If something unfortunate happens to your teeth, it is important to immediately consult at Align Dental Centre , to minimize the impact on your entire mouth. Missing teeth can allow the surrounding teeth to become displaced. Cracked or damaged teeth should be fixed to save the remaining tooth structure. By taking care of dental problems immediately, you minimize the risk of future problems.
A crown is a full tooth cover restoration that is placed over a cracked, broken, root filled or a heavily filled tooth to protect the tooth against fracture. Some people refer to dental crowns as caps.
Patients with missing teeth hoping to improve their confidence by wearing high quality and natural-looking dentures could benefit from a range of dentures available from Prashanth Dental Centre. Depending on the needs of the patient, practitioners are able to provide a wide variety of solutions for people who may have experienced a lack of confidence as a result of an unattractive smile.
Invisible Braces takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten.
You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
• No interference with day to day life
• Easy to wear
• Most comfortable breces available
• No more sore mouth
• Most advanced technology available
Early Intervention Appliance
Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics. Intervention may begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing. The jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.
Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child’s jaw is still growing. For example, a device called a palatal expander may be used to expand the child’s upper dental arch. Once the arch is the proper size, there’s a better chance that the adult teeth will emerge in better position. Sometimes teeth still may be crowded after all of them have erupted. In such cases, some permanent teeth may still have to be extracted to make room to align the teeth properly.
So-called early treatment also may be useful when the dental arches and jaws are not in the correct position. Functional appliances may fix or improve these problems. More treatment usually is needed later on, but it may be shorter and less involved.
It is important to note that children who receive interceptive orthodontics generally still need braces or other orthodontic appliances later. However, this early treatment may shorten and simplify future treatment in selected cases. This is commonly known as two-phase treatment.
Two conditions that require early intervention are crossbites and protruding front teeth. A crossbite can cause the jaws to grow unevenly. Front teeth that stick out may be fractured or injured in an accident, such as a fall. Orthodontic headgear is used to control the growth of the upper and lower jaw bones during orthodontic treatment.
Ceramic Braces / Metal Braces
Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve the overall dental health
• 2-Min Fluoride Applications (For prevention from effects of chocolates; Colas; sticky foods on teeth)
• Pit & Fissure Seals (Most recommended way of caries prevention by blocking deep pits & fissures of teeth )
• Fluoride Fillings (for correction of cavities in milk& permanent teeth)
• Orthodontic Assesment (opinion from specialist Orthodontist whether your child needs Braces ?)
• Habit Breaking Appliances (For correction of bad habits like Thumb-sucking; Mouth breathing; Tongue –thrusting)
• Space Maintainers (To allow permanent tooth to erupt in place if milk tooth has shed off or extracted early.)
• Scaling & Polishing of Teeth (to prevent any gum problem.)
These are appliances are Scientifically Fabricated to stop the habits such as Thumb Sucking, Mouth Breathing, Tongue Thrusting, Lip Biting which may lead to various problems in facial growth of a child. These can be prevented by using simple friendly habit breaking appliance.
Flap Surgery: Our periodontist separates the gum from the teeth creating a “flap” and accesses the infected pocket. It aims to reduce pocket depth and increase the ability to maintain the remnant pockets clean.
Gingivectomy: This procedure is performed when excess amounts of gum growth around the teeth have occurred. This results in false pocket formation and the inability to keep them clean.
Osseous (bone) surgery: This procedure is done to smooth shallow craters and defects in the bone due to mild or moderate bone loss.
Guided Tissue Regeneration: This procedure is done in combination with a surgical flap operation where gum growth into a defect is barriered off to allow slower growing bone, cementum and ligament cells to populate a bony defect.
Bone Grafts: Tiny fragments of the patient’s bone, synthetic bone or bone obtained from a bone bank are used to fill a bony defect around the teeth. These grafts act as a scaffold on or around which patients own bone is conducted or induced to grow.
Soft Tissue Graft: In cases of gum recession a graft is usually taken from the palate and transplanted onto the receding area to reinforce the thin gum and to inhibit further gum recession.
Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque and calculus – which cause inflammation, thus helping to establish gums that is free of disease. The ultrasonic scaling device removes tartar (calculus), plaque and biofilm from the tooth surface and underneath the gum line.
Post and Core placement refers to a procedure where a dentist replaces missing tooth structure in preparation for making a new dental crown. Replacing these missing portions creates the optimal foundation for the new restoration.
This procedure is needed when bacteria that live in the mouth invade the tooth, which usually occurs when a person has severe tooth decay, a leaked filling or when their teeth are damaged following an accident.
Should harmful bacteria get caught within a tooth and begin to multiply, the dentist could decide to extract the infected tooth or remove the substance from the root canal system by carrying out this procedure.
Prashanth dental clinic is one of the most preferred cosmetic dentistry destination in India. The clinic functions on the concept of providing expertise of the various specialists in dental surgery to provide the top most dental care to the patients. We specialize in all the basic & latest dental procedures for smile correction & smile designing in Chennai with procedures including teeth whitening, gap closures, fixed teeth replacement, tooth colored FILLINGS, instant smile makeovers ,laser gummy smile correction, metal free crowns/bridges, flourosis affected teeth correction, dental jewellery (crystals) etc.
It is possible to create a dimple or dimples by a minor plastic surgical procedure under local anaesthetic as an inoffice procedure as a day case. As such, there is a huge demand now for surgically created dimples both from women and men. The results of this cosmetic procedure are usually permanent. The location and size of the dimple is a personal choice.
Teeth whitening involve bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can lighten the existing colour by several shades.
A frenectomy is a type of oral surgery carried out when individuals have excess frenum tissue beneath their tongue or lips and have experienced difficulty moving the muscle freely. This treatment may be beneficial for younger patients who suffer from a midline diastema (gap between front teeth). By removing a prominent frenum the risk of the midline diastema reopening following brace treatment is reduced.
• Accuracy & Precision
• Reduced Trauma
• Less Bleeding & Swelling
• Fewer Dental Visits
• No sutures
It’s natural to be a little worried when a new lump or bump forms on your body. If you or your child develops a soft swelling in the mouth, it may just be a mucocele – a harmless cyst. It’s still a good idea to get it checked out, though, especially if it’s bothersome
The flap of tissue that covers a partially erupted tooth is called the operculum. A partially erupted tooth can be more prone to decay and gum disease. It also causes inflammation of the gums and infections to the adjacent tissues. In order to proceed with the treatment of a partially erupted tooth, the operculum on the tooth should be removed by surgery; this surgery is called the operculectomy. At Align we perform laser operculectomy, which has a sterilizing effect reducing infection. It is also more comfortable to the patient, as it has minimum pain and bleeding.