Himachal Dental

Most Realistic Substitute For A Real Tooth

There are several options available to replace missing teeth. Some patients opt to have a partial denture, others choose to have a fixed dental bridge. Both dental bridges  and dentures have their advantages, most notably that they are both relatively affordable. However, they both also suffer from a degree of impermanency and are at times prone to breaking. Some patients are looking for a dental substitute with a greater degree of solidity. This is one of the reasons why dental implants are becoming the option of choice for patients to replace missing teeth.

A missing tooth can be the source of embarrassment. It can make people reluctant to smile for fear of exposing what is a very visible flaw. Missing teeth can also be damaging for your dental health. The hollows left by missing teeth can be breeding grounds for decay-causing bacteria. Gaps in the teeth can also encourage existing teeth to lean, causing painful interruptions in the bite, which could even cause the painful jaw disorder TMJ. Missing teeth can also be the cause of facial tissue sinking and loss of profile. For these reasons it is important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible and a dental implant is the most secure method of doing just that.

A dental implant takes the form of a tapered cylindrical screw that is anchored into the jawbone. This acts as a solid base for a post and artificial tooth, or crown, to be attached. They work particularly well for patients who have strong and healthy jawbones and teeth. Because they are so solid dental implants do not prohibit the eating of certain foods that other dental substitutes can. Neither do dental implants require any kind of messy dental bonding or adhesives.

A dental implant will take two or three sessions to fix. There will need to be a two or three-week wait after the screw has been implanted to allow the screw and the bone to fuse in a process called osseointergration. On subsequent visits the dentist will attach the post and crown.

A dental implant is the most realistic substitute for a real tooth. Many patients opt for implants, despite the extra cost, because of the feeling of security and permanency they provide. If you have a missing tooth, or are considering changing an existing artificial dental appliance, visit a dentist and ask about dental implants.

Dental Tourism Himachal

Posted in Dental Tourism by UK Dental Tourism on March 7, 2010
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In this 21st century era where air travel has become so affordably cheap, medical tourism has become a very attractive commodity for the young, and also the rich and famous around the world. Among the medical tourism the relatively young trend of “tooth tourism,” is fast becoming part of a fast-growing global phenomenon among the travellers. The idea of able to visit the place of your wish and at the same time to fix your dental problem is a dream comes true to many executives. This special package seem to some as valuable because they do not need to ‘waste’ their precious hectic working times to do this necessary task.

There are many factors to attract international travellers to come to Shimla for this tooth travel package.

* Able to see Shimla which they never seen before.
* To be treated in a world class dental care centre at very competitive price.
* A wide range of dental service set up to choose.
* Availabilty of up to date dental technology and equipments.
* Soaring medical costs at home.
* Lacking of comprehensive dental care centres.

In order for Shimla to be the place of Dental Tourism of excellence, the dentists here have set up comprehensive state-of-the-art facilities and have highly trained medical staff ,dental clinics and hospitals which have complete range of family dental services and advanced dentistry solutions which includes: general dental care, orthodontic services, dental implants, tooth whitening, all ceramic crowns/bridges, ceramic veneers, flexible dentures, cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive dentistry, fillings, root canals, full mouth reconstructions, and children’s dentistry, sedation dentistry, laser diagnostics, and advanced laboratory and tooth shade procedures.In addition, other value added services like: on line reservation, on line counselling or consultation, pre-arranged hotel lodging, close by to natural scenic resort or shopping mall are part of healthcare packages.

Not only do you save an enormous amount of money — since offshore dental procedures can be performed for as little as one-fourth the cost of what would normally be charged in the Western states, with state-of-the-art facilities to boot, you also get to enjoy VIP services, such as personalized hotel accommodations, free shuttle services to and from the airport, and absolutely to-die-for hotel accommodations, restaurants, spas, and vacation packages anywhere India. Here, at HD, our focus is on giving you our closed attention and the finest of dental care. We maintain our notable full service operation in all levels of dentistry to ensure you the utmost possible care. Renowned as a pioneer in one-stop dental treatment in Shimla, we extend our full dental service to welcome you at the gate of India.

Dental Tourism : Shimla in the Himalayas

Medical Tourism is a developing concept whereby people from all over the world visit other countries for their medical and relaxation needs. As health care costs skyrocket, patients in the developed world are looking overseas for medical treatment. We, at HimachalDental, are capitalizing on its low costs and highly trained doctors to appeal to “medical tourists.” Even with airfare, the cost of going to India for surgery is markedly cheaper, and the quality of services is often better than that found in most countries. Indeed, many of our patients were pleased at the prospect of combining their oral-facial maxillary surgery or prosthesis on their implants with a trip to Holiday Destinations In India, all courtesy of HimachalDental world-renowned services.

