Composite bonding is a process in which tooth coloured materials are applied to a tooth’s surface, hand crafted and sculpted into shape, hardened, and then polished for the ultimate natural appearance.
A crown is made to look as real as your own natural tooth and covers the entire visible surface of your tooth. Crowns are attached permanently to the tooth to enhance aesthetics, add strength, durability and tooth stability.
The procedure takes two appointments. At the first appointment, we minimally shape the tooth and place a temporary crown. About 14 days later at your second appointment, we remove the temporary crown. We place your new crown and check the fit and your bite.
With proper oral hygiene, your crown can last up to ten years. However, improper or infrequent brushing and flossing, irregular dental visits can all affect the longevity of your crown.
If the dental pulp becomes diseased or dies it may result in a toothache or abscess. Sometimes there may be no apparent cause but all of the above can result in pain and root canal treatment is most often needed for the relief from this pain and to prevent further problems. During treatment the health of the dental pulp and the surrounding tissues will be assessed with the help of a clinical examination, radiographs and special tests, as sometimes it may be difficult to identify the exact tooth which is causing the problem.
A cavity will be cut through the chewing surface of the tooth to gain access to the root canal(s). The root canal(s) will be cleaned, shaped, and therefore disinfected with fine dental instruments. Then the root canals will be sealed near to their tip with an inert filling material called gutta-percha. The tooth will finally be restored back to its original function.
This treatment may take several visits and the tooth will have a temporary dressing between sessions. The treatment will be made as painless as possible using local anaesthetic and painkillers. Teeth requiring root treatment will often have had very large restorations in them previously or have been badly damaged. In order to restore them adequately and protect the root filling from further infection a cast cuspal coverage restoration (crown) is strongly recommended, particularly in posterior teeth.
Unlike removable appliances such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, a bridge fills a space permanently by linking into your adjacent teeth. Beautifully made out of porcelain, they are extremely durable, correct bite issues, improve speech and are a good way to get your smile back on track.
It takes two appointments to make your bridge. That’s because your bridge is custom crafted in a dental laboratory to precisely fit your teeth.
The procedure takes two appointments. At the first appointment, we minimally shape the teeth in either side of the space, take a special mould of the teeth and place a customised temporary bridge.
About 14 days later at your second appointment, we remove the temporary bridge. We place your new bridge and check the fit and your bite.