A missing tooth is like a missing bead from a string. It will cause collapse and failure of other teeth too. Partial dentures at Dental Excellence are designed to functional and cosmetic perfection, with minimal coverage and interference with other teeth, tongue and cheek. They replace your one or more missing teeth with tissue compatible, thin acrylic dentures (which may have a cast metal framework) that easily merge and adapt to your mouth. Depending upon your specific need and condition, dentures will be designed to restore your ability to chew and grind food, support other teeth and speak fluently. With accurate shade matching and high quality acrylic teeth, our dentures are nearest to your natural teeth in appearance and function.
Worried or tired of the visible and inconvenient metallic clips that assist the partial dentures to hold on and not fall off?
Flexible partial dentures at Dental Excellence are innovative teeth replacements that elastically hold on to the tissues in the mouth eliminating the need for such clips. These flexible appliances beautifully adapt to the tissues and just hold on like elastic.
Replacing a complete set of teeth is more than just setting 28 odd teeth in the mouth. It is all about care and attention to detail that helps the lips, jaws, face, cheeks, tongue, and teeth to harmoniously adapt to these artificial replacements. Using the latest advances and techniques and materials that meet the strictest quality standards, DENTAL EXCELLENCE makes complete dentures, each a piece of craft, to your precise need and satisfaction. Depending on your need and desires, these can be removable, tooth supported overdentures or the implant supported dentures.
Do you have a painful tooth? Or a tooth that is very mobile?
In such conditions and some others we might need to remove your tooth if there are no other viable treatment alternatives. But, does that mean you should be worried? Absolutely not! Procedures for dental extractions at Dental Excellence are done with utmost care to ensure minimal intra-operative and post-operative pain/ discomfort. Conducted in the comfortable environs of our operatory with soft music providing the perfect soothing backdrop, our trained surgeons effortlessly perform the required procedure.
Is your wisdom tooth troubling you? Or a badly broken/ fractured tooth with roots still stuck in the bone?
At Dental Excellence, our surgeons might advise a disimpaction or surgical extraction at times. Surgical extractions/ Open extraction are undertaken if it is not feasible to do a simple extraction or if the clinician considers it to be a more comfortable procedure for the patient. Such procedures may require placing cuts/ incision on the gums/gingiva. This may be followed by drilling/ guttering of bone and/ or splitting of the tooth to facilitate its removal.
Is there a growth in your mouth? Or is there an ulcer that does not heal?
We might need to perform a biopsy for you. Biopsies are of various kinds and our surgeon at Dental Excellence will guide you about the procedure based on the size, nature and other features of the lesion. Once the surgical procedure is done, the specimen is sent to reputed laboratories for hisathological analysis and reporting. The analysis helps us determine the nature of the lesion and decide on any necessary future course of action.
Managing Dental/ Facial Injuries
Did your face or teeth get hurt during an accident? Or did someone hit you?
At Dental Excellence, we are fully trained and equipped to handle all sorts of dental and facial injuries. The treatment options vary from simple splinting to more complex procedures like bone plating depending on the nature, severity and location of the injury. In such cases, there generally are multiple ways of treating the problem. The line of management will be chosen after discussing both the short-term and long-term pros and cons of the concerned options with you.
Incision and Drainage
Is there an infection that has caused an abscess accumulation of pus?
This could be the cause of the pain or swelling you are experiencing. Our surgeons at Dental Excellence are adept at handling such maxillofacial space infections. We might require performing an incision and drainage to drain the pus(abscess). This entails putting a small cut either within the mouth or on the face to create a passage for the pus/ accumulated fluid to drain. This cut may heal by itself or might require us to put stitches.
Have you suffered from injuries to the facial region? Or have you had ablative surgeries to remove oral or maxillofacial tumors/ cancer? Is a part of your face badly disfigured?
Or do you just feel you have a smallish chin or that your jaw lines or cheekbones just aren’t prominent or strong enough? Maxillofacial implants at Dental Excellence can be used effectively to solve most such problems. These implants can be used to define your facial features better or improve the apparent contours and angles of your face. Among the most common ones used are cheek implants, chin implants and jaw implants. Such implants can also be used to support a prosthesis for an artificial ear or eye in cases where such important facial structures are either congenitally missing or have had to be sacrificed either due to trauma or an aggressive pathological condition.
