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Tooth Excavation
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Tooth excavation refers to the hollowing out of the tooth or root of the tooth in preparation for a dental treatment. Any form of dental reconstruction requires the existence of some tooth above the surface of the gum and if the remaining tooth is too less than dental excavation is carried out and a pivot is inserted. This pivot tooth is then ready to provide extra stability to the artificial dental prosthesis such as crowns, bridges, implants etc. In the process of teeth excavation or dental excavation, first the root canal is hollowed out and the patient is given a temporary denture which is attached to the roots by means of special caps. The roots are filled with a special compound, which is a part of root treatment. In about 24 hours, this special filling is solidifies completely, a part of the filling is hollowed out. Post this teeth excavation, an imprint is taken and the position and area of the hollowed portion of the root is shown using black pins. The root caps or pivot tooth which exhibits maximum retention of the tooth are either cemented in or glued in depending on the material of the pivot. Finally the denture is fitted and because of the strategically placed pivot tooth, the denture has better stability. Watch the video, to know more about teeth excavation or dental excavation and pivot tooth. LIVE OPERATION how a pivot tooth is made.
Produced: 04/2011
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