Good to know about treatments
If you have questions and concerns about different treatments?
Here we have gathered information about the things that we get a lot of questions about.
Do you have a hole that must be patched? Or a filling that need to be replaced? Here we tell you how it’s done.
The usual procedure is to first get stunning. It makes it easier to relax. Then you need not be concerned that it will hurt when the tooth is prepared.
When ready, the dentist can start removing the old filling and / or the soft, destroyed tooth structure. When all the infected tooth is removed, the dentist checks carefully to the tooth surface is healthy. Around the tooth is then placed a matrix, which is held in place by means of small wedges. The matrix is a type of shape for the tooth. It ensures that the filling does not become too large and that there are edges where bacteria coatings may stick.
Now, the tooth may be filled with, for example, plastics (composites). When everything is ready, remove the matrix and wedges. Then trimmed the filling so that it feels shiny and smooth. It is also sure to fill fit in the bite and does not feel too high. You should be able to bite the bullet as usual.
When do I eat?
Unless your dentist tells you otherwise, you can eat as usual after an hour.
It can display in a prepared tooth. It is not uncommon, but in general is usually going over. If you would still have feelings in the tooth for some time after the repair has been carried out, please contact us at the Public Dental Service, and we will help you.
The function of the masticatory system, ie the bite, TMJ and muscles, can suffer from various disorders. The cause of these disorders may be several. It may for example be due to tooth loss, disease, TMJ, inflammation or increased tension in the muscles used for chewing.
Many people presses or gnashing of teeth due to stress. Some may be troubled by this in the form of headaches, sore teeth and jaws. Then a splint help to remove or alleviate the condition.
A splint is used to stabilize the lower jaw and relieve the jaws. It can also be used to improve the function of the masticatory system and contribute to easier tense jaw muscles relax. Finally protects the splint from the wear and stress on the teeth that gnisslingen causes.
Usually rail only when sleeping. If necessary, the rail used around the clock to get good treatment effect.
Different occlusal splints – various functions
The most commonly used rail is a flat splint produced in hard plastic. It is used to stabilize the jaw and relieve TMJ. Bett Rails in soft plastic used to suppress the acute problems of the teeth, chewing muscles and jaw joints. Special occlusal splints are produced for example in repetitive strain injuries or disorders of the temporomandibular joint.
How does it happen?
The dentist makes an inquiry and decide which asked sham treatment that is appropriate. Impressions are taken of the rail. At the next visit, you get the rail. The fine-tuned and you’ll get instructions on how to use it. After that, you get up appointments and adjusted the rail further.
How does it feel?
At first it may seem odd to use a splint. Some feel that they become dry in the mouth, while others may increase saliva quantity. Anyone can experience it at the beginning of the use seams in the teeth. Be calm! In most cases usually go over.
Do you have questions?
Contact your dentist to get help.
Bleaching of single tooth
Naturally, we have different color of our teeth. The color also changes as we age. Sometimes a single tooth for different reasons become darker than the other teeth.
If the case of a superficial discoloration, caused for example by a coating, it may be sufficient with a simple plaster. If the cause is inside the tooth, a bleaching be a way to get the lights back.
Causes of discoloration
A discoloration can sit at different depths in the tooth. If the pulp, ie the tissue found inside the tooth is damaged, the decomposition products are formed to give a color change. Tooth color can also be affected by dyes in food and drink.
This is how it works
Old fillings and other things that may have contributed to discoloration is first removed. The dentist makes an opening in the tooth back to whiten the “inside” with bleach. The treatment is performed under the protection of a rubber blanket. After cleaning, put the bleach on the inside of the tooth. An occasional dense filling may act as protection.
Bleaching may take time
After about a week the dentist checks the result. Repeat the treatment if necessary, one or two times. How well we succeed with bleaching depends largely on what caused the discoloration and tooth can sometimes be uneven pale. The goal is that the tooth will become “the pale,” since the time often regain a slightly darker shade. The treatment ends with the dentist makes a filling with a tooth-colored material.
Bleaching of several teeth
Want to get a whiter smile?
There are methods of teeth whitening. Each has its own primer on their teeth that also varies from person to person. Depending on what color you had from the beginning it may be more or less easy to whiten teeth. Yellow / Brown are easier to bleach than gray / blue shades. But the conditions are right, the result is very good!
Methods for bleaching
The treatment can be carried out either by a dentist or by yourself at home. It depends on the type of bleach. If you bleach at home, you get detailed instructions on how to do it. Improper treatment can cause damage to both teeth and gums. Both methods require repeated treatments and follow-ups at the dentist. The time before you see results will vary.
