All of us know that the mirrors are made with amalgam but not everyone knows that it is successfully used in dentistry too. It is a part of the special composition for fillings. The mercury and silver alloy are mixed as a plastic mass that hardens inside the tooth cavity. This alloy also contain other metals like zinc, tin and copper. The amalgam appears as the result of the chemical reaction.
There are many discussions about the possibilities to have dental implants for the people who suffer from diabetes. There are as many good results of the successful assimilation of the implants as the examples of various problems with dental implants. The specialists of different medicine fields – orthodontists, endocrinologists, tooth surgeons – express contradictory opinions. In any case, there is no doubt that if a patient with diabetes decides to set up dental implants, it is a big risk.
Periostitis is the severe gum disease that means the inflammatory process in the periosteum or the jawbone. It is characterized by the severe toothache and gum edema so strong that it distorts the face contour. It required immediate medical help. Otherwise, the disease progresses very fast, the pain increases and the purulent tumor is getting bigger. The fever is stable; the infection spreads all over the nearer tissues. In the most difficult cases, the end is blood contamination and death. That is why it is very important to treat periostitis immediately.
There exists a harmful stereotype about the primary teeth that they do not require much treatment because they will be lost and replaced by the constant teeth. This mistake very often leads to serious problems with children’s dental health. The change of the primary teeth has a certain schedule. If the teeth are lost earlier than they are supposed to, it is a pathology and it has consequences.
Dental retainer is the means of special correction treatment that help achieve the final result of the orthodontic treatment. Let us see why it is necessary and why braces are not enough. We all know that a tooth has a crown and a root. We can see the crown, but we normally cannot see the root if it is not baring because of some disease. The jaw is the bone, so naturally the tooth root is surrounded by the bone tissue. But the tooth has no hard fixation on it. There is a little space between the tooth and the bone, the so-called periodontal hole. It contains the ligaments that hold the tooth on its place, and also nerves and vessels that provide it with nutritive elements.
Family values and traditions usually mean much for the people. They want to share something important with the future generations. The family traditions can be different – even little things mean a lot. And if one of the family traditions is taking care about health, it is a very good family. Especially it concerns dental health, because very often people neglect their problems with teeth and have a problem afterwards. The family plays a significant role in the attitude of people towards dentistry service. How does it happen? Let us see.
The achievements of nowadays’ dentistry allow people solving multiple problems with teeth. Dental implantation is getting more and more popular and many people are having the implants. But sometimes there occurs a necessity to undergo an MRI exam. And not all the implants allow performing it. The magnetic resonance imaging is nowadays one of the most reliable means of diagnostics. That is why the question of compatibility with the dental implants is very relevant.
The mouth guards for kids can be not only for the teeth protection while doing sports, but with the orthodontic function. The special device serves to straighten the child’s teeth and fix the wrong occlusion. It can be used as independent device or as a part of retention after wearing the brace system. As the independent device an or4thodontic mouth guard can correct the slightly deformed occlusion. If the deformation is significant, it will be better to choose non-removable brace system. But after such way of correction your child will still need to carry a mouth guard for a while not to let the teeth go back to their wrong position.
Toothache is a very painful thing. Hardly anyone can tolerate it for a long time. It will make you go to the doctor eventually. But what if the doctor cannot see any problem? Your teeth hurt but the diagnostic shows there is nothing wrong with them. What to do?
Some people think that teeth implantation is too difficult operation for the elderly people. It is a mistake. The only age restriction for this procedure is young age, when the bone tissue is not completely formed yet. When the process of its formation is complete, there are no restrictions for any age. Still, there can be some individual contraindications. That is why the consultation of dentist is required to decide what way of prosthesis will be the best in your case. Some elderly people have rather good conditions of mouth health for having dental implants. And, on the contrary, some younger people may have a lot of contraindications because of the bad state of health.