REVIVE YOUR SMILE WITH ALL-ON-4 IMPLANTS
ADVANTAGES OF ALL-ON-4™ DENTAL IMPLANTS
All-On-4™ implants offer a wide range of benefits, including:
Reduced need for bone grafting, as the special tilting of two of the four implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch
Faster treatment and healing time – as there is no need for healing time between surgery and tooth replacement
Flexible options – you can choose a final prosthetic solution which best suits your lifestyle
Scientifically proven, documented success of the solution for over a decade
To find out more about All-On-4™ implants at Clove House Dental Care, book an appointment now.
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WHEN IS ROOT CANAL TREATMENT NEEDED?
The crown of the tooth is made up of the hard, white, enamel layer and a thicker dentine layer. Both these hard layers protect the innermost soft tissues of the tooth called the pulp. The dental pulp contains blood vessels and nerves within and extends from the crown to the tips of the root or roots.
Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp tissues from the tooth in the event that it gets infected or inflamed. The pulp can be infected or inflamed due to deep decay or an extensive restoration that involves the pulp; cracked or fractured teeth due to trauma; excessive wear of enamel and dentine exposing the pulp; and sometimes as a result of severe gum disease.
Signs of pulp damage may include pain; prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold; discoloration of the tooth; swelling; tenderness of the overlying gums; or a bad taste in the mouth. On the other hand, there may be no symptoms at all. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling and loss of the supporting bone.
IS ROOT CANAL TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Root canal treatment procedures are relatively comfortable and often painless as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This discomfort can be relieved by taking mild analgesics or painkillers available over the counter at the pharmacy. However, if the pain persists and is severe, or a swelling occurs, you should contact your dentist.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted.
Following root canal treatment, the tooth is pulp-less, i.e. it has no vital tissues within. However, there are vital tissues surrounding the root, e.g. the gum, periodontal membrane and supporting bone. A root canal treated tooth can function normally and can be maintained with routine dental care and oral hygiene measures.
Implants usually have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. You might have more than one implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).