Fillings are one of the most basic methods of restoring teeth. They do exactly what their name suggests – they fill a hole in the tooth that has been caused by decay, playing an important role in helping us to keep a tooth for many more years.
In the past, fillings were always made out of either gold or a silver-coloured alloy called amalgam. Both of these materials are extremely durable and in some circumstances they are still the best choice available. But they both have one disadvantage – they do not match the natural white teeth in appearance.
At King Street Dental Practice we offer amalgam fillings using a high-silver content type which is specifically formulated to give a more durable and (on average) longer-lasting restoration.
Also called composite fillings, white fillings are made from tooth-coloured materials that restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth.
As our filling material of choice, we can use white fillings to replace your old metal fillings, this is a safe procedure in which the metal filling in the tooth is removed (including any decay detected) and a tooth-coloured filling is placed instead.
This cosmetic dental treatment will give your teeth a more natural overall appearance.
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or have a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. The treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.
We'll check your bite, often referred to as TMJ disorder, which can cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night. This can lead to facial pain, headaches, discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing, migraines as well as neck and shoulder pain, even back pain.
If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require oral surgery to have them safely extracted. Dentists have the right equipment and sterile environment in which to perform this type of procedure with the utmost care and your recovery can be fairly quick.
Inlays and onlays are two types of restorations for a cavity in your tooth that is too big to be filled. An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth while an onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Made from tooth-coloured porcelain and giving the restored tooth a more natural look, which many patients prefer.
King Street Dental Practice offering both NHS and private treatments for the whole family