Pre-prosthetic Surgery/ Ridge Modification
Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants or dentures. This defect may have been caused by long periods of edentulousness, periodontal disease, wearing ill-fitting dentures, developmental defects, injury or trauma. Not only does this deformity cause problems in placing the implant or prosthesis, it can also cause an unattractive indentation in the jaw line near the missing teeth that may be difficult to clean and maintain.
In one of the ways to correct the problem, we lift the gums away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Alternatively, any excessive bone that is a functional/ esthetic impediment is removed. Finally, the incision is closed and healing is allowed to take place. Depending on your individual needs, the bone usually will be allowed to develop for about four to 12 months before implants can be placed. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the ridge is modified.
Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants/ dentures that can last for years to come. Ridge modification at Dental Excellence can enhance your restorative success both esthetically and functionally.
An eye/ ocular prosthesis or artificial eye is a type of craniofacial prosthesis. It replaces the natural eye which may have been lost following an enucleation, evisceration or orbital exenteration. The prosthetic fits over an orbital implant and under the eyelids. Often referred to as a glass eye, the ocular prosthesis fabricated at Dental Excellenceroughly takes the shape of a convex shell and is made of medical grade plastic or acrylic. A few ocular prosthetics today are made of cryolite glass. A variant of the ocular prosthesis is a very thin hard shell known as a scleral shell which can be worn over a damaged eye. An ocular prosthetic does not provide vision; this would be a visual prosthetic. Someone with an ocular prosthetic is totally blind on the affected side and has monocular (one sided) vision which does have an effect on depth perception.
An ear/ auricular prosthesis or artificial ear is a maxillofacial prosthesis that can replace and restore the ear which has been lost due to radical cancer surgery, amputation, trauma, burns and/or congenital defects. The delicate structures remaining after surgery are covered by thin, highly sensitive skin. This soft tissue, being very fragile, must be kept free from irritation and debris from the environment. The protective position of the helix helps to cleanse the air of small particles, which might injure and damage the delicate auricular structure. The Maxillofacial prosthodontists at Dental Excellence design the prosthetic ear to direct sound waves into the auditory canal and to maintain a proper environment for the inner ear membranes. It normally improves hearing by about 20%. The prosthetic ear will retain eyeglasses, and retain a hearing aid if needed. Most importantly, it also serves as a great psychological benefit in the rehabilitation of the patient.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full Mouth Rehabilitation corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of the smile. Anyone with short, worn teeth or those that are chipped and broken throughout the mouth would be an excellent candidate. Combining the science of Neuromuscular Dentistry with the artistry of Cosmetic Dentistry, Full Mouth Rehabilitation creates a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful. If an imbalance is determined, the experts at Dental Excellence will decide whether to treat with an orthotic appliance, or to fit the patient with dental restorations. With this correction, patients experience decreased or eliminated pain and discomfort, and better overall health
TMJ Pain Management
Does it pain when you open or close your mouth? Or do you find it difficult to open your mouth completely?
Such problems and others like this could be the result of problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the only movable joint on the face. It facilitates movement of the lower jaw which helps you eat, talk etc. Like any other joint in the body, this goes through wear and tear and might become a cause for discomfort. This might be a result of problems like Myofacial Pain dysfunction Syndrome (MPDS), Internal Derangement or Arthritis of TMJ (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis). Such conditions need to be dealt with a lot of care and expertise. At Dental Excellence, we endeavor to diagnose such problems correctly and an important key to it is listening patiently to all you have to say about your problem. Our treatment plans are focused on trying to manage the condition as conservatively as possible with an equal eye on early relief from discomfort as well as a favorable long-term prognosis. Surgical options may need to be considered in certain inevitable situations. However, at Dental Excellence, we would prefer trying to manage such conditions as conservatively as possible. Some patients may report with Ankylosis of TMJ (total or near-total inability to move the lower jaw). These patients can be managed effectively with a combination of surgery and active physiotherapy. It is beneficial to initiate treatment as early as possible in such cases.
Have you ever experienced sharp stabbing pain on your face? Does it happen on the same side each time?
You could be suffering from neuralgia….a painful condition of the nerves. The nerve most commonly affected on the face is the Trigeminal Nerve and hence the term Trigeminal Neuralgia. This and other nerve-related disorders that commonly affect the orofacial region like Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia and Bells’ Palsy are complex problems that demand expert management. Dental Excellence conducts special Neuralgia Clinics and believes that the need of the hour in such cases is to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and then follow it up with an evidence-based line of management. The initial line of management for neuralgias generally includes a combination of medications that might occasionally require periodic titration and alteration. Surgical alternatives for management can be provided for advanced and recurrent cases.