Scaling is a dental process that involves removing the calculus deposits or stains on the teeth. It can be likened to scraping peeling paint on the wall. Polishing is the process of smoothing the teeth as scaling can make the teeth feel rough. People of varying ages should consider undergoing scaling and polishing to achieve optimum oral health. Once the damage starts setting in, a more complex dental procedure may have to be carried out.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape as well as helps prevent further decay by closing the cavity which bacteria can penetrate. Various types of filling materials (No one type of filling is best for everyone):
- Composite filling
- Silver Amalgam filling
- Glass Ionomer filling
- Porcelain filling
Tooth extraction is a procedure where a tooth or teeth are removed by a dentist using dental tools and equipment. Like any other minor surgeries, careful medical evaluation is necessary before a tooth extraction is performed. The procedure is accompanied with pain management for maximum patient comfort.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length.
Crowns and bridges are a fixed solution to missing or damaged teeth. This restorative procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile to its natural state. A crown is used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing.
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade. Reason for tooth whitening : Staining from by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant and smoking. ‘Calculus’ or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth. Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. There are some choices of denture materials :
- Cobalt chrome
Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Braces also fix gaps. They are often used to correct under bites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural.
Radiographs and other imaging modalities are used to diagnose and monitor oral diseases, as well as to monitor dent facial development and the progress or prognosis of therapy. Here, we have digital intraoral radiograph machine.
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Children, in particular, benefit because it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. Fissure sealants and topical fluoride treatments help prevent decay in your children’s teeth.