Dental Surgery Treatments
When a tooth is severely damaged by caries or other causes, it is restored with metal or other materials. The general term for these restorations is dental crowns. The purpose is to restore function, form, and beauty. Special materials (gold, ceramics, etc.) can be selected.
A material that is implanted into the removed portion of a tooth that has been treated, for example, for the treatment of a cavity. This has the effect of preventing the decayed area of the tooth from becoming decayed again. There is a wide range of materials, from metal, resin, and ceramic, that can be used depending on the shape of the affected area.
The surface of the tooth is slightly shaved (about 0.7 to 0.8 mm) and a thin plate of ceramic is attached to the tooth to enhance its esthetic appeal. By whitening the tooth color and smoothing the surface, not only does it make each tooth look more beautiful, but it can also improve the gap between the teeth if only slightly. It is often used for discolored teeth or slightly misaligned teeth, and is mostly used on the front teeth of the upper jaw.
A dental “cleaning” is the removal of plaque, tartar, and staining. Plaque can usually be removed by careful tooth brushing. However, if the plaque remains on the teeth for two to three days due to unbrushed teeth, it combines with minerals in saliva and begins to calcify, turning into “tartar”.
Dental checkups are nowadays highly regarded not only for dental health, but also for preventing various lifestyle-related diseases and overall health problems (heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, premature and low birth weight babies, dementia, osteoporosis, and cancer) caused by bad microbes and periodontal inflammation originating in the mouth. Dental checkups include not only tooth decay and periodontal disease, but also saliva, tongue, mucous membranes, halitosis, bite, and x-ray conditions, among others.
There are two types of whitening: “In-office whitening,” which is performed at a medical institution, and “In-home whitening,” which is performed by the patient himself/herself at home. In-office whitening, a highly concentrated whitening agent that can only be handled at a medical institution is applied, and a special machine that uses a special light beam is used to perform the treatment in a meticulous manner. In-office whitening can achieve whiteness in a single treatment that cannot be achieved with In-home whitening. Our In-office whitening also includes a new generation of laser whitening that can minimize damage to the teeth.