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Cosmetic bonding treatment can renew your smile.

Cosmetic bonding treatment is a cosmetic dental treatment which has been long used to transform a patients smile.
The cosmetic bonding treatment is specialised and involves a lot of the dentists artistic skill.  The cosmetic dentist will mould the correct amount and colour of dental composite for the patients ’ teeth, the composite is an resin which is moulded to a patients teeth to replace metal fillings,  reshape teeth , close gaps, and restore broken or chipped teeth.

The main use of cosmetic bonding treatments is for composite white fillings, as the dental composite bonding material can match the shade, luminousness and texture of a patients own natural  teeth. Silver fillings can be unsightly when a patient smiles, tooth coloured composite can replace old metal fillings. Cosmetic bonding is suited to smaller cavities in a patients teeth, as the material is not suitable for large areas.

untitled1Composite bonding treatment requires the cosmetic dentist to numb the area in the patients mouth by local anaesthetic.
The patients tooth surface, which the composite will be applied, will be cleaned to remove debris, the composite requires
a hygienic surface to bond to. The dentist will then choose a correct shade of composite, the tooth is shaped or contoured by the dentist.
The composite is then applied to the roughened tooth surface and exposed to a special light source, which activates and hardens the composite to set. The composite can be applied to a patients tooth in several thin layers , around 1mm-2mm until  the dentist has achieved the desired shape, translucency and texture. The dentist will then use their skill to polish the composite to achieve the desired shape and level finish.

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The cost of cosmetic bonding varies , depending on the location, experience of the cosmetic dentist and the materials they use. The cost will also be based upon the treatment a patient requires. Cosmetic dental treatment can be expensive in the UK  and US , increasingly many choose to travel abroad for treatment.

Goma dental and implant clinic is based in Shimla , India , and run by experienced cosmetic dentists. The clinic has a high treatment success rate, and all dentists and clinicians speak fluent English. Patients will be able to book a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentist in the UK, to discuss treatment options  in detail, the cosmetic dentist you talk to will act as a first point of contact for you throughout your treatment duration abroad. Patients can talk to a representative at – 07974 – 106163.

Relation Between Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Posted in Gum Surgery by UK Dental Tourism on April 27, 2010
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If you suffer from diabetes then you need to take extra care in your oral hygiene program . The fact that diabetics have a lower immune system is also something they need to address. Infections are more easily contracted by a diabetic, and as diabetes is a blood related disease it is especially important that the gums are kept healthy and cut free. It is now known through research that oral cuts caused by soft and infected gums, are a major gateway of bacteria based infections in the blood stream. Diabetics have enough problems keeping their sugar and fat levels down to a bare minimum, that they really don’t need to have more problems through a bad oral hygiene program.

At the first sign of an infection a diabetic should get a dentist to investigate the problem, it is so important that antibiotics are given early to bring down the infection and keep the swelling to a minimum. Your dentist is there to help you with your diabetes and gum disease problems, as well as your doctor. The way your dentist will help you is by keeping an extra eye on your gums, and by advising you through the dental hygiene nurse and those 6 monthly check ups. Diabetes comes in 2 forms which are type 1 and type 2, type 2 is generally kept under control by diet and /or tablets, but it is type 1 that will concern your dentist more as this one is controlled by insulin injections, diet and tablets. Type 1 diabetics are more prone to gum disease, and that can advance into Gingivitis which will eat away the gum line quite quickly. A diabetic’s immune system cannot keep getting antibiotics as the system will become immune to them, so it is so much more important that type 1 sufferers in particular follow an extra carefully planned oral hygiene regime.

Diabetes that is not properly controlled can lead to periodontal (gum) diseases in both young and old people. Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place.Because of blood vessel changes that occur with diabetes, the thickened blood vessels can impair the efficiency of the flow of nutrients and removal of wastes from body tissues. This impaired blood flow can weaken the gums and bone, making them more susceptible to infection.In addition, if diabetes is poorly controlled, higher glucose levels in the mouth fluids will encourage the growth of bacteria that can cause gum disease.A third factor, smoking, is harmful to oral health even for people without diabetes. However, a person with diabetes who smokes is at a much greater risk for gum disease than a person who does not have diabetes.Paired with poor oral hygiene, diabetes can lead to gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease, or to periodontitis, severe gum disease.

Specific treatment for periodontal disease will be determined by your dentist based on:

* your age, overall health, and medical history
* extent of the disease
* your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
* expectations for the course of the disease
* your opinion or preference

Treatment may include any, or a combination of, the following:

* plaque removal
Deep cleaning can help remove the plaque and infected tissue in the early stages of the disease, while smoothing the damaged root surfaces of the teeth. The gums can then be reattached to the teeth.

