As the name suggests, general dentistry deals with the comprehensive treatment of every type of oral issue. General dentists are trained professionals who are capable of treating various kinds of oral diseases, infections, and emergency issues. The procedures that they perform are intended towards improving both the functionality and the aesthetics of the mouth.
Dr. Bello is a well-experienced dentist who has treated several hundreds of patients over her long-spanning career. She provides comprehensive treatment solutions to oral issues and makes sure her patients leave the practice with a happy and beautiful-looking smile.
What treatment procedures do general dentists offer?
General dentists do not concentrate on a specific branch of dentistry but handle all types of oral and maxillofacial procedures. The treatment offered by general dentists can briefly be divided into the following:
They are mainly intended to improve the appearance of one’s smile. Some of them are as follows:
Dental Fillings: Dental fillings are the best restorative solution to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. They look exactly like the natural enamel and hence, perfectly blend in with the teeth.
Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening procedures are used to remove the staining from the surface of the teeth. They help you get a whiter and more confident smile, thereby improving your overall appearance as well.
Bonding: Bonding is a method of applying a composite resin to the surface of a tooth to restore its shape. It also helps to treat minor cracks that are left from external trauma.
Teeth suffer damage due to various factors, such as external trauma, cavities, infections, natural wear, etc. Such teeth can either be restored or replaced using dental restorations. Some of them are as follows:
Dental crowns: They are cap-like restorations that fit perfectly over the teeth and cover them completely. This way, they help to restore chipped, damaged, worn out, discolored, and even fractured teeth.
Dental Veneers: Veneers are thin shells made from ceramic and cover the frontal surface of a tooth when bonded to it. They cover minor cracks, chipping, and discoloration.
Dental bridges: Bridges are teeth replacement solutions. They are composed of a prosthetic tooth coupled with crowns on either side. The replacement tooth fits in place, and the crowns help to hold it in position.
Inlays and Onlays: Inlays are customized fillings that are manufactured according to the contour of the cavity. They fit perfectly in the cavity and can be held in place using dental adhesives. Onlays are popularly referred to as ‘half-crowns’ as they restore the biting surface of a tooth.
Dental implants: Implants are considered the best replacement for natural teeth as they are implanted into the jawbone, giving them high stability, strength, and longevity. They restore the functionality of the mouth and prevent the drifting of the remaining teeth.
In addition to these, general dentists also perform procedures such as extractions, oral cleanings, getting rid of gum diseases, performing gum grafts, attending to emergencies, treating infants, children, and teenagers, providing regular oral consultations, etc.
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