What is Dentistry?
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Dentistry is the science that deals with preventing, diagnosing and treating any form of injury, disease or defects in the teeth, jaw and mouth.
There are various surgical and non-surgical treatments that are administered under dentistry to treat a large variety of dental diseases or disorders that affect the oral cavity (mouth).
What are the types of Dental Treatments?
There are a large variety of dental treatments. Some of these are meant to treat a dental disease or disorder while others are meant to correct congenital (birth) defects or damage from injuries, while the more popular ones today are the cosmetic dental treatments.
These are some of the most common dental treatments that are performed on millions of patients each year all across the world:
Bridges – The dental bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or consecutive numbers of teeth. The bridge provides extra support to weakened/damaged teeth.
A dental bridge can be made of precious non-corrosive metal, porcelain or a mixture of both.
Crowns – Dental crowns are designed to cover the upper portion of the visible tooth, similarly to a cap. These are made from metal, ceramic or a combination of ceramic-metal. These are fixed on top of damaged/broken teeth to make them appear normal.
The dentist will drill a small hole into the damaged tooth from top. This will act as an anchoring point of the crown. These dental crows are made from molds taken of your teeth to make them appear as natural as possible.
Fillings – Dental fillings are one of the most commonly performed dental treatments around the world. The most-used material for filling is a mixture of silver, zinc, tin, etc. The dentist will consider your lifestyle and needs to suggest the right combination of materials for your dental filling.
Root Canal treatment – The root canal treatment is increasingly becoming ever popular. It is also called as ‘endodontics’ and is most useful in treating infections of the tooth (the root canal system). The root canal system suffers damage when the nerves or blood vessels in it become infected. This infection then spreads to other parts of the tooth as well. This requires the dentist to remove the infected tooth.
The root canal treatment requires the surgeon to first remove all the infected parts of the tooth from the root canal system. The root canal is then filled with a sealant (or crown) to prevent infection again. This is a progressive treatment process and requires multiple dental visits to get completed successfully.
Teeth whitening – Teeth whitening process (also called as teeth bleaching) is most useful for improving the color of discolored teeth. There are various causes for teeth to become discolored but mostly it results due to the formation of tartar on the teeth from poor oral hygiene and eating habits.
The surgeon will use safe dental bleaching technique to lighten the darkened/discolored teeth to resemble the natural teeth color.
Braces – Braces are a part of orthodontics and are useful for straightening crooked/misaligned teeth. Braces can be removable or fixed. These are made from a range of medical-grade materials such as ceramic, plastic or metal.
Braces act as dental treatment and cosmetic dental treatments as they help to realign crooked teeth to improve the biting/chewing ability as well as to improve the smile.
Dental implants – These are fixed dentures that are not removable as the conventional dentures. These are useful to replace several consecutive damaged/broken teeth or the complete set of teeth.
The dentist will fix these dental implants with drilling small titanium screws into the jaw bone. These screws act as strong anchors for the dental implants.
Veneers – Dental veneers are ideal for covering discolored teeth. The dentist will drill a hole into the tooth and an impression is taken for a mould to be created. The veneer is a very thin layer of material that covers the damaged or discolored teeth completely.
Dentures – Dentures are more commonly known as ‘false teeth’ and have been used since decades to replace broken teeth. These can be used to replace a partial set of teeth that are damaged or broken or they can be used to replace the entire set of teeth.
Dentures are custom-made and require a cast to be made after taking an impression from the gum. These impressions are used to make strong false teeth using plastic or metal.
Dentures are removable for efficiency in cleaning them from time to time. These will also need to be soaked in a cleaning solution overnight to be maintained properly.
Why choose Widestate Medicare for Dental Treatments?
Widestate Medicare is the top choice of hundreds of patients from all over the world to guide them for the best dental treatments. WideState has an active global network of world-class dental specialty clinics and hospitals all over the world, including in popular destinations, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Dubai, etc.
With WideState, the patient is ensured complete peace of mind through comprehensive travelling assistance as well as successful dental treatment at advanced dental specialty hospitals.
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