* medication

* surgery
When the disease is advanced, the infected areas under the gums will be cleaned, and the tissues will then be reshaped or replaced. Types of surgeries include:

o pocket reduction
o a regeneration procedure
o a soft-tissue graft
o crown lengthening

* dental implants

Proper care of your teeth and gums can go a long way in preventing the onset of oral problems associated with diabetes.For more information call GomaDental at 177-645-0704

Laser Gum Contouring

Posted in Gum Surgery by UK Dental Tourism on March 4, 2010
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The gum is the soft tissue that surrounds the root of the teeth in the mouth. Aesthetically it acts as a frame for the teeth and if it is out of proportion it can make the teeth appear too small or uneven. Many people, about 7 per cent of men and 14 per cent of women, have an excess of gum tissue, known more commonly as a gummy smile. This excess gingival display can be caused by a number of factors. It is often the result of a hormonal imbalance. In other cases it can be caused by a patient taking some form of medication, often blood pressure medication, but in most cases it is simply a hereditary condition.

Large amount soft gum tissue has no medical disadvantage but cosmetically it can seriously affect the appearance of the teeth. Large gums can make teeth seem short, stubby and uneven but it is a condition that can be addressed through a minor corrective surgery known as laser gum contouring. The process involves using a powerful dental laser to simply remove any excess tissue and sculpt the remaining gum to the desired shape and size to enhance the appearance of teeth. This surgery used to be carried out with a scalpel, which made it a great deal more complicated. The new laser technology means that recovery times are reduced because blood vessels are cauterised during surgery. The intense heat of the laser also prevents any post-procedural infection occurring and reduces blood loss.

Laser gum contouring is a straightforward and relatively painless procedure offered by most cosmetic dentists. It can usually be performed in under an hour and requires no extensive preparation. In some cases gum tissue may grow back but this can be remedied by a painless removal of some of the bone under the gum tissue. Make an appointment for a consultation at a dentist to see if laser gum contouring could improve the appearance of your smile.

Gum Grafting For Healthy Smile

If you are looking to avoid gum recession as well as improve gum line aesthetically, you might want to consider gum grafting. Receding gums usually result to exposed roots, which makes your teeth appear longer than normal. For some people, this could be quite bothersome and makes them conscious of their smiles. Aside from this, exposed roots could increase your sensitivity to cold and hot foods and drinks.

A gingival graft also called gum graft or periodontal plastic surgery is a generic name for any of a number of surgical periodontal procedures whose combined aim is to cover an area of exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue. The covering of exposed root surfaces accomplishes a number of objectives: the prevention of further root exposure, decreased or eliminated sensitivity, decreased susceptibility to root caries and improved cosmetic. These procedures are usually performed by a dental specialist in the field of gingival tissue, known as a periodontist, but may be performed by a general dentist having training in these procedures.

With gum grafting, you will be able to address problems associated with receding gums. It will effectively improve your gum line and at the same time, prevent further recession of your gums which could possibly lead to bone loss.

The entire gum grafting procedure is simple.A free gingival graft is a dental procedure where a layer of tissue is removed from the palate of the patient’s mouth and then relocated to the site of gum recession. An acellular dermal matrix (such as Alloderm) graft uses donated medically-processed human skin tissue as a source for the graft. A lateral pedicle graft, or pedicle graft, takes tissue from the area immediately adjacent to the damaged gingiva. This is not always an option, as the constraint that there must be sufficient tissue immediately lateral to the area of interest is an onerous one.Coronally and apically positioned flaps , although technically not grafting procedures, are other forms of a pedicle grafts in that gingival tissue is freed up and moved either coronally or apically.

In summary, gum grafting will allow you to enjoy the following benefits:

• Reduce gum recession
• Prevent bone loss
• Decrease tooth sensitivity
• Improve smile aesthetically

Of course, your dentist will need to assess your dental health before proceeding with a gum grafting procedure. A detailed medical history will also be obtained in order to ensure that you are medically-fit. In addition, the exact reason for the gum recession will have to be determined in order to prevent a recurrence in the future.

Recovery from gum grafting procedure will only take a short time and you will soon find yourself eating, drinking, talking and laughing with ease and confidence. For more information on gum grafting please contact Goma Dental at 177-645-0704 .

Gingival Depigmentation for Esthetics

Brown or dark pigmentation and discoloration of gingival tissue, whether psychological or pathological, can be caused by variety of systemic or local causes. Frequently gingival hyperpigmentation is caused by excessive melanin deposition mainly located in the basal and suprabasal cell layers of epithelium.
Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic surgical procedure where the gingival hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques. The first and foremost indication for depigmentation is patient demand for improved esthetics.
Different techniques employed for Gingival depigmentation
Surgical Methods aimed at removing the pigment layer
     Scalpel surgical technique
     Cryosurgery
     Electrosurgery
     Lasers (Nd;YAG,CO2 lasers)
Methods aimed at masking the depigmented gingival with grafts from less pigmented areas
     Free Gingival Grafts
     Acellular Dermal Matrix Grafts


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