Amelogenesis Imperfecta: Causes, Types, Treatment, Radiograph

amelogenesis

What is Amelogenesis Imperfecta? Amelogenesis Imperfecta or AI is a rare congenital disease of the tooth. In Amelogenesis imperfecta, there will be abnormal development of the Enamel. Tooth with AI will be small, yellow or brown in color and very prone to damage. The incidence of the disease varies from 1:700 to 1:1400 people depending on the geography1Crawford PJ, Aldred M, Bloch-Zupan A. Amelogenesis imperfecta. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2007;2:17.. It is also known as Enamel dysplasia, AI, Brown Enamel or Brown Opalescent Teeth. What causes Amelogenesis Imperfecta? Amelogenesis imperfecta is a rare genetical disease…

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Tooth Senstivity – 10 Biggest reasons behind it

tooth sensitivity

Do you encounter pain while having to ice-cold beverages or acidic foods? Do you have the same problem when you brush or floss your teeth?  Then you are at right place for information. You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity. Here, we are going to discuss 10 biggest causes for tooth sensitivity. 1. You brush with too much force. Brushing with too much of force can be the reason for tooth sensitivity. When you brush with force and hard bristles of the toothbrush, over time, you may remove a thin…

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Dental bridge – Importance, Types and Treatment

dental bridge

The dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Bridges are fixed as they are cemented in their supporting teeth or is may be fixed to the implant which is adjacent to the missing teeth. What is the importance of replacing the missing teeth? It is very important to replace the missing teeth. Replacing your missing teeth or restoring your ability to properly chew and speak besides its cosmetic advantages, in addition, space caused by missing teeth may allow your surrounding teeth to sift…

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Classification of impression materials

impression materials

Impression materials Any substance or combination of substances used to record an impression or negative reproduction those are called are impression materials. Impression technique A method and manner used in making a negative likeness. Classification 1. Based on material use A. Inelastic or rigid Impression plaster Zinc oxide eugenol Compound wax B. Elastic Alginate Polysulphide Silicone Polyether Elastomers Agar 2. Based on setting of materials A. Chemical reaction POP ZnOE Alginate Silicone B. Physical change Agar-agar 3. Based on viscosity A. Mucostatic Impression plaster Agar Light body elastomer B. Mucosuppressive…

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Local Anesthesia – Action, theories, classification and composition

Local Anesthesia Local anesthesia has been defined as loss of sensation in a circumscribed area of the body caused by depression of excitation of nerve ending or inhibition of conduction of process in peripheral nerve.1Handbook of local anesthesia- SF Malamed 6th edition ch1 p2 What is local anesthesia? Local anesthesia is a mixture of some chemicals or chemical products. It helps in achieving desired numbness in the body during dental or medical surgeries to get rid of the pain. It is an important feature of local anesthesia is that to…

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Classification of instruments in operative dentistry

operative instruments

Introduction The term instrument refers to a tool, device on an implement uses for specific purpose or type of work and is preferred in profession or scientific field as precision items are generally required to perform specific procedure. G.V. Black Classification is first acceptable nomenclature and classification for hand instrument. Materials used in making the instruments Hand cutting instruments are generally made up of mainly following items, those are: Stainless steel Carbon steel Some instruments are also made up of mixture of carbide. Some alloy can also be used to…

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