Can veneers be replaced?

Veneers enhance the beauty of your smile. In fact, if you are concerned about the shape and size of your teeth, you can address these issues by simply having veneers done. However, what can be done in case your veneers are damaged? Is it possible to have them replaced, and if so, what will the […]

Getting used to wearing Dentures

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First time denture wearers are likely to include some form of discomfort, this is a normal occurrence but careful corrections to the denture should be made allowing the mould to settle over the period of a week.   Below are some tips to avoid the regular pitfalls for those who are thinking of getting dentures […]

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 are Dental Fillings?

A variety of dental fillings

All about the application of fillings in dentistry Which is the right filling, what types are there available, where, when and how? The trend is towards white fillings and away from amalgam, titanium and gold. What was once a sign of prosperity a few years ago, namely a mouth full of gold inlays is no […]

What is a Root Post?

Root post preparation

Root posts in dentistry A root post is used for the retention of artificial teeth If a tooth has been destroyed by a deep cavity so that there’s nothing left of the tooth’s original crown, then it won’t be possible to fit that tooth with a crown, because the crown woudn’t have any hold. There […]

The Right Bite

X-Ray of Jaw Area

The Right Bite - Dentistry going through Change CMD, pain in the jaw, occlusion, pain in the jaw joint – these are the subject of frequent internet searches and it’s always about the jaw joint. What’s new about the right bite and functional analysis? We’d not only like to give you a little specialist knowledge […]

Ceramic Inlays and Veneers

Ceramic inlays nowadays are essentially divided into two components: the ceramic material and the attachment. The ceramic material is essentially the filling, and the attachment (fixing composite, adhesive and similar substances) fixes it in place in the tooth. Ceramic components are supplied and prepared by dental laboratories (e.g. feldspar and glass ceramics) or prefabricated industrially […]

Excavating for a Root Pin

By "excavating" we mean the preparation of the root canal for a root pin. Every addition to a tooth e.g. a crown or root caps, needs a certain retention on the tooth. If there is only very little available on the tooth more hold can be won with the help of a root pin – […]

Bite Templates

Bite Templates in Dentistry   Bite templates are used in order to determine the jaw position/relation in people without teeth or with severely reduced teeth. The position of the lower jaw is not constant. An example of this phenomenon is when you wake up in the morning and your two jaws don’t fit as well […]

Pressure Points in Dentistry

What are Pressure Points in Dentistry? In dentistry, the term “pressure point” refers to prosthesis pressure points. If the base of a prosthesis doesn’t fit the jaw precisely or if the prosthesis was not well executed, this may lead to prosthesis pressure points. In the video "Pressure Points" you see such a pressure point – […]

Ceramic Inlay

Amalgamfüllungen und Keramikinlays zum Vergleich

Ceramic Inlay in Dentistry A ceramic inlay is a dental filling made of ceramic and produced in a dental lab. They are generally used to treat the consequences of dental caries.     First, the old fillings are removed; cooling with water prevents the tooth from overheating. The removal of the fillings and the cutting […]

Core Build Up

Tooth Composition

Core build Up in Dentistry Core build-up, or post build-up, describes an artificially created tooth core. If a tooth has been destroyed by a deep cavity so that there is nothing left of the tooth’s original crown, then it won’t be possible to fit that tooth with a crown, because the crown won’t have any […]

Dental Prosthetics

Dental Prosthetics and Prosthodontics Dental prosthetics apply to functional replacements for chewing. Dental prosthetics is a specialist area of medicine which is concerned with the recreation of the dentition when there are missing or badly damaged teeth. Prevention is the first priority; it’s about holistic additions, maintenance of the oral structures as well as quality […]

Pivot Tooth

What is a Pivot Tooth? “Pivot tooth” is a slang expression in prosthodontics that refers to a tooth that was restored by means of a pivot in a root canal. If a tooth has been so deeply destroyed by caries that nothing is left of the tooth’s crown, then providing it with a dental crown […]

Step Cut

Step Cut - Tooth Stump Preparation Technique “Step cut” is the term for one type of tooth stump preparation technique for a dental crown. The tooth stump may be cut in different ways for a crown; more on that in the video “Tangent Cut”. Another possibility is the step cut. The step cut can be […]

Tangent Cut

Tangent Cut - Tooth Stump Preparation Technique “Tangent cut” is the term for one type of tooth stump preparation technique for a dental crown. The tooth stump may be cut in different ways for a crown, more on that in the video “Step Cut”. Another possibility is the tangent cut. The tangent cut can be […]

Dental Restoration

Tooth Odyssey

Dental Restoration - CheckDent Informs You What To Look Out For! Restoration of the mouth doesn’t only cost money – it also costs time and energy. For a lot of people dental restoration also involves fear and other discomforts. We’d like to give you a couple of basic pointers here as to how dental restoration […]

Stripping - Dental Enamel

Stripping - Reduction of Dental Enamel “Stripping” is a jargon expression and refers to the reduction of dental enamel between the teeth. Physicians call this an AER (approximal enamel reduction). Why is the dental enamel reduced in the first place? Well, there are multiple reasons. For example, in cases of malocclusions, a slight lack of […]

Lining of Prostheses

Lining of Prostheses - Dental Technique “Lining” is a jargon term in dentistry and refers to the lining of prostheses. Lining a prosthesis is a dental method used to adjust a prosthesis that no longer fits properly. If the jawbone is not adequately stressed (via the teeth and/or implants), it’s reabsorbed. Normally, a prosthesis sitting […]

Flabby Ridge

What is a Flabby Ridge? "Flabby Ridge" is a jargon expression for a fibrous ramus mandibulae. Normally, the tooth-supporting ramus mandibulae – alveolar ridge – is osseous. After the loss of a tooth and a lack of stress at that spot, the alveolar ridge begins to regress. First, the alveolar ridge decreases in width; then […]