Root canal treatment
When the root and nerve (pulp) of a tooth are severely damaged or inflamed due to an infection of the root, root canal (endodontic) treatment is required. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels.
The aim of root canal treatment is to clean, disinfect and seal the inside of the infected root. This helps restore the health of the tooth and surrounding tissues. Root canal treatment is a reliable and successful method of preserving natural teeth that would otherwise be removed. We understand how much tooth loss can impact your quality of life and self-confidence, which is why we offer a specialist root canal treatment service to help save your tooth and maintain your smile.
why you may require root canal treatment
Root canal treatment may be required for various reasons, such as severe tooth sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers, discomfort when chewing, spontaneous, throbbing dull toothache that keeps you awake at night, and swelling around the tooth. However, in many cases, an infected tooth may not cause any obvious pain or issues. A dentist can commonly identify an infection of the roots after a clinical or X-ray examination.
we understand how much impact tooth loss can have on your quality of life and self-confidence, which is the reason we offer a specialist root canal treatment service to help save your tooth and maintain your smile.
There are numerous reasons why you may require root canal treatment, including:
Severe tooth sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers
Discomfort when chewing
Spontaneous, throbbing dull toothache that keeps you awake at night
Swelling around the tooth
in many cases, there may be no obvious pain or issues associated with an infected tooth. An infection of the roots may be commonly identified by a dentist after a clinical or X-ray examination.
In some cases, root canal retreatment may be required to treat a tooth with an infection associated with a previous root canal treatment.
This involves removing the entirety of the existing root filling, recleaning the root canal system to ensure they are adequately disinfected and then resealing the roots.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that restores a decayed, broken, weak or worn-down tooth. Dentists also use crowns to cover dental implants and root canal-treated teeth. Made from a variety of materials, including metal, resin and porcelain,
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap. Dentists use crowns to restore weak, broken or decayed teeth.
A crown fits over your entire tooth, like a snug hat. To ensure a proper fit, a dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel before bonding your new crown in place.
Dental technicians craft crowns from a variety of materials, including resin, metal and porcelain.
When would you need a dental crown?
Crowns serve several purposes. You may need a dental crown to:
Strengthen a weak tooth.
Protect and support a cracked tooth.
Restore a worn-down or broken tooth.
Hold a dental bridge in place.
Cover a severely stained or discolored tooth.
Cover a root canal-treated tooth.
Cover a dental implant.
Types of dental crowns
There are many types of dental crowns. The kind that’s right for you depends on your personal preferences and unique oral health needs.
Dental technicians use several metals to make dental crowns, including gold, palladium, nickel and chromium. Metal crowns rarely chip or break, last the longest in terms of wear and only require a small amount of enamel removal. They can also withstand biting and chewing forces.
The metallic color is the main drawback of this type of crown. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns combine the durability of metal and the natural look of porcelain. Dentists can match these crowns to the shade of your own teeth.
Despite their strength, PFM crowns have some drawbacks. For example, the porcelain coating may chip off over time, exposing the metal underneath. In addition, PFM crowns may gradually wear down the enamel on your opposing teeth (the teeth that touch your crown when you close your mouth).
PFM crowns last almost as long as metal crowns. They can restore both front and back teeth.
Pressed ceramic crowns
A pressed ceramic crown has a hard inner core. It’s similar to a PFM, but the core is ceramic instead of metal. To make this inner core, a technician melts and presses ceramic in an oven at a very high temperature. Next, they add multiple layers of porcelain. Like all-porcelain crowns, pressed ceramic crowns mimic the translucency of natural tooth enamel.
Pressed ceramic crowns have the same drawbacks as PFM crowns. The layers of ceramic can chip away over time. Dentists use pressed ceramic crowns on front and back teeth.
All-ceramic or porcelain crowns
All-ceramic or porcelain crowns mimic the appearance of tooth enamel more than any other crown type. They’re also a good choice if you have metal allergies.
Lab technicians use many different materials to make ceramic crowns, but one of the most popular is zirconium dioxide. Zirconia crowns are extremely durable and can withstand heavier forces than other types of ceramic crowns. They’re also gentle on your opposing teeth, resulting in less enamel wear.
Dentures, worn by millions around the world, are among the most effective ways of replacing missing teeth. They look and feel natural and restore your smile and self-confidence.
Years ago, dentures were notorious for being ill-fitting, unstable and unnatural looking. However, advances in dental technology now mean that dentures are built to last, restore your dental function and look just like the real thing.
Full dentures offer a completely new set of teeth for people who have lost all or most of theirs. Partial Dentures are made of various materials and designed to fit firmly and comfortably.
dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth.
Our dentist ensures the appliance will look natural and provide all the benefits of your own teeth. Your denture is made specifically for you and we will show you how to care for it when it is fitted.
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Acrylic dentures are made of a plastic resin material and are known for their affordability and ease of repair. They are also lightweight and easy to adjust. However, they can be brittle and may break if dropped or stepped on,
Flexible dentures are made from flexible nylon material and are much more comfortable than an acrylic denture. They are also more discreet when worn and more confidence-inspiring when eating and speaking. However, they are more costly than the traditional acrylic denture, and not generally available on the NHS. they are much more costly to repair than acrylic dentures.
