If you have already decided that you are going to have dental work done, but are not sure about where to go consider learning first about different procedures of dental clinics. Ask yourself if the clinic you are looking at offers all the things that a dental clinic has. You should have access to a large staff of certified professionals. Some clinics have fifteen dentists on staff. The clinic should take pride in their work.
Some clinics not only have pride in it, but make it their passion. The facility should be up to date, clean, soothing, and provide all the luxuries expected of this kind of service. Many clinics are not just up to date but state of the art. They are not just soothing, but downright relaxing with the staff offering reflexology and foot massage in order to ease those pre-surgical jitters. The advanced sterilization methods ensure that the tools, surroundings, and laboratory are germ free. A number of luxuries are provided for those periods where people must wait, including soft blankets, child care services, snacks and refreshments, Internet access, and a welcoming waiting area.
But the accessories should not be why someone picks one dental clinic over another. It is the work performed that makes or breaks this type of operation. Customers and clients from around the world have reported that over a wide range of procedures the quality of work is second to none. Here are some of the procedures that many clinics offer.
• Teeth whitening
• Dental implants. This is used to replace missing teeth in situations where there is no need or desire to create a bridge. The implant itself is an anchor piece that replaces the natural tooth root. A replacement prosthetic is added after the implant is healed.
• Crown or porcelain veneers. These are similar procedures, with the crown being thicker, requiring the tooth to be reduced. A porcelain veneer, on the other hand, is a thin laminate once bonded to a tooth can restore color, shape, and overall function to the teeth.
• Bridges. For replacing missing teeth in such situations where the surrounding teeth need to be crowned because of damage. Because the bridge is anchored via crowns this takes two office visits to complete.
• Gum Lifts. This is done to help improve the overall look of the smile. In most cases it is only needed around one or two teeth. A simple procedure that takes a single visit to perform. Healing takes about twelve weeks.
• Dentures. Considered inferior to implants for a number of reasons, these still may be preferred in conjunction with crowns where clasp retention can help hold them in place.
• Tooth colored fillings. There are a number of options for tooth colored fillings, including composite, glass ionomer, porcelain, artglass, belleglass, or composite inlay. The latter are designed for larger cavities and can be an alternative to a Crown.
• Full mouth reconstruction