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The Importance of Sterilisation Procedures

As we all know, our mouth is home to many microorganisms and these have the potential to cause dental problems if not monitored. The growth and spread of these organisms should be effectively checked, which is when dental sterilisation becomes so important.

In most cases the bacteria found in the mouth originate from your bloodstream. The other way bacteria are spread is from a sore throat or a cold. If the bacteria of one person make it to another person it can become even more dangerous and can create serious complications.

Dentists use many different instruments to complete dental procedures. As these instruments enter the mouth of a person they are exposed to a host of microorganisms, which is why it becomes very important to effectively sterilise instruments.

There are three major methods that can be used to sterilise dental instruments. The first is dry and involves heating the dental instruments to a very high temperature. Most of the harmful bacteria are not able to survive high temperatures. The second method that can be used to get rid of bacteria is steam. This method involves a combination of high temperature and pressure to kill all kinds of microorganisms. The time taken for this method depends on the pressure used, as the higher the pressure the less time it takes. The third method used is heated chemicals, where the gas formed by the heating of a mixture of chemicals is used to sterilise the instruments.

While all the above mentioned method are very effective ways of getting rid of bacteria, immersing these instruments into disinfecting solution before using the advanced sterilising methods should not be overlooked. Traces of blood or other organic matter should be thoroughly removed and while handling a patient the dentist should wash their hands with soap or disinfecting gel and use gloves. This is not only beneficial for the patient, but for the dentist as well.

Weak Teeth And Crown Treatment In Harlow

If you have a weak, damaged or broken tooth, you may be advised to have a crown. Crowns are restorations, which are placed over the natural teeth to make the tooth stronger and prevent further injury. We use the finest quality materials, including porcelain, to produce natural looking aesthetics and ensure longevity and durability. Sometimes, crowns are known as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth. We usually recommend restorative treatment using crowns when there is a large cavity in the tooth, the tooth has been infected or injured or there is a risk of the tooth breaking. Crowns can have aesthetic benefits, but their main purpose is to increase the strength of the tooth; treatment also helps to stem the spread of infection. We can also fit crowns following dental implants treatment in cases where a patient has a single missing tooth and we regularly fit crowns after root canal treatment. Crowns are designed to replace the visible part of the tooth, once the implant has been placed inside the jaw to replace the tooth root. Once the crown is in place, it is impossible to distinguish between the new tooth and the natural teeth. As we have Cerec technology at the practice, we are able to create and fit new crowns on the same-day, so you don’t have to put up with temporary crowns, endure the process of having a putty mould of your teeth made or wait 2 weeks to get your new crown. You simply come into the practice, we take some photographs and Cerec converts these into precise models and then sends them to the milling machine. The process of making the new crowns takes minutes and we can then fit your crown and you can leave with a beautiful, healthy new tooth.


Tooth Restoration In Just One Day With Cerec In Harlow

At Advance Dental Clinic, we are always on the lookout for methods and techniques, which will make treatment more effective and convenient for our patients; Cerec is an amazing example of this. We understand that for many patients, time is a luxury and thanks to Cerec, we can now cut treatment times for restorative treatment to allow you to enjoy new, bespoke restorations in a single day. Usually, when you need a new crown, inlay or onlay, you go to your dentist, they create a mould of your tooth using dental putty and then send this away to a lab. Two weeks later, you go back to your dentist and you have your restoration fitted. With Cerec, we are able to design and make your new restoration on-site in a matter of minutes and the best news is that there’s no need for moulds or temporary restorations. Cerec uses images taken by a camera to form detailed 3D models, which are then sent to the milling machine. The milling machine is responsible for manufacturing the new restoration and it does this is in minutes. We can then fit your restoration and you’re free to go! The entire process can be completed in a single treatment session, so you don’t need to worry about finding time for multiple appointments or taking time off. There is also no need to have a strong of injections or worry about the unpleasant feeling of putty in your mouth, which can make some patients, especially those with a sensitive gag reflex, feel uncomfortable. Cerec is also a more accurate means of creating new restorations and it enables dentists and patients to enjoy greater influence over the design. With Cerec, we are able to produce high quality custom-made crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays. Call us now if you need speedy, effective restorative treatment.