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Veneer or Jacket crowns? Eternal dilemma

Veneers and jacket crowns are both dental restoration methods that can improve the look and function
of your teeth. The main difference is that a veneer covers only the front of your tooth and the crown
covers the entire tooth. Although the procedures are different, both have good success rates.
What is veneer?
A veneer covers only the front surface of your tooth. It is also called as lumineer. They are not as
invasive as crowns because the preparation leaves more of your original tooth intact. It is very thin layer
of porcelain about 1 mm that bond to the front tooth. Veneer is generally preferred in condition like
discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, mild rotation, mild gap between two front teeth with
orthodontically acceptable bite.
Excessive interdental spacing
Excessive tooth loss
Root canal treatment
Pitted fluorosis/stains
(In all these condition we need crowns as a best option.)
What is crown?
A crown covers the entire tooth. It works as cap for your tooth. It can be with metal or metal free.
Metal free jacketed crowns are however better as they require less tooth grinding and can be as thin as
veneers. In this procedure more tooth structure is needed to be ground. It is used to rebuild the
strength of broken or decayed teeth, to restore the natural shape or size. It is best option in gross tooth
structure loss, root canal treatment, excessively worn tooth.
So, whether a veneer or a crown is right for you will depend on the condition of your teeth which will be
further reassure by your cosmetic dentist on the basis of clinical evaluation.

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Veeners (Intraoral view) Crown (Intraoral view)

What is PRF?

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What is PRF?

  • PRF or platelet-rich-fibrin is a technique during which platelets in your blood are isolated to create a concentrate that is injected into damaged tissue to aid in faster healing. 
  • PRF technique actually takes healing process one step further with a fibrin meshwork comprised of growth factors and platelets. This fibrin mesh acts almost like a “band aid”
  • PRF is a minimally invasive technique with low risks and satisfactory clinical results such as preventing complications or implant failure.


Why use PRF?

  • During the PRF technique, a sample of your blood is put into a centrifuge machine which separates it into 3 different layers: red blood cells, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) and platelet poor plasma(PPP) 
  • Dental surgeon will then use PRF to create a resorbable membrane (band aid) over the surgical site. 
  •  The beauty of PRF is that your blood is not altered in any way, in turn your body will essentially be healing naturally at an accelerated rate with the end goal of “rebuilding and regenerating”.  

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Advantages of PRF

  • In Implant Surgery :
  • PRF acts like a band aid that can accelerate healing and reduce swelling after an injury/surgical site.  
  • Like a normal band aid it protects the surgical site from saliva, bacteria and other contaminants.  
  •  In turn, PRF can assist this area in healing quickly and also helping to prevent dental implant failure.  


Periodontal infrabony defects:

  • PRF may act as a biologic cement to hold the particles together, aiding the manipulation of the bone grafts and when mixed with bone graft, it may act as a “biological connector.”
  • PRF considerably enhances new bone formation compared to healing without PRF 

Procedure of PRF?

  • We draw a small sample of your blood in a glass container without adding any coagulants or thrombin. 
  • This blood is placed in the PRF centrifuge machine and spun down. 
  • In less than fifteen minutes, the PRF is formed and ready to use.


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Dental Implants in Bangalore


Dental Implant Maintenance - Implant Teeth Must Be Cleaned Differently


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MethodArtificial Titanium material shaped as roots placed in bone

Grinding of adjacent teeth which are later connectedGum impression (measurement) after which denture is placed
Tooth damageNo adjacent tooth damage
Adjacent teeth grinding necessaryGums might be subjected to extra pressure
Biting forceNear normal

Slightly lesser; good but pressure transferred to supporting teeth reducing their lifespanNoticeably less; “something better than nothing concept”
Treatment duration3-6 monthsFew daysFew days to weeks
LongevityLasts a lifetime with proper maintenance

10-15 years; but over time tends to weaken the supporting teeth.Needs replacement every few years; support from gums and underlying bone so eats them away over a period of time. 
CostExpensive initially but lasts longerLess expensiveLess expensive at first but replacement costs are present


How is Cosmetic Dentistry Different From Traditional Dentistry?

• Traditional dentistry concerned about oral health and hygiene whereas cosmetic dentistry gives importance to the esthetic part also.
• In traditional dentistry treatment they try to restore the structure, function, and maintenance of the teeth.
• In cosmetic dentistry along with structure and function they gave importance to size, shape, contour, and color of the teeth and gum thereby gives you a beautiful smile.
• Cosmetic dentists work on your smile and appearance so it will bring you lifelong happiness.

