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Missing Teeth and Hidden Risks: What You Need to Know

Missing tooth or teeth cost you much more than just your appearance. They are much more than only a cosmetic problem. Whether you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, it is bound to increase your risks of long-term oral health issues.

Let’s look at the types of hidden health risks associated with tooth loss:

  1. The remaining teeth surrounding the missing tooth or teeth gradually start shifting into the spaces left open. Such changes often need to be rectified by orthodontic treatments which may be more expensive and time-consuming as compared to the teeth restoring dental procedures.
  2. Unnatural shifting of teeth as mentioned above can also cause additional bite problems and even in some cases severe pain in the Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ.
  3. The vacant spaces created due to missing teeth increase the risk of gum diseases. Food particles easily accumulate in these areas, and the site soon becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria which may lead to plaque and tartar development. If left untreated for long, this can eventually result in serious gum diseases.
  4. The ability to chew and speak can be severely impaired if you are missing several teeth. If this isn’t treated immediately, it can cause further health complications. For instance, if the food is not chewed properly, it will not enter your system as it usually should. As a result of which the digestion can suffer. The inability to eat raw fruits and vegetables can devoid your body of essential nutrition which may result in poor general health.
  5. Tooth loss is inevitably followed by loss of jaw bone. The gradual deterioration of jaw bones affects the facial structure as it is instrumental in determining how the face ‘drapes’ over this bone. This results in what is commonly known as a sagging face which gives an older appearance. This may lead to lower self-esteem and decreased confidence, especially in public settings.

So, what are the options to replace missing teeth? Dental implants are one of the most commonly preferred options when it comes to addressing the problem of missing teeth. Here’s why:

  • Dental implants help prevent bone loss as they are made of titanium – a material which has a unique ability to fuse with the living bone. Hence, it eventually becomes a permanent part of the jaw bone. The implants stabilize and stimulate the bone to help maintain its density and volume.
  • They feel and function in a way similar to the natural teeth.
  • Dental implant surgery has a much higher rate of success as compared to other tooth replacement dental procedures.
  • Depending on the oral care, patient’s bone health, experience of the oral surgeon who performs the dental implant surgery, etc., dental implants can last for a lifetime.

Besides dental implants, bridges and dentures are also used for tooth replacement. These options, however, involve some amount of risk as they may cause damage to the adjacent teeth or the anatomical structures on which they rest. For instance, fixed dental bridges depend for support on two adjacent teeth which must be filed down and capped. This can make the filed teeth prone to decay, cavities or even root canal issues. In case of removable partial dentures, anchorage onto existing teeth is required. This may loosen the existing teeth over a period of time. Whereas, full dentures might put pressure on the bony ridges that support the teeth. This increases the chances of accelerated bone loss.

Both these options may be less expensive as compared to dental implant surgery. However, dental implants are an investment worth making, given its long-term and more beneficial results.

We at Monarch Dental Clinic in Vadodara, offer exceptional and highly customized services for tooth or teeth restorations. To know more about how you can benefit from improved oral health and a flawless smile, get in touch with us today.  

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Dental Implants or Dental Bridges: What Should You Choose?

Poor oral hygiene, injury to teeth, gum diseases – the reasons for missing tooth or teeth can be many. Tooth or teeth replacement options have considerably evolved thanks to technological advancements in restorative dentistry. Dental implants and dental bridges are two such options which are commonly used for replacing tooth or teeth. Let’s understand what these are and the advantages they offer.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are essentially replacement tooth roots and are made to match the natural teeth. They offer several advantages:

• Enhanced facial appearance
• Improved speech, oral health, and confidence
• Better Bite
• Convenience
• Long-lasting results

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are used as bridges to close the gap created by one or several missing teeth. The dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two or more anchoring teeth are known as abutment teeth, with false tooth or teeth in between known as pontics. Dental bridges are supported by implants or natural teeth. Bridges help restore your smile and the ability to properly chew and speak, help maintain the natural shape of the face, distribute the forces in bite and assist the remaining teeth to keep their natural position.

Even though both dental implants and bridges seem to offer similar advantages, dental implants are preferred more. Let’s take a look at the underlying reasons.  

Why Choose Dental Implants over Bridges?

1.When a tooth is missing, the jawbone in that area starts shrinking which can affect the adjacent teeth as well as the surrounding teeth. Dental implants prevent this and promote bone growth, which helps preserve the facial structure.

2. Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth when it comes to feel and function. This is because the titanium implant replicates the restoring form, function, and durability of the tooth root.

