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Get the Best Smile Makeover from Experts

Good dental hygiene does not always guarantee a beautiful smile. However, the necessity of a beautiful smile cannot be ignored in today’s day and age. People are increasingly conscious about how they look and this directly affects their self-confidence.

Those who have discoloured or malaligned teeth are usually hesitant to smile in public and often cover their mouths when they do so. Thankfully, modern dentistry has a solution for these and other extreme problems in the form of a smile makeover. Although almost every clinic claims to offer the best smile makeover, its best to visit a trusted dental clinic when it comes to your precious teeth.

At Dentzz, our team of the finest aesthetic dentists understand that no two smile makeovers are the same just like no two smiles are alike. Therefore our experts not only focus on giving you the best smile possible but also design a plan that will be easy on your pocket.

A good smile is created based on a number of key parameters. Some of these parameters are:

  • facial analysis (general facial balance)
  • dento-facial analysis (maxillo-mandibular relationships to the face, and the dental midline relationship to the face)
  • dento-labial analysis (the relationship of the teeth to the lips)
  • dento-gingival analysis (the relationship of the teeth to the gingiva
  • dental analysis (the inter-tooth and intra-tooth relationships including the form and position along with colour)

Our experts in aesthetic Dentistry at Dentzz first evaluate your smile based on these parameters before narrowing down on a course of treatment. High end digital Smile Designing software is used to determine the best outcome possible and to assess the best smile for your face shape. Key procedures are chosen to target specific problem areas which include:

  • Single or multiple stained and discoloured teeth
  • Disproportionately cracked or chipped teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Eroded, crooked, or uneven sized teeth
  • Unequal gum line
  • Gummy smiles
  • Slightly crooked teeth

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A smile makeover places emphasis on the appearance of your smile more than your mouth. However, many people have an existing dental condition that needs to be addressed in order to perform a smile makeover. Some common issues we generally encounter are:

  • Periodontal disease

Disease of the gum causes inflammation, bleeding and bad breath. It can also cause loss of tooth and jawbone degeneration if left untreated for a long time, at this stage the dentist will perform scaling and planning to correct it.

  • Bruxism

Bruxism is caused by grinding of teeth, often a result of stress. Over a period of time this condition can damage your teeth and the damaged teeth need to be treated before performing a smile makeover.

  • Prolonged decay

Filling is used not just to strengthen the damaged tooth but also to prevent the cavity from spreading. A good dentist will always check your teeth for cavities before performing a smile makeover.

  • Malalignment

Only slight malalignments can be corrected with a smile makeover treatment. If the patient has severe malalignment, they will have to undergo orthodontic treatment.

At Dentzz, our dentists are skilled at correcting all these issues. When you visit Dentzz for a consultation, our dentists will check your mouth thoroughly and give you precise details about the treatments you require. Only after providing you with all the relevant information do we proceed to initiate treatment. Our unique approach to dentistry ensures that anyone who visits our clinic leaves with a happy, satisfied and sparkling smile on their face.

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5 tips to make the most of your Dental Visit

There was a time when people used to visit a dentist only if they had to get a root canal or any other procedure. But that trend has changed today and more people are opting for regular dental checkups and cleanups.

Often we do not know what to do or what questions to ask our dentists to make sure that our teeth are healthy and fine. So here are 5 tips to make the most of your next dental visit:

  1. Prepare Well

Before you head to the dentist, list down all the questions you would like to ask. Be it a bleeding gum issue, pain, sensitivity, soreness in your mouth, problems with brushing etc. any problem, big or small should be discussed with your dentist in detail and at length to understand and take proper measures.

  1. Take Notes

It’s the age of the internet but that doesn’t mean that your old pen and paper won’t do the trick. Many times our dentist tells us various ways to take care of our teeth, what to eat, what not to eat, what brush to use, what toothpaste to use, how many times to floss, but remembering all of this can be a little overwhelming. So take notes. It’s easier, it’s practical and if you miss out on something, you can ask him to mail you the information.

