If a part of your tooth has been lost to decay or accidental damage then the dentist may fill it.
The white filling material sticks to your tooth and as such can be used to repair front teeth that are chipped, broken, decayed or worn..
Because they are can be matched to your tooth colour they blend in better with your natural smile and unlike silver do not run the risk of turning black in your mouth.
A bridge is a way of keeping replacement teeth in place, by fixing them to the natural teeth either side of the gap.
It improves the way you look, bite and chew, and as it can be matched to the natural colour of your teeth, you’ll soon forget that you have missing teeth. Learn about implants also.
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. This is when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Often the swollen gums bleed when they are brushed during cleaning. Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out.
The visible part of a tooth is called the crown, if this is broken, weakened or heavily filed an artificial crown is fitted by the dentist to protect and resolve the original crown, and improve appearance.
The crown of a tooth is that part which is visible in the mouth. Crowns are made from different materials including metals and ceramics.
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material that is put onto the front of the tooth to make it look better if the tooth has been damaged or discoloured.
They are an excellent way or hiding imperfections and greatly improve your appearance, without you having to lose much natural tooth material.
Diabetes, your mouth, your health your life, our care and support. At Hockerill we also offer you FREE Diabetes screening as part of the dental check- up and also a FREE half hour wellbeing coaching session with Christine.
Do you feel your body betrayed you? Do you feel no one understands how upset and life changing it is to live with diabetes or to be at high risk. You are not alone, there are thousands like you.
What is conscious sedation:
Conscious sedation is the safe and effective administration of drugs that safely relieve anxiety, increase relaxation, make the patient comfortable and reduce pain. Many procedures can be performed safely, efficiently and cost effectively using conscious sedation.
Regular Check-ups The best protection for your teeth is to have a regular check up at Hockerill Dental. We know that some people have a phobia when it comes to visiting the dentist which is why we specialise in looking after people with these issues and regular check ups reduces or eliminates the need for any dental treatment.
Oral Hygiene We have our own specialist oral hygienist at the practice, Charlotte Hornett, who is here to keep your teeth looking there best and will provide you with expert advice to keep your teeth in tip top condition between check ups.
Emergency treatment We always work hard to look after our patients in a dental emergency, including out of hours. Our out of hours numbers can be found on our contact page by clicking hereNext: 0% Finance Option