services General Dentistry
Dental care is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the, teeth, gums, tongue, lips and jaws. The professional practitioners of dentistry are commonly referred to as dentists. General dentists provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and oral health. Prevention plays an important role in dentistry and this is why it is important to have regular dental check ups - at least once every six months. Regular checkups and oral health maintenance prevent the development of serious dental problems that can require costly treatment. Cosmetic Dentistry
Common Procedures
  • Dental Fillings
Tooth decay, tooth wear and trauma are major causes of damage. Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored with one of several filling materials: Amalgam and composite resin (white filling material) are the commonly used filling materials. Your dentist will advise you on which material to use and its advantages.
  • Bonding
Chipped or cracked teeth are typically repaired through bonding. An enamel-like composite material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, contoured and polished, making the crack or chip invisible.
  • Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment can be used to straighten crooked teeth and malocclusions. Orthodontics is both a functional and cosmetic treatment, and has become an increasingly popular field of dentistry.
  • Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy removes infected pulp tissue within the root chamber of the tooth. The root of the tooth is filled with an antibacterial filling, and a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it.
  • Dental Crowns
Dental crowns provide an aesthetic and protective solution to teeth that have undergone root canal therapy and that are extensively restored due to decay or trauma. Dental crowns can be made of metal or metal fused to porcelain. Today zirconium crowns are being used for their strength and excellent aesthetics.
  • Implants
Dental implants are an excellent long-term solution to missing teeth. Implants are an excellent example of dental technology. Implants are technique sensitive and must be carried out by a specialist in the field.
  • Periodontal Treatment
Treatment of gum disease includes include tooth scaling and polishing followed by oral hygiene instruction. Advanced gum/periodontal disease requires deep scaling and root planning which may need to be carried out under local anesthesia