Here at Denmark Street Dental Practice we also carry out a range of general dentistry as well as cosmetic treatment. Good dental health is our first and major priority for all our patients. Our experienced and professional team will ensure you receive the highest standard of care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Please click below to find out more about the treatments available under general dentistry. If you are a new patient and need to know more about how you can join our practice, please call us on 0191 477 2438 or fill in the contact us box above and we’ll be in touch.
Read on to find out more about the different treatments available under general dentistry.
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Fillings are a form of restoration used to strengthen teeth weakened by decay. It is usually used to fill a cavity (a hole in the tooth) to prevent further damage. Fillings are common and the procedure is fairly simple, but if you are worried about treatment please do not hesitate to talk to the dentist.
The procedure involves cleaning the tooth thoroughly, removing decayed tissue and placing filling material in the cavity, which is set hard using an intensive light beam and then shaped and trimmed to ensure a perfect fit.
Fillings are usually placed under local anaesthetic to prevent any pain.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a type of restoration which is placed over the top of the natural tooth. Crowns are used to restore and strengthen teeth damaged as a result of injury, trauma or weakened by decay. The natural tooth is fully encased in the crown right up to the gum line.
Crowns are made from a range of different materials, including precious metals, ceramic fused to metal and porcelain. Porcelain crowns are the most popular choice because they look like natural teeth and have a glossy finish.
Crowns can be coloured to match the natural teeth and provide an aesthetically pleasing finish.
A dental bridge is a form of tooth restoration employed to replace any gaps left by missing teeth. They are made from a false tooth, known as a pontic, and crowns that are fused to adjacent teeth.
Teeth are strong and durable but can be lost from injury or decay. If you lose a tooth it can have implications on oral health, the ability to speak clearly and eat properly, as well impacting the aesthetics of a smile.
We recommend patients replace missing teeth to reduce the risk of oral health diseases and restore mouth functionality.
White fillings are recommended for patients with small cavities and those in need of an aesthetically-pleasing alternative to amalgam fillings.
For larger cavities, inlays or onlays may be recommended but your dentist will discuss alternate treatment options if a white filling is found to be unsuitable.
Root canal treatment is an effective procedure used to treat an infected tooth. It is required when the tooth pulp which contains the living tissue has become infected. If the tooth is not treated the infection can spread through the root canals, increasing the risk of an abscess forming.
The procedure, which is carried out under local anaesthetic, involves the removal of the infected pulp tissue from the tooth. The tooth root canal is then cleaned, filled and sealed to prevent further infection. In many cases, root canal treatment can be used to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.