October 23, 2022
Do you suffer from awkward-looking teeth? You might feel uncomfortable because of dental imperfections, which may occur due to misalignment or improper development of teeth. Dental imperfections may be of several types; read on to know more about them.
Dental imperfection types:
1. Chips or cracks-
A portion of the teeth may be chipped or cracked due to an accident or injury.
2. Mis-shaped teeth-
Poor habits like sucking fingers or certain injuries can cause misalignment of teeth leading to misshapen teeth.
3. Gaps in teeth-
This may happen due to poor dental health or improper jaw-to-teeth ratio.
4. Discoloured teeth-
Teeth may be discolored due to poor dental health, oral diseases, or deficiency of minerals like calcium. In such cases, dental cleaning and teeth whitening are advised.
Dental bonding is a type of cosmetic dentistry that can help rectify these dental imperfections and make the teeth look younger.
Dental bonding or teeth bonding is a process in which a resin material is applied and hardened. UV light is used to bond the material to the tooth so as to restore the naturally beautiful smile.
Advantages of dental bonding-
1. It helps to close the space between teeth.
2. It makes the teeth look young.
3. It gives a good shape to the teeth.
4. It repairs cracked or chipped teeth.
5. It improves the appearance of discolored teeth.
Dental bonding helps us to achieve overall health and well-being by improving our smile and giving us much-needed confidence due to the perfect smile. A properly aligned jaw due to teeth bonding helps prevent several other issues.
The procedure of dental bonding:
1. The dentist will select a composite resin material according to the teeth’ color.
2. They will then roughen the tooth surface and applies a conditioning liquid.
3. Your dentist will apply the composite resin material by molding and smoothing it in the desired shape.
4. Then, the dentist will use UV light to harden the resin.
5. Lastly, they will polish your tooth for a natural shine.
The process usually may take about 30 minutes, in some cases 60 minutes per tooth. The dental bonding procedure provided by Torbram Dental is painless and very effective.
Taking care of teeth for overall good health:
It would be best if you took care of your dental imperfections to achieve the perfect smile and prevent several other complications. Dental imperfections can lead to tooth decay, oral infection, inflammation, bad breath, or even nerve damage!
Misshapen teeth are challenging to clean and are prone to bacterial infections, which may lead to chronic inflammation. This, in turn, can potentially cause several chronic diseases due to reduced immune response.
Therefore, taking care of your dental health can significantly impact your overall health and help prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s or cardiac ailments.
Tips for maintaining good oral health:
1. Be consistent with oral hygiene
2. Visit your dentist
3. Don’t ignore dental treatments
4. Balanced healthy diet
5. Minimize stress
6. Avoid unhealthy habits – sugar, tobacco products, and alcohol A healthy body with a healthy smile is not difficult to achieve. It all starts with some essential habits. If things go wrong, there is always professional help that can help achieve good oral and overall health. Contact Torbram Dental today for more information.
September 12, 2022
Have you been feeling a bit self-conscious about your smile? Do you have damaged or missing teeth that lower your confidence when talking with people? If these things apply to you, consider getting a dental crown for your teeth. It is one of the most commonly used cosmetic dentistry procedures to adorn you with that perfect smile.
In this article, let’s understand dental crowns and how they differ from dental caps. We will also explore who needs a dental crown and how to maintain it after getting one for your teeth.
Are Caps and Crowns the Same Thing?
Many people want to know the difference between a crown and a cap used on teeth. As it turns out, both refer to the same cosmetic dentistry procedure. While dentists and other medical professionals use the term ‘dental crown,’ others who don’t work in the medical field mostly use the word ‘cap.’
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is, in essence, a cap-like covering for your damaged tooth. It covers the visible part of the natural tooth and improves your smile, and makes the tooth stronger and more resistant to chipping or damage.
What is a dental crown for? Why is it used, and who would require a dental crown?
Over time, as one ages or experiences trauma, the strength and rigidity of the teeth change. Due to this, the teeth run the risk of getting damaged. Moreover, in the absence of a good oral hygiene routine, your teeth may also get infected. All these factors may lead to your tooth changing its shape or size.
