Professional dental treatment procedure

The dental service process is one of the most important factors determining the effectiveness of a treatment case. Therefore, Peace Dentistry has adopted state-of-the-art service procedures for all ADA, FDA standard treatment services. And we strictly implement all the details in service processes. Specifically, some service processes are as follows:

STEP 1: Initial Consultation

The very first thing you will need to do is meet with your dental implant dentist for an initial consultation. During this appointment, they will do a comprehensive dental exam, take an CT Cone Beam of your mouth, and then take impressions of your teeth.

After this, your dentist will talk with you about the recommended treatment plan, going over the steps of the procedure, the timeframe for everything, and what to do during recovery. You may also discuss whether or not you need a bone graft.

During this consultation, you’ll schedule the first stage of the procedure.

STEP 2: Bone Grafting And Teeth Removal (If indicated bone graft)

There are 2 possible situations:

  • Bone grafting during implant surgery
  • Or bone graft first and wait for 2-6 months before surgery to implant
STEP 3: Implant Placement

Next, you’ll be ready for getting the implant, which is the metal screw that goes into your bone and acts as the anchor for the whole prosthesis. This procedure can take 1-2 hours and you’ll be asleep the whole time thanks to anesthesia.

After you’ve had the implant placed in your jawbone, the healing process can take up to five months for the lower jaw and up to seven months for the upper jaw. Once your mouth is healed, you’ll be ready for the next stage.

STEP 4: Placing The Healing Collar And/Or Temporary Crown

After the implants have fused with your jawbone, you’re ready for the next stage, which is getting a healing collar and possibly a temporary crown.

The dentist will place the healing collar (also called a healing cap) on the head of the implant — this helps guide the gum tissue in the proper way to heal. It’s a round piece of metal that keeps the gums away from the implant. This collar will stay on for 5 – 10 days.

After this time, in which your tissue should have healed, the dentist will remove it and move onto the next step.

STEP 5: Placing The Abutment

Next comes the abutment, which is the part that screws into the implant and will support the crown. Once the abutment is placed, your dentist will take another impression of the abutment for each replacement tooth.

STEP 6: Removable Crown

Removable artificial teeth are white with pink plastic material to simulate a natural tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. It’s typically mounted on a metal frame, which snaps into the abutment. This means you can remove it for daily cleaning.

STEP 7: Fixed Crown (finished)

With a fixed crown, the artificial tooth either screws into the abutment or is cemented on, and this is permanent. You will not be able to remove a fixed crown for cleaning. Most of the time, this type of crown is much stronger and stable than a removable crown.

(including: porcerlain veneer, crowns and bridges, esthetic crowns)

Cosmetic dentistry (Porcerlain Veneer, Crowns And Bridges, Esthetic Crowns) are an incredibly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help patients of any age correct a large number of dental flaws. The porcelain veneers (Crowns And Bridges, Esthetic Crowns) process is relatively simple and virtually painless, but it does take a few weeks to complete. We’ve put together this guide to cosmetic dentistry to help walk you through the whole process.

If you are interested in Cosmetic dentistry, please call hotline of Peace Dentistry (+84 978 563 565) to setup for a schedule your complimentary consultation.

Step 1: Initial Consultation

The first step in your porcelain veneers (or rowns) journey is coming in for your free initial consultation. During your consultation, Doctor of Peace Dentistry will thoroughly examine your teeth, listen to your goals, and formulate a complete treatment plan along with estimated costs for you. He will explain to you the reasons behind his recommendations and can even show you an approximation of what your new smile will look like.

During your consultation, we can also go over dental financing options if the cost is higher than what you feel comfortable paying up front. High quality porcelain veneers (or crown) are a lifetime investment, and the cost reflects this.

Step 2: Preparing Your Teeth

If you decide to proceed with having porcelain veneers (or crown) done, the next step is to have your teeth prepared. Porcelain veneers (or crown) are comfortably in your mouth your teeth will need to be filed down. The extent of your tooth preparation will depend on the complexity of your case.

The process of filing your teeth down is not painful. Dental enamel has no sensation, and your gums will be protected. If you are nervous about the procedure, ask about local anesthetic or conscious sedation options.

