Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is meant to correct disorders of the the soft tissue within the tooth that is known as dental pulp. Dental pulp contains connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels.
Treatment involves removal of the tooth crown, or top. The affected pulpal tissue is exposed and the affected portion is removed. The affected and surrounding areas are sterilised, enlarged, and contoured to provide a bondable surface. A permanent filler is then put in to prevent any further infection and pain. A crown is then prepared and fitted on top of the natural tooth.
Dental implants are small dental appliances that are inserted into the upper or lower jaws. Implants are an alternative to dentures and help to restore the mouth that has few or no non-restorable teeth. Dental implants are slowly replacing dentures, as they provide many advantages over traditional dentures.
Most implants are made of metals such as titanium. There is no likelihood of an antigen-antibody response which could cause rejection of the implants. Implants help facilitate proper chewing, reduce movement of dentures, bridges, and crowns. They support removable dentures or fixed bridge work and often improve speech and appearance
Duration of treatment
Day 1 - Consultation
Day 2 - OPG & blood test
Day 3 - Implant fixing,
Day 8 - Suture removal, review
Any time after 6 months - Gingival former fixing
After 1 week - Final impression
After 1 week - Implant crown fixing
A dental crown is a cap that is fitted over a tooth The crown fully covers the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Crowns are available in a variety of materials: all ceramic, porcelain-metal, all resin, or all metal. While metal crowns resist wear and tear and are technically better in many ways, the lack of aesthetics in terms of the natural metal colour is a disadvantage. All -ceramic crowns offer good colour matches and are highly favored, especially for front teeth.
Ceramic inlays are tooth-colored fillings that are used when there are large defects in the back teeth (molars and premolars).
They are made of glass-like porcelain-based and offer good aesthetics. Ceramic inlays are fixed in place using cement and are strong and wear resistant.
OCeramic veneers are thin, custom-made shells which fit exactly on the faces of anterior teeth. They are designed to cover the front side of teeth and are made by a dental technician based on a model provided by your dentist.
Veneers help to conceal discoloration, cracks and chips, and irregularities in the shape or size of your teeth. Veneers are superior to bonding because they are more resilient and more resistant to stains and dulling.
Ceramic veneers are the preferred choice today for smile beautification.
Scaling & planing
Scaling is the removal of hardened particles from below the gumline by a hand device or by an ultrasonic cleaner. The objective is to remove irritants under a patient's gums, which cause inflammation and infection.
Scaling leaves a rough tooth texture which is smoothed out by planing. The removal of irritants and the even surface allows the gums to regenerate. Gum tissue normally shrinks and wraps around the teeth.
Scaling and planing is a non-surgical procedure that is effective in early stages of periodontal disease.
Surgical Extraction Of Impacted Molar
A wisdom tooth that lies underneath the gums and is embedded in the jawbone, requires surgery for the removal of the portion of bone that lies over the tooth. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia and the tooth is often extracted in small pieces rather than as a whole piece. This reduces the amount of bone mass that is lost while extracting the tooth.
The tooth and the surrounding tissue will be numbed with a local anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable. In addition, your dentist may also give you a sedative if needed.