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Dental Implants

Dental implants, crafted from titanium, are an alternative solution to bridges, partials or complete dentures. It is a simple surgical procedure that is completed while patients are under local anaesthetics.

Although they are suitable for anyone with good health, there are a few rare cases in which the candidate does not have sufficient bone to accept the implant. So, to prevent a wrongful procedure, each patient receives a thorough examination of their oral tissues and jaw.

Single Visit Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is the section of the tooth that houses the nerves and pulp. Due to various reasons such as tooth decay or a cavity, the pulp can get exposed and in turn become infected. Such condition will cause severe pain and require root canal surgery to prevent it from worsening.

The basic procedure will see a dentist applying anaesthetics to the tooth before making a slight opening to reach the pulp chamber. From there, the dentist will remove the pulp along with all of the dead tissue. After disinfecting the root canal, the interior is filled in and the tooth is capped with a crown to prevent further infections.

Retreatment of Failing Root Canal & Root Canals Through Crowns 

In the chance that a treated tooth does not heal properly, retreatment is suggested. During the procedure the tooth is reopened and the filling that was applied during the first treatment is removed. From there the dentist carefully examines the tooth to look for new infections. After locating the infection, the dentist removes it before cleaning the root canal and sealing it with a temporary filling.

When operating on a tooth with a crown, the dentist will begin by removing it if possible. If the crown will not come off, a hole must be drilled through it to perform the treatment. After the surgery the dentist will determine whether the crown can be reused, and if not, will replace it.

Surgical wisdom teeth extractions

When removing wisdom teeth, the patient is commonly given a general anaesthetic that will prevent pain throughout the body and cause the patient to fall asleep during surgery.

In the removal process, the dentist opens up the patient’s gum tissue and removes any bone covering the tooth. From there, the tooth is separated from any tissue or bone connected to it and is extracted. When the procedure is finished, the dentist stitches up the incisions, which will dissolve over time or need to be removed after a few days.

Gum disease treatment and surgery

Gum disease is a common dental problem that often develops slowly and without obvious signs of pain. It occurs when a plaque build-up turns into tartar, a substance that cannot be removed by common practices of oral hygiene.

In severe cases surgery may be needed to combat it and help regenerate any lost bone or tissue. This stage comes after the initial therapy, scaling and rooting.

Implant retained dentures and conventional complete and partial dentures

Implant retained dentures are supported by and attached to implants. This type of denture is used when the patient does not have any teeth in the jaw but has enough bone to support the implants.

Conventional complete dentures are removable and rest on the gums. They are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue begins to heal.

Partial dentures commonly consist of replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-coloured base, and are usually used when one or more natural teeth remain in place.

Scaling and root planning

Scaling and root planning is often needed to treat gum disease. When scaling, a local anaesthetic is applied before the dentist begins the process of debridement. This process is a deep clean that will remove the bacteria from the roots of the patient’s teeth.

When completed, the dentist begins root planning by smoothing out the teeth’s roots to help the teeth reattach to the gums.

Night guard, sports mouth guard and snoring appliances

A night guard is used as protection from the potentially harmful effects of teeth grinding and clenching during sleep.

Similarly, sports mouth guards are used to prevent or lessen mouth injuries when accidents in physical activities occur.

Snoring appliances are mouth pieces detailed to prevent snoring

Cosmetic dentistry – smile makeover/ teeth whitening

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work aimed at enhancing a person’s smile. There are multiple types of dentistry options, including, but not limited to: teeth whitening, reshaping and veneers.

With teeth whitening, there are two methods that a dentist will take to improve a person’s smile: vital bleaching and non-vital bleaching. Vital bleaching is done when the patient’s teeth have become stained due to things like coffee and tobacco. Non-vital bleaching is done when the tooth is no longer “alive” and changed colour because of a root canal.

Lumineers – no tooth shaving required

Lumineers are a brand of veneers placed over teeth to help cover chips, stains or gaps. Unlike most veneers that require shaving down your original tooth to be placed, Lumineers are so thin that it is not required.

Crown and bridges (Zirconia, E max)

Two types of common ceramic crowns are crafted from Zirconia and lithium disilicate (regularly called IPS e.max). Both materials are known for being extraordinarily tough while still being able to maintain a high aesthetic standard.

White fillings

Depending on where the tooth is located in the patient’s mouth, white fillings may be suggested.

To place the filling, all decay is cleaned from the tooth before a dentist puts a bonding material inside of the hole. The filling is applied in thin layers, with each layer being hardened with the help of a special light. After the last layer is placed, the dentist will shape the filling to make it look and feel natural to the patient.

Intra oral cameras, digital x rays and PAN

An intraoral camera is a small pen-shaped camera used to examine a patient’s mouth. They connect to a screen that allows patients, as well as the dentist, to see and understand the condition of their teeth.

A panoramic radiograph takes a panoramic scan of the upper and lower jaw, showing a two-dimensional view of a patient’s mouth from ear to ear.

Digital X-rays is a type of radiography where X-ray sensors are used in lieu of photographic film.