Category: Dental Treatment Advice

This section covers all you need to know about the various common types of dental treatment.
We will cover the routine treatments of fillings, extractions and dentures. The slightly more involved treatments of crowns, bridges and root canals will also be explained.
Why might you need treatment? What is involved? What are the alternatives?
All and more will be explained, just click into the main topic areas listed below

What Are The Different Types of Dental Crowns?

What Are The Different Types of Dental Crowns?

There is a variety of possible materials that dental crowns can be made from. The different materials suit differing circumstances, so each of the types of dental crowns have their own pros and cons. Let’s have a look at these: ...

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Dental Bridge Procedure – A Quick Guide To What’s Involved

Dental Bridge Procedure – A Quick Guide To What’s Involved

A dental bridge is one of the dental treatments used to replace missing teeth.  Bridges are fixed into the mouth by attaching them to neighboring teeth.  But what is involved in a getting a bridge?  We will here give a brief ...

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What To Expect If You Need A Dental Crown Procedure

What To Expect If You Need A Dental Crown Procedure

As explained in the previous article, a crown is a covering (or ‘cap’) that is placed over a tooth. This is a very common treatment in dentistry today. They are placed in order to improve the strength and/or appearance of ...

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What is an Overdenture? – A Quick Guide

What is an Overdenture? – A Quick Guide

This article will briefly look at the overdenture, what it is and when it is useful. In most cases, where dentures are needed, the teeth to be replaced have been lost or need to be extracted. However sometimes, in the ...

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Gold Fillings and Porcelain Alternatives

Gold Fillings and Porcelain Alternatives

When are gold fillings and other alternatives like porcelain needed to fix a tooth?  This page will help answer that question for you. In cases of a lot of damage to a tooth due to extensive decay, fracture or other ...

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Amalgam vs Composite Fillings : A comparison

Amalgam vs Composite Fillings : A comparison

In the previous few pages of this section, we have summarized amalgam filling (‘silver’ fillings) and composite filling (‘white’ fillings) materials. They are two very different materials that are the most common choices for restoring teeth. As they are so ...

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Glass Ionomer Filling: A Useful White Material

Glass Ionomer Filling: A Useful White Material

Glass ionomer filling, like composite filling is another filling material that is tooth-colored.  Although not as strong as composite as a white filling,  glass ionomer filling does have some uses: For filling decay, dental erosion or other  tooth-wear cavities around the gum area. ...

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Composites – Some Info On White Fillings

Composites – Some Info On White Fillings

A composite filling uses a fairly modern type of material.  The main benefit of this type of material is that it is ‘white’; it blends in with your own tooth color. Composite is made mainly of glass or silica particles, a ...

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Amalgam Filling: Is It Still A Useful Material?

Amalgam Filling: Is It Still A Useful Material?

An amalgam filling is a silver colored restoration that is made from a mixture of metals.  This mixture includes around 50% mercury combined with silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals. An amalgam (sometimes called a ‘silver’ or ‘metal’) filling  is used ...

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How to Clean Dentures – Tips on False Teeth Hygiene

How to Clean Dentures – Tips on False Teeth Hygiene

As with natural teeth, it is very important to keep dentures clean. They must be kept free of plaque and tartar build-up to ward off gum problems such as denture stomatitis (and/or thrush). If you have any questions with regards to ...

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