Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

Restorative and Cosmetic DentistryDental restorations can either be direct or indirect.
Direct restorations (fillings) may be required to restore broken or decayed teeth. They are also used to improve the appearance of your teeth by masking discolouration and closing spaces using composite resins. A variety of durable and safe materials are used for filling teeth. Your dentist will inform you of these options and ensure the best material is used for your individual treatment needs.

Indirect restorations include crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.

Crowns

Your dentist may recommend this option for a severely broken down tooth or after the completion of a root canal treatment. Crowns are full coverage caps that protect teeth and reduce the risk of further breakdown in the future.

Veneers

Like direct composite resins, veneers are also used to mask discoloured front teeth or close unwanted gaps.

Bridges

Bridges are one option to replace missing teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth either side of the space. A false porcelain tooth is then attached to these crowns to provide a highly cosmetic and natural appearance.

Implants

Dental Implants are another way to replace one or more missing teeth. The implant is firstly inserted into the jawbone by a specialist periodontist or oral surgeon. A crown is then attached to the implant to mimic the look and function of a real tooth. To ensure your implant remains healthy in the long term, it is important to attend regular dental examinations which may include clinical assessment, X-RAYS and correspondence with dental specialists.