If you find that your partial dentures are loose or uncomfortable to wear, especially while chewing foods, Sanjeevani Dental Clinic can offer you a more comfortable solution. When our patients cannot accommodate a normal plastic partial denture, a flexible partial denture can be offered as an alternative. This is because flexible dentures adjust easily to any irregularities in the mouth to provide a fit that is more comfortable and effective.
Perfect for your mouth
Designed to accommodate even the most awkward of bite types, Changing Faces® flexible partial dentures will fit perfectly with the parts of your mouth that many conventional hard plastic bases cannot. By working closely with the unique shape of your mouth, we will help you achieve a well fitting, stable denture. Because of the flexible fit no metal clasps are required.
More natural looking
Completely natural looking to restore your smile.
Long lasting injection moulded, flexible resin.
Quicker to create and fit than a conventional partial denture.
No need for denture adhesive to increase the retention of your dentures.
Tips For safety of Flexible Denture.
Cleanse the Flexible Denture daily and keep it in water or your cleaner whenever it is not being worn.
Toothpaste and toothbrushes may scratch or dull the surface of your Flexible Denture. Be sure to remove your Flexible Denture whenever you brush your natural teeth.
Please keep the Flexible Denture out of reach from pets. Dogs and other pets find dental appliances to be attractive chew toys.
Small accidents such as dropping the Flexible Denture in the sink or on the floor will not damage the Denture, but may cause the teeth to fracture. Please handle the appliance with care.
Gum Treatment & Surgeries
Early symptoms of gum disease include gum bleeding without pain. Pain is a symptom of more advanced gum disease as the loss of bone around the teeth leads to the formation of gum pockets. Bacteria in these pockets cause gum infection, swelling, pain, and further bone destruction. Advanced gum disease can cause loss of otherwise healthy teeth.
Gum disease is caused by toxins secreted by bacteria in “plaque” that accumulate over time along the gum line. This plaque is a mixture of food, saliva, and bacteria.
How is gum disease treated?
Treatment of early gum disease involves oral hygiene and removal of bacterial plaque. Moderate to advanced gum disease usually requires a thorough cleaning of the teeth and teeth roots called “root planing” and “subgingival curettage.” Root planing is the removal of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from exposed teeth roots while subgingival curettage refers to the removal of the surface of the inflamed layer of gum tissue. Both of these procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and may be accompanied by the use of oral antibiotics to overcome gum infection or abscess.
What is Periodontitis?
It is a progressive inflammatory disease of the gums and the surrounding tissue around the teeth. It is commonly known as gum disease and was referred to as pyorrhea in the old days. It is estimated that up to 80% of the population above the age of 40 may suffer from this disease with the severity varying drastically from one person to another. Periodontitis is the number one cause of tooth loss after the age of 40.
If you notice any of the following signs, schedule an appointment immediately:
Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth.
Red, swollen or tender gums.
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
Bad breath that doesn’t go away.
Pus between your teeth and gums.
A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
A change in the fit of partial dentures.
BioSonic – LASER Scaling
BioSonic – LASER – Scaling / Cleaning
Scaling/cleaning of teeth is a procedure by which the dentist through an ultramodern BioSonic Scaler which removes the plaque, tartar & food particles from the tooth surface and surface of restorations. Tartar/ Calculus appear as yellow /brown/blackish hard deposits between gums and teeth.
Scaling is done by BioSonic ultra sonic machine which does not cause any harm or scratches on the natural tooth structure. No local anesthesia is given for this procedure as this is virtually painless procedure.
Why do I need a LASER – Scaling / Cleaning?
Excessive deposition of tartar over a period of time leads to mobility of teeth and unhealthy gums. External stains on the teeth which cannot be removed by simple brushing can be removed by scaling and polishing.
External stains on the teeth are caused by smoking, tobacco, tea & coffee intake etc. Sometimes even if a person does not have these habits still stains are observed. That is because of few chromogenic bacteria present in the saliva which causes these stains.
Myths about Scaling of teeth
Teeth becomes weaker.
Mobility of teeth post scaling is a myth as teeth can only get better and healthier after scaling. Presence of tartar holds the shaky teeth intact psychologically, but actually it is causing a negative impact on the natural attachment of gums and teeth.
Gaps are increased than before.
In some cases there are gaps between teeth which gets covered by tooth colored tartar. On removal of this tartar the patient feels the gap has occurred due to cleaning of teeth which is wrong.
Sensitivity appeared which was not there prior to the scaling procedure.
