During a dental examination dentist will use instruments, tests, radiographs and clinical expertise to diagnose potential or existent disease states and pathologies following which the procedures will be carried out accordingly.
Some of the procedures done are listed here
Dental Fillings: Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth caused as a result of tooth decay, trauma or wear. Teeth can be filled with a variety of materials which include gold, amalgam, mercury, porcelain and composite resin.
Bonding: It is a process of using composite resins to “glue” materials to the surface of tooth for restorative purpose.
Root Canals: Root canal therapy removes infected pulp tissue within the root chamber of the tooth, this procedure is carried out when the tissue or ‘pulp’ within a tooth becomes infected.
Dental Crowns: These are artificial teeth or ‘caps’ which can be fitted over broken or damaged teeth. These will maintain their structure and protect them from further damage.
Dental Bridges: This is a structure which contains an artificial tooth or ‘pontic’ which is anchored to a adjacent couple of crowns. These crowns fit over the natural teeth on either side of a gap and they help to secure the false tooth in place and ensure a natural looking appearance.
Dentures: these are basically a set of false teeth.
Dental cleaning: It is a process involving scaling and polishing oe an advice on brushing and flossing.
Periodontal Treatment: Involves Later-stage gum disease treatment may include deep- scaling, curettage, root planning, periodontal surgery and laser surgery.
Oral and Maxillofacial Procedures: Involves procedures for the mouth, face and jaw, includes dental implants and treatment for temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).
Laser Procedures: Laser dentistry can replace the need to drill teeth or to use other, more invasive and painful dental equipment. Lasers can be used to remove dental caries and can also be used for bonding procedure, enhance tooth whitening, replace scaling, perform periodontal surgery, and treat some forms of sleep apnea.
Dental veneer: A dental veneer is a shell, or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct uneven tooth alignment or worn teeth enamel, discoloration or spacing, or chips or cracks of teeth.
Gingival sculpting, is a process which is also known as gingival contouring, in which reshaping ofthe gum tissue around your teeth is done.
Cosmetic dental treatment to remake your smile which helps in improving your new smile along with your oral health, gingival sculpting involves a minimally invasive laser procedure to remove and re-sculpt uneven or excessive gum tissue.
Componeers: Componeer is an emerging esthetic solution for the treatment of congenitally malformed teeth ,discolored,or fractured teeth which once required full coverage restorations. The componeers combine the superior esthetic of ceramic veneers, and the bondability to tooth structure is such as direct composite veneers.
Resin Bonded Bridges: A resin-bonded bridge consists of a cast metal framework with minimum preparation which is cemented with resin composite to an abutment/s which has minimal preparation/s confined either entirely or almost entirely to enamel conserving teeth structure.
Removable Partial Dentures: Are components of prosthodontics which pertains to the maintenance and restoration of oral functions, appearance, health of patient and comfort which is done by replacement of the missing teeth and in few cases where the bridge cannot be placed in such cases removable is used.
Removable Complete Dentures: replacement involving the entire dentition and associated structures of the maxilla and mandible.
Tooth Based Over-Dentures: Any removable dental prosthesis that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth.
Implant-Based Prosthesis: Implant based dentistry it deals with replacement of missing teeth to normal contour, comfort, function, esthetics, speech and health.
Implant Retained Over-Dentures: Is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. This is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants.