Mending a crooked, chipped, cracked or discoloured smile has never been so easy
Smiles are one of the first things people notice about you, therefore it’s extremely important to nurture your smile. Looking after your teeth is simple, however sometimes it can be easy to ‘forget’ and neglect your dental health. The basics of caring for your pearly whites include:
- Brushing for 3-4 minutes twice a day
- Flossing every crevice once before bed
- Using a mouthwash
- Twice yearly trips to your dentist
If you fail to partake in these simple tasks this can lead to a myriad of oral diseases including periodontitis, gingivitis and tooth decay. Periodontitis and gingivitis are the two main types of gum infection which can lead to erosion and infection of the gum, teeth and bone. This issue can result in the need for restorative dentistry at City Smile in Melbourne which can be a long, arduous task for not only the dental professional but also the patient.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gum
Gingivitis results from the long-term presence of tartar and plaque. Over time this bacteria can irritate the gums causing them to turn red, swollen and become vulnerable to bleeding. This is a milder form of gum disease that can be regulated by maintaining a strict dental hygiene routine.
Periodontitis involves the infection of the gum tissue around the teeth
Periodontitis is one of the most damaging conditions that can affect your teeth. Periodontitis is a form of gum disease caused by bacteria which causes the gums to recede, leaving empty pockets. These pockets can become infected due to entrapped food and bacteria and will cause bone and gum erosion slowly over time. This can become even more severe and eventually result in tooth loss or extraction of dead or severely damaged teeth.
Sometimes periodontitis is too severe and in order to treat we must extract…
Here at City Smiles we are determined to maintain your natural teeth, however, every case is different and not every tooth can be saved. If you require a tooth extraction at City Smiles we will do everything in our power to make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible. We have a number of procedures that are designed to flawlessly restore function and aesthetics including:
These will go over natural teeth after the damaged tooth has been filed down slightly
- Implant Crowns (to be placed over dental implants)
Implant crowns will be constructed to fit over titanium implants and they will blend flawlessly with your natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium fixtures which are inserted into the gum. They will act as the ‘root’ to an artificial porcelain tooth or crown that will be placed on top to restore function and appearance.
Emergency or restorative dentistry doesn’t have to be as bad as you think
Not only will we aim to make you comfortable during and after your procedure we will also aim to make you comfortable with the price! City Smiles is known to be one of the cheapest dental practices in Melbourne and we’re proud to offer affordable restorations so that you can get your dream smile without sacrificing money or quality.
If you are interested in finding out more about City Smiles’ affordable restorative dentistry options please do not hesitate to contact us.