As the tartar is removed the concealed part of the teeth is exposed to the oral environment thereby causing mild to moderate sensitivity to the teeth which is transient. This sensitivity vanishes in a day or two. Most of the patients do not even experience this sensitivity.
LASER – Filling
Laser dental fillings are a great, high-tech alternative to standard amalgam or composite fillings. Many people dread going to the dentist because of the heat, noise and vibration caused by the standard dental drill. The laser dental filling procedure eliminates that, and many times may even eliminate the need for injections that most everyone dislikes.
Another benefit of the laser filling procedure is its biocompatibilty, and the way it protects and preserves the oral immune system and ultimately the body’s immune system. Cosmetically, laser dental fillings do not discolor or shrink over time, and restore teeth to their original appearance and beauty, while preserving the structural engineering and functionality of the tooth.
The Laser Filling Procedure
The laser cleaning procedure :-
First of all, if the cavity/decayed area is small, and not close to the nerve, the typical injection of anesthetic may not be required. This is because the laser which is used to remove the decay produces no vibration or excess heat which would cause discomfort or pain. LASER is targeted with pinpoint accuracy to remove only the decay and the damaged area of a tooth, without harming any adjacent vital tooth structure. Even the tiniest of cavities that traditional dentistry would ignore until they were large enough to drill and fill in the conventional way, can be treated with the laser filling procedure.
The laser filling procedure :-
Once the decay is removed and the area thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, a tooth-colored, biocompatible (biologically friendly to the body) glass-composite filling compound is injected into place. Then, another laser is used to harden and bond this material to the tooth structure. Once it is hardened and fused to the tooth, it actually becomes a part of the tooth. The tooth is then restored to its original beauty and strength, so that normal biting and chewing forces will not affect or weaken it.
Completed tooth with new laser filling in place :-
The biocompatible compound that has been bonded to the tooth will not weaken or discolor over time, nor does it have the characteristic cracking or leaking qualities associated with other filling compounds, because it is based on strong, tooth-like materials, and the laser bonds and fuses it into place. Also, the tooth has not been weakened or distorted by the traditional “drill and fill” method.
Cosmetic Smile Designing
Cosmetic Smile Designing or Dentistry is an area of dentistry that seeks to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Cosmetic Dentist like Dr. Prem Pankaj, can whiten teeth, replace missing teeth, and repair chipped teeth through a variety of cosmetic dentistry options, including tooth bleaching, porcelain veneers, dental implants, bonding, dental crowns, and bridges.
We live in a beauty conscious society. No wonder, the smile on the face adds to one?s charms & beauty but it has a more important role of improving one?s self image. It is rightly said that smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Bonding restores teeth that have suffered damage such as chips/fractures, are with gaps and that are discoloured or misaligned. Strong durable tooth coloured plastic resins are used to rebuild the teeth and make them look normal. Addition of composites i.e. tooth coloured filling material can recontour and redesign your smile dramatically.
After (process done by ceramic laminate technique)
Non invasive technique in which teeth restoration is done without hampering the teeth’s enamel structure. Previously capping was required to treat teeth gaps and normal chipping of teeth, but now a days ceramic laminate is done.
Gaps in teeth (Before)
Result after treatment
Bleaching is a simple procedure which is recommended to every patient who is having healthy teeth which are darker or yellowish than the desired shade to lighten stains due to tea, coffee, tobacco, food and age. Bleaching or LASER Scaling can give you a brighter whiter and pleasant smile can be achieved.
Braces & Clipping (Orthodontics)
Dental Braces & Clipping
Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. Dental braces or orthodontic braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Most advanced system – We use MBT-022 Brackets system for best results.
Whether braces are suitable for me?
Know your braces
The first step is to determine whether braces are suitable for the patient. The doctor consults with the patient and inspects the teeth visually. If braces are appropriate, a records appointment is set up where X-rays, molds, and impressions are made. These records are analyzed to determine the problems and proper course of action.
Typical treatment times vary from six months to two and a half years depending on the complexity and types of problems.
Age between 12-35 years can undergo this treatment.
Caring for your braces !
Brushing : Special orthodontic brush should be used while brushing teeth.
Eating: Non sticky food, soft food
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that an Oral Implantologist like Dr. Prem Pankaj places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, failure of endodontics, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental Implants Can – Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth, support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture & provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Dental Implants are indicated as a treatment option for :-
Replacing a Single Tooth
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing All of Your Teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots
Fixed Teeth Replacement
Fixed Teeth Replacement (Crown & Bridges)
If something unfortunate happens to your teeth, it is important to consult your dentist Dr. Prem Pankaj, Prosthodontist, to minimize the impact on your entire mouth. Missing teeth can allow the surrounding teeth to become displaced. Cracked or damaged teeth should be fixed to save as much of the tooth as possible.
