What causes gum recession and how can it be treated?
Recession or periodontal atrophy is an endemic problem. Gum recession can be the result of tartar build-up or poor brushing techniques or simply by not brushing enough. It can also come from fillings and restorations that have been performed incorrectly. Bacteria present in the mouth and other factors cause recession. Professional tartar removal, proper oral hygiene practices and replacing any fillings or restorations that have been done improperly can arrest recession.
When can you straighten loose teeth?
Because of gum recession, the bone substance supporting the teeth has been destroyed so that the teeth have begun to move . After a professional oral hygiene treatment, we attach the loose teeth to the inside of the other teeth with sticky glass tissue so that the tissue surrounding the teeth is able to regenerate. This can be treated in one sitting in our clinic.
Does tooth whitening damage teeth? Can you whiten teeth discoloured during root canal treatment?
The tooth whitening agent carbamide peroxide removes the material colouring between the enamel prisms. We place the whitening material inside the teeth after root treatment — in this way it is possible to whiten the teeth from the inside out.
What are inlays and when are they appropriate?
Inlays are precision fillings prepared under a microscope by laboratory technician and inserted and attached by a dentist. They are needed when decay has destroyed most of the tooth material and a filling is no longer possible.
What are metal-free dentures? When are they used?
When dentures replace the front teeth it is very important that the material lets light through like natural teeth. This is why we use absolutely natural-looking dentures without the harmful optical effect of a metal casing.
What is shoulder preparation? Why is this advantageous?
When a dentist creates crowns and bridges, the stump is still alive. Thus we need to have a uniformly wide border the width of the crown so the dental technician to create an exact replacement. Precise, properly inserted crowns will help keep your gums healthy for a long time.
What are implants and who can have them?
Dental implants are titanium-based artificial root implants that are attached to the jawbone. These can be done at any age as long as the jawbone has stopped growing and there is sufficient bone tissue of good quality.
What is the life of an implant?
After a free check-up to assess your personal needs, we will make an offer orientated to meet your specific needs. Every case is different; and every dental situation requires an individual complex solution.