Improving your appearance, your smile and your confidence
There are several ways we can repair damaged teeth at our relaxed modern Dental Practice in Marlborough. We offer traditional general dental treatments, such as fillings through to advanced restorations such as root canal fillings, extractions, dentures, bridges, implants and wisdom teeth removal.
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.
General Dentistry and Inlay
This Lovely lady first visited our practice back in November 2017 where our Dentist Steve Conteh carried out a new patient consultation.
Hannah informed Steve that she was unhappy with the appearance of her teeth following a car accident at the age of 12 resulting in trauma to Hannah’s front teeth.
Dental work was previously carried out but as time has past Hannah felt she wished to explore other cosmetic options to regain her smile with confidence.
Over a few appointments, Steve explained all possible options and procedures with Hannah resulting in a treatment plan designed for a happy ending.
Hannah is already pleased with the inlay placed and the scans of the projected alignment of her teeth with clear Invisalign, the treatment plan also includes cosmetic composite fillings restoring chipped front teeth and a replacement of a crown to her upper left central incisor made from procera to give a stunning natural finish.
She is currently mid treatment and looking forward to seeing the beautiful results.
Tooth coloured materials are now used routinely for filling teeth, in preference to the older and more commonly used silver metal filling material. The use of these composite materials which we can reliably bond to the tooth means that we can provide a very hard wearing and highly attractive final result.
Unsightly metal fillings can be replaced by natural-coloured fillings to improve the look of your smile and allow you to laugh with confidence. Dental composite fillings can be used for filling new cavities, replacing metal or amalgam fillings, repairing chipped teeth and also can help to remove gaps between teeth.
Image provided by dentist Steve Conteh.
A Crown, or porcelain crown, is a cap, cover or restoration to replace the missing portion of a tooth.
There are many reasons for crowning teeth. These can be due to aesthetic considerations but most are due to a lack of remaining tooth structure. Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth.
A Veneer is a thin layer of porcelain used to cover the front of a tooth. Our dentists will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front and side of the tooth and replace it with a layer of ceramic porcelain. This is a simple procedure, which can really improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers can be used to change the shape and colour of your teeth and hide discolouration and close unsightly gaps with little or no work being needed on the tooth itself.
Image provided by dentist Steve Conteh.
Root Canal Treatment
We do our utmost to retain your teeth and when they are damaged or diseased to such an extent that simple repair is not possible there may only be two options.
One is removal of the tooth and the other is Root Canal Treatment. We will offer you choices and work with you to decide which is the best course of action for you.
Root Canal Treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury. You may complain of an existing pain or in the early stages of infection not even feel any.
This procedure involves the removal of the inflamed, infected or necrotic nerve from inside your tooth, carefully cleaning the root canal space and placing a root filling material inside it. The root canal system is sealed to allow healing to proceed and to prevent re-infection occurring.