Oral Exams & Dental X-Rays
Regular oral exams and dental X-Rays are the best way to keep your smile in great shape and avoid dental emergencies and other issues that can become more costly.
Your dentist or dental hygienist will review your digital dental X-rays and perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums, as well as examining any dental restorations such as fillings or crowns to make sure they are in good shape..
Dentures are a cost-effective method of helping you function normally despite the loss of multiple teeth. We will consult with you and help you decide on the best dentures for your mouth.
One of our dental prosthetics will do a mold of your mouth and produce a denture to perfectly fit. Once you have them in you won’t ever know they are there.
Replacing silver fillings with white fillings.
Tooth colored fillings
Even though we are taking better care of our teeth than ever before, only the lucky few of us will avoid the need for a filling at some point in our lives. A filling may be required for various reasons including decay, damage or wear to the surface of the tooth. For aesthetic reasons, many people now opt for composite resin (tooth colored) fillings over metal colored amalgam.
Composite filings (made from a mixture of plastic and glass called silicone dioxide) have been used for over forty years. Originally the materials used were considered inferior to metals, however modern composite fillings now prove just as hard-wearing and durable as amalgam
Bridges are usually made of a precious metal. If the bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base for strength.
You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You also have to clean under the false tooth every day. Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush cannot reach.
A root canal treatment is required if the dental pulp (or central layer) of your tooth has become infected or inflamed and cannot be saved.
This normally arises as a result of advanced decay, a deep filling or a severe crack or fracture to the tooth due to a trauma. Occasionally it can be a result of gum disease.
The main symptom of a pulp infection is tooth pain and increased sensitivity to hot or cold. The tooth may become discolored and the gum can swell and feel tender. You may also find that you have a metallic taste in your mouth. Sometimes, there are no symptoms at all.
Examining & treating gum disease
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.