Dr. Ritika Arora
25.5.2017, 14:30 - 15:00
Wondering what’s next in cosmetic dentistry?
Botox and dermal filler therapy could represent the next big opportunity for growth in cosmetic dentistry.
The aesthetics of the smile involves more than just the teeth. Cosmetic dental materials placed by an artistic operator can create ‘that movie star look,’ but what about the ‘frames’ around those smiles? The perioral tissues are areas that can contribute to making people appear older than they would like.
Now that cosmetic dentistry has evolved to become a staple in every dental practice, you really have to ask yourself, “What is coming up next in the cosmetic dental field?”
Another question to think about is, “Where else is there to go?” We can’t possibly get teeth any whiter without patients looking like they are from Mars. We can’t get teeth any straighter once they are straight. What is the next thing on the horizon when it comes to aesthetic dentistry?
Think outside the mouth!!!
When you look at a middle-aged woman with beautiful veneers and a thin, colorless upper lip with many smoker’s lines, it tends to dampen the cosmetic effect.
As a matter of fact, when you start planning those veneers, you should be taking into account the effect the veneers will have on lip support, as well as incisal show, both in relaxed and animated positions. Then, when you enhance her lip, you have to take into account the proper lip outline and volume, as well as incisal show.
In other words, the two procedures go hand in hand. Which medical professional could possibly understand this better than a dentist?
This lecture talks about botox and derma fillers , its cosmetic uses as well as focus on therapeutic uses such as gummy smiles, asymmetric smiles, bruxism, TMJ problems, massetric hypertrophy , uses for immediate implants, for new denture users, Also the use derma fillers to fill black triangles which is a common problem we all face.
It also talks about why dentist should perform botox and fillers.
Dr. Sugath Bandujeewa Goonetilleke
The General Dentists' Role in Mixed Dentition Orthodontics....and After
It is common to us general dentist and even orthodontist to deal with full blown orthodontic problems which need fixed appliance treatment for long period of time with multiple extractions and even orthognathic surgery.
Understanding the principals and diagnosis of these problems in mixed dentition will helps us correct the skeletal malocclusions or keep it at a minimum .The early orthodontic treatment in mix dentition is vital for proper development of the dental and skeletal structures of the patient allowing for better eruption of permanent teeth and less invasive treatment in permanent dentition that is the phase 2 treatment .
There are 5 factors we look at on mix cases. Antero-posterior problems, Arch length problems, Transverse (cross bite) ,Vertical (open or close bite, which is dental and skeletal) and Congenitally Missing Teeth.
Early detection and treatment of these problems will not only reduce the time in full appliance orthodontic treatment ,possibility of extractions ,orthognathic surgery but also avoid the legal allegations that may be pointed at the general practitioner as not informing the parents or the guardian of the mal occlusion problems the child may face in future.
So even if the Dental surgeon in General practice does not have full training of orthodontics he or she needs to know the diagnosis and treatment modalities available to intercept these problems to advise and refer and avoid ethical and legal problems. The author has summarized a vast area in interceptive orthodontics to give the audience an over view.