Inlays and overlays (onlays) are an alternative option to fillings and can be made from metal, composite or porcelain.
They tend to be more suitable for teeth that are a part of the chewing surface, and usually last a lot longer than regular fillings. Inlays sit inside a tooth hole, while onlays sit on the tooth to build up its shape.
A crown is a type of a cap that completely covers a real tooth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed or been damaged, or just to make a tooth look better.
A variety of materials is used: metal, resins, ceramic or the combination of metal and ceramic. To make room for the crown, we give you local anesthetic and file down the tooth that needs to be restored. We will match the color of your teeth to give you a natural look and feel.
If a tooth is badly damaged or lost, it is important to replace it as soon as possible. This will prevent the teeth that are left from drifting out of line and possibly causing jaw problems.
A custom dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth by a natural-looking prosthetic that is held together by the teeth on either side of the missing one(s). Bridges are usually made from semi-precious or precious metals, porcelain, or a fused combination of the two. When selecting the most suitable material for you, we take into account esthetics, function and tissue compatibility.
Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal. Dentures are employed so that patients who suffer from tooth loss because of periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth decay, or traumatic injury don’t have to suffer the negative effects of not having teeth.
Besides the obvious reason of eating, replacement teeth are needed so that remaining teeth do not shift and to avoid sagging of facial muscles. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (mouldings) from your gums. There are generally two types of dentures available: complete dentures and partial dentures.
An alternative to bridges, partial or complete dentures may be dental implants which are used to replace a missing root with an artificial root made of titanium, and an artificial replacement tooth which is attached to the implant. Read more about dental implant prosthetics.
Maintaining a healthy smile starts with prevention and regular dental check-ups. It’s important to keep up-to-date with regular appointments, to ensure that your teeth and gums are looking and feeling its best.