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May 15, 2018
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Hygiene recare visit dental cleaning

Most people call dental hygiene appointments “dental cleaning appointments.”  A hygiene appointment, also called recare appointment, is more than just teeth cleaning.

Some people ignore or miss hygiene appointments and visit the dentist only when they have dental pain. Your visit to the dentist is not just about treating cavities or managing pain. Besides, when it hurts, you often need costly and aggravating treatment. The key to good oral health is prevention.

Did you know that many cavities and signs of gum disease can only be revealed by x-rays and comprehensive dental examination?

Did you know that bleeding gums can be a key early warning sign for over 20 serious medical disorders, including diabetes, heart disease, lymphomas, and cancers of the colon and other organs?

In fact, there are many reasons why your hygiene visit “is not just teeth cleaning.” During your hygiene recare visit, we do the following for you:

  1. Take x-rays to check for decay on the sides of the teeth and for bone health.
  2. Check your teeth for cavities,
  3. Check your existing restorations for leaks or cracks,
  4. Check you gum around every tooth to exclude gum disease,
  5. Check your teeth for shifting or mobility,
  6. Check your TMJ for any signs of stress or dysfunction,
  7. Do an oral cancer screening for the mouth and surrounding areas,
  8. Check your mouth for any signs of systemic diseases,
  9. Remove plaque, tartar, and stains form your teeth above and under the gum line,
  10. Review your oral hygiene and home care habits.
  11. Check your smile, and the color of your teeth for enamel staining.

During your preventive dental visit, all findings are recorded. We discuss the results of assessments and answer your questions. Every finding recorded can play a role, not only in maintaining good oral health, but can be related to your total health.

Therefore, you do not want to miss your hygiene recare appointments. Schedule your next hygiene appointment before leaving our office. Do not put off your next hygiene appointment. The evaluations and services we do during your hygiene appointment can prevent future serious and more expensive problems.

April 29, 2018
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تعويضات الأسنان المفقودة

تخيل فقدان بعض أو كل أسنانك العلوية و ما يسببه هذا من صعوبة في التحدث أو الأكل ، وابتسامة محرجة. لحسن الحظ ، هناك العديد من الخيارات  لتعويض الأسنان المفقودة. وتشمل هذه الخيارات الجسور الثابتة ، أطقم الأسنان ، وزراعة الأسنان. كل خيار له مزاياه وعيوبه.

أطقم الأسنان
هذه البدائل القابلة للإزالة بمعرفة المريض تمتد أيضا على مساحة الأسنان المفقودة.  يستبدل الطقم الكلي كامل الأسنان المفقودة في أحد الفكين ويرتكز على اللثة أويثبت على زرعات الأسنان . الأطقم الجزئية تحل محل سنة واحدة أو بضع الأسنان المفقودة وتثبت بالأسنان الأطقم الجزئية بالمشابك.في الأسنان على جانبي الفراغ. أطقم الأسنان تصنع من البلاستيك المعلق على قاعدة بلاستيكية. عادة ما تكون أطقم الأسنان القابلة للإزالة هي البديل الأقل تكلفة لتعويض الأسنان المفقودة. يمكن دعم معظم أطقم الأسنان القابلة للإزالة عن طريق زراعة الأسنان مما يجعلها أكثر استقرارًا و وجود زرعات الأسنان يمنع انكماش العظام تحت طقم الأسنان.

الجسور الثابتة
هذه البدائل الثابتة تملأ مساحة الأسنان المفقودة.  يتكون الجسر الثابت من الأسنان المستعاضة مثبته بتيجان على كل جانب. و تحتاج تيجان الأسنان الى اسنان على جانبي الفراغ خالية من أمراض اللثة و محاطة بقدر كافي من العظام. يتم لزق التيجان بالأسنان على جانبي الفجوة المتسببة من فقد الأسنان. كما يمكن تثبيت هذه التيجان على زرعات أسنان. ولأن التيجان الثابتة تلزق بالأسنان فانه لا يمكن للمريض ازالتها. الجسور الثابتة يمكن أن تكون مصنوعة من المعدن المغطى بالخزف أو من الزركونيا الخالية من المعدن.

زراعة الأسنان
زرعة الأسنان هي جذر تيتانيوم صغير يوضع في العظم تحت اللثة. يتم استخدام الزرعة لدعم جسر ثابت أو طقم أسنان قابل للإزالة. عادة ما تكون زراعة الأسنان هي أغلى بديل لتعويض الأسنان المفقودة. كما تحتاج زراعة الأسنان الى كمية كافية من عظام الفك لتثبيت الزرعة. ولكن لزراعة الأسنان العديد من المزايا. فتبدوالأسنان المستعاضة بشكل أقرب للطبيعي. كما تمنع زرعات الأسنان انكماش عظام الفك.

يسعدنا مناقشة الخيار المناسب لك. إذا كان لديك أسئلة حول استبدال الأسنان ، يرجى الاتصال بنا أو تحديد موعد لاستشارة مع طبيب الأسنان الدكتور ياسر السويفي.

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May 19, 2015
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The main objective of dental treatment is to save teeth. However, tooth extraction is sometimes necessary. When a tooth is extracted, the bone and gum surrounding the extracted tooth often shrink very quickly.

What Happens after Tooth Extraction?

