General dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial region of the body.
General dentistry covers a wide range of procedures.
Fillings: teeth can be filled with a variety of materials which include gold, amalgam, porcelain and composite resin.
Crowns: these are artificial teeth or ‘caps’ which can be fitted over broken or damaged teeth. These will maintain their structure and protect them from further damage.
Bridge: this is a structure which contains an artificial tooth or ‘pontic’ which is anchored to a couple of crowns. These crowns fit over the natural teeth on either side of a gap which help to secure the false tooth in place and so ensure a natural looking appearance.
Root Canal Treatment: this procedure is carried when the tissue or ‘pulp’ within a tooth becomes infected.
Dentures: these are basically a set of false teeth. If you have quite a few teeth missing, as a result of an accident or disease then dentures can help. They are removable false teeth which look and behave in much the same way as natural teeth.
Dental Cleaning: this can take the form of a ‘scale & polish’ or advice on brushing and flossing.
Bonding: this is the name given to the procedure in which a type of resin is used as a ‘glue’ to stick a material, such as a veneer to a tooth. Often used to treat stained or damaged teeth.
Mouthguards: Does your child play hockey or rugby? Why not consider a custom-made mouth guard. Available in a wide selection of colours and designs.