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Science and technology in the present era have become the most important partners, which has a direct benefit on medical industry technology. People all around the globe have been always benefitted by this combination. We have enjoyed the results of the latest developments in medical science, whether it is minimally invasive techniques or ability to create newer bio-campatible materials . At the end of the day , we save time, discomfort and are offered the promise of better health .

In recent times, the world of dentistry has been blessed with the advent of 3D printing technology. 3D technology started its role in dentistry from 1980s and 1990s. Such printers would provide suitable dental parts according to the particular dental orientation of patients as well according to the needs.

What is 3D printing?

3D printing also known as additive manufacturing is used to make 3 Dimensional objects in which layers of objects are formed under computer control for the making of an object. The shape of the object can be any geometric shape which would be produced using digital model data from a 3D model or another electronic data source like an additive manufacturing file.

How 3D technology works in dentistry?

The dental industry is an early mover and has shown greatest use of the 3D technology. 3D systems, Stratasys, Envisiontec, Concept Laser and Renishaw are giant corporations3 that offer 3D printing solutions to meet the needs of dentistry.

Coming to the point, a very simple explanation about the working of 3D technology in dentistry is that, the simple robotic devices are guided by computer aided design software which allows objects and assemblies to be created in a virtual environment. 3D printing uses computer aided design software and computer aided manufacturing to facilitate the use of materials such as metal casting alloys that are creatively and aesthetically used to make designs. The process is similar for all the patients. The 3D printing allows one time fabrication of complex structures in various materials with properties that are highly desirable in dental applications.

 

Applications of the process

 

  • Three D printing detailed replicas of patients jaws which allows dentists and surgeons to carefully study anatomy or plan a surgery even before the surgery is done.
  • The 3D printers provide precise virtual model of the tooth giving detailed idea about the implant position and the dental arch.
  • The scan data of the tooth along with the computer aided design can be used to make/print crown or bridge copings, implant abutments and bridge structures.
  • Invisible braces and computer guided dental implant surgey is also possible with 3D printing
  • In the future many dental labs would adapt to manufacture artificial all types of teeth including ceramic 3d printing.

 

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Halitosis , the medical term for bad breath is a something everyone detests. It is primarily caused by poor dental hygiene but can also be a sign of some underlying health issue. An unhealthy lifestyle makes the situation worse. Smoking, pan masala chewing and alcohol contribute to this problem and only worsens it.

 

Digestion in Humans begins right from the mouth. The food begins to break down when it comes in contact with saliva and until the food has been digested the smell remains. Some food items like onions and garlic which has a very strong odour add to the bad breath. Brushing, Flossing or using mouthwash can temporarily cover the smell.

There are many ways to prevent Bad Breath:


Brush your teeth properlyBrushing teeth twice a day is the best defense against bad breath. Cleaning the Tongue is as much important as brushing your teeth.  During the course of the day the tongue accumulates lots of bacteria which can cause Bad breath.

 

Floss your teethFlossing is another important component to good mouth health. Flossing removes the plaque and bacteria build-up from between your teeth, which even the best toothbrushes can’t get rid of. Do this at least once a day before going to bed. One can also use a water floss which is a motorized water flusher , to clean between the teeth by a jet stream.

 

Get regular dental check-ups: Going to the dentist is important to maintaining your oral health, a primary factor in bad breath. A dentist, or dental hygienist, will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Missing out on Dental Appointments is never a good idea. A yearly once ultrasonic scaling and polishing of the teeth is highly recommended.

 

Drink lots of Water: Coffee, Soda or Alcohol contribute greatly to the built of bad odour from the mouth. Drinking lots of water prevents your mouth from getting dry and washes away the food residue in the mouth which builds up the Bacteria.

 

Use a mouth rinse: Keep in mind that if a health problem is the cause of chronic bad breath, a mouth rinse will only mask the odor and not cure it.  If the problem persists one should immediately seek medical assistance.

 

Eat Food Items that Are rich in Fibre: Fresh, fibrous and Crunchy food helps you keep the mouth clean and also prevent bad breath. Keeping away from Sugary Snacks is good for health. Tea, coffee and Acidic drinks should be taken in moderation.

For many, after a certain age conventional removable dentures  become a part of life. A daily routine involves cleaning  and caring for dentures, feeling uncomfortable with the ill fit of it and social embarrassment of the falling out while speaking it coughing . Life has more to offer with Over Dentures that rests on your gum in a fixed manner and fits in like the real teeth.

 

According to the World Health Organization, edentulism is defined as a physical impairment (because important body parts have been lost), a disability (because it limits people in performing at least two essential tasks of life — speaking and eating) and a handicap (because significant changes are needed to compensate for such deficiencies). The impairment has all the characteristics of a chronic disease — is incurable and requires specific management strategies to overcome the difficulties caused by it.

What are Over Dentures?

 

By Definition: Over denture rests directly on your gums and is retained by implants placed into your upper and/or lower jaw. The over denture, which is removable, is secured to your implants through retentive attachments incorporated into the denture.