  1. Honesty is the Best Policy

Be honest with your replies. Your dentist is going to ask you a lot of questions related to your daily healthcare routine. Maybe it’s been over a week since you last flossed — don’t feel embarrassed to say it. For the best care for your teeth, it is important that your dentist in Mumbai knows what kind of problems your teeth are facing and gives you solutions accordingly.

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  1. Be Consistent

Most of us want to be the ‘good kid’ in front of our doctor and put our brush into overdrive a week before. Do not do that. No matter how much you try, nothing will happen in a week’s time and you might actually end up hurting or damaging your teeth or enamel or even your gums. Always stick to your routine and let the dentist decide what needs to be done further.

  1. The Past can shape your Future

If you’re changing your dentist, make sure you bring in your dental records and history with you. It is important for any dentist to access your medical history before going ahead with any kind of checkup or major procedure like dental implants or cosmetic dentistry. So do not forget that bit.

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Make sure that you remember all these tips the next time you visit your dentist as it will help you and the doctor to work together to create a healthy and beautiful smile. In addition, it will be smooth ride not just for you, but also for your teeth.

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Teeth in 1 day by CEREC at Dentzz – One Visit Dentistry

CEREC is a very latest technology that we use at Dentzz Dental Care Centres, to create your ceramic crown, veneer, inlays/onlays or any porcelain restoration in the clinic in as less as an hour approximately. CEREC stands for Chair-side Economical Restoration for Esthetic Ceramics or is even known as CEramic REConstruction. CEREC works with a 3D tomography machine and Computer assisted technology to create or restore your teeth with perfect precision without having to pay multiple visits to the clinic.

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Instead of taking a conventional impression by putty or alginate to make a model of your existing tooth shape, our highly trained dentists in India at Dentzz take a ‘Digital Impression” using a wand camera. The image is then converted into a 3D computer model, which is used as a guide to design your new tooth/ crown/ veneer etc. Once our cosmetic dentist is happy with the design of the restoration, this data is sent to an onsite-milling machine, which fabricates your new tooth from a high quality ceramic block. Using 3-D image and specialized software, the technology is able to calculate the exact dimensions of each tooth to be restored; this eliminates the trial and error associated with conventional restorative dental work.

At DENTZZ we offer you a unique and comprehensive dental experience unlike any other by using cutting edge technologies like CEREC.

CEREC is the most advanced and precise way to restore the look and function of your teeth. It uses a ‘High Definition Camera’ to capture the dimensions of your teeth instead of conventional methods of impression making.

Here are the common questions about CEREC reconstruction that patients have:

A conventional ceramic Crown/ Veneer usually requires multiple visits to the dentist. One visit is needed to make a mold of the patient’s mouth, another to seat a temporary as well as for trials of permanent restoration and final sitting to fit the permanent crown/ veneer or any ceramic restoration. However, with CEREC, the whole process can be done in a single visit. Patients can even watch as the CEREC machine shapes their new crown or veneer.

  • Is there any pain or discomfort related to CEREC crown or veneer?

Because CEREC is a relatively quick procedure, it is inherently not painful at all. As fewer sittings are required for fixing the restoration; less time sitting with your mouth held open, lesser discomfort from an ill- fitting temporary, and less tugging and pressure to get the permanent replacement in place all add up to a far less painful experience. Also, with a CEREC procedure, fewer injections are needed because the number of appointments reduces, and also the amount of drilling is minimized.

  • What is the CEREC tooth replacement made of, which material and how is it made?

A CEREC restoration is created on the spot by a high-precision scanner that scans the image of the patient’s mouth to create an excellent replica of the original tooth. In most cases, restoration or replacements are created within an hour, rather than requiring nearly a week in the conventional method. Materials used for CEREC crowns/veneers/inlays/onlays include ceramic, porcelain and other resins.

