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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.

Veeners Crown

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


Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

With cosmetic dentistry, dentists administer life changing treatments that enhance the shape and colour of teeth.

A beautiful smile is a big social asset. It enhances your personality and boosts your social appeal. It can also boost your self esteem, ultimately improving your work productivity.

Cosmetic dentistry helps to protect and restore your smile which includes teeth-whitening, dental crowns, bridges, dental implants, dentures, invisalign. Besides just making your smile beautiful, it offers great value to the people.

Americans spend about $2.75 billion annually on cosmetic dentistry as per the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) estimates. Females constitute two-thirds of the overall cosmetic dentistry patients while 33 percent are males.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

BUILDS CONFIDENCE– Cosmetic dentistry helps you gain confidence in your smile and personality.

MAKES YOU LOOK YOUNGER– Cosmetic dentistry can improve dental complications in people who are anxious and scared of social interactions, fearing embarrassment. It also helps them to regain their confidence.

CORRECTS AESTHETIC FLAWS– One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic dentistry is versatility. The common effects of ageing are discoloration and dental erosion. These issues can be corrected through cosmetic dentistry which makes you look years younger

STRENGTHEN YOUR TEETH– Cosmetic dentistry are designed in a way making the teeth stronger. Stronger teeth makes you enjoy your food for life and helps to eat whatever you want.

We offer a wide variety of dental services to meet your oral health care requirements in Bangalore. We encourage you to visit our website for more detailed descriptions of our services.

Causes and Symptoms of Dental Fluorosis

Dental fluorosis is a common disorder that involves the hypomineralisation of tooth enamel that 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 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.


  • Improper use of fluoride-containing dental products such as toothpaste and mouth rinses.
  •  Sometimes children swallow so much of 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 mildSmall 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.
  • SevereAll enamel surfaces are affected.


Chisel Dental Clinic provides multiple treatments to patients including dental fluorosis, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Visit the best dental clinic in Bangalore now.

How do I get rid of halitosis with dental treatment?

What is halitosis?
An unpleasant odour from the mouth commonly referred to as bad breath.

Types of halitosis and causes



Are there treatments for halitosis?

Since 90% cases of halitosis originate from inside the mouth, your first step should be a re-evaluation of your basic brushing and rinsing technique.

While cleaning the teeth you should clean your tongue also because this is the area where most of the bacteria accommodate. Scrape the tongue, then floss and rinse.

Remember that brushing alone cleans only 25% of your mouth so you have to scrape the tongue, then floss and rinse.

Avoid having too much onion and garlic; make a habit of rinse your mouth with water after having any foods.

If you don’t notice an improvement, you should visit to your dentist. They’ll most likely be able to diagnose and treat the cause of your breath issues.

If the bad breath is due to deposits and gum infections you can go for professional teeth cleaning or scaling.

If the bad breath is due to food lodgment on the tooth cavity/ from an infected tooth then you can go for fillings, root canal treatment or removal of the teeth.

If the halitosis formed due to any underlying systemic disease then the dentist will diagnose and refer you to a physician.

Sometimes an unhygienic denture may also cause halitosis.

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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

How often do I need to visit the Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends you to visit your dentist at least once a year, but making six-monthly appointments is the safest time to detect possible oral health problems at an earlier stage, such as tooth decay and gum disease, when treatments or preventive care may be more effective.

People with a high risk of dental disease like chronic smokers, pregnant women and diabetics might need to visit every three to four months.

Reasons to Visit your Dentist every 6 Months

1. Prevent Plaque and tooth decay

Tartar is a leading cause of tooth decay, which cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Biannual dental cleanings is the best way to prevent decay from damaging your teeth, reversing the effects of plaque build up.


Gum disease can become a serious problem if left untreated. It causes your gum to become red and swollen leading to periodontists , a condition in which the gums begin to pull away from the teeth.

3. LOOK- AND SMELL- Best Improve to your Smile

Regular visits to your dentist and using a mouthwash help to control plaque bacteria. This will also help to keep your breath fresh that leads to a pearly white smile. It is the best way to boost your self esteem and confidence


Dental work can be very expensive. Early detection of dental issues can allow an individual to begin a treatment plan and prevent other issues from arising that may lead to more invasive and expensive procedures.

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What causes tooth discoloration?

Discoloration happens due to habits and physiological changes within the tooth.

Classification of discoloration of teeth:

Extrinsic discoloration:

This occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained by extrinsic stains from coffee, tea, coloured soft drinks or foods. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains.


Intrinsic discoloration:

Intrinsic discoloration happens due to the changes within the tooth structure during tooth development.
Causes include:
Excessive exposure to fluoride during early childhood causes mild to severe fluorosis


The maternal use of tetracycline antibiotics during the second half of pregnancy and the use of tetracycline antibiotics in children 8 years old or younger cause brown stains on teeth.


Traumatic discoloration happens when the blood supply to the tooth cut off during trauma. Your teeth become gradually yellowish then brown and black.


Developmental disorders like amelogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfect cause grey, amber or purple discolorations.


Age-related discoloration:

The enamel that covers the teeth gets wear off with age, which allows the dentin more transparent thereby tooth looks yellowish in colour.


No special tests are needed. A dentist can diagnose tooth stain by looking at the teeth.
If the discoloration happens due to trauma then the dentist may advice to go for x-ray even if you don’t have pain.


Extrinsic discoloration can be removed by teeth cleaning and polishing. In office bleaching and home bleaching also removes extrinsic stain.

Mild flurosis case can be treated with bleaching where as moderate to severe flurosis case patient have to go for veneers or crowns.

For medication induced tooth discoloration and developmental disorders veneers and crowns are the best treatment option for esthetic purpose.

Traumatic discoloration can be treated with intra coronal bleaching followed by root canal treatment / crown placement followed by root canal treatment.

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