It is a common procedure used in cosmetic dentistry. It is also known as bleaching of teeth. Staining of teeth occurs due to various reasons which include use of tea and coffee due to certain bacteria, use of tobacco, certain kinds of food and some medications like tetracycline.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment is done to repair and save badly infected or decayed tooth. It is needed when the soft tissue inside the tooth structure becomes inflamed or infected. Once the decay erodes the first two layers of tooth, that is, enamel and dentin, infection then reaches the nerve and pulp of tooth which then causes pain. If left untreated, infection may spread beyond ends of roots of tooth. Bone loss may also occur around the tooth which may lead to pus formation or an abscess.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are placed in the oral cavity. These are made up of titanium which is a non reactive material and is well accepted by body cells.
There are various methods to replace the lost teeth. - In case of loss of single tooth, bridges can be used. - When there is loss of more than one tooth then removable partial dentures can also be given. - In case of absence of all teeth, complete dentures with or without implants can be given.
Periodontal treatment includes both surgical and non surgical treatment. Non surgical treatment includes scaling and root planing. However, in some cases, surgical treatment might be needed to restore the periodontal health, which is therapy for gums and bone. Some bacterial activity continuously goes on inside the mouth. If bacterial deposits remain inside the mouth, they cause further destruction which may lead to formation of abscess and then loosening of teeth. If bone loss occurs then also teeth may have to be extracted. Periodontal surgery increases the chances of keeping natural teeth. It is a procedure for regenerating lost bone and tissue supporting the tooth. Periodontal surgery is also helpful in cases of gum recession, wherein tooth may develop sensitivity due to exposed roots.
Orthodontia, also known as orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialty field of dentistry. An orthodontist is a specialist who has undergone special training in a dental school or college after they have graduated in dentistry. It was established by the efforts of pioneering orthodontists such as Edward Angle and Norman William Kingsley. The specialty deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.
Many people who want to improve their smile rush to the idea of teeth whitening or veneers, but most have no idea their smile can be improved by simply reshaping their gums. Gum shaping can fix a "gummy smile," or one that is uneven or asymmetrical. The dentist will use a soft-tissue laser to minimize bleeding and shorten the healing time.
A bone graft can create a more solid base for the implant. With bone grafting, a piece of bone is removed from another part of your jaw or your body your hip, for example transplanted to your jawbone. It may take up to nine months for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support a dental implant.