Types of dentistry

 

Modern dentistry has truly come a long way from hundreds of years ago when dentists were typically barbers. There are so many advances that has made the profession something that is quite painless and simple. So read on to find out some dental procedures that you may or may not know about.

Dentures

Dentures are a classic example of dentistry that are a form of replacement teeth that bridge the gap between missing teeth. Moulds are made of the mouth and then sent to a lab to create the replacement teeth based on the mould. Dentures work to fit directly in the mouth with minimal holding points. Dentures are now a very advanced technology and even the colours can be matched to your existing teeth and gums.

Fillings

Fillings are necessary for your teeth when your teeth become decayed. A dentist will use a form of anaesthetic to numb the area and will then remove the decayed area of the tooth. After this the dentist works to fill the tooth, usually with a composite material, and will then allow the tooth to set and harden. This filling is almost as good as your normal tooth in terms of structure and looks exactly the same as your teeth.

Dental implants

Dental implants are another form of extremely effective replacement teeth that are actually fixed directly into the bone beneath the gums. These form a very secure connection and are the most comfortable and natural solution, that allows you to do all the normal things in a natural way, for example, eating and speaking. The best things about dental implants is that they can potentially last for a lifetime if cared for correctly.

Hygienist

A hygienist is a dental professional who looks after the actual cleaning aspects of teeth, so in short they are a person that can professionally clean your teeth using special tools. They are also experts in the best brushing and flossing techniques, so it is possible to ask your hygienist many questions about how you can better clean your teeth and you can also speak to them about a comprehensive dental hygiene plan that is tailored to you.

About the dentist

Keppel Advanced Dentistry is a dental practice that offers general, cosmetic and also hygiene treatments in Surrey.

Call 020 3773 5690

I Cedar Rd
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 5DA