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Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

One or two hours after brushing, bacteria and food particles start forming plaque on the surface of your teeth. These bacteria produce an acid that erodes the calcium in the tooth’s enamel and leads to the formation of minute cavities. If not treated, the acid will ultimately penetrate through the teeth enamel and cause quicker and devastating rot of the dentine layer.

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Dentures

Dentures

Traditionally, dentures were the sole means available to replace missing teeth, and are still an alternative if a bridge or implant isn’t suitable.

Depending on whether a few or all the teeth are missing, replacement is possible with either a partial or a full denture. Partial dentures might be made of a plastic base or a metal base, sometimes cobalt-chrome, and are kept in place by tiny wire clips called retention clasps and reciprocators. Full dentures, nevertheless, are fabricated from acrylic and stay in position by absolutely fitting the gum and ridges of bone in the upper and lower jaws.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth that are strong can be cosmetically restored by the application of veneers that are used to restore chipped, gapped, stained, or misalligned teeth. This is a more conservative approach to restoration than crowns, and offers a stronger, longer lasting, alternative option to bonding.

 

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Dental implants

Dental implants

If a tooth has been lost, or removed, the gap can be replaced with a bridge, denture, or implant.Dental implants are synthetic roots which are surgically placed into the bone, or under the gum, making a comfortable and effective foundation for replacing missing teeth.

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