Fillings & Dental Crowns In Dubai

Amalgam Fillings
For more than a century, dental practitioners have used silver-mercury amalgam fillings and dental crowns to restore and repair decayed or broken teeth. Fillings and crowns are a quick, safe way to prevent further decay or damage to your existing teeth.

For more than a century, dental practitioners have used silver-mercury amalgam fillings to restore and repair decayed or broken teeth. Prior to the discovery of amalgam fillings, early oral surgeons would use bits of cloth and animal bone, stone chips, turpentine resin, or various metals to fill in unsightly gaps in their patients’ smiles. In fact, it was the famous surgeon Johannes Arculanus who in the 15th century first proposed the notion of using real gold leaf to make teeth whole again!

Dental amalgam has been used as a dental restorative material for over 150 years and is used to fill in the spaces where dental caries has damaged a portion of a tooth. Amalgam is, in fact, one of the oldest materials used in oral health care. Its use as an oral aid is predated only by the use of gold, which obviously became too expensive for the average patient. Amalgam remains a popular option because it is strong, durable, and inexpensive. An estimated 200 million restorative German Dental procedures performed in 1990 alone used amalgam in some form. However, amalgam use is declining because the occurrence of dental cavities is decreasing and because other materials, like porcelain resin and alloy substances, are now available for particular applications and treatments.

An amalgam filling can be a viable and inexpensive choice to treat a small cavity or a minor dental problem. Please call us if you have questions or concerns about silver-amalgam fillings.

Dental Crowns (Caps)
The term crown refers to the restoration of a tooth using materials that are fabricated and then are cemented into place. A crown is used to “cap,” that is completely cover, a tooth. Dental crowns are regularly made for teeth that have broken, are noticeably worn down, or have been damaged by decay. Unlike amalgam fillings, crowns completely cover the visible portion of a tooth, the part that lies at and above the gum line. That means the crown encases the entire tooth, making it the tooth’s new exterior surface.

Crowns can be made of porcelain (a type of dental ceramic), metal (gold or a metal alloy), or a combination of both. A dentist might recommend a crown, also known as a “tooth cap” or “dental cap,” for one of four primary reasons:

to restore a tooth to its original shape
to strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by decay, illness, or injury
to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth
to replace a large, unsightly traditional silver-amalgam filling

Our dental lab technicians take great pride in matching the color and translucency of your new crown with the appearance of your natural teeth. Our technicians will shape and reshape your crown to best match the opposing teeth, which gives you a better bite and improved jaw function. In fact, your crown will be so carefully matched that it will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Once application is completed, the crowned tooth looks and functions just like your natural teeth and is actually stronger than before due to the reinforcement of a specialized adhesive utilized to bond the crown to the tooth. Resin crowns also look better and last longer than silver-amalgam fillings. Applying a tooth-colored crown can be an economical way to restore a cracked, broken, discolored, or decayed tooth.

The Functions Of Dental Crowns…
The dental crown serves two vital functions. First, it enhances the appearance of your teeth and your facial features. Because your teeth support your facial muscles and expressions, anything less than a full tooth may affect the way you look and your ability to fully command the muscles of your face, not to mention the ability to chew properly. One thing to keep in mind is that if your tooth is severely decayed or cracked, the dentist will need to restore it prior to applying a crown.

Second, a crown will be the same size, shape, and color as the natural tooth. As a result, the crown will maintain the alignment of your jaw and bite, ensuring that the surrounding teeth don’t shift or assume a greater share of the work when it comes to biting and chewing food. Crowns can help maintain the integrity of your jaw, ensuring many years of healthy eating and talking.

Our patients love the result of a natural porcelain crown. They love the fact that porcelain crowns look just like their natural teeth and don’t have a dark metal line. They also appreciate the healthy, natural glow a porcelain crown offers.

Replacing old crowns, fillings, inlays, and bridges with metal-free restorations is a wonderful way to brighten your smile and maintain the healthy integrity of your jaw, not to mention improve your self-esteem and confidence!

Dental care

Oral Care With Dental Crowns…
Once your crown is in place, it is imperative that you brush the area well and that you floss below the gum line on a regular basis. The crown protects the remaining tooth enclosed within it from further decay. However, you must guard the base of the crown against bacterial growth so gum disease does not result.

Web Analytics and Optimization Blog

Why care so much about content?

Well if you’re in the media business you’re already well aware that content is king!

