Periodontal surgeries include pre-prosthetic surgeries (before crowns and bridges) and surgeries to correct gum defects.
Complete and Partial Prosthesis
This type of prosthesis is part of so-called removable prostheses. These prostheses are still current, but the arrival of implants have improved their efficiency and comfort.
Bruxism is an unconscious movement of teeth friction. This grinding or clenching occurs mainly during sleep and is also associated with episodes of tightness of the jaw.
Halitosis – Bad breath
Bad breath or halitosis affects about 65% of the population. Transient halitosis is caused by a decrease in saliva production during sleep, combined with reduced activity of tongue and cheek movements. A good balanced lunch and a brushing of the teeth and the tongue make it possible to find a fresh breath.
Several ways to improve the brightness of teeth are available on the market. Pharmacy whitening, in-office whitening with or without an accelerator or in-office whitening in conjunction with home-made gutters. The techniques are all good in different contexts. Depending on the situation, we can enlighten you on the best way for your needs.
After healing the gum in which a titanium screw has been inserted, the dentist can install a crown to replace the missing tooth. In this case, the screw plays the role of the remaining root in the case of a simple devitalized decayed tooth.
Fixed Prostheses - Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a dental prosthesis to protect a tooth that is alive or not (devitalized). It covers the part of the remaining tooth and preserves the tooth of new aggressions, while avoiding its extraction and its complete replacement. Following an extraction, the missing tooth can be replaced by a bridge if there is at least one tooth on either side of the edentulous tooth. A bridge consists of at least two support teeth called abutment teeth.
Root canal consists of:
removing what remains of infected or potentially infected living tissue inside the tooth
cleaning the inside of this tooth
closing the filling with heated or cold gutta-percha, bonded to the dentinal walls with cement.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque buildup and tartar. It is important to treat gingivitis quickly before it becomes periodontitis, as the bone that supports the teeth deteriorates and weakens the teeth.
In dentistry, composite is a material used to seal and restore teeth. Its main advantage being to imitate the whitish color of a tooth. This material is newer than amalgam.
Initially, it was mostly used for aesthetic reasons on anterior teeth. But important progress now allows a much wider use, complementary to the amalgam. It consists of mineral fillers embedded in an organic matrix.
This method aims to give back its normal shape to a tooth treated for a caries or for a fracture. When the restoration of the tooth is carried out directly, the filling material may be metallic (amalgam: then refereed to as sealing) or organomineral (composite, glass ionomer). Malleable when inserted, it then acquires its final hardness. It is also possible to use a non-malleable filling material (gold, ceramic): in this case, refereed to as inlay or dental onlay. Prepared in the laboratory from an imprint of the cut tooth, it is then glued or sealed.
Cleaning is necessary to remove tartar and anything that can cause inflammation of the gums. During cleaning, an examination will be done by the dentist and x-rays will be taken if necessary. Your hygienist will determine with you, according to your needs, the frequency of your cleanings and will be able to give you information on the treatments required.
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