Your general dentist provides a broad range of services, just like the name implies. A variety of dental treatments are available in one location to promote your best oral health. The areas that most general dentists focus on include prevention, restoration, and cosmetics.
Preventive or diagnostic dentistry involves stopping dental problems before they have a chance to take hold. Your general dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth including your teeth, gums and soft tissues. Diagnostic tests like X-rays may be done as needed. Procedures such as scaling to remove built-up plaque and tartar or applying sealants to protect teeth from decay may be recommended. Your dentist will also make sure that you are consistently and correctly brushing and flossing at home to ensure your best oral health.
Restorative dentistry means correcting dental problems that have already developed. There are numerous procedures that your general dentist can do to restore your oral health. Dental fillings made of porcelain, composite resin, silver or gold can take care of cavities. Broken or chipped teeth can be repaired through bonding. Root canal treatment involves removing damaged tooth pulp and cleaning the area thoroughly, before sealing it and adding a crown on top to complete the process. Dental implants are another common restorative procedure, giving you back full function and appearance where you had a missing tooth. These are only a few of the options that general dentists have to repair dental issues.
Cosmetic dental procedures, many of which are available through your general dentist, have become a very popular branch of dentistry. The goal with cosmetic procedures is to give you the most appealing smile possible. Teeth whitening, dental veneers, bonding, gum contouring, and other treatments are choices you have to enhance your smile.
Your main goal in visiting your general dentist is to maintain a healthy smile and keep dental problems away. Schedule checkups every six months for your best chances for a great smile.
Our dental office is located in Aventura