Posts Tagged "cosmetic dentist"

Different types of cosmetic dental treatments

Posted on Jan 19, 2015

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a field in dentistry which focuses in the improvement of the physical appearance of the patient’s teeth and gums. With so many advancements in dental technology, a lot of cosmetic dental procedures were made possible.  Types of cosmetic treatments in dentistry are: Addition of a dental material to the teeth or the gums. Examples under this category include: Bonding – It uses a tooth colored dental material to cover up gaps and fissures present in the tooth. It is also used to improve the color of stained teeth and reshape a misaligned tooth. Crowns – They are ‘cap’ shaped like a tooth used to cover a decayed tooth to improve its appearance, and restore natural function. Veneers – These are wafer thin materials, usually made from porcelain that are bonded to the teeth front surface to correct broken, crooked, misshapen or stained teeth. When compared to bonding, veneers are more durable. Gum grafts – These are used to treat receding or exposed gums. Removal of tooth or gum structure. Examples under this category include: Enameloplasty – It is procedure where the tooth’s enamel is reshaped or contoured to change the tooth’s length, shape and position. It is often done to correct irregular or overlapping teeth. Gingivectomy – It is the excision of excess gum tissues through surgery to correct gummy smiles. Teeth straightening by using dental braces to correct malocclusions. Neither adding a dental material nor removing a tooth or gum structure. Examples under this category are: Teeth whitening – It uses bleaching materials such as hydrogen peroxide to whiten stained or discolored teeth. Teeth whitening could be done with the use of over-the-counter whitening products, dental whitening kits or in-office whitening treatments....

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Different dentists for different oral health problems

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Different dentists for different oral health problems

Dentistry is one of many disciplines under medicine that specializes with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of different oral health problems. It encompasses the health of one’s dentition, oral mucosa, and other structures in the maxillofacial area. Since dentistry is a wide discipline, it branches out into different fields which requires different specialist. These specialists undergo specialty trainings to treat specific dental problems and provide different dental treatments. Your responsibility as a patient is that you should be observant and knowledgeable enough about the different oral health problems you might experience. This will help you identify what type of dentist do you need for the signs and symptoms you are experiencing. Here is a list of dental specialists and the type of work that they do. General dentist – He/she is responsible for providing primary dental health care. This care includes preventive and maintenance dental care. He/she is the one who performs professional teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, simple root canals, teeth extractions and cavity fillings. He/she is also responsible for your annual oral examinations and the referrals you need to different dental specialists for your specific dental needs. Cosmetic dentist – He/she is responsible for the aesthetic care of your teeth. Some of the services he/she provides include teeth whitening, dental veneer, composite bonding and even a smile makeover. Endodontist – He/she specializes in the care and treatment of diseases and injuries of your dental pulp. An endodontist is responsible in performing root canals and other treatments needed to restore the health of your dental pulp. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – He/she specializes in performing surgeries of the entire face, mouth and jaw structure. Most of the time, he/she is responsible in treating accident victims. Together with the cosmetic dentist, they perform reconstructive and dental implant surgery. Orthodontist – He/she specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of your misaligned teeth or malocclusions. He/she helps in straightening your teeth by applying braces or other dental corrective appliances. Pediatric dentist – He/she is responsible for the care of children’s dental health. He/she specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental problems present in young children and adolescents. Periodontist – He/she specializes in the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the gums. He/she is the one who performs scaling and root planing treatment, crown lengthening procedures and tissue and bone grafts in the mouth. Prosthodontist – He/she specializes in the repair and restoration of your natural teeth and replacement of missing teeth. He/she uses dental crown to restore the appearance and function of your natural teeth. On the other hand, he/she also performs treatments which use dental bridges, implants and dentures to replace missing teeth. Public Health dentist – He/she is responsible for dental health care awareness of the public. He/she organizes programs and activities to further educate the public of how to control and prevent dental diseases in the community level. Now that you are enlightened with the different dental specialists and the care that they provide, you will be knowledgeable when your general dentist refers you...

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Specializing in Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

Specializing in Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry

We specialize in cosmetic dentistry, which is not for pain or cleaning, but for appearance and glamour. To achieve this sort of expertise, a cosmetic dentist has additional training that not all general dentists do. See our Cosmetic Dentistry services. We also specialize in dental implants, which are the most sought after restorative dental treatment today because of their efficiency and convenience. A dental implant procedure is an appropriate solution if you are missing one tooth or even an entire mouthful of teeth. Learn more about dental...

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