Cosmetic Dentistry

Diagnostic Wax Models – In the case of extensive cosmetic treatment, we are able to make diagnostic wax models that enable the patient and dentist to work together to create an impression of what the end of the result may look like.

Composite Fillings – We use ‘tooth coloured’ composite resin for fillings. Composite is a safe and long lasting material.

Veneers – Veneers are put on the anterior teeth for cosmetic purposes. The front facing of the teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel. The veneer is like a ‘shell’ made from porcelain which is then adhered to the tooth. This creates uniform shape and shade to the anterior teeth.

Crowns – Crowns are required when a tooth has previously had extensive fillings and cannot withstand more restorations. The crown acts like a ‘helmet’ that sits over the entire tooth, creating an even biting surface which helps prevent the tooth from breaking.

Bridges – Bridges are used to fill a space where a tooth is missing. The teeth on either side of the space are prepared to form ‘anchor points’ for the bridge to be cemented to.

Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) – Root Canal Treatment is the process of removing the nerve tissue from inside the tooth and replacing it with a filling material. This procedure is performed when the nerve tissue has abscessed and/or atrophied. Patients are usually put on a course on antibiotics prior to RCT to ensure infection has subsided. Once a tooth has had a RCT it will become brittle because the blood supply has gone which was once giving the tooth its essential nutrients. Putting a crown on the tooth after RCT will help stop the tooth from fracturing.

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