Going to the dentist is an essential practice to maintain good oral health. Specifically, a well-trained dentist will help you treat and avoid oral diseases. With a well-trained dentist, you are guaranteed that the quality of service provided will not force you to spend more than what is required. 

Likewise, being aware of the various types of dental procedures can help you identify which services to acquire depending on your oral health condition.

Also, if you are looking for general dentistry services, many available dental providers will cater to your oral health needs.

To begin, here are the four services to expect from a well-trained dentist.

1. Filling

The filling is the process of repairing a tooth hole caused by trauma or cavities. It repairs damaged teeth caused by poor dental hygiene, excessive sugar consumption, or genetic susceptibility to cavities.  

An amalgam is the most common type of filling, and it’s made from various metals such as copper, tin, zinc, and silver. There are also other types of fillings that are made from porcelain or composite resin materials. Composite resin materials are more expensive, but they are often more useful because they look more natural.

Furthermore, the filling process has a series of steps. First, it’s done by applying the etching gel or solution to the tooth that will need filling. The purpose of the etching solution is to gently roughen the tooth’s surface for a stronger attachment between the filling material and the tooth. The second step is the placement of the bonding resin onto the tooth’s surface and using a special light to seal it in its proper place. More resins can be added and it only takes a few minutes to harden. And thirdly, the next step to take is to sculpt the bonding or filling material to the shape and colors that are wanted to match the teeth’ shade, and finally, the bonding material is polished until it becomes smooth.

This procedure can only be performed by well-trained dentists who have undergone rigorous training to ensure that these arduous steps are executed accordingly.

2. Dental Implants

A dental implant is a cosmetic dentistry procedure replacing lost or damaged teeth. A well-trained dentist will insert a titanium screw into the jaw to support a crown, denture, or bridge in this procedure. Furthermore, an implant by a dentist can replace several teeth or one single tooth. In addition, as time pass, you may notice that the implant is identical to the teeth that surround it. It’s because once the implant fuses with the bone and supporting tissue, they become fixed into place. 

There are also many benefits that you can get from having a dental implant, these are: 

  • More comfort 
  • Ease with eating 
  • Improved self-confidence 
  • Improved oral and overall health 

All in all, consider the benefits of having such a service as a well-trained dentist who has undergone years of special training and education will surely help you with that.  

3. Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a ‘cap’ or covers over the missing, decayed, or chipped tooth. It is applied if a large filling fails or most of the tooth’s surface got destroyed. Two dental visits are required to complete this procedure.

Furthermore, a dental crown consists of different materials. These crown materials are ceramics, metal alloys, composite resins, and porcelain fused to metal. Also, the crown will be tailored to the proper color of the teeth to blend nicely. 

Moreover, some factors that may affect the decision of the dentist regarding the materials for the crown are: 

  • Shade or color of the surrounding teeth  
  • Placement of gum tissue 
  • Tooth’s placement and function 
  • The amount of tooth exposure that occurs when you smile 

Overall, a well-trained dentist can restore your damaged tooth this way, making it look normal in shape and function. 

4. Root Canal Surgery

Root canal surgery is the removal of bacteria from an infected root canal. This surgery happens when there’s tooth pain and when tooth decay enters the dental pulp (blood vessels, nerve endings, and tissues). During this surgery, the dental pulp is taken off, and the inside part of the teeth is cleaned, then filled, and sealed.  

Some of the advantages of root canal surgery are: 

  • Helps in dental and overall health 
  • Improves your appearance by getting rid of swelling 
  • Prevents the spread of infection 

Furthermore, there are also three types of root canal procedures, these are: 

  • Biomechanical preparation: the removal of the infected pulp from the inside of canals that are too small to handle by hand. 
  • Traditional root canal: used in most of all cases and are used to treat the anterior teeth. 
  • Apicoectomy: process in which the tooth’s top portion, which contains its nerve, is replaced by a crown. 

Contrary to some opinions, this type of dental service is not that painful and may cause mild discomfort for a few days. 

Wrapping Up

Going to a dentist who has undergone proper training has many benefits. They guide you in maintaining good oral health. To achieve good oral health, one should also practice a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, there are many types of services that they can offer. Some of the common services they can provide are performing root canal surgery, having dental crown procedures, providing tooth filling, and carrying out dental implants. These can only be performed by well-trained dentists.