Restorative treatment helps repair teeth that have been damaged or lost through decay or chipped in accidents. It can also be used to improve appearances by closing gaps, repairing chips and treating discoloured or unsightly teeth.
Crowns (or caps) are porcelain or gold covers for damaged or unsightly teeth. Porcelain crowns are carefully crafted to look natural and blend in with the rest of your teeth and can eliminate dark metallic lines around the gums. If a tooth has been broken, or weakened by decay or a large filling, a crown can be fitted to strengthen it.
Bridges can be used to permanently fit a replacement tooth or teeth by being carefully attached to adjacent teeth. A false tooth (or teeth) is attached to your natural teeth on either side of the gap. Your own teeth are specially prepared for the crowns to fit on top, with the false tooth in the middle.
Dentures in metal or acrylic are used to replace lost or missing teeth. Their appearance can be changed to make them more natural looking. Recent advances in denture teeth and bases mean we can now offer tooth shades that look very realistic.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth, which looks and works like the real thing and can be used to restore your smile by permanently replacing one or more missing teeth. An artificial titanium root replaces the root of a missing tooth. Dental implants can also save healthy teeth by eliminating the need to grind down tooth tissue, required by traditional bridgework. They can improve your appearance and smile because when teeth are lost the jawbone shrinks, causing signs of ageing.