PORCELAIN LAMINATE VENEERS

Also called as PLV

Veneers are translucent ceramics bonded on the prepared surface of natural tooth/teeth by transparent luting resin.

They exhibit fluorescence and reflect and transmit light exactly as natural tooth structure.

STRENGTH

  • Normally they are weak in strength in comparison to porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or all ceramic crowns.
  • But once they are bonded to the prepared tooth surface, they integrate with the tooth structure and become extremely durable.
  • It also requires less invasive tooth preparation and the natural strength of the tooth is also maintained contributing to the longevity of the tooth and the veneer too.

LONGEVITY

The union of etched enamel and porcelain combined with the bonding composite resin luting agent with a silane coupling agent, enables the dentist to perform restorations that are solid as well as long lasting

93% success rate

 “The Smile Is The Reflection Of An Individual”

 Creating natural looking smile

A pleasing smile is important to the patient’s morale and self-esteem while the loss of it will have effects negatively.

Attention to the details examined by dentist is very crucial as it will help in getting the desired results from the technician too and appreciation from the patient.

The dentist’s skill, awareness and understanding the patient’s needs, personality and psychological state will lead to acceptance of the proposed treatment plan.

The “All-on-4” Concept for Implant Rehabilitation of an Edentulous Jaw

When a patient loses all of their teeth, they are essentially relegated to living the life of a “dental cripple” and are compelled to see  Dr.Sachdeva’s Dental Institute, India to find resolution. The teeth are very essential to any human being and when a tooth or all teeth are lost, chewing efficiency is lost, their level of comfort declines and often they appear to age prematurely. The teeth provide more than a bright smile on someone’s face. A complete set of dentition maintains the bite and keeps all the structures in harmony. When changes occur after teeth are lost, patients begin to seek the dentist.

Edentulism can be a result of poor oral hygiene and dental disease. Sometimes patients who have received previous restorations meet a failure in their cases and their teeth are deemed restorable and hopeless. A growing number of the population possess a terminal dentition and the ability to retreat is restricted due to the poor remaining tooth structure and support, combined with limitations from the financial burden of full mouth reconstruction. How and why a person is edentulous varies. When patients come into the clinic, their oral condition is assessed and the appropriate solution is planned and presented—all encompassing the health and financial capacity of the patient.

It is well recognized that an edentulous condition has a negative impact on your life:

    • You need your teeth to eat because otherwise you will be limited to a soft, unappealing diet.
    • You need your teeth to smile, to flash a confident set of pearly whites to people.
    • You need your teeth to maintain the integrity of your facial structure, otherwise your bite will collapse and along with it, the face will sag and make you look much older.
    • You need your teeth to maintain the health of the jaw. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) rely on the teeth. When the bite collapses, the changes that occur can be very damaging to the joints.

All-on-4” implants have become a leading choice in many teeth replacement cases.

A REVIEW ON BOTOX IN DENTISTRY

None can deny with the fact that everyone wants to look younger than one’s age. Hence one option available as BOTOX comes to the rescue to fulfill the needs in cosmetic & esthetic dentistry.

Chemically BOTOX is a toxin produced by bacterium clostridium botulinum also produced commercially for medical & cosmetic approach. There are two main commercial types: botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport & Xeomin) & botulinum toxin type B (Myobloc).

Injecting Botulinum toxin type-A causes localized reduction in overactive muscle activity for some timespan by inhibiting the exocytosis of acetylcholine on cholinergic nerve endings of motor nerves preventing the vesicle where the acetylcholine is stored from binding to the membrane where the neurotransmitter can be released.

The use of Botox in Dentistry can be applied in bruxism, dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders, gummy smile, and mandibular spasm.

Botox is a safe, conservative, non surgical reversible, minimally invasive treatment modality for cosmetic needs. Training is absolutely required for dentists to administer this technique as a learning curve.

As we all know bruxism ultimately leads to periodontal trauma characterized by clenching by bracing of the mandible. Botox has shown promising results by alleviating the symptomatology of bruxism with botulinum toxin type A injections into temporalis & masseter muscles.

Post implant surgery overloading of muscles of mastication can impede osseointegration of implants. Hence the muscular relaxation is achieved with injecting botulinum toxin type A to the masticatory muscles therapeutically.

The appearance of excessive gingival tissue in the maxilla upon smiling is both an aesthetic issue as well as oral hygiene problem which require complex procedures as a cure. In such cases it is applied in small, carefully titrated doses proportionately weakening the contraction of upper lips particularly levator labii superiosis.

Botox is an emerging, latest, attractive treatment option as compared to other surgical alternatives. However there are still many dental conditions which require FDA approval to be treated by botulinum toxin. The use of BOTOX will surely progress the dentistry profession to one step ahead.