Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge is used to straddle or bridge a gap (missing tooth) between healthy teeth. The teeth on each side of the empty space is transformed and reduced in size. These two formed teeth therefore act as anchors, or abutments. The dental bridge is connected to the living, health teeth & fills the missing tooth space. If you’ve one or more adjacent teeth, then use the dental bridge crowns as they offers translucency of a natural tooth and a permanent restoration with functional and aesthetic looking teeth.


Overview of Dental Bridge

Definition: A dental bridge, aka a regular part prosthesis is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth or teeth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or implants. There are different types of dental bridge, depending on how they’re constructed & how they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventional dental bridge is made with out-of-mouth method of restoration, but they can be produced directly in the mouth with composite.

Dental Bridge Procedure

dental bridgeA dental bridge is constructed by reducing the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of teeth and by the material that the dental bridge is constructed from.

 

 

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Teeth Straightening

teeth straighteningOccasionally, if the tooth misalignment is of a lesser amount, teeth straightening can be done “visually” using porcelain veneers and crowns, this is frequently referred to as “instant orthodontics”. In cases where teeth have been in the past heavily filled or dark-stained, the patients frequently pick this course, because the color and visual position of the teeth can be corrected at the same time.

Teeth Straightening

Nowadays, with advances in aesthetic dentistry you can have teeth straightening by means of some of the more desirable aesthetic treatments such as laminate veneers & zirconium crowns, as part of a smile makeover.

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry concerned with the analysis & treatment of incorrect bite, which may well be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw. Although removable appliances, or “plates”, headgear, expansion appliances, and many other devices can be used for teeth straightening.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a practice in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic) is applied & hardened with a special light, which basically “bonds” material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.

Unlike veneers & crowns, which are customized tooth coverings to be manufactured in a laboratory, dental bonding can usually be done in one dental visit unless several teeth are involved. Another benefit, compared with veneers and crowns, is the minimal tooth enamel is removed. Also, if dental bonding is performed to fill a hole, anesthesia is usually not necessary.

Overview

A dental bonding is a dental restorative material used to restore function, integrity & shape of the nonexistent tooth structure. The structural loss is, classically, through decay or external trauma. It’s also deliberately lost in the course of the preparation of the esthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material improvement.

Dental Bonding Procedure

– Unless the dental bonding is used to fill a decayed tooth anesthesia is usually not necessary. A shade guide will be used by the dentist to choose a composite resin color that will match your tooth as close as possible.

– Then the surface of the tooth will be made ready (roughened) and a conditioning liquid applied to the tooth. This process is to help the bonding material stick to the tooth. Next is to apply the tooth-colored putty-like resin to the tooth and mold, shape and smooth it to the desired shape. When this is done the next step is to use an ultraviolet or laser light to harden the material. Once the material is hardened and the dentist is satisfied the dentist will further trim and shape it and finally polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.

– Dental bonding normally takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.

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Inlays and Onlays

inlays and onlaysInlays and onlays are indirect fillings made of porcelain that fit into & on the tooth. Inlays and Onlays are used to make the tooth stronger by holding it together, as a natural & esthetically desirable color These fillings are similar to regular fillings (composite fillings), except that they’re firmly cemented by the dentist and are made in the dental laboratory as opposed to being moulded in the shape of the mouth.

Inlays and onlays are used in cases where there is inadequate tooth structure to support a filling but the tooth doesn’t require a crown.

Definition: A dental bonding is a tooth restorative material used to restore function, integrity & shape of the missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically due to decay, external trauma or is it lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the esthetics or the physical integrity of the proposed filling material. Tooth preparation is usually required before placing a dental restoration. This process involves cutting the tooth with a dental drill is usually to make room for the planned restoration, no tooth decay or structurally unsound tooth. If permanent restoration can not be performed after the preparation, temporary restoration is done. Inlay and Onlays in dentistry: an inlay is an indirect restoration (filling), consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted in a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. Onlays: An onlay is like a hollow, except that it stretches to replace a cusp. Crowns Onlays completely covers all surfaces of a tooth.

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Inlays and Onlays Overview

Inlays and onlays are used in cases where there is a shortage of tooth structure to support a filling but the tooth doesn’t need a crown.

Used to repair damaged teeth, made from an impression of a cast of your bite and then baked in the laboratory, this gives a very strong repair of porcelain that fits into & onto the affected tooth. The purpose is to make the tooth stronger by holding together, while maintaining a natural and esthetically pleasing color.

Procedures

These fillings have 2 different forms:

Inlays: These fit into the space left after an old filling or cavity has been removed.

Onlays (partial crowns): Onlays sit on the tooth and build up the shape of the tooth.

Inlays and Onlays work requires 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the dentist will remove the decay of an old filling or cavity and a bite impression will be taken and place a temporary filling. On second visit the temporary filling will be removed and the indirect filling will be fitted.

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Jacket Crowns

Jacket crowns are full porcelain ceramic crowns cover that protects the entire surface of a tooth. A crown is a tooth-shaped protective cover of a tooth that’s chipped, broken or missing. Crowns are used to strengthen the tooth when the remaining structure can no longer support filling. A crown is cemented in all remaining visible structure to strengthen and improve its appearance.

For anterior teeth Jacket crowns are often recommended, as they have the translucency of natural teeth, and you’ll benefit from this jacket crown by having a permanently restored, functional & esthetic looking teeth that fuse with your own teeth.

Definition:
A type of dental crown is a restoration that completely covers or caps a tooth or dental implant and is usually bound to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made of many materials normally produced by out-of-mouth methods. Crowns are often used to indicate the strength or appearance of the teeth and improve the smile. Full-porcelain (ceramic) dental materials include porcelain, ceramic or GLASSY fillings & crowns (aka jacket crown, can also be a metal free option).

Jacket Crowns Overview

Jacket crowns & bridges won’t rust & the usual black gum as you can see around a porcelain fused to metal crown, won’t happen, because of the strong ceramic material that is used. The hot and cold sensations you might feel with other crowns does not normally occur because of the lack of electrical conductivity.

Jacket Crowns Procedures consist of:

– Removing parts of the structure of your natural tooth to accommodate the crown.

– A temporary crown will be fitted between visits while your custom crown is made in our laboratory from an impression of the original tooth

– Temporary crown is removed and your new custom dental jacket crown is securely tied in place

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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings, also white fillings, are more than just esthetically better adapted to the tooth, composite fillings have various advantages over metal fillings as composite fillings are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, because no mercury is used. Composite fillings are glued directly on the surface of the tooth and thereby shield the tooth from fracturing because they don’t entail abstraction of healthy tooth structure as with mercury fillings.

General Definition: Dental composite fillings are dental restorative materials used to restore function, integrity & shape of the missing tooth structure. The structural deficit normally results from decay or external trauma. It’s also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the esthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material.

Overview

Composite fillings adhere directly to the surface of the tooth & protect the tooth from splitting as there is no need for the removal of healthy tooth structure unlike mercury fillings that require it.

Composite Fillings Procedures

Tooth preparation is normally necessary ahead of placing a dental restoration. This procedure involves cutting teeth generally with a dental drill to make room for the intended restoration, remove tooth decay & structurally unsound tooth. If permanent restoration can not be performed after the preparation, short-term restoration is done.

The types of synthetic resins used in dentistry as restorative or adhesive materials are dental composite resins. These were developed as composite fillings material as they were insoluble, esthetic and insensitive to dehydration and as they were very cost effective.

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