Do you look in the mirror and see that your jaw doesn’t line up correctly? Do you have trouble eating or speaking? Do you see crowded teeth when you brush?
Dr. D. Satya Vardhan enjoys doing orthodontics for adults and children. At our practice we can achieve beautiful smiles using the latest techniques and materials. Whether you are a five year old child with a crossbite or crowded erupting permanent teeth or an adult who wants the quickest most aesthetically appealing brackets – we can do it.
Reasons for Treating Malocclusion
Dr. D. Satya Vardhan may recommend orthodontic treatment for any of these reasons:
Breathing or swallowing problems;
Crossbite (one or more upper teeth bite into the lower teeth);
Deep overbite (upper jaw extends past lower jaw);
Disfiguring of mouth;
Missing or extra teeth;
Overjet (upper teeth that protrude more than normal and linked to a short lower jaw);
Spacing between teeth;
Speech, chewing or biting problems; or,
Underbite (lower jaw extends past upper jaw).
Acceleratory Orthodontics is a revolutionary orthodontic service for adolescents and adults who have, until now, felt like they would need to wait 2 years with fixed braces. Until now, if you had crooked teeth, there was a choice between Porcelain Veneers and traditional long-term braces (orthodontics).
Traditional long-term adult orthodontics may take one to two years, or even more in some cases, to straighten all your teeth. Understandably, many adults simply don't want to wear braces for that long. However, traditional braces still have their place.
Acceleratory Orthodontics is an easy choice to make compared to the two previous alternatives in many cases.
Acceleratory Orthodontics is appropriate for correcting spaces, gaps, crooked, or crowded teeth. If the teeth that show in your smile aren't straight, Acceleratory Orthodontics may be the perfect solution for you.
Does Acceleratory Orthodontics use the Same braces As Regular Braces?
Acceleratory Orthodontic braces are very similar to conventional adult orthodontics as it pertains to brackets and wires being used. The mechanism of moving the teeth is the same. The difference between Acceleratory Orthodontics and conventional braces is the focus of the treatment. With The goal of Acceleratory Orthodontics is to give you a smile you can be proud of in a reasonable amount of time. It addresses the cosmetic issues of orthodontics.
Will It Really Take Only 6 Months?
Most Acceleratory Orthodontic cases will take about 6 months. Some may take less. A few may take more than 6 months. A "long" case may take up to 9 months to achieve the goals. The vast majority of cases take 6 months.
Does Acceleratory Orthodontics Move Teeth Faster Than Normal Braces and does it damage them?
Acceleratory Orthodontics uses very light and safe forces to move teeth. The teeth are being moved faster because of reduced bony resistance. The difference between Acceleratory Orthodontics and traditional braces is that the treatment is completed sooner.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. Advances in cosmetic dental care have made it possible for a dentist with the right training, qualifications and expertise to completely redesign your smile.
Dr. Satya's has the desired combination of experience and knowledge in the practice of cosmetic dentistry to transform the appearance of your smile while also attending to function, to improve your overall dental health.
We offer a variety of advanced techniques to create the smile of your dreams. We offer Conservative and Complete Makeover. Call us today to learn how how we can give you the smile you deserve.
The answer is preventive dentistry. Most people might think about doctors and dentists only when they have medical issues, but modern dentistry is just as concerned with preventing problems as it is with treating them. Dr. Satya's has a variety of procedures in place to make sure that every potential complication is eradicated before it even has a chance to surface.
But what can preventive dentistry actually prevent?
Preventive dentistry works by targeting the root causes of oral health problems. For most types of oral problems, this means that preventive dentistry preserves a person’s oral hygiene standards, but the exact procedure can differ. Thus, here are some specific areas in which preventive dentistry can be helpful in preventing the rise of oral health issues: 1. Tooth decay 2. Gum disease 3. Other health issues
What Does Preventing Tooth Decay Involve ?
Tooth decay and cavity formation are some of the most common types of oral health problems that everyone probably faces at some point in their lives. Tooth decay occurs when harmful bacteria, attracted to residual food in the mouth, slowly eat away at the protective enamel on the teeth until they burrow into the tooth itself, forming cavities. Toothaches and sensitivity are often symptoms of tooth decay, so dentists have a variety of ways to prevent it from occurring.
Considering how tooth decay happens, there are two different strategies one could take to prevent tooth decay — getting rid of the bacteria and strengthening the enamel. Preventing bacteria spread depends on good oral hygiene, which is why your dentist places such a huge emphasis on regular brushing and flossing habits. Dr. Satya's, for example, prescribes specific, customized cleaning regimens for each patient to treat the specific needs of his or her mouth.
External factors can prevent bacteria from harming the teeth as well. Your dentist could prescribe antibacterial mouth rinses, like chlorhexidine, to help kill the harmful, cavity-causing bacteria that live in the mouth. These rinses can be used to supplement good oral hygiene practices and prevent tooth decay. At Dr. Satya's we can also put sealants on back teeth to prevent tooth decay.
