Dental Treatments

Dental treatments in Corby, also covering
 Kettering, Wellingborough and surrounding areas of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Call 01536 744 568

Dental Fillings (Restorations)

A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. Teeth can be restored using amalgam (silver coloured) or composite (tooth coloured) fillings.
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Root Canal Treatment

Why is root canal treatment needed?
 
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection could spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the gum tissues around the tooth.
 
The symptoms of an abscess can range from dull ache to severe pain and the tooth may be tender when you bite. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection may spread and the tooth may need to be removed.
  • Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.
  • At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed. Any abscess, which may be present, can also be drained at this time. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
  • The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.
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Crowns and bridges

Dental Crowns
 
Porcelain dental crowns are used to restore severely broken teeth. Our dental crowns are all made of porcelain, like veneers, and look every bit as natural, leaving no black line where the gum meets the teeth as seen with some traditional crowns. Crowns are extremely versatile and can be used to align crowding or protruding teeth, close gaps or lighten tooth colour. The strength and appearance of our porcelain crowns rival that of natural teeth and they are used to make long lasting changes to the smile.

Dental Bridges
 
A bridge replaces missing teeth by fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at each end of the gap. Bridges are fixed by crowns at each end or alternatively bonded to the teeth beside the gap. Bridges are either made of metal, porcelain or ceramic materials.
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Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays (to repair chipped teeth)
 
Inlays and onlays are tooth coloured fillings and are used for larger areas of the tooth. They can also be used on the front teeth to contour chipped teeth. They are tailor-made by dental laboratory technicians.

When are inlays and onlays used?
 
Inlays and onlays are used when a cavity is large but the surrounding tooth is healthy. Instead of reducing the healthy tooth to fit a crown, inlays are made from porcelain, gold or resin. An inlay sits in a hole in the tooth and an onlay sits on the tooth to build up its shape.

White fillings can be used to reshape or rebuild broken or worn teeth, although they are not always successful if the filling is very large. If this is the case then crowns or inlays can be used (which are a natural colour), but this may require more of the tooth to be removed and are consequently more expensive. Veneers can also be an alternative to fillings on the front teeth.
A smiling lady with white teeth

Dentures and denture repairs

Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth and are either full dentures, which replace all of the original teeth, or partial, which are used as an alternative to a bridge to fill gaps in your teeth. There are a range of alternatives including removable dentures which are fitted to a set of dental implants. These implants hold a special denture firmly in place or are used to attach a permanent, hand crafted set of porcelain teeth which look, feel and act just like real teeth.

A full denture is a removable acrylic base, or plate, which sits over the gums and onto which are crafted a set of acrylic teeth which will be made to look as natural as possible. A partial denture is attached to the teeth either side of the gap.

When fitting a denture, your dentist will take an impression and precise measurements of the mouth over a number of visits. These will be given to a dental technician, who will build bespoke dentures to the correct size and shape.

A trial denture is made, fitted by your dentist, and small adjustments made to ensure you are happy and can bite comfortably. This is then sent back to the technician, where the teeth are permanently fixed, and returned to your dentist for collection.

You may be pleased to know that it is not always necessary to have a new denture because it may be possible for your old or existing denture to be repaired. For more information on denture repairs contact our reception on 01536 744 568.
A set of dentures

Sports mouth guards

A mouth guard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouth guard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Your mouth guard will be custom made and can be made with your favourite team colours, if desired.
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For dental treatment covering the areas of Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and surrounding areas of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, register with your local dentist today, 
Call 01536 744 568
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