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Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

A dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include:

  • Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
  • A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
  • Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools our doctors can use to effectively halt its progression.

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Immediate Dentures

Immediate Dentures

An immediate denture is one that is fabricated prior to the natural teeth extraction and inserted into the mouth immediately following the extraction procedure. An immediate denture may be complete (full) or partial.

While having immediate dentures placed in the mouth right after the surgery may seem odd, it helps with the healing process a great deal:

– it helps control the post-surgical swelling and should be worn without removing for 3 days
– it prevents harmful bacteria from entering the wounds and causing an infection
– it allows the patient to feel confident while interacting with others
– it helps the patient re-establish the speech pattern ahead of time before the permanent dentures are placed
– it helps preserve, maintain, and support the soft tissue and contours of the face during the healing process
– immediate dentures can look very good and improve patient’s look and smile
– it helps process (chew) the soft food, aiding the digestive system

While your dentist and the dental lab will strive to make a perfect fit for your immediate dentures, some minor adjustments may be required, because of the unpredictability of the post-surgical bone reshaping and soft tissue shrinkage. Since the original impressions for an immediate denture are taken before the removal of the teeth, a soft temporary reline material may be used to refit your denture, if needed, during the healing process. It takes up to six months for the tissue to heal completely and finalize the permanent dentures.

Wearing an immediate denture may seem like a challenge and requires patience. The tong getting used to the “bulky” teeth, the feeling of not having adequate room inside the mouth, practicing certain sounds, irritable gums, difficulty chewing, and not being able to eat your favorite foods—this is to be expected during the healing process.

Our friendly staff at CV Dental care will answer all your questions and find the best possible solutions to make your smile perfect.

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Dentures

Dentures

A denture is a partial or complete set of artificial (false) teeth and gum tissue fabricated and shaped to one’s mouth to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue.

Edentulism (loss of teeth) is present throughout human evolution, and early dentures made of animal and human teeth were being constructed as far back as 700 BC in Northern Italy.

Getting dentures made to replace missing teeth, however, dramatically increases with the industrialization of England in the late 1800s, when British per capita sugar consumption increases 500%. False teeth were made from ivory, porcelain and even dead men human teeth.

In the 20th century, new technologies and materials in dentistry allowed for a much better quality and lower priced dentures.

Most dentures today are made of acrylic resin, porcelain, or combination of both. Traditionally, porcelain was preferred because of its durability, translucent and natural appearance. Porcelain is better used for full dentures, as it can wear down the natural teeth on contact over a period of time. Another disadvantage of porcelain dentures is that they can break easily if dropped on a hard surface. Today’s acrylic dentures are safe, naturally looking, high quality, and comfortable to wear. They could be as strong as porcelain dentures and are made from the best advanced materials possible. They’re a better choice for people with less gum tissue as they provide more support.

Over a period of time, the gum tissue in the mouth and the bony ridges, which used to hold the teeth, change due to the lack of teeth. When dentures are placed on these ridges, they compress on the underlying tissue, resulting in loss of bone and gum volume. This process is known as resorption or atrophy (wasting of the bone), which is an ongoing process. Therefore, it is recommended to replace your dentures every 3-6 years. When your dentures don’t fit comfortably in your mouth, it is important to call your dentist and having them relined.

The two main types of dentures are full and partial. In addition, there are: immediate dentures, custom dentures, snap in dentures, implant supported dentures, over dentures and economy (generic) dentures.

Our dentists at CV Dental Care will evaluate your oral health and discuss your options in getting the best possible solution to restore your smile.

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