What is a dental plaque?
Dental plaque is a biofilm, usually a pale yellow color, that develops naturally on the teeth. It contains a big amount of various bacteria, causing teeth cavities and other teeth damages. Also, to prevent possible gum diseases, it is necessary to treat dental plaque as soon as possible using correct cleaning technique.
What is a tartar?
In dentistry, calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque caused by insufficient or incorrect dental hygiene. It is caused by the continuous accumulation of minerals from saliva on the teeth plaque. Its rough surface provides an ideal medium for further plaque formation, threatening the health of the gingiva (gums). Not treated, the tartar film can spread on the whole tooth, causing severe damage.
What does dental plaque and tartar cause?
Next phase, if untreated, leads to permanent bone damage. Teeth might also lose the ability to hold in place firmly, therefore, dental plaque and tartar might easily cause the teeth loss.
When are dental implants not suitable as a treatments?
A dental surgeon decides the suitability of a patient for dental implants. Implant are generally not recommended for patients with diseases causing healing difficulties such as diabetes, tumor diseases and periodontitis. Also, we do not recommend implants to smokers.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge. Shaped as a screw, implants are mostly made of titanium. Implants are placed into the bone, providing a firm base for one or more artificial teeth called crowns or bridges. Unlike a denture, dental implants provide permanent solution and have all the attributes of natural teeth.
What can I do with old or badly-looking fillers?
If the filling is done well, it can look as new after a simple polishing procedure. Badly done or damaged fillings can be replaced with better-looking materials such as white composite filling or porcelain inlay. With severely damaged tooth, a crown can be used to cover and protect the whole tooth.
How to prevent dental caries?
The cause of teeth decay occurring is a combination of several factors affecting the teeth for sufficient time, such as sugar and bacteria in your mouth. It is necessary not only to brush your teeth properly at least twice a day, but also to use dental floss and go-between brushes daily. We recommend applying fluoride dental products which improves decay resistance.
What to do with crooked or crowded teeth?
There are several ways to help with the crooked or overcrowded teeth. For example, using dental braces, ceramic facets, crowns, etc.