Our mouth is resistant to many bacteria but our teeth have their weak spots exposing themselves to decay. Dental check-ups are carried out to look for any tiny points of decay to be treated early. During a check-up, your dentist will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth. Anything that looks abnormal will then be closely checked with special instruments. By seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Some of the ample benefits of regular dental check-ups are:
- Prevention of gum disease
- Early detection of periodontal diseases
- Improvement in oral hygiene and appearance
- Saving money by taking proper care of teeth
- Getting most updated and useful tips based on your teeth condition
Crown & Bridge
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
Crowns: A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
Bridges: A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum or periodontal diseases
Dental emergencies can occur when your tooth breaks, cracks, becomes loosened, or is knocked out completely. They can also happen if a filling or other dental work fails, or if you have an acute dental infection.
Dental emergencies can be avoided by taking some simple precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard during sport, and avoiding hard foods that may crack or break your natural teeth or dentures.
If your tooth is knocked out or loosened and pushed out of position you should call your dentist immediately and book an emergency appointment. If you can see your dentist within an hour of the incident, your tooth will have the best chance of surviving the trauma.
Dentals provides a range of denture services including complete denture, partial denture, implant retained denture and immediate denture. Dentures are removable or fixed false teeth made of acrylic or metal that fit comfortably over the gums to replace missing teeth and remove possible problems caused by gaps such as problems with eating and speech. The type of denture you may need depends on your individual need, gum health and number & positions of missing teeth:
Complete dentures | Immediate dentures | Implant Retained | Partial dentures
Complete denture is recommended if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or replaced. Usually the denture is fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won’t have to be without teeth at any time. The denture comfortably fits over your gums and jawbone. However, in some cases, your gums may need to heal for several months before dentures can be fitted.
A dentist takes measurements and impressions (molds) of your mouth to order your full denture from a dental technician. A trial denture may be created from the impressions that are taken of your mouth. The dentist will try this in your mouth to assess the fit and for you to assess the appearance. The colour and shape may be adjusted before the final denture is produced.
Immediate dentures are made to be used immediately after your teeth have been extracted. They must be adjusted or replaced after the majority of initial gum shrinkage has taken place, usually around 3 months after extraction.
Dentures should last for several years if you take good care of them. Dentures can help prevent the above problems and, if complete dentures are needed, can improve the appearance of your smile, fill out your face and give you confidence. If poorly fitting or worn dentures are not replaced, they can cause great discomfort and lead to mouth sores, infections or problems with eating and speech.
You should see your dentist as soon as possible if:
- your dentures click when you are talking
- your dentures tend to slip, or you feel they no longer fit properly
- your dentures feel uncomfortable
- your dentures are visibly worn
- you have signs of gum disease or tooth decay, such as bleeding gums or bad breath
As the name suggests Partial Dentures are dentures which replace just one or a few missing teeth. Usually, a plastic or metal framework is used for partial denture. Valplast is a new material that is currently used for partial dentures and it aims in providing a flexible and durable solution. It usually clips onto some of your natural teeth via metal clasps, which hold it securely in place in your mouth. It can easily be unclipped and removed.
A dentist or a qualified clinical dental technician will be able to take measurements of your mouth and order this for you and provide a partial denture for you directly.
You can also have dentures with the support of implants in your jawbone. Implants are placed into the bone of the jaw and corresponding attachments into the denture. There are 2 types; Removable and Non-Removable. Both of these options provide the closest function of natural teeth that you can get and are a much more secure Denture.
A dental filling is an easy way to restore a tooth damaged by decay, back to its normal function, integrity and shape. The process of dental filling involves removing of the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and finally filling the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), or an amalgam. No one type of filling is best for everyone. What’s right for you will be determined by the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. Generally Composite resins are the most popular and are more liable choice for filling as they are strong, durable, and make for a very natural looking smile.
Endodontics also known as root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth or the root canal system. The infection is caused by tooth decay, leaky fillings or damage to teeth as a result of trauma, such as a fall.
To treat the infection in the root canal, the bacteria need to be removed from the root canal system. After the bacteria have been removed, the root canal will be filled and the tooth sealed with a filling or crown. A single tooth can have more than one root canal.
The treatment protects your infected tooth as well as other teeth from excessive wear or strain. It removes any painful sensation immediately. Root canal treatment is usually successful. In about 9 out of 10 cases, a tooth can survive for up to 10 years after root canal treatment.
Have your teeth started to crowd or have noticeable spaces among themselves, changing the way your smile look? Are you worried about the way metal braces can impact your look, then Invisalign aligners are the right choice for you. The Invisalign aligner is a lightweight, clear plastic casing that is made especially to fit your teeth and your orthodontic needs.
Why choose Invisalign?
- Invisalign are virtually invisible. Unlike metal braces, clear aligners are nearly undetectable
- They are removable. You can easily remove and wear them whenever you want to.
- They are more hygiene: Invisalign aligners can be taken out to clean and to brush and floss your teeth.
- They are comfortable: They are very comfortable to wear as there are no metal edges to irritate the soft tissue.
A mouthguard is a specially-made, rubber-like protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. For example, cricket, hockey, boxing, rugby and football.
Your dentist will be happy to make you a custom-made mouthguard, which will fit your mouth exactly and protect your teeth and gums properly preventing damage to the jaw & protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss. Mouth guards also safeguard against serious injuries such as cerebral hemorrhage, concussion and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw jams into the upper jaw.
General: Our night guards are best suited to protect our clients from tooth wear, soreness, and restrictions to jaw mobility as a result of moderate to heavy grinding throughout the night. The guards help ease pressure on the temporomandibular joint and thus help ease symptoms of Tmj, which may include pain or tenderness of the jaw area, neck, and shoulders, mobility issues, lock-jaw, clicking and or popping of the jaw joint, and swelling.
Ultra-Thin Daytime Night Guard: The lightweight daytime guard is ideal for individuals who grind their teeth throughout the day. The daytime guard helps preserve the structural integrity of your teeth and they generally last from six months to two years. The guard is just 1mm thick meaning that it will not hinder or affect speech in any way while worn by the user. Contact us today to learn more about how our daytime guards can help you.
Soft Night Guard: The soft night guard is custom tailored to protect against light to medium intensity grinding throughout the night. The guard is essential for protecting your teeth throughout the night and easing jaw pain. Not only does it increase comfort but it can also be used to help individuals who experience teeth clenching rather than grinding. In addition individuals suffering from Tmj (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) can expect this type of guard to reduce symptoms. Contact us today to learn more about the night guards we offer.
Hybrid Night Guard: The hybrid night guard is for individuals who are moderate to heavy grinders. The guard helps reduce symptoms of Tmj (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) by helping to ease pressure off the jaw throughout the night. In addition our hybrid guards helps protect teeth from damage while proving users with a comfortable fit. To learn more about why our hybrid guards are right for you contact us today.
Heavy Night Guard: Our heavy night guard is best suited to individuals who suffer from heavy to severe teeth grinding throughout the night. The guard is made of an extremely durable material that comfortably protects teeth while simultaneously reducing discomfort and symptoms of Tmj (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). If you believe that you are suffering from teeth grinding or suffering from symptoms of Tmj contact us today and fight out why our guards are right for you.
Orthodontics is the treatment of malocclusions which may be a result of tooth abnormality and unbalanced jaw relationships. Malocclusion is not a disease, but abnormal alignment of the teeth and the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. This may develop because of injury to the teeth or facial bones, frequent thumb sucking, or for unknown reasons. Severe malocclusion may affect eating, speech, oral hygiene and appearance of teeth.
You may require orthodontic treatment if you have different malocclusion problems like the front teeth protrude, crowding, impacted teeth, asymmetrical teeth (the upper and lower teeth do not match), Deep bite, Reverse bite, Open bite or spacing (opposite of crowding). Regardless of your age, orthodontic treatment will provide you with straight teeth and a distinguished smile. Although treatment improves self-confidence and satisfaction, the goals of orthodontics are not just the cosmetic enrichment of your smile – there are always noteworthy improvements in the health of your teeth and gums.
Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.
Fixed appliances remain the most popular type of orthodontic appliance. They now come in a wide range of types including metal, ceramic and those fitted behind the teeth.
Braces – consisting of brackets and/or wires and bands are the most common fixed appliances. Braces are usually adjusted monthly to generate the anticipated outcomes. Modern braces are smaller, lighter and show far less metal than in the past.
Fixed space maintainers — if a baby tooth is lost prematurely, a space maintainer is used to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts.
Removable appliances include removable aligners and functional appliances as well as simple conventional types.
Aligners — Aligners are virtually invisible device and are an alternative to traditional braces for adults, used to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets. It can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
Removable space maintainers — these devices serve the same function as fixed space maintainers.
Retainers do not move the teeth but are essential in almost all cases to help prevent the teeth moving once the braces are removed.
There are over 100 million bacteria in just one drop of saliva that are constantly exposed to our teeth causing several complications in the mouth. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria builds up plaque between the gums and teeth. Plaques, tartar, malocclusion are major reasons for gum disease.
Gum disease affects your overall body health. It is a primary cause of tooth loss, and is often linked to diabetes. Moderate to severe gum disease has been strongly linked to strokes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and especially diabetes.
Gum disease is an infection in your gums and jaw bone. Your gums may be swollen, red, bleed and receded down your teeth. Usually, gum disease is a silent progressive problem which most people are unaware of until a dental professional alerts them. Gum disease may eventually result in an unstable base for your teeth, which then become mobile and may fall out or have to be removed.
If detected early, it can be treated and managed better. It is important to have regular dental check-ups so that any problems with your teeth and gums can be detected and treated early
Among the many reasons that can cause teeth to discolour, smoking, drinking tea, coffee & alcohol, tooth decay, tartar and fillings – are only a few. Teeth Whitening is a successful and simple method that involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen. You may want to whiten your teeth to:
- Increase Self Esteem and Confidence
- Look your Best for a special occasion
- Boost your overall feeling of wellbeing
- Have warmer and brighter smile
- Have better first impressions
If you have misshapen teeth, unsightly gaps or discoloured teeth, veneers may be the answer for you. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of your teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers can also mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.
Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed. It’s not uncommon to see slight variations in the color of veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth. Nevertheless, this procedure can greatly enhance your smile and can heighten self-esteem
Wisdom teeth also known as molar teeth appear in your mouth between the age of 16 and 25. Despite the name of the tooth, wisdom tooth brings along several complications and difficulties in the mouth. Most of the people feel pain when wisdom tooth is trying to erupt and fit in the jawline, while many don’t even feel the pain and any change in visibility.
Wisdom teeth usually have uncomfortable positions which are also very unhealthy for the mouth. Damages caused by wisdom teeth can occur without you being aware of it at all. It causes infection to its surrounding area which may lead to more serious gum issues and diseases. They also cause crowding which damages the outlook and position of your all other teeth.
It is wise to remove the wisdom teeth at its early stage as soon as they are discovered. During that time the surrounding bone is softer and there is less chance of damaging nearby nerves or other structures. It is not advisable to wait until you wisdom tooth causes problem to decide on removing it.