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A dental filling also known as dental restoration is a procedure to treat and restore the structure, function and integrity of a missing tooth structure which is often caused by cavities and external traumas. It helps repair the gap by filling it with a dental amalgam therefore restoring it to its natural form.
Root Canal Treatment
A Root Canal Treatment is often feared by many patients as many think it equivalents to a painful procedure. This is often advised by the dentist when the infection of the tooth has reached the third layer of the tooth or the pulp which can be very painful. To eliminate this problem and save the tooth, a root canal treatment will be done to the affected area.
Also known as Endodontic Treatment, this procedure is often done by an Endodontist. This is done to remove the infection on the pulp and save the tooth from being extracted or removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt in your mouth. It is also known as third molars and are located at the back of the mouth. Though some people may not have it grown, they are usually gotten at the age of age 17-25 years old. Dentist usually advised to remove it before it fully erupts for one main reason and that is because it can cause many oral complications.
The procedure of extracting the wisdom tooth is surgical and may be done at the dentist’s office or hospital. It is carefully examined by a series of an oral examinations to identify its position and problem.
Dental braces are used to help align the teeth and put it in a correct position. The procedure is under the branch of orthodontics in which its specialty is diagnosing, correcting and preventing malpositioned teeth. They are usually done by an orthodontist in the dental clinic. Patients will be required to frequently come back in order to adjust it and change its wires.
Dental braces have many benefits as it can correct not only misaligned jaw or teeth but also help improve speech and appearance therefore boosting the patient’s confidence and being.
Dental implants are known as an alternative for replacing a missing tooth. It has become one of the most popular procedures aesthetically due to its features which resembles a natural tooth. Dental Implants are titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw bone underneath the gum line to act as a tooth root. This allows the dentist to mount the replacement teeth/bridge on the area.
Dental implants also provide oral health benefits as they are not anchored to the teeth which lessen infections and decay. Unlike dentures, it is placed inside of the gums, therefore, preventing it from getting loose or falling off.
Dentures are a removable device that is used as an alternative to replace missing teeth. It helps provide proper mouth function like chewing, biting, and smiling. Though it resembles missing teeth, it may feel very uncomfortable when worn. Today, dentures are enhanced to make it look not only more natural looking but also more comfortable.
Dentures may be placed and taken out whenever you want which makes it convenient for people who aren’t comfortable wearing them always. Traditionally, it is made of two types of material which is porcelain and plastic but today, it can also be made out of hard resin. All of these materials are fragile and can be broken down easily if not taken care of properly.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that cemented into the remaining teeth or implants by the dentist. They offer patients teeth restoration by covering their damaged or missing teeth. It helps improve the tooth’s shape, appearance, and functions such as biting and chewing.
Crown and bridges also aid in preventing the shifting of the remaining teeth due to the gap that was left by the missing tooth. Upon consulting with your dentist, they will examine and analyze whether a dental crown or bridge will be placed.
Teeth Whitening is a popular treatment aesthetically as it helps improve the teeth’s appearance by making it bright, sparkly, and white. This is done by removing the stains which causes discoloration on the tooth’s surface. Teeth whitening procedure requires multiple visits to the dentist to achieve and maintain the white color.
Though there are several over-the-counter teeth whitening products that can be bought, having it done by a dentist is the fastest and effective way to see the results. The dentist will discuss what procedure they will do to achieve the desired effect.
As the name suggests, Preventive Dentistry is the practice of caring and looking after your teeth and gums to make them healthy and strong. This method helps prevent the occurrence of cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, enamel wear, and other oral diseases.
This is one of the most important areas in dentistry as it focuses on prevention rather than the cure. This is extremely important as it not only keeps us away from painful experience and expensive treatments but also makes our oral health naturally strong. Due to advancements in technology today, there are now numerous forms of preventive dentistry making it easier to maintain our oral health.
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