Saturday, October 31, 2009

Orthodontics : Beautiful Straight Smiles

Not all people are born with a great teeth alignment. With genetics playing a big role in it, a lot of people are often seen with some crooked area in their teeth. Some people may have just a couple of teeth facing different directions and others may have their whole lower jaw needing a total makeover.What makes the teeth go various angles? It may be that the jaw hasn’t adapted to the size of the teeth yet. Or sometimes they have what you call malocclusion or a problem with how the teeth are positioned when a person bites. Even thumb sucking can cause problems with the teeth. And these are often corrected early, preferably when they are still young by specialized dentists called orthodontists.

How are misaligned teeth straightened? They use braces to correct it. It exerts pressure on the teeth to straighten them out. And braces have come a long way from what it is today. Before, people shun away from using braces because it really hurt to have one placed on the teeth as well as the need to wear a headgear to keep it in place. Furthermore, it cost much to get one installed. It was such a relief for them when they were finally removed, not because their teeth looked great but because their jaw stopped aching.

Nowadays, computer technology and titanium has made braces more tolerable. They are precisely placed on the tooth for maximum alignment with the least discomfort. It can even be made the same colour as the teeth or any colour you wish it to be. The latest being Invisalign braces where the retainers are made form one millimetre thick clear plastic that is constructed using the very latest in 3D imaging and digital x-rays. The computer aided manufacture also means that the retainers can be constructed to incredible degrees of accuracy. The retainers also have the added advantage of being completely removable which means that certain foods are not off limits like with conventional braces.For more information on Orthodontics and Braces in your area please call Goma Dental At 177-645-0704.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Benefits Of Dental Implants

We recommend dental implants to nearly all of our patients who are missing teeth. There are several reasons for this.

Implants are low-maintenance – You can brush and floss an implant just as you would a natural tooth. No extra tools are necessary.
Implants will not decay – This is also true of dentures and bridges. However, dental bridges are built upon your natural tooth enamel, which will continue to be susceptible to decay.
Implants preserve jawbone structure – A missing tooth will eventually lead to further dental complications. This is inevitable. With no tooth or root to stimulate the surrounding tissue, that surrounding tissue will deteriorate, causing adjacent teeth to shift toward the gap. Implants are the only sure way to maintain your existing jaw structure.
Implants are the most cost-effective solution – The initial cost for a dental implant can be steep. However, the cost of multiple dental visits associated with denture replacements and bridge replacement procedures often exceeds the cost of an implant. We offer a variety of financing options that make the dental implant procedure affordable to nearly everyone.
Eat the foods you enjoy - You will eat lettuce , apples, steak and even corn on the cob with confidence and enjoy flavours of your favorite food with less plastic covering the roof of your mouth.

The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the better. Just about anyone with one or more missing teeth is a candidate for implants.Unlike traditional treatments of crowns, bridges , root canals and dentures dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth actually mimicking your natural teeth.
A consultation with a qualified implant dentist will be necessary to determine your candidacy. If you live in the Shimla area, please contact Goma dental today to arrange a consultation.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Implant Supported Bridge

We recommend dental implants to nearly every patient we encounter who is missing a tooth. Just about everyone with otherwise good dental health is a candidate for implants. The many advantages of implants are so great in comparison to dentures and traditional bridges that implants are the obvious choice for many.

Implants are not for everyone, however, especially when several consecutive teeth are missing. Replacing four or five consecutive missing teeth with implants can get extremely pricey. For these patients, it often makes more sense to use one or two implants as supports for one or two sets of bridges. We have performed many successful restorations using this strategy, and our results look just as good with these as if we had performed an all-implant restoration. In terms of aesthetics, no one would be able to tell the difference between an implant/bridge hybrid and an all-implant restoration.

This is great news for people who are missing many teeth and who cannot afford the expense involved with multiple implants. While an all-implant restoration may be ideal, proper care and maintenance will ensure that your bridge/implant restoration will last for many years.

If you are missing several teeth, then you are very likely the perfect candidate for bridges and implants. If you live in the Shimla area, please contact Goma Dental today to arrange a complimentary consultation.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Digital Shade Taking Device

Cosmetic dentistry and esthetic restorations have never been more important to the dental patient/consumer. Getting the perfect shade on veneers and crowns is essential if you are to earn your patients’ respect as a cosmetic dentist. Now shade-matching is easier than ever with VITA Easyshade compact.The Vita Easyshade intra-oral dental spectrophotometer is a self-contained, portable, Digital shade matching device.The Vita Easyshade gives Efficient Accurate Shade, Fast & simple in use.It is Compatible to 26 Vita System 3D-Master® Shades, 3 Vita System 3D-Master® Bleaching Shades and 16 Vitapan Classical Shades.
The Vita easy shade has multiple options like Single Tooth Shade, Three point Tooth Mapping (i.e. distinct shades of Cervical, Body & Incisal area) Prosthesis Shade verification, and Shade Tab measuring.The rechargeable battery lasts up to a week, and the Easyshade Compact features a mini-USB port. To ensure perfect measurements every time, the system features an automatic calibration.The all-new VITA Easyshade Compact delivers the fastest, easiest way to measure tooth shades under any lighting condition. Now we can measure natural teeth, check restoration shades and tack bleaching progress with the push of a button.For more information on Vita easy shade please call Goma dental on 177-645-0704.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Smile Designing For Bright New Smile

Smile design is a cosmetic philosophy encompassing a ‘Whole Smile’ approach to improving your appearance. Originally developed in the States, the Cosmetic Dentist works in partnership with the Patient and the Master-Ceramist.

At the first Smile Design appointment a number of important factors about you and your smile are gathered together including

* your wishes and expectations
* models of your teeth
* photographs
* x-rays

This information is analysed between the ceramist at the lab and your cosmetic dentist . The ceramist will then produce an accurate wax mock-up of how your teeth will look at the end of treatment.

At the 2nd appointment we will show you the model of how your teeth could look and effect any changes to the design that you might wish for. We also prepare the teeth at this appointment and fit temporary veneers matching the wax-designed teeth. The temporary teeth are worn for a week so that you can assess what you do and don’t like about your new smile.

When you return to the clinic with your temporary teeth in place in third appointment we consult with you on any changes that should be made to the temporaries, effect those changes to your satisfaction, choose the new colour and make an accurate record of your new smile for the ceramist to use as a guide when making your permanent ceramic smile design veneers.

In last appointment the complete new smile is delivered to the clinic and your cosmetic dentist will then bond the multiple veneers into place….new smile complete, time to dazzle your friends and family!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Power Tool for Dentistry

There are so many exciting and obvious benefits to cosmetic imaging, that it has become commonly accepted as a powerful tool in dentistry. Of course, how you incorporate cosmetic imaging into your practice will depend upon your own needs and practice philosophy. Cosmetic imaging is not just for "selling" cosmetic cases. It is a powerful diagnostic and treatment planning tool whose benefits should not be overlooked.

Professional image editing software: Many dentists have heard of PhotoShop and PhotoShop-like programs. These are image editing programs used by graphic artists. They have no dental related interface or link capability. Typically, these are incredibly sophisticated programs with capabilities far beyond dental-specific software. But with the proper knowledge of the tools they can easily and precisely accomplish all dental treatment simulations. Such programs, with a trained person at the controls, are especially well suited to creating realistic simulations.In fact, if desired, it's actually possible with just a click of the mouse to import each image created by these programs into the modern practice management system's image database. In any case, these programs can manage their own images with unbeatable ease.

Combining professional software and made for dentistry: But learning to use a professional imaging program can be a daunting task. Creating a meaningful smile library formatted to use for pasting into simulations can be incredibly time consuming. Software programs like Digital Dentist is simply a fast track training system designed to teach you how to use one of the most powerful image editing programs in the industry today, Paint Shop Pro. Digital Dentist combines the program with dental specific training and a library of ready-to-use smile designs.Our imaging module provides the software tools to perform simulations of intended aesthetic and restorative treatments. Cosmetic Imaging allows both the patient and dentist to visualize the appearance and functional benefits of proposed treatment recommendations from simulating a simple tooth whitening procedure to a full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Goma uses special cosmetic imaging software that allows him to show you, often in the same visit, what your smile will look like after a specific cosmetic procedure. Take advantage of Free Cosmetic Consultation and see how beautiful your smile can be!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dermal Fillers: Cosmetic Dental Procedure

More and more cosmetic dentists are now offering small scale cosmetic facial procedures as part of an overall smile makeover. After all, the mouth and facial tissue surrounds your smile and every beautiful picture needs an equally beautiful frame. Sagging facial tissue and wrinkles can now be combated by a range of dermal fillers including collagen and hyaluronic acid. These fillers firm and fill facial tissues providing a healthier and fuller appearance that enhances a beautiful smile.

Dermal fillers, like all cosmetic surgery, were once the sole preserve of the rich and famous but they are now increasingly affordable. This greater availability has removed some of the stigma attached to cosmetic enhancers and having a dermal filler injection is now no more unusual than having a haircut.

If applied by a trained professional dermal fillers carry little or no risk and because treatments are only temporary any risk of permanent damage due to bad treatment is reduced. Most of the common dermal fillers use compounds such as hyaluronic acid which already exist naturally in the body, further reducing the risk of a bad reaction to treatment. Hyaluronic acid is the substance in the skin that gives it a plump and healthy appearance.

Treatment are usually carried out under a local anaesthetic to make it more comfortable, and for those who don’t like needles this can be applied by using an anaesthetic cream applied half an hour before. The whole procedure should take little more than half an hour from start to finish and will involve no surgical cutting of skin or tissue. Results usually begin to show after a couple of days and can last up to four months before a top up treatment is required. Ask your dentist about dermal fillers and you could have a healthy and full looking frame for your smile.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Teeth grinding, or bruxism as it is clinically called, is the act of unconsciously grinding or clenching the teeth, either during the day or at night. It affects not just the teeth but the whole bone structure around them including the jaw. As such it is a dental problem but also considered a larger medical concern. Teeth grinding during the night is as common a complaint as snoring but because the noise is not as obtrusive little is done about it.

One of the main causes of teeth grinding, doctors believe, is stress. Dentists tend to lean more towards it being a physiological condition caused by the misalignment of teeth. In children it is almost certainly caused by the accelerated growth of the jaw and teeth.

In circumstances where the teeth are not aligned correctly, grinding is an involuntary reaction to try and make them fit together better. This can lead to a number of other dental problems. Teeth can become worn down and flattened and the enamel, which protects the teeth from bacteria, is eroded which causes cavities. Other physical symptoms you might experience are pain and tightness in the jaw and possible headaches.

Common treatments for teeth grinding range from the psychological to the preventative. Many believe that stress management will reduce the instances of teeth grinding. Dentists will often recommend using a mouth guard when sleeping to protect the teeth. Teeth that have been worn down can be repaired with crowns and other treatments such as bonding. At Goma dental we can suggest the best method of treatment to help you get a good nights sleep.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lasers For The Perfect Smile

Incredibly, dentists have been using laser treatment for over 15 years. Despite some early skepticism the industry is coming to realize that lasers may have a key part to play in the future of dentistry. Their accuracy and all round benefits mean they are becoming ever more popular in dental treatments.

Dentists use lasers for a variety of purposes. They can be used to remove decay and prepare a tooth for a filling and then used to cure or harden the filling itself. They can also be used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures. Other uses include removing small amounts of tissue for biopsy, especially useful in the fight against cancer, and to activate agents in tooth whitening procedures.

Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light and can be used to cut or vaporize tissue as well as acting as a catalyst for other treatments. They are particularly useful as they can often minimise the pain and anxiety felt by patients and also reduce swelling and bleeding during dental treatments. Also because of the high levels of heat used there is often a reduced risk of post-procedural infection as the laser acts as a sterilizing agent.

Lasers are an innovative and precise dentistry tool that more and more dentists are using because of the obvious advantages to both themselves and dentists. Ask your dentist about laser treatment and take the pain out of your trip to the dentist.For more information on dental lasers please call goma dental on 177-645-0704.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Get That Confident Smile With Clear Step

If you need to have your teeth aligned, Clear Step Orthodontics is the easiest, most comfortable method available. Regardless of whether you have serious misalignments, or you need to have a few gaps closed, this procedure is sure to meet your needs. Perhaps best of all, when you visit a dentist in London W1, you will also have access to state of the art facilities and equipment.

Chances are, you will be surprised to learn that the devices used for Clear Step Orthodontics can be removed whenever you please. For example, you can take them out when eating, brushing your teeth, or playing sports. As long as you wear them at least 20 hours each day, your teeth will be gradually and safely moved into proper alignment. At the same time, when you are wearing this device, most people will not even realize it.They are designed so that you wear each positioner for approximately two weeks. Little by little they gently move your teeth from their present to your desired position, as you work through the steps.

If you have children that need to have their teeth straightened out, they will be far more comfortable with Clear Step than they will be regular braces. Among other things, they will not have to suffer with inner cheeck and tongue abrasions, let alone the unsightly appearance of brace wires and adjustment mechanisms. Chances are, your children will also feel much better about future dental care when they have a positive experience with dental alignment procedures.

Even though you may have had dental alignments during your childhood or teen years, your teeth may need still occasional adjusting later on in life. Fortunately, you will not have to choose between misalignments and wearing braces again. Today, you can enjoy regaining a perfect smile with Clear Step Orthodontics.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thermoplastic Materials:An Alternative to Gutta-Percha

Obturation of the cleaned and shaped root canal space has been performed for many years using a core of gutta-percha rubber cones combined with various formulations of sealer cements. This step in root canal treatment is an effort to create a root canal system that is sealed from reinfection resulting from coronal leakage, and to entomb residual bacteria and their by-products remaining in the roots following cleaning and shaping procedures. The gutta-percha cones can be manipulated into the root canal with either cold lateral condensation, or through a method which involves softening the core filling material with the application of heat, which was introduced more than 40 years ago by Dr. Schilder. The gutta-percha and sealer filling material has been the most popular and most tested filling material throughout the history of nonsurgical endodontic procedures.

Despite significant advances in materials science over the past 50 years, it was just recently that an alternative filling material for root canal obturation was introduced and studied in an attempt to improve upon the successful history of gutta-percha. A new a polycaprolactone resin-based thermoplastic filling material (Resilon [Resilon Research LLC]) has been introduced that differs from gutta-percha—the rubber in the gutta-percha material has been replaced with a urethane-based resin. A dual-cured methacrylate resin sealer cement (Epiphany [Pentron Clinical Technologies]) was developed to be utilized with a self-etching primer in association with Resilon in an attempt to create a root filling material that is of a single, solid, bonded material. This system differs from the gutta-percha sealer-based obturation material because it has the ability, through dentin adhesive resin-bonding technology, to bond the root canal walls to the sealer cement, which in turn bonds to the core filling material. This has the potential to strengthen roots and to improve the leakage resistance of the obturated root, hopefully improving nonsurgical endodontic outcome success over the long term. The Resilon and Epiphany obturation material is available under different names: Resilon/Epiphany (Pentron Clinical Technologies), Resinate (Obtura Spartan), and RealSeal (SybronEndo).
In the past 4 years, sponsored and independent research has been busy determining if the new Resilon material is an acceptable alternative to the time-tested gutta-percha and sealer. Factors that have been tested include the cement’s cellular toxicity, bacterial leakage in filled roots, fluid filtration leakage comparisons, microscopic bonding visual analyses, bond strength to root dentin studies, periapical inflammation evaluations, and clinical outcome comparisons. Based on the majority of the current research covering the various aspects of the new material, studies show that the new filling material is a viable alternative to the gutta-percha-sealer technique for filling roots in nonsurgical endodontic treatment. Furthermore, future research and development may eventually reveal that it has the potential to be a better material than gutta-percha.

Despite significant amounts of published research, there is little information about the handling difference between this new root-filling material compared to its traditional alternative. While the dispensing of the Resilon/Epiphany system comes in similar standardized (ISO) cone forms, or pellet form for use in heated syringable dispensing systems (ie, Obtura II [Obtura Spartan] or the Hot Shot [Discus Dental]); the newer material handles differently in several ways.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Retraction cords :For Better Impressions

Good impressions start with good retraction, but often the process is rushed and the impression is resultantly compromised. Most trained prosthodontists agree that two to three minutes is insufficient to achieve good tissue deflection. Consequently, most prosthodontists pack retraction cord for at least five minutes to achieve good tissue memory. This is one of the main secrets in achieving a good impression.
Gingival retracting cords including propylhexedrine (e.g., propylhexedrine HCI) for providing hemostasis and retraction or displacement of gingival tissue. The retraction cords include a hemostatic and tissue stiffening and retraction effective amount of propylhexedrine which avoids the negative side effects associated with the use of epinephrine, commonly used in conventional retraction cords. Retraction cords incorporating propylhexedrine do not cause increased blood pressure or accelerated heart rate. In addition, such retraction cords may include astringents, such as iron (III) salts without causing discoloration of the retraction cord, the patient's teeth or gums, or the fingers of the dental practitioner.

Retraction: Two alternative methods.

Single Cord Technique:
This technique is most common, but often insufficient. The single cord retraction technique is best used when preparing margins at, or above tissue. If gingival tissues are healthy and no bleeding occurs when the cord is packed, this is usually an accepted method.

Double Cord Technique:
The double cord retraction technique is best used when sub-gingival margins are required, and/or if the tissue health is less than ideal. Double cord technique is not simply inserting two cords. The technique sequence listed below will give the best result.
Enough coronal structure is removed to gain easy access to the interproximal areas. Try to avoid preparing areas close to the gingival tissue. Gently an extra thin cord such as Deknatel suture or # I retraction cord (impregnated with an astringent of your choice) is inserted into the sulcus. The Deknatel or # I cord will provide a slight tissue deflection allowing more access will serve as a depth gauge .Then a braided cord impregnated with astringent is packed to achieve adequate tissue displacement. Cord placed below tissue will simply train the upper tissue to curl, defeating the process of tissue deflection. Furthermore, try to use the largest braided cord possible to achieve the greatest tissue deflection. After a minimum of five minutes, the upper braided cord is removed , (leaving the suture cord in place) and the impression is made.

ViziLite : Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that oral cancer steals the life of one person every hour? India has one of the highest incidence of Oral cancer in the world. The high incidence of oral cancer and oral pre-cancerous lesions in India has long been linked with the habit of betel quid chewing incorporating tobacco.Oral cancer ranks number one among men and number three among women in India. Oral cancer constitutes 12% of all cancers in men and 8% of all cancers among women.

Oral cancer is a major health problem in India. In India it is estimated that among the 400 million individuals aged 15 years and over 47% use tobacco in one form or the other, there are many interesting forms of tobacco use in India eg. Reverse smoking. Annual incidence rate is estimated to be 64,460. However total number of cases at any given will be 2.5 to 3 times higher than this number . Only half of patients diagnosed with oral cancer will survive longer than five years. Because it is often detected in the later stages, oral cancer's mortality rate is higher than that of cervical cancer, Hodgkins disease, brain, liver, kidney, or ovarian cancer. Treatment for oral cancer often causes disfiguration and lessens the patients quality of life.

