Thursday, September 24, 2009

Inman Aligners : New Ortho Appliances

The Inman Aligner is a fantastic, simple and hassle-free way of straightening your front teeth. It is the orthodontic treatment of choice for adult relapse.This is a relatively new orthodontic appliance and offers a faster solution to correcting tooth alignment problems. It is more effective at correcting problems with front teeth and is hybrid between the Invisalign invisible braces system and traditional metal braces.

The Inman aligner is not as “invisible” as invisalign but has many of the advantages that the invsialign system has over traditional braces in that it is removable so that is doesn’t disturb your eating and oral hygiene. In additional all movements are achieved with a single aligner so there is no need to change your aligners every week.
A faster solution
The Inman aligner can also achieve rapid orthodontics with some treatments being possible in as little as 6 weeks!
A cheaper solution
The Inman aligner is also considerably cheaper than treatment with fixed orthodontics and the Invisalign system.

If you require orthodontic treatment and are looking formore information on the Inman aligner then contact Goma dental Clinic or give us a call on 177 645 0704 for a FREE consultation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

LED Bleaching

As you may be aware, there are a number of things that can cause your teeth to become discoloured. While laser bleaching won’t be of much help in circumstances when people have natural brown teeth, it is ideal if you smoke, or eat foods that tend to stain tooth enamel. Today, your Shimla dentist can provide this service for you. Therefore, if you are tired of looking at discoloured teeth, or are planning on a smile makeover, laser bleaching should be part of your plans.
For the most part, laser whitening is a fairly simple procedure. Your dentist will apply a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth, and then use a laser to whiten each tooth. Typically, this procedure requires less peroxide than more conventional methods. Depending on your diet and oral hygiene, this procedure will enable you to have white teeth for a maximum of two years.
In most cases, laser bleaching causes no damage to your gums and teeth. Typically, even if you have gum disease, you can have this type of bleaching treatment. If you have fillings, they will not be loosened or damaged by laser whitening. You will also notice that the enamel on your teeth will not become soft. Unfortunately, your teeth may be a bit more sensitive after this procedure.
Many people that want white teeth do not feel comfortable with conventional bleaching methods. Even though laser bleaching may be a bit more expensive than other procedures, you may find it worth the extra cost. At the very least, you will not need to be as concerned about using whitening agents after the initial procedure. Aside from this, if you have other oral health issues, you may find that laser bleaching is the only option available.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Are You Happy With Your Smile

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you want to change your smile to improve the colour, shape or length of your teeth? Or change the appearance of your gums or lips to give your overall smile a more appealing look?
A smile makeover involves one or more cosmetic, dental or facial rejuvenation procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile. A smile makeover to one person could mean something completely different to another, and it is a very individual choice. For example, some people want the perfectly white Hollywood smile makeover, or the celebrity smile with pearly white porcelain veneers. Other people may just want a simple improvement, such as the replacement of amalgam fillings with composite and teeth whitening. Whatever the reasons for your dissatisfaction with your smile, there are many different ways in which you can improve your smile using modern cosmetic dentistry:
•Crooked teeth can be straightened with Invisalign braces or conventional orthodontics. They can also be covered with porcelain veneers for a faster solution, often referred to as “instant orthodontics”. In this situation, the main disadvantage is that your teeth need to be prepared for veneers.
•Chipped, broken teeth can be repaired – the treatment will depend on the extent of damage, but the options include cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.
•Missing teeth can be replaced – gaps between your teeth can cause functional problems as well as being unsightly. Often, a smile makeover involves the replacement of existing restorations or gaps between teeth. Solutions include dental implants, a dental bridge or a denture.
•Gaps between your teeth can be closed to give your smile a more even look. This can be achieved instantly with porcelain veneers such as Lumineers, or da Vinci veneers. Orthodontics can also be used to move the teeth and close the gaps between them. Invisalign invisible braces, the Inman aligner, Damon braces, lingual braces and fixed orthodontics are just a few options for moving your teeth to close gaps.
•If you have a gummy smile, this can easily be remedied by surgical or laser gum contouring.
•If you are not satisfied with the colour of your teeth, or if you have badly stained teeth, they can be treated with prophyflex cleaning or professional teeth whitening.
•If you have deep smile lines, frown lines or lips that have lost their fullness, these can all be improved using a combination of Botox and dermal filler treatments.
The end result of a smile makeover for many people is a smile to be proud of, one that is straight, white and perfectly aligned.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dentistry In High Magnification

