is in west London and has dentist experts in cosmetic
dentistry and dental
implants to provide you with the celebrity Hollywood
Smile Makeover. Broken
or Chipped Teeth
especially during sports. Broken or chipped teeth
can be restored using porcelain veneers and crowns.
Your own customised mouth guard can be created to
prevent further accidents.
Decayed or Missing Teeth
an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining
part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving
it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes
known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal
restoration for teeth that have been broken, or
have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
crown could be used for a number of other reasons,
you may have discoloured fillings and would
like to improve the appearance of the tooth
you may have had a root filling which will
need a crown to protect it
it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly
Besides having a dental implant, there are two main ways
to replace missing teeth. The first is with a removable
false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second
is with a fixed bridge.
A bridge is usually
used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or
when the missing teeth are only on one side of the
mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal
base. If the bridge will show, porcelain is then
bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious
metals used in the base to reduce the cost.
You should replace missing
teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is
one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing
tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth
at either side. A gap can also mean your ‘bite’
is affected, because the teeth next to the space
can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper
and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead
to food getting packed into the gap, which causes
both decay and gum disease.
You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent
problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You
also have to clean under the false tooth every day.
Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use
a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush
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