Not only do you save an enormous amount of money — since offshore dental procedures can be performed for as little as one-fourth the cost of what would normally be charged in the Western states, with state-of-the-art facilities to boot, you also get to enjoy VIP services, such as personalized hotel accommodations, free shuttle services to and from the airport, and absolutely to-die-for hotel accommodations, restaurants, spas, and vacation packages anywhere India.

The reason HD is often referred to as “a patient’s dental paradise” is because our infrastructure and technology, is at par with those in the advanced countries. It is one of the first dental centers in the Himachal to take advantage of the country’s positive image as a destination for medical tourism due to its world-class dental care and modern technology, with procedures delivered at a fraction of the cost of those in developed countries. In addition, the services of hotel bookings, pick-up services, city tours around Shimla may be included as part of the dental tourist’s package – making it one of the most convenient and well-planned dental tourism packages offered in the country today.

Since  India is also one of the most favorable tourist destinations in the world, dental medicine combined with tourism has come into effect, from which the concept of Medical Tourism is derived. What’s more, we have developed links for speedy treatments for foreign nationals on account of the fact that in those countries one has to wait for extended periods of time to undergo operations. Here, at HD, our focus is on giving you our closed attention and the finest of dental care. We maintain our notable full service operation in all levels of dentistry to ensure you the utmost possible care. Renowned as a pioneer in one-stop dental treatment in Shimla, we extend our full dental service to welcome you at the gate of India.

Tooth Replacement : Dental Bridge

Having a tooth knocked out or losing it to dental decay can be a very painful experience but people rarely consider the pain and anxiety that comes as a result of a missing tooth. Firstly, a missing tooth can be very embarrassing, especially in the teeth visible when smiling or talking. This can have serious repercussions for a patient’s self-confidence and esteem.

But a missing tooth can have more than just psychological effects on a patient. A missing tooth in the dental arch can create a breeding ground for bacteria. Because the soft tissue is difficult to clean with a regular brush, it needs special attention to keep the hollow clean and prevent the spread of dangerous infections. A vacant space in the arc can also cause the remaining teeth to lean and shift about. This can cause irritating alterations to bite . If left untreated this irritation can develop into a painful jaw condition called TMJ problems. It can also be the cause of sub-conscious teeth grinding known as bruxism. In cases where more than one tooth is lost, the loss of the rigid teeth structure can cause the facial tissue to sink, a process which becomes irreversible of not addressed in sufficient time.

It is therefore important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. One of the most common artificial dental substitutes is called a dental bridge.A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. This involves making a bridge from an artificial tooth attached to existing teeth on either side of the gap. If teeth are healthy and strong, the artificial tooth, known as a pontic from the Latin word for bridge, is attached with resin-bonded strips. If the teeth are not of sufficient quality the pontic will be attached to crowns cemented over the adjacent teeth.The materials used for the bridges include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone.

Dental bridges are effective substitutes for real teeth. They are fixed substitutes unlike partial dentures or dental plates, so patients do not have to worry about the embarrassment of them falling out. If properly cared for and cleaned, a dental bridge can last for more than ten years. If you have suffered the pain of a knocked out or decayed tooth, ask a your dentist about a dental bridge and you could restore your teeth to full functionality and restore their cosmetic appearance.

Tooth Tourism In Himalayan Jewel

The British empire may have ceased to exit, but its echoes linger on in Shimla . As the ‘summer capital’ of the British in India, this was the country’s focus for the better part of every year and now, it is state capital of Himachal Pradesh.  Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India’s most popular hill resort.Shimla combines the luxury of being a hill station as well as a city. Tourism in Shimla is advanturous and delightful as Shimla offers a lot of beautiful places to explore and a lot of tourism related activities. The main attraction of tourism in shimla is the The Mall and the Ridge. These two places are the most favorable places in Shimla. Kufri and Narkanda offers great opportunity for tourism in Shimla because of snow covered terrains and skiing in winter season. Britishers called Shimla “the queen of hill stations” and staying true to this saying, Shimla and its nearby areas are heavens for any kind of tourism related activities. Tourism in Shimla offers everlasting memories of rocking and quality time spent in the heart of Himalayas.
Hundreds of people every year fly from USA, and Europe to tourist places in Shimla for a grand holiday and DENTAL TREATMENT .Yes, it’s true. The cost of dental treatment is the western countries is approximately 10 times more than that in India. With these high costs people have started to club their tours with dental treatments into one, ending up by having a grand holiday almost FREE.Goma Dental clinic And Implant Center is the Mutltispeciality center in Shimla offering dental treatment in Shimla, dental tourism, dental tours in india, dental care packages, dental tour packages, dental tourism packages, tour packages with dental care, dental package tours, dental tour, dental tours, dental holidays in India. For more information on dental tourism in himachal please call Goma Dental at 177-645-0704.

