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the work dentists do
A dentist has a lot of responsibilities. The responsibilities of a dentist are varied. Not only does a dentist owe duties to his or her patient, but to his or her profession and the public too.
The primary thing a dentist does is provide oral care to his patients. This care includes providing preventative care in the form of patient education on tooth, gum, and mouth care. While a dentist typically does not conduct the routine cleanings that their patients receive, this is normally a job for the dental hygienist. However, a dentist is responsible for examining the teeth, gums and mouth as well as a performing a variety of dental procedures such as tooth extractions and fillings. Dentists who specialize in oral surgery or cosmetic dental care, can perform additional services for their patients, and along with that comes even more responsibility to ensure proper care for their patients. Dentists are often also responsible for properly training and supervising his or her staff as well.
Dentures or false teeth are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch.
Patients can become entirely helpless with teeth for many reasons, the main reason is removal because of dental disease typically relating to oral flora control, periodontal disease and tooth decay. Other reasons include tooth developmental defects caused by severe malnutirition, or genetic defects.
There are ways that dentures can help patients. Dentures can help patients through:
- Mastication as chewing ability is improved by replacing edentulous areas with denture teeth.
- the improvement of pronunciation
- improving self-esteem
crowns and bridges
Crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.