With proper care, permanent teeth will last for a lifetime. The risk of losing teeth, gum disease and tooth decay can be reduced with a low-sugar diet, good oral hygiene and regular visit to the dentist. It is highly recommended that every person must visit the dentist once in six months. Below we have discussed various dental solutions in Springfield ( www.dulacdds.com/Dental-Solutions ) that are carried out with very little or no discomfort.
Bonding – In this treatment, teeth are repaired that are fractured, decayed, discolored or chipped or for reducing gaps between teeth. The dentist mixes composite resin (a type of plastic) into a paste then the mixture is tinted for whitening or matching the color of the teeth. Multiple resin layers are applied to each tooth and every layer is hardened under a laser. Then the resin material is shaped and polished so that the finished tooth looks smooth and natural.
Braces – A device used for correcting the alignment of teeth as well as bite-related problems (overbite, underbite, etc.). Braces exert steady pressure on the teeth for straightening.
Implants and Bridges – These are two ways for replacing missing teeth or tooth. Bridges are false teeth that are anchored in place by the neighboring teeth. It consists of two crowns on the anchoring teeth and the false teeth in the center. The artificial roots are dental implants that are used for supporting the replaced tooth.
Caps and Crowns – A cover that fits over the teeth is broken, mis-shaped, badly stained, or decayed. The dentist prepares the crown and more than one visit is required to get the crown. It is made of porcelain, metal, acrylic, or porcelain bonded to the metal. The porcelain crowns look like the natural teeth and generally used for the front teeth and the porcelain bonded to metal is much stronger and is fitted at the back of the mouth. To make a crown, with anesthesia the teeth is frozen and a temporary cap is fitted on the tooth until the permanent crown becomes ready. On visiting next time, your dentist removes the temporary cap and put the crown on the tooth.
Repairs and Fillings – Here restorative materials are used for repairing teeth that have been compromised due to trauma or cavities.
Dentures – They are prosthetic devices used for replacing the lost teeth. There are partial and full type dentures where the full dentures are often termed as false teeth.
Gum Surgery – Gum disease or periodontal is an infection that affects the jawbone and gums that lead to loss of teeth and gum. Two major stages of disease – periodontitis and gingivitis where gingivitis is the reversible and milder form where periodontitis is more severe. In certain cases, surgery is required for reversing the effect of the disease.
Sealants – The dental sealants are applied to the chewing surface of the teeth ( https://www.dulacdds.com/services-item/general-dentistry/ ) that protects against decay-causing bacteria. Mostly, the sealants are applied to the back teeth like molars and premolars.