Here are some reasons why you may need a cosmetic dentistryprocedure like a crown:
- When the tooth has severe decay that dental fillings cannot fix.
- When your tooth has broken, the dentist wants to protect it from further damage.
- You have a dental bridge or an implant that needs to be held in place.
- Your teeth are either misshapen or severely discolored.
- When you have a large filling but don’t have much of a supporting tooth structure left.
- You have undergone a root canal, and the treated tooth needs to be covered.
Different Types of Dental Crowns
Varied materials are used to make dental crowns, each having its unique benefits. Let’s take a look at the most common types of crown materials:
- Metal: Metals such as palladium, nickel, chromium, and gold are routinely used in cosmetic dentistry to make crowns. The benefit of metal crowns is that they last the longest and only require a small portion of your tooth to be removed. However, their color stands out from the rest of your natural teeth. This is why they are preferred for your out-of-sight molars.
- Porcelain fused to metal: This dental crown has a porcelain top with metal under its cover. It can be matched to compliment your natural teeth and is easily used to restore your front teeth. However, these crowns are less durable than all-metal crowns and may chip if you bite on hard foods.
- All porcelain or ceramic: As the name suggests, these crowns perfectly match your natural teeth. Made in a single material, they are perfect for people with metal allergies. They are quite durable also.
The Process of Fitting a Dental Crown
A dental crown can be fitted in two different ways. If you are getting a temporary crown, here is the usual procedure that is followed:
- On the day of the first visit, your dentist will examine the damaged tooth. They may also take X-rays or molds of your mouth.
- Your dentist will then remove the outer layer of the tooth to even it down.
- An impression will be made of your trimmed tooth along with the surrounding teeth.
- A temporary crown is set over the tooth that needs to be restored.
- The impressions will be sent to the associated lab to make a permanent crown.
- The crown will then be placed on your teeth on your second visit, which may take place after several weeks.
Another option is to get a same-day permanent crown. This process involves the following steps:
- Your dentist will take a digital picture of your mouth.
- With these pictures, a crown will be created right there in the dental office. This is usually a couple of hours.
- Once the crown is ready to go, it will be secured into place on your teeth.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Dental crowns are long-term cosmetic dentistryrestorations lasting between ten and thirty years. This is, however, only possible when you maintain good oral hygiene and take care of the crowns.
How To Maintain a Dental Crown?
Listed below are five ways in which you can prolong the life of your dental crown:
- Have a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes.
- Follow this with flossing and rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash.
- If you have sensitive teeth, consider using toothpaste meant for sensitive teeth.
- Never chew on hard foods. This may cause your crown to crack.
- Do you suffer from bruxism? Your dentist may potentially advise you to use a night guard.
Are There Any Issues One Can Experience With a Dental Crown?
While dental crowns have significant benefits for damaged teeth, they may also pose certain complications. Some of these may include:
- Your crowned tooth may become sensitive to air or hot and cold foods.
- They may chip while biting onto hard foods.
- A crown may loosen or even fall off if it is not cemented well.
- If the area around the crown is not cleaned correctly, it may increase the risk of gum disease.
The Bottom Line
Modern dentistry has come a long way. Especially when it comes to dental crowns, patients can now choose from various purposes to match their specific needs. However, once you get a crown for your teeth, ensure that you maintain it well to last for a long time.
Want more information? Contact Torbram Dental today!
March 15, 2015
Of the all the precious commodities, there is none as priceless as time. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, ON, Dr. Vince Fava and his staff of dental hygienists and assistants value your time as much as you do. Therefore, when you need to repair a tooth with a crown, inlay or onlay, they don’t think you should need to set aside two appointments for the procedure. With CEREC One-Visit Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, you can have your smile and your time, too. (more…)
October 15, 2014
Whether from decay or by injury, one tooth or more may be missing from your smile. You may be self-conscious of your missing teeth. Beyond that, however, the consequences can be detrimental to your oral health, as well as your general health. Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace those that are missing. With dental implants, the dentists at Torbram Dental—Dr. Vince Fava, Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy and Dr. Joseph Hasso— in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, can give you back your smile.
