Is it necessary to replace Old Dental Crowns

Replacing Old Dental Crowns: Is it Necessary? If you have golden dental crowns implanted in your teeth, you will not need to replace them for preventive measures. This has been confirmed by a noted dentist, Dr. Terry Donovan, chairman of Biomaterials at the Chapel Hill School of Dentistry North Carolina. The family dentist anchorage goes […]

What cause toothache

Dental pain is an abnormal sensation caused by problems involving the teeth. Toothache pain can be caused by various reasons, a few of which are decribed below. An exposed tooth neck, for example, can cause dental pain The transition zone of enamel into cementum (cementoenamel junction) is not always seamless, and sometimes a bit of […]

Jaw and Facial Pain

Man with tooth pain

Often dentists are confronted with patients who are suffering from head and facial pain. The pain is often not only dental but has a complex mix of causes. Facial Pain Causes Let´s start with pain in the Jaw Joint. Jaw joint pain can be acute or chronic. The most common cause of acute jaw joint […]

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is used to treat facial pain

Osteopathy and Facial Pain Often dentists are confronted with patients who are suffering from head and facial pain. The pain is often not only dental but has a complex mix of causes. A common cause is muscular pain, the source of which is situated far from the head. An interdisciplinary approach can often help patients […]

Retainer - Orthodontics

All About Retainers and Orthodontics Our bodies do not like pressure! You know the phenomenon: Press your thumb onto your skin and the area around it turns white. The reason is that by applying pressure you are compressing the skin blood vessels – the blood is pushed out of the area and the skin turns […]

Dental Brace - Orthodontics

Dental Brace in Orthodontics Our body doesn't like pressure! As you know, when you press on your skin with your finger the area goes white. This is because by pressing you also press on the skin’s blood vessels – pushing away the blood in that area. This has no effect when done for a short […]

Separating - Teeth Surfaces

Separating Rubbers

Separating - Surfaces Between Teeth In dentistry, “separating” means disrupting the contact surfaces between teeth. At the contact surfaces, our teeth touch each other. If one would like to work in these spots, the contact must be disrupted; this is called "separating". This is done with so-called rubbers called separating rubbers. Why is this done? […]

Incognito in Dentistry

Incognito - A Special Orthodontic Therapy Incognito is the medical term for a special orthodontic therapy. Unlike common braces that are attached facing the cheeks, Incognito is anchored facing the tongue in the oral cavity. The process to produce the brackets takes more work, but presents an alternative for people suffering from a malocclusion who […]

Bite Analysis

Bite Analysis in Dentistry A bite analysis is used to determine the position of the lower jaw in relation to the upper jaw. With regard to its position vis-à-vis the upper jaw, the lower jaw is not positioned in a permanent fashion; i.e., its optimal position is recalculated over and over by the brain based […]

Tooth Banding in Orthodontics

Tooth Banding in Orthodontics - How and Why?   Tooth banding is a slang term in orthodontics that refers to the placing of metal bands on the teeth, usually on the molars. The actual bracket is welded to the bands. At a later point in time, a wire will be incorporated into the brackets. These […]

Orthodontics and Orthopedics

Orthodontics and Orthopedics in Dentistry Orthodontics is the field of science that deals with the alignment of teeth and jaws, as well as with tooth movement. The position of our teeth within the jaw depends on many factors. These include: The size of the jaw, the strength and the shape of the periodontal musculature and […]

Bracket Inspection

Bracket Inspection

Bracket Inspection of Orthodontic Braces Bracket inspection refers to bracket removal after orthodontic treatment with permanent braces. On the picture you see a female patient with permanent braces. There is a distinction between the wire and the brackets. The wire is removed first, followed by the brackets. The removal itself is pain free, but the […]

Separation Rubber Band

Separation Rubber Band in Dentistry The separation rubber band is a tool that helps with the dissolution of teeth contact areas. Our teeth border each other at the contact areas. If you want to work within these areas, tooth contact needs to be dissolved. This is also referred to as "separating". There will be more […]

Orthodontic Brackets

Orthodontic Brackets

Orthodontic Brackets in Dentistry In orthodontics, a “bracket” is the term used for the restraining element on permanent braces.   Brackets are glued to the tooth surface by special gluing techniques, thus creating the starting point for tooth realignment with attached permanent braces. In the dental video "Gluing Brackets" you can see the gluing procedure […]

Bracket Gluing in Dentistry

Gluing of Dental Brackets in Dentistry   Bracket gluing refers to the attachment of brackets to the teeth at the beginning of treatment through permanent braces. Frequently, metal straps are used instead of brackets in order to anchor certain special apparatuses to the teeth, such as headgear and Quad-Helix. Metal straps have a higher stability […]

Aligners and Orthodontic Apparatuses

What are Aligners and Orthodontic Apparatuses? Aligners are orthodontic apparatuses that can correct teeth misalignments almost invisibly. Misalignment treatment with the aligner technology requires the patient to wear a series of transparent splints called aligners. These aligners are produced from thin, transparent foils created according to the orthodontist’s specifications by using a sophisticated, computer-based process. […]