Are removable, virtually invisible orthodontic devices that corrects and aligns malpositioned teeth. They are an alternative to dental braces and are equally effective...
Generally known as laminates, are customized thin layers of ceramic/resins bonded to the front surface of the teeth to instantly improve the smile. Dental veneers can be made chairside (direct veneers) or in the lab (indirect veneers). They resemble enamel surface of teeth. Veneers are used for smile makeovers wherein we can select the shape, shade, close gaps or correct minor proclination/crowning of teeth. Dental veneers can be made of composites resin material, zirconia or ceramic. Resin laminates/veneers are less expensive & thinner than the porcelain veneers but they chip and stain easily. Veneers generally can last 5-10 years depending on the patient maintenance & oral hygiene habits. Indicated for:
> Smile & designing & makeover
> Mild crowding of teeth.
> Spacing of teeth.
> Internal staining within teeth like in fluorosis, tetracycline staining, darkening of the crown due to trauma.
> Changing color of teeth to more whiter shade.
> Mal-aligned teeth.
> Irregularly shaped teeth.
> Broken/Chipped teeth.
> Individual having poor oral hygiene
> Individuals prone to active decay process, gum disease, weakened teeth with insufficient enamel.
> Can fracture/ fall off in cases of subjecting it to excessive pressure like nail biting, chewing on pencils, ice or hard objects.
Teeth Whitening also known as Dental Bleaching which lightens teeth color, removes stains and discoloration. Whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental...
Teeth Whitening Dubai: Get Your Brighter Smile
Smile expresses the Confidence, Cosmetic Dentistry has gained a lot of popularity across the globe and Teeth whitening is one of the instant and effective procedure. and if you are looking for a whiter smile to increase your confidence, here in Crossroads dental clinic we do advanced Teeth whitening also known as Dental Bleaching.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure to lighten your teeth shade for a brighter smile.it removes surface stains and discoloration from the teeth.
TEETH WHITENING are of two types:
1. IN-OFFICE WHITENING: In Crossroads DC, we use different advanced teeth whitening systems such as Zoom, Lumbrite, Flash which yield commendable results making teeth whiter with least discomfort & sensitivity. The procedure generally takes 30-45min, after the procedure patients are advised some dietary restriction which patients need to follow up to 48-78hrs for achieving the desired results. Patient may experience some sensitivity after procedure; dentist will apply some relief gel on the surface of teeth, and give sensitive toothpaste to use till the symptoms lasts.
LASER WHITENING: Lasers are the fastest whitening procedure for teeth whitening. Diode laser light is exposed after application of gels over the teeth; it takes very less time, safe and invasive.
2. HOME BLEACHING: Under the comfort of your home, patients can whiten their teeth themselves. Your upper and lower teeth impressions are taken and customized trays are made, in these trays you have to apply the whitening gel and wear the tray at night time for few days until desired results are achieved.
To maintain the whitening effect, one must avoid smoke, colored food stuffs and drinks. It is advisable to strictly follow your dentists’ post whitening instructions.
This is a procedure in which surgical access is required to completely remove a tooth. Even if the tooth is visible in the mouth without surgically expositing it...
Extraction is the removal of the tooth from mouth or pulling of teeth from the bone.this procedure is done entirely under local anesthesia, so its painless for the comfort of patient as well as for dentist,and takes less time.Some extractions are quite complicated depending on the coverage of bone and soft tissue.
> When tooth is grossly decayed and cannot be restored
> Shaking of tooth
> Root pieces removal
> Infection exceeding through bone in compromised condition.
> For orthodontic treatment, where space is needed
> When primary(milk) teeth blocks the eruption of permanent teeth.
> Supernumerary or abnormal teeth.
Tooth Extraction In Dubai
The third molars (wisdom teeth) may some often not have enough space to erupt and end up being retained in the jaw. It may be required to remove them when causing symptoms such as pain and swelling of the gum or when they are associated with cysts. Wisdom teeth or third molars are the teeth furthest away in the dental arches and they usually are the last ones to erupt, normally between age 18-22. When they have not completed their eruption at that time and are completed submerged under the gum they are called “impacted”, if they are only partially covered by the gum “semi-impacted”. It is generally recommended the extraction of third molars that are “symptomatic”, this means in cases when they cause pain, infections, damage to other teeth or if they are related with other pathologies like cysts and tumors.