Neuromuscular Dentistry: TENS and K-7 for Pain Relief

Neuromuscular dentistry sounds complicated, and to be honest, it is quite involved. However, our training and tools allow us to provide neuromuscular therapies that can alleviate a long list of nagging, chronic symptoms, including:

* Migraines or headaches
* Crowded or loose teeth
* Clenching and grinding
* Wear or notches at the gum line
* Pain in shoulders, neck, back, behind the eyes, and in teeth
* Numbness or tingling in extremities
* Receding gums
* Earaches

How We Assess Neuromuscular Dysfunction

Traditional dentistry addresses concerns with teeth, not muscles. However, scientific developments have revealed that some problems and pain associated with the teeth, face, and surrounding structures may be caused by improper function of muscles and nerves. The jaw position may not be affected by teeth’s position, but the reverse is not true. Teeth can be affected by improper jaw position.

Our initial step in assessing a patient for neuromuscular problems involves use of a low-frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, or TENS, unit. By delivering small electrical impulses to the muscles responsible for jaw movement, the TENS unit relaxes jaw muscles. This results in increased blood flow to flush toxins from the area. After just less than an hour, the relaxed jaw muscles find ideal positioning.

Next, we diagnose the problem with our K-7 computerized mandibular scanning unit, which records proper alignment of the jaw and creates digital models of the teeth. With a magnet and sensor, the K-7 can develop 3D images of the patient’s jaw and mouth. The K-7 also has an elctro-myograph to measure electrical activity in the muscles. This allows us to determine whether the jaw’s ideal position decreases muscle activity. Another tool within the K-7 is a sonograph, which measures sounds in the jaw joint. This information tells us if the patient’s jaw joint is damaged and to what extent.

Therapy Options

If the information we gather shows that a patient has improper jaw alignment, we will begin conservative therapy by creating a custom orthotic appliance to hold the patient’s jaw in proper alignment. The patient will wear the orthotic for three months to stabilize the bite. We can then determine whether the orthotic alleviated symptoms and if further therapy is necessary. A patient may need no more therapy, or he may wear the orthotic as maintenance for the rest of his life. Orthodontics, restoration of tooth arches, or bite adjustment may also be advised.

TMJ Disorders

TMJ, TMD or TMJD, temporomandibular disorder is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) , which connects the mandible or the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull, which is located in front of the ear. The TMJ includes the muscles surrounding the jaw, blood vessels, bones and nerves. A person will have two TMJs, one located on each side of the jaw.
The TMJ mainly works to coordinate movements of the jaw, like chewing and biting. Any disorder in this area will therefore affect the flexibility of the jaw. You may notice pain while talking, yawning or chewing, and even while the jaw is at rest. TMJ disorder can cause intense pain, which can be intermittent, or can be constant and last for many years.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder
•The most common symptom of TMJ disorder is pain, with intense discomfort not just in the face and jaw joint, but also the neck and shoulders.
•You may experience an overstretched feeling in your joints, and may also suffer from muscle spasms.
•There is pain during jaw movements like talking or yawning.
•There can also be ear paining, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, or even hearing loss.
•You may even hear a clicking or popping sound when you move the joint. The sounds may be audible to other people also.
•There may be swelling of the face and mouth.
•There may be a shifting in the position of the teeth, or a change in the bite.
•You may find it hard to open the jaw fully, or the jaw may shift to one side after opening.
•You may experience trouble while swallowing.
•There could be nausea, headache or dizziness.
Diagnosis of TMJ disorder
Since TMJ is accompanied by an onset of pain we will gauge the intensity of pain by administering a “clench” test. If you experience pain in any one tooth or all teeth or the jaw when you bite down, dentist will diagnose it as TMJ. To confirm this diagnosis and to evaluate the position of the temporomandibular joint, your dentist will create mold impressions of your bite, and mount these on an articulator. Through this, your dentist can determine if there is a structural disorder inside the joint, or other factors like uneven teeth are affecting the joint.
Treatment of TMJ disorder
Very few TMJ cases are severe enough to need surgery. Most bite problems can be corrected through restoration or orthodontic treatment.
Dental appliances
If there is no structural disorder in the joint, but your dentist notices interferences that affect the bite, he may suggest correcting the problem using an appliance.
Occlusal equilibration
Occlusal equilibration is the most frequently used option to remove deflective interferences, and enable the jaw to close down properly. It involves the reshaping of the teeth surfaces that are involved in biting. Your dentist will examine the occlusion and the joints, before he recommends a particular treatment.
Mouth guards
The dentist may fit you with a plastic shield that acts like a mouth guard to protect your upper or lower teeth. This guard or splint can protect your teeth against teeth grinding when worn at night. If the splint causes pain, discontinue use.
Surgical treatment
If your dentist believes that your problem is caused by a structural disorder, and if your pain is not relieved through occlusal equilibration or the use of splints, then he will recommend an X-ray. Finally, he may recommend orthodontia, an intra-oral appliance or maxillofacial surgery, depending on the results of the scans. He will refer you to an oral surgeon or a maxillofacial surgeon. Surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Here, two needles are inserted into the temporomandibular joint, one connected to a syringe containing a cleansing solution, and the other acting as an exit for the fluid. This procedure is used to wash out the joint. In some cases, your surgeon will make use of a scalpel like tool to remove any tissue adhesions in the joint.
Another type of surgery to treat TMJ is orthroscopy, in which an incision is made at the temple to insert an endoscope into the area. Using images provided by the endoscope, your surgeon will remove adhesions, or reposition the disc.
Open joint surgery
Open joint surgery is the only option that allows access to any tumors, scarring or worsening bone structure.

First aid for TMJ
To treat intense pain before you meet with your dentist, try the following self help remedies.

•Apply hot and cold packs to the side of the face to lessen the pain. The pack should be applied for 10-minute durations.
•Avoid yawning or other extended jaw movements, and limit the amount of pressure you place on your jaw.
•Eat only soft foods, and avoid foods that require heavy chewing
•If you are under any dental treatment for tooth decay, continue with the treatment.
•Massages and biofeedback can also offer some relief from TMJ.
•Anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-anxiety drugs and anti depressants can provide relief from intense pain.
•Dental appliances like mouth guards can reduce teeth grinding which can enhance your bite, enabling your lower jaw to fit properly into the TMJ socket.
Remember that any TMJ treatment should only be provided by a dental specialist who is highly experienced in this area.

Alternative treatments for TMJ
Alternative treatments for TMJ include TENS (Transcutanaous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), radiowave therapy and ultrasound. Radiowave therapy and TNS work by sending radiowaves or low-intensity energy waves to the affected region to stimulate the flow of blood to the area. These alternative treatments do not work to treat the causes of TMJ, and can only be relied on for temporary relief.

Prevention of TMJ disorder
If you notice jaw pain occasionally, avoid eating hard foods, chewing gum or biting on hard objects. Support your lower jaw with your hand when you yawn. If you find yourself grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night, consult your dentist – he may be able to design a splint for you to protect your teeth.

