Treatments

Fillings

There are a large number of filling materials available today to restore broken and decayed teeth. Amalgam still has a role within modern dentistry but it is becoming smaller as more aesthetic and tooth friendly materials have been developed.

White fillings and active materials which help prevent further decay are all routinely used by our experienced staff.

Crowns Bridges and Veneers.

Time takes its toll on the body and the teeth are no exception. When wear and tear mean that a tooth can no longer be reliably filled a durable tooth shaped thimble called a crown can be manufactured to fit over even quite a broken down tooth. These can be linked to fill gaps when teeth are missing and these are called bridges. When aesthetics is the main concern, thin fingernails of porcelain can be used to change the position and colour of the teeth.

All of our dentists are experienced in all these procedures and work with top quality local laboratories.

Root fillings or endodontic

The process of preventing dental infections spreading into the jaw and maintaining the use of cracked or badly broken tooth. Teeth can be made to last many years when root fillings work well. Sometimes teeth are roof filled when there is not enough tooth above the gum line for a crown to fit upon. The root once filled can be used to hold a post or a screw. Using modern materials, techniques including magnification, make this once unpredictable process reliable. All of our dentists have considerable experience in these procedures. 

Implants

A dental implant is a titanium component placed in the jaw which can then be used to replace a tooth or when placed in multiples can be used to support bridges or enhance the function of dentures. Life enhancing they can restore confidence and function and have an excellent record of durability. The practice has many years experience in restoring teeth with these techniques.  

Dentures

Individually crafted to replace missing teeth and replace gum tissue lost through age or disease, they are still a very common solution to restore dignity and function. All of the dentists in the practice are skilled in providing these.

Oral Surgery and extractions

Sadly there are still occasions when teeth have to be removed. When necessary it is done in a sympathetic pain-free way. The practice has experience in all aspects of oral surgery and routinely removes wisdom teeth and carries our apicectomy procedures.

Tooth coloured fillings

Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Tooth coloured fillings used to be considered as less durable than the standard amalgam filling but with advances in materials, tooth coloured fillings now have properties comparable to amalgam.

This alternative to amalgam means teeth can look completely natural and healthy, therefore improving our patients' smiles and self-confidence.

Veneers, Bridges and Crowns

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond, (rather like super-glue), very little preparation of the tooth is needed.

Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones). A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) is not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

Bridges

A dental bridge, otherwise known as a fixed partial denture, is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth.

A dental bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.

Crowns

Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’. An Anterior Crown is a crown fitted to the front six teeth and a Posterior Crown on the back teeth.

There are a number of reasons for needing a crown. For instance:

  • The tooth may have been weakened by having a very large filling
  • You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
  • You may have had an accident and damaged the tooth
  • It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place

Whitening

There are many reasons why your teeth can become discoloured. This can include drinking tea, coffee, red wine or other food and drink with strong colourings, an everyday activity for some. Another major cause is smoking, which can make the teeth appear discoloured.

So, one way to mask this staining effect is to have your teeth professionally whitened at the Coronation Road Dental Practice.

Cosmetic bleaching is becoming more and more popular and it's because of this we have recently purchased the latest in technology in the tooth whitening world. Whether it's because our patients are self-conscious of the colour of their teeth or they just enjoy having a beautiful smile, we can help.

We believe having clean, white teeth improves our patient’s self-confidence both at home and work.

Implants

Dental implants are now becoming a more popular treatment than partial dentures and conventional bridges for the replacement of missing teeth. They provide a long term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve surrounding healthy tooth tissue.

The implant itself is inserted into a pre-drilled hole in your jaw-bone, acting as an artificial root. It is then used to secure a crown, bridge or denture in place.

Why have Implants?

Implants are more comfortable than conventional dentures because there is no slipping movement.

Dental implants are the alternative to bridgework for permanently replacing missing teeth, eliminating the need to cut into healthy teeth either side of the gap.

When teeth are missing the surrounding bone begins to shrink. Dental Implants can help maintain the shape and structure of the jaw bone.

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