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A wide range of procedures and techniques are covered under general dentistry in a place like Coral Springs.The procedures range from the initial consultation to diagnostics such as CAT scans, X-rays and wax moulds for substitution of teeth.

During a dental examination, a dentist uses tests, radiographs, instruments and clinical skills to identify the existent or potential disease states of teeth. Then an individualized plan is developed by the dentist to treat or avert disease states.In terms of treatment, general dentistry includes the following treatments:

Dental Fillings

When a tooth’s structure is damaged then, dental fillings are used to repair it.The structural damages are generally caused due to wear, tooth decay or trauma. After the structure of theproblematic tooth is removed, the tooth is then reinstalled with the use of several filling materials like amalgam, gold, porcelain or composite resin which is a white filling material.


In the technique of bonding, composite resin is used to fix materials tothe surface of the teeth for the purpose of restoration.The composite material resembles the enamel of teeth and it is applied by sculpting it into shape, contouring, and polishing and at last making the chip or crack invisible.Cracked or chipped teeth are generally repaired by using this procedure.

Root Canals Treatment

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp tissue which has been infected within the root chamber of the tooth. The tooth that is now hollowed-out is then filled with an antibacterial filling. Then a crown is used for “capping” the tooth for further protection. Root canal treatment is a specialization of Endodontists, though general dentists can also often perform this restorative treatment.


Sometimes teeth are so much damaged that it cannot be repaired then dentures are used. Dentures are also used to replace missing teeth.

Dental Bridges

Missing teeth are replaced with artificial replacements (pontic) with the help of dental bridges. The pontic is held in place with the help of composite materials that are secured to surrounding gum and teeth.


Malocclusions and misaligned teeth can be corrected and straightened with retainers and dental braces. Orthodontics belongs to both a cosmetic and functional treatment. It has become anincreasinglypopular field of dentistry.

Dental Crowns

Extensively damaged and decayed teeth can be repaired with the help of dental crowns. Dental crowns are usually be made of silver metals, gold metals, porcelain or sometimes by a blend of metal and porcelain. Some general dentists use CAM/CAD technology for dental crowns fabrication.

Oral And Maxillofacial Processes

Oral and maxillofacial processes range from the major oral surgeries to the less invasive treatment of deformity of the jaw, mouth and face including the teeth. Dental implants, reconstructive surgery, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) procedures and palate procedures also come under the oral and maxillofacial category.


These are the most common proceduresthat come under general dentistry in a place like Coral Springs and many others all over the world. Thus general dentistry serves as the first course of defense against oral dental problems. Although general dentistry includes minor restorative therapy and primary preventative care, but sometimes it also offers a wide array of dental processes, including cosmetic treatments.

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Posted Aug 22, 2016 at 1:46pm



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