Step 3: Placing Your Temporary Veneers (crowns)

Temporary veneers (temporary crowns) are necessary to protect your teeth while your permanent veneers (or permanent crowns) are being crafted. Temporary veneers (temporary crowns) are usually made of acrylic, and serve both as protection and a test run before your permanent veneers (permanent crowns) are placed. You can get an initial idea of what your new smile will look like, and modifications can be made to your specifications.

Typically, you will need to wear your temporary veneers (temporary crowns) for 4 – 7 days. Doctor of Peace Dentistry uses this time to craft each patient’s permanent porcelain veneers (or permanent crowns) by CAD/CAM Lab in office, in order to ensure the highest quality possible.

Step 4: Placing Your Permanent Veneers (or permanent crowns)

After Doctor of Peace Dentistry has finished crafting your permanent veneers (permanent crows), it’s time to actually place them on your teeth! You’ll come back to the office for your final appointment, where your temporary veneers (temporary crowns) will be taken off and your permanent ones placed. During this time, you are free to ask for minor adjustments so that your smile will be absolutely perfect before you leave.

Once everything looks good to you, Doctor of Peace Dentistry will cement your porcelain veneers (crowns) in place. This is the final step, and you are free to walk out and enjoy your new smile. There are no follow-up appointments required, and no special maintenance is required either.

Step 1 – Cleaning your teeth.

Before making a decision to have whitening treatments performed, you should have a professional dental cleaning. All debris, surface staining and accumulated tartar should be removed.

Step 2: Determining your pretreatment tooth shade.

Picture of using a dental shade guide.

Using a shade guide to document the pretreatment color of teeth.

Both you and your dentist will want to know how effective your bleaching session has been. In order to make this comparison, your dentist will need to document the pretreatment color of your teeth.

Using a dental shade guide.

Your dentist will compare samples from a shade guide (an assortment of tooth-shaped porcelain tabs, each of which has a slightly different color) with your teeth.

Step 3 – Isolating your teeth.

The peroxide whiteners used with professional whitening systems are caustic in nature and can irritate or even seriously damage soft tissues. Besides just your gums, lips, cheeks and tongue, even your face and eyes are exposed to some risk too.

Step 4 – Application of the whitener – Polaoffice 35% (Australia)

Pola Office uses a 35% hydrogen peroxide formula to give you and your patients quick and efficient results without excessive time wasted chairside. The product is certified and recommended by FDA.

Step 5 – Projecting plasma lights to activate tooth whitening gel

“Activation” of the whitener by plasma teeth whitening machine – Radii Plus (Australia) in 15 minutes. The process of applying Pola Office bleach gel and the plasma lamp is repeated 2-3 times.

In-office bleaching appointments are usually completed within 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the specific product that’s being used.

Step 6: Your dentist will determine the post-bleaching shade of your teeth and instructions for taking care of teeth after whitening

Just like before the process was begun, after your bleaching session has been completed your dentist will make another shade evaluation so to see how much whitening has occurred.

And at the end, the doctor will guide the care of teeth after whitening

Step1: First Consultation: about 30 minutes

You can tell us your concerns about the teeth alignment, any worries you have and also your treatment requirements. Our orthodontist will explain the treatment procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask us at this time.

Step 2: Examination: about 1 hour

We will examine the patient’s mouth. This consists of taking photographs of the inside of the mouth, taking X-rays (using with digital X-ray machine), a CT scan, making a model of the upper and lower teeth, and checking the occlusion. Our digital X-ray machine and CT machine are dental low-dose machines, so there is no need to worry about exposure to excessive radiation.

Step 3: Explanation of the treatment plan: 30 minutes – 1 hour

We will make the best and shortest treatment plan for you according to the examination result. We will make a dental mold from your teeth, and then go over the specific treatment details and timeframes while showing you the model. Cost and payment methods will also be discussed at this time, so please feel free to ask any questions. We can talk over the details until you are completely satisfied with your treatment plan.

