Ever wonder about all the dental procedures a dentist can do and if any of them are right for you? To help answer that, we are reviewing ten of the most popular dental procedures. If you’re interested in any of these procedures for yourself or want to learn more, contact Comprehensive Dental Care today to schedule a dental consultation.
Professional teeth cleaning is important for more than just making your teeth look nice and white. ental cleanings are essential to oral health as they remove built-up plaque, which can cause gingivitis and gum disease. In fact, you should receive teeth cleanings twice a year, which is one of the reasons why it’s such a popular dental procedure.
Orthodontics is an important aspect of dentistry, helping to straighten out teeth and fix issues that may increase the accumulation of plaque and food particles. While people used to believe braces were only for children, adults are now just as likely to get braces, especially with clear aligners such as Invisalign advancements.
Most people will get at least one cavity in their lifetime. If not properly treated, cavities can worsen, causing pain and potentially becoming infected. Bad cavities will also require a root canal treatment. A dental filling is a quick procedure where the dentist cleans the cavity and fills it with composite dental fillings or amalgam dental fillings to protect the tooth.
There are several reasons that you may require a tooth extraction, including a badly decayed tooth, an impacted tooth, or a wisdom tooth that can’t come in. While it may sound scary, tooth extractions are usually simple procedures, and sedation dentistry can provide relief during the procedure.
Once a tooth (or multiple teeth) has been extracted, a bridge is usually the next procedure used to help restore the look of a natural smile and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting. A bridge adheres a crown to the natural teeth on either side of the gap where your tooth used to be and is filled with artificial teeth connected to the crowns.
Dentures can replace all or some missing teeth, providing natural-looking teeth that can restore your ability to properly chew foods and boost your confidence. Dentures are removable, allowing for flexibility in choosing to wear them, and partial dentures can be an alternative to a dental bridge.
Implants can be an alternative to dental bridges or maybe the only option if there are no natural teeth available to connect dental bridges to. They are also an alternative to dentures, though may be more expensive. Implants are often preferable by patients due to their durability and longevity. This is because implants are composed of two parts: a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone and the tooth cap affixed to the post.