Dental Cleaning & Polishing
Prophylaxis” is the technical term for a teeth cleaning, and it’s sometimes called scaling. Professional teeth cleanings are recommended at 6-month intervals as part of your regular dental regimen, or more often if you struggle with periodontitis.
- Confidence builder as it improves esthetics—removes stains and discoloration.
- Treats bad breath caused by plaque buildup.
- Removes tartar, including in hard-to-reach places.
- Improves gum condition and prevents diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Bleaching as the name suggests is the process of brightening teeth or whitening teeth using a bleaching gel. Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth bleaching is a non-invasive procedure and can be easily undertaken.
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an infection in the tissue that surrounds and supports teeth which is also a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease can be of two types depending on its severity:
- Gingivitis –(Early stage gum disease) is painless a person can have gum disease and not even know it.
- Periodontitis (Advanced gum disease)-a person can experience loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small thread-like tissue in the centre of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
Crown & Bridge
Fixed prosthodontics are prosthetic devices such as dental crowns, bridgework, and dental implants that replace missing teeth inside the mouth. Fixed prosthodontics are not regularly removed, and are used instead of removable dental devices such as dentures and partials.