Important Information Related to General and Cosmetic Dentistry

There are two very common types of dental procedures that are being practiced these days: 

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1. General Dentistry
2. Cosmetic Dentistry.

These two types of dental treatments have changed the life of many.

People have gained back their confidence and healthy gums as well. General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry involves 3 types of dental treatment which are listed below:  

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1. TMJ Disorders: A temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a problem which is associated with the jaw joint. The jaw joint is also called as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and the disorder involves neighboring tissues. The symptoms of TMD involve minor discomfort to severe pain and the treatment also differs from one dental professional to another. The treatment of TMJ Disorder is a part of general dentistry and is carried out by a qualified periodontist. The role of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is to allow vertical and horizontal movement of our lower jaw. TMJ Disorder is a condition in which you will feel discomfort, pain and dysfunction at the joints and the related joint muscles. People suffering from this disorder will hear a clicking sound at the joint area. This is because of the shifting of disk inside the joint.

2. Dental Bridges: This dental treatment has been in practice since a long-long time and it has proved to be highly effective. Dental Bridges are used to replace single or multiple teeth and it works as a permanent restoration. With the changes in technology and enhancement in the medical procedures the materials for bridges have also evolved. They are sturdy and have the ability to give a more lifelike look and durability to the crowns. Dental Implants at times are costlier and this is the reason why most people prefer bridges. It is a set of artificial crowns which are clubbed together. The crowns can be made out of costly metals such as gold alloy which will be covered with porcelain. However these days patients and dentists prefer an all porcelain dental bridge because of the durability that it has to offer. The best part of using porcelain crowns is that they take up the appearance and give a natural look and feel to the teeth. Patients have never complained about them as they hold up really well with the forces applied while chewing.

Over the last decade the popularity of dental bridges has improved a great deal and they are still considered as one of the most durable restorative procedures.

3. Porcelain Veneers: These come to rescue when you have misshapen, misaligned or discolored teeth. Such conditions can lower the confidence of a patient and hence all the dental professionals would suggest you to fix porcelain veneers. These are highly effective and extremely pocket friendly appliances to mask any abnormality in your teeth. The best part is that they last really long. Veneers are thin covering which is placed over your teeth enamel.

No matter how strong any of the above mentioned appliances are, they will be highly effective if you take proper care of them. It is important for you to understand be it general dentistry or cosmetic dentist, the appliances used have to be taken care of. Make sure you brush and floss regularly and maintain a high standard of dental health.

Dr. Sunil Phol is a cosmetic dentistry specialist in Thailand. Having nearly 2 decades of experience, he believes that as we grow, we become less careful towards our health and because of our erratic eating habits we spoil our mouth and teeth to a great extent. So here he is letting out all the knowledge that he can, related to teeth problems and some common procedures that is carried out.

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