You will have a procedure for implantation of the tooth, and you are worried if it is painful?
To understand this, you need to understand what stages of implantation you will go through.
For classical implantation, we can name such basic stages:
- Your dentist will implant an artificial root – a titanium screw. It is implanted into the bone tissue. To do this, the doctor cuts the gum, opens a part of the bone tissue and drills a hole in the bone according to the size of the implant. For this, he will use special drills. The place of manipulation will be intensively irrigated with saline solution to prevent overheating of the bone. Then a titanium implant is screwed into the bone and the gum is sutured.
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.
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.
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.
Veneers are the ceramic or composite micro prostheses that are set on the front surface of teeth. Usually they are used to improve the aesthetic look of the smile. Thus, they are applied on teeth that are visible in process of smiling. They make front teeth look straight, white and have correct shape. They do not cover the whole tooth surface, only front side and cutting part. Modern dentistry makes them look exactly as natural teeth. Still they have their pros and cons, so let us observe them all.
Tooth decay treatment was never associated with something pleasant and painless. Millions of people suffer from odontophobia, and it is quite understandable – toothache is a real suffering and all those devices in the dentist’s cabinet look scary and remind the modern modifications of torture devices from the times of Great Inquisition. Especially they scare little patients. However, today’s dentistry technologies have gone ahead quite far and there exists a possibility to cure teeth without any painful feelings. The development of anesthesiology allows applying local anesthesia, general anesthesia and sedation. If everything is clear about local and general anesthesia, the word “sedation” seems not to be understood by many patients. So, let us drag away the mystery curtain and determine this notion.