Regular hygiene sessions are a must for good oral health. To keep your gums in optimum condition, it is advised to have a quick Scale and Polish every 6 months at least. We believe the best way to achieve a happy, healthy smile is by regular dental appointments and regular oral hygiene appointments with a Scale and Polish cleaning session.
Healthy gums are very important for ensuring healthy teeth. Inflammation of the gums or the tissue that holds the teeth in place - so-called periodontitis - can damage your ability to bite and even lead to tooth loss. To make sure this doesn't happen, we start treatment promptly to stop the process and maintain your long-term dental health. Deep periodontal cleaning is the first step to winning back those healthy teeth!
Fillings can help repair damaged, broken down and decayed teeth thus ensuring that they last longer. Like the name suggests, it is all about filling in those gaps that can arise in your teeth. In recent times, silver fillings have been replaced by white tooth-coloured fillings, which are made of a material that is capable of adhering to the tooth surface. This material contains small particles, synthetic resins and a setting ingredient and is called composite. Some of the tooth colored filling materials may release fluoride which helps to prevent and reduce the incidence of further tooth decay.
Or root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp (nerve) is affected after a deep cavity or an infection or fracture. Teeth usually have between 1 and 4 canals. Depending on the difficulty of the procedure the treatment could last from 45 minutes up to 2 hours. The correct treatment is essential and will affect the lifetime of the tooth.
A smile is the first thing you notice when you meet someone and it can make all the difference in leaving behind a postitive, professional impression! Teeth Whitening is a fast, inexpensive and non-invasive solution to achieveing a confident, impressionable and impressive smile. An investment worth making! Tooth Whitening provides a way for you to lighten the natural colour of your teeth without causing it any damage. It enables you to lighten your current shade and our current LED light technology provides fast and effective results.
Missing teeth can make you appear older than your age, because they create gaps in your smile and can cause your cheeks to sag. But they also make chewing and talking much more difficult Dentures can fix this, by replacing a single tooth, several teeth or a full arch with a removable replacement. Modern day dentures can be made to look just like your old teeth and are much more comfortable than they used to be.
A Crown, or porcelain crown, is a cap, cover or restoration to replace the missing portion of a tooth. There are many indications for crowning a tooth. These can be due to aesthetic considerations but most are due to a lack of remaining tooth structure. If a tooth is broken down or heavily filled, the crown is placed to protect the tooth from the high biting forces we exert on our teeth whilst eating. Not all crowns are the same and we provide gold crowns, porcelain bonded to gold crowns as well as the latest in the metal free alternatives that give truly lifelike results. The latest advances in porcelain allows light to transmit through the crown, thereby creating a restoration that is undetectable from the other natural teeth in your smile. With the absence of any metal core on the inside of the crown, there will be no more telltale grey lines that are usually seen with the older metal ceramic crowns.
A bridge is a fixed or removable device that replaces missing or several missing teeth. A bridge will use the teeth either side of the gap to anchor onto. It will only be possible if the teeth supporting the bridge are strong enough and if they have good bone support. The teeth either side of the gap are prepared, crowns are placed over the prepared teeth and these are attached to the artificial tooth (also called a pontic).
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