Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

May the dawning of this New Year, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year 2010 !

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Smile Makeover For a Perfect Smile

A smile makeover involves facial rejuvenation, dental or cosmetic procedures to improve your smile. A smile makeover is an individual choice. One smile makeover may be different to another.

Whatever reason you may have to undergo a smile makeover, there are various cosmetic dentistry options for you to choose from to improve your smile:

• Repair of broken or chipped tooth – the treatment options include porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding and porcelain crowns. The extent of the damage of your teeth will determine the kind of treatment that you will need.
• Straightening of crooked teeth – conventional orthodontics or Invisalign aligners or braces are recommended treatment for crooked or misalign teeth. For fast solution to this type of tooth problem, porcelain veneers may be considered.
• Replacement of missing teeth – a smile makeover may involve replacing existing restorations. This can be done by dental implants, denture or dental bridge.
• Closing gaps between teeth – this can be remedied with porcelain veneers such as da Vinci or Lumineers. Your dentist may also recommend the use of orthodontics to move your teeth and close the gaps. Some orthodontic appliances include Invisalign braces, Damon braces, lingual braces or Inman aligner.

A complete oral and facial examination must be carried out prior to determining a course of action. A full mouth X-ray exam will be performed, along with a periodontal charting, and bite registration. Gingivitis/periodontitis and bite discrepancies should be addressed prior to starting a smile makeover. If other teeth in the mouth have problems, these problems should also be addressed. The time spent to make sure that your mouth is healthy prior to a smile makeover is well worth it! If however, you only want aesthetic improvements; your smile transformation will not take long. Your dentist, however, will make sure that you know what needs to be done to your mouth to make sure that is it healthy.

Whatever cosmetic dentistry option you will choose, you can be sure that a smile makeover will completely change your life.Although smile makeovers can be fairly expensive, a dentist will be able to show you how just a few simple procedures can greatly improve the appearance of your smile.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Teeth Whitening Helps You Look Younger

Teeth whitening is one of the most effective and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures and has been popularised recently by massive exposure of its benefits on television and in other media. We’ve all seen the makeover shows where even the most discoloured teeth are restored to a bright white colour and the dramatic effect this can have on a person’s appearance. This is almost certainly because teeth naturally discolour as we get older, so having whiter teeth is an instant way of looking younger and healthier.

Eating and drinking gradually stains the enamel and our teeth begin to take on a yellow appearance. This discolouration is made worse by certain substances particularly tobacco, red wine and coffee.The good news is that it is now possible to prevent and even reverse this gradual discolouration of teeth, In fact it is possible to whiten the shade of your teeth by up to ten shades. Even better news is that tooth whitening is a readily available and easily affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that is offered by almost all dentists.

Our teeth become stained because a layer of pellicle builds up on the enamel. Over time this slowly begins to stain the teeth. It is possible to remove this pellicle film by brushing and flossing, but if the enamel itself becomes stained, no amount of cleaning will have an effect.Certain lifestyle choices also make staining of teeth more likely. As we have seen, some people are more genetically prone to yellowing of the teeth than others, but using any kind of tobacco product or drinking excessive amounts of red wine or coffee can accelerate the staining process.

One of the most effective whitening products on the market polanight gel. These gels are used in special trays that fit around the teeth covering all the enamel. The gels contain hydrogen peroxide which bleaches the stains in the enamel returning the to a natural white colour. Trays can be prepared by your dentist and worn for periods throughout the day, or even worn over night for more effective whitening.

The only real side effect of whitening, providing the gels and trays are prepared correctly, is sensitive teeth. This only affects some patients and will only last for two to three days after the procedure. Ask your dentist about polanight/polaoffice teeth whitening products and you too could restore the shine to your smile.For more information visit HimachalDental.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Portable Xray Unit

Here's a new product that may be of interest to those of you looking for a portable x-ray unit. The new portable dental Xray unit .The shape is more like a conventional camera than a 'ray gun' style, which the company feels is less intimidating in appearance.

