Are you afraid of Dentists? Well, don’t be. Most people are so scared of dental procedures because they think treatments are harrowing. While some ways are certainly distressing, you could benefit after taking your dentist’s recommendation. In that sense, dental procedures aren’t something you should be afraid of.
Here at the Dental Spa, we offer the most common dental procedures that can help you achieve a perfect smile. We guarantee that all treatments are safe and that you won’t feel excessive pain while going through the method. Discover how each of these treatments works by reading this post!
1.) Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding, also called “dental bonding,” is a cosmetic dental procedure that fixes a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth. It also helps with stained teeth, spaces between teeth, and making a tooth that is shorter than the others longer.
The “bond” is a material called composite resin that fills in the broken part of your tooth to make it look as good as new. Unlike a crown used to cover fillings, the composite will be the same color as the tooth, so it will still look natural. So why would you choose tooth bonding even for a small chip?
Many people care most about their smile, but fixing chips and cracks in their teeth is essential for their general oral health. It helps you chew properly and keeps damage from getting worse, which could be bad for the health of your other teeth.
2.) Fissure Sealants
Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer on the back teeth (molars) to prevent cavities. Your dentist can quickly and painlessly put a sealant on your teeth.
Most of the time, the sealant is put in the grooves and pits of the back teeth, called fissures. These are the most common places in the teeth where cavities form. A dentist, a dental hygienist, or an oral health therapist can do the procedure.
Sealants for fissures are made of white or clear composite resin, like a white filling for a tooth. Bacteria that can cause plaque can’t get through the sealants. They are made to stop cavities and tooth decay.
3.) Tooth-Colored Fillings
Composite fillings, also called white, plastic, or tooth-colored fillings, fill cavities with a tooth-colored resin made of powdered glass and plastic resin. This gives the filling a natural look and lets it blend in with the rest of the tooth.
Tooth-colored composite restorations are more attractive than dark amalgam fillings but are also solid. They can stand up to a lot of force when you chew. If you want a filler for your cavity that looks better, you can talk to our office about this option.
4.) Night Guards
A night guard is a plastic piece that looks like a retainer and can be hard or soft. It covers the biting surfaces and can be worn on either the teeth’ top or bottom teeth. Since everyone’s teeth are different, a night guard is made specifically for each person by shaping it to fit your teeth without being too tight or bulky.
It has a lot of different names, but dentists all mean the same thing when they talk about a mouthguard, occlusal guard, bite splint, dental guard, or nocturnal bite plate. Night Guards are made to fit your teeth and bite perfectly because it is meant to keep the surfaces from grinding against each other.
Sports mouthguards are not made to fit your bite because they are soft and made of a thicker rubbery material. Softer things will make you chew while you sleep because your brain thinks they are food.
This could hurt your muscles and make the soft material of the mat wear out faster than it should. If you decided to wear a sports mouthguard at night, your bite would change over time. After a while, the effect would show up when your bite changes.
5.) Gum Recontouring
Gum contouring is a dental procedure that changes the shape of your gum line. A specialist does it. In gum contouring, the extra gum tissue around your teeth is cut away or removed. If your gums are receding, gum tissue needs to be put back in place.
Most of the time, people choose to have their gums reshaped. This means that it is not needed for health reasons. Instead, it is done to make the gums, teeth, or smile look better. But sometimes, your dentist may suggest gum contouring to improve your oral health.
6.) Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers, which are sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells made of tooth-colored materials that fit over the front of your teeth to make you look better. The front of the teeth is bonded to these shells, which change their color, shape, size, or length.
Getting a dental veneer takes three visits to the dentist most of the time: one for a consultation and two to make and put on the veneers. The veneering process can be done simultaneously on just one tooth or on many teeth.
Most veneers last anywhere from 7 to 15 years. The veneers would have to be changed after this time.
7.) Porcelain Crowns
A dental crown is basically a fake cap cemented over a broken tooth to fix its look and function. Porcelain crowns are one type of dental crown. Because of their apparent color, they are thought to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing types of dental crowns. Because porcelain crowns are so clear, they are usually used to fix the teeth in the front.
Porcelain crowns are best for people with broken or large fillings, a tooth with a root canal, or damaged, cracked, or decayed teeth who want to improve their appearance. Porcelain crowns are beneficial when fillings or other restorations can’t fix the tooth.
Crowns made of porcelain can sometimes be put on a child’s baby teeth. Most of the time, they are used to save a tooth that has been damaged by decay and can’t hold a filling. They can also be used to keep kids’ teeth from getting cavities. Another possible use is to lessen the number of times kids who can’t take care of their teeth or cooperate fully with dental procedures need to be sedated.
Porcelain crowns come in many different styles, such as traditional, empress, Procera, lava, zirconia, and emax.
8.) Sports Guards
Sports guards are made to protect the teeth and mouth while playing sports or doing other activities. They are essential if you have braces, a bridge, or other dental work, and they protect your teeth from damage.
They help protect your teeth and your cheeks, lips, and tongue from damage caused by dental work and appliances. Most of the time, sports guards are worn on top teeth. But athletes with a jaw that sticks out, who wear dental appliances, or who have had a lot of dental work may also need a sports guard for their lower teeth.
Sports guards protect your teeth from chipped or broken teeth, damage to the root and bone, and even tooth loss. People might also not know that sports guards can help prevent injuries like broken jaws, brain bleeds, concussions, and neck injuries. They help protect you from the blunt force that could push your lower jaw into your upper jaw.
9.) Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening can be an effective way to make your natural tooth color lighter without taking away any of the tooth surfaces. It can’t change the color completely, but it might make it lighter.
You might get your teeth whitened for more than one reason. People are all different; just like our hair and skin, our teeth are also other. Few people have perfectly white teeth, and as we age, our teeth can also become more yellow. Teeth whitening can help you sustain beautiful, healthy, and happy teeth!
10.) Periodontal Therapy
If you have gum disease, you may need periodontal therapy, a broad term for several dental treatments. These treatments are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and keeping you from losing teeth. Gum disease can be treated both with surgery and without it. Your best choice will depend on your specific situation, but the minor invasive procedures are always the best.
Periodontal therapy can include treatments that don’t involve surgery. Whether or not you can get these treatments depends on how bad your gum disease is. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical way to treat mild to moderate cases. It involves cleaning plaque off the tooth-root surface under the gums.
Your smile is a part of who you are. It says who you are. That’s why taking care of your teeth and gums is so important. Don’t wait any longer! Book an appointment here at the Dental Spa. We guarantee to help you get the best service for your teeth! Contact our dentist today!