About 40% of alveolar height and 60% of alveolar width is lost within 6 months after tooth. The bone shrinkage causes collapse of the alveolar ridge, loss of width and height of bone, and a defect that may interfere with future tooth replacement by a bridge or a dental implant.

  • If a bridge is planned, the defect often causes esthetic failure and compromises the final results.
  • If a dental implant is planned, it is best to place the implant at the time of tooth extraction (immediate implant placement). Otherwise, the bone shrinks, causing a defect in width and height of the alveolar ridge. This can prevent tooth replacement with a dental implant. Often these cases require bone grafting (ridge augmentation) before an implant is placed. These problems can be prevented by a procedure called socket preservation or ridge preservation.
                                            Socket preservation after tooth extraction  

What is Socket Preservation?

Socket preservation or ridge preservation is a procedure to reduce bone shrinkage after tooth extraction. Reducing bone shrinkage preserves the alveolar ridge. Socket preservation at the time of tooth extraction can save you the need to have a more invasive procedure in the future to rebuild the lost bone structure around the extracted tooth.

How is Socket Preservation Done?

The tooth is carefully and atrumatically extracted. The socket is filled with a bone graft or a bone substitute. The graft is covered by a membrane, which is sutured in place. The bone graft is remodeled and replaced by the patient’ own bone. Both the bone graft and membrane allow the extraction socket to heal with little if any bone shrinkage. This saves the patient from the need for extensive ridge augmentation to facilitate restorative dentistry. The following post operative was actually taken immediately after the tooth was extracted. Notice that the socket looks full of bone.  

By Bucktown Dental Associates
November 12, 2014
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The most important thing for any dentist is to ensure all patients are relaxed, comfortable and anxiety-free.

relaxing before your dental appointmentDo you find yourself nervous and jittery before your upcoming dental appointment? Perhaps you’ve cancelled multiple times already and you’re thinking about backing out. Before you do, please consider these options for calming your dental phobia. After all, while dental checkups aren’t always the most fun, they are extremely important for finding and treating dental problems. Early detection is key to maintaining a healthy smile. Therefore, your Bucktown dentist is offering some helpful tips that other patients have used to quell their dental fears:

Learn deep relaxation and breathing techniques. When people panic, their breathing becomes labored and shallow, making the whole dental visit a stressful event. Next time, download deep relaxation podcasts before your upcoming visit so that you have something soothing to listen to. Distractions are always a good way to keep your mind off your checkup.

If the thought of having someone chatting into your headphones while you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair makes you antsier, then consider listening to calming, gentle music instead. Create a dental playlist before your upcoming appointment so you’re not spending time searching for the right music. We recommend soothing instrumental music rather than music that’s going to rev you up. After all, if you can make your experience feel more like a day at the spa then a dental visit, we’ll bet you’ll be a happy camper.

Call your dentist if you have any concerns or questions. It’s important that you feel comfortable with anyone who is taking your health in his hands. We want you to feel at ease with us so we can help you with your dental fears. That means calling us when you need to so we can ease your worried mind.

Talk to us beforehand about establishing a “stop” signal. This will help you feel in control during the procedure and also let me know when you are feeling uncomfortable. Let’s come up with a “stop” plan before your next dental visit.

If these tips sound all well and good but haven’t worked for you in the past, then talk to us about sedation dentistry in Bucktown. We understand that for some the fear is pretty deep rooted. In these cases, the only way to fully relax is with sedation. We offer oral sedation (anti-anxiety medications) and inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide), which allows patients to fully relax during their visit without uncomfortable side effects. If you have questions about sedation dentistry in Bucktown before your next visit, give us a call today. Sedation could help abate your dental fears.

October 21, 2014
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Beautiful Smile. Less Time. Clear Braces for Adults


Fast orthodontic braces

Are you one of many adults who want straight teeth but feel stuck because you do not want to have the metal-mouth look of braces?

Modern orthodontic techniques have improved significantly over the last 20 years. Now, there are effective and safe orthodontic techniques that fit adult lifestyle. These orthodontic techniques include clear aligners, such as ClearCorrect, and clear braces (invisible braces), such as Cfast. Combined with the skill, experience, and education of the dentist, patients can now get impressive results with less discomfort and in a short treatment time.

Clear aligners:

Clear tray-style aligners such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect are great cosmetic orthodontic techniques. They are clear and almost invisible. However, they have few major disadvantages:

1-    Clear aligners - ClearCorrect need compliance as they do not work unless worn 22 hours a day.

2-    Clear aligners - ClearCorrect are not effective for achieving significant tooth movement,

3-    Clear aligners - ClearCorrect often take much longer to work compared to regular braces. 

Clear Braces

Modern clear orthodontic braces such as Cfast are virtually invisible. Cfast braces are highly resistant to staining and discoloring that can be caused by coffee or tea. The Cfast braces technique utilized tooth-colored titanium wires. The titanium wires are secured to the braces using stain-resistant clear elastics. Collectively, the Cfast braces components disappear in the mouth.

How is orthodontic treatment fast?

Orthodontic wires normally produce friction when tied to braces. Modern orthodontic braces produce far less friction with wires. The minimalfriction of Cfastbraces makes teeth move much faster. In addition, orthodontic Titanium wires, because of their flexibility, allow teeth to move faster compared to the traditional stiff stainless steel wires. The flexibility of titanium wires also causes little or no discomfort during treatment.