At Arthur Road Dental Practice we use modern restorative techniques to repair damaged, or in worst-case scenarios, missing teeth. Restorative procedures are crucial for increasing the overall aesthetic appeal of the patient’s smile and the associated benefits for general oral health.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns sometimes known as caps are artificial covers that fit over teeth that have been prepared. Crowns can be a way to protect damaged or weakened teeth and to improve appearance. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. They can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal alloys. A combination of metal and ceramic is also possible to maximise strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth.
Bridges are linked crowns that can be used to replace missing teeth. Bridgework can be provided at the practice within two sessions normally two weeks apart. We have a range of restorative dentistry labs that we use for the making of your crowns and bridges that use the latest techniques to support and provide the perfect restorations.
Fillings are part of general dentistry and are needed when a tooth is suffering from tooth decay. Filling material options are discussed prior to placement to ensure that a suitable material is used to restore the tooth in a pain free and comfortable manner.
At Arthur Road Dental Practice we only use white/tooth coloured fillings (also known as composite fillings), as opposed to mercury or amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are a popular choice of filling material that can be used in new cavities or used to replace silver fillings and restore the natural look of teeth. The modern techniques and materials that we use ensure that not only will the white fillings look good as they blend in with surrounding teeth, but the strength and wear capacity of the fillings are of the highest standard.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
Why is root canal treatment needed?
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted. By preserving your teeth we avoid more involved and expensive treatments such as bridges and implants.