Fillings (Direct Restorations)
At Dental-Clinique we try our best to help prevent you from needing fillings but where this is not possible we offer a host of different filling types to help meet your needs. These include metal fillings and tooth coloured fillings.
Periodontal disease in its early stages is known as 'gingivitis' and is reversible. If not treated through good oral hygiene and by eliminating risk factors such as smoking, it can progress to 'periodontitis' which unfortunately is not reversible. Periodontal disease if not treated can lead to bone and soft tissue loss which is the number one cause of tooth loss in the UK, so prevention is better than cure.
Root Canal Treatment
This is a procedure designed to treat infection within the tooth and is an alternative to an extraction, allowing the tooth to be saved. The procedure is complex but worthwhile and takes time to be done correctly. We employ the latest methods and technology to make the procedure as quick and effective as possible.
Extractions & Surgical Procedures
Sometimes despite best efforts it is inevitable that a tooth has to be extracted or some form of surgery undertaken. At Dental-Clinique we understand that this can be a daunting thought and we endeavour to reassure all our patients and make arrnagements for the procedure to be undertaken quickly and painlessly. Where required we are also able to refer patients for this under either sedation or a general anaesthetic.
Where extractions are carried out patients are advised of the possible replacement options, these could include a denture, a bridge or dental implant.
Crowns (Indirect Restorations)
Where there is a risk of repeated fracture or there is not enough tooth tissue to simply fill the tooth we can consider more advanced methods of restoring teeth. Crowns are one method of helping to protect teeth and of restoring both their form and function. They come in a wide variety of materials including porcelains and metals. We are happy to discuss the different options available to help meet your individual needs.
Where missing teeth need to be replaced this can be done through a variety of ways. These include dentures, bridges and implant options to help meet your needs.
Losing a tooth can be the cause of real social and psychological concern, as well as affecting the function and general health of the other teeth, due to the resulting tooth movement.
There are three main ways to replace missing teeth:
- Dentures - The classic “false teeth” These are removable and reversible replacements. They are constructed in either acrylic or cobalt-chrome metal and acrylic over a series of appointments involving the dental technician. At Dental-Clinique we construct many different types of dentures including: full and partial plastic dentures, metal partial dentures and flexible partial dentures. Recent advancements in the field have now allowed for implant retained/supported dentures where dental implants are used with connectors to increase the retention of dentures.
- Bridges - A bridge is used as a fixed replacement for one or more missing teeth. They are both aesthetic and functional, restoring your natural bite and preventing movement of adjacent teeth and over eruption of the tooth opposite the gap. In simple terms they can be viewed as crowns joined together and cemented on the supporting teeth, with a fixed false tooth in between to "bridge the gap". They are a very desirable alternative to a removable partial denture.
- Implants - An implant is a device made of titanium that is gently placed into your jaw to act as an anchor for a single crown, a bridge, or to hold a denture in place. It becomes fixed to the bone by “osseo-integration” i.e. it becomes integrated into the jaw bone as the bone grows around it. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic with addition of sedation if required.
We are happy to discuss the different options avaialble to help meet your individual needs.
We are able to refer you for the best possible care where necessary either within our group of practices or to a specialist of your choice.