R.C.T is the treatment of the pulp that has been exposed by caries or due to injury or fracture of the tooth. Dental pulp consists of nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities. The procedure involves cleaning and shaping and filling of the canals with a filling material. Earlier, a badly infected tooth was doomed to be extracted. Today, majority of these teeth can be salvaged by Root canal treatment. In order to measure the root canal, your dentist places a file into the canal and an x-ray is taken. This is done to know the length of the canal to make sure the entire canal is cleaned and to know how much filling material to put in the cleaned canal.
Orthodontic braces or simply braces are appliances used to help align and straighten teeth. Braces allows the orthodontist to treat malocclusions (unhealthy bite and irregular teeth) improving dental health and giving designer smiles. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces or orthodontic braces are often used along with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
A denture is a replacement of missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when there are some natural teeth remaining. More recently Implant supported complete dentures are available.
Dental treatment provided to improve a person’s appearance by correcting the teeth is referred to as cosmetic dentistry.
- Spaces between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked and misaligned teeth
- Pigmented or dark gums (Gingiva