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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal (titanium) posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

How do Dental Implants Work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

The American Dental Association considers two types of implants to be safe. They are:

  • Endosteal implants— these are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post-individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture. This is the most commonly done type of impant.
  • Subperiosteal implants— these consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. Posts, which are attached to the frame, protrude through the gums. As with endosteal implants, artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.Not longer done regularly.

Oral Care Specifics to IMPLANTS

If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, you may require a sinus lift. . You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

At Smilecare medical center, the patients are assured of quality service provided by experienced professionals in a pain-free procedure. So opt for dental implants to replace your missing tooth and get that perfect smile back for a happier and more confident social life. For more information visit our website www.smilecaredubai.com or contact us on +971 4 2855066


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Radiographs can be broadly divided into two categories.

  • Analogue x-ray- which is film based

And

  • Digital x-ray.

While digital radiography is more common to see in hospitals. However, if we are to compare the two, there are quite a few benefits to digital radiography, specifically for a dentist’s office:

Less radiation needed to produce the same quality image as film (digital X-rays gives 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays).

The image is immediately processed and available to view on a computer,

You can enhance the digital image (such as alter brightness and contrast) with a series of processing techniques.

X-rays are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem.

Dental X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extra oral.

Intraoral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth.

An extra oral X-ray is taken outside of the mouth.

Intraoral Radiographs
Intraoral X-rays are the most common type. They give a high level of detail. These X-rays allow dentists to:

  • Find cavities
  • Look at the tooth roots
  • Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
  • See the status of developing teeth
  • Otherwise monitor good tooth health

The various types of intraoral X-rays show different aspects of the teeth:

Bite-wing X-rays 

Bite-wing X-rays 

Dentists take one or two bite-wing X-rays on each side of the mouth. Each X-ray shows the upper and lower molars (back teeth) and bicuspids (teeth in front of the molars). These X-rays help dentists find decay between back teeth.

  Periapical X-rays

Periapical X-rays

Highlight only one or two teeth at a time. A periapical X-ray looks similar to a bite-wing X-ray. However, it shows the entire length of each tooth, from crown to root.

Occlusal X-rays

Are larger than most X-rays. They highlight tooth development and placement in children. Each X-ray shows nearly the full arch of teeth in either the upper or lower jaw

Extra oral Radiographs
Extra oral X-rays are made with the film outside the mouth. These can be considered the “big picture” X-rays. They show teeth, but they also provide information on the jaw and skull. Extra oral radiographs are used to:

  • Keep track of growth and development
  • Look at the status of impacted teeth
  • Examine the relationships between teeth and jaws
  • Examine the bones of the face

Panoramic X-rays  

Panoramic X-rays

 Show the entire mouth on a single X-ray. They include all teeth on both upper and lower jaws. This type of X-ray requires a special machine. Because the machine moves in a set path, you have to be positioned carefully. Devices attached to the X-ray machine hold your head and jaw in place. All this may look and feel intimidating, but the process is very safe. It often uses less radiation than intraoral X-rays

Cephalometric projections are X-rays taken of the entire side of the head. They are used to look at the teeth in relation to the jaw and the person’s profile. Orthodontists (Doctor for Braces) use cephalometric projections to determine the best type of orthodontic treatment.

Cone-beam computed tomography (CT) provides three-dimensional images. You stand or sit while the machine rotates around your head. The cone-beam CT is particularly useful for dental implant selection and placement.

At Smilecare medical center, we offer our patients the convenience of digital X-rays including panoramic and cephalometric on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary. For more information visit our website www.smilecaredubai.com or contact us on +971 4 2855066.

 


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Owning a beautiful set of teeth with a shiny fairness is one of the ways to make a signature of your personality. Now you must be looking in the mirror and checking your teeth. So, are you planning to make it whiter or fairer? Then this write-up can help you in giving some idea about teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a dental treatment to enhance the color of your teeth by removing stains. Teeth whitening in  al warqa Dubai has obtained much popularity since cosmetic dentistry is the new trend.

