General dentistry is the formal name for the practice of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments. A general dentist has a wide skill set that allows them to provide these three different types of treatments in order to manage a patient’s oral health. The majority of general dental services includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders, and diseases, influencing the teeth, gums, and maxillofacial (related with the jaw and face) area of the body. However, when these problems do occur, restorative dental services are used to treat the problem and restore oral health. Finally, cosmetic dental procedures are used to restore teeth, while also improving the look of the smile. Customary checkups and oral health maintenance prevent the development of serious dental issues that can require expensive treatment.
Tooth Colored Filing
Composite fillings, also known as white fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are dental fillings used to restore teeth with small to medium cavities that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They are made from dental composite resin, which is a mixture of plastic and glass that can be customized to match the surrounding tooth structure. This means that composite fillings are not noticeable once they are placed. For this reason, many dentists recommend composite fillings over the traditional metal fillings.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are dental prosthetics that are used to restore decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. Crowns are like caps that fit over the top of a natural tooth to restore it once the decayed or damaged tissue has been removed. Dental bridges are composed of one or more dental crowns with a pontic, or fake tooth, bonded in the middle. Both crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Contrary to removable devices like dentures, which you can take out and clean every day, crowns and bridges are joined onto existing teeth or implants, and can be removed only by a dentist. As their name suggests, a bridge spans over the gap left by a missing tooth.
Sports Mouth guards
Custom Fitted mouth gaurds are the best option when it comes to protection against trauma and concussion, Infact a study confirmed that a custom fitted mouth gaurd can reduce for chances of concussion by more than 50%. Thus we recommend wearing custom mouth gaurd for sports like basketball, boxing, Hockey, football, gymnastics etc.
Dental Cleaning and Consultation
Dental cleanings and consultations are the foundation of preventative dentistry. Regular cleanings remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth to reduce the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Routine dental consultations allow your dentist to evaluate your teeth, gums, and bite to determine your current level of oral health. Often this allows your dentist to identify any possible dental issues early on before they have a chance to escalate. As a result, this will save you both time and money, as well as decrease the chances of needing more invasive dental treatments in the future.
Tooth extractions are procedures that dentists perform to maintain your oral health by removing teeth that are severely decayed, damaged, or otherwise problematic. In some cases, tooth extractions may also be necessary to prepare your mouth for cosmetic dental treatment. There are two different types of tooth extractions your dentist may perform depending on the condition of the tooth in need of extraction: simple and surgical. Simple extractions are used to remove teeth that are fully intact and erupted out of the gums. Teeth that are broken, below the surface or impacted in your gums require a Surgical extraction.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are indirect dental restorations used when a filling is not enough, but a crown would be too much. Since they are indirect restorations, they are fabricated by a dental lab from gold, porcelain, or resin. Once formed, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the affected tooth. If aesthetics are a factor, it will also be matched to the colour of the surrounding tooth structure. Because inlays and onlays are customized for each patient, they are stain-resistant, tend to last longer than traditional dental fillings and could be a better option for some people.
Root canals are restorative dental procedures used as a last resort to save a severely decayed tooth. They become essential when the innermost pulp layer has become infected and are performed to prevent the bacteria from spreading. During a root canal, the infected and decayed tissue is removed from the inside of the tooth. The tooth is then restored by having a dental crown placed in order to protect it.