When part of your tooth is decayed, has a defective filling or is damaged due to an accident, a dentist may restore it using a suitable material. The most common of these are amalgam, composite or a ceramic inlay/onlay.
Amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin copper and other metals, and is generally used for the back chewing teeth as it very hard-wearing.
A composite filling is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture which bonds to the tooth and is colour-matched to achieve natural-looking results.
If the cavity is very large, the dentist may suggest a gold or ceramic inlay/onlay which is placed inside or over the surface of a tooth to restore it.
Where damage to a tooth is extreme and beyond repair, we can use porcelain or gold crowns to restore a tooth’s functionality and appearance. These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
At Barming Dental Centre our clinicians use the latest technology to reduce the discomfort to our patients and to offer them a single-day restoration visit. Please visit our CEREC section for further information Click here.
A bridge replaces missing teeth by fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at each end of the gap. Bridges usually have crowns at each end, others replacement teeth are stuck to just the side off the teeth beside the gap. Common materials used for a bridge are; metal, porcelain or ceramic materials.
Our dentures are hand crafted and look natural, and most find extremely comfortable.
Dentures are removable replacements for your missing teeth, designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. They are generally made from an ultramodern acrylic material which is high-strength and durable. If you look after the dentures then this material is unlikely to staining or darken and will remain fresh and natural looking for many years.
We understand that the loss of your teeth can have a negative effect on your self-confidence, chewing abilities and speech. The simplest way to replace all missing teeth is with a denture. When this is a complete denture there can be difficulties with reduced function, and confidence. Dental implants provide an excellent solution, acting as an anchor for the denture resulting in greatly improved stability and reassurance for the wearer. A minimum of two implants are needed for a lower denture and a minimum of four for an upper denture. Please visit our dental implant section for further information Click here.