- Routine exam ,scaling and Xrays
- Tooth coloured fillings
- Dentures & Dentures Repairs
- Customised Take home whitening kits
- Mouthguards for protection against sports injury to teeth
- Bite Splints for Teeth Grinding
We offer consultation and practical advice when it comes to dental services.
We understand that for some of our youngest patients it can be scary going to the dentist, so our friendly team is experienced in gently encouraging apprehensive children.
Healthy teeth are beautiful teeth, and we love to share our expertise with parents so that they can continue great dental care at home.
Root Canal Therapy
Our tooth consists of two main parts: the crown, which is part of the tooth above the gums and visible in your mouth; and the roots which lie beneath the gum and are surrounded by bone. Inside each root is a channel that runs the length of the tooth. This channel is the root canal and contains the pulp (nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue) which is often referred to as the ‘nerve’ of the tooth.
Bacteria associated with decay, very deep restorations, trauma and periodontal disease may irreversibly damage the pulp. In order to preserve a tooth in which this has occurred, it is necessary to remove the affected pulp tissue. This procedure is known as root canal therapy.
Since root canal therapy is concerned with removing only the injured pulp from the tooth, the root will continue to function normally because the supporting tissues are unharmed.
Crowns & Bridges
Imagine doing all of your chewing on just a few teeth. This is what often happens when one or more teeth are worn, damaged, missing or have been so heavily filled that they can no longer do their job. The health of other teeth can then be threatened. If teeth are not restored or replaced, this can progressively lead to bite changes, increased loading, wear and fracture of adjacent teeth, and even jaw joint and muscle problems, not to mention aesthetic problems.
A crown is an artificial cover that fits over and around a tooth to protect it. It restores aesthetics and stability after a tooth is damaged. Some tooth structure must be removed to make room for the crown but, once it is cemented into position, it makes the tooth much stronger than before. Where a tooth is missing, a bridge can be used. Crowns on adjacent teeth are used to support one or more false teeth in between. Bridges restore aesthetics and stability after one or more teeth are lost.
Extractions may be necessary when a tooth has undergone severe damage from decay, trauma or infection and can no longer be restored. Wisdom teeth can get impacted and cause pain and infection too. We perform both straightforward and more complex extractions at our practice, depending on the condition of the tooth. After examining the wisdom tooth/teeth, your dentist will determine whether an extraction is necessary. We will arrange to remove it at our practice, or we will refer more complex cases to a specialist oral surgeon.
Veneers are made from strong, high quality porcelains and they consist of a very thin shell that fits exactly over the front surface of a tooth. The veneer is bonded onto the tooth and can be used to correct a number of different discrepancies that include:
- Chips or cracks
- Teeth which are internally stained
- To replace worn areas or to hide a tooth that is too small
- Correcting the position of the tooth that may be slightly out of alignment
- Closing or minimising unsightly gaps in between teeth
With proper care, veneers should last for quite a few years. Their natural life can be prolonged through making sure you have regular check-ups and hygiene appointments and that you practise good oral care at home.
If porcelain veneers are irreversible, composite resin or bonded resin is a very conservative cost-effective option. Although porcelain provides the best outcome, composite resin veneers, if properly executed, can help you achieve the desired smile.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is fitted into the jawbone. It is a very effective way of replacing a missing tooth without harming any other teeth. They can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and are a good fixed option. A dental implant is fabricated from a very strong, bio-compatible material and can be simply placed under local anaesthetic. Following the placement of a dental implant there is an initial healing period which allows the gum tissue and implant to settle in the jawbone. Thereafter, a replacement tooth (usually a porcelain crown) can be attached.
Being able to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without compromising on appearance is what has led to Invisalign becoming the orthodontic treatment of choice for teens and adults. Many adults who desired a straight smile were reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment due to the impact that metal braces would have on their social and professional situations. Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat all your favourite foods as well as brush and floss normally. Additionally, being clear means that people won’t even notice you are wearing them. Using Invisalign lets you enjoy life as well as achieve a straight smile without compromising on your appearance.