Step 4: Guidance in tooth brushing and oral hygiene: about 1 hour

Before starting the treatment, it is important that we guide you on how to correctly brush and clean your teeth. The dental hygienist will explain how to brush the teeth correctly, so that during the treatment term you can prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. Then we will clean your teeth and mouth, and prepare to set the devices.

Step 5: Setting the device: 2 hours

Next we will set the devices.

The device we put in your month is designed to gently guide the teeth into the correct positions. We will put a bracket on each of your teeth, and it will take about 2 hours to apply this. This device will not hurt your teeth or gums.

Step 6: Movement term of the teeth: 1 year – 2 years

After the devices have been set, you will have to come back for a check-up every 4~8 weeks. We will adjust the devices at this time. Depending on the specific type of treatment, this may take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

The treatment term depends on the patient’s facial structure and the difficulty of the patient’s teeth alignment. Generally, for the patients who have very crowded teeth, treatment may take 1 year to 2 and a half years. With the newest STb-SL devices, the adjustment time and treatment term have become shorter compared to before. Pain has also been reduced, so the burden on the patients is as low as it’s ever been. We will explain everything in detail during the diagnosis.

Step 7: Maintenance and regular check-up: one and a half years – two and a half years

Once the teeth have moved to their correct position, we will remove all the devices and that will be the end of the treatment. After that, to prevent a relapse (the teeth returning to their original positions), we require the patient to use a retainer to maintain tooth alignment. It will take about two years to stabilize tooth alignment. Please come back for a check up every 3~6 months after the devices have been removed. We will check your tooth alignment and occlusion, as well as cleaning your teeth and mouth.

Here is the low-down on how wisdom teeth are removed:

Step 1:

After the elected method of sedation has taken effect, the oral surgeon or dentist starts the procedure by numbing the tooth and tissues in the area of the mouth where the wisdom teeth are located, with a local anesthetic. You’ve probably already had an x-ray, known as a panorex, taken of your wisdom teeth, but sometimes the dentist requires additional x-rays the day of the procedure. Any additional x-rays will be taken at this point.

Step 2:

Once the patient is completely numb from the local anesthetic and the required x-rays have been taken, the dentist begins the surgical part of the procedure by removing the gum tissue that is covering the area where the wisdom tooth is located. If the wisdom tooth is impacted, an incision is made in the gum tissue, in order to access the tooth. The gum tissue is then pushed out of the way with a surgical instrument until the tooth is visible. There is a good chance that an impacted wisdom tooth could be fully or partially covered in bone. If there is bone covering the wisdom teeth, a high-speed handpiece is used to drill through and remove the bone covering the tooth. If the wisdom tooth has already erupted into your mouth, the dentist will loosen the connective tissue from around the wisdom tooth.

Step 3:

Once the impacted wisdom teeth are visible to the dentist, various surgical instruments are used to gently loosen the wisdom tooth from any connective tissue in the tooth’s socket. The use of the high-speed handpiece may be used on and off throughout the extraction. The same procedure applies for a wisdom tooth that was already erupted. It may be necessary for the dentist to cut the tooth into sections before it is removed. This is done because the tooth is at risk for breaking while it is being removed from the socket.

Step 4:

Once the wisdom tooth is loose, or it has been completely sectioned, it is ready to be removed. The dentist will remove the wisdom tooth with a selection of surgical instruments that are designed to remove the tooth from the tooth’s socket.

Step 5:

Now that the wisdom teeth are gone, it may be necessary for the dentist to use stitches to close the area where the teeth were. This is done for surgically removed impacted wisdom teeth and in cases where the dentist feels the patient will heal better with stitches in place.

Step 6:

The dentist will give you some post-operative instructions to follow, along with a small amount of gauze for you to bite down on.

Wisdom tooth removal, albeit a nerve-racking thought, is a very common dental procedure. Wisdom teeth may be removed in your dental office or in a surgical office.

The best advice I can offer someone undergoing wisdom teeth removal is to thoroughly follow the instructions your dentist gives you before your oral surgery and after your wisdom tooth removal surgery. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your wisdom tooth removal, speak to your dentist before the date of your surgery.