Here are the other points of interest from the company website.

x-ray2go is a portable hand held camera that uses a high frequency inverter to generate a stable X-ray output with DC high voltage. This effective DC unit enables patient and operator to be exposed to the least amount of radiation. The integrated compact "Camera like" generator increases the user's confidence and decrease the negative perception patients have about X-rays. It is small: 5.6" (W) x 3.3" (D) x 1.2" (H). Best of all it only weighs 4.18 Lbs (1.9 Kgs), the lightest on the market.

• Portability – room to room ease
• No installation necessary versus complex, expensive and time consuming on-wall installation.
• No need for pass troughs
• Large LCD display – easy to read
• Simple touch controls
• Adjustable exposure time
• Hundreds of images from one (1) battery charge
• High resolution diagnostic images
• No blur from hand movement high-frequency generator produces clear images while reducing patient dose
• Shield protects the operator from scattered radiation - small dose of radiation emitted
• Leading technology provides the highest level of safety, quality and patient care
• Perfect for special needs patients, home health care patients, nursing home patients, children and veterinary practices
• Perfect for small operatories
• Perfect for mobile dentistry where room is a big factor

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Types Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are probably one of the main contributors of cosmetic dentistry to the world. A dental implant is essentially an artificial replacement that resembles a tooth or a group of teeth. Some of the reasons that lead to tooth loss are dental caries, root canal failure, tooth decay, periodontitis, injury, congenital defects or excessive wear and tear. Dental implants are the best and most effective choice to replace lost teeth.

Outwardly, the three types of implants available look all the same and may even be made from different materials, including plate form, subperiosteal, and root form.

* Plate Form Dental Implants
When your jawbone is too narrow, a plate form is the most effective method to use. The metal portion that sits beneath the gum line is long and flat. This allows the new tooth to sit along beside the jaw line. To install this, dentists cut down and expose an area of the jawbone after administering anesthetic. The implant sits into place and the gums are carefully secured into place. Some are attached to restore your smile instantly while other requires some time to heal in order for the metal to fuse onto the bone. The amount of space opened up will depend on how extensive the work is.

* Subperiosteal Methods
When there is very little bone to hold the material, a specially made subperiosteal style form is the best choice. In all, there are two different ways dentist can install this style. A single surgery method requires a CAT scan and a special computer program to process the corresponding data to create a 3D model of your jawbone. Then, dental surgery is performed to expose the jawbone and lay in the plates.
With a dual surgery procedure, the gums are opened up and a special impression is made of the remaining bone. The form is then sent to a lab to form the plate. In the second surgery, the bone is exposed and the plate is laid into place.

* Root Form Styles
These are shaped similar to your original teeth with a tooth like shape on the top and a screw like form that attaches it to the bone. These are best for good bone structures that are wide and deep. Dentists will open the jawbone, set the implant into place, and close the gums. It will then require three to six months of healing for the bone to grow around the metal. Otherwise, the pressure placed on your tooth through normal activities will cause the post to dislodge. Once it is completely healed, the oral care professional then needs to attach the tooth portion to the metal rod-like structure. This is done by using an extension under the tooth portion to connect it to the post.

This procedure has one of the highest success rates in dentistry, but all are not eligible to get a dental implant done. Consult a Shimla dentist who will take your history and examine your teeth and gums to consider you for this restorative procedure.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas To All !

To all my friends, co-horts, colleagues, and partners in geekiness, I'd like to wish you a most blessed of holiday seasons. To those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, I hope your special holiday brings you joy, cheer, and happiness.

Painless Wisdom tooth removal

Usually developing in the mid-twenties wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that, if aligned correctly, can be a valuable asset to your existing teeth. However, very often do not align themselves correctly and can cause complications to the other teeth.

Even though your wisdom teeth may not have erupted, they can cause all kinds of problems. For example, if they start to erupt, and then stop, the gum tissue around them can be easily irritated. This is especially important to consider if there is a small flap of gum covering the tooth. As may be expected, irritation can often lead to infection. Wisdom teeth can also cause all kinds of jaw pain, as well as throw your other teeth out of alignment.This can be the cause of oral infection and other oral hygiene difficulties. Also by allowing bacteria into the bloodstream it can increase the risk of heart disease. Wisdom teeth can also impede successful brushing and flossing.

In general, most people will not need to go to an oral surgeon to have wisdom teeth removed. That said, if you have other conditions that need to be considered, your dentist may feel that you need the extra skills offered by an oral surgeon. Fortunately, even if you do have to go to an oral surgeon, you will still be able to have the procedure done in an office setting, as opposed to in a hospital.When visiting a dentist they will take regular x-rays to assess the development and alignment of any wisdom teeth that may be coming through. If they have any concerns they will refer you to an oral surgeon who will be able to carry out any further action if needed.

Many people today forget about wisdom teeth until they start causing problems. For example, you may not even think about them until you have swollen gums, or notice that there is a bitter taste in your mouth. By this time, the wisdom tooth and the surrounding gum are probably infected. Once that happens, you will need to go on antibiotics, as well as have the tooth removed.Some removals may require more extensive surgery than others or can be painful sometimes but removal will prevent a lifetime of further complications.For more information & free consultation please call us at 177-645-0704.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dentures To Replace Missing Teeth

Even though awareness about tooth decay and gum disease is far greater now than it ever was, and dental technology has advanced to incredible levels in recent years, many people still suffer the pain and embarrassment of losing their teeth. Whether it is due to a head trauma or dental phobia has prevented a patient from visiting the dentist, missing teeth can cause significant health and lifestyle problems. The most common solution is to have a set of dentures fitted to act as artificial teeth. Without dentures, eating and talking can become very problematic and facial structure and tissue support is also adversely affected.

Dentures have often been the cause of stereotyping and stigmas which are finally being overturned.As dental technology improves with the increased use of computer aided design and manufacture dentists are able to achieve more realistic and lifelike results. One aspect of dentistry that has significantly improved over recent years is the manufacture of dentures. Unlike dentures of the past, modern dental prosthetics are comfortable, well-fitted and realistic.

Once fitted, it is important to keep up regular appointments with your dentist as gum tissue erosion can cause dentures to become loose and fall out which can be embarrassing. Well-maintained and cared for dentures and gums should be secure and limit the effect on the patient’s lifestyle. Some patients who are anxious about loose dentures resort to denture adhesives, which can be messy and prohibit the eating of certain foods. One option for anxious patients is to have a series of mini-implants fitted into the jawbone to act as a secure anchor for dentures to prevent the possibility of embarrassing loose dentures.For more information on dentures please call goma dental at 177-645-0704.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Future Of Dentistry - Digital Xrays In Shimla

In the past dentists have had to rely on dental moulds and x-rays to build up a 3D picture of what a patients teeth look like. They would then use these images to construct dental prosthetics and artificial teeth. This was a painstaking process that often took weeks. Even the moulding and x-ray processes were lengthy and required patients to make several visits to the surgery.

In the last twenty years however, vast improvements have been made in dental technology. The introduction of computer aided manufacture and design has greatly improved both the efficiency and accuracy of dental procedures. Dentists are now able to design, manufacture and install crowns and veneers in one appointment. All of these improvements have been made possible by the use of digital radiography, otherwise known as digital x-rays.Dentists have been able to use new digital x-ray technology that removes the need for lengthy developing.

Digital x-rays is a form of x-ray imaging that uses sensors instead of conventional photographic film. Because the images are transferred digitally, the lengthy developing process has been made redundant, cutting waiting times and cost. Digital x-ray sensors capture images of the patient’s mouth and make it available as a digital file that is readily available for viewing. It can also be saved as part of a patient’s long-term case history.

The possibility for dentists to view, study and save an exact digital image of the patients mouth has made easier a whole range of previously incredibly complex dental procedures. The microscopic accuracy of the images has also improved the quality of the treatment.

Digital x-ray cameras are the very latest in cosmetic dental technology, due to their cost, not every dentist will have one in their surgery but they definitely represent the future of dentistry. Ask your dentist about the possibilities of digital x-rays.For more information call goma dental at 177-645-0704.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ProTaper rotary root canal preparation In Shimla

As you may be aware, your teeth play a vital role in maintaining long term good health. Unfortunately, as you age, cavities and other damage to your teeth may lead to tooth loss. Today, root canals are one of the most reliable methods for saving teeth that would have required extraction. Without a question, if you can arrange to visit a dentist in Shimla, it will be worth your while to ask about root canal treatment.At Goma dental we offer ProTaper rotary root canal preparation.There is accumulating evidence suggesting that rotary NiTi instruments facilitate root canal preparation with minimal or no canal transportation or in simple terms a perfect Rc for a healthy smile.

Many times, people feel that root canals are too expensive when compared to simply removing a tooth and getting a partial denture. That said, many who have chosen this route will tell you that there is nothing like keeping your natural teeth. Among other things, there is no such thing as a denture that will work as efficiently as your natural teeth. While some people cannot avoid dentures and implants, you should still do what you can to save your natural teeth.

Today, you will find that root canal treatment makes use of all the latest technologies. Regardless of your issues with dental medicine, you will find that each office has a number of resources to help you. This includes state of the art pain management protocols, as well as ultra quiet drills.

In just three visits to your dentist, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will be doing everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. This will be better in the long run than trying to cope with dentures or implants that may break, slip, or fall out. In addition, you will also be pleased to know that root canals are far less damaging to the gums and bone tissue than any other tooth repair procedure. Therefore, if you have a condition that requires a root canal, you should do what you can to have it done as soon as possible.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Treatment For TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular disorder, otherwise known as TMJ, affects the temporomandibular joint, an area that includes the major bones and muscles of the jaw and some areas of the skull. This is the part of the head that is responsible for chewing, biting and talking. TMJ can therefore cause pain while carrying out these simple and essential actions. The pain experienced by sufferers can range from constant to intermittent and may last for many years.

TMJ has often been attributed to stress related disorders but further research has shown that can be a variety of different causes. Interferences in the movement of the jaw or bite from individual teeth can force muscles to reposition joints out of their sockets.Other causes of TMJ include a trauma to the head or face such as a sudden jolt. Grinding of teeth may also cause an interference with bite and can lead to TMJ.

The major symptom of TMJ is, rather unfortunately, pain. Pain to the jaw, head, face and neck may all be indicative of TMJ. Other signs that you might have TMJ are difficulty hearing or earache. Your dentist may also carry out a clench test. If one or all teeth cause pain when you clench your teeth, you may be suffering from TMJ. Your dentist will also evaluate your bite and the movement and relationship of your jaw and joints.

Although temporary relief may be found using hot or cold packs, limited jaw movement and medication, it really requires a proper diagnosis and full treatment by a Dentist in India to cure TMJ to a satisfactory degree, and may even be significantly cheaper than paying out repeatedly for palliative treatments.Long-term treatments are usually in the form of physical therapy and medication, although it is increasingly being found that dental appliances such as a mouth guard or splint can be used to improve bite and limit the causes of TMJ.

If you are experiencing unexplained pain in the jaw, head or neck, make an appointment to see a dentist. There is an end to this painful condition with the correct diagnosis and treatment from a trained dentist.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Zimmer Sinus Lift Balloon

The Zimmer Sinus Lift Balloon was created to simplify the delicate sinus lift procedure. It offers a convenient option for clinicians and aids in creating a more positive patient experience.

The minimally invasive Zimmer Sinus Lift Balloon allows for improved vertical sinus elevation results and gives clinicians added security when performing a traditional sinus lift procedure — protecting the Schneiderian membrane from tearing, which can significantly disrupt an implant case. The balloon instrument is also well-suited for effectively measuring the required bone grafting material. For example, 1cc of saline, which is used to inflate the balloon, is equal to 1cc of grafting material.

The Zimmer Sinus Lift Balloon is available in three convenient, single-use configurations for optimum efficiency and ease-of-use. The angled design is ideal for lateral window procedures, the straight model is well suited for a crestal approach, and the popular micro-mini design can be used for either of these indications.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Healthy Diet For Teeth And Gums

A healthy diet gives you a healthy body and a sound mind. Intake of nutritious food is of utmost importance to maintain the normal health of your teeth and gums. Like the rest of our body, our oral system also requires a healthy dose of minerals and vitamins to function normally. Children especially need to take the right foods to ensure proper tooth development.

