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Consent – Dental Protection Part 10

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

Removable orthodontic appliances

Orthodontic treatment can be divided into:

i) Removable orthodontic appliances

ii) Fixed appliances (braces)

iii) Orthognatic surgery

Fixed orthodontic appliance

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

Questions to Ask Your Periodontist Before Dental Implants

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

Porcelain Vs. Acrylic Teeth

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.

Artificial teeth for dentures

 

Let’s first look at the requirements of good artificial teeth: Continue reading