We offer a wide range of general dental treatments including white fillings, treatments for gum disorders, tooth-whitening and cosmetic treatments. Below you will find some short video sequences, which help to explain some of the more advanced treatment options. We will be happy to discuss any of these options in more detail when you visit the practice.
Crowns are provided to improve the appearance of teeth or to restore badly broken down teeth. They can be made of precious metal, porcelain or a combination of both. The dentist prepares the tooth by removing most of the outer surface, leaving a strong inner core. An impression is taken which is sent to the dental technician, who makes the crown. A temporary crown is fitted to protect the tooth in the meantime.
To replace a missing tooth, a number of options can be considered. You could have a partial denture (plate,) a bridge or an implant may be the best solution.
Different types of bridges are available. The design of bridge will depend on the number of teeth missing and their position in the mouth.
The teeth adjacent to the gap provide support for the false tooth and are prepared as if for a crown. An additional tooth connected between the crowns, enables the space to be restored.
Unlike a fixed bridge, this does not need the adjacent teeth to be crowned. It is held in place by adhesive which is applied to the 'wing' of the bridge and fixed to the inside surface of the adjacent teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium metal post, surgically placed in the jawbone and used to support a crown. (Please note that we do not carry out the surgical placement of implants at our practice. Patients are referred to a local colleague with extensive experience and a special interest in the placement of implants)
This is a removable plate and can be made of plastic or a mixture of metal and plastic. Clasps may be incorporated to help keep the denture in place.
Discoloured, chipped or cracked teeth can benefit from a veneer. This is a thin layer of porcelain, which fits over the front surface of a tooth, similar to how a false fingernail fits over a nail. The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the tooth and places the veneer over, protecting the tooth underneath.