Treatments come under cosmetic dentistry:
• Inlays, Onlays and crowns
• Inlays are indirect restoration which is placed inside the tooth cavity
• Onlays are indirect restoration which replaces the fractured cusp or wall of teeth
• Crowns are the structures that entirely covers the tooth crown portion

• Composite restoration
Composite restorations are tooth-colored material that adheres to the tooth structure with micromechanical bonding it helps in build up the fractured tooth structure

• Dental Veneers

They are the tooth colored laminates which covers the tooth from the facial surface.

• Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening will improve the color of your teeth whereas a normal cleaning procedure will remove the deposits and stains which adhered to the tooth structure.

• Implant

The implant is the best and most advanced option for the replacement of a missing tooth without causing any harm to the adjacent teeth.

• Gum surgery

There are some patients with enlarged gums which gives them a gummy smile so to improve the smile the doctors will remove the extra gingival which grown over the tooth called a gingivectomy.

There are some patients with darker gingiva so for such patients we will surgically rove the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.


Everyone has a dream of getting a straight and beautiful smile. Unfortunately, many people suffer from having crooked or misaligned teeth. Traditional metal braces were the only option to align the teeth. It is very effective but is fairly visible. That visibility often prevents adults from undergoing braces treatment. Thankfully, there is a better method to straighten your teeth i.e, Invisalign. You may be wondering about the benefits of Invisalign. Many choose this treatment over traditional braces because of its advantages.


The appearance of the braces is what stops people from undergoing treatment for mal-aligned teeth. Traditional braces are very effective at creating beautiful smiles but they are extremely visible. The benefits of Invisalign treatment is that it is practically invisible. In fact, most people wouldn’t even know that you are wearing anything to your teeth.


Everything is computerized, your treatment plan is scheduled at the beginning so it can predict the duration of the treatment. The computerized outcome will give you a clear idea of your treatment progress right from the beginning till the end. It allows you to see the end result and how impressive your new smile will be.


Traditional braces are directly bonded to your teeth so it is not removable and maintaining good oral hygiene is a task with the braces. Invisible aligners are entirely removable. You can simply remove aligners by yourself while eating, brushing, and put them back on when you are done. Hence, there are no eating restrictions with the Invisalign.

Better Hygiene

One of the main complaints regarding the traditional braces includes food and debris getting stuck between wires and brackets. Any food that is stuck around the braces can decompose and smell, leading to bad breath. Invisalign however can be easily removed so that you can clean your teeth normally. Simply remove your aligners and brush and floss whenever needed, your aligners also can be cleaned.


With the traditional braces, patients will have an issue with pokey wires that bother their cheek or lips. However, with Invisalign treatment, pokey wires or brackets are not a concern at all. It is a painless experience as it has a smooth surface.

Lesser Dental Visits

With the traditional braces, regular appointments are required to maintain, tighten or replace broken brackets. But with the invisible aligners, patients can take all sets of aligners with them so that they don’t have to visit the dentist on monthly basis.

Does Getting A Dental Implant Hurt?

  • Everybody says no to dental implants because of the misconception that implant placement is a painful procedure. On the contrary, dental implant treatments are actually simple procedures that can end up saving you a lot of pain in the long run.
  • Due to advancements in dentistry and implant technology, dental implants are becoming more and more routine and pain-free.
  • Dental implant surgery involves the placement of titanium posts into the bone/ gum. You may think it’s a complex procedure but actually, it is an easier process than extracting an infected tooth.
  • The implant surgery will be done under local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
  • We use CT Imaging Technology, so we have the best view of the implant site. This Imaging technology allows us to provide a more precise treatment and help us to make incisions and place implants with minimal discomfort.
  • During the healing period don’t miss the follow-up checkup with the doctor, this is to examine how your bone and gums responding to the implant.
  1. Warm salt water gargling to avoid soreness.
  2. Mild pain killers for short time following the treatment.
  3. One course of antibiotics to prevent the infection.
  4. Avoid hot, spice, and hard food for 10 days.
  5. Be on a soft diet and nonacidic drinks for 10 days.
  6. Avoid soda, wine, coffee, and other acidic foods that may inflame the healing area.
  7. You should expect some minor swelling during the healing process, which can be relieved with a simple ice pack.
  8. Avoid brushing at the surgical site to avoid pain and discomfort.
  9. Most patients are able to go back to work a day or two after their dental implant treatment.