Are removable, virtually invisible orthodontic devices that corrects and aligns malpositioned teeth. They are an alternative to dental braces and are equally effective...
A clear aligner, clear alternative to braces. They are transparent- plastic form of braces used to adjust or straighten teeth. They are removable devices that allow you to eat, drink and eat without hindrance. Invisalign is the largest and most renowned producers of clear aligners. They consist of a series of tight fitting custom made aligners that slip over teeth. Each aligner is worn for 10-15 days. Initial fit is unfitting for a couple of days until it seats completely. Invisalign can be used for mild to moderate crowding, spacing and for relapse cases of braces treatment done in childhood or teenage. The last aligner can be used as a retainer. A retainer is worn to retain the final tooth positions. The treatment duration will vary from 10 weeks to maximum of 24 months.
> Faster, preprogrammed, individualized tooth movement
> Clear/ Invisible
> No food restrictions
> Reduced dental appointments
> Slightly expensive than braces
Root Canal Treatment is to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the dental pulp of the damaged tooth, cleaning,...
Root canal treatment or endodontic management is done when a tooth is in a compromised situation due to any injury
1. Physical injury
> Traumatic injury or excessive biting force
> Cracked tooth
> Fractured tooth
2. Mechanical injury
> Attrition of enamel
Abrasion as wear and tear of tooth
Periodontal lesion or weakening of tooth
3. Chemical injury
1. Throbbing pain: could be felt during taking hot or cold beverages or while consumption of sweet food.
2. Infection:in form of swelling in mouth or abscess with pus discharge from sinus tract
3. Periodontal abscess:in form of swelling around gum
Necessity of treatment
> To eliminate infection
> To restore back tooth functionability
Not choosing the root canal treatment can lead to
Severe pain & discomfort
Loss of tooth
Post & Core
RCT treated tooth in which it is deemed necessary to improve
> Longevity of restoration
> Enhance prognosis and function of tooth restoration and crown
> Protect the tooth from fracture
> Provide anchorage to coronal restoration and crown
> In case of weak tooth structure
> In case of heavy occlusal forces
1. Prefabricated fiber post:
> it has better tensile strength
> good adhesion with root dentin
> better aesthetic
2. Metal post
>Rarely used now a days because of poor esthetic and size
A Dental bridge is recommended where there are one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are generally used to replace gaps left by missing teeth so that the...
Dental Crowns are prosthetic fixed devices used to fix compromised teeth or used over dental implant or to improve shape, appearance and function of a tooth. Dental Bridges are used to replace the gap left by the missing tooth.
IMPORTANCE: If the crown is not done when recommended the tooth is susceptible to fracture.
1. PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL: Has a metal core and porcelain on the outside.
Cheaper than ceramic
Esthetics are lesser than ceramic & Porcelain can chip
2. IPS EMAX CROWNS (lithium disilicate): Has a metal core and porcelain on the outside.
Superior esthetics good for the front teeth.
Used for single crowns, veneers and front teeth.
3. ZIRCONIA / CAD CAM CROWNS: milled from Ingots using digital scanners and printers
Very high strength-used for posterior teeth and front bridges 5-10 years, even lifelong guarantee
Less translucency than empress.
4. Other Types of Crowns: Gold, Metal Allay, Acrylic
5. Crowns for Kids: Stainless steel and Polycarbonate crowns
PROCEDURE: The dentist reduces the overall size of the tooth and records impressions and photos of the tooth. These are shared with a dental laboratory. The final crown is fitted in 2-3days after confirming contacts, floss, margins, height, and shade and after consent from the patient. Cementation can be done by Intermediate and Final cements.
Indications For Crowns:>/p>
> Cover Implant
> Protects after Root Canal Treatment- tooth brittle
> Fractured tooth
> Improve shape of tooth
> Largely filled tooth- tooth crown structure weak
Dental Bridge: Ideally choice for replacing teeth is by dental implant. But the next best choice is by doing a dental bridge. Material of choice can be either PFM or Zirconia like for single crowns. EMAX is not recommended for Bridges.
