The Hall technique is a novel method of managing carious primary molars by cementing preformed metal crowns, also known as stainless steel crowns, over them without local anaesthesia, caries removal or tooth preparation of any kind. Clinical trials have shown the technique to be effective, and acceptable to the majority of children, their parents and clinicians. The Hall technique is NOT, however, an easy, quick fix solution to the problem of the carious primary molar. For success, the Hall technique requires careful case selection, a high level of clinical skill, and excellent patient management. In addition, it must always be provided with a full and effective caries preventive programme. Continue reading
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The Disadvantages of Porcelain Crowns
Teeth can become weak due to extensive damage to the teeth, or certain dental procedures, or worn from age or neglect. When this happens your dentist can fit a crown, which will protect the tooth against future damage for up to 20 years. Crowns then are ‘covers’ for our teeth that fit over the chewing surface and over and around the outside surfaces like a glove. This can be used then to cover abscesses thus protecting exposed nerves and preventing food from getting trapped inside the gaps between the cusps in our teeth. Continue reading
What Is the Difference in a Dental Bridge and a Removable Partial Denture?
When a tooth or multiple teeth are missing, there are a few options for the patient to replace it/them. Two of the most common choices are either by fabricating a bridge, or a removable partial denture (RPD). These two are different in terms of aesthetic and functional aspects, and hence, they have their own indications, as well as advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading