7 January 2019
Fillings, Crowns & Implants Explained
With so many treatments readily available, it can be somewhat confusing as to what treatment best suits your specific needs. Here at Seapoint Clinic, we carefully craft a treatment plan designed around your requirements and budget, to make the process of restoring your smile as comfortable and stress-free as possible. So let's take a quick look at some of our most popular ways of restoring smiles - fillings, crowns and dental implants.
The most common way of repairing a damaged tooth, whether from decay or injury, is with a filling. Dental fillings help restore teeth by removing the decay from the tooth, thoroughly cleaning it and finally filled. We offer patients white fillings, which can be made to match the shade of your own teeth, resulting in a healthy, natural looking smile. Quite often people are completely unaware that they need a filling until they experience discomfort. More often than not, dental decay is painless until it reaches the nerve of the tooth. Your dentist will be able to spot the early signs of potential decay as with most things in life, the earlier it's dedicated - the better.
A crown fits directly onto a damaged or discoloured tooth. By completely enclosing it, a crown is able to protect the remaining structure as well as improve its function and appearance. A dental crown can help restore your bite and chewing ability as well as looking just like a real tooth. With proper care and regular visits to your dentist, a crown can provide years of protection.
Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing or failing tooth. Thanks to incredible advancements made in modern dental technology, dental implants are the closest thing to replicating an original tooth in both look and function. As implants are incredibly versatile, it makes them more stable and enables them to act just like a natural tooth.