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Treatments

Dentistry has evolved greatly in recent years, incorporating new techniques and treatments attempting not only to meet the continuous demands of functionality, but also the new demands of aesthetic beauty. With these developments in the standard practice of dentistry, we can achieve high levels of satisfaction and comfort allowing the patient to regain lost habits becausae of their oral problems and at the same time to improve the perception of their own image.


Dental Treatments:



Conservative dentistry

We all know that prevention is the best treatment to keep our teeth healthy. For this reason, you should draw up a suitable check- up plan and have a dental cleaning at least annually. We can also recommend preventive dentistry which deals with the study and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting teeth, for example dental cavities and fractures among others.

Cosmetic dentistry

Al Like the rest of the body, the mouth and teeth change over time. These changes depend on many factors but in general the effects of aging in the mouth are:

  1. Darkening and loss of gloss and translucency of the dental enamel.
  2. Wear and shortening of the teeth.
  3. Crowding due to volume loss of the jaw bone.
  4. Loss of volume and smoothness of the lips, peribuccal wrinkles (barcode, furrows, drooping at the corners of the mouth).
  5. Appearance of black spaces between teeth due to receding gums
  6. Bad breath (halitosis).


Current dentistry offers good solutions to alleviate and delay these changes.


Implants

Dental implants are titanium fixtures that are placed in the jawbone to easily replace damaged or missing teeth.
This procedure is performed under local anesthetic. Often it takes place at the same time as the extraction of the deteriorated tooth, thus avoiding the need for a second operation. Implants placed in this way are called immediate implants and are extremely convenient.


Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the correction of the teeth and jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Badly positioned teeth that are not properly articulate with one another are difficult to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can cause headaches, TMJ disorder and sore neck, shoulders and back. Additionally, rotated or badly positioned teeth damage your looks.


Some of the following conditions may indicate that orthodontic treatment is needed:

  • Over bite: The crowns of the upper anterior teeth almost completely cover the crowns of the lower teeth.
  • Anterior crossbite: Occurs when you bite, the lower incisors cover the upper, rather than the reverse.
  • Posterior crossbite: also known as ‘reverse articulation’ is often correlated to a narrow maxilla and upper dental arch and can be unilateral or bilateral.
  • Open bite: a space that appears between the incisal edges of the upper and lower front teeth after being the posteriors in the normal occlusion.
  • Displaced midline: Occurs when the line through the two upper central incisors does not match the same in the lower central incisors, or when one of them is not in harmony with the rest of central structures of the face.
  • Diastemas or gaps: gaps or spaces between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not take up all the space.
  • Crowding: alteration that occurs when teeth are too large to be accommodated in the space provided by the jaws or when space is insufficient, although the size tooth is normal.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a conservative method for treating discolorations dyschromias of diverse etiology, The proper indication and treatment ensures us effective, safe and successful results in a short period of time for the large majority of patients who want tooth whitening. However, in some cases such as drug-staining, the tooth whitening treatment can be prolonged for several weeks, or even months.
How many techniques exist to brighten the teeth?
There are various teeth whitening techniques and various bleaching agents. There are techniques that use carbamide peroxide in different concentrations for home and surgery tooth whitening. Hydrogen peroxide is mainly in use in surgeries although there are products on the market that contain hydrogen peroxide at low concentrations for home use.

Root canal treatment

This procedure is needed when bacteria that live in the mouth invade the tooth, which usually occurs when a person has severe tooth decay, a leaked filling or when their teeth are damaged following an accident.
Should harmful bacteria get caught within a tooth and begin to multiply, the dentist could decide to extract the infected tooth or remove the substance from the root canal system by carrying out this procedure.
Although considered one of the most painful forms of dentistry, this treatment should in fact cause no discomfort for patients as a result of the local anaesthetic used.
During root canal treatment, a qualified practitioner will remove the pulp, clean out the root canal and replace the lost tooth tissue with an artificial crown to prevent the issue from worsening over time.
The procedure is usually only required when it is clear that the hard tissue has been damaged by bacterial infection, with symptoms including pain when consuming hot or cold food and drink, pain when chewing and a loose feeling in the tooth.
Although these symptoms subside after some time, it is vital to attend a dental consultation as side effects can worsen. Some patients could experience facial swelling, pus oozing from the affected tooth or swelling of the gums.
Individuals who maintain their oral health through an effective routine could keep their natural tooth for a longer period of time than those with unhealthy teeth and gums following the procedure.


Periodontics

Periodontics is the area of dental specialty that concentrates on the supporting tissues of the teeth, known as periodontium. These tissues include your gums, the bone of your jaw surrounding the roots of your teeth and also the specialised ligaments that attach your teeth to this bone. Periodontics is important because the foundations of your teeth are integral to your overall oral health. Evidence is mounting that links disease of your periodontium and serious systemic illnesses such as heart disease..

Oral surgery

Oral surgery as a dental speciality, deals with various surgical procedures inside the oral cavity. Often oral surgical procedures can be performed by your general dentist. Having a tooth extracted is a good example of this.
There are a variety of circumstances where your general dentist will decide that a referral to a specialist oral surgeon is required. For example, the surgical extraction of an impacted third molar (wisdom tooth), the surgical removal of cysts or other growths from the jaw and bone augmentation prior to implant placement.