All dentists stress on the need of a healthy diet to maintain good oral health. For this, your daily foods should contain;

• Calcium – This is the single most important mineral for your teeth. Calcium in combination with phosphorous and vitamin D forms the backbone of your teeth and bones. Foodstuffs rich in calcium include yoghurt, milk, cheese and eggnog.
• Phosphorous – This is another important mineral that is present in egg, beef, chicken and turkey.
• Vitamin A – This is required for the development of healthy tooth enamel. Most vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potato and fruits like mango are rich in this vitamin.
• Vitamin C – All citrus fruits, strawberries and tomatoes will give you a healthy dose of vitamin C which is required for healthy gums.
• Vitamin D – Include fish like mackerel, tuna, salmon and trout in your diet to get this vitamin.
• Fluoride – This mineral in the right amounts is highly beneficial in preventing dental caries and tooth decay, especially in the growing years. In adults, it plays an important role in restoring tooth enamel by remineralisation.

In addition to these, food stuffs that are good for your oral health include celery which stimulates the production of saliva thereby neutralizing the oral bacteria. Consumption of green tea is also beneficial in getting rid of cavity causing bacteria. The best way to protect against starchy foods is to drink plenty of water, brush your teeth twice a day and floss, which will limit the impact of starch and plaque. Try to avoid food that is unnecessarily sugary such as soft drinks and opt for sucrose substitutes in your diet and drinks

Friday, December 18, 2009

Early Detection Of Oral Cancer Can Save Your Life

If you have an irritating sore on the inside of your mouth it is a good idea to make an appointment at a dentists to have it examined. Oral cancers first manifest themselves as sores or growths that do not disappear naturally. Oral cancers, which include cancer in any part of the mouth, tongue or throat can be life threatening if not caught and treated early so it is always advisable to visit a dentist if you are unsure.

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.Chewing tobacco and betel quids, a mixture of tobacco, leaves and spices, is a significant risk factor for oral cancer.In India, oral cancers account for four in 10 of all cancers. About 3,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in Britain each year. About half of these die .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.Smokers are a massive 600 times more likely to get oral cancer than non-smokers.

The symptoms or oral cancer include: the development of white or red patches in the mouth, cases of unexplained bleeding of the gums or mouth lining, having difficulty speaking, chewing or swallowing and swelling or unusual lumps developing in the mouth. Sudden and unexplained weight loss may also be a symptom.There are of course more symptoms than described here so it really is best to consult a dentist

The treatment is successful only if the lesion is diagnosed early, but sadly many times, it is ignored and the patient reports when the lesion has spread so much that the treatment is impossible or even if done the long term prognosis is poor. The cost of the treatment is 3.5 lakh and in spite of this cost there is no guarantee that there is sure cure. This can be completely prevented by simple changes in lifestyle and regular screening and even have health benefits that reach beyond cancer. A dentist will be able to check for oral cancer as part of your regular check up and can take a painless brush biopsy of any suspicious looking sores in the mouth and on the tongue. Patients who catch oral cancer early stand an 80 per cent chance of being successfully treated.Quit Tobacco. It kills!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lasers In Dentistry

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.Several variants of dental laser are in use, with the most common being diode lasers, carbon dioxide lasers, and yttrium aluminium garnet laser. Different lasers use different wavelengths and these mean they are better suited for different applications. For example, diode lasers in the 810–900 nm range are well absorbed by red coloured tissues such as the gingivae increasingly being used in place of electrosurgery and standard surgery for soft tissue applications such as tissue contouring and gingivectomy 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 in India about laser treatment and take the pain out of your trip to the dentist.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Invisalign Braces

If you have suffered from the negative effects on your self-esteem and happiness from uncomfortable or irregular teeth and jaws, braces can help to turn your hidden smile into a stunning straight grin, using a variety of options. The need for properly aligned teeth and jaws goes beyond simple aesthetic appeal, providing the individual with an effective bite, chew and fluency of speech, all contributing to your sense of comfort and happiness. Straight teeth also help to prevent physical health problems in the future, maintain healthy gums and improve your facial profile.

Orthodontic technology has come a long way in the last ten years. There are now available a whole new range of more aesthetically pleasing straightening devices that offer a much higher degree of discretion. By far the most discreet brace available is the Invisalign retainer. Introduced in 1999 by Align Technologies, the Invisalign retainer is a one millimetre thick plastic retainer that is designed to fit over the teeth making small adjustments. Each retainer is worn for a period of two to three weeks before a new retainer is used, again with a small adjustment. In all, an average of twenty retainers are used throughout the course of the treatment, although this varies on a patient-to-patient basis.

