You might not feel there’s anything wrong with your teeth but it’s essential to have regular check-ups to keep your mouth healthy, and make sure any issues are dealt with as soon as possible – or prevent them altogether. Remember, it’s much easier to prevent problems, than cure them.
Teeth can become damaged by physical wear and tear or by tooth decay, caused primarily by consuming sugary foods and drinks. The type of treatment your dentist recommends will depend on the extent of the damage to your teeth and which teeth are affected. Your dentist will discuss the options with you and plan treatments tailored to your needs.
Bonding is usually used for filling chips, fractures or gaps between teeth, or for fixing discolouration. A composite resin is attached to a tooth and shaped to restore its original appearance. The colour of the resin is matched to your teeth, so it will appear as though it is a natural part of the tooth.
Composite bonding can help you achieve a smile you’re happier with.
With more adult teeth being lost through gum disease rather than tooth decay, regular dental hygiene treatment is essential to keeping your gums and teeth healthy. Regular visits to a hygienist combined with dental check-ups and looking after your teeth and gums at home will greatly improve the appearance of your teeth and your oral health.
Orthodontics can involve having braces fitted onto your teeth to gradually straighten them into the desired position, or wearing aligners, which are thin, clear, flexible plastic mouthguards that you can remove. You might think that only teenagers wear braces, but orthodontics can be suitable for anybody who’s looking to improve the appearance or function of their smile.
Invisalign aligners are transparent and custom-made to gradually straighten your teeth without using any metal wires or brackets.
The aligners look like clear, flexible retainers and are removable, so you can take them out when eating or brushing your teeth.
If you’re considering braces to straighten your teeth, there are discreet options available
The best way to keep your smile healthy and bright is to look after your teeth and gums. However, it’s not unusual to need a little help. Perhaps you smoke, or your teeth have been stained by tea, coffee or red wine. They may also lose their whiteness with age. Fortunately, our professional teeth bleaching treatments can repair discolouration quickly and safely without damaging the enamel or any other part of your teeth.
A bridge is a way of replacing missing teeth without having to wear a denture. A bridge is fixed solidly in your mouth and is cleaned while in position – as opposed to a denture, which is taken out for cleaning. A simple bridge would mean that a missing tooth is replaced by attaching a new tooth to the teeth on each side, although there are many different ways of designing the bridge, using different teeth to hold it in place.
When you have a denture replacing some of your teeth, but fitting around some of your own teeth, this is called a partial denture. In its simplest form this is made out of plastic, with tooth-coloured denture teeth, and pink gum on a base which is either of the same pink gum colour, or of a clear plastic.
A mouthguard (or gumshield) will only protect your teeth if it fits really closely and if it has the correct thickness and design for your particular mouth and for the kind of sport you play. A loose-fitting gumshield can cause more damage than not wearing one at all, in fact it can be extremely dangerous if it could slip back towards your throat. To be really effective, a mouthguard must sit tightly and securely around your teeth and fit very accurately over your teeth and gums.
Dental Care for The Whole Family
We provide a full range of dental care for the whole family at affordable cost in a friendly and caring environment.
We are A Full Service Dentistry Practice
In addition to your routine care we are also able to offer cosmetic treatments such as mercury-free tooth coloured fillings, veneers and tooth whitening. We are also able to offer the very latest metal free crowns and bridges.