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Esthetic Dentistry

Prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth are known as dentures and can help restore a person’s smile and confidence!Dentures are of two kinds.

Partial: A removable partial denture is for a partially edentulous patient who wants teeth replaced for functional or aesthetic reasons. It is also forsomeone who cannot have a bridge due to lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge or those with financial limitations.

Complete: A complete denture is a removable appliance used when all teeth are lost and need to be prosthetically replaced. A soft liner (layer of soft, pliable material)is fitted between the surface of a denture and oral tissues. It helps absorb shock between the hard base of the denture and the gums.

Fixed partial dentures/crowns and bridges: This is a device used to replace missing teeth. It attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist.

Implant supported dentures and implant supported fixed partial prosthesis: This is a type of overdenture supported by and attached to implants. While a regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants, an implant-supported denture is used for those who do not have any teeth but enough bone in the jaw to support implants. Such dentures have special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.

No one can remember or think of a time or life without their teeth – and at Smilon, we will not let you imagine such a time with our solutions!

Laser Dentistry

This is a minimally invasive option where extremely focused light beams are used to alter or remove tissue in small amounts. This process is used for a gum surgery, cavity treatment, removing tissue overgrowth, or to whiten teeth. Laser dentistry is also ideal for children who become anxious during dental work.

The best part about this procedure is that the patient does not feel any discomfort as in the case of a drill. In case of bleeding, it is promptly wiped away just like before.

Among other things, laser dentistry is making dental treatments easier and comfortable. With Smilon, your smile is sure to last a mile!

Preventive and community dentistry At Smilon, we place a lot of emphasis on the preservation of healthy teeth and gums. We also make sure that you stay away from dental diseases of any kind.The following branches come under this category.

Pedodontics

A child’s smile is the most beautiful in the world and at Smilon, we make sure we retain that smile. From comprehensive dental examinations to maintaining tooth hygiene, this branch deals with the care of children’s teeth exclusively.

Periodontics

This is a specialized area of dentistry focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases, or disease of the tissue structure present around the teeth. At Smilon, we introduced flap surgeries as a treatment for this disease. It allows access for cleaning of the teeth roots and removal of the periodontal pocket linings. This surgery alsohelps in treating bony irregularities.

Prosthodontics

This branch of dentistry helps restore the optimum appearance and function of your smile. To achieve this, Smilon helps you with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for your teeth.

Orthodontics

We provide highly specialized orthodontic services. This includes maintaining teeth posture and straightening, and the management of irregularities and abnormalities of teeth, jaw, and other oral structures.

Endodontics

Worried about the pain during a root canal? Put your worries to rest with Smilon. Our endodontic procedures encompass treatment of the tooth, dental pulp and surrounding tissues. The injured pulp is removed through root canal treatment wherein the canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

We also offer treatment for various diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck face, jaws, the hard and soft tissues of oral and maxillofacial region. Dentoalveolar surgeries, cosmetic surgeries of head and neck, TMJ disorders etc. are some of the surgical procedures you will find at Smilon.

Oral pathology

This branch of treatment focuses on investigating the causes, processes and effects of diseases that affect the oral and maxillofacial tissues.

Oral Medicine & Radiology

Oral medicine

At Smilon, we focus on preventive health. The oral medicine branch thus enables disease prevention and treatment that is non-invasive in nature. It is a specialty mostly concerned with clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies that affect the oro- facial region.

Oral Radiology

A dental radiography enables efficient diagnosis of various medical and dental conditions. Images are recorded of a patient’s oral structures on film by using X-rays. However, you do not have to worry about the effects of radiation. The exposure levels are so low that they are considered safe for even children! The dentist also places a lead over your chest, abdomen / pelvic region to prevent unnecessary exposure of the vital organs to the rays. We do advice pregnant women to avoid X-rays.

Implant Dentistry

At Smilon, we undertake placement of dental implants after analysing the general health of the patient, the local condition of mucous membrane, and the bone size and shape. With us, you can be assured of safe and secure implants. The restorations done under this line of treatment resemble the tooth and bond seamlessly with the living bones within a short span of time.

Some conditions such as poor oral hygiene, heavy smoking, and certain health issues can increase the likelihood of failure after the implants. It is imperative to address these before embarking on the treatment. Smilon dental will help you assess these and take preventive measures as well.

1) Dental caries: It is the disease where bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure (enamel, dentin and cementum). These tissues breakdown producing dental caries. If left untreated the disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and infection. When we eat sugary foods and other carbohydrates, the bacteria use them as the food too and produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel. Once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity the damage is permanent. Left untreated the decay will get worse and destroys a tooth all the way.

2) Pulpitis- It is the painful inflammation of the pulp. Mainly caused by bacterial infection which itself is a secondary development of caries. Increased sensitivity to stimuli (hot and cold) is the common symptom. There are classified in two categories:

  • » Acute pulpitis: In this there is rapid spread of inflammation through pulp with pain + necrosis. Severe pain elicited by thermal stimulus and pain persists even after the removal of stimuli.
  • » Chronic pulpitis: In this there is persistent inflammatory reaction in pulp with little or no symptoms. The etiological factor is previous acute pulpitis and chronic dental caries.

3) Periodontitis: It is a serious gum infection that damages the gums and can destroy the jawbone. It is caused by the bacteria that have been allowed to accumulate on your teeth and gums. As periodontitis progresses the bones and teeth can be damaged. However, if it is treated early and proper oral hygiene is maintained, the damage can be stopped. Red, swollen or tender gums, receding gums or loose teeth are some of the warning signs of periodontitis.