In all phases of dentistry, the increased visual detail provided by high magnification reduces ambiguity in diagnosis and treatment decision-making, increases control in treatment implementation, allows a dentist to produce more ergonomic restorations that are less prone to recurrent decay, and arguably improves clinical outcomes compared to work performed with unaided vision. High magnification enhances a dentist’s ability to diagnose caries and cracks in teeth, distinguish between different colors intraorally, detect the interfaces between different surfaces and materials, detect microscopic interferences in fixed and removable metal frameworks, adjust occlusal prematurities, and polish restorations.There are several general reasons why high-powered magnification provides more clinically relevant visual information to general dentists than unaided vision.
High magnification improves a dentist’s ability to differentiate between subtle shades of color intraorally, which is important when diagnosing and treating dental pathology.Magnification allows dentists performing endodontic procedures to better identify anatomical landmarks within the pulp chamber—including the sides, overhanging walls that are remnants of the pulp chamber roof, and initial perforations into the pulp—and to differentiate between the pulp horns and the main body of pulp within the chamber. Magnification aids in locating the mesiobuccal-2 canal and other accessory canals of maxillary molars.High levels of magnification increase the aggregate amount of visual information available to dentists for diagnosing and treating dental pathology, which may allow dentists to develop ways of solving a given dental problem that differ from those used by dentists who use unaided vision. Dentists who use high magnification may be able to develop expertise at an accelerated rate. Dentists who use high magnification may diagnose and treat dental pathology with greater complexity and are more likely to be certain about the causes of a patient’s symptoms, compared to dentists who use unaided vision.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Single-Visit CEREC dentistry

CEREC is a revolutionary system that enables your dentist to design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit, a procedure that would normally take at least two weeks, if not more!The tooth is prtepared in ususal way before fitting a crown or a veneer. At this point, instead of using "dental putty" to take an impression of your tooth, a digital image is taken using a special camera. This image is then converted into a 3D computerised model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration. Once the newly designed tooth is finalised, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine, which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. The milling process can take anywhere from as little as 6 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the exact technology and complexity of the tooth. The latest CEREC MCXL machine can mill a crown in as little as 6 minutes.The ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colours, and your tooth will be selected to match your surrounding teeth. Once the crown or veneer has been milled, we may characterise it and stain it to match your surrounding teeth, before either polishing it or glazing it in a furnace. Your new restoration will then be cemented into place onto your prepared tooth.
There are several advantages to having treatment with CEREC over conventional, laboratory-made restorations:
Everything is carried out in a single visit - you only need to visit the dentist once - take one day away from your work or life to have the procedure - instead of the usual two or three visits.
Only one set of local anaesthetic injections - since the entire procedure can be carried out within the hour, you only need to have one lot of injections.
No temporary restorations - if you have lab-made veneers, you would require temporary veneers during the wait for your new teeth. These have been known to fall off and cause problems, which is a step that is omitted with CEREC restorations.
You would probably think that restorations made with this state-of-the-art technology would cost a lot more than standard lab-made veneers and crowns. However, there is often very little - if any - difference in price, because you only need one appointment with the dentist and there are no laboratory fees to incorporate into the price of your treatment. CEREC crowns can vary in price from as little as 15000 up to 28000 per tooth. Many dentists offer interest-free finance plans to help spread the costs of your treatment.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dental Veneers : Brighten Your Smile

Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks.Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today's veneers provides a more natural look than what's been available in the past.
Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including:

Worn enamel
Wear and tear
Uneven teeth

The two most common materials used in the manufacture of dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain veneers. Both porcelain veneers and composite veneers can eitherbe fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory or can also be directly fabricated inside your mouth at the dental office.Dental veneers that are indirectly fabricated – fabricated in a dental laboratory – are bonded to the teeth with various types of resin cement. Of the two options, porcelain veneers are longer lasting and more expensive.For more severe cases of dullness, wear, discoloration, mild chipping, cracking, spacing, or uneven teeth, dental veneers may be recommended as a more appropriate solution.The placement of dental veneers requires the “shaping” or “prepping” of all teeth being fitted with the custom-designed shells. This process permanently alters the teeth that are treated and is therefore not recommended if your natural teeth are functionally and esthetically adequate.
If you have a severe case of dull or discolored teeth, you may have to opt for dental veneers. Veneers do have the added benefits of longevity and a proven ability to enhance the appearance of the mouth, smile, and possibly other areas of an aged face that would be better supported by properly shaped teeth. Although veneers require a much larger commitment than teeth whitening, the results are typically well worth it.In addition to being esthetically pleasing, dental veneers can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth. In some cases, veneers may replace the need for a dental crown, eliminating the need for more invasive tooth preparation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Botox Injections for Bruxism

