Archive for March 2019
Do you like to make people smile? Did you answer “Yes”? If so, then a Dental Assisting Career might be right for you. Check out some of the many ways you will learn to help make someone smile if you become a dental assistant by joining the school.
Here are some different ways that you can help correct overlapping teeth for their patients after you start your dental assisting career:
Braces are the traditional approach, and the most effective. Getting braces involves having a set of wires attached to the teeth and this can last for months or years. Today, you have the option to get lingual braces instead; these cannot be seen since they are attached to the back of the teeth. These braces have tinier wires but tend to be more uncomfortable as compared to regular braces.
Veneers are shaped casings for teeth. The dentist will sculpt the teeth, build a mold, and put the veneer over the old teeth. The number of veneers needed will depend on how many teeth overlap.
Apart from straightening teeth, veneers can also whiten a patient’s smile since they can be made in any shade.
Invisalign can fix overlapped teeth without being seen. Also, they are removable. So for eating some chewy candies, the brace-like mouthpiece can be removed and put it back in. Also, they can be removed before brushing and flossing. However, they may not be the best option for severe overlapping teeth.
4. Dental Sculpting
If all the patient’s teeth need some reshaping, dental sculpting is a good option. The dentist will use a drill or laser to reduce the overlap and give the teeth more room. However, this process can weaken the teeth.
Another means of reshaping teeth is bonding. In this procedure, a hardening paste will be applied to the affected tooth.
The best correction procedure will depend on the severity of the overlap and the number of overlapped teeth the patient has. The dental assistant and dentist will help the patient consider budget and preferences. The patient will also be informed about the advantages and disadvantages of each option to help make the right decision.
Email or call (760) 691-1933 to reserve a spot in our next session. Don’t let this opportunity for a dental assisting career pass you by, schedule a tour of our school now.
We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. John Coleman