Some Intresting Facts In Dentistry | Dental Myths

We have enlisted more than 100 unique, interesting and wired facts related to Dentistry.  While going through different books i came through many interesting facts related to dentistry, mostly about the kind of dentistry which was in practice before the original dentistry practice started. So here are some of the interesting facts ...Read More

Guidelines to the Perfect Impression

The Perfect impression is the first step towards the preparation of a perfect prosthesis for the patient, so utmost care should be taken during Impression taking. Filed under are some guidelines which followed thoroughly will lead to a Good impression. 1. Uniform, homogeneous mix of Impression material 2. Tray is sufficiently filled ...Read More

Impression taking with Shellac Base plate

Taking of an impression with the help of Shellac baseplate is a bit out dated now but still in practice in some places, The primary aim of baseplate is to make a replica of the structures of the oral cavity on the cast by application of pressure. Instruments: Shellac Baseplate (both mandibular ...Read More

Impression

It is the negative replica of the structures of the oral cavity be it hard(tooth) or soft(gingiva, mucous membrane) structures, which are used to fabricate the cast or model of the patient, and for making crowns, dentures, and other prosthesis. Materials used for taking Impression: The most commonly used material is Zinc ...Read More

Muscles of mastication

The muscles which are required for mastication are known as the muscles of mastication, These muscles help mainly in the movement of the mandible and not the maxilla as maxilla is an integral part of the skull and the mandible being the only movable bone in the skull. There are many muscles ...Read More

Mastication

Definition of Mastication: Rhythmic opposition & separation of jaws with the involvement of teeth, lips, cheeks & tongue for chewing of food in order to prepare it for swallowing & digestion.  In simple terms we can describe it as “Grinding of Food into smaller particles to help is easier digestion with the ...Read More

Theories of pain transmission through Dentin

In order to explain the way pain is transmitted to dentin many scientists proposed many theories of transmission of pain through the dentin to the pulp where the nerves are largely crowded. The pain or the stinging sensation seen on the teeth is due to the dentin which makes up the bulk ...Read More

Theories Of Mineralization

Mineralization is a Process taking place in all the calcified structures in the body like the bone & enamel. It is defined as the deposition of the mineral salts in and around the organic matrix to make it a calcified structure. The mineralization process is based on 2 mechanisms: Booster Mechanism Seeding ...Read More

Eruption Timing / Sequence of Permanent teeth

Permanent teeth consist of 32 teeth, they completely erupt by the age of 18-25. The first in the sequence to erupt being the Lower 1st Molar (6-7 yrs) and the last to erupt is the 3rd Molar(18-21 yrs). The anterior teeth or the incisors mainly the mandibular erupt lingually to that of ...Read More

Eruption timing / sequence of Primary or Decidious teeth

At about the age of 6-8 months there is a start in the eruption of the primary dentition through the alveolar gingiva. The first anterior teeth can be seen around the 6th to 8th month after birth, and the first posterior tooth can be seen at around 16 months. There are 20 ...Read More

Eruption

Eruption is defined as the continuous tooth movement from the stage of the dental bud to the occlusal contact. In our life time we get 2 sets of teeth the Primary dentition and the permanent dentition. First the primary dentition are seen, which on dislodgement give space for the permanent teeth to ...Read More

Tooth

Tooth is the calcified tissue of the body present in the oral cavity embedded partly in the jaw and part of it exposed in the mouth. It is an important part of our life as it helps in chewing down food for us to eat. The tooth is a calcified structure which ...Read More

Abrasion of teeth

Abrasion of teeth refers to the loss of the protective layer of the tooth structure the enamel due to external mechanical forces. Due to this the gingival margin recesses and the dentin is exposed so there are more chances of tooth infection. Definition of Abrasion: It is the pathological wearing of dental ...Read More

Reasons for Erosion

Tooth Erosion and Abrasion are terms which refer to the loss of external tooth structure(enamel), but erosion means loss of the tooth structure by means of chemical agents and abrasion due to mechanical friction of the tooth structure with any external agent. Erosion: Tooth erosion is referred to as the loss of ...Read More