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We understand that many patients are practicing social distancing, and may not want to visit the practice for dental consultations.
As a result, we’ve introduced e-consultations, eliminating any risk when discussing your dental treatment options.
Breaking a tooth or teeth can be painful and unsightly. It can really knock your confidence and you will want to get it fixed quickly. There are a number of ways to repair a broken tooth and this will depend on such things as how bad the break is, which tooth has been broken and how many teeth are damaged. If you have chipped a tooth it can often be repaired with a filling. If the chip is to one of the front teeth it could be fixed through a process called bonding which uses a tooth-coloured composite resin.
Crowns In A Day
A crown is tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the tooth. It can be used if you have a broken tooth or a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Traditionally a crown is prepared by taking moulds or impressions of your broken tooth and fitting the crown at a later date. But thanks to a relatively new CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) system, crowns can now be fitted in a day.
No gooey impressions are taken, a digital 3D scan is taken of the tooth instead. The crown, made of ceramic can be rapidly milled within minutes. This eliminates the need for a second appointment. Ceramic crowns are strong, life-like restorations which can restore broken down teeth beautifully.
Root Fillings Or
Root Canal Treatment
Deep decay or injury can cause the nerve within the tooth to become painful or to die. The nerve then becomes infected and if left untreated the infection can spread from within the tooth out of the root and into the surrounding bone and gum.
Root canal treatment involves removing all of the infection from within the tooth and filling and sealing it to prevent further infection and to eliminate the pain from the tooth. Once the infection from within the tooth is treated the infection that’s breads around the tooth also resolves.
It is essential to keep gums just as healthy as teeth. If they are neglected, and the teeth are not adequately cleaned, the bacteria in the mouth stick together to form disease causing plaque. The plaque causes inflammation in the gums that we call gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated it can develop into periodontitis where the gum pulls away from the tooth forming pockets which contain bacteria and can become infected.