Teeth cleaning is part of your oral hygiene and it involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned, at least once every 6 months, to make sure our mouth is the healthiest. More frequent cleanings, dental x-rays and examinations may be necessary during the treatment of dental and other oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from durable plastics called composite resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, the fillings are less noticeable, and much more attractive, than other types of fillings
Dental bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) will be applied and harden with a special light. This ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance of the teeth.
In dentistry, an inlay is a lab fabricated restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.
Dental sealants are a dental treatment consisting of applying a plastic material to one or more teeth, for the intended purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities) or other forms of tooth decay. After curing, the plastic becomes a hard, thin layer covering the treated portions of the tooth.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or covers a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth and could also be used to improve the strength or appearance of the teeth.
A bridge consists of 3 or more crowns connected together. It is used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Dentures (more commonly known as false teeth) are removable, prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft (such as the gums) and hard tissues (teeth and bone) of the mouth. Conventional dentures are removable. There are two types of dentures, a partial (which covers several missing teeth) or a full denture (which covers all your teeth, either on the top or bottom).
A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is a process where the infected nerves (in the space of the tooth) are removed,wherein the pulp is cleaned out, the space is disinfected and then filled to prevent any bacteria from seeping into the canal.
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration.