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October 2019

Why do I Need Dental Veneers?

Veneers are designed to fit over teeth and it will enhance the natural beauty of teeth without ruining them. Here is some information that helps to know who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers.


Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured custom-made shells that are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance creating a pleasing and beautiful smile.They’re made from porcelain or resin composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth.

Porcelain veneers improve your teeth’s appearance and have the ability to change the colour, position,and size of your teeth.

Veneers have a thickness of 0.3 – 0.5 mm


Discoloured teeth- Porcelain veneers are excellent options to cover up teeth stains caused by  medications such as tetracycline or discoloration due to excess fluoride resulting in a whiter, brighter, and beautiful smile.

Worn down teeth- Worn teeth may be sensitive to cold or hot food and may not be    aesthetically pleasing.

Chipped teeth- If your teeth are damaged, chipped or broken as a result of an accident,  porcelain veneers will help give you back your smile

Gaps between teeth- Porcelain dental veneers are exceptional in the way they treat teeth    gaps. Your dentist will discuss them with you and advise you accordingly.It helps to eliminate  gaps between teeth that may cause shifting.

Misaligned teeth- Irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth can be corrected by braces or  Invisalign but for people not interested in orthodontics, veneers can be an alternative help to    mask the alignment.


Stain-resistance- Porcelain is a ceramic and its surface is smooth and is quite resistant to  permanent stains.

• Veneers are stronger than composite resin and appear natural and realistic

Durability- Porcelain veneers are relatively long-lasting compared to composite

Versatility– Veneers make dark teeth appear white

Ease of shaping- Ultra-thin veneers do not require extensive shaping compared to crowns.


• Patients with conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infection inactive phase do not qualify for veneers.

• Patients who have habitual grinding and clenching habit may be disqualified from receiving    veneers.

• Sensitivity

Fragility– Excessive impact or force may lead to chipping

For further details and appointments contact chisel dental clinic with well-experienced doctors who help you make your smile more beautiful.

Is root canal treatment only for tooth cavity?

Root canal treatment does when you have tooth pain or when nerves of your tooth get exposed.
When you have to do root canal treatment:

• An infected tooth with a deep cavity


• Fractured tooth with exposed pulp


• Deep cervical abrasion with severe sensitivity or pain


• Severely attrited teeth or with deep wear facet


• The cracked tooth with pain

If the cracks on the tooth remain in the crown then the tooth can be saved with root canal treat and crown whereas if the crack extends to the root surface of the teeth then the tooth can’t be saved.


• Deep periodontal pocket with pain


• Intentional root canal treatment

The patients with crowded, proclaimed, spacing or Midline Diastema and missing teeth will have a new treatment option called smile design. The patients who are not willing for orthodontic treatment and who need an immediate result prefers to go for this treatment.
In this treatment, the dentist will do selective grinding of teeth to make the teeth in a line under local anaesthesia and they will place crowns above the teeth. While doing selective grinding sometimes the pulp gets exposed thus in such cases we have to do intentional root canal treatment.

 The best way to know about any good dental clinic is to seek information from patients and ask them about the employees and quality of services

Does cleaning of teeth make them loose?

The main aim of teeth cleaning or scaling is remove plaque, tarter and stains that have accumulated on the teeth. Even if you do proper brushing and flossing plaque and calculus will appear on the teeth.
What is plaque and calculus?
Plaque is a soft colourless deposit on the tooth surface which is colourless and gradual deposition of minerals from the saliva on this soft deposit will form a thick yellow to brown coloured band around the teeth called calculus or tartar.

This yellow coloured band will not be able to remove with proper brushing and if you didn’t go for a professional teeth cleaning for calculus removal this may result in gradual bone loss and result in loose teeth. So dentist will advise every person to go for teeth cleaning once in 6 months or once in a year.

What exactly does in professional teeth cleaning?

Dentists remove the deposits with specialized equipments without causing harm to the teeth.

All the equipments used for cleaning purpose are washed, disinfected and sterilized to avoid the cross infection.

