Hygiene treatments help to remove plaque and calculus, ensuring oral health is maintained. The removal of stains using our air polishing service can dramatically increase the aesthetics of your smile. A plan is put together by our highly skilled team to provide you with a bespoke and effective home care brushing and flossing routine.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. The bacterial infection affects the gums, bone and supporting fibres, and can be linked to several health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Extreme, untreated periodontal disease can cause teeth to loosen and fall out. There are many types and causes of gum disease, such as insufficient removal of bacterial plaque, tobacco use, medication and hormonal factors. Symptoms of periodontal disease include gums that bleed easily; red, swollen or tender gums; and persistent bad breath.
When part of the tooth is lost due to wear, erosion, tooth decay, cracks or chips, a filling can be inserted to replace the missing part of the tooth. The affected part of the tooth is removed and a strong, durable material can be used to replace it. A variety of filling materials are available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Root canal treatment may be required as a result of a deep cavity, or if the tooth becomes infected due to gum disease or trauma. This treatment aims to save and restore the tooth and involves removing the nerve and infection.
The best is always done to try to save teeth, but sometimes due to extensive tooth decay, infection, fracture or gum disease, a tooth or root has to be removed. This is always carried out in a manner that ensures a swift and painless goodbye! Options such as implants, bridges and dentures can be considered to replace any missing teeth.
CROWNS & VENEERS
Crown and veneer treatments can be completed when a tooth requires more strength or seal. The whole tooth may be covered with a crown, or just one side with a veneer. Veneers can sometimes help to improve the appearance of a tooth and cover blemishes like stains, cracks, holes, or misshapen teeth. Inlays can be placed inside a tooth cavity to provide more strength than a filling. An onlay, on the other hand, is like a partial crown and can build up one or more walls of a tooth. Usually, these treatments require two visits to accurately make and fit the custom-made piece.
Bridge are sets of prosthetic teeth used to 'bridge' gaps in your smile. The missing teeth usually take support from adjacent, healthy, natural teeth. They are custom-made to match the appearance of your natural teeth. Bridges can help combat the oral health risks posed by missing teeth, such as tooth shifting and facial drooping.
Dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth, or at times a full set or arch of teeth. They can take a few appointments to be made, in order to ensure the removable plate or framework is a comfortable fit with natural appearance.
The next best thing to having your natural teeth, dental implants can be done on people of all ages to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are fixed into the jawbone using metal fixtures. They feel and function almost like natural teeth and can help you to regain your confidence and your natural smile.
We offer a range of mouthguards, designed and custom-made to precisely fit your mouth, as well as offer protection and comfort. These may be needed at night, or for contact sports such as rugby and martial arts.