Chrome dentures are made from chrome cobalt alloy and are known for their strength and durability. They are also thinner and more lightweight than acrylic dentures, which can make them more comfortable to wear. They are designed to be well hidden inside the mouth, and some people prefer the feel of chrome dentures as the framework can be lighter and less bulky.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that is typically performed on the front teeth to address minor to moderate aesthetic concerns. These concerns may include
Sharp edges and points,
Exposed root surfaces.
This treatment is designed for teeth that do not require extensive work. Bonding preserves the majority of a tooth’s structure because little if any preparation is needed. During your private consultation, we will discuss the three most important elements in enhancing your smile: the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth. If bonding is not sufficient for restoring your smile to its very best, we will discuss other procedures to help you.
how to whiten teeth professionally
Before we dig in, it’s important to start by addressing what teeth whitening is. It’s a cosmetic dentistry treatment that is designed to lighten the color of the teeth by one shade or more. It’s how many people get rid of their yellow teeth or remove stains.
Every patient and their teeth are unique, so it’s important to keep in mind that the results will vary from one person to the next.
That being said, you should try and have realistic expectations about the outcome of your teeth whitening treatment. The reality is that the large majority of those who undergo treatment achieve a visibly whiter and brighter smile.
How does teeth whitening work?
Regardless of which type of teeth whitening you use, the treatment works by applying a hydrogen peroxide gel. The teeth whitening gel will either be made from hydrogen peroxide itself or from carbamide peroxide, which decomposes into hydrogen peroxide.
How does hydrogen peroxide work in teeth whitening?
So, how does teeth whitening with hydrogen peroxide work?
It gets absorbed into the pores of the enamel and penetrates in the inner layers, whitening the teeth from the inside.
Quick reminder that hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening should always be supervised by a professional. You’ll need to have your teeth analyzed first to determine if they’re suitable for treatment.
Professional teeth whitening with trays at home
Wondering how to make your teeth white at home? This could be the option for you. Many people enjoy getting a whiter smile from home using teeth whitening trays - under the supervision of a professional. The dentist will prescribe you a teeth whitening gel and explain how to use it at home. They’ll be able to match you with a product depending on the color of your enamel and the nature of your teeth.
They should also instruct you in terms of the length and frequency of product use. Teeth whitening with trays normally requires several sessions at home.
It is not always necessary to replace a broken denture. we can quickly assess if your denture can be repaired. we can in most cases repair your denture and restore its original appearance. Most repairs can be made, usually on the same day in a single appointment. Do not try to repair your dentures yourself as this may worsen the problem. At times dentures cannot be repaired if super glue is applied,
We offer same-day emergency denture repair services. Contact us for more information.
You can add additional teeth to your existing dentures depending on materials, tooth position, and tooth condition. Acrylic partial dentures tend to be the easier partial dentures to add an additional tooth to.
A dental technician simply needs to add more acrylic to the denture to chemically bond the new tooth.
The addition of a tooth to a denture chairside is a practical and sometimes easier than making a whole new pair of dentures when you lose another of your own teeth. In the current economic climate, patients are increasingly searching for economic alternatives to the fabrication of new dentures and, instead, opting to add teeth to their current dentures to reduce costs,
Adding teeth to a cobalt chrome denture can be easy or tricky depending on the type of connector and its design. If the tooth to be added is some way away from your existing cobalt chrome base plate,In general, it is harder to add teeth to a chrome cobalt denture.
Adding Teeth to your denture
Night Guards & Sports Guards
Night guards are plastic pieces that go over the top or bottom set of teeth. They are used to treat tooth grinding at night. Sports guards are used for activities that involve a high risk of falling
Night guards have several benefits, including preventing tooth damage such as chipping or excessive wear of the teeth, protecting against Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), reducing tension and pain on your jaw muscles and joints, preventing headaches and migraines caused by teeth grinding and improving the quality of sleep by decreasing the amount of pain you feel when grinding your teeth.
Sports guards are specially made rubber-like coverings that sit over your teeth, protecting you from trauma to the teeth, soft tissues and even jaw when playing sports. They are made to measure to protect your teeth during orthodontic treatment and for any physical contact sport that you may take part in. They come in a choice of colors and bespoke designs,
Sports guards are essential for anyone who plays contact sports such as football, rugby, boxing, basketball, hockey, martial arts and more. They help prevent injuries to the mouth and teeth by absorbing the shock of impact. They also help prevent cuts and bruises to the lips and cheeks by acting as a barrier between the soft tissues of the mouth and the teeth.
Retainers are mostly used as the last phase of orthodontics treatment. After the braces have been removed, teeth can shift back to their original position. So, retainers worn regularly overnight can help maintain the position of straightened teeth.
Retainers are useful for reasons other than shifting teeth. Some kids have a tongue thrust (a condition where the tongue slides through the teeth when you talk). Some retainers can be specially designed to train your tongue not to move forward when you speak.
Retainers keep your teeth in place after straightening with braces, aligners, or other devices. Oral healthcare providers, such as orthodontists, can also use retainers to improve your bite, move one or two teeth, or help you speak more clearly.