Botox injections are well known for their facial cosmetic benefits as well as the relief of certain medical conditions such as excessive sweating. Botox works primarily by temporarily decreasing or paralyzing the muscles into which it is injected. Because of the ability to lessen muscle contractions, it is logical to assume that Botox will work for many other medical conditions in which excessive or too strong muscle contractions are the source of pain and dysfunction.
Jaw clenching, also known as bruxism, is a common condition that causes facial pain and excessive wear on one's teeth. Typical treatments include night time splints to protect the teeth and medications that attempt to decrease inflammation of the muscle or cause sedation in attempt to limit the strength of the muscle. Neither approach really addresses the source of the problem....excessive muscle activity and spasticity.Botox would seem to be a very logical approach to the treatment of bruxism. It can be injected precisely into the most sore part of the muscle, weakening the most spastic part of the very large masseter muscle without affecting the ability to chew. Breaking the spasm of a muscle often only requires stopping the origin or focal area of contraction and not the whole muscle. Even with only partial relief of muscle tension, pain is less and less clenching occurs.Injections can be done either through the outer skin into the underlying muscle or through the mouth if this is easier to access the medial edge of the masseter muscle or the temporalis muscle attachments. The only area to avoid for injecting is directly into and through the parotid gland area. It usually takes about 25 to 30 units per the affected side as a starting dose. It may eventually take a higher dose to get more complete relief but this starting dose should as least get some relief. If no relief is obtained at this dose, this would suggest that a higher dose is unlikely to be effective either.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shimla Healthcare Holidays -Dental Tourism

The British empire may have ceased to exit, but its echoes linger on in Shimla . As the 'summer capital' of the British in India, this was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, it is state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India's most popular hill resort. Placed in the lower ranges of the Himalaya mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendrom forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla holds a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment.Shimla drive its name from Shyamala - the goddess kali where as English named it simla. Shimla provides well developed facilities, easy accessibility and a number of attractions which make it one of the most India's popular hill-Station.
The town of Shimla is built over several hills and connecting ridges. The important hills are Jakhu ( 2,455 meters ), Prospect Hill ( 2,328 meters ), Observatory Hill ( 2,350 meters ), Elysigim Hill ( 2,466 meters ) and Summer Hill ( 2,300 meters ).It is perhaps the biggest hill station in the world, located at an altitude of 2,421 meters above sea level.The most famous holiday destination of India, Shimla is crowned with the title of Queen of Hill Stations. Nestled amidst the beautiful natural surroundings Shimla mesmerizes tourists through its serene waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and churches. Most of the tourists traveling to India believe that trip to India is incomplete without exploring Shimla. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful holiday destination of India.The Ridge, the Mall, Chadwick Falls, Lakkar Bazaar, Christ Church& St. Michael’s Cathedral, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Annandale, the Glen Forest, Summer Hill, The Shimla Mall, Jakhu Temple, Kali Bari Temple, Tara Devi Temple etc are the major tourist attractions of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in India.
Hundreds of people every year fly from USA, and Europe to tourist places in Shimla for a grand holiday and DENTAL TREATMENT .Yes, it’s true. The cost of dental treatment is the western countries is approximately 10 times more than that in India. With these high costs people have started to club their tours with dental treatments into one, ending up by having a grand holiday almost FREE.Goma Dental clinic And Implant Center is the Mutltispeciality center in Shimla offering dental treatment in Shimla, dental tourism, dental tours in india, dental care packages, dental tour packages, dental tourism packages, tour packages with dental care, dental package tours, dental tour, dental tours, dental holidays in India.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Control of Halitosis