If not done: The neighboring tooth can migrate into the missing tooth space by rotation, migration, drifting, opposing tooth supraeruption. This will lead to space loss, periodontal problems, disturbed bite and TMJ disorders.
One of the very frequent concerns from our patients is the replacement of missing teeth. The most common cause of teeth loss is periodontitis.
One of the very frequent concerns from our patients is the replacement of missing teeth. The most common cause of teeth loss is periodontitis, this is the loss of bone and support tissue around the teeth, promoting their mobility and subsequent loss. Among other causes may be tooth decay, trauma, and developmental defects. There are several alternatives for replacing teeth that patients might have lost for any of those reasons.
The use of dental implants to replace the lost teeth is an excellent alternative and the most natural way. Other alternatives such as fixed bridges and dentures have been used to replace missing teeth, however, dental implants have become the most popular solution due to their high success rate, the predictability of the implanting procedure, and the very good aesthetic results.
The treatment plan in dental implants is one of the most important steps before performing the procedure. It will be necessary to evaluate the medical condition of the patient and the quantity and quality of the bone jaw to design and customize a treatment plan. The plan addresses the specific needs of the patient and is prepared by professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry.
A dental implant is a small cylindric or conic screw made of titanium that is surgically submerged into the bone of the upper or lower jaw, replacing the root of the tooth that has been lost. Once the implant is placed, the healing process, which consists in the healing of the bone around the titanium implant, may take about 4 to 12 weeks to heal for the lower jaw and generally longer fort the upper jaw. This can vary depending on the bone quality and health conditions of each individual patient.
Once the healing is completed, a crown, bridge, or denture that has been previously designed will be placed over the implant, giving the patient function and aesthetic. In some specific cases it is possible to place a temporary crown over the implant on the same day of the surgery.
There are many advantages to dental implants: they don’t require cutting or reducing other teeth – as it is necessary in a tooth supported bridge. This also helps to do the cleaning easier and provides an overall better oral hygiene.
Most dental implants are successful and durable, and with good care many implants could last a whole lifetime. Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, so it is relevant to practice good oral hygiene, brush twice a day, floss once daily and rinse with mouth wash. It is important to avoid biting hard items such as ice and hard candy, because they can break both the crown and the natural teeth.
If the patient is grinding or clenching the teeth or crowns it will be necessary to enhance the treatment with a nightguard to protect both the teeth and the dental implants.
Dental examinations are very important to successful implants, cleaning and examination every six months are recommended to ensure that dental implants are in good condition.
Dental implants are not recommended for heavy smokers, for patients that had radiotherapy on the jaw area, for patients with diabetes without treatment, with untreated gum diseases or metabolic disorders of the bone. However, each case is different, and it is very important to inform the doctor about any medical problems you have, and in that way, it will be possible to choose the best treatment for each case.
A toothache can cause horrible pain, difficulty in eating, sleeping or concentrating, and should not be ignored. A sharp, constant or throbbing pain on a single... Chipped/Broken tooth.
A dental emergency can arise while on a vacation, at work or simply when it is least expected. You can reach out to us by calling us on +971-50-205-5450 as early as possible so that we can see you same day.
Various Dental Emergency Include:
> Severe toothache.
> Fractured/Missing filling.
> Fractured Veneer.
> Wisdom teeth issues.
> Bleeding Gums.
> Continuous bleeding post extraction.
We accommodate our dental emergencies generally on the same day within the office working hours. This services helps a lot of patients and tourists by relieving them from pain and distress.
GUM TREATMENT is generally done to treat periodontal disease or can also be done for cosmetic reasons. It can be surgical or non-surgical.
is generally done to treat periodontal disease or can also be done for cosmetic reasons. It can be surgical or non-surgical.
Surgical procedures includes:
> Gum Contouring/ Gum Reshaping.
> Gingivectomy-mostly done for pleasing aesthetics and in veneers and crown cases.
> Gum De-pigmentation-it’s a cosmetic procedure which changes dark brown color of gums to a coral pink shade.
> Flap Surgery for Pocket Reduction.
> Bone grafts in Bone Surgery.
> Soft Tissue Grafts.
> Guided Tissue Regeneration.
