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As we get older, our teeth get darker. This may be due to smoking or from staining agents in our diet, such as tea, coffee and berries. Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter.
This is done by using a bleach such as a carbamide peroxide either at home in special mouth guards or “chair-side” whitening at the dental surgery.
Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth to restore its original shape, size, and strength as well as improving its appearance.
Crowns may be needed to protect a weak or cracked tooth, to restore a broken tooth when there isn’t much of the tooth left, to hold a dental bridge in place, to cover misshapen or discoloured teeth, or to cover a dental implant.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Resin veneers are thinner and require less removal of the tooth surface before placement.
Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding (bruxism) does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.
Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw is a telltale symptom of bruxism. Your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep.
Cavities are caused when the teeth begin to decay due to food (sugars) being left on the teeth. The bacteria in your mouth (plaque) convert the sugar to produce acid, which eats away at the teeth.
Fillings are used to treat dental cavities after the decayed part of the tooth is removed. The fillings may be made of amalgam, white filling material (composite), and gold or porcelain materials.
When a tooth is injured or decay enters the nerve chamber (pulp), the infection may spread through the root canal system and cause an abscess.
Root canal treatment (endodontics) is carried out to remove this infection by cleaning and preparing the inside of the tooth and placing a root filling material to help prevent this infection reoccurring.
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and may involve more than one visit.
Wisdom teeth are molar teeth that grow at the back of your mouth. They usually appear at the end of your teens, but often there is not enough room for them and so they may grow at an angle or get stuck (impacted).
It may be difficult to remove food and plaque from around wisdom teeth and sometimes they may get infected. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort your dentist may recommend that you have them removed.