Dental Implants

24 April, 2015 (02:46) | Uncategorized | By: Kitch

Do you want to replace a missing tooth (or teeth)? Then Dental implants should be the way to go. But what is dental implants? It is metal frames that are surgically positioned beneath your gums. Implants are fused into your jawbone to support your artificial teeth. It will be strongly supported so that it doesn’t move whenever you eat or talk, giving it a natural feel compared to the normal dentures or bridges. But not everybody can receive this surgery. One should have healthy gums. Young people whose jawbone has not stopped growing, this is important because the procedure would require enough bones on your jaw. Smokers are also advised not to have it because smoking doesn’t help with the healing process. All of these should be explained to you by your dentist so make sure to get an appointment for an evaluation. This involves checking your teeth and mouth. An X-ray will follow.

Removing Braces

17 April, 2015 (01:54) | Braces | By: B. Slade

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Some adults usually want to have their braces removed for events like a wedding. Although your orthodontist will oblige if it does not interfere with your treatment, for most cases those who want to remove their braces for a big event is are making a big mistake. If you have been wearing your braces for a long time, the bond of the metal to your tooth may be too strong. Your orthodontist might use tools like powerchains to remove the brackets. Removing your braces will also add several more months to your treatment. Overall, getting your braces removed for an event is not recommended and you might discover when you look at the pictures that it’s not really a big deal.

Permanent or Removable?

9 April, 2015 (23:43) | Braces, General Info | By: editor

Orthodontics appliances come in two forms, permanent and removable ones that each have their own pros and cons. Removable ones are preferred by some who want the option of having them taken out when they need it like with formal affairs and other social events. Though they might seem convenient, they run the risk of getting flushed down the toilet or lost in some other place. These removable types are also limited to certain cases that are considered to be moderate meaning not too much movement is needed for the process to attain the desired outcome.
Permanent appliances are ones that are anchored directly to the tooth and cannot be removed making them unsightly and sometimes darned painful. They are used for more extensive cases which through the use of springs, wires, rubber bands and other materials that exert a certain amount of force that corrects the bite or overall alignment of teeth. They have shrunk considerably during the past years as the technology has been refined making them smaller and less obtrusive but can still be quite embarrassing say when you get a huge chunk of steak caught in between the many parts. Whichever case or type of appliance, it is up to the orthodontist to decide which is better and with the fast paced development of newer and better dental technology we will be seeing them more and more as more of us want that perfect smile.

When Do Children Need Orthodontics?

2 April, 2015 (22:42) | General Info | By: B. Slade

3.jpgWhen the child has finished the early phase of treatment, an ongoing basis of evaluation will be conducted to monitor if the permanent teeth are already erupting. And then after all the permanent teeth have appeared, it is time to determine if braces will be needed. Ordinarily, orthodontics or what is called fixed braces can only start when all the permanent teeth of the patient are present, usually from ages 11 to 13. It is no longer true that braces are just for younger patients. Braces can also be worn by teenagers and adults. Nowadays, more and more adults still want to have braces for the purpose of improving their appearances. As the saying goes, “It is never too late!”

Purpose of retainers and when to use it

26 March, 2015 (21:27) | Retainers | By: editor

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Some teenagers wear retainers merely for fashion and style. They no longer follow up with their Orthodontist thus depleting the real purpose of having retainers. Retainer is an orthodontic device which should be used after braces. It holds the teeth together and allows the gums and the jaw muscles to adjust to the new alignment of the teeth. It can also be used for minor under bite and overbite problems. An Orthodontist is the only one who should do your retainer. Retainers should be worn at all times except when brushing your teeth and during sleep. To ensure that a relapse won’t occur after braces, retainers are advised to be worn for several years.

The Orthodontic Braces

19 March, 2015 (18:11) | Braces | By: Hannah

The Orthodontic Braces or Braces is a common procedure that one chooses to undergo for the purpose of aligning or straightening one’s teeth. In a more specific sense, this is done to basically complement a person’s teeth to his or her bite and eventually improve one’s dental health. Nonetheless, this procedure actually varies depending on the case of the patient, and there are as well different types of braces used. Clear braces are seldom done since it is very costly. This type of braces appears to be “invisible” but still working for its purpose. Another is the Gold-plated stainless steel braces which are used for people who are allergic to Nickel. Lastly, silver-colored braces are the most commonly used type. The varying types of braces used simply show that every patient still has a choice on which to use but sometimes these types correspond to a person’s case and need of the braces.

Invisiline Braces

12 March, 2015 (17:29) | Braces | By: B. Slade

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If you’ve always wanted straight teeth, try out Invisiline braces. These are an alternative to the traditional track-type braces and work like a mold placed over your teeth. Invisiline braces are shaped according to how your teeth should ideally end up and they gently correct your teeth’s alignment through time. The best part about Invisiline braces is that they’re perfectly translucent, which is great for those who don’t want metal to get in the way of their smile. Ask your dentist about Invisiline braces and get your teeth straightened without the hassle of traditional braces.

Smile Makeover: The Ultimate in Cosmetic Dentistry (Part 3)

5 March, 2015 (16:44) | Smile Makeover | By: B. Slade

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The Life of Your Smile Makeover

Cosmetic dentistry procedures may require maintenance over time. Teeth whitening must be repeated on occasion in order to maintain brightness. Porcelain veneers may chip or break off and need replacement. Permanent bondings may stain and require enhancement or replacement. Dental crowns typically require replacement after 10 � 15 years. Gummy smile improvements may also require enhancement over time.

Your ceramist, lab technician, and the materials chosen by your dentist also impact the longevity of your Smile Makeover. To achieve the best results, take special care in selecting your cosmetic dentist.

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Adult Braces: They’re Not Just for Kids Anymore

26 February, 2015 (16:28) | Braces | By: B. Slade

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Wearing braces  was once thought as  a rite of passage for teen-agers.  This made people think that this thing is only for the young but as cosmetic dentistry booms, adults began to consider wearing braces to straighten their defective teeth.  Now being old is no longer a factor in opting to get braces like their children.  True enough they are not too old to have this process and correct the defects of their dentures.

 

Although it may be easier  for teenagers to have this corrective process since their jaw bones are still growing, wearing braces  became popular among adults.  For them it may be complicated and time consuming than for teens.  There is also the presence of other dental problems like gum disease that may require treatment first before braces can be attached, plaque build up and other problems  that may require some forms of orthodontic surgery.  Despite all these problems, adults are willing to take chances.

 

 

Beautiful Smile? Nope!

19 February, 2015 (15:13) | Q&A, Smile Makeover | By: B. Slade

cosmdentAs more and more cosmetic dental procedures are being devised, more and more people are getting onto the perfect smile bandwagon. Industry experts are however raising the alarm that any underlying problems should first be addressed to prevent complications that can leave patients with more problems in the future. Cosmetic dentistry has always been, as the name says, concerned with giving people that perfect smile they’ve always wanted.
Having a good dentist who balances the need for beauty and pre-treatment, explains the what’s and how’s of a procedure is your best defense against later problems for with appliances such as veneers and ceramic inlays, they tend to hide underlying tooth/teeth that if not properly prepped will eventually lead to the demise of the erring tooth. Though cosmetically acceptable, it would only last till it falls out of your gums for which no other option would be available but for implants and crowns.