General Dentistry Calgary Alberta
Dental problems can be prevented by taking proper care of oral health and visiting the dental office at least once in 6 months. During the routine dental visit, General Dentistry Calgary, AB who performs thorough check of the teeth and gums and recommends professional dental cleaning if found necessary. The dental examination helps dental professionals find signs of tooth decay and gum disease and take steps to intervene at an early stage and cure the dental problems. General dental care is an umbrella term used to refer to a wide-range of procedures which are aimed at treating decayed tooth, infected gums, taking preventive steps to avoid orthodontic and other types of dental problems. Dental restorations such as tooth fillings, inlays and onlays, dental crowns and bridges can be used to restore teeth depending on the extent of decay/damage of the tooth. Preventive steps such as fluoride application and use of sealants helps dental professionals avoid decay. The steps taken by general dentistry ensures that the teeth are in good shape and their functions are restored.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings are made of composite resin which contains plastic and glass mixture. The fillings can be used to restore tooth that are damaged from decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the cavity is prepared before the fillings are put in place. The area should be dry and free from bacteria. The fillings are applied layer by layer and hardened using special light. Once the cavity is full, our dentist removes excess fillings and polishes the surface to complete the restoration process. The tooth colored fillings are opted by people for restoration of front teeth. The fillings can be custom-made to suit the natural color of teeth. The procedure is less invasive since the fillings require less amount of natural tooth to be removed during preparation.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations that are designed to replace cusps and grooves of biting surface of a tooth. They are commonly made of porcelain and are fabricated to accuracy before they are bonded over the tooth. The tooth is prepared to hold the inlay or onlay before the restoration is bonded in place. Since dental inlays and onlays can replace a major part of the biting surface, they can avoid the need for a dental crown. The restoration should be care for properly in order to ensure longer life.
Dental crowns are restorations that are designed to look and function similar to the natural crown of a tooth. The artificial crown is bonded or screwed over a prepared natural tooth. The size of natural tooth is reduced in order to create space for placement of dental crown. A crown is used as a restoration when our dentist finds out that the tooth is too weak and an external support is required to aid its functions. Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment, teeth with large fillings, teeth that are misshapen and teeth that are broken may need crowns to act as shields to them. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal or other restorative materials.
Dental bridges are restorations that are used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. The restoration is supported by natural teeth or dental implants. A conventional dental bridge has one or more anchoring crowns and a false tooth attached to it. The anchoring crowns are fixed over dental implants or natural teeth that are prepared to make space for the bonding of the bridge. The false tooth is the replacement for lost natural tooth. A dental bridge restores the functionality of the dentition by supporting chewing, biting and speech. With proper oral care, a dental bridge can last for as many as 8-10 years.
Dental veneers are cosmetic shells that are made of porcelain. They are designed to transform the smile of a person. The veneers are bonded over the visible teeth at the front and they can alter many factors of natural teeth like length, width, color, shape and the proportions. All these aspects of natural teeth play a crucial role in the smile of a person. The material porcelain reflects more light and gives a natural look to the smile. Some amount of front surface of the teeth is removed in order to make space for bonding the veneers. Once the veneers are bonded in place, the patient must take care of them to ensure that the good-looking smile lasts longer.
Porcelain Veneers are artistically designed custom thin porcelain layers that are bonded on to teeth to create straight, healthy looking teeth without the use of orthodontics. It is usually a 2 visit procedure. During the first visit the dentist removes a small amount of the enamel & takes an impression, which is sent to our highly qualified technicians who design the Custom Veneers. It usually takes 7-10 days for the Veneers to be back. During this period the patient wears temporary Veneers that are custom crafted by the dentist.
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Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last pairs of teeth to erupt in the oral cavity. They normally erupt during the age 17-21. When there is insufficient space in the jawbone, the wisdom teeth do not erupt properly. Such teeth that erupt partially or remain submerged in the bone are called impacted wisdom teeth. A wisdom tooth needs to be removed when it increases the risk of infection, development of cysts or when the tooth is causing problems to the nearby teeth. Our dentist performs a thorough check of the wisdom tooth to find out if there are any risks. If risks are identified, extraction of the tooth is recommended. How the tooth is extracted depends on its position. A simple or surgical extraction may be performed to remove the tooth.