Over time, it is possible that teeth will fall out, be damaged or need removing. Whilst General Dentistry and Preventative Dentistry can help slow down this damage, we are all likely to need Restorative Treatments at some stage in life, especially as dental accidents and dental emergencies can happen to anyone.
This page lists some of the Restorative Dental treatments we offer.
You should see a Dentist as soon as possible if you chip or break a tooth. In some cases, a broken tooth may be a dental emergency – especially if the broken tooth is causing you pain.
Broken teeth (even the smallest of cracks and chips) can be enough to allow bacteria to build up into the pulp (centre) of the tooth, causing infection. This may the require endodontic or root canal treatment.
A dental crown is a cap placed on top of teeth. Crowns protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth, and are often used when fillings aren’t sufficient, to hold a dental bridge in place, or to cover a tooth treated with a root canal.
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more teeth whilst securing them to neighbouring teeth with a dental crown. A dental bridge is fixed in place, so you don’t need to remove it like dentures.
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are replacements for missing teeth. They fit snugly over the gums, but can be taken out and put back into your mouth as necessary.
Whilst most people know you can get full mouth dentures, many don’t realise can you also get partial dentures, which make them suitable for replacing even a few teeth.