TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER (TMD) TREATMENT AND REPAIR
The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull. TMD could present as lock jaw, jaw clicking or popping when the jaw moves, swelling around the mouth, pain around the jaw area, under the ears, going down to the shoulders especially when talking, eating, opening the mouth or moving
the jaw, ringing of the ears (Tinnitus) or discomfort when biting or uncomfortable bite.These discomforts can be
eased through surgery done by the competent and
skilled dentists at Karen Dental Hospital.
Book an appointment for your dentist to determine the next
course of TMJ repair and treatment.
FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION (Prosthodontics)
It is not uncommon for patients to need oral reconstruction after accidents, due to oral decay, disorders such as Ectodermal Dysplasia, Ameliogenesis, Dentinogenisis Imperfecta, oral cancer and other issues affecting the function and appearance of the oral structures and the mouth.
Full mouth reconstruction is done by qualified Prosthodontist as the procedures may require extensive
surgery and specialized care.The procedures in this category include dental prosthetics,
crowns, bridges, veneers, jaw reconstruction surgery and everything
that will be necessary to guaranteeyou the
perfect smile you deserve.
Book an appointment with us today.
Dental implants are little titanium screws placed in the jawbone and used to hold false teeth in the case that the root of the tooth is absent. They have been used for many years in dentistry and are considered a safe mode of treatment. Installation of dental implants is a minor procedure done under local anesthetic unless under special conditions.
Children are important to us. Their smiles light up the sky and their picture-perfect teeth should be right there, shining as they do. We make that happen.
Our pediatric dental services treat and maintain your children’s teeth ensuring that their precious smiles are permanent.
Sometimes, the blood vessels or nerves can suffer decay or injury. In those cases, a root canal may be necessary. Endodontic treatment or root canal is the treatment of decayed nerves and blood vessels affecting the tooth root. A tooth that requires root canal treatment may form dark lines or patches that may or may not be accompanied by pain.
Dental bridges are often used to replace one or more missing teeth. How this works is that a crown is placed on the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth attached to them in order to fill the gap. Dental bridges are permanent and cannot be removed as they are cemented into place.
A crown, or a cap, is used in the restoration of parts of teeth damaged by breakage, decay or to protect a root filling and even to hold dentures in place. They are usually made of porcelain (Porcelain bonded and porcelain crowns), ceramics or gold. All- ceramic crowns are metal free varieties of crowns available while gold alloy crowns come in silver and gold colours. The rest come in white.
Dental implants are little titanium screws placed in the jawbone and used to hold false teeth in the case that the root of the tooth is absent. They have been used for many years in dentistry and are considered a safe mode of treatment. Installation of dental implants is a minor procedure done under local anaesthetic unless under special conditions.
When teeth become too weak or rotten to be repaired, they are likely to be pulled out. This is usually done under local anaesthesia at the clinic.
It is advised that a few guidelines are followed whenever teeth are extracted. These are:
Dentures are acrylic or metallic moulds used to replace missing teeth in order to restore a perfect smile and prevent the remaining teeth from growing into the space the missing teeth left. There are two types of dentures in common usage: partial dentures and full/complete dentures. Full dentures replace all the teeth in the mouth and fit snugly over the gums while partial dentures fill spaces left my missing individual or multiple teeth and are supported by the existing teeth.
Teeth cleaning and polishing is a preventative dental procedure that prevents gum disease. It can also be used for the treatment of plaque, the silky coating that constantly forms on teeth as well as tartar removal. This is mostly done professionally when the plaque build-up is threatening to cause gum disease.
We however encourage and give advice on how to properly care for your teeth without the need for professional teeth cleaning services. These teeth hygiene routine pillars are explained to you and shown to you during or after your teeth cleaning appointment.
Installation of dental fillings is commonly done in patients whose teeth are chipped, worn out or suffer cavities. This is a professional restorative dental service done by a qualified dentist. How it works is that the dentist takes out the cavity or the part worn out or decayed and fills it with any of these kinds of fillings that suit your specific needs.
As we grow older, our teeth grow darker in shade due to a host of reasons like tartar development, tea, cigarette smoking, antibiotics and other things we consume that could alter our teeth color. Teeth can also darken due to extended antibiotic use. In these cases, teeth whitening is used to lighten the color of the tooth enamel. While this procedure does not return teeth to their natural shade, it does make the existing shade lighter and more presentable.
Installation of dental veneers is a simple procedure where a local anesthetic is sometimes used to reduce discomfort during the procedure. Most times, there is very little preparation needed though sometimes a part of the enamel being repaired can be removed. The dental veneer used to replace this will be as thin or thick as the piece removed in order to retain the shape of the tooth.