Apart from pain, halitosis and a dry mouth are two most common conditions our patients seek advice for. Halitosis or oral malodour can be due to many reasons but main reason being the advanced periodontal disease. The main causes for Halitosis are Oral Sepsis, Dry Mouth, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Gastrointestinal Disease, Starvation , Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure, Respiratory Disease, Habits like Smoking alcohol ,Systemic Diseases or psychogenic Factors.
Points for patients:
Treat any identifiable cause: This may need medication.
Avoid foods such as onion, garlic, spices.
Avoid habits that may worsen breath odour such as alcohol or tobacco.
Keep a regular oral hygiene and brush regularly after meals.
Rinse at least twice daily with chlorhexidene, triclosan or other mouth washes.
Keep your mouth moist as possible by using sugar free chewing gums.
If you have dentures, leave them out at night in hypochlorite or chlorhexidene.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dentures -For winning smile

While, battling with the crippling effects of tooth loss, the use of either full or partial dentures can increase your ability to eat the foods you like in comfort whilst expanding on your existing diet. Impairments in speech can be overcome and your overall sense of confidence and well being are greatly enhanced by cosmetic dentures.

Teeth dentures not only improve the look of your smile but also complete your face and profile, giving you the look you want and the self-confidence you need to shine.
Your denture can adhere to your existing or previous tooth colour and improve on the brightness and vibrancy of your old smile for up to ten years, making it an effective and long term answer to tooth loss.

The physical benefits of upper, lower or full dentures aren’t just limited to your mouth’s effective functioning, but also provide your facial muscles with the support they need to prevent the signs of aging and facial sagging. Dentures dentists offer you the chance for immediate and effective treatments that leave you with a natural looking and comfortable denture and improve your quality of life, allowing you to live the way you want, with a healthy and happy smile.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dental Jewels: Sparkle In Your Smile

If your teeth are very nice but you desire to improve your beauty even more, you can decorate your teeth with a jewel. Dental jewel is a special decoration, for example diamond or another stone, which can be attached to your teeth without consequences.It is necessary to consider your expectations and realize that the dental jewel will be a new, significant part of your look. Be prepared that people can stare at you, most of them will appreciate the beauty of your decorated smile, but some of them can consider it too extravagant.The dental jewel is attached to the tooth with a substance, which does not damage the enamel, it is therefore possible to remove it or change it without consequences. During the consultation with the doctor on Goma Dental Clinic, you will choose the jewel and the tooth, to which the jewel should be attached. Our doctor will check the condition of your tooth, if it is too damaged, he can recommend to attach the jewel to another tooth.
The application procedure:
The application of dental jewel is completely painless and does not require any anesthesia.After a perfect mouth hygiene, the jewel is stuck on the tooth with an adhesive substance, similar to the substance used to fix the retainer. This process does not damage the enamel, which is a big advantage.After the application you will probably need few hours to get used to the small jewel in the mouth. The doctor provides you with all instructions concerning the care of dental jewels. Most important is perfect mouth hygiene.The dental jewel can last a relatively long time, it is however limited by the stress put on the decorated tooth and dental care. If the jewel gets loose unexpectedly, it is possible to reattach it without consequences

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cosmetic Makeover

Cosmetic Dentistry is fast becoming the most popular form of esthetic enhancement. Unlike plastic surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry isn’t a major operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two and emerging with the smile you’ve always wanted…no pain, no strain and no time taken out of your busy life. The results are immediate and dramatic.Cosmetic Dentistry is the intricate combination of art and dental science. It encompasses several dental treatments, all of which are designed to enhance the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry treatments include;
- Extreme Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Dental Implants
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns And Bridges
- Porcelain Inlays And Onlays
- Tooth-Colored Restorations
- Composite Bonding
Previously, little could be done to treat crooked, chipped or stained teeth. Today, through the continual advancements in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry treatment your dream smile is closer than you think.We want you to look and feel your best. Cosmetic Dentistry can take years off the way you look and feel and give you the smile of your dreams. Contact us today and achieve your perfect smile tomorrow. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sedation Dentistry- Benifits

Sedation Dentistry offers patients the ability to conquer their fear of the dentist. Many people today, continue to put off seeing the dentist; some for up to several years. This is generally the case due to the fear and discomfort generally associated with dental restorations. Sedation Dentistry offers the solution to patients suffering from dental anxiety. You may benefit from Sedation Dentistry if you;
- Dislike dental Injections
- Dont like the noise of dental equipment - drills, suction hoses, etc.
- Gag easily and hate the taste during dental procedures
- Cannot handle pain well
- If you need to undergo a complex dental procedure or a treatment that will consume a long period of time
Sedation dentistry enables patients who have a fear of the dentist to undergo dental treatment. Most patients, who have utilized Sedation Dentistry during a procedure, have no memory of their treatment. Sedation Dentistry can be highly beneficial to patients who have deferred seeing a dentist, yet wish to attain healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile.

