A device used to correct the alignment of teeth and bite-related problems (including underbite, overbite, etc.) Braces straighten teeth by exerting steady pressure on the teeth.
Bridges and implants are two ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are false teeth anchored in place by neighbouring teeth.
Is a cover that fits over a tooth that has been damaged by decay, broken, badly stained or mis-shaped.
A severely damaged tooth may need to be extracted. Permanent teeth may also need to be removed for orthodontic treatment.
A prosthetic devices replacing lost teeth. There are two types of dentures – partial and full. Full dentures are often referred to as “false teeth”.
Dental fillings and repairs use restorative materials used to repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities or trauma.
Root canals treat diseases or absessed teeth. Once a tooth is injured, cracked or decayed, it is necessary to open the tooth and clean out the infected tissue in the centre. This space is then filled and the opening sealed. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.
Teeth naturally darken with age, however staining may be caused by various foods and beverages such as coffee, tea and berries, some drugs such as tetracycline, smoking, or a trauma to a tooth. There are various teeth whitening options available, including in-office and at-home bleaching.