A bridge is a fixed substitute for one or more missing teeth. It is created by taking an impression of the teeth that will eventually support the bridge.
A bridge is often made of precious metal and porcelain and is installed in your mouth (unlike dentures, which can be removed).
A crown is a dental coverage that fully covers a natural tooth. It is constructed of metal or porcelain and metal and is fastened in your mouth.
Crowns can be used to restore a cracked tooth decaying, damaged or to improve the appearance of a tooth.
To fit a crown, the existing tooth must be drilled down to the size of a little peg to which the crown will be attached.
Because it might take some time for the lab to produce a new crown, you probably won’t have it installed on the same day.
Fillings are used to fix a decayed hole in a tooth. The most common form of filling is an amalgam, composed of metals such as mercury, silver, tin, copper, and zinc.
Your dentist will recommend the best type of filling for your clinical needs. This includes white fillings, if necessary.
Root canal treatment
Root canal therapy (also known as endodontics) treats infection at the root of a tooth (the root canal system).
If the tooth’s blood or nerve supply becomes infected, the infection will spread, and the tooth may need to be extracted if root canal therapy is not performed.
During therapy, the infection is eliminated from the root canal system.
The root canal is completed to prevent reinfection, and the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown.
Root canal therapy necessitates typically two or three visits to your dentist.
Scale and polish
This is when the hygienist cleans your teeth professionally. It entails gently eliminating the deposits that accumulate on the teeth (tartar).
Braces (orthodontic therapy) straighten or reposition teeth to enhance their look and function.
Braces can be detachable, meaning you can take them out and clean them or fix them, meaning they are permanently attached to your teeth and cannot be removed.
They are available in metal, plastic, or ceramic. Clear acrylic is used to make invisible braces.
Braces are provided on the NHS for children and, in some instances, adults, depending on the clinical situation.
Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth emerge from the rear of your gums as the last teeth to emerge, generally in your late teens or early twenties.
The majority of people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner.
Wisdom teeth can occasionally erupt at an angle or become trapped and partially emerge. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that grow through in this manner.
Implants provide a permanent alternative to removable dentures. They may be the only alternative if tooth loss has caused the mouth to shrink to the point where dentures can no longer be used.
Dentures or false teeth
Dentures, often fake teeth, are put in place of natural teeth.
A complete set replaces all of your teeth. A component set replaces one or more missing teeth.
Broken or knocked-out tooth
A tooth can be broken, chipped, or knocked out.
If the tooth is only chipped, schedule a non-emergency dental appointment to have it smoothed down, filled, or crowned.
Teeth whitening is bleaching your teeth to make them lighter in color.
Teeth whitening will not make your teeth sparkling white, but it will lighten the color of your teeth by many shades.
Veneers are new dental coverings that conceal a discolored (rather than a damaged) tooth.