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What does general dentistry include?

General dentistry is an umbrella term that covers a range of dental procedures. Included in this are the initial patient consultation, and diagnostic procedures.

The types of treatments that your general dentist may offer include some of the following:

Fillings: A variety of different materials can be used, including gold, amalgam, mercury, porcelain and composite resin (also known as white fillings).

Crowns: These are artificial teeth (or caps) that are fitted over damaged or broken teeth. Dental Crowns purpose is to maintain their structure of the teeth and protect them from any further damage.

Bridges: This is a structure which contains an artificial tooth or ‘pontic’ which is anchored to one or more crowns. These crowns are secured over the natural teeth which are situated on either side of a gap.

Root canal treatment: This procedure is necessary when the nerve (or pulp) within a tooth becomes infected, often causing pain.

Dentures: These are essentially a set of false teeth. If you have several teeth missing, then dentures may be the solution. They are functional, removable false teeth, which have the give the appearance of natural teeth.

Dental cleaning: This can include a ‘scale & polish’ or advice on flossing and brushing.

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