General Dentistry

 

All our dentists carry out a wide range of general dentistry which includes:

 

Routine Examination

This is tailored to your needs in order to ensure the early detection and prevention of any problems. At Prime Dental Care, we are committed to care and monitoring the whole mouth including oral cancer screening for all our patients, diagnostic x-rays, gum disease evaluation and examination of teeth and existing restorations.

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Fillings

This involves removal of decay and restoring the tooth with either Amalgam or Composite (tooth colour) filling.

 

Preventive Dentistry

Effective oral hygiene is essential for keeping teeth and gums healthy. Our therapist and oral health educator will offer advice and guidance on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. Regular visits for dental hygiene will help:

  • To reduce the risk of gum disease and bleeding gums
  • To reduce the possibility of dental decay
  • To remove the stains caused by smoking and drinking tea, coffee and red wine
  • To reduce the likelihood of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease

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Oral Surgery

We carry out routine extraction of teeth and minor oral surgeries such as removal of retained roots and impacted teeth.

 

Children Dentistry

Children often find the dental visits terrifying. At Prime Dental Care, we understand this and that is why our dentists are specially trained in child management and care.

We routinely offer oral hygiene and diet advice to our under 18 patients and provide fluoride applications and fissure sealants to the biting surfaces of teeth so to prevent decay.

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury. This may eventually lead to a dental abscess if not treated and may lead to extraction.

The aim of the treatment is to remove the infection from the root canal which is then cleaned and filled to prevent further infection. The procedure may involve more than 2 visits.

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Dentures

A denture is a removable appliance which replaces lost or missing teeth so to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.

There are two types of dentures- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by the missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from drifting. Dentures are commonly made from acrylic or Co/Cr metal.

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Crowns

A crown (a cap) is an artificial restoration which is often used for a badly broken tooth and it fits over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and colour of the natural tooth. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Crowns are commonly made of either precious or non-precious metal fused to porcelain.

Other applications for use of crowns are:

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Root treated teeth
  • Heavily restored teeth

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Bridges

A bridge replaces lost or missing teeth using adjacent teeth on either side of the gap. It is a fixed appliance and once fitted, it blends nicely with remaining natural dentition. Bridges are also commonly made from either precious or non-precious metal fused to porcelain.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and your smile

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