What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium alloy implants that are anchored into the jawbone Titanium alloy is the material that is used in joint replacement procedures (knee and hips). It's strong lightweight and has been proven safe.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
You may be a candidate for dental implants If:
You have one or more missing teeth.
You are wearing a full or partial denture/ loose denture.
You have problems with existing crowns or bridges.
Benefits of dental implants
Avoids grinding down healthy teeth for conventional bridgework .
Avoids bone loss and gum recession associated with tooth loss.
Makes dentures secure.
Helps promote long-term facial integrity.
LASER:( Light amplification by Stimulated Emission of radiation)
Surgical Laser or high intensity laser treatment
Non -surgical or Low Level Laser Treatment
Laser absorption and diffusion in the tissue provoke a photoactive response , resulting from the tissue photo destruction or photoactivation.
Surgical Laser: uaually causes photodestruction of cell raising raising tissue temperature,creating photothermal effect vaporising the cell hydric contene and carbonizing the tissue.
Non Surgical : (LLTT) Laser causes photoactivation , it increases the cells metabolic activity in the irradiated area .It has anti-inflammatory ,analgesic effect and causes fast tissue healing.
ADVANTAGES OF LASERS IN DENTISTRY
No anesthesia required.
No bleeding , no pain, no infection and swelling and hence faster wound healing.
Less overall chair side time.
No damage to adjoining tissues.
Full range of high precision safe hard and soft tissue treatments available.
APPLICATIONS OF SOFT TISSUE LASER IN DENTISTRY:
Endodontic : MAjority of root canal
failures are due to incomplete removal of
tissue from the canals Laser tip when
inserted into yhe canals burns any tissue
left and hence achieve root canal
Other applications include pulp capping ,apicectomy.
Surgery : A non invasive procedure by
lasers provides better results and is cost
effective. In medically compromised patients
especially those suffering from hypertension,
diabetes, cardiac problems, organ transplant and
epilepsy where surgery is contraindicated ,
surgical procedures by lasers have proved
extremely comfortable for the patients.
Laser incision and excision, hemostasis,gingivectomy,gummy smile correction frenectomy,melanin depigmentation,gingival hyperplasia, abscess,fibroma, granuloma, epulis, fistula, haemangioma, apthous ulcers are some of the soft tisue laser applications.
Implantology : Peri implant sterilisation, biostimulation,implant recovery.
Priodontology : A non invasive procedure for pocket disinfection,gingivoplasty,curettage.(Laser pocket thermolysis)
Aesthetics : Whitening of teeth, crown lengthening procedure, gummy smile correction and depigmentation.
Pericoronal Flap Removal : Tissue overlying the erupting teeth often causes pain and recurrent infection in the third molar area .Flap can be excised and the problem can be solved within few minutes by lasers.
GREATEST ADVANTAGES OF NON SURGIACAL LASER:
Pain Control : Analgesic Action,dentinal Hypersensitivity,Paraesthesia resulting from surgical procedures in dentistry.Treatment of Traumatic Facial Paralysis.
Clinical Indications : Alveolitis, angular chelitis, benign migratory glossitis,odontalgia, pericoronitis,dentinal hypersensitivity,mucositis, paresthesia,TMJ joint Dysfunction, traumatic ulcer,Pericoronitis.OSMF_ effective mouth opening can be achieved by cutting fibrotic bands with lasers.
White Patches : Leukoplakia can be treated by laser surgery.BIOPSY- Cystic lesions,benign tumor excision can be done by lasers.
Gone are the days when you had to settle for chipped, stained and crooked teeth. A revolution in newer technology and materials ensure that cosmetically enhanced teeth now look more natural and last longer than they did in the past.
Skillfully blending science and art, we at Dental Care centre for Cosmetic Dentistry can "sculpt" a more attractive smile for you.A smile is a powerful way for you to communicate.
Tooth jewellery is a brilliant way to add sparkles to your smile and stand out of the crowd. So surprise your friends with a sparkling crystal or something in gold with a twinkle of ruby or diamond.No drilling involved, so absolutely a harmless procedure to adorn your pearls.