4) Malocclusion: It is usually an inherited condition where there is misalignment of upper and lower teeth as the jaw closes. There are three major classes of malocclusion.

  • » Class 1 malocclusion is the most common. The bite is normal, but the upper teeth slightly overlap the lower teeth.
  • » Class 2 malocclusion occurs when a severe overbite is present. This causes the upper teeth to overlap the lower teeth.
  • » Class 3 malocclusion is when there’s a severe underbite. This causes the lower teeth to overlap the upper teeth.

5) Impaction- Sometimes there is not enough space in the mouth for the wisdom tooth to erupt. This causes the tooth to become impacted. It could potentially become problematic if not extracted. Type of impactions include:

  • » “Soft tissue” impaction where the upper portion of the wisdom tooth has penetrated through the bone but not yet erupted through the gum.
  • » “Hard tissue” impaction is when the tooth lies within the jawbone. It can be-
    • ⊙ Mesioangular impaction (44%) is the most common form where the tooth is angled forward, towards the front of the mouth.
    • ⊙ Vertical impaction (38%) occurs when the tooth does not erupt fully through the gum line.
    • ⊙ Distoangular impaction (6%) means the tooth is angled backward, away from the mouth.
    • ⊙ Horizontal impaction (3%) is the least common form, which occurs when the tooth is angled fully ninety degrees sideways, growing into the roots of the second molar.

Dental fluorosis

Most permanent teeth form between the age of 5 and 8 in children. And if you happen to notice any white spots on your child’s teeth, it could be a sign of dental fluorosis, an extremely common cosmetic disorder caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years life. Teeth affected by fluorosis may appear mildly discolored and othersymptoms include tiny white specks or dark brown stains and rough, pitted enamel that is difficult to clean. At Smilon, we have just the right treatment plans to make sure that your child’s beautiful smile is unaffected!

Smile Designing

Contemporary smile design is a new concept, and the techniques and philosophies are constantly evolving.Smilon gives you one of the best smile makeovers. This is the process of improving the appearance of your smile through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental veneers, composite bonding, cosmetic restoration, tooth implants, teeth whitening, dentures and bridges etc.

Restorative Dentistry

Bridge: It consists of a false tooth that is cemented to natural teeth surrounding the space where the tooth once stood. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges help prevent this from happening. Depending upon the case bridge is selected.

» Conventional bridges that are supported by full coverage crowns, three-quarter crowns on the abutment teeth.

» Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) is used to restore the aesthetics of crown and bridges, the aim is to maintain natural tooth color by attaching it on the labial surface of metal crown / bridges, however PFM restorations may show a grey color at the cervical margins of the tooth showing the metal substructure.

» Zirconia bridges are best type of bridgework you would like to have. Those who have allergy to metals used in other types of bridges need not worry – there is no metal used in a zirconia bridge. They are exceptionally strong and stable. They have a translucent appearance which provides a more natural match to your existing teeth. Since there is no base metal, black lines at the edge of the gum line is eliminated.

» BioHPP: In this high-performance polymer is used which seems to offer slightly less bulky structures when compared to zirconia. Elasticity of this material resembles the elasticity of human bone. This biocompatibility makes this material very attractive for dental applications.

TMJ disorders

This disorder can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement, some reason for which are genetics, arthritis or injury. People who tend to clench or grind their teeth can also experience this disorder. In most cases, this can be resolved through self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments and when other conservative measures fail, surgery is undertaken. It is imperative to seek medical attention in case there is persistent pain or tenderness in the jaw.Smilon offers some of the best treatment options for TMJ disorders.

Precancerous lesion: It is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than its apparently normal counterpart. Some of these lesions that are more likely to develop oral cancer includes- leukoplakia, erythroplakia, palatal lesion of reverse cigar smoking, oral lichen planus, oral submucous fibrosis, discoid lupus erythematosus, and hereditary disorders such as dyskeratosis congenital and epidermolysis bullosa.

Orthodontic Treatments

Smilon offers various orthodontic treatment plans as follows.

Braces These help in improving a person’s smile. They help in encouraging tooth movement, alignment, and straightening. Braces also help in positioning the teeth with regard to a person’s bite.Braces exert a certain amount of force on the tooth. Some types of braces we offer include metal, ceramic, lingual, and Invisalign. They can be worn for about 2 years depending upon the complication.

Aligners These are tight-fitting custom-made retainers which slip over the teeth. Invisalign refers to custom made, clear plastic aligners for teeth to be in proper position and straighten them without using metal brace.

Bleaching

Do your teeth look yellow? If the answer to this is a yes, then schedule an appointment with Smilon today! Bleaching can be office-based or at-home. While both use peroxide-based bleaching agents, the at-home systems contain about 3% to 20% peroxide while the in-office ones carry 15% to 43%. Whitening of the teeth depends on how long you keep the stronger solution on. However, it is important to ensure that the whitening solution with more peroxide should not be kept on for a longer duration as it will dehydrate the tooth and increase sensitivity. In-office tooth whitening is a faster approach to whitening. To intensify the process, heat, light, or a combination of the two may be used.

Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

At Smilon, we help address issues such as badly decayed, fractured, or dead tooth by removing the pulp from the tooth. This process is known as RCT. We offer two kinds of services within this basket.

SINGLE SITTING RCT In some cases, a single visit is enough to address the potential problem. Some examples where this is applicable include maxillary anterior teeth involved in trauma which has further caused horizontal fracture of the crown at the gum line.

MULTIPLE SITTING RCT This is needed when there is difficulty in effectively sealing off the root canal system from the oral cavity in a single visit.

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