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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry refers to the repair of damaged teeth. Teeth can become damaged for a variety of reasons ranging from tooth decay to fracture and breakage caused either by wear and tear or actual pyhsical injury. Also significant is tooth wear or attrition caused to the biting surfaces by excessive grinding (a condition known as bruxism) as well as tooth abrasion, most commonly seen on exposed root surfaces at the gum line caused by excessively vigorous toothbrushing. Chemical erosion can affect all tooth surfaces, where the most usual causes are excessive acidity associated with consumption of high levels of fruit based diets, carbonated drinks etc.

If the degree of damage is minimal, then any restorative treatment is usually straightforward, perhaps a simple filling. If on the other hand, damage is extensive, then treatment may necessarily be more complex, possibly involving the need for root canal treatment, crowns or bridgework.

At number twelve, we keep abreast of the latest developments in restorative technology and always strive to provide the very highest standards of restorative care that is both pleasing, natural in appearance, and competitively priced. We recognise today’s expectations that restorative treatment should be pleasing and natural in appearance even if it lies outwith the cosmetic area where it is not normally visible. We do not use dental amalgam and prefer to use composite and ceramic tooth coloured restorative materials.

Click here to find out more details about specific types of restorative treatments such as crowns and bridges.

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