The Consequences of Missing Teeth
Dental Implants can prevent a number of the undesirable consequences of having one or more missing teeth. Obviously, there is the appearance of a missing tooth in your smile. But the possible repercussions don’t end there. Missing teeth may cause the shape of your face to change, leaving you with a more aged appearance. Likewise, one missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift, thereby changing your bite; that can lead to other problems such as teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Missing teeth may cause the jawbone to deteriorate in the location where there is a missing tooth. Finally, missing teeth may actually increase the risk of cavities and periodontal disease (gum disease).
Dental Implants for Your Smile and Your Health
When you come to Torbram Dental for dental implants, you can be certain that you are receiving the finest care. Your dentist will first implant an anchor and post in your jawbone. The anchor functions much like the root of a tooth, holding the implant in place. The post extends out of the anchor and serves to hold your new tooth, or crown, in place. After giving your jaw a few months to heal and grow around the post, you’ll return to Torbram Dental for the crown. With the same brushing and flossing care you give your natural teeth, your dental implant will give you years of happy smiles!
Make an Appointment Today
If you think dental implants may solve the problem of your missing teeth, call the office Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, CA. We’ll be happy to discuss your best options. Our office also serves patients in Georgetown, Woodbridge and Mississauga.
September 15, 2014
If you have pain, soreness, sensitivity or inflammation in your gums, you may have some form of gum disease. The good news is that there are treatments available to repair the affects of gum disease. Gum disease is most commonly caused by plaque and tartar build-up. However, there are other factors that may put you at risk for gum disease. The best way to prevent gum disease is to have a dental check-up and cleaning every six months. Whether you are trying to avoid gum disease, or you need comprehensive treatment for your gum disease, the dentists at Torbram Dental can help you. Make an appointment with Torbram Dental today. Torbram Dental is conveniently located in Brampton, ON, with appointments available for patients in nearby Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge.
Risk Factors for Gum Disease
- Smoking- will dramatically increase your chances of developing gum disease and can lower the chances for successful treatment.
- Hormonal Changes-in girls and women. These changes can make gums more sensitive and make it easier for gingivitis to develop.
- Diabetes– people with diabetes are at higher risk for developing infections, including gum disease.
- Pre-Existing Illnesses– diseases like cancer or AIDS and their treatments can negatively affect the health of gums.
- Medication– some prescription and over-the-counter medications can reduce the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on the mouth. Without enough saliva, the mouth is vulnerable to infections such as gum disease.
- Genetics- some people are more prone to severe gum disease than others.
- Age and Sex– men are more likely to have gum disease than women. People don’t usually develop gum disease until their 30s and 40s.
Stages of Gum Disease
The longer plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums called gingivitis. With gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. With periodontitis, your gums pull away from your teeth and form spaces that become infected. If this condition goes untreated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth will be destroyed. These teeth may become loose and need to be removed.
Gum Disease Treatment in Brampton, Ontario, CA
Restorative treatment options for gum disease may include:
- Flap surgery to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets or to reduce the periodontal pocket
- Tissue grafts where the dentist performs procedures to help regenerate any bone or gum tissue lost to periodontitis
- Bone grafting where natural or synthetic bone is placed in the area of bone loss to promote bone growth
Whether you are trying to prevent gum disease, suspect that you have the early stages of gum disease, or are already in the advanced stages of gum disease, make an appointment with Torbram Dental today to discuss your treatment options. Torbram Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brampton, ON, and nearby Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge.
May 11, 2014
When a tooth is affected by decay and the nerve-filled pulp within becomes infected, root canal treatment may be prescribed in order to avoid the need for extraction. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy specialize in a variety of restorative dental procedures to help keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible, including root canal therapy.
