacial surgeon.


Facial cosmetic surgeries/ orthognathic surgeries

Cleft lip & palate

Surgery to correct cleft lip and palate is based on your child's particular situation. Following the initial cleft repair, your doctor may recommend follow-up surgeries to improve speech or improve the appearance of the lip and nose. Surgeries typically are performed in this order:

  • Cleft lip repair — within the first 12 months of age
  • Cleft palate repair — by the age of 18 months, or earlier if possible
  • Follow-up surgeries — between age 2 and late teen years

Cleft lip and palate surgery prior to surgery is admitted in the hospital. The procedure is particularly done under general anesthesia, so he or she won't feel pain or be awake during surgery. Several different surgical techniques and procedures are used to repair cleft lip and palate, reconstruct the affected areas, and prevent or treat related complications.

Treatment of fractures of facial bones using advanced plating system

Facial Surgeries

Orthognathic surgeries for correction of facial deformities

TEETH WHITENING

Am i Candidate For Tooth Whitening?

Almost anyone whose permanent teeth have come in can qualify for tooth whitening. Your dentist will be able to assess your oral health and recommend the whitening method that's best for you. Depending on the type and severity of the staining, he or she may suggest one or more of the following treatments:

  • A professional cleaning to remove external staining caused by food and tobacco.
  • Bleaching in-office is needed for more stubborn yellow and brown stains.
  • Veneers or bonding to fix irregular or damaged teeth or to achieve specific results.(Ask your dentist which whitening technique is best for you.)
  • People with periodontal disease or particularly sensitive teeth may want to avoid chemical whitening techniques that can irritate tender gums.
  • Bleaching is not recommended in that case you may need to go for other options like Veneers for the correction of discoloration.

Whitening Machine