Dental fluorosis is a common disorder that involves the hypomineralisation of tooth enamel caused due to increased consumption of fluoride during enamel formation. Clinically it appears as intrinsic tooth discoloration, and, in few cases, it causes physical damage to the teeth.

Clinical appearance:
It appears as faint white lines/streaks on the teeth that occurs usually under 8yrs of age when younger children consume too much fluoride over a long period of time during the development of teeth under the gums. Once teeth erupt through the gums, you cannot develop fluorosis. . It is usually seen in the first eight years of life because that is the time when most permanent teeth are being formed.

• Inappropriate use of fluoride-containing dental products such as toothpaste and mouth rinses.
• Sometimes children swallow so much fluoridated toothpaste instead of spitting it out.
• Increased consumption of Fluoridated drinking water.
• Increased consumption of fluoride supplements during early childhood.
• Taking a fluoride supplement when fluoridated drinking water and the other sources already provide the right amount.
• Usage of fluoride tablets.

• White lace-like marks on the surface of the teeth.
• Dark brown stains on the teeth.
• Rough pitted enamel appearance.
• A natural tooth appears to be smooth and glossy.
• Pale creamy white appearance on the tooth surface.

Severity ranges from:
Questionable: Slight changes in the enamel which is in the form of white flecks to occasional white spots.
Very mild: Small opaque paper-white areas that are scattered over less than 25% of the tooth surface.
Mild: White opaque areas on the surface that are more extensive but still affect less than 50% of the surface.
Moderate: White opaque areas that affect more than 50% of the enamel surface.
Severe: All enamel surfaces are affected.

Case Study: Dental Crown | Deep Bite | Spacing |Best Dental Clinic in Bangalore

CASE 1: CROWDING AND CROSS BITE: This patient reported to the clinic with upper and lower anterior crowding and cross bite. This patient was advised to undergo orthodontic treatment. The treatment duration was for 10 months, after which the patient was happy with the results.

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CASE 2: PROCLINATION AND MID-LINE DIASTEMA: This young male patient walked into the clinic with proclination and mid line diastema. He was suggested to go for orthodontic treatment. The complete treatment was for 1 year. The patient was happy with the treatment.

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              POST TREATMENT            

CASE 3: DEEP BITE: This patient reported to the clinic with a severe deep bite. She was suggested to go for orthodontic treatment. She was thrilled with the results.

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CASE 4: SPACING: This patient came to the clinic with spacing in the upper and lower anterior. He wanted to get his space closed. He was suggested to go for orthodontic treatment. The treatment period was about one year and 4 months. The patient was happy about the results.

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CASE 5: This female patient stepped into the clinic complaining of the unaesthetic and bulky old crown in the upper front teeth. She wanted to replace her old crown. She was advised to go for the Zirconia crown in the upper anterior. She was satisfied with the new crowns.

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The best way to resolve problems of teeth is to know about the good dental clinic by seeking information from patients and ask them about the employees for quality services.

If you are looking for the best dental treatment in Bangalore, then contact us immediately.

Case Study: Dental Crowns & Spacing Treatment| Chisel Dental Clinic Bangalore

CASE 1: MIDLINE DIASTEMA: A Female patient came to the clinic with midline diastema. She wanted to get the spacing corrected. She was suggested to go for crowns in the upper 4 anterior teeth. She was satisfied and happy with the outcome of the treatment.



CASE 2: SPACING: This patient reported to the clinic with spacing in the upper anterior. Her concern was to close the space in the teeth. She has advised crowns in the upper anterior. She was happy with the results.



CASE 3: SPACING: This patient reported to the clinic with spacing in the lower anterior teeth. Aesthetically she felt that her teeth were not properly arranged. She was advised to go for crowns in the upper and lower anterior. After which she felt that her teeth were aesthetically pleasing.



CASE 4: This patient came to the clinic with discoloured upper front tooth which was not vital and deep bite. The patient was advised to go for Root canal treatment for the front tooth followed by crowns.



CASE 5: CROSS BITE: This female patient reported to the clinic with anterior teeth cross bite on the left side. The patient felt it be unaesthetic and wanted a permanent solution for it. Since only 2 teeth were in cross bite, she was advised to go for crowns for the upper anterior teeth. She was happy with the treatment.



If you are looking for the best dental treatment for any kind of dental issues then contact Chisel Dental Clinic immediately. Because we generally instruct the most efficient method for your dental problems.


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