Bridges are permanently fixed to neighboring teeth and replace one or two missing teeth. They are used when the adjacent teeth and gums are in good condition; otherwise a dental implant is fitted.
A dental crown is a fixed prosthesis made of ceramic the same shade as your other teeth. Crowns enable very damaged or fractured teeth, teeth that have had endodontic treatment or major defective fillings to be repaired in an aesthetically pleasing and solid manner and can also be fitted onto an implant.
Two kinds of dental bridges and crowns are currently available:
- Metal ceramic: a gold frame (metal section) base and the cosmetic section on top made of ceramic (tooth-colored)
- All-ceramic: the whole crown or bridge is made of ceramic (no metal, cosmetic)
As an alternative to a fixed prosthesis, your dentist could also fit a partial or complete removable prosthesis. There are two types of removable prosthesis:
- A partial removable prosthesis, attached using hooks that are affixed to the neighboring teeth. This solution can replace several missing teeth.
- A complete prosthesis, also called dentures, which replaces all the teeth.
Where a tooth is broken or poses a cosmetic issue (this could be in relation to color, form, etc.),
Dental Fillings: The Procedure
DXD dentist begins the dental filling procedure by preparing the tooth and necessary surrounding areas in order to restore the damaged area. The decay or damage is removed with a dental hand-piece or laser, and the area is cleansed to remove bacteria or debris before the restoration is completed.
The first step in performing a composite filling procedure involves isolation of the tooth. Tooth isolation is critical in a composite restoration, because it prevents moisture from interfering with the bonding process. The bonding procedure requires the placement of various adhesives followed by the composite material, which is then hardened with a special bonding light. The completed composite restoration is both functional and natural looking.
Dental Fillings Recovery and Aftercare
After the cavity has been filled, DXD dentist will discuss steps you can take to prevent decay from forming under or around the filling, or in other teeth.
Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing with dental floss or an interdental cleaner once a day is advised. Keep appointments with our dentist and hygienist for routine check-ups and teeth cleanings. Depending on your risk for caries, DXD dentist also may suggest sealants that can be placed over your molars to prevent the build-up of plaque and decay, as well as the use of fluoride mouth rinses as an additional preventive measure.
Our priority is to provide our patients with a full dental care service at the highest level.