Shepperton dentists have been performing dental bonding for many years, and may suggest bonding to fix front teeth, or teeth with dental caries, spaces between them, and malposed teeth. Exposed root surfaces can also be covered using dental bonding, Minimal tooth structure requires removal and sometime the tooth surfaces only need to be roughened a bit for the bonding to take hold. The bonding material uses an acid etch material, which is thoroughly rinsed and dried, and then unfilled and filed composite materials that blend with the natural tooth surface colour. A special light is used to help set the bonding material, and then the material is shaped and polished using drills and polishing stones. Dental bonding can be performed in one dental visit and rather quickly (from 45 minutes to one hour); however it is technique and moisture sensitive. Your Shepperton dental staff will teach you how to take care of the dental bonding material on your teeth, and how to keep your teeth clean.
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You Weybridge dentist is very capable of repairing your chipped tooth/teeth. If and when an accident occurs, and it involves banging your teeth hard, you may end up with chipped or broken tooth/teeth. Make sure that you have your Weybridge dentist’s telephone number on hand or close by, in order to receive immediate treatment. Chipping of the teeth are a rather common occurrence when an accident occurs, and is a very treatable situation. When you visit your dentist for a chipped tooth, your dentist will examine your mouth to see what type of chipping occurred and how severe it is. Treatment sometimes is as easy as smoothing the chip or rounding of a sharp edge and then polishing the tooth, or it can be more involved if severely chipped or broken. If the chip is more severe, your Weybridge dentist can either bond the tooth, place a porcelain veneer, and if really severely broken, crown the tooth. If the pulp of the tooth is exposed, a root canal is required. So visit your Weybridge dental clinic if you chip your tooth as soon as possible.
If dental caries are deep enough to reach the pulp, a root canal is required. Your Kingston Upon Thames dentist can diagnose and treat your tooth proficiently. If the root canal is more complicated and occurs in a molar tooth, you may be referred to a root canal specialist (i.e., endodontist). The pulp of your tooth contains a blood supply, nerves, and other types of connective tissues and cells, etc. When bacteria get into this pulpal tissue, the tooth starts dying; resulting in dental pain, an abscess, tooth loosening or tooth loss. Your Kingston Upon Thames dentist will examine your mouth and the involved tooth, take X-rays of your tooth, and perform additional tests to make sure that a root canal is warranted. You dentist or endodontist will then numb your tooth and the surrounding area, and place a rubber dam on the tooth to isolate it from the surround oral environment to make sure that it remains dry and clean. Then your dentist or endodontist will drill an access hole through the top of your tooth into your pulp, so that they can remove the dead pulpal tissue and bacteria, and completely sterilize the pulpal area of your tooth. This is accomplished using special files and drills to remove the pulp and infected dentin layers, and also with chemical solutions. After this is performed and the root canal of the tooth is thoroughly dried and sterilized, a root canal filling material, called “gutta percha,” is then inserted into the root canal(s) to keep bacteria out. Root canal treatment also protects the surrounding teeth from the bacterial infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed to help kill any infection present, and a mild pain reliever may be required for a day or two. Later on, a dental crown will be required on the tooth to restore it properly and to keep it strong.
Dental phobias occur very frequently, even for those who visit the dentist regularly. They are more common in males than females. Dental phobics also put unnecessary stress on the dentist and staff. They frequently do not show up for scheduled dental appointments or only seek help when they are in severe pain, which can make their visits more stressful for them and their dentist. You should see your Shepperton dentist to maintain optimal oral health. Your Shepperton dentist will help you with dental phobia. There are many things that can remind you of unpleasant dental experiences that you had as a child; however the numerous advanced technologies available at your Shepperton dental clinic will help to comfort you. From lack of chemical smells that are now replaced by pleasant aroma therapies to the actual dental procedures, your new dental experience will be a favourable one. Your Shepperton dental staff will not embarrass you about not taking care of your mouth, and are very understanding of your avoidance of seeking prior help for your dental problems. There are also many other reasons why people do not visit their dentist. These can most, or all, be remedied at the Shepperton Dental Clinic. Just be honest with the staff and dentist about your dental phobia(s).
Dental implants are used in Sunbury to replace lost teeth, with recent surveys showing an excellent 5 year survival rate. Although there are numerous ways to replace missing teeth, dental implants have proven invaluable in replacing missing teeth. They are more natural looking, and are stronger than other types of tooth replacements. Sunbury dentists are very well trained in implant dentistry; however there may be times when you are referred to an oral surgeon if complications are suspected.
Dental implants are made from titanium alloy, and have a barrel-like shape. They also have an area to be used for the crown portion of the tooth to be attached to the implant. A hole is drilled into the jaw bone where the implant will be placed using special drills and avoiding crucial anatomical structures. The dentist is usually guided by a stent that has been fabricated using dental study models and computerised tomography.
Shepperton dentists have replaced teeth using dentures. Edentulism can negatively influence facial support and leave one feeling older than they really are. Shepperton dentists can fabricate dentures that look very realistic and fit properly, as well as leaving you feeling confident thus helping to improve your lifestyle. Dentures are used to replace your teeth, and each one is constructed for a specific patient. The two main types of dentures are partial and full dentures. Your Shepperton dentist will talk to you about partial dentures if there are good teeth remaining in your mouth. Partial dentures are clasped onto these good teeth for retention. There are many different partial denture designs, and your Shepperton dentist will design a partial denture that best suits your dental needs and wants.
When thinking about full dentures, your upper dentures are usually held in place with suction created between your palate and the base of the denture. Full lower dentures don’t create this suction with your lower ridge, and your tongue and cheeks move and lead to loosening of the denture. Denture adhesives are sometimes used to hold the dentures in place. This is a main reason for trying to keep your natural teeth. Your Shepperton dentist will also present other options to keep your full denture(s) in place, including miniature denture implants (MDIs) or other dental implants. You should keep your denture as clean as possible, and your Shepperton dentist and dental staff will teach you how to perform the necessary tasks.
Gum disease(s) occur when bacteria and plaque build-up on the teeth and gums over a period on time. If these are not removed with proper oral hygiene practices, there is a time when this build-up cannot be defended, and gum disease occurs. Your Weybridge dentist will perform a complete oral examination, X-rays, and a complete periodontal charting of your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If your Weybridge dentist finds any of the following signs and symptoms of your gums, you will be classified as having gum disease. These signs are; bleeding upon probing, gum swelling, redness, pus around the gum, and gingival and/or periodontal pockets greater then 3 mm deep. Gum disease can be reversed if treated properly and on time. If your Weybridge dentist observes any bone loss, instead of being classified as gingivitis, your gums will be classified as having periodontitis. Periodontitis cannot be reversed, however it can be arrested. You should visit your Weybridge dental clinic to make sure that you receive treatment for your gum disease before it progresses to the point where your bone is lost around your teeth and they become loose, abscessed, or cause halitosis.
A good way to prevent gum disease from occurring is to properly brush your teeth at least twice daily for 2 minutes and make sure that you floss at least once daily. Your Weybridge dentist and dental hygienist will teach you the proper brushing and flossing methods. Use recommended oral care products and toothpastes. If your gum disease is very bad and you have oral bone loss, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist for treatment.
When you have dental pain, visit your Kingston Upon Thames Dental Clinic and get the help you need immediately. Your Kingston Upon Thames dentist will alleviate your dental pain, which possibly occurred as a result of neglect over the years. Pulpal injury to the tooth, problems involving the tooth’s surrounding structures, and tooth sensitivity are the most common causes of dental pain. If caught early enough, pulpal problems may be reversed, unless decay progresses into the pulp; then a root canal is required. Pain from pulpal injury can be caused by sweets, touch, and abrupt temperature changes. If the surrounding tissues are involved, for instance, an abscess. This needs to be addressed by your Kingston Upon Thames dentist and drained and cleaned. If not treated, more severe problems will arise. Your Kingston Upon Thames dentist can relieve your dental pain by: 1) filling your tooth; 2) performing endodontics; 3) performing periodontal cleaning and/or surgery; and/or, 4) extracting the involved tooth. When the problem is treated, the pain should subside in a day or so. Antibiotics and mild pain medication may be required.
Dental hygienists are very important in helping to maintain your oral health. They will clean your teeth and gums, and train you on how to brush and floss your teeth properly. Proper oral hygiene should begin at a very early age. Our dental hygienists are extremely well trained to help you to learn how to best care for your mouth. When visiting your Sunbury dentist for the first time, the dental hygienist will perform an oral exam and point out any gum problems and/or tooth decay to the dentist. Your Sunbury dentist will again perform this oral exam to double check your teeth and gums, as well as collect other information about your dental and medical health. The dental hygienist will then be given the go ahead to clean your teeth, teach you oral hygiene, and perform a fluoride treatment if required. Your teeth should feel very clean when the dental hygienist completes their services. Dental plaque is a very sticky material that adheres to your teeth and gums. The main goal of the dental hygienist is to clean and help you learn to clean your mouth properly, and to help keep your mouth healthy and odourless. Your dental hygienist may also suggest several dietary and lifestyle changes. Thus, it is not only crucial to see your dentist regularly, but your dental hygienist regularly, as well.
Your Sunbury dentist will help to alleviate tooth/teeth sensitivity. Quick changes in temperatures, acidic beverages and foods, sweets, and tactile sensations were exposed dentin is present, can lead to tooth sensitivity. Your West London dentist will examine your mouth and will address this sensitivity problem.
Tooth sensitivity can occur when a tooth has exposed dentin, either due to receding gums or other reasons. Some reasons can include: brushing with a hard bristle brush; excessive enamel wear; gingival recession and damage to the teeth themselves; neglected dental caries; teeth whitener overuse; abrasive toothpastes; plaque build-up; and overuse of acid mouthwashes, and consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Routine dental treatments may also leave your teeth sensitive for a short time. Some ways that you can reduce tooth sensitivity comprise: Proper oral hygiene; the use of softer toothbrushes and toothpastes; use of fluoride containing products; and checking what you eat and drink. Also, make sure to seek regular checkups with your West London dentist. They will have several procedures they can perform to reduce or eliminate your tooth sensitivity.