Excessive clenching or grinding of your teeth will cause wear and damage to both your teeth and jaw joints. This is referred to as TMD. Quite often this can occur in your sleep and you may not be aware that there is a problem. Symptoms include joint/ear pain, restricted opening, headaches/migraines, tooth wear, and jaw […]
Dental Implant – An implant can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is a titanium screw that can be used to replace the root of a tooth. Like a root the implant is placed in the jaw bone. A tailor made crown is usually fixed onto to implant to restore the […]
For anyone who wants to protect their teeth when playing sports or, if you grind your teeth while you’re asleep, we may recommend you wear a mouth guard at night. These even out the pressure across your jaw and create a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage.
Hygienist – At St Andrews dental practice we have two hygiene therapists who specialise in gum health. You may be referred to see a hygienist by your dentist if you require gum treatment or you may wish to book directly. They will assess the health of your gums, professionally clean your teeth, monitor and help […]
Regular examinations are recommended not only to help identify and treat any dental problems early but to help prevent dental diseases from arising. During the examination your dentist will aim to address any concerns you may have regarding your oral health. The examination will begin with a thorough assessment of the head and neck followed […]
A bridge is a treatment option to replace a gap created by missing teeth. A Bridge is usually created from precious metal, porcelain or ceramic. They can either be attached directly to your natural teeth or to dental implants surrounding the space which originally held the tooth.
Veneers are thin bespoke ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surface of your existing tooth, commonly used to disguise imperfections such as crooked or chipped teeth, discolouration, gaps and uneven teeth to conceal the underlying cosmetic issues and create a great new appearance. It can be a favourable option over other cosmetic treatments […]
This advanced teeth bonding technique is a minimally invasive and cost effective dental treatment that uses clear forms that are then filled with heated composite material matched to the shade of your teeth. The Biofilm (a layer of bacteria on the surface of all teeth) is removed prior to placement of the composite. The clear […]
The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. We can make an artificial crown to reinforce and rebuild severely damaged/ weakened teeth or improve the appearance of heavily filled or broken down teeth.
Bridges A bridge is a treatment option to replace a gap created by missing teeth. A Bridge is usually created from precious metal, porcelain or ceramic. They can either be attached directly to your natural teeth or to dental implants surrounding the space which originally held the tooth. Dentures Dentures are a basic treatment to […]