Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and at Stanley Dental Practice, general dentistry is the foundation of what we do. Whether you’d like a routine check up or need an emergency appointment, with our wide range of treatment options, you will always find our services to be the ideal option for all your dental needs.
A crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth to restore its normal shape and size and is most commonly used on broken teeth. Following treatment a crown gives extra strength to a tooth and protects a badly decayed tooth from fracture. When a crown is necessary, we now have the ability to fabricate an all-porcelain crown for both the front or back of the mouth.
Crowns can be made without metal to achieve a more natural finis. Crowns can be used on almost any teeth and if properly maintained will last for many years.
A dental bridge consists of one or more false teeth which are then attached to the teeth adjacent to the space of the missing tooth. Bridges are usually made to replace a missing tooth, however if there is more than one tooth missing a larger bridge can be made as long as there are enough teeth in the mouth to attach the bridge to.
This treatment can only be done if the teeth and gums are healthy and if there are enough teeth to support it. Bridges if well maintained, will last for many years and are just as strong as natural teeth.
Endodontics is most commonly known as root canal treatment and is used in order to protect the dental pulp from further injury, disease and infection. Many factors such as deep fillings, cracks, gum disease and decay are believed to be the cause of injury to the pulp.
This is because when the pulp is left exposed to bacteria it will cause an infection and become very painful and swollen. If not treated quickly it will lead to the destruction of the bone that supports the tooth.
Treatment consists of the infected pulp and roots being cleaned and sealed and in most cases this can be successfully carried out in one visit.
Dentures today look and feel more natural and come in a variety of materials, which makes wearing them a lot easier. They are custom made by our skilled dental technician to fit comfortably in your mouth, whatever you are doing and give you the appearance you are looking for and happy with.
The correct dentures can also enhance your lips and cheekbones whilst supporting your jaw and cheeks.
There are many different types of dentures and after a consultation the dentist will determine the most suitable one to suit your needs and lifestyle.
Smiles can be altered by the use of cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers. One of their greatest attributes is that they are versatile. They can be utilised to cosmetically resolve chips, general wear & tear, staining to the enamel, improve the appearance of protruding or crooked teeth or even close gaps between your teeth.
All this can be achieved without the need for braces or other long-term corrective treatments. These procedures are done with minimal or sometimes no tooth enamel removal. Veneers are usually placed on the teeth that can be seen when you smile, but in essence almost any tooth can be veneered.
Porcelain veneers are some of the most beautiful and durable restorations that we have to offer and can dramatically change the colour, size and shape of your teeth to create a smile that you can be pleased
If you have damage to a tooth that cannot be fixed with a filling to close the gap, our experienced dentists at Stanley Dental Practice can fit an inlay or onlay to cover the damage and restore your tooth to its natural looking finish. An inlay sits inside your tooth, while an onlay is fitted to the outside of it and is usually used to build up any area of tooth damage or fracture.
Onlays and inlays bridge the gap between a small filling and the need to cover the tooth entirely with a crown in a way that maintains all or most of your current tooth structure. They also stop decay from forming before it develops into something more serious. Like fillings, both inlays and onlays are made from porcelain or composite resin to blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth
Periodontal treatment refers to the treatment of gum disease. Almost everyone will suffer from some form of gum disease whether it consists of slight bleeding whilst brushing or the loosening of teeth through gum erosion. Gum disease is a bacterial infection which affects the gums and bones that support the teeth.
Treatment needs to be carried out at an early stage in order to prevent severe damage to the gums and teeth. Early symptoms consist of swelling and bleeding of the gums. Severe gum disease more often than not can be treated, however this is a more timely process.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day helps combat the bacteria that causes gum disease.