A dental mirror is used to help the dentist inspect the areas which are hard to see in the mouth and observe the teeth and gums for signs of inflammation, swelling, decay, tarter, or bleeding.

Ultrasonic scales, device with mild vibrations to loosen larger pieces of tarter. It also continuously sprays the mists of cool water to wash away loose debris.

Ultrasonic instrument is an instrument with smooth curved tip which works in a constant vibratory motion which removes thick bands of calculus without causing any harm to the tooth structure. The speed of the vibratory motion and the water splash can be control with the settings in the machine.

Once the gross deposits are removed, the dentist will use finer hand instruments like curettes or hand scales, these tools are designed to eliminate smaller deposits on the teeth and smooth the tooth surfaces.

Each tooth should be cleaned from all the aspects and make sure the tartar has been removed completely.

Once the surfaces of the teeth are completely free off tartar, the dentist will smoother the tooth surface with the help of rubber cup and prophylaxis paste.

Prophylaxis paste abrasive paste which uses in the rubber cup to make the tooth surface more smooth and glowing.

In patients with high caries index dentist does fluoride application for 30 seconds to protect tooth from further caries formation.
The mild vibratory motion of the tip and water splash from the ultrasonic scalers does not cause any pain or discomfort.

Tooth cleaning is a painless procedure if you get the pain or severe sensitivity informs the doctor so that he will take alternate measures to make your teeth cleaning painless and more enjoyable.

Professional teeth cleaning happen in dental chair reclined at 45 degree angulations and the procedure takes around half an hour to 45 minutes.

After professional teeth cleaning your teeth will be little more sensitive for 2-3 days its quiet normal and its will disappear gradually with the use of mouth wash or tooth paste for sensitivity.

Teeth cleaning procedures are not designed for aesthetic purpose; its main concern is to provide you with a good oral hygiene.

Your teeth become loose if you are not keeping your gums not free off plaque and calculus.

For further details , appointments and treatments contact chisel dental clinic  who have more than 10 years of experience.


How should I clean my baby’s tooth?

You can start cleaning your baby’s teeth when the first tooth erupts into the oral cavity with a baby toothbrush or clean cloth.

Tooth brushing technique for babies:
-Till 3 years of age, you can use a baby toothbrush with a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
-you can use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for children age 3 to 6 years.
-gradually start brushing your baby’s teeth and try to cover all the surfaces of teeth.
– Do brush twice a day.
-make a habit of brushing before bedtime and in the morning.
-encourage your baby to do brush. give the kids toothbrushes and do the brush at the same time with them. In starting to help them in brushing.
-brush the teeth in small circles, covering all the surfaces and then encourage them to spit out toothpaste.

Father and son brushing teeth.

when your baby is doing brush make sure that they aren’t swallowing or licking the toothpaste.
-help your child to brush until you feel they can do it well by themselves.
Diet and decay:
-sugar causes tooth decay. It does not depend on the amount but, it depends on how long and how often teeth are in contact with sugar.
-Don’t give your baby sticky foods like a biscuit, chocolates, etc… even if you are giving make sure that it is washed out from the tooth surface immediately after having it or give it at mealtime.
-the sugar found naturally in whole fruit is not causing tooth decay.

-whenever you are feeding milk or giving sweet food at the night time to your baby make sure that doesn’t remain in the mouth,
so wipe the gums and teeth with wet cotton or brush the teeth before bedtime .if it retains there for long times leads to nursing bottle caries in children.

-when your baby starts eating semi-solid food encourage them to eat semisolid food or drink without sugar.
Regular dental check-up:
Take your baby for dental check every year.


The best way to know about any good dental clinic is to seek information from patients and ask them about the employees and quality of services

How to Get Rid of Stained Teeth?

