What is the process for getting a dental crown?
24 June 2016
A dental crown is a type of porcelain cap you have bonded over one of your natural teeth. It is often necessary after having a root canal or if you have a tooth that is cracked and at risk of breaking. Here are some things to know about the process for getting a dental crown.
The Exam and X-Rays Are Done First
If you have not had this done already, the dental crown procedure will begin with examining the tooth and surrounding teeth then performing some x-rays.
Options For Fixing A Gummy Smile
9 June 2016
If you show too much of your gums when you smile, you may be wondering what causes the problem and if it can be corrected. The good news is that it may be possible to fix the issue with help from a specialist orthodontist. Read on for an overview.
What causes a 'gummy smile'?
The correct medical term for a gummy smile is, 'excessive gingival display'. There are a number of common causes for the condition including:
A Pain in the Tooth: The Causes of Tooth Pain
20 May 2016
Toothache is a very common dental problem. Tooth pain is caused when the nerves which are inside the pulp of the tooth come into contact with an outside source. The pain is your body telling you that you need to visit the dentist. Tooth pain can have several causes. Below is a run down of the major causes of tooth pain.
Teeth which have dental cavities are particularly prone to pain.
So you want to be a dentist?
3 May 2016
Dentistry is a profession that may attract your attention because it has a certain standing in society, is well paid and confined working hours. Not all dentists work office hours, though, but offer an after-hours service. This is a busy and demanding profession.
If you want to become a dentist, you need to have some specific qualities:
Tenacity and stamina
You will study for five to seven years before you can register and begin practising as a dentist.