By Dr. Dulat
September 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

What makes losing a tooth such a big deal? The consequences include gum and jaw bone recession and the drifting of adjacent teeth. A gapped smile changes how both you and those around you view your personal appearance. What can you do about the gaps in your smile?Dental Implants

Explore the dental implant. Dr. Bharat Singh Dulat and his associate dentists at Dental Designs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, offer this modern tooth replacement option to fill the spaces in your smile - permanently and beautifully. Plus, the dental implant encourages the strength and density of underlying jaw structure.

Sounds too amazing to be true? It's not. The dental implant has been around for decades and offers patients:

  • lasting beauty
  • natural speaking and eating
  • freedom from dentures
  • longevity and stability
  • a success rate as high as 98 percent (according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry)

Placement of a Dental Implant

The dental implant fills an empty tooth socket with an artificial root made of titanium, and it completes a smile above the gum line with a perfectly designed and crafted crown. Surgically placed into a precise hole drilled into the jaw, the implant melds with the bone through a natural process called osseointegration. After several weeks of healing, the implant is attached to an abutment, which supports the porcelain crown. Then your Winnipeg, MB dentist completes the procedure by adjusting fit and bite.

The Versatile Implant

Dr. Bharat Singh Dulat and his associates, Drs. Monica Arora and Eraldo Batista, offer dental implants to patients in good general health and who are free from gum disease or other oral health problems. If a patient lacks sufficient jaw bone density to accept an implant, your Winnipeg, Manitoba dentists employ bone augmentation procedures to build a solid base.

Implants serve to replace one or more teeth, to anchor bridgework, or to support fixed or removable dentures. Patients testify that their implants look, feel and function just as though they were natural teeth. Perhaps best of all, they simply smile more once they feel confident in how great their smile looks.

Dental Designs

Dr. Bharat Singh Dulat and his team invite you to achieve your best possible smile. They pursue excellence in general dentistry so that your oral health and appearance shine for years. Would you like a one-on-one consultation to discuss dental implants or another dental service? Call Dental Designs for an appointment: (204) 888-3384.

Discouraged by how your teeth look? Perhaps you had braces as a teen, but time and not wearing a retainer have combined to shift your teeth into unattractive positions. Or, maybe you never had the opportunity to get your teeth straightened.

Now, you are an adult with a profession to maintain. Could orthodontics work for the career person? Do you need to have those wire bracketsInvisalign and wires? Is there a better way to get a straight, winning smile without the traditional hardware?

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Your answer could be Invisalign Clear Aligners. Perfect for older teens and adults who want exceptional smiles without lengthy treatment and traditional wires and brackets, the Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear, BPA-free plastic. They are custom moulded according to an impression of the patient's teeth for a perfect fit.

Candidates for Invisalign

Only complex orthodontic problems disqualify an individual from Invisalign. The system is versatile, treating over-, under and cross-bite problems, spacing and crowding issues and also relapse from previous orthodontic treatment.

How It Works

After taking x-rays and impressions, a dental lab makes several sets of aligners. The patient sees his Winnipeg dentist every 4 to 6 weeks, receiving new sets of aligners. Each set accomplishes a different task in moving the teeth into correct positions. Typically, treatment takes 9 to 18 months, and afterwards, a retainer stabilizes teeth in their corrected positions.

Why Professionals Enjoy Invisalign

The advantages of Invisalign are many, including discreet appearance, gentle movement and ability to remove the aligners to eat, brush floss and even have pictures taken! Invisalign is comfortable and smooth against sensitive oral issues, and individuals can eat whatever healthy food they like.

Compliance with wearing the aligners is essential, and younger people may need help with wearing their appliances for the right amount of time. Invisalign helps with discipline by crafting coloured compliance tabs into the aligners. The wear pattern on the tabs tells patients and doctors how much the aligners are worn.

First Impressions Count

A great-looking smile is advantageous in the workplace. In fact, a 2012 study conducted by Kelton research showed that North Americans think people with straighter teeth are more likely to land a job than those with smile alignment issues. So, treatment with Invisalign can keep teeth and gums healthy, and also help individuals project a better self-image.

Dental Designs in Winnepeg, Manitoba

Dr. Bharat Singh Dulat and his associate dentists at Dental Designs deliver highly skilled dental care with an emphasis on patient education. If you are interested in Invisalign or other orthodontic options, trust Dr. Dulat and his team to guide you through the decision-making process. Your dental health is their priority! Call one of their two offices for an appointment: (204) 944-8535 for the Richardson Centre office or (204) 888-3384 for the Hydro Place location.

Have you always wanted to correct your teeth with braces, but feared what it would do to your appearance? If so, you may have an option that will preserve and improve your smile without anyone knowing you have braces. If it's time to think about orthodontics, lingual braces might be right for you.

What are lingual braces?

While lingual braces do have metal brackets and function the same way as traditional braces, they are different in where they are placed. Lingual braces are actually placed behind your teeth so nobody can see them! They are totally invisible to onlookers.

Who is a candidate for lingual braces?

Lingual braces might seem like the perfect solution, and they are for many people. But not everyone is the right candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment. For example, if you have a severe underbite or overbite, you may put too much pressure on the braces. Your dentist can tell you if these type of braces are right for your situation.

Can any dentist place lingual braces?

Not every dentist is trained in the special technique of applying lingual braces. Because these braces are placed on the back of the teeth, it requires special training and experience to apply these kinds of braces to the teeth. Look for a dentist who is confident in offering lingual braces as an option to their patients. Dental Designs of Winnipeg, Manitoba offers lingual braces to their patients.

What can I expect?

Because of the position of these braces, they may take a little more time to get used to. At first, you may have some difficulty with speech or chewing. But this resolves soon and the benefits of having totally invisible braces are worth it to many people. As with any braces, be sure to brush after every meal and take care to not leave food stuck in the brackets.

If you're tired of crooked teeth, but don't want that "metal mouth" look, consider lingual braces. Schedule an appointment with a dentist today to find out if lingual braces are right for you.

By Dental Designs
January 29, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   oral health   tmj   tmd   Dentist  

TMJIf you’ve had jaw pain for a while now you may have been hoping the problem was only temporarily and would eventually go away on its own. However, if the problem has continued without any relief then TMJ could be to blame. This condition usually affects people between the ages of 20 to 50, but can happen to anyone. If you have noticed pain or stiffness when chewing or you experience frequent headaches in the morning, then talk to your Winnipeg dentist about whether you might have TMJ.

What is TMJ?

This muscular disorder affects the temporomandibular joint, which links the jaw to the side of the head. This, in turn affects the chewing muscles, causing significant discomfort.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ presents with a variety of different symptoms and you may experience one or all of these. The most common symptom is pain while chewing or talking, and the pain may even radiate throughout your face or neck. You may also experience stiffness in the jaw muscle, limited jaw mobility or notice a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your jaw.

What causes TMJ?

Direct trauma to the jaw or the joint itself can cause TMJ; however, for most people with TMJ no specific cause is usually found. Women tend to have TMJ more often than men, so some researchers believe that TMJ disorders and female hormones could possibly be linked.

How does your Winnipeg dentist treat TMJ?

While certain over-the-counter pain medications may offer temporary relief from your symptoms, if you don’t notice a significant change in your pain talk to us about certain muscle relaxants or prescription pain medications that might help alleviate your TMJ symptoms.

We also offer a stabilization splint, which is a plastic oral appliance that goes over both the upper and lower teeth. This is the most common treatment option for TMJ and it is often the most effective in reducing pain.

Call Dental Designs Today!

If you need relief from your TMJ-related symptoms, then talk to your Winnipeg dentist today about treatment options that could help alleviate your pain. Call us today!

Are you a patient of Dental Designs? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!

By Dr. Dulat
December 16, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental Implants Pros Cons Winnipeg ManitobaAre Dental Implants Right For You?

Dental implants have become a popular way to replace missing teeth, as they promise a longer life than other cosmetic treatments. Plus, dental implants offer a variety of benefits including improving smiles, promoting bone growth and preventing bone loss, maintaining the face’s natural shape, and increasing self-esteem. If you are suffering from dental loss, then you may feel self-conscious about your smile; however, dental implants can help you regain your smile and your confidence. If you are looking for a sturdy, long-term solution to tooth loss, getting dental implants in Winnipeg might be the best treatment option for your smile.

Dental Implant Pros & Cons

You may currently be weighing the pros and cons of dental implants with other more conservative treatments like dentures and dental bridges. While every treatment has its advantages and disadvantages, dental implants do seem to offer more freedom.

Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Dental Implants:

  • If you are missing one or more teeth
  • If your dentures just aren’t comfortable
  • If you already have a dental bridge
To prevent bone loss, the best choice you can make it to replace this missing tooth as soon as possible. Dental implants can make speaking, chewing and smiling significantly easier. Plus, they are built to last, so you don’t have to worry about having to come into the office multiple times for repairs or adjustments.

Dental Implants Versus Dentures

Unlike dentures, dental implants don’t need to be removed. You can clean your implants just as you would your normal teeth, and no extra or special care is required. Plus, since dental implants are surgically embedded into the jawbone, you don’t have to worry about slippage while eating or talking.
If you already have a dental bridge, you could benefit from implant-supported bridges that don’t need the support of neighboring teeth to function properly. This is particularly advantageous to those with several missing teeth.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

If you are dealing with tooth loss, the sooner you take care of the problem the better. Call us today and let us know that you would like to find out if dental implants are a good option for you. Schedule your consultation today!

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