Fillings are great as they replace what is now lost.
One issue however, is how the silver look can spoil your smile.
At Vidadent, we do White fillings. This entails one of our Dental Professionals removing the amalgam of metal from your teeth and replacing it with a tooth colored filling instead.
Advances in white filling materials means more varied applications are available, including:
Repairing chipped or broken front teeth
Covering unsightly marks on teeth
Enhancing the shape of front teeth or simply used as a filling material on back teeth.
At Vidadent we use amalgam free fillings (containing no mercury) for health as well as cosmetic reasons. The colour range of the material has greatly improved, enabling us to obtain a good colour match to your existing teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
The Root Canal Treatment is a skilled procedure that takes time and skill.
When the infection from your bad tooth is treated on time, it can save one from getting an abscess or losing the tooth. Root canal treatment also commonly known as Endodontics is needed when the inside of your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth.If root canal treatment is not carried out on time, the tooth may need to be taken out.
At Vidadent we will aim to preserve as much of your tooth as possible by providing your with a Root Canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading .
The Root Canal procedure explained:
We provide you with a local anaesthetic
The treatment overall is very similar to having an ordinary filling placed
We aim to remove all the infection from the Root Canal
The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection
A temporary filling is placed in and the tooth is left to settle
The tooth is checked at the next visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled
Root canal treatment is carried out by our skilled professionals and requires more than 1 visit.
Extractions / Oral Surgery is a very specialised area of Dentistry.
The main plus being the techniques used and the environments in which the Procedures are carried out.
At Vidadent, we worked with many patients throughout the years carry out extractions in the best possible ways to avoid harming surrounding teeth whilst removing one.
Procedures are also carried out in our state of the art sterile surgeries with high hygiene levels.
You will be offered Anaesthetic and sedation if you are anxious.
Some common reasons for extractions:
Some people have extra teeth that can block other teeth from coming into the mouth.
People getting braces have to remove some teeth in order to make room for the teeth that are being straightened.
Before receiving radiation treatment to the head and neck, some teeth may need to be extracted to avoid future complications.
Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted in young adults because they can easily become stuck in the bone (impacted) and will create an area in the mouth that is very difficult to keep clean. This can irritate the gum and the other teeth causing pain and swelling.
Before taking a tooth out our dentist will review your medical and dental history and get x-rays of the area to prepare for the removal of the teeth. If you are having multiple teeth removed or all of your wisdom teeth removed, you may need a panoramic x-ray. This x-ray takes a picture of all your teeth at once and can help with locating wisdom teeth that cannot be seen in other x-rays. The panoramic x-ray will also show the relationship of your teeth to the sinuses, nerves and other structures within your mouth.
Sometimes, you may need antibiotics before an extraction if any of the following are present:
An infection in the area of the tooth.
If you have a weak immune system.
If you have specific medical conditions such as heart problems.
Gum treatment deals with the area of active gum disease.
Appropriate treatment of Gum Disease can stop or slow down any gum further damage. There are 2 main types of Gum Disease (Gingivitus to Advanced Periodontitus).
The procedures we use to treat gum disease include Scaling and and Root Planning.
Having Gum treatment at Vidadent, along with a strict home care routine will ensure a healthy smile.
Teeth Grinding also known as Bruxism, can cause problems with jaw pain, teeth, ear aches and head aches.
Bruxism normally happens at night, when one is asleep. One of the main causes is stress and anxiety. It is also caused by an abnormal bite, missing or crooked teeth.
Severe grinding can result in damaged teeth and some times even tooth loss.
Inlay / Onlay
What is an Inlay / Onlay ?
Inlay : A small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth
Onlay : A filing that covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities
Onlays and Inlays were previously made out of gold. However nowadays they can be made of tooth-colored porcelain.
A temporary filling is provided once your impressions are taken. When your Inlays / Outlays are ready, the temporary filling is removed and your Onlay / Inlay is glued on using a special adhesive.
Outlays / Inlays can nowadays be made at the the dental surgery using a milling machine called a CEREC
The term Dental Splints is referred to those several types of orthodontic devices created to deal with dental problems such as Bruxism and Loose teeth.
A splint stabilises teeth so that they are less likely to move.
For people with Bruxism and Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ), a splint is used to protect the teeth at night.
If you feel that you have loose teeth or you suffer from Bruxism, come to Vidadent for a professional check-up with our caring Dental Professionals.