Dentures (false teeth)

Dentures (false teeth)

More commonly known as false teeth, dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth. A full set is used to replace all your teeth. A part set is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (moulds) of your gums. They are usually made from metal or plastic. Dentures are…

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Crowns

Crowns

The crown of a tooth is that part which is visible in the mouth.  An artificial crown, also known as a cap, completely covers a weak tooth and protects it. It’s made from either metal or porcelain (with metal inside for strength) and is cemented onto your tooth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth…

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Extractions

Extractions

An extraction involves having a tooth completely removed from your mouth. This will be carried out if the tooth is unable to be saved with any other treatment.

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Fillings

Fillings

Fillings are used to repair a hole in a tooth caused by decay. The most common type of filling material used is amalgam which is made from a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc. Your dentist will offer the most appropriate type of filling according to your clinical needs.

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Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) tackles infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal). When the blood or nerve supply of the tooth has become infected, if root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out. During treatment, all the infection is removed…

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Examination

Examination

When you attend for your examination you should expect:- A thorough examination of your mouth, teeth and gums. Advice on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy A full explanation of your treatment options and the costs involved Information about NHS charges are displayed in the waiting room Information leaflets about dental treatments

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