To whiten your teeth applies to:
- all your fillings are of good quality
- All caries (tooth decay) is treated
- surface coatings or tartar is gone
- your gums are healthy
For sustainable results
For the result to stand longer, of course, continue to be closely with your oral hygiene. The tooth surface can be stained by tobacco, certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea and wine. Avoid things that can stain your teeth for some time after the treatment. If necessary, after a bleaching time repeated.
Keep in mind that bleached teeth that are not root-filled can become extra sensitive to heat and cold. There are usually over after a while. After completion of bleaching teeth should always be strengthened by fluoride treatment.
Miss one or several teeth in one or both jaws can affect the appearance and make it difficult to chew. It is also important for speech. Removable Partial denture provides an opportunity to replace the missing teeth.
A Partial denture usually consists of a metal structure, a plastic material and protested ducks of plastic. The metal makes the prosthesis stable and the plastic material replaces lost gums. Delprotesen supported by the remaining teeth and held in place using clamps.
To get a Partial denture with good functionality and aesthetics required careful planning. The treatment is done in cooperation with both the patient and the dental technician. The dentist begins by determining which of the adjacent teeth to support the prosthesis. Then, the impressions sent to a dental technician. Treatment requires a number of additional visits. Between each visit sent the work to a technician, who eventually finalize the prosthesis.
It can take time to get used to a Partial denture. In the beginning it sore and hurt, because the mouth must adapt to the pressure of the prosthesis. Pressure and chafing occurs almost always in the beginning. The dentist checks the chewing function and the mucous membranes of the mouth in their next visits and adjusts the prosthesis if necessary.
Today, the most common dental filling composite materials, compomers, or plastic as they are called, glass ionomer and amalgam. Dental fillings can also be made as fixed posts or entire dental crowns. When used mostly porcelain-ceramic.
A composite filling consists of a plastic mass which contains small particles of quartz or glass. The advantages of a composite filling is that the material is tooth-colored and it can be attached directly to the tooth.
Composite lasts for about 5-10 years and good material for small repairs. Disadvantages are that they are sensitive to the pressures that hard biting pressure and they gather easily plaque (bacteria coatings). They discolour also easy if you are a smoker.
Glass ionomers are a type of dental filling cement containing fluorine. It is common in dental fillings in milk teeth. The main advantage is the ability to absorb and release fluoride, which can help prevent tooth decay (cavities). This makes the material used by adults when it comes to small cavities or at high risk of new holes. Disadvantages include increased sensitivity to liquid and limited strength.
The aesthetic benefits outweigh because these fillings are very similar to a real tooth, both in terms of color and shape. The same applies as for gold fillings – the dentist cooperates with a dental technician.
Implant gives you new teeth
Implants have several advantages. They can replace one or more missing teeth. An artificial tooth attached to an implant is highly similar to a natural tooth. You can bet that an implant acts as if it were a real tooth root. They are the new “tooth roots.”
Both young and old can be treated. The disadvantage is that the treatment can be perceived as time consuming and cumbersome. Smoking is also a risk of failure high.
How does it happen?
Depending on when you receive the completed work, you can get a temporary tooth replacement protection. On the fixture / fixtures placed the final structure. The time between surgery and the final results will vary depending on several factors. When everything is ready, it is difficult to see the tooth that is artificial.
Usually surgically implant in place during ordinary local anesthesia. Before the surgery, you can get a relaxant for you to feel extra safe and calm. It may bleed after treatment. This is normal and nothing to worry about. During the first few days it may ache slightly and you can become swollen mouth. It will gradually go back completely.
Take care of your new teeth!
Implants require at least as good oral hygiene as your natural teeth. Otherwise there is a risk of infection. Our dental professionals show you how to get really clean. It is important that you go for regular check with us.
Crown and bridge construction
There are many reasons for tooth loss. This may be due to large caries, brittle teeth that are cracked or loose teeth. Many find it harder to smile and talk as usual. Masticatory function deteriorates. There are several ways to solve these problems.
If a tooth has become so damaged that it can not fix it with a normal filling, can be allowed to make a crown. This means that the tooth is ground to give room for the crown material. You and your dentist determines the appropriate color on the tooth. Then, a shutter that is sent to a dental technician.
The technician preparing a model. On this, a crown shape and color match your teeth in general. It can be made of different materials. The most common are porcelain / gold, porcelain / titanium or ceramic materials. If everything fits in the test at the dentist, put the crown using a dental cement.
The treatment requires multiple visits and you get a plastic crown protection in the meantime. If the damaged tooth has lost a large part of the tooth crown and root canal, can be attached to a pin in the root. The crown attaches then the column, that is, the upper part of the pin. The pin is cast by the dental technician in gold or titanium. The dentist may in some cases itself produce a pin. When done, it is usually in a carbon fiber reinforced materials.
