Crowns are available in various materials including porcelain fused to metal (PFM), only metal or only porcelain/ceramic. The metals used in crown making may be base metals or noble metals. Noble metals may include higher content of palladium, platinum or gold.
Bridges are fixed to stabilize the patient’s bite with one or more tooth missing. A bridge successfully prevents the other teeth from shifting or moving further. Missing tooth if not replaced may affect the surrounding teeth. Nearby teeth may also become unstable and need removal. This may negatively alter the smile of the person and also raise oral health concerns.
Bleaching is one of the most common procedures of dental cosmetics. It brightens teeth that are discoloured, stained, or have been darkened because of injury or drinking habits. Any tooth, even those that have had root canal surgery, can receive bleaching treatment. This can be done by a dentist in the dental clinic or at home.
It important that orthodontic patients regularly visit their family dentist for routine check-ups during the process of orthodontic treatment.
When your natural teeth go missing you may miss many things alongside. You may miss your earlier smile; you may miss taste of crunchy apple or even sinking your teeth into tasty steak. Patients with missing teeth are also self-conscious about eating and speaking in company. The condition may also lead to muscle strain, head aches or cause remaining teeth to shift. The comfort and confidence which once came naturally is also gone with the missing teeth.
Dentures can help give the edentulous patient better masticatory (chewing) abilities, as well as enhance their aesthetic appeal by providing the illusion of having natural teeth, providing support for their lips and cheeks, and correcting the collapsed appearance commonly seen between the nose and the chin.