General Dentistry

General Dentistry

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Metal free Prosthesis
  • Dentures

Correctly placing dentures takes skill and experience. Our highly-trained staff are both experienced in the placement of dentures and skilled in ensuring that they fit and function perfectly.

If you have lost your teeth or are in danger of losing them, we can help you examine your choices and choose the type of dentures best for your mouth and your lifestyle.

What makes a quality denture?

Many people who wear dentures or partial dentures have difficulties with slipping, eating or sores that all stem from the dentures being poorly-made or ill-fitting.

At Dental wellness, we work to provide:

  • full dentures.
  • partial dentures.
  • no-metal dentures.
  • immediate dentures.

We highly recommend Denture Stabilization

Where appropriate and needed, we recommend the use of full dental implants to stabilize your dentures. This has the added benefit of deterring bone loss. Loss of bone in your mouth can cause eventual difficulties with wearing dentures, jaw problems and even change the appearance of your face, giving it a sunken look.

We are expert in the crafting and placing of implants, and will ensure that your implants secure your dentures to create the most natural fit and feel possible.

Our full and partial dentures are custom-made using quality materials that look natural and are durable. We ensure that they are the right shape, color and size for a natural look and that the bite (the way your teeth come together) is correct so that you can talk and eat properly.

Aligning the dentures correctly will also give you a more attractive look and

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

If you have a large amount of missing, broken-down or decayed teeth, you probably find that, they are  not only unattractive but also that they lessen the quality of life.  Difficulties and pain with chewing create continuous discomfort and can effect your health, after all, chewing is an important part of digesting your food properly. If this is the case for you then it is worth considering a full-mouth restoration.

We aim to restore your mouth to it’s natural state before it was broken down.

Patient Comfort

Our aim is to make the whole process as comfortable as possible for you. Whenever possible, we use conservative, minimally invasive procedures and use high-tech equipment that results in little to now post-treatment discomfort.
The staff and doctors are friendly and care about your well-being. They will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and ensure that you fully understand all procedures beforehand.

The Initial Consultation for Full-Mouth Dental Restoration

If you think it is time to do something about the condition of your teeth you can make an appointment for a consultation. You can find out what your treatment options would be to restore your teeth and mouth.

The consultation includes:

  • A comprehensive oral exam
  • Necessary digital X-rays
  • 3D CT scan (3D X-rays)
  • A review of your dental and medical history
  • Discuss your wishes and your treatment options
  • Discuss pros and cons and budget options
  • Get any questions answered

Planning the Treatment

Fully restoring a mouth to proper function, health and esthetics takes very thorough planning. After your consultation, a plan is made where each treatment is carefully coordinated with the various doctors.

Full-Mouth Restoration Procedures

A full-mouth restoration can include a variety of procedures, these can include:

  • Dental Implants – to replace missing teeth using crowns, dental bridges or dentures.
  • Porcelain Crowns – that are natural-looking, well-fitting and durable.
  • Porcelain Veneers – for handling cracked, misshapen or crooked teeth and other unsightly problems.
  • Invisalign and braces – are faster and more affordable methods for straightening your teeth and giving you a more confident smile.
  • Root Canals – done with the latest equipment helping to make this procedure fast and more comfortable.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – we can treat all stages of gum disease.

Root Canal Treatment

Our Root Canal procedure

Before recommending a root canal, we collect a thorough dental history of the patient and perform an examination including digital x-rays. This aids in the accurate diagnosis of any tooth that may need a root canal.

Our root canals are fast and comfortable thanks to the use of motorized rotary instruments and local anesthetic. We use motorized rotary files to perform root canals. Traditionally root canals are done using a hand file, which has the possibility of breaking inside the tooth. With the motorized rotary tool, root canals are fast and more comfortable than old-fashioned drilling. Then we will make a custom crown for the tooth.

rootWhat is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is done to save a tooth that is badly damaged or infected. The pulp, or living part of the tooth, is made up of nerves and blood vessels. It is contained in the pulp chamber, a space inside center of the tooth, which holds the pulp and extends into roots. It becomes infected or dies for a number of reasons:

  • Decay — bacteria causing tooth decay infects the pulp.
  • Trauma — a traumatic injury can cause an inflammation of the pulp.
  • Deep fillings — fillings that have to be placed close to the pulp chamber because of tooth decay or tooth fracture.
  • Unexplained — sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and can die for no apparent reason.

 

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the “canal” inside of the root, which is then cleaned, filled and sealed.

What are the symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal?

  • Moderate to severe lingering toothache, which may be throbbing, when having hot or cold foods.
  • Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night.
  • Pain when chewing or biting.
  • Swelling on your gum which when pressed may release blood or pus.
  • Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g. an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear!

Sometimes, however, there may be no symptoms.

Tooth Coloured Fillings

Durable and natural-looking tooth-colored fillings

We provide tooth-colored fillings using special strong white filling material, and for large fillings may use an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays are a type of filling that are used as a restoration of a broken-down tooth, for large cavities or to replace an existing large filling. Inlays are designed for tooth damage affecting the indented portion of the top of the tooth and onlays are for more extensive damage.

 

Advantages over Amalgam Fillings

Aesthetics is a big advantage over silver amalgam fillings. Additionally, as silver amalgam does not stick to teeth, healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep a silver filling in place. Composites permit your dentist to remove only the decayed area of your tooth. Unlike silver fillings, composite bonding expands just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth. Composites bond directly to the tooth providing support.

 

Different Types of Dentures

 

Partial Dentures

 

Full Denture Stabilization

 

FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION WITH IMPLANT

 

Root Canal Treatment

 

Tooth Colored Fillings

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