A general dentist is the primary provider of overall care for all sorts of oral conditions. These dentists usually diagnose and treat implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, bonding, veneers, fillings, inlays, onlays, gum contouring, periodontal screening, teeth whitening, oral cleaning, etc.
What are the restorative procedures followed by general dentists?
Dental implants: Dental implants are the tooth roots that can be replaced with metal studs combined with ceramic crowns. It usually acts as a replacement tooth or teeth, which may have been extracted due to gum diseases, cavities, or infections.
Dental crowns: A dental crown is a cap shaped like a tooth that is placed over a tooth to cover it, to restore its size and shape, and to improve your looks as well. It is done to protect a weak tooth, to restore an already broken tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover severely discolored teeth, and dental implant.
Dental bridges: Dental bridges are made of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between. These bridges are usually made of porcelain, gold, alloys, or other materials.
Denture: Denture is a removable or fixed replacement of artificial teeth for the teeth that are missing and the tissues surrounding it. Dentures are of two types; complete and partial.
What are the cosmetic procedures followed by these dentists?
Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening is usually carried out by-products like whitening toothpaste and also by over-the-counter gels, trays, strips, rinses, and whitening products obtained from a dentist.
Veneers: Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that are tooth-colored materials made to cover the front surface of teeth to make you look better. These shells are customized and are usually made of porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Oral Cleaning: Oral cleaning helps in removing plaque and tartar from the teeth surface and roots through scaling and root planing. This reduces the risk of having cavities or gum diseases.
Gum Contouring: Gum contouring is the extraction process of the decayed tissues in which the healthy ones are grafted to the infected region.
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