Most people have metal amalgam fillings rather than the more natural looking, white coloured fillings.
We strive to preserve and enhance your smile. We have considerable experience of successfully applying white coloured fillings for a wide variety of, very satisfied, patients. If you need a filling, our white coloured fillings offer you the solution to restoring the natural brilliance of your smile.
The quick and easy steps to having a white filling are as follows.
Our experienced dentists will carefully numb the area using local anaesthetic and they are specially trained to deliver this as comfortably as possible.
The next step is to prepare the tooth often by removing any decay.
Finally, the white filling is applied to bond according to the curve and shape of your teeth.
If your tooth is damaged or decayed and can’t be repaired with a filling or crown first, our dentist may decide to remove (extract) the tooth as a last resort.
When your tooth can’t be repaired, tooth removal may be the best option for you. However our dentist will talk through your options with you during your consultation. If you think you might need a tooth extracted, please contact us and book an appointment.
There are lots of reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed. For example, if you have:
Our dentist will usually remove a tooth in the dental surgery. But sometimes an oral surgeon will do the procedure in hospital if your extraction is more complicated. You can usually go home on the same day.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Crowns are a restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment might be considered by our dentist if the inner part of your tooth - known as the pulp - has been severely damaged by either injury or decay. The pulp is the nerve supply to your tooth and without treatment, any infection can spread downwards into your gum, causing an abscess.
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years. With advances in dental technology and the use of the latest dental materials, dentures can be made to look and feel like your own natural teeth.
Our Dental Technicians use the highest quality materials available to obtain the most realistic and well fitting dentures.
You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth. With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth's imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are natural in appearance and are a perfect option for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
When your veneers are placed, you'll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile