Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide variety of areas with regards to changing the appearance of your teeth. These include techniques such as: Veneers, crowns, bridgework, orthodontics (aligners or braces), implants and of course, teeth whitening.
Oral Surgery encompasses a variety of procedures but most commonly refers to tooth extractions. We aim to make this experience as comfortable as possible. In addition to local anaesthetic your treatment can be supplemented with Nitrous Oxide (‘Happy Gas’) or, oral sedation. For wisdom teeth, please see ‘Wisdom Tooth Removal’.
For some people who would like to create a better smile or bite, but do not wish to change their appearance with braces, Invisalign is a great alternative, Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces and corrects the position of teeth gradually using a series of thin, clear, custom made aligners.
Root canal treatment is typically a straightforward procedure used to relieve pain and save your tooth when there is inflammation or infection affecting the nerve of a tooth.
During this treatment your Dentist will remove the nerve of the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canal and then places a filling to seal the space.
Insertion of a dental implant is a dental procedure used to replace a missing tooth permanently. Unlike dentures, which are false teeth and are easily removed, dental implants can not be removed and their purpose is to create a tooth that looks and feels real.
Dentures are also known as false teeth. They are a prosthetic device that are constructed to replace missing teeth.
Dentures are supported by the soft tissues of the mouth and help to fill the space of the oral cavity that maintains the aesthetics, phonetics and functions of the mouth and jaw.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth can be problematic! These are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth and often, there is either not enough space or, they enter the mouth at an odd angle. In many scenarios, it is recommended that wisdom teeth are removed to prevent further problems.
As we get older, our teeth become discoloured due to factors such as age, drinking and eating habits, and tobacco use. This doesn’t mean we have to resign ourselves to having a lifetime of discoloured teeth. These days, teeth whitening techniques can restore teeth to their original “whiteness” and them some!
Dental Crowns are a common type of indirect restoration of the tooth that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth. It is sometimes referred to as a “cap”. Its appearance is that of your other teeth and therefore provides strong functional restoration as well as being cosmetically pleasing. Crowns are often used to strengthen your natural tooth.
If you have multiple missing teeth adjacent to one another a dental bridge may be a restorative option for you. Gaps left by missing teeth can eventually cause teeth to rotate into the empty spaces, which can result in a bad bite. It can also lead to gum disease and future temporomandibular joint disorders.