Dental Implants Vs Dentures

Whilst the loss of a tooth can inhibit our ability to not only function properly when eating, drinking and speaking, it can also cause us to lose our self-confidence and become withdrawn and uncomfortable. As a range of treatments now offers us a choice in how to overcome these problems, we are left to decide which methods might suit us best.Where tooth loss can be combated using either a dental implant or dentures, the decision between which to choose can be a difficult one.Dental implant procedures provide you with a permanent solution to the problem of a lost tooth or teeth, with a recreated tooth effectively replacing your missing teeth. A fully functional device, the dental implant can be created to replicate your remaining teeth, looking and feeling completely natural, whilst helping to prevent further problems in decay and deterioration for the remainder of your mouth and gums.

Invisalign:Invisible Braces

Made from clear plastic, Invisalign takes all the embarrassment out of having orthodontic treatment - which generally lasts for anything between 6-18 months.Besides the cosmetic benefits, a key advantage of invisible braces is that they are more hygienic than traditional metal “train tracks” which run across the teeth.The Invisalign brace is essentially a tough, clear mould which is worn for around 22 hours each day. It can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.The invisible braces come in a numbered set, designed and fabricated especially to fit over your teeth. The first mould is worn for two weeks, after which it can be thrown away and replaced with the next mould in the series. Over time, the teeth are slowly guided into a new, straighter position, to give you a perfect smile.
Benefits of invisible braces
They are virtually invisible, so no-one can tell you’re wearing them unless they’re up close and looking for them!They are removable, enabling you to clean every part of your mouth and not worry about food trapped around brackets. They are painless to have fitted, since they don’t connect to your teeth – unlike traditional metal braces made up of wires and springs. They don’t irritate your gums, cheeks, and tongue, or cause sores. A computer simulation shows how you teeth will move during treatment and what the end result with look like.

Personal Dental Care :Never Too Late

Whether your teeth are already exhibiting a yellowish-tinge or suffering from extreme sensitivity , it’s never too late for you to level up your personal dental care routine.
Brushing: Simplest Yet Most Essential
Some effective ways to prevent plaque from forming is to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Brushing your teeth will help stimulate your gums and in turn keep them healthy and less susceptible to gum diseases.If you think that brushing and flossing alone is enough to keep your teeth and mouth clean and healthy, think again. If you think that you can manage to have a clean and healthy mouth without the help of a dentist, then what are dentists here for?Dentists play a big part in managing the personal dental care of individuals. Dentists check your teeth and mouth for signs of cavities and gum disease.They will also help you maintain extra clean teeth and they will also teach you the proper ways of brushing and flossing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Aesthetic Laser Dentistry

With the aesthetic zone being absolutely critical to a patient’s external appearance and inner emotions, orchestrating a bioesthetic result is mandatory. Too often, this is complicated when aesthetic desires infringe on the health of the periodontal complex. This is often true when biologic width violations have occurred iatrogenically. Many factors may contribute to these failures, the two main culprits being intracrevicular margin location and over contoured restorations. Not only is plaque accumulation problematic, but the supracrestal fibers also become interrupted, causing the tissues to become further inflamed and aesthetically unmanageable. Dental lasers have evolved considerably as an adjunctive and alternative treatment to safely, conservatively, and reliably decrease bacterial levels and improve the hard and soft tissue contours.From a patient-friendly standpoint, less need for suturing and shorter healing times improves case acceptance for doing ideal dentistry. In selected cases, such as the one presented in this article, minimally invasive laser procedures, with precise restorative planning and technique, can satisfy aesthetic and functional parameters. Furthermore, patients can enjoy optimal results more comfortably and efficiently.The use of a hard/soft tissue laser is a wonderful adjunctive tool for cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The studies demonstrate that this type of laser technology gives dentists the ability to make significant soft and hard tissue changes while being minimally invasive. These changes not only improve the final aesthetic outcome of the case but also provide the physiologic functional parameters required for successful dentistry.

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