Teeth cleaning (also known as prophylaxis, literally a preventative treatment of a disease) is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine toothbrushing. It is often done by a dental hygienist. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. Read more
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch.
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.
Dental restorations can be divided into two broad types:... Read more
Oral Surgery is a recognized international specialty in dentistry. It includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck.
It involves, but is not limited to: dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, apicoectomy, TMJ disorder, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, osseous tissue surgery, anesthesia and bone grafts.
With hybrid dentures, they stay in all the time. 8 implants are placed in the upper jaw, and 6 are placed in the lower, and the dentures are screwed into the implants.
The denture base is limited, small, and gets screwed directly into the implants, so you don't take them out. They can be taken out to service, repair, etc., but the dentist does this. The denture is self-cleaning, and you are taught how to do this at the time of insertion.
Tired of missing teeth? Tired of loose dentures? Tired of food getting under your denture? Do you miss eating steak, sandwiches, corn on the cob, apples? THINK IMPLANTS.
Implants can be used for a variety of applications. The first, most obvious, is replacing a single tooth.
Normally, the implant is placed, then there is a healing time of 5 or 6 months, depending on where, and what procedure. Then, an impression is taken, and the restoration (the tooth part) is placed, looking very close to just like the tooth you lost.
When you don't have any teeth, regardless of how long you have been missing them, you have a lot of options. One is over dentures. If your existing dentures are in good shape, you can have your dentures retrofit to implants, where you have the implants placed and then adjusted to fit your denture, so they “snap” in.
This will anchor your dentures in so they are stable, but they still come out at night, and they will need to have the retentive sleeves replaced about once a year. this option involves 3 implants placed on the lower, and 4 implants placed on the upper.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, exhibits symptoms of migraine, limited opening of the jaws, pain in jaw joints, excessively worn teeth, and can be transmitted pain to head/neck .
Although treatment can and often is multifactorial, there is an inexpensive alternative. By making a custom-fit night guard with special built-in characteristics, pathologic function (improper function) of the jaws is eliminated, thereby reducing inflammation in the joint capsule, which in turn reduces symptoms, such as described above.
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