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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.

Causes:

  • 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.

Symptoms:

  • 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.

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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

 

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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.

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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.


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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.

2. KEEPING YOUR GUMS HEALTHY

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

4. SAVE MONEY IN THE FUTURE

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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