Examinations involve an inspection of the teeth and surrounding soft tissues of the oral cavity. The Dentist generally uses an explorer, a slender steel instrument with a flexible, blunt point, to probe the minute indentations on tooth surfaces for signs of demineralisation and caries development. Fillings are also inspected, and a radiographic record of the teeth is usually made. The Dentist may also insert a periodontal probe into the soft-tissue sulcus around each tooth, to measure the depth of each sulcus and to explore for calculus and root defects.
Dental radiographs, commonly referred to as X-ray films, or informally, X-rays, are pictures of the teeth, bones, and surrounding hard tissues to screen for and help identify problems with the teeth, gums and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, cancerous or benign masses, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination. Dental X-rays may also be done as follow-up after dental treatments.
Scale & Clean
Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film), stains and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.
Topical fluoride can be administered by three different methods. The first method involves the application of fluoride solution. This type of fluoride must be painted on the teeth with a cotton tip applicator. The second method of fluoride application is the use of a concentrated fluoride rinse. The third method is the tray technique, which is used to apply fluoride gels. Gel application is generally regarded as the most effective means of topical fluoride treatment. We focus our attention on fluoride gel application.
Mouth Guards (Club Colours Available)
A mouth guard is essential for protecting your teeth when playing sport. Only a moulded, custom-made mouth guard will guarantee the best protection from impacts.
Occlusal Splints are sometimes referred to as ‘Night guards’. An Occlusal Splint is a device worn at night to reduce the amount of grinding pressure transferred to the teeth. It offers relief for the muscles of the jaw and protection of the teeth from wear and breakage.
Our practice offers tooth coloured & Aesthetic restorations. It includes Ceramic restorations which are fabricated with the latest CAD-CAM machine and cemented on your teeth. These filings are very strong & resemble natural teeth. Another tooth coloured filling is composite filling. Composite resins are tooth coloured filling materials &widely used as a filling material since the last 30 years. If there is missing tooth/teeth in the mouth, we can offer various replacements according to your preference.