During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. The exam includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures.
Most people need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental filling procedures are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.
A crown is a cover or “cap” your dentist can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
A bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face. Your dentist can recommend which type of bridge is best for you based on your specific needs.
Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which are causing pain and cannot be restored.
Cleaning of the pockets around teeth to prevent decay or damage to surrounding bone leading to future complications.