Dental implants are artificial tooth roots which are similar to screws in shape. They are metal frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum-line. After they are placed, dentists mount replacement teeth like crowns onto them. Abutments, connectors are placed on these implants to support the crowns. They are manufactured from titanium alloys or titanium for a firm support. They are also covered with different substances to increase their osseointegration and steadiness.
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A dentist may decide to extract your tooth when all the other options of saving it have been exhausted. He/She will examine the affected tooth and suggest a dental x-ray to be taken, if necessary. This will help him/her understand the extent of the dental injury or tooth decay. Though it may seem like an extreme solution to a problem, it is a fairly common procedure with nothing to worry about. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction.
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Pregnancy is a time full of changes for a woman’s body. Being a physical part of a mother’s body, the baby is affected by these changes as well. That’s why it’s important to pay extra attention to your oral health while pregnant. Apart from being more susceptible to various periodontal diseases, any pre-existing oral disease can grow much more severe when you’re expecting. In this blog post, we will answer some common questions about oral health and pregnancy.
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To keep your teeth in their newly acquired straight positions after removing braces, an orthodontist will recommend clear retainers for adults. However, it’s very important to take proper care of clear retainers to keep them bacteria free and maintain your beautiful new smile. In today’s blog post, we’ll give you some essential cleaning and caring tips for clear retainers.
What are Clear Retainers?
Before we move on to cleaning tips, let’s see what exactly clear retainers are. They resemble Read more [...]
When the gum tissues surrounding the crown area of a tooth become inflamed and infected, this is known as Pericoronitis. It usually affects the wisdom teeth or the third molars (the final set of molars) that erupt during the late teens or early twenties. In today’s post, we’ll discuss what is pericoronitis, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
The Causes of Pericoronitis
One of the main causes of this dental infection is the accumulation of bacteria in a partially erupted wisdom tooth. When Read more [...]
A misaligned bite, also known as crossbite, is a dental condition when the upper and lower teeth don’t meet to form normal dental arches. Besides affecting the cosmetic appearance of the teeth, lips, and mouth, a misaligned bite can lead to serious health issues.
However, there are several treatment options available to straighten a misaligned bite. In today’s blog post, we’ll inform you about what having a misaligned bite means, its effects and treatment.
What is a Misaligned Bite?
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If you’ve noticed some white, brown or yellow stains on your teeth and opaqueness on the tooth enamel, you could have a case of hypocalcification. These chalky spots and/or stains that occur due to hypocalcification may lead to discolouration and trigger tooth decay.
There are several factors that can cause this dental condition. In today’s post, we’ll discuss enamel hypocalcification, its causes and its treatment.
What is Enamel?
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