By taking care of dental problems immediately, you minimize the risk of future problems.
Crowns fix and protect teeth that are so damaged or diseased that they need more support than a simple filling.
Bridges replace missing teeth and offer support for the surrounding teeth to help retain the integrity of the jaw and face structure.
Crowns, also known as caps, restore damaged teeth and mimics the shape, size and color of the surrounding teeth. Crowns are indicated for cracked teeth and teeth with deep cavities; to protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; and to cover poorly shaped or discolored teeth. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, or newer restorative materials like metal free ceramics. They are custom-made and fitted for each patient in conformation with the size and length of the natural teeth. Crowns typically last five to eight years, but can last much longer with proper oral hygiene.
A bridge stabilizes the bite of a patient who is missing one or more teeth. Bridges prevent the surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the mouth. A missing tooth that is not replaced may cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and require removal, compromising oral health or change the shape of the face and diminish the beauty of a smile.
Unlike partial dentures, bridges are permanent; patients need not remove them. The missing tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two crowns (caps), which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth.
Bridges can be used to replace a small number of missing teeth if the neighboring teeth are sufficiently strong.
RALA – R.C.T.
RALA – R.C.T. (Root Canal Treatment)
Root canal treatment is needed for two main reasons. The first is infection. The second reason for a root canal is damage to the pulp that can’t be fixed. An untreated cavity is a common cause of pulp infection. The decay erodes the enamel and dentin of the tooth until it reaches a root canal. This allows bacteria to infect the pulp. Antibiotics can’t get to infections inside teeth. The inflammation caused by the infection reduces the blood supply to the tooth. The reduced blood supply also keeps the pulp from healing.
Why only RALA technique for R.C.T.
RCT is done everywhere but sometimes pain may occur during treatment. To prevent occurence of pain we specialise in RVG & Apex Locator Assisted RCT (RALA – RCT). RVG (X-Ray) and Apex loactor are used in conjunction to determine the length of teeth so during RCT there is almost no chances of pain occurence. Obturation & RCT is done at utmost accuracy in this RALA system.
Saving your Teeth with Root Canal Treatment
Your tooth might need a root canal if:-
It hurts when you bite down on it, touch it or push on it
It is sensitive to heat
It is sensitive to cold for more than a couple of seconds
There is swelling near the tooth
It is discolored (whether it hurts or not)
It is broken
Cleaning and shaping your root canals
First, your dentist makes an opening in your tooth and removes any fillings and decay. Then your dentist removes unhealthy pulp with tiny, flexible, files. Using delicate, up-and-down motions, your dentist gently cleans and smoothens your canals to prepare them for the canal-filling materials.
After the pulp has been removed from your root canals and they have been smoothened, your root canals will be filled. Your dentist may fill the canals with tiny cone-shaped pieces of gutta-percha, a firm, rubber like material, or use another dental material. A sealer cement is used to seal the filling material into place.
After the inside of your tooth has been treated, the outside will be restored. To protect your tooth’s underlying structures and give your tooth a healthy appearance, and if your tooth needs extra support, your dentist may remove some gutta-percha and insert a post before the filling and crown are applied.
A post, stainless steel or another metal, is sometimes cemented into your root canal to build up your tooth after root canal therapy.
A filling, usually silver or a tooth-coloured dental material, may be used to fill the opening in the top of your tooth.
A crown, usually gold or porcelain, may be used to cover a tooth that has a large opening after root canal therapy.
Regular Dental & Oral Check up
Most children and adults should visit their dentist for a regular cleaning and check up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have dental check ups more than twice a year. Tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the many factors that we consider when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning and check up.
Going to your regular check ups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease, oral cancer and cavities. The best way to maintain good oral health is to visit your dentist on a regular basis.
Strict 5 stages of Detal Instrument Sterilization
As we know that in today’s world infections are easily spread, we follow strict protocols of sterilization prior to any dental examination and treatment.
Mechanical Cleaning with Bibforte
Packaging of Dental Instruments
Auto suction B-Class AUTOCLAV
U-V Chamber Storage
Auto suction B-Class AUTOCLAV
Packaging of dental instruments
UV Chamber for sterilized instrument storage
Why do I need a dental check-up?
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
How often should I have a dental check-up?
After your check-up, your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit. The time to your next check-up could be as short as three months or as long as two years (or up to one year if you’re under 18).