 

A more Technical definition says Over Dentures are basically dental prosthesis that replaces the lost or missing natural dentition and associated structures of maxilla and or mandible and receives partial support and stability from one or more implants .

 

Overdentures were developed to help both partial and fully edentulous patients regain a quality of life. Loss of Teeth affects the overall health and Confidence level.

Why Over Dentures are better than Regular Removable Dentures?

 

  1. Improves Digestion: Ill fitting Removable Dentures are uncomfortable while one modified natural teeth is trying to chew food.  Over Dentures are more stable which allows one to chew food normally. A well chewed food item gets easily digested by the digestive enzymes.

 

  1. Helps in retaining the Facial Features: Missing teeth can cause the Face look sunken and make the face look prematurely aged. Well Set over dentures can help you retain your facial features.

 

3) Cost : compare to full mouth fixed teeth , overdentures give the benefit of fixed teeth at reasonable cost

Who are the Possible Candidate?

 The possible candidate can be anyone who has partially or completely lost the teeth. After a careful examination the Dental Practitioners can suggest Over Denture. Ideally complete implant takes one session but careful examination is important before deciding to implant.

The overall treatment time can take a few days to a few months depending on the clinical situation.

CAD-CAM is the acronym for computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing, is a revolutionizing density altogether, but it’s not a relatively new way of manufacturing commodities, for decades it has been used to manufacture precision tools, machinery parts and automobiles and for the past 20 years it has been fused with dentistry.
Dentists use the CAD-CAM technology with metal free materials to provide patients with milled ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, bridges and dental implants.

The precision and craftsmanship of the CAD-CAM technology:

The Dental CAD-CAM technology is available for Dental clinics, laboratories enabling dentists and technicians to design tooth restoration on a computer screen.

The CAD-CAM computer displays a 3D custom-made image of your prepared tooth with the help of an optical scanner. Then the laboratory technician uses that 3D image and the CAD software to draw and design the tooth, the finesse of the designed tooth depends on the skill, precision and experience of the technician, so the designing period varies from a few minutes to hours.

Once the final design is done on the CAD computer the crown, veneer, bride or implant is milled from a single block of ceramic material in the milling chamber. The designed tooth is further given its final touches with stains and glaze to give it a more of a natural look, before being fired in an oven and then polished.

Aesthetica, the CAD-CAM specialists:

Aesthetica Dental Clinic is a chain of dental clinics in Kolkata and they are a pioneer in the dental industry with Advanced Implantology and Digital Dentistry. Their team of highly qualified and experienced Dentists who are masters at their craft, have brought the CAD-CAM technology to Kolkata and have been helping their patients with top of the line CAD-CAM crowns and implants. They prepare their CAD-CAM restoration on the same day as the appointment, and their attention to detail and precision is unmatched. They also provide alternatives such as Zirconia Crowns and PFM crowns.

Dental implants are a humdrum everyday affair, really. The  5 commonly asked  questions that we encounter are usually:

 

1) What/When can I eat ? Can I brush over the implant area?

You can definitely indulge in soft diet (like porridge / bread / khichdi / idly / banana, etc.) on the same day of the procedure (generally 2 hours later). Forget the microwave for a while and only consume food at Room temperature or colder. Ice packs from the outside (on the cheek) corresponding to the area of the implanted tooth helps. One must avoid eating crispy foods for 10 days at least ( Toasts / pani puri / bhujia, etc.) as these can get lodged between the newly placed implant and the gum and cause infection. Indirectly, implants are actually helping you reduce calorie intake (you’re welcome!) One must brush and use a mouthwash after implant placement and avoid scrubbing the area hard . At most, a gentle stroke or firm finger massaging over the implant is just about right.

2) Can I smoke / drink after an implant?

Firstly, don’t smoke or drink at all, but ideal situation apart, One must avoid smoking and drinking for 24-48 hours after implant placement. Studies have conclusively proven that smokers have a higher risk of poor bone healing and subsequent poor implant integration into bone .

3) When can I resume office / exercise?

Good or Bad news: Implantology may not buy you an excuse to get off work! Most of the procedures in implantology are simplified today and one can join work the same day or next and rest days are rarely required (very convenient for all the workaholics, indeed). This would depend on the severity and type of procedure performed and your doctor is the best judge for this. Vigorous exercise / high intensity sports is generally not recommended for 3 days at least. Dental implant takes 4-6 months ( 4 months for the lower jaw and 6 months for the upper jaw) to integrate into your body.

4) Can I travel?

Yes, of course! Travelling is always such a bone of contention since many patients assume a week of restriction after this procedure. But that is a myth! Generally speaking , the doctor should see the patient in a couple of days after the procedure for a routine check up, but if one must travel, then a window period of 24-48 hours is recommended. Emergency travel is OK as there is absolutely no negative effect on travelling after treatment.

5) When can I resume regular sex life?

Right away! This procedure rarely causes a barrier for any pleasure. While one can continue a normal sex life but oral related activities can be uncomfortable for about 3-7  days as well as risky as the healing areas in the mouth have a high risk of infection during this period.

In conclusion, Dental implants – no biggie – so if you are waiting to get yours done and wondering about the after effects – well, don’t!

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