GINGIVAL DEPIGMENTATION–GROWING TREND IN COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Author Name: Dr. Reshma Menon, Dr. Majo Ambooken, Dr. Jayan Jacob Mathew, Dr. Priya John
hyperpigmentation or black gums has been considered as less attractive or
unaesthetic by majority of population. Most of the people believe that their
smile is more important to their appearance than hair and eyes. Gingival
depigmentation refers to those periodontal plastic surgical procedures aimed at
reducing or removing the hyperpigmentation. Review article here briefs out
those treatment procedures.
Keywords: Depigmentation, Melanin, Laser, Scalpel
BOT GUIDED PROSTHODONTICS : A REVIEW
Author Name: Dr. Divya Mehta, Dr. Prashant S Patil, Dr. Ruchi Jain, Dr. Surabhi Somkuwar
Abstract: Application of robots for reducing the manual effort and increasing the accuracy of procedures are gaining momentum in various medical fields including dentistry. This article reviews the applications and progress thus far of the use of robots in prosthodontics. Robotic interventions in prosthodontics are mainly for designing and manufacturing of complete dentures and for assisting in dental implantology surgical procedures. In both cases, great progress has been achieved, helping to obtain higher level of accuracy in the procedures with high success rates. The time required to complete each procedure are considerably reduced with the use of robots. But such sophisticated and specially made robots for various prosthodontic treatments have to be used under the strict supervision of an expert dentist. There's no substitute for expert skill and clinical judgment.
A CASE OF EXPANSILE INTRAOSSEOUS LESION OF POSTERIOR MAXILLA IN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL
Author Name: Dr. Bhavna Barthunia, Dr. Poulomi Bhakta
Abstract: Neoplastic and non
neoplastic lesions of the jaws are classified as radiopaque or radiolucent,
odontogenic or non-odontogenic. Certain pathologies are radiolucent, radiopaque
or mixed. The purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding of imaging
of the lesion based on literature review and demonstrated by clinical findings
& radiographic findings.Many lesions that occur in the jaw have a similar
radiographical appearance and it is often difficult to differentiate among
them. Use of CBCT along with clinical finding helps in narrowing the
Keywords: jaw lesion, maxillary lesion, CBCT
ESTHETIC REHABILITATION OF MIDLINE DIASTEMA - A CASE SERIES
Author Name: Dr. Lydia Almeida, Dr. Adi Deepika Mani Dr. Jayasheela M, Dr. Triveni M G
Abstract: Teeth plays a major role when ones confidence is concerned and
periodontist is at-most important in balancing the white and pink ratio.
Combined role of Periodontists and esthetic dentist played a major role in
managing the white pink ratio in the present case series.The authors present three
cases in which high frenal attachment was taken care along with unequal
gingival margin and diastema closure. This article concludes that frenectomy,
crown lengthening and veneering can be used to restore tooth form and esthetics.
Keywords: High frenal attachment, Frenectomy, Diastema, Veneers
IMPLANT SUPPORTED MANDIBULAR OVERDENTURE WITH OCCLUSAL MODIFICATION: A CLINICAL REPORT
Author Name: Dr. Ajay Mootha, Dr. Kalyani Deshmukh Dr. Surojit Dutta, Dr. Sushrut Bhagwat
Abstract: Implant-supported overdentures has become the treatment of choice for the completely edentulous mandible. They improve the quality of life in edentulous patients. Clinicians may select implant positions, number of implants based on the clinical scenario without affecting the quality of treatment. Conventional dentures are offered with acrylic resin denture teeth often exhibit rapid occlusal wear, which in turn decrease the chewing efficiency, loss of vertical dimension of occlusion, denture instability, temporomandibular joint disturbances, etc. There are various treatment modalities available like, use of highly cross linked acrylic teeth, amalgam or metal inserts on occlusal surface, use of composite, gold or metal occlusal surface, etc. In this case report metal occlusion were included on the posterior teeth of acrylic teeth to overcome the drawbacks of the conventional denture mentioned above.
Keywords: Single mandibular denture, Implant supported overdenture, Metal occlusion
MICROSCOPES IN DENTISTRY - OPEN THE THIRD EYE
Author Name: Dr. George Jacob
Microscopes have changed the way we practice Endodontics and other finer
specialties of Dentistry. Magnification and Illumination has become the basic
necessity in a day to day Dental Practice. In this article along with a brief
history of magnification in Dentistry, the various advantages of incorporating
operating microscope are discussed in a detail.