Crowns & Fixed Bridges
Crowns and fixed bridges can be made from a variety of materials including, acrylic, ceramic or metal alloys. A combination of metal and ceramic is also available to maximise strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth. A crown is a laboratory custom-made “cap” that helps improve the appearance and function of teeth. Fixed bridges can be one of the treatment options available to replace one or more missing teeth.
When many or all teeth are missing from a top or bottom jaw, we may suggest dentures.
A full denture replaces all teeth, whereas a partial denture replaces a number of missing teeth by fitting in like a puzzle piece. Modern dentures look like natural teeth and are far more comfortable than their predecessors.
We can provide acrylic, chrome and small flexible dentures. The dentist will help you determine which type of prosthetic is best for your unique requirements.
We only use the best technicians to create our laboratory work. Our crowns, bridges and dentures are of the highest aesthetic and functional quality.
We mostly provide composite (white) fillings that are matched to your natural tooth colour. Amalgam (Silver) fillings are also placed where needed.
Root Canal Treatment
We offer modern root canal therapy for damaged tooth nerves. This allows the tooth to be saved and thus prevent extraction of that tooth.
Preserving natural teeth is hugely beneficial and we often see that even with the loss of one single tooth, dentition (teeth) becomes unstable. Missing teeth can affect the chewing function and result in an uncomfortable bite that can lead to dental problems in the future.
This is an intricate procedure but we use the most up-to-date technology and equipment, as well as having a wealth of knowledge in this area to ensure your treatment is a success.
Is it painful?
Root canal treatment procedures are relatively comfortable and often painless as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Taking mild painkillers available over the counter at the pharmacy can relieve this discomfort.
We will always try our best to save a patients tooth but sometimes this is not possible. Extractions are completed under local anaesthetic. For patients who require sedation, they can be referred to a local practice to complete that procedure.