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Restorative dental Treatments

 

Bridges and Dentures in Cockfosters

The best look this season is a healthy smile!

 

Restorative treatments return your teeth to a healthy state. Treatments include fillings, bridges, root canals, crowns, dental implants, and periodontal treatments – care and treatment of the tissues surrounding the teeth

 

Fillings

Experience pain free fillings, we use the latest technology to restore cavities and discolouration.

Refresh your appearance by changing unsightly fillings that detract you from your appearance. Tooth coloured fillings can be matched exactly to the natural colour of your teeth.

 

Crown and Bridgework

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth

A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

  • You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
  • It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place

 

A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base.

You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side and your bite may be affected.

 

Bridges and Dentures in Cockfosters

Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance.

A complete or full denture replaces all the natural teeth and provides support for cheek and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak.

A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps

Extractions

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying).

If the pulp becomes infected it can spread and lead to an abscess. The symptoms of an abscess can range from dull ache to severe pain and the tooth may be tender when you bite.

Implants

If you are missing a tooth or have unsightly gaps in your mouth and are considering a dental implant, come and have a no-obligation discussion of your options with one of our dentists.

An implant is a realistic artificial tooth attached to a small titanium metal rod. This rod is inserted into your jaw to act in the same way as a normal tooth root so it can securely hold the artificial tooth in your mouth.

Since implants are anchored directly into your jaw, your other teeth need not be used as in the case of the bridge.

Implants can also be used to anchor bridges and dentures.