How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Although only a consultation with our doctors will definitively determine which restorative dentistry treatment is right for you, there are some signs that you may notice that indicate the need for treatment. These include the following:
- Pain and/or swelling in the gum tissue surrounding a specific tooth
- A toothache that does not subside
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold
- A tooth that becomes discolored, usually a dark gray
It is important to remember that not all teeth in need of root canal therapy exhibit symptoms. An exam with x-rays will help in your diagnosis.
If a root canal treatment is necessary, our doctors will prepare the area around the affected tooth and ensure that you are completely comfortable before beginning. The infected pulp of the tooth will be removed and the entire cavity will be cleaned of any residual bacteria. This cavity will then be filled with a biocompatible material and the entire tooth will be capped with a customized dental crown. Because we use CEREC one-day crown technology, you won’t have to wait for weeks wearing a temporary before your restoration is complete.
Keeping Your Natural Teeth Healthy and Strong
If you suspect that you or someone in your family may be in need of root canal therapy, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your appointment. Like many other issues that require dental or medical attention, an infection of the tooth’s root is most successfully and comfortably treated when it is diagnosed early. Call today to reserve your visit for an examination; we look forward to helping you explore your dental care options in a way that suits your individual case and lifestyle. Our family-friendly office in Brampton, Ontario, CA proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Woodbridge, Mississauga, Georgetown, and more.
April 10, 2014
The placement of crowns is among the most commonly performed restorative dentistry procedures today, offering structural stability to a tooth that has succumbed to decay or undergone root canal therapy. Crowns are also used to complete dental implant restorations, replacing missing teeth to rebuild an incomplete smile. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy offer our patients the benefits of revolutionary CEREC technology for custom crowns in a single appointment.
Benefits of CEREC Restorations
Though dental crowns have been used to repair and restore teeth for many, many years, the process by which they are created and placed has changed dramatically. Previously, messy impression materials were needed to capture the dimensions of your teeth; this process was by no means very convenient, nor was it always completely accurate. After impressions were taken, the molds were sent off to a separate laboratory so that a personalized crown could be made. This meant the patient had to be fitted with a temporary crown while they waited, sometimes for weeks, for their restoration to arrive.
Today, with the help of CEREC technology, our doctors are able to take digital impressions of your dentition in a matter of minutes and create your customized crown right here in our state-of-the-art facility. You don’t need to leave and come back – the CEREC machine mills your beautiful restoration right here while you sit back and relax in our comfortable office. We will then place your crown and make any minor adjustments necessary. You’ll leave with a gorgeous new crown and a complete smile after just one visit!
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether you currently have a crown and require a replacement or you will be soon undergoing a procedure that requires the placement of a custom restoration, the experienced dental team at Torbram Dental is here to help. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy. We look forward to showing you what a difference our advanced technology and extensive knowledge can make in your life. Our conveniently located practice happily welcomes patients from throughout the Brampton area, as well as surrounding communities in Georgetown, Mississauga, Woodbridge, and beyond.
June 11, 2013
Gum disease can be a serious threat to the health of your smile and gums. When plaque builds up on your teeth, it hardens into tartar which can only be removed by a dental professional. This can irritate your gums, leading to an infection that ends in gum disease.
If you do have gum disease, don’t despair. It can be treated with periodontal therapy from your Brampton area dentist. It is important to restore the health of your gums because if left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Also, as the gums recede, you could even end up losing a tooth.
There are several periodontal therapy options, depending on the severity of your case. Scaling and root planing is one techniques which is a deep cleaning of your gums to remove the bacteria causing the infection. Another option is to use a soft-tissue laser to remove the diseased gum tissue. Since a laser is used, you’ll heal faster than with other methods.
The best way to prevent gum disease is by visiting your dentist regularly for your checkup appointment. Gum disease is usually caused by built up plaque that can’t be removed by either brushing or flossing. But if you do have gum disease, your dentist can use periodontal therapy to restore the health of your smile.
Periodontal therapy is another tool that your dentist can use to restore the health of your smile. Healthy gums set the foundation for your overall health. Call your dentist today to learn more and see how periodontal therapy can help improve your smile.