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General Dental Procedures

Dental fillings

Dental Fillings: These are used to provide structural repair to damaged teeth as a result of decay, trauma or wear and tear. After removal under local anaesthesia normally of the problematic tooth structure the tooth is restored using a material such as, gold, amalgam, composite resin or porcelain with each filling material having its advantages and disadvantages.

Bonding: This is the term given to process of using composite resins to glue materials to the surface of the tooth.

Orthodontics: Misaligned teeth and malocclusions can be straightened and corrected with dental braces and retainers.

Root canals: This is the removal of infected pulp tissues within the root chamber of the tooth. The hollowed out tooth is filled with an antibacterial filling and the tooth is then capped wit ha crown for protection.

Dental CrownDental crowns: Crowns can repair extensively damaged or decayed teeth and can be made of similar materials to that used in dental fillings. Each crown can be expected to last for atleast 10 years, and mocernoption shave an even longer workign life. They can be applied to any tooth, regardless of shape or location.

Dental bridges: This is the replacement of missing teeth with artificial replacements, the “pontic”. The pontic is held in place by composite materials that are bonded to surrounded teeth.

Dentures: These are used to replace missing teeth or damaged teeth that can not be repaired.


Oral and maxillofacial Procedures
These types or procedures range from less invasive treatments of abnormalities of the mouth, jaw and face to major oral surgeries. Dental implants, reconstructive surgery, cleft lip and palate procedures also fall under this category.
 

Peridontal treatments (gum disease)

Early gum disease treatments may include tooth scaling, and cleaning at 3 month intervals along with medicated mouthwash, flossing and brushing of teeth. Later-stage gum disease may require deep-plane scaling, periodontal and laser surgery. Dental Zoom laser whitening
 

Laser Procedures:

In some cases laser dentistry can replace the need for drilling or other more invasive dental treatments. Laser can be used during a bonding procedure and to remove tooth decay, replace scaling, perform periodontal surgery, enhance tooth whitening and treat some forms of sleep apnea.
 
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