Not just bacterial, but mechanical or chemical exposures can damage your teeth.
Grinding, scrubbing your teeth, drinking or eating acidic food and drinks, or clenching result in below types of defects.
Discuss your treatment plan with your dentist – book in for an exam and assessment with x rays.
We can help you to prioritise and stage treatment as required.
White fillings, Root canal treatment, Crowns and Bridges
- We can restore, replace, rebond, recement, repair existing fillings, inlays, onlays, crown and bridges.
- We are able to match the restorative material to your natural tooth colour or go a little brighter!
- “White fillings” are either Resin or Fluoride containing adhesive materials.
- A cavity/hole in a tooth is not always visible or felt by the patient.
- If treated early you can prevent the cavity extending into the pulp/nerve chamber and avoid Root Canal Therapy.
A hole in a tooth is not always felt or visible to the patient
- However if the cavity is large, nerve tissues become irritated, infected or necrotise, and a root canal or extraction will eventually be indicated.
- Duration and cost of the procedures will vary depending on the size of the cavity, and number of canals in each tooth.
- Root canal Treatment is not always painful but is often more difficult to numb if they are infected.
- A restoration will require a post for retention and also if the tooth requires a crown later.
- A crown is recommended if the tooth requires a full coverage or a cap to better seal and protect the tooth from loading.
- Crown materials can be gold, porcelain, ceramic or zirconia.
Restoring Worn Dentition
by Dr Grace Kim