West Street Dental

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Procedures the BDA considers to be potentially cosmetic, include braces, porcelain crowns, veneers, bridges and bonding. Legally each procedure can be performed by a general dentist, but they also overlap into the specialties of orthodontics and prosthodontics.

At West Street Dental Practice, we aim to make you feel as relaxed and as comfortable as possible as well as will give you peace on mind with a thorough check-up. Dental examinations give us the opportunity to identify and treat potential problems before they become painful or complex. We want you to feel confident in your smile and will give on-going advice to enable you to achieve your optimum dental health.

An extensive check-up examination at our practice is the best place to start. If you feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist, please let us know.

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West Street Dental

CHECK UP

Following this, your dentist will review your medical history and discuss any previous important medical or dental issues followed by a thorough examination of your mouth, checking all of your teeth, gums, jaw joints and muscle, and also oral cancer screening. All the latest dental technology is used to make the examination as interactive and informative as possible. Digital X-rays mean less exposure to harmful radiation and provide very accurate imagery, providing for much easier diagnosis.
We will help you to relax and we will take the time to discuss your treatment with you and address any concerns. At West Street Dental Practice, we focus on preventing dental problems and want you to enjoy the feeling of a healthier mouth.

West Street Dental

WHITE FILLINGS

White fillings are used in the front or the rear of the mouth. They are the ideal, natural looking way, to bring back strength & functionality to your damaged teeth. We can build up cracked or chipped teeth with white fillings, to restore each tooth to its natural appearance or, it can be used to close gaps, reshape uneven or short teeth. Fillings offer a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental problems, however we generally recommend that fillings of any kind are replaced only when it is clinically necessary.

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MINOR ORAL SURGERY & EXTRACTIONS

Dental extractions are most commonly required when one of your teeth has been damaged beyond practical repair. In order to remove the tooth or retained root we numb the area to reduce discomfort.
During the extraction you'll feel pressure as the tooth is being removed, but you won't feel any pain. The most common reasons for Extractions include: Severe tooth decay or infection often make it impossible; Extensive tooth deterioration which is already at, or below the gum line; A tooth is sometimes extracted if it is blocking other teeth from coming through.

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ROOT CANAL TREAT

Root canal treatment (RCT) is for a tooth where the nerve has been damaged by decay or trauma. This procedure is relatively comfortable and often painless, as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment.

RCT gives a chance to save the tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. This treatment is also sometimes necessary prior to crowning a tooth. This treatment usually involves the removal of the pulp tissue of the tooth when it becomes irreversibly inflamed or infected.

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CROWNS

Crowns are caps that are placed over teeth and held in place by dental adhesive or dental cement. They cover the entire chewing surface of the tooth as well as most of the vertical surfaces. There is a range of crowns which could be made from a variety of materials: plastic resin, various types of porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, noble and non-noble alloys.

Crowns are indicated for the following situations:

As a protective cover for a badly decayed tooth or fractured tooth ;

As a permanent restoration for a tooth with a large filling ;

As anchorage of a multi-unit bridge in case one or more teeth are absent.

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DENTURES

A Denture is an appliance that replaces some, or all of your natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, and gives support to your cheeks and lips.

A partial denture fills in the spaces created by your missing teeth. It is attached to your natural remaining teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.

Dentures offer many benefits to those who wear them. While they may need some initial adjustment and getting used to, they can enhance your smile as well as your long-term confidence.

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