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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

Diagnosis:

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.

Treatment:

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.

will you want a brighter smile? If so, then teeth whitening is the perfect solution to help enhance your smile.If you are interested in getting your teeth whitening, kindly book an appointment online with us today or call for more information.

 

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Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

A Root canal is a treatment to repair and save infected or badly damaged tooth
Root canal is the treatment to get rid of tooth pain. Root canal itself is not painful ,pain is because of infection in the tooth.

The procedure involves removal of infected pulp of the tooth ,cleaning and disinfecting area,then filing and sealing with medicated material and to increase the longevity of root canal tooth crown placement over it.

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Before starting root canal treatment your dentist gives you local anesthesia so that tooth and surrounding area of that tooth are numbed and at the time of procedure you will not feel any pain. Sometimes if infection is too much then you dentist may prescribe you antibiotic prior to start treatment so that at the time of treatment you will not feel pain.

Once your dentist removed the infected pulp, you will not feel that much pain. After the root canal treatment most of the patient feel discomfort for few days while biting or giving pressure on that tooth, but that is normal. To get rid of that pain dentist may give pain medication for that.

If pain that doesn’t clear up after few days or come back again even years after treatment is not normal and could be sign of new infection so visit your dentist for that.

To keep your teeth healthy :

Brush twice a day
Flossing
Regular visit to your dentist every 6 months

Need to consult a root canal specialist in Bangalore? Call Chisel Dental Clinic to set an appointment and consult our team to get a root canal treatment.

How to Improve the Whitening of Teeth?

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.  It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.

The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

Food and Drink

Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).

Tobacco Use

Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colourless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance

Age

Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through

Trauma

If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change colour because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.

Teeth whitening procedure involves:

Before starting, the dentist will make a record of the current shade of your teeth.

Your teeth would then be polished with pumice, a grainy material used to remove any plaque on the surface.

Your mouth will be isolated with gauze to keep your teeth dry. Retractors may be used to keep your cheeks, lips, and tongue well away from the whitening solution.

A barrier would next be placed along the gum line to further protect it from exposure to the solution.

Next, the teeth would be coated with a whitening solution on the front surface only. The solution typically includes either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent.

Many whitening products require a curing light or laser to activate the peroxide. Once applied, the solution would be left on the teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, or reapplied occasionally, depending on the brand.

Once the optimum shade has been reached (or the maximum time has passed), the teeth would be rinsed. A fluoride application may be used to help ease any tooth sensitivity.Additional visits would be scheduled until the desired shade is reached.

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Instructions to be followed after the treatment: you would be advised to avoid foods or beverages with a high level of pigment for at least 24 hours. These include coffee, tea, tomato sauce, tomato juice, yellow mustard, beets, black grapes, candies, and red wine. Smoking or tobacco of any sort would also be avoided.

Contact Chisel Dental Clinic to get comfortable teeth whitening services in Bangalore.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental treatments include:

  • Tooth Coloured Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Dental Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Veneers
  • Composite Fillings

Tooth Coloured Fillings

Existing fillings sometimes need to be replaced due to wear, chipping, or cracking or to replace their silver amalgam fillings with natural, tooth-coloured composites.

 

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Dental Bonding

Tooth bonding is a procedure where tooth-coloured composite resin is bonded to one or more of your teeth to repair damage, fractured or discoloured teeth, even to close gaps.

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Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and is effective way to lighten the original colour of teeth. It needs to be repeated from time to time to maintain the colour. Like how our skin and hair will vary colour, so do our teeth. In-office whitening can whiten your teeth in one convenient session.

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Dental Crown

Zirconia crowns are the treatment of choice in the situations where tooth decay destroy or damage most of the original tooth, or in cases of severe deep bite or too much enamel erosion and attrition.

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Veneers

Veneers are conservative approach to cover stained or discoloured teeth,close gaps with minimal tooth preparation i.e.bonded to the front surface of the teeth.

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Gum Re-contouring

Gums are reshaped to improve the appearance of the smile. It might involve periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.Excess gum tissue can be removed to reveal more length of teeth.

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Are you Looking for a cosmetic dentist in Bangalore? Then visit Chisel Dental Clinic,provides you the best cosmetic dental services in Bangalore to gain back confidence through your smile.

 

 

 

Periodontal Flap Surgery | Gum Disease Treatments in Bangalore | Chisel Dental Clinic

In gum diseases like periodontitis, gums get separated from teeth causing spaces
called pockets which in turn trap bacteria and lead to infection. If left untreated,
gum disease may lead to the development of a variety of health problems, such
as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pre-term or low-birth-weight babies.

Flap surgery is especially helpful for people who have tartar deposits in deep
pockets.

When do you need it?

1. It is done when both gums and supporting bone around tooth are
damaged.
2. To eliminate or reduce the pockets
3. To correct the supporting bone margins when irregular.

4. To place bone grafts when bone is deficient.

Benefits of Flap surgery :

1. Reduces bleeding from gums.
2. Reduces bad odour from mouth
3. Arrests the loss of supporting bone and also regenerates it.
4. Prevents tooth loss.

IMPLANT PROSTHESIS OPTIONS FOR FULLY EDENTULOUS ARCH

Placement of Implants in complete edentulous arch with all teeth missing should start with the end result in mind. Successful placement of Implants completes the first baby step of bringing a patient without any teeth into full dentition. Then comes the major pertinent question for both the dentist and the patient as to what kind of teeth to be used in the fixed denture that would be a perfect balance between esthetics; comfort and chewing ability along with stress bearing abilities for longevity of prosthesis and underlying bone preservation.