As most braces are fitted to patients in their teenage years, the level of discretion offered by Invisalign is invaluable. In the emotionally charged and difficult teen years nobody wants to stand out from the crowd, so a virtually invisible Invisalign retainer could be perfect for straightening teeth and retaining the patient’s confidence. Similarly for more mature patients keen to avoid the stigma attached to wearing braces at a later time in life, the Invisalign system can offer teeth straightening while maintaining the patient’s mature and professional appearance. One of the other major advantages of the Invisalign system is that the braces are completely removable. This means they can be taken out for meal times and important meetings or social occasions.

With recent advancements in the field of orthodontics, traditional methods such as brackets have undergone a change from the older ‘train-tracks’ of the past and can now be implemented smaller and are often clear in appearance, while treatment times have lessened, making the overall experience one that causes minimum interference to your life. If you are considering teeth straightening treatment, speak to your dentist about Invisalign braces.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good oral hygiene for overall health

Prevention is always better than cure and it is advisable to be educated on dental health by your dentist through regular dental checkups and treatments.

Dental care can sometimes be the forgotten part of a healthy lifestyle, and while its importance is often underestimated, the need for regular dental care cannot be overstated. Our teeth can last us a lifetime with the proper preventative dental care.

Preventive Dentistry aims to reduce the required dental restorations throughout your lifetime. This process allows you to keep your beautiful, vibrant smile whilst still maintaining the healthy structure of your teeth and gums and also saving a large amount on future dentistry bills which can prove expensive when intensive remedies become necessary.

Poor oral and dental health can result in serious infections of the mouth, the teeth, and the entire body. Preventive care minimises your risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease).

Poor oral health has been linked to heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, low-birth weight, and premature births. Often, diseases give their first warning signs in the form of oral problems.

There are four basic steps to maintain good oral health:
• Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
• Floss everyday
• Limit the number of times you snack
• Visit the dentist regularly

To prevent poor oral health, visit your family dentist and always ensure that your children are seen to by their dentist from a young age.

There are a number of options available for overall dental treatment, if required but always remember the importance of looking after your teeth by general everyday brushing, flossing and eating healthy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cosmetic Dentistry In Shimla

Cosmetic dentistry
has been around for many years. The idea of improving the appearance of the teeth by performing corrective procedures is not a new one but it is a field of dentistry that has undergone a radical change in the last fifteen years. Advancements in dental technology have seen a vast improvement in the quality and accuracy of treatment available. It has also significantly reduced treatment time and comfort levels for patients. Cosmetic dentists are now able to produce stunning results even when faced with the most difficult of dental problems.

One of the most common dental procedures is teeth whitening. This is when teeth are stained using special gels to regain the white appearance of enamel lost to discolouration. The treatment is simple, effective and most of all affordable. Teeth become discoloured for various reasons but most commonly it happens naturally as a result of age. Therefore, returning your teeth to a more healthy white colour can improve the appearance of teeth making the patient look much younger.

Another popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is the application of tooth veneers. Veneers can be used for a variety of reasons. They include covering repair work carried out on teeth and restoring the appearance of badly worn or discoloured teeth. The veneer itself is a thin tooth-shaped piece of porcelain that is cemented over the top of an existing tooth to restore its appearance. New technology has greatly reduced the time and effort needed to manufacture veneers. In fact some veneers can be designed, manufactured and fitted in only one afternoon. This means that patients can transform the appearance of their teeth in just one day. Similar computer-aided technology is used in the manufacture of dental crowns, which are like thicker veneers used to cover dental repair work.

There are many other cosmetic dentistry procedures that can be carried out by our dentists. Gum and teeth contouring and shaping can be carried out using resin bonding and dental lasers. These can be used in tandem to create more evenly sized and aesthetically pleasing teeth with the minimum amount of discomfort. Dental bonding can also be used as an affordable way of reshaping chipped or cracked teeth.

There are an almost endless number of ways cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of teeth. Make an appointment with a Goma Dental to find out more.