Dental

Dental

Dentistry is a medical branch that deals with the diseases that affect the teeth and the gums. It involves studying the signs and symptoms and prescription of a proper mode of treatment. This branch handles all issues concerning dentition and the overall study of oral cavity and disorders associated with it. Dentistry traces its origin from a French and Latin word dentiste which means “tooth.”  

Braces

Braces

Also known as orthodontic cases, braces are devices that are fitted on a person’s teeth to shape, correctly position, and make crooked teeth straight as well as improving the general outlook of the

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Bone Graft

Bone Graft

Also referred to as transplanting of bone tissue, bone graft is an operation carried out on the bones as a result of bones and joints destroyed by injuries and traumas. It involves the use of a bone f

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Dental Crown

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a cover used to hold a weak or a broken tooth that needs restoration in shape, size and how it looks like. The crown is necessary for supporting the dental bridge as well as the impl

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Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge

Dental bridge is a procedure which involves the use of false teeth made gold, porcelain or alloys to seal a space resulting from missing teeth. It aims at assisting a person in proper eating, speaking

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Dental Checkup

Dental Checkup

Dental checkup is a practice carried out by a dentist to ensure that one has a good oral health: teeth, gums and mouth generally. Check aims at examination and advising on the best dieting as well as

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Dental Implant

Dental Implant

Dental implant involves an operation aimed at placing a frame into the jawbone thus enabling the dentist to replace the missing teeth. The implants are fixed just beneath the gum thereby giving proper

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Denture

Denture

A denture is either a complete or partial replacement used when all teeth or a few are missing. Dentures are temporary hence can be inserted and removed comfortably. Its side effect is irritation and

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Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

Implant-supported dental bridge is a dental bridge whose support comes from frames or posts instead of the natural teeth in the case of dental bridge. Implants ease the pressure that would otherwise b

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Implant-Supported Overdenture

Implant-Supported Overdenture

An implant – supported overdenture is a flexible dental prosthesis that is removable and is supported by the oral tissues of the mouth. Implant –supported overdenture uses dental gadgets for reten

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Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/Onlays

An inlay is an indirect restoration or filing that consists of solid substances such as porcelain fitted and cemented onto a tooth cavity. An onlay on the other hand, incorporates replacement of tooth

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Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign in dentistry is an invisible technique of straightening one’s teeth. The patient is fitted with see-through, removable aligners that have been carefully crafted to fit in the teeth. The f

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Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces employ wires, elastics and brackets to rearrange the patient’s teeth at the tongue side. Lingual braces are sometimes referred to as inside braces due to their positioning. Also becau

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Mini Dental Implant

Mini Dental Implant

Mini dental implants are often used as an alternative to the conventional dental implants. Mini dental implants are mostly applicable where a smaller implant is required to fit into a narrower locatio

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Oral Cyst Treatment

Oral Cyst Treatment

An oral cyst is a small fluid-filled sac that forms on the lining of the mouth. The cyst sac is painless and harmless. The cysts occurring on the mouth are known as ranula while cysts occurring in the

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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry dealing with children from the time of birth to adolescent age. Pediatric dentists maintain good dental health among children through regular checkups. Den

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Root Canal

Root Canal

Root canal treatment also known as endodontics is a technique used to manage an infection at the core of a tooth. The infection might be caused by bacteria that dwell in the oral cavity and which atta

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Dental scaling and dental root planning are used by the dentist to reverse and treat gum disease. Gum disease affects the tissues of the gum and hence the teeth in the oral cavity. It is caused by aci

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Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning are oral hygiene practice which involves dental plaque removal from the teeth within the oral cavity. Teeth cleaning are done in order to prevent dental carries, periodontal disease and

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening involve bleaching the teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening help in lightening the teeth by several shades. Teeth whitening should only be done by a professional such as dental t

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Temporary Dentistry

Temporary Dentistry

Temporary dentistry is the act of filling a tooth temporarily until a permanent restoration can be done. It is an interim and short-term procedure that is carried out to help the patients before the f

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Tooth Abscess Drainage

Tooth Abscess Drainage

Tooth abscess drainage is localized pus that is associated with a tooth. Tooth abscesses include periapical abscess and periodontal abscess. Periapical abscess is as a result of bacterial infection th

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Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is normally done when there is too much tooth damage that cannot be corrected through filling or crown. Tooth removed through simple extraction or surgical extraction. Simple extracti

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Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling

Tooth filing is done by dentists to treat tooth cavity by ensuring that the decayed portion of the tooth is carefully removed. Filling can also be done to repair broken or cracked teeth and teeth that

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Veneers

Veneers

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are custom-made shell materials that are designed to cover the front surfaces of the teeth so as to improve their appearances. The shells of tooth-colo

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Tooth Sealant

Tooth Sealant

Tooth sealant is a plastic coating that is painted on the teeth chewing surfaces to prevent serious tooth decay. It is usually painted on the back teeth of molars and premolars. The sealant bonds easi

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth can be extracted from the mouth through surgery. Before the surgery can be performed, local anesthetic is first administered in the area where the wisdom tooth is to be removed. General a

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