Thanks to an amazing new technology, ViziLite, dentists and hygienists can quickly and painlessly screen for oral cancer. ViziLite is an identification and marking system that detects tissue abnormalities and is used in combination with traditional visual exams.

All adults should have an annual ViziLite exam because a quarter of oral cancer victims are non-smokers, don't drink, and have no lifestyle factors to heighten their oral cancer risk. Men over 40 and women between the ages of 20 and 40 are the most prone to the disease. Patients with lifestyle risks, including any tobacco use, daily alcohol consumption, viral infections, autoimmune deficiencies like HIV, and diabetes, may need more frequent evaluations.

The screening involves a few simple steps. First, you rinse thoroughly with a cleansing solution. Then, your dentist dims the overhead lights and examines your mouth using the ViziLite wand. If ViziLite finds a problem area, the spot will become illuminated and appear distinctly different from the surrounding normal tissue.

While all of this information sounds disheartening, if oral cancer is found and treated in the early stages the condition has an 80 to 90-percent cure rate. Ask your dentist about whether you could benefit from an oral cancer screening that includes ViziLite.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

DIAGNOdent :Finding Decay the Easy Way

One of the most important things we do for our patients is identify and fill cavities. Since any spot of decay can threaten the integrity of an entire tooth, detection is key to preventing a host of potential problems. Lengthy poking and probing sessions have been an acceptable, if not very comfortable, part of dental exams for years. However, such methods of decay detection are only 50 to 75-percent successful. Cavities can hide along fissure lines or inside biting and occlusal surfaces. Further, mechanical exploratory methods are limited to finding only those cavities that are equal to or larger than the probe head. To make the process more comfortable and comprehensive, we use DIAGNOdent, a revolutionary dental laser that finds cavities in the earliest stages.

Laser Reflection Spots Imperfection
DIAGNOdent technology uses a laser diode to inspect teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. First, we take a benchmark reading by aiming the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As it pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, the laser reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength which is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between 1 and 100, and then displayed on a screen. Any variation from the healthy baseline value stimulates emission of a different wavelength and alerts us to a weakened area of decay. Not surprisingly, this technology quickly and precisely identifies even the tiniest bit of decay. This means shallower, simpler fillings, preserving more tooth structure, and providing a specific means of monitoring suspicious areas. No X-rays are required with DIAGNOdent, so patients do not have to worry about radiation exposure.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Wand Offers a Magic Touch

CompuDent, which is the brain behind the Wand, is a computerized local anesthesia delivery unit. The Wand is actually the pen-like hand piece that administers the anesthesia.

How it Works
Injections can be irritating for many reasons, but one pain factor is that the anesthesia is concentrated in a small area until it dissipates. Anesthesia administered too fast can also cause pain. Another irritation stems from too much tissue going numb, which can leave a patient drooling after an appointment.

CompuDent manages the flow and volume of anesthesia being delivered, and it also offers more accuracy for the area being numbed. The Wand, through which the regulated anesthesia flows, does not look or feel like a syringe. A drop of topical numbing agent first numbs the injection site, and then the needle creates a comfortable injection pathway.The Wand helps patients relax before, during, and after procedures. Beforehand, patients have confidence instead of anxiety; during treatment, they receive regulated medication to keep them comfortable; and afterwards, they can return to normal activity for the rest of the day. The Wand – its like magic!

