Preventive Dentistry is the practice of keeping a healthy mouth. From daily brushing to annual dental cleanings, there are many forms of preventive dentistry. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong, and white. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better you prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance you will have of keeping your teeth for life.
Fluoride Treatment : Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay by coating your teeth and preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth's surface.
Pit & Fissure Sealants : A pit-and-fissure sealant is a thin plastic coating of an organic polymer (resin) placed in the pits and fissures of teeth to act as a physical barrier. The sealant bonds to the enamel surface of the tooth so that plaque bacteria cannot colonize within the pits and fissures. The procedure is aesthetic, noninvasive and cost-effective for dental patients.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth, damaged by decay, back to its normal function and shape. Cavity filling prevents a tooth from further erosion and decay. The types of tooth fillings include tooth-colored composite material, porcelain, and a special type of glass. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.
Root Canal Treatment
Tooth decay is, undeniably, a common problem. While surface decay can usually be treated with a filling, root canal treatment or endodontic treatment is necessary when the center part within the tooth, known as the pulp, containing the blood vessels, nerves and living connective tissues, become infected or inflamed. A root canal procedure can stop the progression of disease and save a tooth that might otherwise need extraction. During treatment, the diseased pulp is removed, and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.
We use machine files(known as rotary files) along with traditional files to achieve complete cleaning and shaping of root canal system so as to achieve total disinfection and successful long term result. We use latest recommended files and supplementary equipment(like apex locator) to get predictable results.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped ‘cap’ that is placed over a damaged tooth to protect it from fracturing and restoring it to full health. When a tooth is damaged, or a cavity becomes too deep or large for a filling to be done, crowns are often the answer to the problem. A tooth cap fully encases the visible portion of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line. Dental crowns can be made of a gold alloy, stainless steel, all-porcelain or all-ceramic, composite resin, zirconia, or porcelain on the outside fused to metal or zirconia on the inside.
Dentists usually consider permanent tooth extraction for adults in situations where other dental techniques cannot resolve an issue. Those who get braces may need one or two teeth removed to provide room for their other teeth as they shift into place. The dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Once the tooth is removed, a clot is formed to fill the socket.
We at The Dental Place, are specialised in Dental Implant treatment. Be it a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or someone having no teeth at all. Everyone can have fixed teeth with dental implants to significantly enhance their self image and no compromise in lifestyle. Not replacing teeth can have serious implications from compromise in kind of food eaten, overloading the other side, nutritional deficiencies and weight loss. An individual also continuously looses bone with delay in replacing missing teeth and it also leads to adjacent and opposing teeth moving into the gap which eventually causes food lodgement and subsequent cavity formation to those good teeth and ultimately the space becomes too little to allow implant placement.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full Mouth Rehabilitation refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full Mouth Rehabilitation combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth. The dentist will examine your mouth to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it. The techniques and equipment used for Full Mouth Rehabilitation are also used to ensure the success and long-term stability of Smile Makeover Treatments.
Smile Makeover Treatments
A Smile Makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as Dental veneers, Composite bonding, Tooth implants and Teeth whitening. Sometimes improving your smile may require resolving issues like alignment, discolorations, chips, or even tooth fractures. Therefore, it is necessary for a dentist to have a variety of smile improvement options available. With proper care and regular dental visits, your smile will look good and your crowns, veneers and other restorations will last for many years.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offering a quick, non-invasive and affordable way to enhance a smile. Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is unlikely to cause serious side effects, although some people's teeth may become more sensitive for a short while. It is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time in order to maintain the bright color. Currently we are the only dental clinic having Zoom Whitening technology in Thane & Mulund.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and tissues that support your teeth. It is caused most often by the build-up of plaque and tartar when teeth are not routinely brushed and flossed. There are a variety of treatments for gum disease. Treatments range from nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgery for restoring supportive tissues. The best way to avoid or manage gum disease is by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly.
Tooth Jewellery is a silver, gold, diamond, ruby or sapphire crystals designed specifically for dental use. A small amount of composite material is used to attach the crystal on the tooth. The procedure is similar to placing an orthodontic bracket (braces) on a tooth. There is no drilling involved and the procedure is completely painless. It can be removed or replaced anytime and has no effect on tooth enamel. It adds a little “bling” to your smile that will surely set you apart from the rest of the crowd!
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are placed in the mouth and created by the dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. That means they can either replace all teeth on the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing.
Conventional Dentures : A conventional full denture is placed in the mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which the mouth will be toothless.
Implant Supported Dentures : Implants are placed in the jaw, where they are anchored firmly in the surrounding bone. Attachments are placed in the underside of the denture that connect to the implants. When placed in the mouth, the denture snaps onto the implants, keeping it stable and secure. The implants maybe removable or fixed(hybrid).
All-on-four : An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. With all-on-four, instead of using an implant for every missing tooth, we can simply use four implants on the top of the mouth and four on the bottom as the main anchors. Then a denture can be attached at those spots.
Invisible Braces (Aligners)
Braces are most frequently used to straighten misaligned teeth or improve an overbite, and while these problems are often fixed during late childhood, there are occasions when adults end up needing braces, too. Traditionally, metal braces were used to correct these dental problems, but they were uncomfortable and generally considered unsightly. Fortunately, there are now other options available that can address some of these issues. Invisible braces are often used as an option instead of traditional metal braces. Visit one of the best dentists in Thane.