Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Denture materials-tooth materials

Posted by Dental News Team am 15, Apr - 2010

The basics of denture materials – tooth materials

If you are living in an industrial country, do not rack your brain about toothmaterials.

Terms like noble metal supply, zinc supply, titanium and Co are hyped to squeeze money out of your pocket-denture costs are getting higher unnecessarily.

All materials, which are used in a patient´s mouth are subject to strict controls and therefore bio compatible. For you, function and aesthetic dentistry is important.

The function should fit-the bite should be ok, as well as the thickness of crowns and bridges. Function does not depend on material, but on other factors. For example, if the dentist chooses the right tooth cut-you get good results with a groove cut, but not with a tangent cut or step cut. Furthermore if the dental impression is performed properly, if the denture was biochemically well concipated and last but not least if the dentist/technician has often worked with the materials.

If a technician mostly performs gold inlays it is more difficult for him to performm partial dentures and the other way round. A tehnician who has worked his whole life with steel is more competent to perform dentures out of steel instead of titanium.

Costs do not depend on the material but on aesthetic. It makes a difference whether the technician is performing 10 crowns/dentures a day or just one. Tooth aesthetic is an expensive art.

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