Unlike removable implant overdenture of earlier ; modern dentistry provides various different options nowadays for implant-supported restoration that include:

 

  1. FIXED CERAMIC TEETH :

The most esthetic of full arch implant prosthesis ; this prosthesis looks very similar to most traditional fixed prostheses .

Fixed Implant supported prosthesis can be screw retained or cement retained based on the position of the screws. They involve ceramic (porcelain) teeth over a base that can be made up of zirconia; Co-cr metal; titanium or peek material. In cases of excessive bone resorption; use of pink ceramic helps balance esthetics to a certain extent.

An approximate cost of the fixed prosthesis for both arches together would amount to – 2.5L

Placement of ceramic teeth require more than 4 number of implants  on each arch ;the number further increasing depending on the base material to be used.

  1. ACRYLIC HYBRID PROSTHESIS:

It is preferred for reducing cost option as it involves acrylic or composite teeth. However; acrylic teeth teeth are not as strong as ceramic with higher wear rates.

But; the positive aspect being if bone is very minimal/resorbed then in such cases this option makes the prosthesis lighter.

Approximate Cost – It would cost approx. 1.5L for both the arches.

 

                     

Hence; in Conclusion; the choice of the material could vary depending on bone density and implant stability and is to be evaluated on an individual basis by the clinician.

For more details login to https://www.chiseldental.co.in/dental-implants.html

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WHAT KIND OF DENTAL PROBLEMS REQUIRE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with crooked or misaligned teeth. Straightening of teeth or correction of misaligned teeth requires orthodontic treatment. We have listed out the common problems which require orthodontic correction.

1. Crowding – teeth which are crookedly placed and not aligned properly require orthodontic correction. These teeth, on account of their misalignment, can cause gum problems, decay, etc. orthodontic treatment can help in alignment thereby helping in the maintenance of proper oral hygiene and in general better health.

2. Spacing- this is the opposite of crowding. Teeth which have gaps between them give an unaesthetic appearance and require orthodontic treatment to close the spaces between them.

3. Proclination- this kind of dental problem involves jaws in which the upper front teeth are very forwardly placed in comparison to the lower front teeth. Along with giving an anesthetic appearance, these teeth are also prone to injury. Orthodontic treatment is required to correct this underbite.

4. Deep bite – when the upper front teeth completely overlap the lower front teeth this condition is called a deep bite. In an ideal bite, the upper teeth overlap the lower front teeth by 2-3mm. when the overlap is more it leads to a deep bite where the trauma from the lower front teeth on the upper gums can lead to further problems.

5. Cross bite- in a normal bite the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth. In conditions where this is reversed, it is known as a crossbite. It can be in the front teeth or the back teeth and requires orthodontic treatment for correction.

6. Other problems include-

  • TMJ issues- such as jaw pain, jaw locking, limited movement, and jaw clicking
  • loose teeth
  • receding gums
  • increased sensitivity
  • excessive wear of tooth enamel
  • asymmetrical growth of the face and jaw

 

What is a Root Canal and why do I need a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is infected, inflamed, or dead. The dental pulp is a soft substance in the center of the tooth that consists of the blood vessels, nerve, and connective tissue. and this is connected to the surrounding tissue of the tooth. Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one canal.

Step 1:

The first step is to Examine the x-ray of the teeth to see the extent of the decay and infection. If it involved the center core of the tooth called pulp the patient require root canal treatment. The first step is to give local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area of the tooth.

Step 2:

Once the tooth is numb, the second step is the removal of the damaged area of teeth and infected pulp.

Step 3:

This is followed by disinfection and shaping of pulp canals using small instruments. Once the infected pulp is cleared out then shaping of the canal.

Step 4:

Clean and disinfected canals are then sealed and filled with an inert biocompatible medicated material known as Gutta-Percha and core portion is filled with a restorative material.

Step 5:

Then the core portion of the teeth is covered by crown placement.

If there is not adequate crown structure, a post is placed into the root next to the gutta-percha. This gives the crown more support.

Why is a root canal necessary?

1. Deep cavity: when the decay extends beyond enamel, dentin and touches the pulp patient suffer from continues and radiating pain.

2. An abscess (infection):  The vacant space filled with pus is called abscess, at that time the pulp of the tooth is necrotic and infected with bacteria and all this necrotic tissue collected below the root form pus. Sometimes swelling will be there or patient feels like a mild swelling on the gum from where pus is coming out.

An abscess that is left untreated will continue to infect the bone around the root of the tooth. It may spread into surrounding bone and tissues.

3. Trauma: If a tooth is hit with great force, the nerve of the tooth dies.  This could happen immediately after the traumatic accident, or it may happen over many years following the trauma.

4. Fracture: If the fracture extends to the pulpit require root canal treatment. if there is not too much tooth structure left above the gum line for the crown then post is required to retain the restoration.

5. Root Resorption: In the case of root resorption also root canal is required.

Two types of root resorption are there,

a) Defect starts from outside of the root and goes inward called external resorption

b) Defect start from middle or inside of the tooth and goes outward called internal resorption.

Resorption occurs as a reaction to injury, trauma, tooth replantation or aggressive tooth movement during orthodontics.

Resorption usually causes no pain and its diagnosed using x-rays

Resorption defect is typically repaired with a mineral trioxide aggregate(MTA).

What Cause 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, colored 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:

  1. Excessive exposure to fluoride during early childhood causes mild to severe fluorosis.

2. 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.

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

4. 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 color.

Diagnosis:

  • 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 advise going for an x-ray even if you don’t have pain.

Treatment:

  • Extrinsic discoloration can be removed by teeth cleaning and polishing. In-office bleaching and home bleaching also removes the extrinsic stain.
  • Mild fluorosis case can be treated with bleaching whereas moderate to severe fluorosis 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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