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Most people are unaware of what to expect when they visit a dentist. Cavities are not the only thing that dentists can take care of. The following are the treatments or dental procedures that your dentist can offer you.

1. Veneers

Veneers are porcelain pieces that are bonded to the teeth. They are used in closing gaps in teeth. Also, if your teeth tend to be crowded and overlapping, strong pieces of porcelain, that is veneers, are used to improve their appearance. Sometimes they are even used in place of dental crowns.

2. Bridges and implants

These are the other common dental treatments that you can get at your dentist. Bridges are fake teeth that are used in the place of a missing tooth. They are usually anchored by the neighboring teeth. When going for dental implants Melbourne, what should you expect? Artificial roots that support a replaced tooth.

Therefore, if you have lost a tooth, dental implants or bridges is what your dentist is likely to recommend.

3. Bonding

Some people have problems with having gaps between teeth. Others have fractured decayed, discolored and chipped teeth. Bonding is used to correct that. What happens is that the dentist makes a paste out of a plastic known as composite resin then tints the mixture to the color of your teeth.

The paste is then applied to every tooth and hardened by laser or ultraviolet light. Once the dentist is done with that procedure, the tooth can then be shaped and polished to make it appear natural. Who is the process recommended for? The good news is that people of all ages can do it, that includes the children.

4. Braces

You have seen a couple of people with braces, even if it is in the movies. While some appear decorative, you must have wondered what their function is. Their core job is to align the teeth. Other issues such as overbite and underbite are corrected through this procedure. The braces exert pressure on the teeth hence straightening them.

5. Extractions

No one talks about this. The focus is usually on the implants and veneers and other procedures. Removal is a common procedure at a dentist. This happens when a tooth is severely damaged. Extractions may also be done before tooth replacement procedures.

6. Dental Crowns

Also known as caps, they are fitted over teeth that are damaged. The crowns are prepared by the dentists after measuring the size of the tooth. What that means is this is not a procedure that takes only a day: more than one visit is required. The crowns are made of different materials. It could be acrylic, metal or porcelain.

For good dental or oral health, you should pay a visit to a dentist at least once a year. Do not wait until you have cavities or any dental related issues. Such visits will help you get to know how to take proper care of your teeth and address dental problems before they become severe.

 

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