There are Various reasons for stained teeth such as,

1) Chewing tobacco and smoking: it cause yellow-brown to black stain.
2) Regular use of stained product such as tea,coffee,red wine etc.
3) Long term use of chlorhexidine mouthwash also leads to staining on teeth.
4) Ageing : its naturally changes teeth colour to a darker shade of yellow
5) Fluorosis: high fluoride content in water also causes irregular patches on the teeth.
6) Trauma
7) Dental developmental disorders such as dentinogenesis imperfect, amelogenesis imperfect..
8)Dental filing material such as amalgam filing
9) Tetracycline

At Chisel Dental Clinic,We provide various treatment to clean stained teeth,They are

1) scaling and polishing:

cleaning of teeth is helpful for external stain removal.

2) Teeth whitening or bleaching of teeth:

Tooth has three layers. Outer layer Is enamel which contains organic particles that gives the tooth colour. Bleaching agent work on that layer and removes the stain.

-Two methods of bleaching is available:

a) In office bleaching: Whitening gel is available. Apply on discoloured teeth surface and light cure for specific time.

b)Home bleaching: in case where regular application is required. In this dentist gives you customised tray and whitening gel. Patient is advised to how and when to use.

Its always advisable to do whitening of teeth under supervision of dentist.After teeth whitening you can feel sensitivity and gum irritation for sometimes.
You have to visit your dentist once or twice a year to maintain your white smile.For mild discolorations you can use,

Teeth whitening tooth paste: apply on teeth surface and leave it there for a while.
Whitening chewing gum.


3)Dental veneers or crown:

If there is a severe stain and you want white smile then your dentist might give you cosmetic treatment option.
Dental veneer is covering of tooth coloured composite or porcelain material designed to cover the front surface of teeth. Veneer increase appearance of your teeth
Dental crown cover the complete tooth structure.


will you want a brighter smile? If so, then visit our clinic to get positive smile

What causes a grey discoloration in the tooth?

There are  several causes of grey discoloration in the tooth and listed below. These conditions impact tooth development and cause teeth to become discoloured and should be examined by a dentists.


Tetracycline is an antibiotic medication used in the treatment of infections such as urinary tract infections, acne, respiratory tract infections, and other infections.This is responsible for grey teeth discoloration if used in a pregnant woman or children under the age of 8 whose teeth are not fully developed.Discoloration can affect an entire tooth or can form a horizontal band or stripe from light to a very dark band. Nowadays physicians are not prescribing tetracycline to pregnant women and children.


2)Dentinogenesis imperfect:
It is a genetic disorder of tooth development that causes a tooth to be discoloured ( brown-Gray) and translucent. It weakens the teeth so chances of breakage, the damage is more.


Damage to the teeth either from a blow or fall may disturb the blood flow to a tooth cause grey teeth discoloration. In kids whose teeth are still developing,trauma cause disruption to the development of teeth and causes grey teeth to stain.



4)Dental filling:
Amalgam fillings may also cause grey teeth discoloration.

Some people have naturally grey discoloration in teeth.

Treatment for grey teeth:
According to the severity of the stain, your dentist can give you treatment options such as,
-Teeth whitening
-Dental veneer or dental crown.

It’s better late than never, Learn information about the best dental hospital for tooth discoloration from your friends and family. If you were unaware of it then search about it and get information.


How to choose your dentist and find the best dental clinic in Bangalore?

To choose the right dentist is an important decision for you and your family since they are the ones who take care of your dental/oral health.
A well-designed website, with lots of info about the practice, the staff, their specialities, and more patient reviews can be a great indicator of choice for you to meet your needs.
A good dental office will have a clean, friendly and welcoming environment with well-informed staff. It is important to visit a dentist every six months for a regular check-up and professional cleaning for complete care.

