Most people have fillings of one sort or another but today, because we are much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural looking alternative – the composite or tooth-coloured filling.
Dental amalgam is the traditional silver-coloured filling we are all familiar with. Although there is mercury in dental amalgam, once it is combined with the other materials in the amalgam filling its chemical nature is changed rendering it harmless.
Dental implants are like artificial roots of teeth which are placed into the jaw. Dental implants are giving the support for crowns, bridges and removable dentures.
Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision.
A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement. As a protective cover for badly decayed teeth or fractured teeth as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings to correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration.
Although a bridge may seem costly they can be a wise investment that will give many years of good service. It will also improve your appearance and bite.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp tissues from the tooth in the event that it gets infected or inflamed. The pulp can be infected or inflamed due to either deep decay or an extensive restoration that involves the pulp.
Periodontal disease is the Number One cause of tooth loss amongst adults. This is because a certain number of people (15-20%) have immune systems that overreact to the bad bacteria in their mouths.
A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as ‘false teeth’, a denture is usually made of acrylic, a combination of acrylic and metal or a new flexible acrylic.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary system which aims to straighten teeth to a ‘perfect smile’ in just six months.