Teeth whitening in  Al Warqa Dubai

There can be many reasons for discoloring of the teeth. It can be because of the food, caffeine drinks such as tea & coffee, red wine, smoking etc.  Calculus and tartar can also be the reason for the color on the teeth. Continuous medication, especially antibiotics can leave a stain on the surface of the teeth.

There are several methods for the teeth whitening. One of the most common methods is that of professional bleaching. It can be done once in six months according to your dental conditions. The procedure is simple and painless. Initially, the dentist analyses your teeth and gum condition and recommends which treatment is suitable for you. For the bleaching, they will apply a gel on your teeth for guarding it against the chemicals and then move ahead on applying active ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth color is made lighter.

There is laser treatment available for the same. The result for the same can be faster and long-lasting. The ingredients for whitening will be activated through laser and it takes less than 30 minutes for the procedure. There are other treatments which can be continued for a month or half depending upon the teeth. Laser treatment can be bit more expensive than the normal whitening. There are many dental clinics and experts who can help you in getting your shining pair of teeth. Teeth whitening is very famous because of the wide variety of modern technologies and expert guidance.


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A dental clinic can work as an umbrella which takes care of all your dental needs. There can more than one kind of specialist in one dental clinic. May it be a dental clinic in Al Warqa Dubai or in any part of the world, it helps in recovering from dental issues for everyone in spite of age. It can be situated near a residential area, school, hospital, private health care centers etc.

A dental clinic can help in identifying tooth problems at the early age. For kids whose milk teeth start falling off, the best person to consult is a paediatric dentist. Along with that, if a kid gets any tooth related injuries, a dentist can help in recovering it. Preferably a dentist who is close to the family can help in detecting issues at the initial period itself. In case the teenage bubbly butterfly needs braces for the perfect smile, again visiting a dental clinic is mandatory. In spite of taking antibiotics without the consent of doctors for tooth ache, a proper consultation in a dental clinic may cure your illness.

Visiting a dental clinic is very important before and after conceiving. Mouth related issues increases during the time of pregnancy and a regular tooth checkup is well recommended. As we all know, teeth are the only part of our body, which cannot heal by itself. Maintaining the enamel and hygiene of the mouth can give excellent results.

A dental clinic performs dental cleaning, examination, x rays, fillings and other necessary dental care. Apart from that, each dental clinic specializes in one or the other thing. For example, one may focus on cosmetic dentistry while others may focus on child care. Sometimes the clinics are too expensive and the service won’t be that good, so be careful in opting the best clinic for you and your family. Dental clinics in  Al warqa Dubai maintain the high standard and has numerous specialists to help with the oral health.


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Are you confused about the term dental veneers? Here is the simple explanation to that. It is the dental porcelain laminates which are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Veneers in Dubai maintains high standard and established as a mostly accepted one among the customers.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. It resists stains and protects the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. It is better to consult your dentist to figure out which veneer material suits you to shine better.

The type of problems dental veneers fix are:

  • Correcting the discoloured teeth which may be the result of strains of root canal treatment or stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes or the presence of large resin fillings etc.
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
  • Teeth with gaps between them

Procedures of veneers treatment are:

  • Diagnosis of the condition
  • Selecting the type of treatment
  • Proceeding to x Rays
  • Preparation (like reducing the size of the teeth for proper treatment, reducing the pain etc.)
  • Bonding (fitting and matching the colour of the teeth, removing and shaping the teeth/ trimming it, cleaning and polishing)

Advantages of Veneers:

  • It provides a natural tooth appearance
  • The gum tissue can tolerate porcelain well
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
  • The colour of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter

Disadvantages of Veneers:

  • This process is irreversible, once it is done it cannot be undone
  • It is more expensive than resin bonding and nor repairable
  • Since the enamel will be lost partially, you may become more sensitive to hot and cold food items
  • Not all veneers match the colour of your teeth
  • You have to more careful in biting hard objects since there is a chance of it falling off.
  • It is not advisable for unhealthy teeth

Veneers can be used for seven to fifteen years and it improves the appearance of your teeth. Keeping in both the advantages and disadvantages of veneers, select your clinic and fix an appointment. Veneers in Dubai have plenty of options to choose from and make your smile Hollywood look alike!


