Learn about the latest technical advancements in Dentistry. Dr. Joseph D. Angelo explains latest technical advancements in Dentistry and how it applies to your life.
Read the full transcript »
Mike Wiegenstein: Graduated from school. Joseph D’Angelo: Well, its just like anything else Mike. If you want something to be done that’s as technically and artistically demanding is veneers I would want to have somebody has done lot of them because overtime they are going to get -- is going to work. Mike Wiegenstein: We have to take another quick break. When we come back I want to talk about implants, single tooth implant you talked to me before about when it’s the time to put an implant and right when you take your tooth out and also about securing dentures with implants. You are watching Medical News Network, we will be right back. Female Speaker: Mr. and Mrs. John, having some behavioral problems. Mrs. John: I guess our reward system is not working. Mr. John: All the time I will try neither. Female Speaker: -- Mrs. John: Why are you just so lenient? Mrs. John: While you are too strong. Mrs. John: No, you are. Mrs. John: No, you are. Mrs. John: No, you are. Mrs. John: No, you are. Male Speaker 1: When adults don’t have the answers they can feel as frustrated as kids. Connectforkids.org has thousands of resources for helping kids in your community. Connectforkids.org guidance for grownups. Male Speaker 2: Almost half of all parents who suspect their child has a problem learning, before getting them help. Why? When there is so much they could be achieving. Kids with learning disabilities are smart; they just learn differently, call or visit us on the web now. Mike Wiegenstein: Welcome back, in studio we have Dr. Joe D’Angelo and we are discussing easy and convenient ways of obtaining a more confident smile. We were talking about veneers and what is the most challenging part of cosmetic dentistry for you? Joseph D’Angelo: Some of the most challenging cases of those we have to fix a single front tooth and try to get -- Mike Wiegenstein: So, you don’t do anything with other teeth, you have one tooth missing, you are going to change that one. Joseph D’Angelo: Sometimes everything looks fine except for one tooth got a problem, you don’t really want to touch the other ones, you just got to make that one match, alright, single front tooth has its mirror image right now. Mike Wiegenstein: I know you brought along pictures, so lets take a look at the image. I see this gentleman, I see the great line around his tooth, is that the tooth that we are having problem. Joseph D’Angelo: This gentleman came in knowing he had a problem with the tooth and the obvious problem is the great line at the top and the crown doesn’t really mess the one next to it. Mike Wiegenstein: So, you have got to take the tooth out. Joseph D’Angelo: In this case actually, the tooth had come out. We needed to fraction and it was fraction in such a way that made it not as terrible. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, so you taken out and that you placed an implant right, what is an implant? Joseph D’Angelo: Well, implant is a titanium root replacement. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay. Joseph D’Angelo: This is very large. Mike Wiegenstein: So what happens with that? Joseph D’Angelo: So, this goes inside where the root used to be. Mike Wiegenstein: Alright. Joseph D’Angelo: Okay, on top of the implant we may attachment some abutment, which gets screwed down into the implant and some say hard. Mike Wiegenstein: So, if we look at the next picture this gentleman, a part of it is screwed in and the abutment is that we see sticking out there. Joseph D’Angelo: That right there is actually a temporary abutment, not the permanent abutment. It’s a temporary abutment. This implant just went a moment ago before this picture is taken. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, and now when he leaves what we have it will there be a temporary tooth in there, just out of curiosity. Joseph D’Angelo: When he leaves he will walk right with temporary tooth and everyone smile. So, then in this picture the tissue is verily even red and this is extremely important aspect of trying to use single immediate front tooth replace