If one or more teeth are missing, you can replace it with a bridge. The neighboring teeth are used as support and attachment for the bridge. The supporting teeth are ground to a similar manner as when making a crown. A dental technician produces the bridge by the dentist’s instructions. It can range from 2 up to 14 teeth, that is to say a whole jaw. The material it is made of is the same as for a single crown, porcelain / gold, porcelain / titanium or ceramic materials.
To a crown or a bridge to work as long as possible, it is required that you are careful with your oral hygiene. This applies equally during the actual treatment as when everything is ready. Our dental staff will happily show you how to get really clean. You may also help to develop the hygienic aids that fit your mouth, teeth and restorations best.
Root Canal Root Canal
It may be a sign that something serious has happened. Toothache originating in diseases of the dental pulp, that is, the tissue found within each tooth. The tissue consists primarily of blood vessels and nerve tissue. If the pulp is damaged, it can cause intense pain.
Causes of damage
If the inflammation is not treated pulp can die. The pulp is in a small cavity which narrows and becomes a root canal. If the pulp tissue is dead and injured in the process, the tooth may continue further, it can spread through the root canal out to the tissues around the root and also cause an inflammation of the jawbone. An x-ray can reveal such damage. Damage to the pulp can be acute or chronic. In the acute inflammation can besides toothache fever, swelling, and even a visible pus next current tooth. The chronic inflammation develops insidiously and may exist for years without you noticing. A tooth infection never disappear by itself, but also a “silent” infection must be treated because it can turn to be an acute or spread to other parts of the body.
In most cases, the tooth can be saved with a root canal treatment and root canal. The root canal cleaned of damaged nerve tissue and bacteria. Once the root canal is clean and germ filled it again with a tight root canal. The treatment usually requires several visits and may be perceived as tedious. It is important that the treatment is performed with great accuracy for the result to be successful. It is also necessary to monitor the treatment with x-ray checks your dentist.
Porcelain veneers and porcelain inlays
Teeth with disruptive discoloration, gaps, uneven or unsightly fillings can get help. Veneers or porcelain inlays can provide significant aesthetic improvements. Veneers are usually the incisors and porcelain inlays on the chewing teeth.
A veneer is a replacement for a damaged or discolored part of the enamel on the front of a tooth. It is usually made of porcelain and can be a substitute for a chipped a tooth. Using a facade can also broaden a tooth for filling a disturbing gap.
The dentist begins by removing any damaged enamel and shapes the tooth surface by lightly sanding. The aim is that the facade will cover such as a discoloration and be as thin as possible. A suitable color tested. An impression is taken and sent to a dental technician who produces the facade. After testing the facade can “weld” onto the tooth.
Porcelain inlays or ceramic posts made on teeth further into the mouth. They often replaces a larger caries damaged part of a tooth or large and unsightly fillings.
A porcelain inlays are very similar to a real tooth, both in shape and color. The insert can be with special methods made by the dentist himself, but usually produced in cooperation with a dental technician. The attachment of the post constitutes an important step and is carried out carefully with a special technique.
You will of course take care of their daily oral hygiene just as carefully as usual. Do not forget to clean between the teeth.
Sometimes a tooth is damaged or infected that it will not be saved. The only option is then to remove it.
So does the dentist
The rule is only an X-ray on the current tooth. This is to be sure that there is something that complicates the removal. Teeth and gums stunned properly. Then begins the process of detaching the tooth.
Specific tools that are easy to wedge in between the teeth, can sometimes be used to wiggle loose tooth. When the tooth is loose enough dentist uses pliers to lift it out. Often, tooth loosened and lifted off with the pliers directly. Once the tooth is gone checked the wound. You get bite on a gauze pad for a moment to quietly bleeding.
Where the tooth has been formed a “hole”. For it to heal well, avoid rinsing your mouth, eating and smoking before anesthesia gone out. Wait in any case at least an hour. You can brush your teeth as usual, but avoid the wound during healing time.
Do not suck on the wound and not wasting it with his tongue, although it can be hard to resist. Sometimes the body can react with swelling and pain. This will gradually get better and go back completely. If necessary, you can ease the pain with painkillers.
You who are active in sports where you risk damaging your teeth, must have a protection. The most common are so-called oral additional protection, such as grids. These are attached directly to the helmet and captures blow to the face, the teeth and jaws. In sports where it is not used protection for the head, it is possible to use intraoral protection on the teeth. But such can never fully replace a good extraorally protection.
The intraoral protection cover in addition to your teeth even part of the jawbone. This means that the risk of rejected teeth and käkfrakturer significantly reduced.
Production of intraoral protection
Your dentist begins to take an impression of your teeth and sends it to a dental technician, who produces the mouthpiece of a plastic material. A mouthguard can be designed differently depending on the sport you practice. If you want, you can also get it with different color combinations. Some feel that they get more saliva when they use his mouth. It usually usually wear off after a while.