- FILLINGS:A filling is required when a tooth becomes damaged by decay. Decay has to be cleared away from the tooth to prevent
any damage to the nerve which in turn can lead to pain. There are various materials we can use to fill the cavity. - Amalgam fillings, which are sometimes called metal fillings, are silver in appearance, strong, durable and set fast. These are used on premolars and molar teeth only.
- Composite resins, also known as tooth-coloured fillings, have good durability and resist fracturing in fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of
chewing. They can be used to fill both front and back teeth. They are a good choice for patients who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
- CROWNS: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is cemented over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. Crowns are usually made of porcelain and metal to give them strength and an aesthetic appearance. We can also provide metal free crowns which give an appearance very close to you natural teeth.
- VENEERS: Veneers are a thin layer or porcelain that cover the front surface of your tooth. They can disguise chipped or broken teeth, close small gaps between teeth and improve the shape, size and colour. They are bonded onto the tooth following very little/no preparation of your natural tooth surface.
- BRIDGES: A bridge is used to close the gap if you have one or two missing teeth. It involves using your own teeth at either side of the gap to support the porcelain bridge teeth. There are 2 types of bridge. A Maryland bridge has metal wings either side of a porcelain tooth which is cemented to your natural teeth. This type of bridge involves little/no preparation of your own teeth. A Fixed bridge involves crowning the supporting tooth/teeth at the side of
the gap and the porcelain bridge tooth is attached to this. Bridges are only suitable for patients who have strong supporting teeth with good bone support at either side of the area to be bridged.
Your dentist will help you decide which type of bridge is best for you.