Advantages of CEREC

  • Fewer appointments required
  • Virtually pain-free nature of the procedure
  • Accuracy of the restoration compared to the conventional way of making them
  • Predictable results

With traditional crowns, the longest part of the process is usually waiting for the actual crown to be fabricated, which usually takes anywhere from a few days to several weeks. However, using a CEREC, the tooth is milled right in the dental office. Instead of having to wait for a crown and come back for another appointment to have it placed, one can have the tooth in as little as an hour’s time.

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If you are experiencing:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back ache
  • Orofacial pain
  • Tingling sensation of hands
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Popping or clicking of joints
  • Vertigo

Then it’s time to pay a visit to the DENTIST.

While traditional Dentistry focuses only on teeth and gums, Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the harmonious relationship of the teeth and gums with the masticatory muscles, tempero-mandibular joints and nerves which together forms the masticatory system. If there is disharmony in any part of the masticatory system, all the other parts get affected. Neuromuscular Dentists are concerned with the entire functioning of the mouth including chewing, swallowing, speaking, biting, yawning, singing etc.

Dentzz has been one of the pioneers of neuromuscular dentistry in India. Neuromuscular Dentistry deals with correcting the bite and aligning the jaw; to put it in simple words, Neuromuscular Dentist puts the jaw in its optimal position, thus relieving the symptoms associated with TMD (Tempero Mandibular Disorder).

When the jaw is not aligned properly, the hard and soft tissues get affected which can cause various physiological problems such as:

  • Headache and migraines
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck ache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Clicking or popping sounds in jaw joints

The above problems are the manifestation of a BAD BITE!

So what is a good bite?

A good bite is:-

  1. When you bite, all your teeth should touch together at the same TIME.
  2. All the teeth should apply the same FORCE. The force of the bite should be evenly distributed.
  3. The muscles of your head and jaw should be in relaxed or rest position while the teeth are separate and should evenly work together without hyperactivity when the teeth are clenched together.
  4. The joint (TMJ) should be healthy and comfortable without any sign of clicking, popping or pain.

As we know now, that the most important determinant of a good bite or occlusion are factors such as timing, force and location, and the only way to diagnose such problems with extreme precision is by using Hi-End technologies like T-SCAN, JVA( Jaw Vibrational Analysis) and EMG (ElectroMyoGraphy).

What is T-Scan?

It is a diagnostic device that records a patient’s bite force dynamics including timing and location of force. Unlike earlier methods of occlusion detection using special papers, waxes and pastes, T-Scan provides absolutely accurate, detailed and reliable information. Thanks to the T-Scan, we are able to detect trouble spots in places where there is contact of the upper and lower teeth which may cause a toothache or headache, sensitivity of teeth, damage of dental fillings, denture rupture, implant failure, gum disease, tooth loss, or temporomandibular joint disorders.

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EMG (Electromyography)

Electromyography is a technique to measure the electrical activity of your masticatory muscles. This technology can be synchronized with the T- Scan to give us detailed and accurate findings and correlation of a bad bite to a sore muscle. It helps us in determining the underlying cause of a muscle spasm, or muscle tenderness or hyperactivity and muscle incoordination if any.

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JVA (Jaw Vibrational Analysis)

JVA is a fast, non-invasive and repeated measurement of the vibrations of the Temperomandibular joint (TMJ), which aids in diagnosing various disorders of TMJ. It is based on the simple principle of motion and vibration. When smooth surfaces rub against each other it produces a little vibration and friction. But when these surfaces become rough, it produces vibrations of different wavelengths, which helps us determine various disorders of the joint.

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We at Dentzz have mastered the art of using such technologies and we pride ourselves on being the pioneers of Neuromuscular dentistry in India. We have successfully trained various doctors and treated various patients with myofacial symptoms and all other symptoms related to a bad bite.

So the next time you are down with a headache, maybe it’s time to visit a ‘NEUROMUSCULAR Dentist’ instead of simply popping a painkiller.

 

 

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