Ice Dental & Implant Centre
Maintaining healthy teeth
Although modern dentistry has come a long way in the last twenty years or so, with the availability of sophisticated procedures such as dental implants offering patients a modern way of replacing missing teeth, there are still some long standing treatments that can be used for a variety of common dental problems.
At Ice Dental and Implant Centre, we firmly believe in preventative dental care and that problems can often be avoided, or reduced, with good home care and professional supervision. Where damage does occur though, we are pleased to provide a wide range of restorative treatments.
All patients should have a check-up at least every six months. For those who are more liable to have poor dental health, such as diabetics, this may need to be more frequent.
Your check-up will include an examination of your teeth and gums to look for any early signs of cavities or gum disease so that these can be treated before they become more serious. You will also receive an examination of the soft tissues of your mouth to look for possible indicators of other problems such as mouth cancers.
These are used where a tooth has decayed. Following removal of the decay, the cavity is filled with a durable material to repair the tooth and make it fully functional again. Fillings are now available in a shade to match the natural colour of your teeth, making them blend in for a much more pleasing appearance than traditional amalgam fillings.
Replacing amaglam - Before and After
Replacing amaglam Case 1
Before Replacing amaglam
After Replacing amaglam
A crown is used where a tooth has broken in a certain way or a cavity has become too large for a filling to be effective. The tooth is shaped and prepared and an impression taken of it. From this impression, a crown will be produced and attached to the tooth using a strong dental adhesive. Crowns are also used to complete a dental implant and also often after root canal surgery.
Dental Crowns - Before and After
Dental Crowns Case 1
Before Dental Crowns
After Dental Crowns
Where a single tooth or adjacent teeth are lost, these can be replaced through the use of a bridge. This consists of artificial replacement teeth that are held in place, typically by crowns placed on the remaining natural teeth at either end of the bridge.
Our team will always try to save a tooth where it is possible and practical. Sometimes though, a tooth is too badly damaged or decayed to be restored. At this stage, it will have to be extracted. Where this is the case, we will discuss replacement options with you.