White fillings involve the repair of tooth structure by placing restorative materials into decayed or broken areas of teeth with resin bonding. The process allows for the tooth to be restored in a more conservative manner. These are normally done by using a very specific tooth coloured, resin based material. It will look exactly like your tooth, making it impossible to identify where the filling is. These fillings do not contain any toxic substance.
Dental bonding is a technique used in which the restoration, whether it is resin, porcelain or in some cases metals, are bonded to the tooth structure by means of bonding resins.
Inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are ceramic tooth coloured restorations manufactured outside of the mouth and then bonded onto the tooth structure. This is often done using the Cerec CAD CAM technology. It is a technique used when the tooth needs to be strengthened due to a large cavity or when part of the tooth has fractured . It is a long term aesthetic method of restoring a tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth, covering the residual tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and to improve its appearance. A crown place fully encase the entire visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line. Crowns become necessary when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling. The shade is customized to match your own teeth so that in your mouth it will look natural.
A bridge works like a series of connected crowns, replacing missing teeth by bridging the gap and using the surrounding teeth as abutments. Once perma-nently cemented in your mouth, bridgework will look, feel and function the same as your natural teeth, giving you years of comfort, stability and aesthetics.
Root canal treatments
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic therapy) aims to clean, shape and fill the entire root canal of a tooth removing the dead or infected nerve . A root canal treatment will treat , or if performed early enough, prevent the formation of an abscess on the tooth. A tooth which has had RCT will be weaker then the other teeth and so we often recommend a crown to prevent it from fracturing.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, which are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, but there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants