General Dentistry

General Dentistry

What is General Dentistry?

General Dental Practice forms the foundation of organised and coordinated dental care for you, your family and your work colleagues.

It involves customising an individualised dental hygiene treatment plan that incorporates dental examination, teeth cleaning and other diagnostic tests to prevent or treat any dental problems. These treatments are restorative procedures which may include in addition to the above the provision of fillings, crowns, root canal treatment and tooth extractions.

Orthodontist doing professional teeth cleaning in dental clinic.

Exams & Cleaning

Going to the dentist regularly for dental checkups is crucial for keeping your teeth clean and healthy. While having good at-home cleaning habits are important, like brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, regular dental cleanings are an integral part of any dental care routine. Even the most thorough care at home can’t completely protect you from cavities. Being too lenient when cleaning your teeth at home can land you in trouble, while over-brushing could lead to long-term pain and receding gums. To keep your teeth squeaky clean, head to your dentist twice a year for cleanings and check-ups
Close-up of a dentist in black gloves prepares the material for filling the tooth canal.

Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings use what is known as composite resin to restore teeth. This putty-like substance is also used for dental bonding, a cosmetic procedure designed to hide minor chips and cracks. While it is commonly used for cosmetic applications, it’s incredibly versatile, making it ideal for replacing silver fillings as well.
Close-up of tooth model with root canals and caries

Root Canal Treatments

When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected, a root canal is often the only way to treat it and to avoid the symptoms of pain. This procedure is reserved for cases where infections are deep within the tooth, as opposed to surface cavities. Infections like these can develop as a result of injury, a crack in the tooth, or an untreated cavity. During this procedure, and the infected material is removed and replaced with a rubber-like material known as gutta percha. Then, the tooth is covered with a dental crown to protect it.
Dental crowns on the black background

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a customized restoration that can repair or replace a single damaged or missing tooth. A tooth-shaped covering usually made out of porcelain, metal, gold, or zirconia, the dental crown can restore the form and function of a tooth located anywhere in the smile. Dental crowns are most commonly used to… Repair a broken tooth, Restore a severely decayed tooth, Replace a missing tooth (when supported by a dental implant), Complete a root canal procedure
Dentures and pins on the table, dental prostheses

Dentures

If you’ve suffered extensive tooth loss, you may find it difficult to chew food and embarrassing to smile. While there are a number of options available that may be able to fill in those gaps and dentures are among the most popular treatment options.

This restorative treatment can bring back much of your mouth’s function and appearance. Dentures have evolved throughout the decades to become more comfortable and functional than ever before. In fact, when your prosthesis fits well, it can enable you to enjoy most if not all of your favorite foods without worry. After you get used to wearing your dentures, you may even find that your speech is clearer since the artificial teeth can help you articulate certain sounds.