Sinuses are cavities inside the structure of our skull. When we lose a tooth, the bone around the root area starts to recede. This can lead to the sinus expanding into the tooth root area. If you choose to have an Implant there may not be sufficient bone to support it. Special material can be […]
An Implant is placed in the hole left by the tooth root. An Abutment is fixed to the Implant and a Crown is fitted to the Abutment. An Immediate Implant can be fitted from start to finish in one appointment.
Missing Teeth Options
When several teeth are missing, there are various options available. You may choose to have a denture. But over time, your gums will recede, and the denture may not fit as well and will need to be replaced. You could choose to have Implants to secure the denture. One way is a small number of […]
Once a tooth is lost, the bone and gum will begin to recede. If you later decide to have an Implant fitted it may mean that the Implant would sit too high or the Crown would sit too low for your ‘bite’. A material can be inserted into the cavity to encourage bone re-growth. Over […]
Bone Changes after Extraction
When teeth have been missing for some time the bone and gums will begin to change shape, this is caused by bone will be loss from absorption. This can affect surrounding teeth.
Implant Crown Options
There are options for the type of crown to be fitted over the implant in your mouth. An abutment is fitted on the implant to hold the Crown in place. The abutment and the base of the crown may be metal which in some light may make the tooth look a little dull. Alternatively, the […]
Chipped Tooth Options
If you have a chipped tooth, or maybe other damage or white fillings there are a number of ways of solving this problem. The chipped area could be repaired with bonding material. The tooth can be prepared, and a Crown made over it. Or a veneer could be made, which is fixed to the front […]
Sometimes a tooth needs root treatment. This requires the exposure of the root system of the tooth followed by the removal of the nerves and material within the root. A special material is now available which is placed into the tooth roots. The material hardens and is then trimmed. The tooth can then be filled. […]
Clear aligners offer a less visible alternative for straightening crooked teeth. Firstly, an impression is taken, followed by a second impression which is taken with finer material. This gives a very accurate final impression. Alternatively, you can ask your dr to only take one impression digitally via an intraoral scanner. A ‘study model’ is made […]
Missing Tooth Options
When a tooth is missing there are usually a number of solutions available. You could have a denture made for multiple or singular missing teeth. Alternatively, a Bridge can be fitted to an adjacent tooth which requires removal of some tooth surface of the adjacent tooth. Or you could have an Implant which does not […]