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Common Dental Procedures Explained

Most people only ever go to a dental clinic if they are feeling acute pain due to an aggravating toothache or because they need to get their periodic dental check-up. While these are the two most common reasons for visit such a clinic, there are many more dental procedures that are performed daily by trained dental practitioners all over the world.
Here are some other dental procedures which you may want to know more about:

Dental Fillings

Not all people decide to get their teeth removed once they become perforated. If the damage done is minimal, you can get away with applying some dental filling, thus saving yourself from having to remove your affected tooth. Usually, a special type of composite resin or silver metal is used to fill teeth, but the material used can vary from one dentist Mentone to the other. It may also change according to how much filling is required.

Root Canal

This is one of those operations people don’t want to undergo (and for which you may want to undergo reliable sleep dentistry in Sandringham). A root canal involves the removal of an infected tooth pulp, which may occur due to germs gaining access to this issue through a severely decayed tooth. Root canals are not necessary unless you are sure to have an infection, but in case you do, it is mandatory to avoid the formation of an abscess, which can destroy bones in your jaw.

Dental Cap or Crown

A dental cap is a structure placed over a tooth to protect it from further damage. Typically, a crown is applied over teeth that have been filled or after you have had a root canal operation to avoid such problems from affecting the same set of teeth in future. Crowns may also be placed over teeth that are partially cracked or broken.

The Dentures

Dentures, also known as false teeth, are devices which are meant to replace lost teeth. Dentures are usually classified into two types: partial dentures are ones that are mounted on top of your natural teeth, usually on top of a metallic frame. They are easy to remove compared to the other type, which are the so-called full dentures. These have artificial teeth mounted on top of a base (which is coloured the same as the flesh in your mouth) and are placed on top of your gums after full removal of all your natural teeth.

The Braces

Braces are special devices which are temporarily worn to adjust the placement of teeth. Braces are useful to align crooked teeth and make your smile look better. Braces can also cure conditions such as overbite and under bite, and they are now available in different materials, ranging from metal braces to composite ones which have the same colour as that of your teeth.