Maintaining your teeth and gums as you age is an important step in sustaining your general health and well-being. Whilst exercising, eating right and regular health checks are important – looking after your teeth and gums is also essential. Good dental health will help you to lead a long, happy and healthy life.
Dental implants may be implemented when you have suffered from tooth loss. An implant is composed of a titanium rod that is surgically placed into the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. A crown or bridge is then attached to the rod to restore function and aesthetics to the smile. You can start to enjoy old sensations such as chewing, biting and speaking like you did before tooth loss.
Full mouth rehabilitation may include a range of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to rejuvenate the health and appearance of your smile. A dental implant or bridge may be required to replace any missing teeth; orthodontics to bring teeth into alignment; or whitening to brighten and revitalise your smile; amongst other procedures.
If your teeth are slightly crooked you may benefit from porcelain veneers (often referred to as ‘instant ortho’). However, in many cases orthodontic treatment may be the best solution for misaligned and problems with your bite. Orthodontic treatment focuses on straightening teeth and altering bone growth within the mouth.
CEREC technology allows us to implement tooth coloured restorations such as fillings, inlays and crowns using innovative 3D technology while you wait. The 3D image forms the basis of the mould, so the CEREC machine can cut the restoration from a porcelain block. The porcelain restoration is then applied to the tooth, fixed and polished within one appointment.
Periodontal Disease or Periodontitis is an inflammation of the Periodontium (the tissue holding the tooth). If left untreated it can lead to bad breath and eventually tooth loss and it is the major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Since dental plaque is the principal cause of gum disease, treatment it is focused on plaque control. This is achieved through improved oral hygiene and the cleaning of the teeth and their roots to remove plaque and tartar from under the gums. The final objective of any treatment is to clean the gum pocket.
You may require minor oral surgery if you have an impacted wisdom tooth or require an extraction. Within our practice we try to save every tooth. Today, tooth extraction procedures are far less painful than ever before. In many cases, a patient who has a tooth extracted will experience little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.
Cosmetic Dentistry is the ultimate mixture of art and dental science. These procedures endeavour to create beautiful, aesthetically pleasing smiles; utilising the latest restorative technologies and materials.
Brushing and flossing are definitely the first steps to eliminating bad breath. Brushing and flossing remove bacteria responsible for creating odorous sulphur compounds and the food they feed on. However, bacteria hide not only on and around the teeth but also on the tongue under a layer of mucous. Here they are free to create odours.
It is best to brush your tongue daily or you may want to consider a tongue scraper. Both are extremely effective at removing this protective mucous layer from the back of the tongue.
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