I like to think about it by comparing media or content driven sites to an e-commerce site. On an e-commerce site, your products or services are the most fundamental pieces of content on your site, 9 times out of 10 (warning: completely fictitious statistic) that’s the reason why people even showed up in the first place.

Similarly, on media or content-driven sites, the articles, videos or audio streams provided are the most fundamental and most important pieces of information on a website.  Without interesting, engaging content what incentive do you provide your visitors to even come to your site in the first place in dubai?

Why then do many of us in the media or content-driven industry measure content effectiveness strictly by considering only page views?

The need for better metrics

Don’t get me wrong page views for any given media site are crucial, as a matter of fact due to the revenue models (see my posts on net present value as well asimportant metrics for media sites overall) that come with traditional media sites,  page views is one of the most important metrics.

But when you really dissect exactly what a page view is as a metric, it really isn’t sexy at all.  A page view simply tells us that a page did in fact load, that’s it.  I have no idea if you liked what you saw, read it, told a dozen friends about it, came to it by accident, visited 15 more pages afterwards, found it fascinating enough to discuss it…you can see where I’m going with this.

I like to think of page views at a wonderful proxy metric, if everything goes right then yes we absolutely would expect to see eventual increases in overall page views.  What page views fail to provide us with however is what I’ll refer to as measures of content potential.  Page views give us a bit of a measure for what is working, but fail to let us know what will work or even why something worked in Dubai.

Measures of Content Engagement & Potential

So what are the deeper measures we require to really understand content potential?  To start, how about we look at a current leader in online media, USA Today.

As an example let’s take a look at one specific article.

Why did I pick USA Today? Because of the pretty enhanced number of story tools that they have.  Let’s break it down.

Commenting
USA Today encourages its users to comment on their articles.  Why is commenting important to measuring content effectiveness?  Ever heard the phrase, “there’s no such thing as bad press?”  That pretty well sums up my feelings on commenting.

Discussions surrounding content, whether they’re positive or negative indicates a keen interest of a group of people visiting your website.  Understanding both the number of comments on any specific piece of content (or groups of those pieces) receives as well as the average number of comments per piece of content is critical to understanding overall site performance.

An experiment I’d love to be able to run is one where you toy with a content comment velocity threshold. When a given piece of content receives a number of comments (x) over a certain amount of time (y) a content management system (working in tandem with a web analytics tool) automatically identifies this as “hot” content. What action is taken? Perhaps the system automatically starts to place the piece of content in an “up and coming” content widget that’s placed on pages. Perhaps the story is automatically featured on a homepage and content vertical page.  Perhaps the system integrates some user segmentation to align this story with other users that have commented on similar stories.  The possibilities are endless (well almost)!

Finally, at a more fundamental level, commenting leverages the interactive power of the Internet.  Most other media distribution channels are one-way.  I send you my message and you take it whether you like it or not.  Obviously in the online world we can actually have a conversation with our audience.

Taking the time to actually analyze the content of comments on popular or “hot” articles themselves provides invaluable insights.  Many times editorial staff is able to analyze the content of these comments to gain ideas for future editorial segments on the site.  While this shouldn’t be taken to an extreme and brands should always retain some editorial control (just because people want more Britney Spears doesn’t mean the New York Times should be doing homepage featurettes everyday), there’s nothing wrong with having a tool that essentially becomes an idea generator for future stories.

As a quick example, what if on a news article relating to the upcoming US presidential election, a few comments stated they were curious about an aspect of Barrack Obama’s childhood and remembered reading something on the subject but had since forgotten.  This is a perfect opportunity for the editorial staff to respond in real time to the visitor’s request by generating content or linking to existing content that answers the query as well as posting a response on that article for others to see.

Author: Be unique group digital marketing agency in dubai

Tips on Visually Measuring Your Traffic Sources

Yes your monthly search engine ranking report currently rank in all major search engine like Google, Yahoo and MSN, but where does your traffic comes from? Is it from other site? Perhaps in a paid versus organic search? What about RSS feeds / e-mail / affiliates?

Measuring what sources are driving the highest quantity and quality visits to your site is one of the fundamentally most important (and easiest!) things a web analyst can do.

Your traffic sources report usually doesn’t look much different than this:

Then if you’re really lucky you get a slick visual summary of that data in the form of a pie chart!

Here are some useful tips I’ve found for really getting insight out of your traffic sources reporting :

  • Decide on your sources

  • Set up tracking on your sources

  • Report and find those insights!

  • Go ask for that raise!

Learn more about these practical and powerful tips. See how it was presented in a way which provides insight and analysis.