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Dentures

What is a denture? People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal and acrylic. A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. […]

Gum Disease

What is gum disease? Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. What is gingivitis? Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. This is when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Often the swollen gums […]

Root Canal Treatment

What is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour which […]

Porcelein Veneers

What is a veneer? A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain (or composite. see section on composite veneers) made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain (see section on composite veneers).   When […]

Bridges

Why should I replace missing teeth?  Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side. A gap can also mean your “bite” is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and […]

Crowns

What is a crown? A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.   Examples of crowns on front teeth can be seen below: Why would I need […]