Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Dentures And Bridges

If you lose several teeth, or have been weakened or softened the Teeth Extractions, there are options to keep a confident smile. Your dentist can give you a list of options suitable for the particular situation, and usually contain artificial teeth and bridges.

Dentures replace missing teeth or extracted teeth. Typically, acrylic resin prostheses are usually removable. There are four main types of dentures including complete, with all the teeth and the tissue is removed. Partial dentures, also known as &;bridges", fill in the difference between missing teeth. conventional prostheses associated with the process in which it was resolved all the teeth before the patient is fitted to the whole set of dentures. In addition, the immediate dentures to fit directly into the mouth when the teeth were removed, after which the changes are made.

When Dentures implants are for you, it is important to keep them clean and the food particles and other debris that can cause bad breath and sores inside the mouth. Remove the dentures every day and brush with a brush and a detergent specifically for dentures. Do not use harsh chemicals, artificial teeth, and do not cook for them, because this can cause them to become deformed. Regular medical check-ups with your dentist to make sure that your dentures do not cause irritation around the gum.

Bridges, on the other hand, are generally used in patients who only need one or more replacement teeth. Bridges are not removable, but tied directly to the teeth are broken or damaged. There are a number of bridges available, all of which are destined for a particular type of dental problem. Dental dental crown, the area more natural, with a traditional bridge together. Resin-bonded bridge fuses with artificial teeth with a special cement, and is often used as a missing or broken teeth can be found in front of the mouth. Finally, the cantilever bridge is used when there is only one tooth on both sides are missing or broken tooth.

As with all dental care, cleaning to prevent infection in the mouth. It is very important to brush your teeth after every meal to remove food particles that can be retained in your dental work. Avoid sugary foods and starches, as they may turn into damaging acids that can promote plaque buildup in its deck. You should also floss every day after the bridge was completed. Your dentist may recommend a specific type of dental floss that can help you reach all parts of the new bridge. With good hygiene and regular dental cleaning visits, the average dental bridge can last up to 10 years.

Dentures and bridges are unique solutions to dental care that can help reveal a bright smile for many patients. Talk to your dentist about the best repair or replace your teeth, making sure to take care of your teeth to maintain the quality of your extensive dental work.
If you ever find that you lose a tooth or several teeth, remember that dentures and bridges are a viable way to restore your teeth and smile. Dr. Aakash Shah is a qualified Pune Dentist and dental Surgeon, To know more on Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Orthodontic Treatment and Dental Implants.

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Dental Implants : Right from the Pages of History

Dental implants are the most technologically advanced form of dental implant surgery available today. In early days before titanium was discovered, ancient civilizations made use of the materials they had available with them to replace lost tooth/teeth. This article gives a brief insight into some of the events which have led to today’s modern day tooth implants.

The first case of tooth implantation was recorded in 1931. During excavation of ancient Mayan burial sites in Honduras, archaeologists found a Mayan mandible dating back to 600 AD. Careful study revealed that the mandible belonged to a young woman in her twenties. This mandible remarkably had three teeth shaped pieces of shell placed into the sockets of three missing teeth in the lower part of the jaw. Initially specialists thought that these teeth were placed into the mandible after the death of the subject as a custom in a similar way to the rituals observed by the ancient Egyptians. However, in 1970, Professor Bobbio, a scientist conducted another examination of the mandible. He discovered a compacted bone formation around two of the shell implants which made him believe that these tooth shaped shells had actually been implanted during the lifetime of the young girl.

The modern dentistry uses Titanium for dental implant. However, how did the use of this material come about? First uses of Titanium in dental implants carried out at Cambridge University. Research scientists at the university discovered a way to create a titanium chamber which could be embedded into the ears of rabbits to study in vivo blood flow. A little while later P. I. Branemark, known as ‘the father of dental implants’ implemented the same method for use in the Rabbit Femur for studies on bone regeneration and healing. When he came to remove the chambers he found that it was impossible for him to do so – the bone had actually adhered to the titanium. Branemark coined this term ‘osseointegration’.

In 1965 Branemark placed the first titanium dental implant into a human volunteer. In 1969 the first US patent for titanium dental implants was filed based on independent research.

Over the next 14 years Branemark continued his research before joining into a commercial partnership with a defense company then called Bofors AB. In 1981 Nobel Biocare was founded and to this date they have placed over 7 million Branemark system implants.

In addition there are now several other producers of dental implants including Paragon, Bicon and AstraTech. Thanks to the work of Branemark dental implants are now easier and within the reach of common man.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Dental Tourism –A reason to smile with pleasure


dental tourism is rapidly catching up with the advent of cross border mobility and with the growing economy of India. Medical tourism in India is expected to have an annual growth rate of 30%, and experts estimate that India’s medical tourism industry will contribute over $2 billion in annual revenue by 2012.

Medical tourism has opened up a new horizon of dental tourism. The reason behind the immense surge in medical tourism is that it has witnessed a tremendous growth in general all over the world. The increased availability of top-quality medical equipment, training, and technologies have allowed developing countries to build hospitals and health care systems that match and sometimes surpass the medical facilities that can be found in western developed countries like the U.S. or Britain and that too at a lower cost.

India has also made a conscious effort for dental tourism to comply strictly with international medical quality standards. Also, due to the fact that English is spoken widely throughout India which is another aspect of drawing a lot of native speakers of English for dental tourism. The government of India has also taken avid interest in the growth of the country’s medical tourism industry by repairing infrastructure issues that may hinder the industry growth.

Dental tourism is the option of medical treatment abroad for the purposes of having a dental procedure done, is one of the most popular reasons why medical tourists go to India for their healthcare needs. The economics of India’s dental tourism sector can give foreigners a taste for just how much westerners can save by having a medical procedure done abroad rather than at home at an exorbitant cost.

A dental filling in the U.S. or Europe can cost anywhere from $300 to $400. The same treatment in India will cost $20 to $40. That’s about a tenth of the price. No wonder dental tourism is a growing industry. For example a root canal treatment which costs $ 3000 in the West costs anywhere from $100 to $200 in India. Dentures may cost $200 in India, whereas in the West the cost can reach up to $1000 or more.

Besides, India is also a popular medical tourist destination because of its rich cultural history and popular tourist attractions. A lot of dental clinics in India that cater to western dental tourists set up package with tourism companies so that patients get to enjoy some of the sights and relax in India’s popular attraction sites during their brief sojourn.