GENERAL DENTISTRY

Our patients can take advantage of regular examinations and cleaning to keep their dental hygiene at the top level, and to prevent any future dental problems. We at BRITISH DENTAL CLINIC are focusing on preventative dental care to make sure we can help our patients to maintain a happy, healthy smile.

Our team focuses on building a close professional relationship with our patients and likes to see them regularly to make sure that they can always maintain their oral health. To allow us to do so we highly recommend that you visit your dentists every 6 month for your thorough examination and hygiene appointment.

Dental hygiene session

Regular visits to our dentist/hygienist for cleaning appointments is the most effective way to prevent or treat gum disease before it becomes a more serious gum problem. During your cleaning visit plaque and tartar that, cannot be removed by brushing, will be removed from your teeth. More importantly, our patients will be educated and shown methods to preventing the build up of plaques.

How often do I need to have a hygiene session?
It is recommended to visit your hygienist/dentist for a cleaning session once every 6 months. However, if you already have some gum problems, your dentist would recommend you to visit every 3 month.

Does Scaleing and Polishing hurt?
Your hygienist/dentist will remove the tartar and clean by using ultrasonic instruments and a fine hand instrument.

Most people find the procedure pain-free. But, please talk to our dentist if you have had problem in the past or have any concerns about the procedure.

Extractions

With proper care and treatment natural teeth can last a lifetime. We at British Dental Clinic aim to save and preserve our patients’ natural teeth as far as possible, however sometimes tooth extraction becomes unavoidable.

Some of the most common reasons include, damage by decay/trauma, tooth/gum infection. Some patients may need extraction of permanent teeth for orthodontic treatment.

Losing a tooth isn’t just a cosmetic problem. It can lead to serious issues like bone loss, periodontal disease, and gum problems. To prevent such issues we recommend replacing a missing tooth/teeth with dental implants, which provides the best tooth replacement solution in dentistry. Alternatively, a dental bridge can be used for tooth replacement.

Modern dentistry has made the whole procedure of tooth extraction almost painless. Our dentists would do their best to ensure that the whole process is carried out in a stress-free way.

Fillings

There are many reasons a patient would need a filling

  1. Cavities Cavities remain the number one reason that dentists give patients fillings. Even so, not all cavities need fillings.
  2. Tooth Fracture Many times, fractured teeth can be repaired with white composite filling material.
  3. A Slow Loss of Tooth Structure When you fracture your tooth, you lose a lot of tooth structure quickly. There are other ways that you can lose tooth structure more slowly, such as abrasion, abfraction, erosion, and attrition.
  4. Tooth Discolouration Another reason that dentists do fillings is to cover up discoloured teeth. Teeth can be discoloured for a variety of reasons, such as staining from antibiotics and dental fluorosis.
  5. Replacing Old Fillings Old fillings may need to be replaced. Over time, white fillings can discolour and the bond between the filling and the tooth can break down. Silver fillings may also fracture after many years of service.

What is the procedure for a filling?
At the beginning of your filling procedure, you may be given local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. The dentist will cut through the enamel using a drill to remove any decay. After the decay is removed, the technician will shape the space to ready it for the filling.

  • Etching – for a bonded filling your dentist will etch the tooth with an acid gel before placing the filling.
  • Resin application – for certain types of fillings the dentist will layer on the resin and harden it using a bright light. This makes it strong.
  • Polishing – after the filling has been placed, your dentist will polish the tooth.

What filling materials do we use?
We at the British Dental Clinic use metal-free restorations; either tooth coloured composite resin or ceramic (porcelain) fillings.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a safe and highly effective tooth repair procedure when decay has accessed the innermost pulp layer. The procedure involves drilling a small hole in the tooth and removing the damaged parts, and refilling the tooth.

This can be caused by:

  • Tooth decay
  • Leaky fillings
  • Damage to the teeth as the result of a trauma

During root canal treatment, the teeth are thoroughly disinfected and filled, to relieve infection, pain, and to maintain the tooth in function.

Anti-snoring devices – sleep apnea

Sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow, interrupting normal breathing while sleeping. OSA can be caused through genetic factors but can also be caused by a number of lifestyle issues.

Some effects of OSA:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor motivation
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Headaches

Treatment: We offer the well established clinically proven treatment, Mandibular Advancement Splits (MAS).
Mandibular Advancement Splits is a customized mouthpiece to be worn at night-time. Our dentists always give the best possible treatment that meet the individual needs of our patients that have been established after a thorough assessment.
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