On the other hand, dentists can fight tooth decay by strengthening the patient’s enamel. Every tooth is protected by a hard layer called enamel that shields the actual tooth from bacteria. However, over time, the enamel can become eroded by that same bacteria, thus making the tooth vulnerable to decay. To fight against this, your dentist can apply fluoride pastes and spreads to help build up enamel and boost your body’s natural defensive measures against the bacteria.
What Does Preventing Gum Disease Involve ?
Another common problem that patients face is gum disease. Gum disease can take many forms, from the relatively mild (gingivitis) to the extremely dangerous (periodontitis). Like tooth decay, gum disease is caused by the harmful spread of bacteria in the mouth, specifically around the gum areas. This infection can cause the gums to swell and become sensitive to pressure; left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth loss, bone degradation and even heart diseases.
As with cavity treatments, dentists primarily aim to prevent gum disease by teaching the proper hygienic techniques to their patients. Dr. Satya's does this by carefully examining every patient’s gums and bone structure and teaching the patient how best to clean the most vulnerable parts of the mouth by flossing. This helps the patient by making his or her hygiene routine as effective as possible, thus preventing the spread of harmful bacteria.
Dentists also take cleaning to a more thorough level by providing professional hygiene treatments for their patients. Brushing and flossing is both effective and important, but a certified hygienist’s expert treatments are essential to cleaning the areas of the mouth that toothbrush bristles and floss might not be able to reach. Periodontal scaling can even clean the roots of a tooth, thus ridding the mouth of as much bacteria as possible.
If a patient is very vulnerable to gum disease, Dr. Satya's can prescribe antibiotics that are designed to drive off bacterial infection. This antibacterial treatment keeps the bacteria from attacking the gums, and thus is a crucial aspect of preventive gum care. Although not every patient may need this extra treatment, it nevertheless is an important tool in a dentist’s preventative dentistry kit.
Metal Free/Zirconium Crowns
Dental crowns, or caps, are used to restore broken or cracked teeth. The new metal free crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gum line on older crowns.
For decades the standard in dentistry for crown and bridge restoration materials has been the PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal). The framework for the dental crown was produced in metal and then covered with a porcelain layer.
Now with the evolution of all ceramic materials and their higher esthetic qualities, dental patients have options. Metal free framework beneath the porcelain gives excellent aesthetic qualities to make the final restoration extremely natural looking.
Crowns and Bridges
What Are Crowns?
A crown is a special covering, or a cap that is shaped like a tooth. Dental crowns are used to cover the visible portion of your damaged tooth and are cemented in place to protect the tooth from further damage.
What are Bridges?
Although there are different types of bridges, essentially a bridge contains two or more crowns on each side of the gap to anchor the bridge with the pontics or replacement teeth in the center. The bridge can be supported by dental implants or your natural teeth. The dental prosthesis consists of a pink acrylic gum base with the pontics (artificial tooth) planted above which are attached via metal clips on the sides to the abutting teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Each?
A crown can be worn over each individual tooth that has typically sustained damage or decay to protect and support the damaged tooth. They also aid in preventing infection from further overcoming the damaged tooth. Crowns are very durable with a long life of 20 to 30 years. Their natural appearance allows for them to blend in with the rest of your teeth. With a fuller smile, comes increased self-confidence.
By comparison, a bridge replaces two or more missing teeth. A bridge is designed to restore the beauty of your smile as well as your ability to chew and speak properly. It helps to maintain the overall structure of your face. Having a dental bridge replace the missing teeth allows for an even distribution of your bite. When a tooth is lost and not replaced, the remaining teeth tend to drift over to absorb some of the space left by the lost tooth and this can create gaps between your remaining teeth. A dental bridge prevents the natural drifting of the remaining teeth from their position.
Are you missing one or more teeth? Have you noticed any difficulty with your speech or your bite since losing your tooth? Are you unsure of what to do about it or even if you should do anything about it?
Losing one or more teeth can be frustrating. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, it can affect the appearance of your smile, your speech and your ability to chew, bite or tear food. Once the area heals from the tooth loss, your gum line starts to shrink and bone loss begins.
With an empty space along the jawline, other teeth may shift creating gaps between your remaining teeth. Because the teeth all work together to support each other, even one missing tooth can lead to additional tooth loss later.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that are permanently anchored to your jawbone with a crown attached to the top.
What is the Procedure for Dental Implants?
A titanium tooth root is planted into the empty socket. The jawbone is then allowed to heal for roughly four to six months, so that the jawbone will grow around the implant, securely anchoring it.
After the initial healing has been completed, a small connector post is attached to the implant (an abutment). This is what will hold the new crown, or tooth, in place. Once the crown is made, it will be attached to the connector post.
Sometimes a dental implant serves a different purpose and instead of receiving a new crown, additional attachments will enable the implants to hold a removable denture more securely in place.
Because the implant is secured within the jawbone, the replacement teeth look, feel and function just like your own natural teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal surgery is best done early
Toothache prompts patients to come to the dentist. However, wisdom teeth do not usually cause pain until damage has already been done! Wisdom teeth removal surgery is best performed sooner rather than later. X-rays taken earlier can indicate whether or not wisdom teeth will cause problems. The dental surgeon or oral surgeon will tell you when is the best time for the wisdom teeth removal.