Laser Dentistry

Just as every picture needs a frame, the gums act as a framing device for the teeth, and bad gums can really detract from good teeth. An excess of gum tissue, which is also known as a gummy smile, can spoil the appearance of nice looking teeth. It is believed that about 14 per cent of women and 7 per cent of men suffer from gummy smiles, which can be a source of embarrassment and affect self-confidence. However, there is something that can be done about it.
Gum contouring is carried out by using an incredibly accurate laser which can be use to painlessly burn off excess gum tissue. The heat of the laser also sterilizes and seals the tissue speeding up the healing process. The dentist uses the laser to reshape the gums to look even and well-proportioned and discomfort is kept to a minimum.

There are many reasons why some people have an excess of gum tissue. Mostly it is nothing more than genetic predisposition but on occasion it can be the result of taking certain blood pressure-reducing medication. In other patients it is because they have either a short top lip or that the position of their teeth is slightly off, making the gums appear larger in contrast to the teeth.
Gum contouring is an easy and effective way of improving the cosmetic appearance of teeth. It is a simple process that can be carried out in one session and requires only minimal healing times and because of the heat produced by the laser there is minimal risk of infection or complication. Ask a your dentist about laser gum contouring and you too could have the perfect frame for your teeth.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Straighten teeth with Invisalign

You have always wanted to straighten your crooked tooth but hate the thought of seeing your face in the mirror everyday with metal-wire braces protruding from your mouth. With Invisalign, you can achieve the straight teeth you have been dreaming for so long now.
Invisalign is known as invisible braces or aligners designed to straighten crooked teeth and close gaps between teeth. The technology eliminates the use of traditional metal-wire braces to correct crooked teeth or close gaps between teeth. These aligners are specially designed to fit your teeth comfortably. They work by moving your teeth in a position that will give you a perfect, natural smile.
The Invisalign system works this way:
• Your dentist will make you wear your Invisalign braces for at least 22 hours every day.
• You can remove your Invisalign aligners when you eat or brush your teeth.
• As you wear your Invisalign, the aligners will move your teeth slowly into a position that will make them look straight.
• It is advisable to change your braces at least every two weeks
• A regular check up with your dentist is highly recommended
• The treatment period is from six months to one year.
There are numerous benefits of wearing Invisalign aligners, including:
• Ease of use
• No irritating metal wires
• People will not notice you are in treatment because Invisalign aligners are transparent
Invisalign is a great invisible option to getting a confident smile.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cone Beam CT

In the early 1900s, the Italian radiologist Alessandro Vallebona proposed a method to represent a single slice of the body on the radiographic film. This method was known as tomography.The first commercially viable CT scanner was invented by Sir Godfrey Hounsfield in Hayes, United Kingdom at EMI Central Research Laboratories using X-rays.Since its introduction in the 1970s, CT has become an important tool in medical imaging to supplement X-rays and medical ultrasonography. Although it is still quite expensive, it is the gold standard in the diagnosis of a large number of different disease entities.

There is a growing interest in minimally invasive implant therapy as a standard prosthodontic treatment, providing complete restoration of occlusal function. A new treatment method (CADDIMA), which combines both computerized tomographic (CT) and optical laser-scan data for planning and design of surgical guides, implant abutments, and prosthetic device is trhe latest.Cone beam CT technology has wide ranging applications particularly in dental implant therapy. Our CT scanner provides us with three dimensional images of a patient’s jaws and allows for pre-surgical virtual surgery resulting in precise implant placement. This allows us to dramatically shorten surgical time thereby reducing post-operative pain and swelling. In addition, teeth may be placed on the implants on the same day of surgery based on pre-operative computer planning.

In addition to its uses in implant therapy, CT scanner is useful in planning jaw reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, TMJ diagnosis and surgery, as well as complex pathology cases. Radiation exposure from cone-beam CT scanners is significantly less than from hospital grade CT scanners, in fact, the amount of radiation exposure is often less than from a full-mouth dental series.

Mouthguard :Ideal for sporting activities

As you may be aware, it only takes one blow to the mouth to cause gum injury, tooth loss, and nerve damage. Regardless of whether that blow comes from a cricketball or a fall, it is very important to do what you can to protect your teeth during certain activities. In most cases, wearing a mouth guard will prevent injury to your mouth. Fortunately, when you visit a dentist in Shimla, you will be able to obtain a custom fit mouth guard.

