CROWN AND BRIDGE

Crown and bridge

 

What are Dental Crowns and ToothBridges?

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

 

How do Crowns Work?

A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.

 

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

 

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  • Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
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  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
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  • Restore a fractured tooth
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  • Attach a bridge
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  • Cover a dental implant
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  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
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  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

VENEERS

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.

 

Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.

 

Veneers

COSMETIC FILLINGS

A filling is the name of a dental procedure in which a material such as silver amalgam or a composite (white) filling is used to treat a decayed tooth. This material is inserted into the tooth where it then prevents the further spread of decay or repairs any damage.

 

This treatment stops the decay from spreading into the root where it will cause a serious infection, e.g. an abscess. This also removes the need for a tooth extraction.

 

The silver amalgam filling is the traditional type of filling which is composed of various metals such as copper, tin and mercury. This combination helps to retain the normal function of the tooth.

 

The composite white filling is a synthetic combination of acrylic resin and glass which has a white colour thereby enabling it to match the colour of the tooth. This is also chosen for aesthetic reasons as many people prefer to have fillings which match the rest of their teeth rather than the distinctive silver filling.

 

Cosmetic fillings

DENTURE AND OBTURATOR

Denture and obturator

 

Dentures are prosthetic replacements for individuals who have lost some of or all of their natural teeth. Dentures will help restore chewing functionality, return a normal appearance to the facial structure, and improve the patient´s ability to pronounce and enunciate during speech.

 

There is a long standing social stigma attached to dentures which has made them the subject of humor in contemporary culture for many years. With much advancement over the years, dentures have come a long way. Technology has improved them a great deal making them practical, functional and easy to wear. A well made set of dentures will greatly improve your lifestyle, and no one will ever have to know you´re wearing them.

 

An obturator is a prosthetic device, made from acrylic that is fitted to the roof of the mouth. In extreme circumstances, when a patient´s upper palate has been removed (often due to cancer or a tumour) and is replaced with an acrylic plate that seals the mouth cavity from the nasal cavity. By manufacturing an obturator, or artificial roof for the mouth, speech, eating and proper airflow can be greatly improved.

 

Denture and obturator

ORTHODONTIA

Orthodontia

 

The goal of orthodontic treatment is a good bite meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. This can enhance your dental health and your overall health, and may improve self-esteem.

 

Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime.

 

Treatment in children or teenagers who are still growing may yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have completed their growth.

 

A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can also enjoy improvements that come from orthodontic treatment. Your age is not a consideration for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.

Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment in your dental, physical and emotional health.

 

When to see an orthodontist

If you recognize any of these signs in your child or yourself, it might be time to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist.

 

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  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
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  • Difficulty chewing or biting
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  • Mouth breathing
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  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
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  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
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  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
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  • Speech difficulty
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  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
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  • Protruding teeth
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  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don´t meet at all
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  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
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  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
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  • Inability to comfortably close lips

 

A variety of orthodontic "appliances" are available today, thanks to on-going research in orthodontics. Options include traditional metal braces, tooth-colored braces, braces that go behind the teeth, clear aligners and other devices, as appropriate. Check with your orthodontist about the best way to achieve your treatment goals.

Comfortable and efficient, today´s orthodontic appliances also contribute to a stable, long-lasting result.

 

Orthodontia

TOOTH CLEANING AND WHITENING

Dental health is an important part of your general health. Whatever your age, you can and should have healthy teeth. Correct dental care can help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Scaling is one such procedure that keeps your gums healthy and firm. It is a procedure used to remove infected deposits like plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth surfaces. Such deposits, if not removed by scaling, cause infection and loosening of the gums, ultimately leading to pyorrhoea and tooth loss. Scaling is a safe and routine procedure and does not damage the tooth surface in any way.

 

There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older.

 

Your teeth can also be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can also stain teeth.

 

"Calculus" or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.

 

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade.

 

Tooth cleaning and whitening

TOOTH JWELLERY

Tooth jwellery

TOOTH JWELLERY

Add a dazzling sparkle to your smile at Nuface clinic. It´s easy, painless and does not require any tooth cutting. We at Nuface clinic offer tried and tested tooth jewels like Skyce. Skyce is a brilliant piece of crystal embedded in teeth and it has become the latest fashion accessory to catch the fancy of the fashion conscious. Skyce jewels are generally applied to the front (labial) surfaces of upper front (anterior) teeth. The crystal glass stones are available in different colors and sizes. The advantage of tooth jewellery is that these can be fixed and removed with equal ease, as the procedure is non-invasive. So walk in to NUFACE CLINIC and gift yourself a "Sparkling Smile". Or you could even gift that special person in your life this unique gift of love and become an integral part of every smile on her lips.

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