A patient sometimes consents to a particular line of treatment because of the apparent advantages or benefits as described by the dentist. Care should be taken to ensure that the information given is balanced and accurate, and that any claims (as to likely success) can be substantiated. Statements such as “your crown will last for life”, or “your molar root treatment will be 100% successful” or “I guarantee you will have no problem” may dramatically weaken the value and validity of the consent contained. Continue reading
Orthodontic treatment can be divided into:
i) Removable orthodontic appliances
ii) Fixed appliances (braces)
iii) Orthognatic surgery
We will be focusing on removable orthodontic appliances in this article.
Firstly, you may want to know what are the types of movement involved in orthodontics and the amount of force required for that movement of a single tooth: Continue reading
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular option for replacing missing teeth. Traditionally, dentists have relied upon bridgework or dentures to replace teeth that have been lost. Implants have advantages over other methods but are more expensive. Ask your periodontist if dental implants are the right choice for you.
Is your implant dentist a board certified specialist? Continue reading
When an artificial tooth is needed, whether because you have lost your teeth or when your teeth is badly broken down, there are several choices that you can opt for, i.e. crowns, bridges, dentures or implants. In this article we will be weighing the pros and cons of implants and tooth crowns. Continue reading
Artificial teeth used to make dentures can be made of porcelain, acrylic resin, or composite resin. Here we will be looking at the most commonly used ones-porcelain teeth and acrylic resin.
Let’s first look at the requirements of good artificial teeth: Continue reading
What is Hydro floss oral irrigator?
Thе Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator іѕ a dental care system thаt can be used at home. It uses a flow οf water tο irrigate thе spaces between уουr teeth аnd gums that may have been missed by regular brushing and flossing.