3. In the case of dental implants, there is no risk of tooth decay as opposed to bridges. Implants are also relatively easy to keep clean as simple floss can easily get around the implant. They don’t require any particular cleaning devices or equipment or any extra efforts when it comes to oral care.

4. Bridges sit above the gum in the space where the tooth is missing. Whereas, dental implants are fixed into the jaw bone which offers natural stimulation with chewing actions. This provides protection and strength to the jaw bone which lies beneath the missing tooth and hence prevents the undesirable effects of bone loss commonly seen in patients with bridges. Implants also promote healthy bone growth and reinforce the jawbone which in turn helps to maintain the facial jawline.

5. The success rate of dental implants is much higher as compared to dental bridges. It varies depending on their location in the jaw. However, in general, dental implants have a much higher success rate of up to 98%.

6. The quality of the implants, patient’s bone health, oral hygiene, the experience of the restorative dentists or oral surgeons performing the dental implant surgery, etc. help determine the longevity of the dental implants. Mostly, dental implants last for a lifetime if they are cared for as prescribed by the dentist. Besides, all the dental implants come with a lifetime warranty. So, with dental implants, you can flaunt a healthy smile for years to come.

If you are looking for one of the best dental clinics in Vadodara for dental implants, get in touch with us at Monarch Dental Clinic. We offer exceptional services to help you get that perfectly healthy and gorgeous smile of your dreams.  

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Flaunt a Sparkling Smile This Festive and Wedding Season

You follow a good dental routine all year round but maintaining your oral health can get challenging during the festive season as well as the wedding season that follows. This is the time that is loaded with the goodness of rich, savory snacks and sugary delights. This year don’t let your sweet tooth take a toll on your teeth and gums.

Keep your teeth healthy and smile beautiful to look your best during the festivities. Follow these 5 tips for healthy teeth even with delicious treats all around:

  1. Be Cautious of Your Sugary Cravings and Snack Smart
    This is common sense, really. If sugar is bad for your teeth and gums, piling into sweets, chocolates and candies is not going to do your oral health any good. To prevent tooth decay and cavities, limit your intake of sugary and sticky foods, especially if you wear braces.
  2. Maintain a Dental Routine
    Brushing your teeth twice a day is a crucial part of good dental health, especially when you’re eating sweets. It reduces the formation of dental plaque or bacterial buildup on your teeth and gums, which is the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
  3. Use Tools Instead of Your Teeth
    If you’re tempted to use your teeth to strip electrical wires, hold nails while hanging up decorations, or cut knots in packaging, don’t. Teeth are not meant to be used in place of tools, so protect them from harm and give them the care they deserve!
  4. Drink a Lot of Water
    Water helps you stay hydrated when you’re rushing around to finish pre-Diwali chores, or running last minute errands during wedding prep, but it also keeps your mouth healthy. Drink a glass of plain water to remove food remnants after indulging in sweets or snacks, especially if you can’t brush right away.
  5. Make an Appointment With Us to Look Your Best!
    It’s a good idea to get a dental checkup before the festive season starts. You can receive treatment for any dental health issues before they get serious, and your dentist will also be able to advise you on special precautions or oral hygiene tips to follow. Stay prepared for the festivities by keeping your teeth in their best shape. Schedule an appointment with us and we will make sure you look your best and confidently flaunt your new smile this festive season where the glamour quotient needs to be at its maximum.
  6. Let Your Smile Create an Impact with Teeth Whitening
    At Monarch Dental Clinic in Vadodara, we can make you smile more radiant with our effective teeth whitening treatment that can not only remove stains but also restore any lost teeth structure to create an appealing smile.
  7. Look Younger Than You Are with Our Cosmetic Treatments
    Reverse the signs of aging and take years off your face with our cosmetic treatments that has proven efficacy in correcting fine lines, wrinkles, and aging skin. The treatments are minimally invasive, safe and works wonders to make you look younger.
  8. Flash Your Pearly Whites with Smile Designing
    We offer a plethora of personalized dental treatments to improve your smile. From composite fillings to dental veneers to braces, every treatment approach is customized to rectify every oral flaw and give you a perfect smile.

The wedding season follows the festivities of Diwali so now is the time to schedule an appointment at Monarch Dental Clinic and be the center of attention with that perfect smile and youthful glow! Call +917016730440 now and make your desired change happen.

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Apologies for the Radio Silence, and a Quick Update

It seems like forever since our last post here, hasn’t it?

We’re sorry for not posting any updates for such a long time, but we were completely swamped with events and new endeavors over the last few months. With so much happening, there was no time to share news or updates (at least while they took place, but better late than never!).

