Teeth Whitening

Introduction

Teeth whitening (In-Office) is a procedure where our dentists restore the natural shade of the teeth which have been discolored or where the natural shade of the teeth have to be whitened beyond their natural shades which are not as white as the patients want them to be. This process is a single visit process where our dentists use a special tooth whitening kit with a Special Ultraviolet Light kit to whiten the teeth. The process takes about one hour and is done in two to three 20 minutes segments depending on the shade to be achieved.

Commonly Asked Questions

  1. Is the treatment painful?
    In-Office Dental Whitening uses a mix of concentrations of bleaching agents due to which sensitivity on the teeth is normally to be expected during and after the treatment. Although the teeth are isolated, there are chances the whitening gel may touch the gums and cause irritation on them. Not only is the patient given guidance but our dentists also prescribe anti-sensitivity toothpastes and vitamin e gels for the patients to use after the treatment is done.
  2. Will my teeth stay white forever?
    if not taken good care of, and if at-home whitening kits are not used, chances of relapse increase. However, even after complete care, the shade of the teeth begins to slowly revert back after 9 months to One year.
  3. Can the process be done on my first visit to the dentist?
    indeed it can be if you require no filling or cleaning! If you do, then the procedures are done first and then you are given an appointment after 3 to 4 days.
  4. I have a special occasion in a day or two, should I go for Teeth Whitening?
    our dentists usually recommend a minimum of a week before any special occasion where you can enjoy your smile and not worry about the sensitivity.

Dental Implants

Introduction

Dental Implants are an ideal replacement for missing, failed or broken teeth. These titanium fixtures, when placed in the jaw bones, mimic the tooth root, which it replaces. When given some time after placement, our jaw bones grow around the implant and integrate with it (osseointegration). Once it is all set, our dentists place its crown holding the part to which you can place any crown of your choice. It is more painless than any other dental treatment and has the most life in our mouths when fully integrated.

Commonly Asked Questions Introduction

  1. Is the treatment painful?
    Unlike any other dental treatment, implants are placed in the bone where it is far away from any nerves,blood vessels, or important structures which is why this treatment has become one of the least painful treatment. Before and after implant placement, our dentists with indeed recommend over the counter pain killers.
  2. How does the process work?
    Initially the process begins with the first consultation, where our dentists decide if the patient is an ideal candidate for dental implants. Then we ask for some Dental X-rays and Diagnostic Tests. After everthing is clear our dentists place the implants into the bone. Our patients are guided to take good measures for oral hygiene maintenance and wait for the healing to take place (around 2 to 3 months). After three months, the abutment (Crown Portion) is placed and impressions are taken to fabricate the crowns.
  3. I still have failed teeth present, can the implant be placed immediately?
    indeed they can be! However, the rules of placing the implants immediately dictate that you should not have any infection or any lesion in the area to be placed. If there is such pathology, then the implant placement is delayed.
  4. What happens if the implant fails?
    like any dental treatment, chances of implant failures are also present. If an implant fails during treatment, our dentists remove it and guide our patients to wait for two months for the bone to heal again (they go about their normal routines), and after the two months are over, new implants are placed again.

Quick Guide To Dentures

Introduction

Dentures are fixed or removable prosthesis that may be complete (all teeth) to partial (on or more but more natural teeth are available in the jawbone). There are many different types of dentures our clinic provides. Such Dentures are:

  1. Acrylic Dentures
  2. Cast Partial Dentures
  3. Flexible Dentures

Dentures get their support from the teeth and the ridge of the jaw where the teeth are. They are very economic as compared to other tooth replacement options. However, Oral hygiene maintenance is the most important factor in the support, stability, and retention of the dentures. It takes about 4 to 5 visits for the complete fabrication of the dentures in which our dentists make sure the dentures seat well, the patients jaw relation is maintained, and the type and color of the teeth are selected.

Commonly Asked Questions

  1. Can I get fixed dentures instead of removable?
    although dentures are placed on top of the ridge they can be fixed to the arch by the support of dental implants. Sometimes, our dentists also recommend snap on dentures which take support from two to four implants and are easy to remove and clean.
  2. My denture sometimes cause discomfort?
    Discomfort after initial placement of the dentures is a normal side effect. You might have to revisit the dentist in order to get the denture trimmed from the area that is hurting you.
  3. I just had a tooth extracted, can I get a denture made immediately?
    it is highly recommended that you wait for the bone and gums to heal after extraction. The waiting time ranges from 2 weeks to almost 4 weeks. If the denture is placed for the temporary transition towards implants, try not to wear it excessively as it may cause more bone resorption.