Non-surgical procedures includes:
> Root Planning.
> Sub-Gingival Scaling.
Dental restorations are commonly known as FILLING, done to remove the decayed tooth structure, & to maintain its function, esthetic and occlusal stability.
Dental restorations are commonly known as FILLING, done to remove the decayed tooth structure & to maintain its function, esthetic and occlusal stability.
Previously Amalgam (mercury) and Gold fillings were used but with recent advancements striving for more esthetic looks white colored fillings are more preferred. Composite Resin restoration are commonly done which are more Esthetic, Strong and require less removal of tooth structure.
Indications of composite restorations-
> Anterior and posterior teeth decay.
> Attrition and Abrasion (wear of teeth edge or surface)where enamel layer is lost.
> Restoration in primary (milk) teeth.
> Laminates & Core build-up.
> Smile make-over in chipped off( fractured) or cracked front teeth.
> Permanent filling in root canal procedure.
> Cementation of Brackets and bands in orthodontic procedures.
> Chair side (Direct) Veneers.
Scaling is referred to as cleaning of soft plaque, hard tartar (calculus), and stains from the teeth surface. It relieves the gum to stay healthy and firm.
Scaling is referred to as cleaning of soft plaque, hard tartar (calculus), and stains from the teeth surface.it relieves the gum to stay healthy and firm. Polishing means to smoothen the rough teeth surface by a medicated polishing paste, which is applied after scaling.
There are two types of scaling usually done in daily practice-
Supragingival scaling: Removal of plaque, tartar and stains above the gum line or neck of the teeth. The soft plaque forms by the consumption of sweet, sticky and acidic foods, use of tobacco, smoking and sticks to the teeth and stays if not properly cleaned. When plaque stays for longer duration it converts into calculus and hardens, which irritates the surrounding gums.
Sub-gingival scaling: Removal of plaque and tartar below the gum & bacterial infection in GUM Disease. Gum disease is a term where your gum starts bleeding, bad breathe,& swelling in a particular time if cleaning is not done, it’s a high chance that your teeth can start loosening there bone support and can ends up in tooth loss.
Procedure: Scaling is done under local anesthesia also application of soothing anesthetic gel for the comfort of patients.
When to follow up?: A healthy individual can go for scaling once in a year,& for a person having underlying medical conditions should visit their dentist after every 6 months of time
Dental Braces Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with correction of malposed teeth and jaws. It also focuses on modifying facial growth.
Dental Braces Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with correction of malposed teeth and jaws. It also focuses on modifying facial growth. The treatment duration depends on the severity of the problem, which can vary from 10 months to 2 years.
Each one of us have different sets of teeth, braces are the best solution for modifying jaw growth, aligning crooked teeth, closing spaces between the teeth, correction of bite, correction of gummy smile, correction of overlapping front teeth.
Teeth movement during braces treatment-
Orthodontist moves the teeth by applying light pressure on the teeth with the help of braces. These light pressures are within the biological limit, which doesn’t cause any damage on the teeth and surrounding bones covering the teeth and gums. A patient supposes to visit the orthodontist every 21-28 days for braces adjustments to make sure the teeth moves in right direction.
Right age to start braces treatment-
Braces treatment can be started as early as in mixed dentition stage, as doesn’t have any age limit. First braces consultation is recommended at the age of 7 years. As long as your teeth, gums and bones surrounding the teeth are healthy.
Types of braces
1. Conventional / Traditional Braces –
> Metal braces are made up of stainless steel and require rubber ligature rings around it.
> Less expensive.
> Noticeable while you smile and talk.
> Metallic smile
Damon Braces –
> Damon braces are self-ligating which has a sliding mechanism that allows the arch wire to move in response to your teeth, and doesn’t require rubber rings around it
> Damon are of two types-Metal & Clear.
> Painless and Easier to clean.
> No discomfort and less treatment time.
> Strong and durable.
Retention after braces treatment-
The orthodontic treatment does not end once you remove your braces. Retention phase is also a part of orthodontic treatment. Retainers help in retaining the position of the teeth after braces are removed. There are mainly two types of retainers, fixed and removable. Your orthodontist would be the right person to decide the duration of wear of retainer and type of retainer suitable for your teeth.
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