At Bajaj Dental Clinic, we are committed to provide the very best in routine dental care for all our patients. Our emphasis is not only on implant and cosmetic treatment but also on preventative and routine procedures. The maintenance of a healthy mouth for our patients is of the utmost importance.
When you visit us for a dental appointment, we will firstly ask you if you’ve had any recent dental concerns or problems – then we’ll continue with an initial routine examination of your mouth, taking particular care to check out any problems you might have drawn our attention to.
During the examination, we’ll pay special attention to the surface condition of your teeth and the health of your gums – plus we’ll check out any fillings and restorations you may have, to ensure that they’re in good condition and assess if they need any remedial work or replacement. If necessary, we may take some digital x-rays as well, to ascertain the health of those areas of your mouth that we can’t see through visual examination.
If we do find any problems when we undertake our initial routine examination of your teeth and gums, we will discuss the various options available to you and then further proceed with the treatment.
A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or through accidental damage.
Benefits of white (composite) fillings?
A crown is an artificial restoration , that is made in a laboratory, and 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’. An artificial crown is used to protect and restore a broken, weakened or heavily filled tooth. They are also used to improve the appearance of discoloured or crooked teeth.
Root canal treatment (also known as root filling or endodontics) means removing damaged or dead pulp and filling the space left. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection The remaining tooth can then be repaired. The treatment is carried out under anaesthetic and if carried out with care is usually a painless procedure.
A removable denture replaces missing teeth. ‘Partial’ dentures replace a few missing teeth and ‘full’ or ‘complete’ dentures are needed if all the natural teeth are missing.
Complete dentures are best made of acrylic (plastic). Partial dentures can also be made wholly of acrylic. Alternatively, they can consist of acrylic teeth on a light metal alloy base: this type of partial denture is more secure and less bulky. New techniques and materials have become available for dentures in the last few years. For example, Valplast dentures are made of a special nylon type material that make them lightweight, flexible, virtually unbreakable and very secure without the need for metal clasps.
Full dentures, to replace all your own teeth, fit snugly over your gums. They will help you to eat comfortably and speak clearly, and will improve your confidence.
Partial dentures replace teeth that are missing and can sometimes be supported by the teeth you have left. If you have some gaps between your teeth, then your other teeth may move to take up some of the space, so you could end up with crooked or tilted teeth. This could affect the way you bite and could damage your other teeth.