Our team of expert dentists at Bahrain Specialist Hospital provides dental care to people of all ages. We believe, good oral care is not just the key to your good health, it is also the key to a more confident you. Our department of Dentistry, with absolute state-of-the-art facilities manned by experts in dental care, ensures that your pearly whites stay healthy and radiant as ever and your smile is etched permanently on your face.
The department includes:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If your exam reveals the presence of tooth decay, you will probably also have a filling in the affected tooth. Unlike specialists, who are mostly focused on a particular aspect of dental practice, our general dentists provide a wide array of services that are vital to your continued health, including:
These help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Your general dentist may give you detailed instructions to improve your at-home oral hygiene, and may also recommend preventive treatments such as sealants, if needed.
When a problem is found, your dentist will ensure you get timely and appropriate treatment. Probably the most common (and highly effective) dental restoration involves removing tooth decay and placing a filling in the affected tooth. But that's not the only restorative procedure our general dentists provide. General dentists can diagnose and treat the causes of tooth pain or gum disease. They may also offer treatments for missing teeth, place crowns or bridgework, and help you get fitted with dentures. More advanced treatments, such as root canal therapy, orthodontics, and dental implants are performed by some of our privileged general dentist.
Our general dentists can help you get the sparkling smile you've always wanted with a range of cosmetic procedures. These include teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding—even porcelain veneers. If a brighter smile is what you're looking for, ask your general dentist about a smile makeover.
Overall Health Concerns:
In many respects, your oral health can be seen as a mirror of your general health. Some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of your body, and vice versa. For example, untreated oral infections can lead to poorer control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy.
General dentists at BSH are trained to identify these and other issues, and offer appropriate treatment or referral when needed. One special concern is obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially deadly condition that can sometimes be treated with an oral appliance. Our General dentists can also offer nutritional counseling, advice on tobacco cessation and general health and wellness information.
Root Canal Therapy or Endodontic treatment is used to salvage teeth when the pulp has become infected, causing discomfort and tooth aches. The dental pulp of the tooth is located at the root of the tooth and is where the blood and nerves of the tooth are housed, essential for its development. However, once the tooth is fully grown it can function normally and in a healthy manner without the pulp. If an infection of the pulp is left untreated it can spread to the ligament and bone which supports the tooth. Consequently, an erosion of these areas can lead to tooth loss.
Endodontic treatment is the removal of the infected or dead pulp through a small opening on the surface of the tooth. The area is then sterilized and sealed with a white filling to prevent further infection and provide a natural appearance. Depending on the severity of the infection, root canal therapy may necessitate multiple visits to complete.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
At Bahrain Specialist Hospital we provide a full spectrum of surgical services and compassionate support for you and your family. Our team of dental experts offers special focus on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, giving out the highest calibre of surgical care for patients requiring bone grafts, implant placements and treatments for diseases and injuries to the teeth, jaws, mouth, bones and facial structures
Bahrain Specialist Hospital has highly skilled oral & maxillofacial surgeons committed to providing the very best in oral and maxillofacial care. The team of surgeons at Bahrain Specialist Hospital provides a number of dental and jaw related services.
State of the art facilities at our Bahrain Specialist Hospital are equipped with operating theatres where we are able to provide in-house general anaesthetic and local anaesthetic procedures.
If your adult teeth have grown crooked or oddly positioned, or your top and bottom teeth don't meet correctly when you bite together, you'll benefit from orthodontic treatment to reposition them into a straight, healthy and comfortable smile. There are a variety of treatment approaches and the braces can even be invisible.
Bahrain Specialist Hospital's Orthodontic service offers high-quality orthodontic care for adults and children at affordable rates. Services include early treatment for children, traditional braces for teenagers and adults, clear aligners for adults and the most up-to-date and sophisticated orthodontic procedures, including surgical and implant orthodontics, for patients with complex problems.
We provide "state of the art" treatment to our patients who present with a broad spectrum of malocclusions and dentofacial deformities.
There are a variety of options, both fixed and removable, which help move teeth, retain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. They work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth as they move in the jaw bone.
The most common fixed treatment option, braces consist of brackets, elastic bands and an arch wire. Brackets are bonded to the front of the tooth and used as anchors for the braces. Arch wires are placed through the brackets and small elastic bands secure the arch wire in the bracket. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them into proper position.
Orthodontists adjust braces every 4-6 weeks to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved in one to three years.
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.Today's braces are smaller, lighter and show far less metal than in the past. They come in bright colors for kids, and clear styles preferred by many adults.
Once braces are removed, a retainer is worn on both the upper and lower jaws (or where the braces were placed originally) for at least one year to hold the teeth into place in their new position.
Although a little discomfort is expected during orthodontic treatment, today's braces are more comfortable than ever before. Newer orthodontic techniques and materials have been developed to move teeth in a shorter period of time.
Here's an overview of some of the other orthodontic treatment options:
Lingual braces, also called invisible braces, are placed on the interior side of the teeth (by the tongue and palate) and are a great option for people concerned about their appearance. Similar to traditional braces, teeth are straightened using continuous gentle pressure to help them slowly shift into the proper position. Lingual braces involve more customization and may be more expensive than traditional braces.
Invisalign is a set of custom-made clear plastic aligners, which are designed to shift your teeth into the proper position. About twice a month, the patient switches to a new set of aligner trays, repeating this until their teeth are in the correct position. Invisalign is intended to deliver the same benefits as traditional braces but the aligner trays are less noticeable, offering an aesthetic advantage. The aligners are removed for eating, brushing and flossing, and may not take as long to achieve good results as braces during orthodontic treatment.
Strictly speaking, retainers aren't braces. Instead of moving your teeth, their job is to hold them in their new position once your braces come off. They're so important, though, that we think they're always worth a mention.
There are two types of retainers. Removable retainers consist of clear vacuum-formed mouth guards that snugly fit your teeth to hold them in position. Fixed retainers are thin stainless steel wires that are permanently attached behind your front teeth where they stop your teeth from moving 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Although treatment plans are customized, most people wear braces from one to three years, depending on their individual needs and the position of their teeth and occlusion.
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