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Wisdom tooth removal Dubai

Aren’t you scared of extracting your teeth? Come on! Most of us are! So now you are in your twenties and something at the end of your palette irritates you? Yes! That’s it! The wisdom tooth! Wisdom tooth removal Dubai can be simple or surgically done. Simple extractions are usually performed when the tooth is visible, already loose and only require dental forceps to lift it. While the surgical extraction involves the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed because they have not fully erupted or they have broken under the gums. This can be done either by extraction the tooth at a stretch or by splitting the tooth into multiple pieces.

Some more details

What is this wisdom tooth? It is the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often they are misaligned and require removal. When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may position themselves horizontally, be angled towards or away from the second molars or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone or nerves. The partial openings of the wisdom tooth can invite bacteria which can result in pain and swelling. It is also prone to tooth decay and gum diseases since it’s hard to reach for brushing and flossing.

Steps for wisdom tooth removal Dubai

The first and initial step of wisdom tooth removal Dubai is that of taking an x-ray. It is to locate the exact position of the teeth and how deep it is. The next step is to decide whether the extraction to be done at a stretch or by breaking it to pieces. Once it is been decided a mild anesthesia will be given to the patient. After the extraction, there may be chances of stitching due to bleeding. Some people suffer from facial swelling, pain, irritation etc. It depends upon the sensitivity. Doctors may recommend antibiotics for a while and liquid diet until the stitches heal. You have to be careful while brushing or flossing your teeth during that time.

Don’t worry if you are getting irritated by a wisdom tooth. Don’t you think it’s not that difficult? So visit our dental clinic and let the wisdom tooth removed.


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Who doesn’t like a beautiful smile? A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. As the quote says ‘you are never fully dressed without a smile’. The new era of beauty standards specifies smile as an important aspect. Cosmetic dentistry is gaining much prominence in the recent years. Cosmetic Dentistry in Dubai has been established as a trendsetter in the smile and dental reconstruction.

Usually, the dental reconstruction is mostly referred as fillings and teeth whitening. But it has several categories in which specialist surgeons work for. Dental fillings may be considered cosmetic to certain extend because we can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of the teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of the teeth and enhances the smile.

Looking into the cosmetic trends of the current time, everyone prefers to have an attractive as well as durable dental treatments. Dental accessories such as tooth gems and jewellery, attracts a huge number of people to fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry.

Some of the treatment options which comes under cosmetic dentistry are: Inlays/ on lays (helps in reconstructing decayed tooth with a natural looking filling and texture), composite bonding (chipped, broken, discolored or decayed tooth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding), teeth whitening (color enhancement of yellowish or color faded teeth), dental veneers (correcting and repairing chips and cracks, treats the gap in between the teeth, changing the worn appearance etc.), dental implants (artificial replacement for tooth loss and makes you look younger) and smile makeover (treatments to enhance the beauty of smile).

All these facilities are excellent if we could find the right cosmetic dentist and figure out the issues of teeth. There are many surgeons and specialized dentists working all over the world, but primarily select one according to reference by y our family or friends, then look into the credibility of the clinic or hospital before the consultation. Cosmetic Dentistry in Dubai has wide popularity and the style is getting accepted by everyone in spite of age.


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At Smilecare, we don’t just offer dental treatments. We handcraft solutions at our dental lab – we call it the smile studio. Whether you have a pressing dental emergency or just need a tooth cleaning, trust us to get that picture perfect smile.

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Smilecare Medical Center LLC
P.O. Box – 444786,
Arabian Center (Al Mizhar),
Dubai, UAE.
Tel : +971 4 285 5066
Email : info@smilecaredubai.com

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