About dental bridges A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Our hygienists are specially trained in the prevention of periodontal (gum) disease and dental cavities. They are keen to re- educate patients with regards to the use of toothbrushes, electronic aids, dental floss and inter-dental brushes.
A dental implant is typically a small screw shaped attachment usually made from titanium. It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root.
A tooth-coloured dental inlay or dental onlay are restorations placed usually on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A dental inlay fits within the confines of the teeth. An onlay covers the entire chewing surface of the tooth. These can be made of …
Whether you have worn dentures for some time or are about to wear them for the first time, you probably have many questions. Dentures in one form or another have been around for many years. The earliest recorded use of dentures was more than 2000 years ago. Today, dentures are better quality and more comfortable than ever before.
About fissure sealants (tooth sealants) A fissure sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way or protecting your children’s teeth from decay. The seala …
About gum disease Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.
About mouth guards A mouth guard is an occlusal splint designed to protect the teeth from premature wear, reduce jaw muscle activity and the noise of teeth grinding. This means that the user need not worry about ruining their teeth (or any dental work …
Preventive dentistry is the modern approach to reducing the amount of dental treatment required to maintain a healthy mouth and help keep your teeth for life.
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Tooth crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’.
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing toothstructure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma.