A general dentist is the main dental care practitioner in your area. This practitioner treats, diagnoses, and treats your overall oral health issues, such as teeth cleaning, tooth decay, root canal treatment, crowns, fillings, bonding, and other preventive care.
General dentists usually practise in the area where they received their medical degrees and training. As a result of this education, they have the proper credentials to offer treatment that meets your needs. Most dentists work with many different insurance plans, so it is important to make sure that the plan that you are using covers any procedures that the dentist does. Your insurance coverage will usually list which procedures are covered and which are not.
There are different kinds of general dentists. You can choose from an emergency dentist who only sees emergencies, a general dentistry doctor who treats all types of dental issues, a pediatric dentist, or a family dentist. Each of these practitioners has their own specialties. For example, if you go to an emergency dentist for a problem with your teeth or gum, your doctor might specialize in emergencies only. He or she will be able to tell you if you qualify for any of the following services:
Tooth whitening - If you have worn out teeth, you may have discolored or stained teeth or yellowed, worn out enamel. In order to remove these problems, your dentist will use an oxidizing agent to bleach your teeth. The whitening agent will also help brighten your smile, making you appear much younger.
Dental bridges - A dental bridge is a metal frame placed over the lower teeth to give them stability. This allows your teeth to move more freely, allowing for easier chewing and more regular, healthy gums. Dental bridges can also be used to replace missing teeth, such as missing teeth that are broken or too badly damaged. The bridge itself acts as a replacement for the tooth and is made of metal. Once the bridge is in place, your dentist will apply crowns to hold the new tooth in place and protect your gums and bone from damage caused by the crown.
Dental care is a major part of your dental visit, so it is important to find a good dentist who can handle your specific needs. The dentist will examine your mouth and the condition of your teeth and recommend a treatment plan to get you back to good health.
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