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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.

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