- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
Dental Bridges are false teeth used to fill gaps where a tooth has fallen out in order to improve the look and function of the teeth. Dental bridges are most effective for people who have only a few missing teeth, because when they are inserted they are usually anchored to surrounding natural teeth.
Teeth can fall out due to disease, decay and physical trauma, but bridges can be inserted to reconstruct a person’s smile. When a tooth falls out there is always a chance that the surrounding teeth will naturally shift to fill the empty space. There is also a chance that decay may occur in the surrounding teeth, or that gum disease and speech impediments may result from the loss of a tooth. In severe cases tooth loss can lead to a collapsed bite and jaw problems. Luckily, dental bridges can help prevent these problems by filling in the vacant space that is left when natural teeth fall out.
Crowns & Onlays
Crowns and Onlays are actually used to describe a few different procedures using different kinds of material. Crowns and onlays are ways to repair extensively damaged and weakened teeth. Crowns or onlays are manufactured in a dental laboratory. Compare this to the other option of having a filling (metal or composite), which is made by the dentist directly on your tooth.
In the most basic of terms, a dental crown is a tooth cap that is placed over a tooth thus covering the tooth to restore its shape, its size and much of its original strength, thus making it look more attractive and 'normal'.
People choose to have dental crowns for a number of reasons. It may be to reduce and control decay that has permanently eroded parts of their teeth, to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth, to restore a broken or worn tooth as the result of an accident, to support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left, or to cover misshaped or discoloured teeth.
Dental Implants are a synthetic “root” made from titanium, which is literally implanted permanently within the space where the natural tooth once lived. Your body will grow new jawbone to knit around the synthetic root and make it very stable.
Then, depending on the circumstances, anything ranging from a single artificial tooth to a denture can be attached to the implant.
The problem of gum shrinkage, irritation, and changes in speech are eliminated with the use of dental implants.