Restorative Treatment In Nelson
When you chip a tooth or decay creates a cavity, a filling may be all that’s required. Dental fillings can be matched to the colour of your teeth with composite resin materials or you can have gold, porcelain, plastic or glass ionomer fillings.
Access Dental will remove the decay, clean the area and apply the filling in layers. A special light cures or hardens each layer, the composite material is shaped to fit your bite and polished.
“Restorative Treatments replace damaged or lost teeth to maintain the stability and health of your remaining teeth and improve your appearance.”
Crowns, Bridges, Veneers
A crown is a protective covering that is permanently fixed in place over an existing tooth or dental implant to restore and improve the tooth’s appearance while also shielding and strengthening it.
A bridge is cemented onto existing teeth to fill the gap from a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is supported by the teeth on either side of the gap.
With so many types of dental bridges available, you can feel confident that your dentist has an appropriate solution for your missing teeth and we are always happy to discuss the different options available.
Veneers are custom made ‘shells’ permanently bonded to the front of your teeth to help eliminate gaps between teeth. They can improve the colour and shape of your teeth, and give a great lift to your smile, plus, your teeth don’t lose any of their strength, and you’ll be able to bite and chew normally.
A root canal is a tooth treatment that attempts to save a decayed or infected tooth. The nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed and the area is sealed to prevent an abscess.
Your tooth or teeth may be damaged due to tooth injury or filling problems, or because of other things. Symptoms of problems that may require a root canal include severe toothache, swelling, discoloration and tooth sensitivity.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. To receive an implant, you need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant.
An anchor and post are placed in your jawbone. The anchor functions as the tooth root and is made from metals such as titanium. The post extends out of the anchor and a crown is attached to the post. It takes 3 to 6 months for the jawbone to grow around the anchor and hold it in place.
“Dental Implants do require a referral to a specialist, which we can assist with, it is not however a procedure we provide in the general practise”
Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are usually removable but can also be fixed. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth.
A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. A partial denture also prevents other teeth from changing position.