Leave Dental Work to the Pros

Seeing the benefits of having dental professionals work on your teeth is not exactly rocket science. After all, if you’re already afraid of your dentist, why would you let anyone less qualified handle your teeth, right? Unfortunately, many people would do exactly this.

Procedures like teeth whitening should only be left to the likes of a trusted dentist as they have undergone the proper training and education, as well as acquired professional licenses and years of medical experience under their belt. Ruling otherwise would set a bad precedent and would only put the safety of patients on the line.

People can be assured that having only dentists whiten and clean their teeth means that they are always in safe hands. A professional dentist understands the science and physiology of the oral cavity and of the human head. Their services, after all, are offered not only for aesthetic purposes, but to improve oral health as well.

As a branch of medicine, it involves making sure that every patient is safe and would get the best medical attention possible. The public should only let those that passed the rigors of dental school and accompanying licensure exams do work on their teeth, gums, and the entirety of the mouth. This is a practice that cannot be part of the commercial activities of any ordinary business.

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When Is Dental Crown Recommended?

Extraction is not always the remedy for an increasingly painful tooth decay. In cases where the root of a decaying tooth is still intact and functional, a dentist would normally look for other options to prevent the decay from spreading while keeping the tooth. He or she might recommend tooth filling.

Then again, a dental filling’s effectiveness is limited by the severity of the tooth decay. If almost half of the tooth has been damaged, dental fillings may no longer be viable. Extensive damage would require more fillings, which might go below the gum line, damaging the tooth’s structural integrity. What a dentist could recommend, instead, is dental crown installation.

A dental crown is a restorative device used to replace the portion of a tooth that is lost to decay or trauma. Also known as a dental cap, it is usually made of porcelain to closely mimic real tooth. Besides stopping tooth decay, a dental crown may also be used to cap a broken or discolored tooth.

The crown can serve to protect the broken tooth from elements that can trigger sensitivity, and to conceal stains and discolorations. Most porcelain crowns can be colored to match the rest of the teeth while hiding imperfections.