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Ask your dentist about replacing missing teeth with an impant.
We offer clear aligners and fast braces to help straighten the teeth
Our main focus is prevetion of disease, we will work with you to help you look after your teeth
We welcome the whole family
Your Dental Team
Dr. Ruwa Kadenhe
Dr. Zairah Buller
Dr. Danni Witek
Dr. Jeannette Pugh
Regular dental examinations not only help protect the mouth but also your overall health. For example, signs and symptoms of some systemic diseases such asoral or pharyngeal cancers, leukaemia’s, vitamin or irondeficiencies and diabetes. These disorders often show symptoms affecting the mouth first. Dentists, Therapist and Hygienists are specialists in their fields at recognising any areas of concern.
Examinations also provides the dental team the opportunity to offer preventative advice and support with regards to oral hygiene, fluoride therapy smoking cessation advice and how best to prevent dental decay.
Fillings are used restoreholes in teeth caused by dental decay or chipped teeth. The aim is to restore the tooth to its former shape and function. Dentists and Therapist can carry out the procedure using a range of materials best suited to that particular tooth. Local Anaesthetic is used to numb the surrounding area allowing for a painless and comfortable experience.
Material choices such as white fillings are available but may come at an extra cost. This decision will be discussed and authorisedwith the patient before treatmentcommences.
A dental crown is required if a tooth has lost a great deal of structure and is weakened. The tooth is reshaped with a drill to a miniature version of itself and a ‘cap’ is cemented over the tooth to preserves its integrity, restore shape size, strength and improve appearance.
There are numerous reasons and situations where a crown will be indicated which will be thoroughly explained during the treatment planning stage.
Dental Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The teeth either side of the ‘space’ is be used to support a fake natural looking tooth which is not removable.
The most common bridges involve the same procedure as a crown where the teeth either side of the gap are drilled and fitted with crowns which supports a fake tooth/tooth known as a ‘pontic’ in the middle.
Other bridges are also available but not always possible due to factors beyond the dentist’s control such as the patients bite etc.
These bridges are known as Maryland or ‘sticky Bridges’ which involve little or no drilling of adjacent teeth. There are benefits and drawbacks to each type of dental bridge. Your dentist has the expertise to help chose the correct type of bridge best suited for you.
Dentures are removable false teeth. They are usually made of acrylic resin and sometimes have a supporting metal framework.
Partial dentures are made to accommodate your own natural teeth to replace one or a few missing teeth while full dentures are fitted if all of your upper or lower teeth are missing or need removing.
All types of dentures are removableand must be removed and cleaned nightly to allow the mouth time to breath naturally. Failure to do so may result in fungal infections (thrush in the mouth) and gum issues.
There are many misconceptions regarding denture patients not needing dental examinations, this is not the case. Denture wearers must attend a checkup at least once a year to assess the dental and oral tissues for any signs of disease.
If any of the following issues apply to your, see your dentist for advice:
- Dentures that become loose
- Denture surfaces become worn flat
- Partial dentures that do not fit around your natural teeth well
- When you develop deep lines around your mouth
- When your chin sticks out and the corners of your lips are constantly wet and sore.
- When you stop smiling and feel conscious of your appearance
- When u have a sore area under your denture that lasts more than 7-10 days
- Any ulcers that do not heel with in 7-10 days
If your tooth is damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired with a filling or crown first, your dentist may recommendremoving it with the use of local anaesthetic.
When teeth cannot be repaired, sadly removal may be the best optionespecially if there is significant infection present.
The dentist will talk through your options with you during your consultation.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the pulp (nerve)inside a tooth becomes inflamed and infected from a build-up of bacteriaassociated with irreversible dental decay or trauma,resulting in nerve(pulpal) death.
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth and cleaning it thoroughly. It is generally something that is done in two- three sessions depending on the level of infection and inflammation. Once the tooth is completely sterile a filling is placed deep inside the root. The tooth will appear the same but will have no sensation.
Ultimately the aim of root canal therapy is to save a tooth and restore its structure and make the patient pain and infection free.
Several x-rays will need to be taken throughout the procedure to ensure the root filling is successful.
Removal of the pulp results in the tooth having no nutritional or blood supply resulting in it becoming weak and brittle and more prone to fracturing, hence the dentist may discuss further treatment such as a crown to preserve the tooth long term.
(Periodontitis) Gum disease affects 90% of the population in their lifetime. It is the second most prevalent disease known to man.
Oral hygiene, genetics and lifestyle factors such as smoking, stress, malnourishment all play a part in gum disease. Poorgum health is proven to be linked to heart disease, respiratory disorders, diabetes, pre term and low birth weight babies, impotency in men, certain cancers and host of other undesirable systemic disorders
Therapists and Hygienists are highly skilled individuals who are passionate about treating gum disease through valuable education and intricateactive non-surgical approaches such as sub gingival scaling and Root surface debridement.
The success of periodontal treatment is hugely dependent on how well the patient complies with a rigorous oral hygiene regime that is individually created by the experts for each individual patient.