The best approach to find a good dentist is

1. Getting a referral- Your friends and family members are a great resource. It is always a good idea to get references from people who have already taken dental treatment.
2. Checking out the logistic
3. Placing a call- Calling the front desk office to find out the appointment timing of the dentist can also be the chance to check out the customer service and attitude of the receptionist
and staff.
4. Paying a visit- It becomes easy to find out the office is well-organised, neat and whether you are treated with courtesy when you arrive.
5. Talking with the doctor- At your first visit, your dentist will take a full health history performing a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for signs of disease
or other problems.Doctor-patients communication is very important. Your dentist will advise the complete treatment plan along with the cost before starting the treatment.
6. Know about the Services- It is better to choose the clinic that offers services you are looking for and equipped with all facilities like X-rays, OPG(full mouth scan).
X-rays can help diagnose problems related to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscess, cyst and decay between the teeth

The best way to know about any good dental clinic is to seek information from patients and ask them about the employees and quality of services

Chisel Dental Clinic offers a wide variety of dental treatments to help you maintain a beautiful healthy smile. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you meet your needs,
contact us today.

What are the types of root canal treatments?

Root canal treatment is done to remove the infected pulp and exposed pulp of a tooth and fill pulp space with a medicated material.

Steps of root canal treatment:
Administration of local anesthesia
Access opening / opening the tooth pulp chamber and extirpation or removal of pulp
Working length determination
Cleaning and shaping of the canal space
Obturation / filling of the canal space with a plastic material
Post obturation restoration
Crown cutting and crown placement

Different types of root canal treatments:

Root canal treatments can be classified based on the cleaning and shaping procedure:

1. Hand cleaning and shaping with 2%, 4% and 6% file

2. Cleaning and shaping with endomotor

3. With laser

Root canal treatment can be classified based on obturation technique:

Filling the root canal space with a plastic material is called obturation

1. Lateral compaction technique:
In this technique we will use multiple gutta percha points (plastic filling material). Only the master cone placed till the apex of the root and the accessory cone placed next to it to fill up the vacant spaces with the help of a lutting cement.

2. Vertical compaction technique:
In this technique we will use warm gutta percha point which will be tightly packed till the root apex in the canal by vertical compaction.

Warm vertical compaction


3. Single cone technique:
In this we will use only one cone along with lutting cement which exactly fill the canal space and extended till the apex.

For further details contact chisel dental clinic for root canal treatments


Orthodontics in general deals with the straightening of your teeth and jaws. It is a branch of dentistry and the dentist who specializes in this is called an orthodontist.

Confused about whether you require orthodontic treatment? Here is a list of dental conditions which suggest you might require orthodontic treatment-
1. Gum disease- to maintain the health of your gums, proper alignment of teeth is a prerequisite as this will help in maintain oral hygiene and prevent further gum problems
2. Tooth decay- one of the major causes of tooth decay is an inability to remove plaque from teeth. When teeth are not aligned properly, plaque removal becomes difficult which in turn leads to dental decay. Orthodontics helps in aligning teeth in such cases thereby helping you maintain your mouth cavity-free.
3. Wear and tear- if the upper and lower teeth don’t sit properly with each other, it leads to the grinding of teeth. In such cases, orthodontics helps in creating a balanced environment for chewing
4. Social- people are conscious of their smiles if the teeth are not well aligned. Orthodontics helps you in achieving that perfect smile which gives you your confidence back
How does orthodontics work?
When you first visit a dental clinic, your dentist will do a thorough check-up of your teeth and jaws, and if required will refer you to an orthodontist. The orthodontist then does a checkup and determines what kind of treatment you would require. Then, records like impressions, photographs, and x-rays are taken which further determine what kind o treatment plan to go for.

What are the various types of braces treatment?
1. Metal braces- these are the conventional braces. This includes metal brackets, wire, and elastics which help in moving the teeth.

2. Ceramic braces-these are tooth-colored braces. They are more comfortable than conventional braces and more aesthetic too.

3. Aligners-these are made of clear thermoplastic material. They also have the advantage of being removable and more comfortable as they do not involve wires elastics etc.

4. Removable – these are simple plate and wire appliance which is removable and involves a spring to help in the tooth movement.
What is the ideal age for orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment is for people of all ages. The right age to start orthodontic treatment is when your child’s permanent teeth begin to erupt. This is around 7 yrs of age.
For any other queries regarding orthodontics, kindly visit our clinic.

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