Full mouth rehabilitations in Anglesey
Most dental problems can be rectified through a single dental procedure such as the fitting of a dental crown, or a filling. Some though are more complicated and a wider range of more complex treatments may be needed.
Restorative dentistry involves the examination and treatment of problems and diseases of the mouth, teeth and supportive structures. Unlike a general dental problem, restorative dentistry may use a number of procedures to return a patient’s mouth to a healthy state in order to rebuild their smile.
Periodontics may be needed where a patient has neglected their oral health, perhaps because of dental phobia, to a point where gum disease is not only present, but has started to cause damage to the supporting bone structure; potentially causing tooth loss.
Some patients such as those on certain medications or are diabetics are more susceptible to gum disease and should be monitored carefully to prevent it from becoming a serious issue.
By thoroughly cleaning the teeth right down to the roots, the hardened plaque which contributes to gum disease can be removed to help prevent any further damage from occurring.
Endodontics is an area of dental care that specifically examines and treats the inner tooth. This is usually used when a tooth becomes infected but the exterior is in otherwise good health.
The use of endodontic treatment, more commonly known as ‘root canal’, enables a tooth to be saved by removing the infected soft pulp inside the tooth, where the nerves and blood vessels are stored. The hollow tooth is then filled and ‘capped’ with a dental crown for additional strength and visual appeal.
Prosthodontics is concerned predominantly, although not exclusively, with improving the visual and functional aspect of a patient’s teeth.
This includes using “prosthetic” devices to replace and repair the mouth where the natural structures have been compromised. Examples include denture work, complex bridge work, rebuilding the gums where bone loss has occurred and placing dental implants to replace missing teeth.