General Dentistry

General Dentistry

What does general dentistry include?

What does general dentistry include? The Dentist will use a variety of methods such as tests, X-rays, and the like to determine what is wrong with your teeth before treatment.

Regarding the treatments, you will find that your general dentist will provide some or all of the following:

  • Fillings:

Teeth can be filled with many different materials that include gold, amalgam, mercury, porcelain, and composite resin.

  • Crowns:

Crowns are artificial teeth or “caps” that can be attached to damaged or broken teeth. These will maintain their shape and protect them from similar harm.

  • Bridge:

It is a structure that includes an artificial or “bridge” tooth affixed to more than one crown. These crowns form over the natural enamel on either side of the gap, which helps to rest the artificial teeth in place and thus ensure a natural appearance.

  • Root canal treatment:

This procedure is performed when the tissue or “pulp” inside the tooth is injured. This procedure can be performed by a general or specialist dentist.

  • Dentures:

This is basically a set of artificial teeth. If you have any missing teeth due to an accident or disease, dentures can help. They are removable artificial teeth that look and behave the same way as natural teeth.

  • Dental cleaning:

This can take the form of “scale and polish” or advice on brushing and flossing.

  • Bonding:

Bonding is the name for a procedure in which a type of resin is used as a “glue” to attach to a substance, such as dental veneers. It is often used to treat stained or damaged teeth.

  • Oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial treatments:

This is the technical term used to describe oral, facial, and maxillary procedures. Includes dental implants and treatment for TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint). These are the most common services provided by a general dentist. However, you may find that your general dentist performs a range of cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, luminescent, and cosmetic bonding.