Dental Blog

Interview: Common Questions About Dental Implants

Dr. Taha H. Jomha is a dentist and has answered some of the common questions Bizymoms visitors have about Dental Implants. View the full interview here. Q. What are dental implants? A. A dental implant is a tooth replacement which mimics a natural tooth.  It consists of two parts: 1. the titanium implant and 2….

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Implant Crown Placed On 35 Site

Patient presents for cementation of final crown on her implant.  The healing cap is removed and abutement screwed into place.  The crown is then cemented over top the abutment.  Refering to the picture on the left, the implanted tooth is the middle tooth directly in front of the molar tooth.   I will bring the…

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Implant Healing Cap 2 Week Followup

The upper left bicuspid was extracted and an implant was placed at the time of surgery. The patient presented 3 months later to have an impression made. At his appointment I uncovered the implant by making a small incision in the gum. An appropriate sized healing cap was placed on the implant. This is left…

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Tongue Piercing: The Effect on Teeth and Gums

I see patient after patient with tongue piercings.  Although they may “look cool” I advised to all my patients to remove them.  Tongue piercings are directly related to oral problems.  The two most common adverse effects a tongue piercing may cause are periodontal defect or trauma to teeth.  It is also possible to have an…

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Canadian Tooth Numbering System (By The Numbers)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Canadian Tooth Numbering System Dr. Taha Jomha, BMed Sci, DDS Have you ever wanted to know what the dentist is talking about when he is reading out a bunch of random numbers?  This post will discuss the tooth numbering system that dentists use in Canada.  I will also discuss briefly the surfaces of teeth. The mouth…

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Immediate Implant (35-bicuspid) at 3 Months

Implant site after 3 months An un-restorable tooth was extracted and an implant was placed at the time of removal.  The implant and area was then covered with bone grafting material and a membrane.  Things were left to heal for 3 months.  Below are the pictures of the site after 3 months.  If you would…

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Untreated Cavity Before and After X-Rays

This patient presented in October of 2010 for a check up and cleaning.  The patient does not brush on a regular basis.  There are medium sized cavities on many of his teeth.  Below is an xray of the cavities.  The cavities are the darker shadows outlines in red.                …

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Fillings to Close Food Traps

Patient presents with a food trap between two of his teeth.  There is a cavity between the teeth. The image of the left if from above.  We can see how food would get impacted when the patient eats.  The image on the right if from the side of the teeth to show the gap in…

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Replacing Metal Crown With Non-metal Crown

The image on the left is the front tooth and a metal crown next to it.  These pictures were taken for the lab to match the white spots on the adjacent tooth.  If we made the new crown all one colour it would stand out.  The photo on the right shows the base shade we…

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Front Tooth Broken To Gum Line; Restore With Crown

                  The front left central incisor is broken to the gum line.  The previous crown was in for over 20 years and has not been root canaled.  The patient presented with pain, a root canal was performed and a few days later his crown came off.

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