Consider a situation where you would normally wear some kind of helmet. This may include working in construction or riding a bicycle, as well as playing some type of sport. As a general rule, if you are concerned about head injuries, you should be equally concerned about dental ones. This is especially important to consider if you have children that play sports or ride bikes. A custom mouth guard created by a dentist is the only type that will ensure inner mouth structures receive the maximum amount of protection.
Typically, you will find that the procedure for obtaining a custom mouth guard is fairly painless and easy. Your dentist will make a model of your teeth, and then create the mouth guard from soft plastic. Unlike the virtually useless mouth guards sold in most stores, you will have very little, if any difficulty breathing or talking while wearing the mouth guard designed by a dentist. At the same time, if something hits your mouth, the teeth, gums, and inner cheek tissue will all be protected.
Even though you may not engage in activities that require the use of a mouth guard, it is crucial to consider the activities of your children. Unfortunately, even one injury during gym or recess may undo years of dental alignments, cleanings, and cavity management. At the same time, the last thing you will want is for your child to suffer with long term nerve damage. Therefore, it will be best to have custom mouth guards made as quickly as possible.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Brighten your smile with white fillings

If you have cavities that need to be filled, there are alternatives to mercury filled amalgam. In particular, you may be interested in having white fillings that are made from white composite. Aside from being safer and more durable, these fillings will be far more attractive. Fortunately, you can obtain this type of filling in Shimla.

As with amalgam fillings, your dentist will need to remove damaged tooth materials, as well as a tiny bit of healthy tissue. Interestingly enough, far less material will have to be removed in order to insert a white filling as opposed to amalgam. Since less of your natural tooth is removed, you can have peace of mind knowing that the structure will remain in good health for a longer period of time. This may help prevent the need for root canals, as well as many other kinds of procedures that are designed to manage complex tooth and gum issues.

Even though white composite fillings have many advantages over amalgam, it is important to realize that the procedure for inserting them is a bit different. Among other things, your dentist will need to make sure that no saliva touches your tooth while it is being filled. Depending on where the tooth is, you may feel some discomfort from the shields. That said, the remainder of the procedure tends to be a bit more comfortable than what is used for amalgam.

If you need to have cavities filled, it may be to your advantage to ask for white composite instead of amalgam. Aside from reducing your exposure to the mercury found in amalgam, you will also be receiving more durable and attractive filling. You may even find that using white filling will be more useful for preventing dental problems later on in life.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Change Your Tooth Brush !

Even though you may know when to change your toothbrush, you may not know which toothbrush will work best for you. Among other things, you may have been buying hard toothbrushes for years, and causing damage to your gums at the same time. Fortunately, your dentist can give you a good bit of information about what to look for when you change your toothbrush.

As you may be aware, there are many different kinds of toothbrushes on the market. This includes sonic toothbrushes, electric ones, and conventional bristle brushes. Depending on your situation, you may need to use a brush with raised bristles along the other edge. In other cases, you may be better off with a smaller brush surface. If you have other types of health conditions, your dentist may even be able to provide you with brushes that make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

When you visit your dentist for routine exams, you may want to ask about which toothbrush will work best for you. This will also be an ideal time to learn how to brush your teeth properly. Chances are, you will be surprised at some of the answers that you receive. In particular, if you have been scrubbing across the surface of your teeth without gently brushing down from the gumline, you may not have optimal oral hygiene.

Today, many people think that replacing a toothbrush is a simple as buying the same type of brush once the old one wears out. On the other hand, if you don’t talk to your dentist about your specific oral needs, you may be buying, and using the wrong type of toothbrushes. Interestingly enough, taking just a few minutes to discuss this issue can save you from developing receding gums, as well as several other kinds of gum disease.