Dental and Oral Health Treatments
Gum disease affects most people at some time during their life. It is usually caused by a build-up of plaque on teeth. One of the common signs of gum disease is bleeding gums. Different stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Getting treatment for dental problems early can help save teeth that are at risk from gum disease and other conditions.
We only use white colour matched fillings at Banora Seaview. Composite resins are a synthetic resin with a filler, often silica. They are the material of choice especially as they have improved dramatically as a material since the mid 90's. They are bonded to the tooth surface, and are a big improvement upon the old 'silver' or amalgam fillings. The image below shows some old, failing silver fillings, these need to be replaced and you can see the general improvement for yourself.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). However, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics).
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal or endodontic treatment is a process whereby inflamed or dead pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained. Dental pulp is the soft tissue in the canal that runs through the centre of a tooth. Once a tooth is fully formed it can function normally without its pulp and be kept indefinitely. After removing the pulp, the root canals are cleaned, sterilised and shaped to a form that can be completely sealed with a filling material to prevent further infection.
There are a number of reasons why your teeth may need to be extracted. Some of the most common reasons include: severe gum disease (periodontal disease, a tooth that is so decayed that its nerves and blood vessels have died, leading to a painful abscess, a broken tooth that cannot be be repaired, overcrowding that requires one or more teeth to be removed so the rest can be straightened or impacted wisdom teeth