We’d like to make up for that today, since we’re celebrating our 3rd anniversary this month. We have some time to breathe and look back at everything we’ve done. We want to share our achievements with you, the people who made all this possible.

So, here’s a quick update about what we’ve been up to, as well as some milestones we’re particularly proud of:

We Opened a New Clinic near Vadodra, in Muval

Yes, we now have a new clinic at Muval!

In keeping with the vision, style and standards of Monarch Dental Clinic, our new facility is fully equipped with the best of modern dental technology, courteous and professional staff as well as world-class interiors.

We Received ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Monarch Dental Clinic received certification under the ISO Quality Management System, in recognition of our commitment to stringent quality. For us, this means an ongoing promise to deliver the highest standards of excellence.

We Were Nominated for the Famdent Awards

We’re proud to say that we received three nominations for the prestigious Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Awards, under the categories Dental Website of the Year, Clinic Interiors of the Year and New Practice of the Year.

We Were in Korea for an Implant Education Program

Earlier this year, our very own Dr. Mihir Patel received a certificate for participation in the Advanced Implant Education Program of the 2017 Dentium Seoul Forum. The Program was organized by the Dentium Academy in Seoul.

We Trained for the Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Mihir Patel completed the Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers Hands-On Training Program for Healthcare Professionals conducted by AIOFE (Indian Academy of Facial Esthetics), on the proper use and administration of facial injectibles.

We Received a Sterilization Monitoring Certificate

Monarch Dental Clinic has received certification that all our sterilization equipment and procedures are routinely monitored by Tejas Labs, in technical consultation with the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry.

Of Course, We’ve been Doing a LOT of Dental Work
We’ve helped a whopping total of 1100 patients achieve better dental health!

We’d love to see you at our clinic and hear from you online, so drop in at Monarch Dental Clinic, leave a comment here or use the contact form to request an appointment.

We’re also working on some new posts, so watch this space for more!

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What You Should Know about Dental Implants before Getting One

Tooth loss by way of gingivitis, tooth decay or injury has become a worldwide dental problem. Poor oral hygiene and unhealthy dietary habits have accelerated the incidence of this issue for many people everywhere. Tooth loss not only causes functional difficulties but is also of cosmetic significance to the affected individual, often leading to lower self-esteem.

However, the advent of dental implants has revolutionized the treatment options available for tooth loss in the modern day and age.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants comprise of a metallic frame and posts or roots (usually titanium) that are compatible to the human body for the placement of a replacement tooth. They are surgically implanted into the jaw bone below the gum line, and help lay down a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that are made to resemble your natural teeth.

The Dental Implant procedure is conducted in six phases:

  • Phase 1 – A trained dental surgeon devises a treatment plan specific to you.
  • Phase 2 – The dental implants are placed surgically under local anesthesia. Those who have undergone the procedure remark that the pain is less than that of a tooth being pulled out.
  • Phase 3 – This is the phase of healing and osseointegration, where the bone heals. The bone tissue that forms integrates with the implant so it’s securely fitted. This phase takes 3 months.
  • Phase 4 – Once the bone has healed and bonded to the frame, a metallic round post or “gingival former” is placed for 15 days, which helps to form the gap in the gums to place the next post and teeth.
  • Phase 5 – A connector post or “abutment” is attached for the replacement tooth.
  • Phase 6 – This phase involves the reconstruction of the replacement tooth from the model of your bite made by taking impressions of your teeth. These help the dentist know the structure and arrangement of teeth specific to you. This process can take time and the dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to carry out routine functions like talking or eating.

Once your replacement tooth is ready in all aspects including the color, it is placed onto the implanted post. In case of more than one implant, a single attachment can be placed to support dentures, instead of separate individual crowns.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • They look and feel like your own teeth
  • Clear speech without the worry of slipping teeth or ill-fitting dentures
  • Hassle-free eating, without the difficulty in chewing caused by sliding dentures
  • Comfortable, pain-free and durable option (with proper care, implants can last for a lifetime)
  • Convenient, without the hassle of removing dentures or using messy adhesives
  • Easy to maintain oral hygiene in case of individual crowns
  • As opposed to tooth-supported bridges, no reshaping of surrounding teeth required
  • More of your own teeth are preserved, proving beneficial for long term oral health
  • They look natural, and help raise your self-esteem

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Anyone fit for dental extraction or oral surgery can get implants, if they have healthy gums and enough bone width and height for implantation. Maintaining good oral hygiene is a prerequisite, and diabetics, heart patients, chronic smokers or those with chronic diseases need to be individually assessed.

To discuss your eligibility and dental treatment options, call Monarch Dental Clinic at +917016730440 now.

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