Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of misalignments in both the teeth and jaw. Through the use of a variety of appliances such as braces and aligners, dentists and specialist orthodontists seek to ensure the teeth and jaw are in a healthy, natural position to facilitate eating, speaking, and even proper breathing.

Orthodontics – Putney Dental Care

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontics provide far-reaching benefits to both your oral and overall health.

Appearance: Orthodontics will drastically improve the smile of anybody who needs them. Even something as simple as closing a gap or rotating a […]

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that’s inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing natural tooth. Implants with dental crowns attached closely mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, making them the gold standard in tooth restoration treatments.

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth. Once the implant is inserted, an abutment is attached at gum level. This abutment can then be used to anchor various types of dental restorations for replacing however many teeth.

Implants are generally made out of titanium, although there are other materials available. Titanium is […]

Home Dental Care: How to Clean Your Teeth

Home Dental Care: How to Clean Your Teeth

It’s a truth universally acknowledged by many dentists that if people took better care of their teeth at home, many of them would be out of a business. The number one cause of most oral health issues is simply poor at-home hygiene.

Clean teeth and gums are obviously essential to oral health. What many patients fail to realise is that oral health is essential to overall health. Our mouths are connected to the rest of our bodies, and disease of the mouth can lead to disease elsewhere. Something as seemingly benign as gum disease can in fact lead […]

Dental X-Ray Examinations

Dental X-Ray, or radiographic examinations, are one of the most important diagnostic tools in the dentist’s arsenal. Radiographs may help detect or confirm problems that are not clearly recognisable during routine examinations.

Furthermore, a timely Dental X-Ray referral may help detect some problems before any symptoms occur, saving patients time, money and unnecessary pain. The problem can then be treated before it becomes more serious, meaning the treatment is likely to be less invasive, require less recovery time, and potentially less expensive.

Conditions that may show up during X-ray examinations include:

Oral cancer
Cysts
Impacted teeth
Gum disease consequences, such as […]

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Despite how tough and durable tooth enamel is, it can still become chipped, cracked, and worn down over time. Trauma, tooth decay, fillings that are too large, root canals, and simple age-related wear and tear can all damage or compromise your teeth.

When this happens, an artificial crown is the best way to save the tooth and restore its form and function.

Crowns

Once a tooth is chipped or cracked, or is very decayed, it becomes susceptible to breaking. A crown effectively acts as a “helmet” that goes over a prepared damaged tooth and replaces the natural tooth crown.

Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Composite Fillings, Inlays and Onlays

There are many reasons our teeth can change in appearance over our life. Sometimes it’s an inherited trait, such as if there’s a family history of gaps, misaligned teeth, or blemishes. Other times it’s environmental, such as chips and cracks from damage, or staining from food, drink, or smoking. And then there are situations where existing cosmetic restorations have broken down or simply reached the end of their effective life.

Whatever the underlying reason, for every cosmetic dental problem there are a host of treatments to address it.

Types of Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic […]

Conscious Sedation: Ways to Help You Relax at the Dental Clinic

Dental phobia is a common concern for many people. Either through poor early experiences or general anxiety, many people simply dislike visiting the dentist. Many more are terrified or repulsed by the idea of dental instruments in their mouths, particularly drills and scraping tools.

Fear of dental treatment can be addressed in a variety of ways. Counselling is an excellent way of addressing the issue on a deeper, more fundamental level. For those who have neither the time, money, nor inclination, various forms of sedation are always available. These include oral sedation prior to a treatment, intravenous sedation, or […]

Dental Care for Babies and Young Children

Despite being temporary, a child’s first teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth later on. Primary or baby teeth serve as placeholders within the jaw and gum, reserving the correct space for the permanent teeth to later erupt. The primary molars are particularly important, and need to remain in place until the child is 10-12 years old.

Like permanent teeth, primary teeth require daily hygiene to prevent cavities and infections. Cavities in primary teeth are typically caused by prolonged contact with sweet drinks, food acids, or even food.

Primary teeth are also important for establishing good oral […]

The Fitting and Care of Dentures

The Fitting and Care of Dentures

Whole or partial dentures remain the gold standard for replacing most or all of a row of teeth. Modern technology has given us the ability to create more realistic, better-fitting, more stable and more functional dentures than any point in the past.

Types of Denture

Different types of dentures are employed depending on the needs and budget of the patient.

Partial dentures
Partial dentures fill the space left by several, usually adjacent missing teeth. They’re secured in place with clasps that attach to nearby natural teeth.
Whole dentures
Whole dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They can replace either the upper or lower teeth, […]