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Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. A crown is a covering that sits over the top of the tooth creating a tooth surface to protect, cover, seal and strengthen your tooth. Crowns are used in many different scenarios as they are effective and often allow us to save a tooth rather than turning to implants. Situations where a crown may be the solution include:
  • Larger fillings that have broken down or have formed decay around them may need a crown to save the tooth.
  • A cracked tooth may need a crown to hold it together. Be careful not to wait too long as an untreated cracked tooth can become sensitive or eventually break.
  • Teeth that are very sensitive, either from a lot of "wear", or from receded gums, sometimes require crowns to seal and protect the teeth from hot and cold sensitivity.
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Denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. Dentures retained by implants is the best way to tackle the problem of loose dentures. We are also aware that some people may not be able to have implants for various reasons. For these patients we can still achieve great results by providing high quality denture. We work with leading denture technicians to ensure that our patients will receive dentures that fit and feel comfortable....
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White or Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings. Cosmetically, white fillings are colour-matched to your natural tooth making them almost invisible. Amalgam or metallic filling were used for their strength and ease of use. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. While these fillings make any restoration stand out in your mouth, the material which they are composed of can corrode and leak discolouring your tooth. Amalgam fillings also contain mercury which has received a lot of attention and may pose risks other that the obvious aesthetic ones. If you're unhappy with the silver in your smile, talk to us about tooth coloured mercury free composite fillings....
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