What are the Most Common Dental Procedures?
There are probably more reasons to have a dental procedure than there are dental procedures. Sometimes the procedure is done to ease the pain. In some instances, they are done to treat a certain disease or replace the missing or decayed tooth. Although dental procedures serve different purposes, they all have one commonality: thus rejuvenating the patient’s smile.
Below is a list of the most commonly performed dental procedures throughout the world.
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Like cleaning, whitening is a relatively discomfort-less process. Some people are sensitive to the whitening agents used, but otherwise, it’s an easy procedure that most dental offices can do. At-home teeth whitening kits involve a lot of extra time and effort. You need to buy kits and spend a lot of time.
In dentistry, bleaching is quicker and safer because it is performed by professionals. Most often, dentists use a special hydrogen peroxide gel and a special light source to whiten faster.
Bonding is a dental treatment that is designed to repair teeth or to reduce the gaps between teeth. If you have a fractured, decayed, or chipped teeth, your dentist is more likely going to suggest bonding.
When bonding your teeth, your dentist mixes composite resin into a certain paste, then colors the mixture to either whiten or match your teeth color. A few layers are then applied to every tooth for uniformity. Your dentist will then harden each layer using an ultraviolet laser. The last step then involves shaping and polishing the resin material so as to give your teeth a natural look.
In some instances, dentists use bonding to give a youthful appearance to old teeth. This procedure is suitable for all age groups –when done on young children, the resin can be replaced as they grow older.
Cavities are all too common and all too easy to get. For most cavities, a filling is the recommended answer. Acids in food and inside your body can easily break down tooth enamel if overexposed.
Luckily, filling most cavities is a quick procedure. You’ll likely be numbed, which can last for a few hours after the filling is over. It usually takes about an hour to finish up, and then it’s good as new! You might feel pressure while they’re working, but it shouldn’t be painful.
If your cavity is a little too big for a filling, or the top part of your tooth has decayed, a crown is a solution. These are usually two-visit procedures, but as the filling, shouldn’t be overly painful. Your dentist will take a molding of your tooth so that a lab can craft a properly fitted crown to cover the decayed area.
Some offices have “printers” in the office. They use a special x-ray and computer combination to take photos and craft a crown right then and there! The second visit will involve fitting and securing the crown, which is usually quite fast and painless.
If your teeth are crooked or discolored, your dentist might recommend veneers. These are very popular solutions to common tooth problems. It’s essentially a thin covering placed over the front section of a tooth or set of teeth. They’re mainly used for correctional purposes, but they can be used for whitening, too. The process is simple and painless for most people, and it’s easy for dentists to perform.
Implants and Bridges
Suppose you have a tooth extracted and you have a gaping hole in your mouth, dentists normally use two techniques to replace missing tooth teeth.
The first is an implant. Dental implants have the same appearance as natural teeth and they also have the same function. Every dental implant has a crown and a root that goes into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Although they have an overall success rate of 98%, the dental implant’s rate of success depends on where, in the jaw, they are placed.
The second way to replace a missing tooth is to use a dental bridge. In the dentistry realm, dental bridges can also be referred to as pontics or fixed removable dentures. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is attached to the teeth using crowns. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used to support dental bridges. With good oral hygiene or regular checkups, dental bridges can last up to 15 years or even more.
If one of your teeth is injured or damaged in any way, your dentist may need to open it and clean out the infected tissue in the center. The opened tooth is then filled and the opening is then sealed. So you can think of root canals as a procedure used to treat abscessed or diseased teeth.
Having an infected tooth can build up pus which then creates an abscess. An abscess can actually damage the bone around the tooth making your gums to be very painful.
Extractions sound scary and painful. Admittedly, they are not the most pleasant of procedures. However, your dentist here in Utopia Dental Turkey will do everything in their power to help you feel comfortable. You may need extraction for any number of reasons.
When having a tooth pulled, you’ll likely be either unconscious or thoroughly numbed. You won’t be able to feel a thing! You may be sore afterward, but extractions are almost always to prevent further pain.
The surgical extraction process is different, this technique is used to remove teeth that have broken off and have left some debris in the gum. In such a case, your dentist will make a small cut into your gum so as to access the tooth debris.
Whether it’s a simple or surgical extraction, you will require local anesthesia. The wisdom teeth are the most pulled out tooth because it tends to cause pain when growing.
Dentists usually try to save the patient’s teeth by using filling or crowns –extraction is always the last option.
Dentures are usually associated with aging, but a lot of people may need dentures. They are meant to replace teeth in a natural way, and they’re typically removable. Fitting for dentures is very common, and it takes a while. In the end, it’s worth it to have a full set of working teeth again.
Why Have Dental Treatment in Turkey?
The decision to have dental treatment is a personal one. But hundreds of thousands of people seem to be heading to Turkey for dental treatments. This big boom has not only been recorded on dental treatments, but more and more health tourists visit Turkey for plastic surgery procedures.
Clinics like Utopia Dental Turkey have been welcoming a number of medical tourists who are in need of dental and oral treatments.
Among the center’s professional team are three professors who examine each and every patient before any treatment is scheduled. The treatment options offered at the clinic are not only meant for grown-ups, but they cater to patients of all ages.
Over to You…
Now that you know the most common dental procedures, which one do you prefer? If you are still not sure yet, you can contact us and we will connect you with some of the top dentists who have performing dental surgeries for several years.