Replacement and restoring of missing teeth or missing part of the tooth is the dental restoration. There are 2 types of Restoration: Direct & Indirect. In a single visit, instant filling of tooth cavity is done in Direct tooth restoration, whereas replacements of tooth which include crowns, onlays, or inlays are done in Indirect Restoration.
Your teeth have roots and inside your teeth, there are a number of blood or nerve is placed under the outer layer of enamel known as pulp or dental pulp. Pulp is situated inside a space known as pulp chamber which extends downwards to the roots. The roots with the pulp chamber is known as the root canal.
When the infection or inflammation goes deep inside your teeth and the teeth are damaged. The damaged & infected tooth gives pain, sensitivity to hot/cold/ sweet food. The root canal treatment is to remove the dead pulp and infected area from inside a tooth and then a place is filled up with material and crown. This can prevent further infection of the tooth. Root canel treatment is also known as endodontics.
When the food particles that contain carbohydrates are left on the teeth which are converted into bacteria and it slowly grows, damages the enamel and infects the teeth. This causes dental plaque. After a long time, the dental plaque is converted to tartar. Dental plaque can be removed by regularly brushing but tartar can’t be removed. To prevent the teeth from the diseases, scaling and polishing is done.
A dental crown or cap that covers the entire tooth that helps to restore the shape, size, appearance, and functionality of a tooth.
Need for a dental crown:
The dental bridge is the bridge of two or more teeth when there are missing teeth between teeth’s. The gaps are filled up with the bridge of teeth’s on either side of the gap known as abutment teeth. The false teeth’s are known as pontics and are made up of gold, porcelain, alloys, etc.
Irregular dental check-ups, gum disease, heavy bite forces results in loss of surrounding tissues that hold the teeth. Ignoring the proper treatment results in a severe problem in which loose teeth are one of them. To tighten or get a perfect solution for loose teeth, splinting treatment is done. In dental splinting, it holds ad attach loose, weak teeth together forming a single unit.
Pit and Fissure sealants are also known as Dental sealants or fissure sealants are done for preventing your teeth from tooth decay. Sealands are applied to the back teeth - the molars and premolars which is a safe ad painless treatment for preventing tooth decay. These teeth’s have small hollows “pits” and “fissures” which may have deep grooves naturally to be sealed.
Small surgeries, operations that are carried out by a dentist which may include removing wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, broken teeth, etc. Are known as Minor Oral Surgeries.
There are various types of Minor Oral Surgery as shown below: