Cavities, broken teeth, gum recession or disease and missing teeth can happen to anyone at any time. While checkups, cleanings and daily brushing and flossing go a long way toward maintaining optimal oral health, our mouths endure significant temperature fluctuations, an onslaught from 600 types of bacteria, and crushing pressure every day. Even people with the most diligent oral healthcare routine may at some point, need restorative dentistry.
Crown and Bridgework
If you have one or more missing teeth in a row, crown and bridgework can rekindle your smile’s appearance and comfort. Missing teeth aren’t just aesthetically unappealing, they negatively impact your smile’s function. Existing teeth may drift out of position and cause problems with jaw joint function and bite alignment.
A bridge contains one or more restorative teeth to fill a gap in your smile. Our designs customise bridgework that looks natural and delivers optimal performance. Before attaching your bridge, we’ll crown the teeth on either side of the gap. This fortifies the “anchor” teeth for optimal stability.
Aesthetic Teeth Replacement
We’re pleased to offer our patients a variety of options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Depending on your specific goals and needs, we may recommend a fixed bridge, a partial or full denture or an implant-supported crown. As the closest prosthetic to nature’s design, dental implants offer unparalleled comfort, function and support.
We hold our restorative dental designs to the highest standards. Whether you’re receiving crowns, fillings, a bridge or implant-supported prosthetic, you can expect results that uphold our high standards for quality, longevity and beauty.
Dental Braces – Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. The application of braces moves the teeth as a result of force and pressure on the teeth. There are four basic elements that are needed in order to help move the teeth. In the case of traditional metal or wire braces, one uses brackets, bonding material, arch wire, and ligature elastic, also called an “O-ring” to help align the teeth. The teeth move when the arch wire puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Sometimes springs or rubber bands are used to put more force in a specific direction.
Dental Aligners – Clear Aligners also called invisible aligners are a part of orthodontic treatment that corrects misaligned or crooked teeth. Aligners are thin clear trays made to fit to your teeth unlike metal braces, aligners are removable. Braces use brackets connected by wires to encourage teeth to move whereas aligners are a series of light fitting custom made mouthpieces that slip over the teeth.
Cosmetic Fillings and Porcelain Crowns
We understand our patients desire to maintain an attractive smile. We prefer to place white fillings and crowns when they are durable and lasting. The location of a cavity or crack in a tooth must be factored in when choosing the best restorative material. In most cases though, the teeth that shows in your smile can be repaired with composite resin: tooth-coloured fillings or white, custom – shaded porcelain crowns.
Do you have an important interview coming up? Maybe a reunion or a wedding is in your future or perhaps you want to freshen your appearance. With professional teeth whitening in Oyster dental care, you’ll look your best!
Our whitening system works to eliminate stains and discolouration from tobacco, foods, beverages, and some medications. A specially formulated bleaching gel penetrates the uppermost layers of teeth without altering natural tooth structure. Within two weeks, stains disappear, leaving behind a bright, brilliant smile.
They are thin tooth coloured shells designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve your appearance. They are made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. The upper front are most commonly applied veneers. People may get one veneer in case of a broken or chipped tooth. They play a great role in improving your smile, especially if your teeth are chipped, malformed or discoloured.
Periodontal ligament (PDL) is a part of periodontim that provides attachment of the teeth to the surrounding alveolar bone. Primary purpose of the PDL is to provide the connective tissue fibers that connect the boney socket to cementum on the root surface. They help the gum tissue to hold firmly against the teeth. If there is some gum disease or damage to this tissue due to various reasons, the teeth will become sensitive or loose.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Do your gums bleed when you brush, floss or use a toothpick?
- Are your gums red, swollen and painful?
- Do you have pus coming from between your gums and teeth if you push on your gums?
- Are your gums pulling away from your teeth?
- Has there been a change in the way your teeth come together when you bite or chew on food?
- Do your teeth look longer because of receding gums?
- Are your teeth loose?
- Do you have bad breath?
If any of these statements are true then you may have a problem with your gums.You should visit your dentist and get an evaluation and schedule an appointment. You may need more than just a routine cleaning for your teeth to get your gums healthy again.
A thorough evaluation of your gums and your overall dental health includes a comprehensive examination, a complete set of x-rays, and periodontal probing.If there is bone loss and deep pocketing you may need non-surgical periodontal or surgical periodontal care.
Are you embarrassed to smile because of missing teeth? Many people mistakenly believe that a missing tooth is merely a cosmetic problem. But losing a tooth, whether to injury or dental disease, can create serious problems for your oral health. Shifting and rotating of neighbouring teeth, gum disease, jawbone atrophy, and additional tooth loss can all occur within just a few years. Replacing a tooth, or teeth, with dental implants can restore your oral health.
How do Dental Implants work?
During a short oral surgery, a small titanium post is placed in the jaw, just below the gum. As the implant heals, the bone fuses with the post creating a solid foundation, just like a tooth root. We will then attach a handcrafted dental crown atop the post to complete the implant. It looks like a natural tooth, feels like a natural tooth, and functions like a natural tooth restoring confidence to your smile.
Implant-retained dentures for maximum comfort
If you experience the pain of slipping dentures or endure the embarrassment of clicks and noises when you speak, talk to us about implant-retained dentures. Using a few dental implants, your denture will simply snap onto the posts for a perfectly stable fit. Implant-retained dentures stay comfortably in place, eliminating the discomfort of sliding and allowing you to enjoy life with a secure smile.