Dental Filling - A very common practice in which a dental restorative material is used to restore the function and integrity of missing tooth structure.
There are two types of restorations using filings. Direct restorations and indirect restorations
Direct restorations - This is where the dentist places soft or malleable filling into the prepared tooth and builds up the tooth before the material sets hard. The main advantage of this method is that it is set very quickly and can be done in a single appointment.
Indirect restorations - this is where most of the work is taken out of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth.
The most common indirect restorations include inlays and on lays , crowns , bridges , and veneers .
After the impressions have been done to dental technician fabricates the restoration from records the dentist has provided the prepared tooth. The finished restoration is usually bonded permanently with a dental cement . This treatment usually involves two separate visits to the dentist. Common indirect restorations are done using gold or ceramics
Dentures - These are also known as false teeth,.They are prosthetic devices which are made to replace missing teeth; Dentures are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable It is possible to have a removable partial denture or complete denture). Nowadays dentures come in variety of designs, some of which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics)
Dentures require multiple visits to the dentist.
Crown - This treatment involves completely capping or encircling a tooth or dental implant . This is used when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.
to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
The dentist will take an impression of the tooth and the crown will be fabricated outside of the mouth and attached using dental cement .. This treatment also requires more than one visit to the clinic
Dental Bridge -This isa fixeddental restoration which is used to replace a missingtooth or in some cases several teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth ordental implants
The treatment involves a number of visits to the dentist who can prepare the area and the surrounding teeth. The Bridge is normally manufactured by a dental technician. in some cases however the work can be carried out by the dentist using materials such as composite resin
The most common material used to build a bridge is gold or porcelain which is then fused to metal.
Teeth Whitening is popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry used for the extraction of the underlying, natural tooth shade by simply removing surface (extrinsic) stains (eg from tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco) and calculus (tartar). This is achieved by having the teeth cleaned by a dental professional (commonly termed "scale and polish", see debridement and polishing), or at home by various oral hygiene methods. Calculus is difficult to remove without a professional clean.
Dental implants - also known as an endosseous implant or fixture is a surgical component that interacts with the bone of the jaw or skull to support many different dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biological process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone.
The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added.
A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.
This is a surgical procedure which requires a long period of treatment,