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What are the Most Common Dental Procedures?

There are probably more reasons to have a dental procedure than there are dental procedures. Sometimes the procedure is done to ease the pain. In some instances, they are done to treat a certain disease or replace the missing or decayed tooth. Although dental procedures serve different purposes, they all have one commonality: thus rejuvenating the patient's smile.

Below is a list of the most commonly performed dental procedures throughout the world.

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Bonding is a dental treatment that is designed to repair teeth or to reduce the gaps between teeth. If you have a fractured, decayed or chipped teeth, your dentist is more likely going to suggest bonding.

When bonding your teeth, your dentist mixes composite resin into a certain paste, then colors the mixture to either whiten or match your teeth color. A few layers are then applied to every tooth for uniformity. Your dentist will then harden each layer using an ultraviolet laser. The last step then involves shaping and polishing the resin material so as to give your teeth a natural look.

In some instances, dentists use bonding to give a youthful appearance to old teeth. This procedure is suitable for all age groups –when done on young children, the resin can be replaced as they grow older.



Implants and Bridges

Suppose you have a tooth extracted and you have a gapping hole in your mouth, dentists normally use two techniques to replace missing tooth teeth.

The first is an implant. Dental implants have the same appearance as natural teeth and they also have the same function. Every dental implant has a crown and a root that goes into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Although they have an overall success rate of 98%, the dental implant’s rate of success depends on where, in the jaw, they are placed.

The second way to replace a missing tooth is to use a dental bridge. In the dentistry realm, dental bridges can also be referred to as pontics or fixed removable dentures. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is attached to the teeth using crowns. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used to support dental bridges. With good oral hygiene or regular checkups, dental bridges can last up to 15 years or even more.


Teeth Whitening

As you age, your teeth naturally darken. Teeth staining can be caused by different things such as smoking, drugs, tea, coffee or even berries. There are several teeth whitening options available today. Some of them do not require dentists as they can be done from the comfort of your home.

Most of us, if not all, want a brighter smile, isn’t it?

With the advent of tooth whitening technologies, professional teeth whitening products rely on proven technologies--35% hydrogen peroxide for in-office power bleaching or 10% to 15% carbamide peroxide for at-home bleaching.

Bleaching your teeth using over-the-counter teeth whitening products is a pretty quick process, but it is not as effective as the procedure performed by a dentist.


Root Canals

If one of your teeth is injured or damaged in any way, your dentist may need to open it and clean out the infected tissue in the center. The opened tooth is then filled and the opening is then sealed. So you can think of root canals as a procedure used to treat abscessed or diseased teeth.

Having an infected teeth can buildup pus which then creates an abscess. Abscess can actually damage the bone around the tooth making your gums to be very painful.


Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the last common dental procedure. If you hear people talking about tooth extraction, all they mean is the removal of a tooth from its bone socket. Suppose you have a tooth that has broken or decayed to the extent of being irreparable, the tooth will have to be removed –this process of removing the damaged is what is known as extraction.

There are two techniques used to perform tooth extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is usually used on visible teeth that can be removed by loosening it.


With the surgical extraction process is different, this technique is used to remove teeth that has broken off and has left some debris in the gum. In such a case, your dentist will make a small cut into your gum so as to access the tooth debris.

Whether its a simple or surgical extraction, you will require local anesthesia. The wisdom teeth is the most pulled out tooth because it tends to cause pain when growing.

Dentists usually try to save the patient’s teeth by using filling or crowns –extraction is the last option.


Why Have Dental Treatment in Turkey?

The decision to have a dental treatment is a personal one. But hundreds of thousands of people seem to be heading to Turkey for dental treatments. This big boom has not only been recorded on dental treatments, but more and more health tourists visit Turkey for plastic surgery procedures.

Clinics like Istanbul Dental Center have been welcoming a number of medical tourists who are in need of dental and oral treatments. The clinic has an Oral Diagnosis and Radiology department that is used to evaluate the patient’s radiologic imaging findings and to make a diagnosis.

Among the center’s professional team are three professors who examine each and every patient before any treatment is scheduled. The treatment options offered at the clinic are not only meant for grown ups, but they cater for patients of all ages.


Over to You…

Now that you know the most common dental procedures, which one do you prefer? If you are still not sure yet, you can contact us and we will connect you with some of the top dentists who have performing dental surgeries for several years.

This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in November 2019.



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