Metal braces are one of the most commonly used dental braces. Most traditional metal braces are usually made of stainless steel or titanium; however, gold or silver metal braces have also become exceptionally popular today. These types of braces are very strong and can easily withstand daily interactions without any inconvenience. Typically, most metal braces are installed with elastic rubber bands, or ligatures, which keep the bracket and arch wires attached to each other.
Initially braces may be a little irritating to the gums, but the gums and cheeks adapt to them, quickly. The litigators are available in different colours, and you have varied choices for how they appear.
Orthodontic braces allow bone remodelling for ensuring a lovely smile regardless of the present alignment of your teeth. This easy, yet effective technique, is highly popular with both dentists and their clients. Braces consist of four main parts including,
Ceramic or metal brackets remain attached to the teeth by using a gluing material or metal bands. Arch wire is utilised to provide the pressure on the teeth that is required to shift their positions. Arch wire is connected between each bracket. Ligature elastic connects the bracket to arch wire, and holds them together. The constant pressure of the orthodontic braces on the teeth gradually compels them to take up their proper position and deals with misalignment issues successfully. At times our dentists may also recommend a headgear, especially in case of adults that prevent specific teeth from changing their place.
In this process, the periodontal membrane encapsulating lower portion of each tooth stretches under pressure that is placed upon the teeth by the braces. The result is loosening of teeth. For supporting each tooth in its new position, respective bone growth occurs and this is referred to as remodelling.
The brackets along with the supporting arch wire that are part of orthodontic braces creates and sustains pressure on teeth for ensuring proper alignment through remodelling. The arch or twist-wire is a small cable that will retain its position within your oral cavity. Heat that is present, inside the oral cavity, coupled with the arich wire, triggers a biochemical process the starts the process of bone remodelling.
This initiation of osteoclast activity, which are the bone cells active in remodelling, takes approximately 72 hours after the placement orthodontic braces. Osteoblasts are the bone cells that are involved in the rebuilding process which takes approximately 90 days. Stabilising the position of your teeth takes an additional 10 months. Wearing the retainer continuously ensures success of this highly effective technique from start to finish!
It is important to take good care of metal braces, typically the are worn for 12 to 18 months. Avoid hard vegetables, tough meat, or chewing anything that sticks to the braces such as gum or caramel. Hard crunchy foods can also reduce the effectiveness of metal braces. Instead of biting, chew your food slowly. Since flossing can be difficult, you can consider using Waterpik to remove the food particles from your mouth and keep the braces clean.
Why live with painful and unsightly cavities when you can have them filled by our dentists in a painless procedure!
In order to repair a cavity, the decayed portion of your tooth will be removed by your dentist. The portion of the tooth occupied by the decayed material will then be filled. Fillings are utilised to repair teeth that are broken, cracked, or that have cavities.
What Are The Steps For Filling Teeth?
Initially, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the area that surrounds the tooth. Novocaine is normally used. Then, a drill, laser, or air abrasion will be utilised to remove the area that is decayed. The type of instrument that is used will depend on the preference and training of your dentist, along with the extent and location of the tooth decay.
Your dentist will then test and probe the area of decay to ensure that all decayed material has been removed. After the removal of the decay, the space to be occupied by the filling will be cleaned so that all debris and bacteria are removed. If the area of the decay is close to the root, a liner constructed of a composite resin, glass ionomer or other type of material may be used in order to provide protection to the nerve. After the insertion of the filling, it will be finished and polished.
Additional steps are needed for fillings that are tooth-coloured. Subsequent to the removal of decay and cleaning of the area, the material that is tooth-coloured will be applied in layers. A specially designed light that hardens or cures each layer is used. After the completion of the multi-layering procedure, the composite material will be shaped by your dentist, excess material will be trimmed, and it will be polished.
Filling Materials Used
There are several types of filling materials that are currently available. Teeth may be filled with porcelain, gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-coloured composite resins. Silver amalgam is comprised of mercury with tin, silver, copper, and zinc mixed with it. The extent and location of the cavity, expense of filling material, insurance coverage of the patient, and the recommendation of the dentist will determine the kind of filling material that will best suit your needs
Silver Amalgam Fillings
Composite Fillings – Tooth Coloured
Additional Filling Materials
In addition to composite resins that are tooth coloured, there are two other types of tooth-coloured fillings. Glass ionomer and ceramics.
This material is constructed of a specific type of glass and acrylic. It is commonly utilised on fillings that are beneath the gum line and for young children. This material releases fluoride, which may protect a tooth from additional decay. Nevertheless, glass ionomer is not as strong as composite resin and more prone to fracture and wear. It normally lasts for five years or less and the expense is similar to composites.
Usually constructed of porcelain. Ceramics are stain resistant, compared to composites, but are more abrasive. Ceramics are very durable, and usually last for 15 years or more, but, they are costly, and the expense can be similar to gold.
Rejuvenate Your Smile with Porcelain Crown and Veneers from Monash Dental Group
Remember; beautiful and aesthetically appealing cosmetic dentistry is not a matter of chance; it demands an experienced clinician who is sensitive to your unique needs and an expert dental ceramist who leverages the art and science of dentistry to deliver optimal results. At Monash Dental Group, we boast an expert team of experienced cosmetic dentists, who have extensive experience in fitting patients with porcelain veneers and crowns. Our first-class porcelain veneers and crowns are highly effective for your unique functional and cosmetic needs.
At Monash Dental Group, our products are expertly crafted to compliment your age, gender, expectations, and facial features. We leverage the expertise of the best dental ceramists to guarantee that the veneers and crowns are of premium quality, resilient, and possess excellent craftsmanship. We work diligently to provide you with a top-quality product that beautifully compliments your face, while simultaneously restoring the function and aesthetics of your natural teeth.
Typically, porcelain veneers are a form of thin laminates of chinaware that are securely bonded to the surface of the tooth. For diverse dental problems, it is one of the most aesthetically appealing means of enhancing your smile. Veneers are one of the most popular treatments for restoration of chips, spaces, fractures, unshapely and discoloured teeth, or misaligned and rotated teeth. They deliver an unmatched cosmetic makeover that allows alteration of shape, position, size, and the colour of your teeth. Monash Dental Group boasts experienced cosmetic dentists who deliver exceptional results with porcelain veneers. We feature:
The procedure typically requires two appointments. At first, the tooth is prepared for minimal reduction to make enough space for the porcelain veneer. A mould of the tooth is taken for fabrication, which takes approximately 2 weeks. In the next visit, the permanent veneer is bonded in place.
Crowns are a rigid and strong cap that restores the tooth to its natural function and anatomic contours, as well as protects the underlying tooth. In certain conditions, where veneers are not possible, crowns are a suitable option. Some of the scenarios in which crowns may be used include tooth fractures, large restorations, functionally compromised teeth, history of root canal therapy, and acute damage due to decay. There are a wide range of choices available in crowns and bridges.
Dental crown procedures take just two appointments, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. First, the tooth is prepared for reduction and an impression is taken for fabrication. A temporary, plastic crown in fitted while the mould is being fabricated. In the next visit, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is secured permanently into position. The fabrication procedure may take time depending on the type of crown.
Monash Dental Group is an expert in crowns and veneers, delivering matchless quality and desired results. The key benefits are:
Contact the professionals at Monash Dental Group for more details on porcelain veneers and crowns. We guarantee excellent quality and fantastic results in a cost-effective manner.