If a tooth is so badly decayed and becomes infected, it requires Root Canal Therapy (RCT) to be saved. Sometimes, extraction may be necessary if you wait too long, so it is very important to call us as soon as you see or feel any indication of an abscess/pain.
Gum disease results from a build-up of plaque on the teeth and gums, or more specifically the bacteria in plaque. If left unchecked, the plaque bacteria will attack the gums and the bone underneath them, often resulting in bone loss that leads to tooth mobility and then tooth loss as time progresses.
Plaque build -up is also very detrimental to the health of your other major organs; heart, kidney, liver etc., so it is essential that proper gum and tooth care is practiced. Really, periodontal disease is bad news, and as you age it can cause serious problems for you, so pay attention to consistent aches and swelling in the gums.
A thorough oral hygiene is essential to avoid lasting problems such as decay and gum disease which not only affect your teeth but also your general well being. We recommend your regime should include:
Metropolitan Dental is committed to treating any potential problems before they escalate. These 6 month checkups will include a thorough oral examination and a professional clean to remove any plaque build-up to leave your smile bright and healthy.
Composite(white filling material) and porcelain materials can be tailored to your tooth colour to restore and enhance their original appearance, functionality and strength.
Previously used amalgam fillings are mostly now redundant.
White fillings not only enhance the natural brightness of your teeth but are better bonded, providing greater durability, strength and functionality, not to mention they can be a seamless fix to your natural smile.
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is placed at the jawbone to form an artificial tooth ‘root’. As titanium is safe and biocompatible, cells grow and permanently integrate with the implant forming a solid foundation for a crown to be attached. Once this attachment process is complete a crown is developed and expertly crafted to match your existing teeth. Finally it is permanently fixed to the implant providing a streamline solution to tooth loss. This procedure can also provide a more comfortable, hygienic, strong and aesthetically pleasing replacement for any existing dentures.
Crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material.
If you have a space from a missing tooth, a Dental Bridge will be custom made to fill in the space with a false tooth. The false tooth is attached by the bridge to the two other teeth around the space – bridging them together.