Archive for February, 2011

Teeth Discolouration

Prestige Dental Care Topics Tooth Colour Tooth Discolouration Extrinsic Causes Intrinsic Causes Tooth Colour Tooth color is determined by a combination of phenomena associated with optical properties and light. Essentially, tooth color is determined by the color of dentin and by intrinsic and extrinsic colorations. Intrinsic color is determined by the optical properties of enamel […]

Non-vital (Internal) Bleaching

Prestige Dental Care Topics Internal Bleaching ‘Walking bleach’ technique Complication Limitation Internal bleaching procedures are performed on devitalized (dead) teeth that have undergone root canal therapy (or RCT) but are discolored due to internal staining of the tooth structure by blood and other fluids that leached in. Unlike external bleaching, which brightens teeth from the […]

Complications of Dental Extraction

Complications of dental extraction Infection: Although rare, it does occur. The dentist may opt to prescribe antibiotics pre- and/or post-operatively if they determine the patient to be at risk. Prolonged bleeding: The dentist has a variety of means at their disposal to address bleeding; however, it is important to note that small amounts of blood […]

Multiple Dental Extractions

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Bone Graft

What is bone graft in dentistry?   Bone graft is a material that used to replace missing bone or bone defect in the face and mouth region, particularly in jaw area for support of  implant during implant placement. Bone graft can also be use support the cheek or the chin area for aesthetic reasons. Usage […]

Minor Oral Surgery

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Air Polishing with EMS:Air Flow®

Air polishing is an alternative, non-contact, method of polishing teeth using a polishing cup and paste after teeth scaling. It requires a special ultrasonic unit (e.g. Air Flow from EMS) that allows use of this insert in the handpiece. Air polishing uses medical-grade sodium bicarbonate and water in a jet of compressed air to “sandblast” […]

ZOOM!! Whitening System

ZOOM!! Whitening System The Zoom! ™ In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom!™ Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom!™ in comparison to days of wearing trays and […]

Electrosurgery

What is Electrosurgery? Electrosurgery is the application of a high-frequency electric current to biological tissue as a means to cut, coagulate, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue. (These terms are used in specific ways for this methodology—see below). Its benefits include the ability to make precise cuts with limited blood loss. Electrosurgical devices are frequently used during […]

Intra-Oral Camera

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