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What are dental implants?

Implants are metallic elements that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once implanted in the selected place, the dentist can place on them crowns or fixed bridges to replace missing teeth. How dental implants work? Because implants fuse with the jawbone, integration is providing a stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants will not slip or shift in your mouth, which is particularly important for chewing and speech advantage. This adaptation helps the dentures and bridges (as well as individual crowns placed over implants) is more natural than conventional feel. For some people, ordinary dentures are uncomfortable due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to the teeth on either side of the empty space. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to hold a replacement tooth. To receive implants, you need to…

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What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and most bridges are prosthetic devices fixedly. Unlike dentures, which can be removed and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and only a dentist can remove them. How do crowns work? A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Also can be used to improve the appearance, shape or alignment of the tooth. A crown can also be placed on an implant to achieve the shape and functional structure of a tooth. It is possible to match the color of porcelain crowns or ceramic with their natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal, acrylic and ceramic alloys. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Sometimes used usually Porcelain bonded to the outer face of a metal ring, providing ASII strong and aesthetically pleasing restoration. The dentist may recommend a crown to: Replace a…

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What are cavities ?

Tooth decay is the destruction of the hard tissues of the teeth. It is caused by the presence of acid produced by bacteria of the plaque deposited on the tooth surfaces. This tooth decay is heavily influenced by lifestyle, i.e., influences what we eat, how we take care of the teeth (our hygiene habits), the presence of fluoride in water and toothpaste we use. Heredity also plays no role in susceptibility of your teeth to decay. While cavities are generally more common in children, adults are also at risk for it. The types of cavities include: Crown caries: Are the most common, occurs in both children and adults, and usually develop on the chewing surfaces or between the teeth. Root caries: In cases where the gums recede parts are exposed tooth root. As the roots are not covered by enamel, these exposed areas easily affected and root caries appear that…

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Using the dental thread

What is the proper way to floss? Proper flossing removes plaque and food debris in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach: below the gum line and between teeth. Since the accumulation of plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is recommended. Take advantage of flossing and adopt the following technique: Take about 45 inches of floss, wind most of it around each middle finger, leaving 3 to 5 cm of thread to work Hold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, and slide it gently up and down between teeth Curve the floss gently around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth To remove the thread, using the same backward and…

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Uneven teeth, treatment options

It is not uncommon for a tooth to be slightly longer or have a different shape to your neighbors, for which the situation gives us dentistry procedures cosmetic remodeling , through which your dentist can reshape the tooth so that it matches the rest well and return aesthetics to his mouth. The spaces between the teeth is another problem that impairs the aesthetic symmetry of the teeth , but these small spaces can be closed by applying composite material (resin or porcelain) of the same color neighboring teeth overcoming the problem. For situations in which the spaces are larger or other surface defects exist, the dentist can recommend the appropriate treatment as veneers, today one of the worldwide chosen procedures for its excellent cosmetic results, although usually expensive. The veneers are permanently bonded to the surface of the teeth, providing a new look and are usually made from porcelain which…

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Treatment of caries

Preventive treatment of caries Preventive treatment is focused on each of the risk factors involved in the cavity: Guest: tooth protection by applying fluorides and fissure sealants. Diet: controlling or reducing intake of sugars. Microorganisms: to fight plaque is important to maintain optimal oral hygiene by physical chemical (fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash use) means (daily brushing after every meal, use of dental floss) and. Time: dental hygiene take measures immediately after the intake of sugars to control acid production. To prevent decay, it is very important to frequently go to the dentist to carry out a review of the denture. This should be done at least once a year. Dental treatment once prevalent caries In those cavities which only affected the enamel, this is remineralized by fluoride application. If decay affects dentin have to remove decayed tissue and then carving a cavity with restorative materials than those currently available. The most…

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Treatments for stained teeth

Have a smile dull and do not dare to smile? Do not worry, if the staining of teeth is superficial, may be reversible, and color may be improved with “homemade” treatments. Tooth whitening for few more white teeth Tooth enamel is like a mirror, reflects light, but loses this capacity over time. Whitening toothpastes work with light and smoothing the surface of the teeth and make it brighter. Therefore, whitening toothpastes do not change the color of your teeth, but polishing the surface of the teeth gradually to shine. Tips:  The whitening toothpastes are usually abrasive. Teeth whitening kits for yellow: results and precautions Bleaching kits can be used if tooth discoloration is due to external factors (food, snuff, etc..). Containing products to be applied directly on the teeth after brushing and based on substances that contain or release hydrogen peroxide (oxygenated water). The concentration is lower than that of…

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Treatment of gingivitis

If you brush your teeth gums bleed frequently or have swelling, see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent gingivitis becomes periodontitis. In addition to visiting the dentist, we recommend that you incorporate into your daily routine mouthwash after brushing. Use of this antiseptic mouthwash twice daily provides 24 hour protection against germs that cause plaque and gingivitis. TREATING GUM DISEASE BY DENTISTS The accumulation of plaque and tartar cause gum disease. To stop dental disease, the dentist removes tartar buildup and explains why the patient should adopt daily habits to remove plaque. During the visit to the dentist: The specialist will begin by making recognition of the mouth to see if indeed there is gingivitis. This will check the depth of the space between the gum and the tooth. Then eliminate tartar. This can only be done by a dentist. The dentist will advise on which method of…

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Treatment of dental hypersensitivity

“Recent medical studies ensure that 75 percent of people with a specific hypersensitivity toothpaste not used for this. However, an appropriate gel can relieve instant and lasting sensitivity.” “Sensitive teeth may indicate other dental problems that require the intervention of a dentist, for example, caries. Therefore, we always recommend you see a specialist to diagnose the cause of the sensitivity and give proper treatment to the patient. ” Many sealants that are used to solve the problem of tooth sensitivity found in mouthwashes, toothpastes or gels that can be applied by the patient without the need for a specialist. However, other products and more effective treatments to resolve hypersensitivity can only be applied by a professional. There are special cases in which the decay or incorrect brushing causes such erosion and wear of the tooth neck is necessary to undertake a filling to produce the permanent sealing of the work…

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Treatment of caries

Once the cavity is formed, does not heal by itself, you need to go to the dentist, which will determine which treatment is most appropriate according to their stage of development. The longer, more wins will attack the tooth and should be more intervention from the dentist. Therefore, it is best to remedy as soon as possible to maintain dental health. Phases 1 and 2: In advance of decay If decay only affects the enamel and dentin, the dentist will remove the damaged tissue and fills the hole with a dental filling (commonly known as “filling”). The most common are: Dental amalgams are silver and mercury containing silver and solidified after a few hours of application. The resin-based compounds, which are the natural tooth color. Disperse immediately. The dentist can also treat caries inlaid inlay and only. They are made of ceramic or metal from a mold of the piece…