Archives for November, 2016

Broken Dentures? No Problem!

Many of our clients rely on their dentures and even minor damage can cause significant disruption. We understand the importance of well-fitted, functional dentures and this is why we provide repairs round the clock.

What should I do if my dentures break?

If you notice signs of damage, or you hear something snap suddenly, for example if you drop your dentures onto a hard floor, seek immediate assistance. Call us and we will do everything we can to carry out the necessary repairs as quickly as possible. We operate a 24-hour denture repair clinic and aim to have your dentures back with you as quickly as possible. In minor cases, we can return dentures on the same day. If the damage is more extensive, we may need a little longer.

Tips to prevent denture damage

Sometimes wear and tear can take its toll and this may lead to denture replacement. In other cases, dentures can be damage as a result of accidents. When you take your denture out, always place it somewhere safe. If you’re cleaning it over a hard surface, such as a sink, place a towel underneath so that it can soften the blow if the denture does fall. Never clean your dentures using boiling water, as this can damage the material and cause the denture to become misshapen. If you have any questions about cleaning your dentures or preventing denture damage, our friendly dentists will be happy to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or have a chat with your dentist at your next appointment.

What To Do If You Break Your Tooth

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Ideally, your teeth should last a lifetime, but sometimes, accidents happen. There’s often nothing you can do to prevent dental trauma. The good news is that if you do sustain an injury, we are here to provide urgent relief. Here’s a guide to help you out if you break a tooth.

What to do if you break your tooth

Accidents often happen when we least expect them. One minute you’re fine and the next you’re on the floor, wondering what on earth happened. Falls, slips, sports injuries and car accidents are common causes of dental injury. If you do get injured, it’s always beneficial to know how to react.

If you break your tooth, it’s a good idea to call your dentist and arrange an emergency appointment. You may be able to see the damage, for example, you may have a large chip, but even if you can’t, it’s wise to get checked out. If you’ve damage the interior of the tooth, this may not be visible, but you might still need treatment.

When you see your dentist, they will probably carry out X-rays and examine your teeth to determine the extent of the damage and work out the best solutions. If you only have a minor chip, there’s nothing to worry about. It is possible to patch chips up using a technique called cosmetic bonding. If you have a fracture, you may need a filling or a crown. Occasionally, when the tooth is broken, the pulp tissue may be affected. This is the living part of the tooth and it contains your nerves and blood vessels. If the pulp is damaged, root canal treatment may be recommended. This procedure is done to remove damaged pulp tissue and replace it with filling material. The root canals are then sealed and a new crown is usually fitted. Treatment aims to strengthen the tooth, but it will also help to reduce the risk of further damage and infection. If you do need treatment, your dentist will explain exactly what is going to happen and how it will benefit you. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions and tell your dentist if you feel nervous or worried. Our team is there to help and support you.

Sometimes, it’s impossible to avoid accidents, but there are some steps you can take to protect your teeth. Always wear a seatbelt, use a mouth guard if you’re playing sport and never try and open bottles or cut labels off using your teeth.

Dental Restorations Fit For Royalty!

Even the most diligent dental patient can be affected by accidents and injuries. If you break a tooth, or you experience severe dental pain, you may need a new crown. A dental crown is also known as a cap. It is a specially designed restorative device, which is applied to your tooth to make it stronger. If you need dental assistance, we’re always here to help! We pride ourselves in offering crowns fit for royalty in the heart of London. You can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns are a form of restorative treatment used to strengthen and protect decayed or damaged teeth. You may need a crown if you’ve been involved in an accident or you’re suffering from a severe dental infection. In this case, a crown is usually fitted following root canal treatment. Crowns are custom-made to ensure that they fit over the affected tooth perfectly. They can be made from various materialsdental-crown, including ceramics and precious metals. Many people choose to have ceramic crowns, as they blend in with your natural teeth.

If you need a new crown, there are two options. The traditional method involves creating a mould and then sending it off to a dental laboratory. Around two weeks later, your bespoke crown will be fitted. The other option, which we are proud to be able to offer our London patients, is CEREC same-day treatment. CEREC is an innovative form of technology that enables us to design, fabricate and place a new crown all on the same day on-site. Your dentist will discuss the options with you and help you decide which course of action suits you best.

How long will my crown last?

Typically, crowns should last between 5 and 15 years. Once your crown has been fitted, it’s essential to look after it in the same way as you would a healthy natural tooth. Brush your teeth twice a day every day, and keep up to date with dental checks.

If you have any questions about crowns or other types of restorative treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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