Posts Tagged ‘Dental Implants’

Diastema and Its Treatment

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth.A mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth can cause either extra space between teeth or crowding of teeth. If the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, spaces between the teeth will occur. If the teeth are too big for the jaw, teeth will be crowded.

Crown Lengthening

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This is a common surgical procedure. The surgeon removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth. Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometimes, not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown.This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It also can happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To place a filling or crown, your dentist needs to expose more of the tooth.

Types of Braces

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Dental braces have brackets that run along a wire and affix to your teeth. Together, the brackets and wire press against your teeth to move them slightly so that they will become straight and properly aligned. They are usually used to help close gaps or correct crooked teeth.

How to Chip Your Tooth

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Many people end up cracking or chipping their teeth at some point in their lives. A majority of cracked and chipped teeth injuries are preventable.

Types of Gummy Smile

Friday, February 7th, 2014

When patients comment on their gummy smiles, they may be referring to a single tooth, a specific group of teeth, or the entire jaw containing all of the teeth, in both the upper and lower parts of the mouth. These gummy smiles may be caused by an array of factors, such as previous orthodontic treatment, developmental or genetic influences, or medication-induced reactions. Gummy smiles are classified according to the amount of gum tissue that shows in relation to how much tooth structure is displayed when smiling. These classifications are determined by measuring the patient’s gum tissue as a percentage of total tooth length. Gummy smiles range from mild, moderate, and advanced, to severe.

What Causes Gummy Smile?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Gummy smile is a condition in which a person shows a larger than average amount of gum tissue when smiling and has a disproportionate gum-to-tooth ratio.Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles suffer from embarrassment, self consciousness, and even a general lack of self esteem. They often dislike their smile and wish there was something they could do to change it.

Eamel Shaping

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Enamel shaping is a cosmetic procedure also known as enameloplasty, odontoplasty, tooth contouring or simply teeth shaping. Enamel shaping is a dental cosmetic process of contouring natural teeth to improve their overall appearance, by removing small amounts of tooth enamel in order to change the length, shape or surface contours of a tooth.

Dental Amalgams and Mercury

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Tooth decay begins when bacteria in saliva and plaque, a sticky substance found on gums and teeth, interact with sugars and starches in the diet. The result is acid which can erode dental enamel. Untreated tooth decay leads to holes in the teeth (cavities), infections (abscesses), pain, and tooth loss.Dental amalgam mercury fillings are the greatest source of mercury for the adults.Amalgam filling removal needs to be done with elaborate protections in order to prevent further mercury exposure problems. Most dentists are not equipped and trained to do amalgam removal with the needed protections.

How to Fix Uneven Teeth

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

With the advances of modern dentistry and orthodontics, having a perfect smile is an achievable goal. Uneven teeth are considered unsightly, but they can sometimes lead to dental and jaw issues as well. If you want to straighten uneven teeth or improve their appearance, you have several procedures to choose from. Whether for health or cosmetic reasons, if you have savings or a good insurance plan, it’s possible to fix uneven teeth and gain a dazzling new smile.

Causes of Uneven Teeth

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Having uneven teeth lose confident especially when smiling and laughing. To overcome this problem, people usually go to reliable and professional dentists to get the right treatment. If you also deal with the same problem, it is better for you to know causes of uneven teeth.