High Powered Magnification

In all phases of general dentistry, the increased visual detail provided by high magnification reduces ambiguity in diagnosis and treatment decision-making, increases control in treatment implementation, allows a dentist to produce more ergonomic restorations that are less prone to recurrent decay, and arguably improves clinical outcomes compared to work performed with unaided vision. High magnification enhances a dentist’s ability to diagnose caries and cracks in teeth, distinguish between different colors intraorally, detect the interfaces between different surfaces and materials, detect microscopic interferences in fixed and removable metal frameworks, adjust occlusal prematurities, and polish restorations. This article explains specific general dental applications for high-powered magnification in restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and oral surgery. Most dentists use the naked eye to acquire visual information when treating patients. It can be argued, however, that in many clinical situations, unaided vision and even low-powered magnification (such as 2.5x) will not provide a dentist with all of the clinically relevant visual information needed to diagnose and treat dental pathology rationally.The ability to perceive microscopic details provided by high-powered magnification (4x–6x or greater) may improve a dentist’s ability to deliver optimal dental therapy, which also may quantifiably improve treatment outcomes such as tooth lifespan and patient satisfaction.
There are several general reasons why high-powered magnification provides more clinically relevant visual information to general dentists than unaided vision. Dental caries is a disease that originates at the microscopic level. It is associated with microscopic risk factors such as tiny plaque or food traps and features microscopic manifestations of disease, including thin demineralized grooves, tiny discolorations on a tooth surface, and pinpoint breaks in tooth structure that may lead to extensive decay. High magnification reveals these aspects of dental caries. Intraoral prosthetic devices have minimal tolerance of fit and microscopic interferences may prevent crowns, bridges, and removable partial denture frameworks from seating fully. These interferences may be located on the metal understructures of fixed or removable prostheses; they also may result from subtle convexities or undercuts on the teeth where these prostheses are to be seated.
High magnification improves a dentist’s ability to differentiate between subtle shades of color intraorally, which is important when diagnosing and treating dental pathology. Finally, loupes or microscopes with a long working distance allow dentists to maintain a longer distance from the patient during dental work, improving the dentist’s posture and reducing the risk of exposure to aerosols and spatter.High magnification can aid in examining, diagnosing, and treatment planning; in addition, high magnification in combination with a microscope or loupes attached to a digital camera makes it possible to document a patient’s dental condition.5 It allows a dentist to locate tiny, clinically relevant discolored areas on a tooth (for example, within transilluminated Class III interproximal surfaces) and to detect tiny gaps in restorations or crowns when using an explorer. When performing operative dentistry, dentists can use high magnification to see the subtle color contrasts between carious and healthy tooth structure on a microscopic scale. High magnification is helpful in assuring dentists that caries has been entirely removed from the margins of the future restoration.High magnification is useful when preparing crown and bridge abutments and seating restorations particularly in evaluating undercuts.High magnification aids in detecting supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus biofilms.When extracting a tooth, dentists can use high magnification to sense and fully exploit all of the potential purchase points of the straight elevator. Dentists can sense subtle or microscopic differences in the angles and directions of tooth movement while luxating.Magnification also allows dentists to better identify anatomical landmarks within the pulp chamber—including the sides, overhanging walls that are remnants of the pulp chamber roof, and initial perforations into the pulp—and to differentiate between the pulp horns and the main body of pulp within the chamber. Magnification aids in locating the mesiobuccal-2 canal and other accessory canals of maxillary molars. High magnification is essential for seeing cracks or craze lines that are too subtle to see with unaided vision and for helping dentists to determine the cause of general sensitivity (pulpal pathology, high restoration, or a crack) while chewing.High levels of magnification increase the aggregate amount of visual information available to dentists for diagnosing and treating dental pathology, which may allow dentists to develop ways of solving a given dental problem that differ from those used by dentists who use unaided vision. Dentists who use high magnification may be able to develop expertise at an accelerated rate. Dentists who use high magnification may diagnose and treat dental pathology with greater complexity and are more likely to be certain about the causes of a patient’s symptoms, compared to dentists who use unaided vision.

Ultra Thin Veneers-Lumineers

Lumineers are a special type of ultra-thin veneers by Cerinate. Just like traditional veneers, Lumineers can reshape your smile and give you that perfect smile makeover. They can cover gaps between teeth and enhance the appearance of worn-down and discoloured teeth.
The main difference is that Lumineers are made from a special patented cerinate porcelain that is very strong but much thinner than traditional laboratory-fabricated veneers. Their thickness is comparable to contact lenses, and so they are often called contact lenses for your teeth. The main advantage of these ultra-thin veneers is that minimal tooth preparation is required. In other words, very little – if any – of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed through shaving or grinding prior to bonding the Lumineers over your natural teeth. As a result, the procedure is often reversible, since your natural tooth structure is left intact, unlike traditional veneers, where a significant amount of your tooth structure may need to be removed. Click here read more about traditional veneers and the procedure involved. Lumineers are so versatile that they can be placed over existing crown and bridge work, without the need to replace them. They are the perfect solution for stained, chipped, discoloured or slightly misaligned teeth.

Anxiety Free Smile Makeovers

Dental fear can be an issue that some people find not only restrictive but also embarrassing. It is, however, something that thousands of people suffer from on a global scale and solutions exist to overcome the problem.Overcoming your fear of the dentist can be a seemingly impossible task, but with today’s modern methods in sedation dentistry offering a sensitive and compassionate approach from your dental phobia dentist, you can now receive the necessary and desired treatments to achieve an award winning smile in maximum comfort and relaxation. By engaging in a dental phobia treatment such as IV or conscious sedation dentistry, your experience in dental procedures can be swift and anxiety-free from start to finish.
A controlled and regulated approach to your chosen level of sedation allows your dentist to monitor your comfort throughout the duration of your treatment and post procedure experience is one which leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed from your treatment, safe in the knowledge that a visit to the dentist needn’t be one laced with the fear and anxiety synonymous with your past experiences. Under the watchful eye of your dentist, your sedatory dental treatment can equip you with the dazzling smile needed to project the health and vibrancy you feel from your renewed experiences in dental treatment.In the world of sedation dentistry, you can now achieve the winning smile that you have always wanted and deserve but have been too afraid to undergo. With the range of treatments and procedures available to make you glow, you can now attain what might have seemed impossible.

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