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General & family dentistry

General & family dentistry

We pride ourselves in providing quality dentistry for the whole family. Our practice and friendly team ensure a peaceful atmosphere for all of our patients, young and old. As part of our general dentistry offering, we encourage you to visit us for regular check ups. This gives us the chance to conduct a thorough examination, including x-rays, routine cleaning and oral cancer screening and help identify any signs of decay early on.

White (composite) fillings

A composite (tooth coloured filling) is a great option for many fillings or when repairing a small chip to a tooth. A tooth-coloured composite material is used which makes the filling largely unnoticeable. We will drill the tooth to remove any decay and to smooth the edges before the filling is placed. We aim to do this in one visit.

Crowns & bridges

Chipped or fractured teeth, broken down fillings, or teeth that are malformed or discoloured are all conditions which can affect your smile. A crown is a cap that is used in order to help restore or hold together a tooth that has been chipped or damaged.

Bridge Animation

Multiple crowns are also used to hold a bridge in place. Their purpose is to restore each tooth to its normal shape and size, while both strengthening and improving its appearance.

Crown Animation

Natural looking porcelain attached to a durable metal shell is the most common construction used to create a crown because of its strength.

Having a crown fitted may require two or three dental visits. At the first appointment, the tooth to be crowned will be numbed and reduced in size to accommodate the crown, and then a mould of your tooth will be taken for the laboratory to use in the manufacture of the crown. A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth until the custom (final) crown is available.

Snoring and your oral health

Hands up, do you know someone who snores? Did you know that the deafening, grunting sounds you hear when they're sleeping may be damaging to their oral health.

Snoring is caused by the muscles in the roof of your mouth, tongue and throat relaxing enough to partially obstruct the airway. It is these soft tissues that vibrate when the air flows past, generating the disrupting snoring noise you hear. Saliva helps to wash dead skin cells off your tongue, cheeks and gums , but if it's not washed away thoroughly, these cells breakdown and begin to smell. A good oral health routine is essential to combat some of these effects. Additionally, it is something that we can discuss, review and explore ways to help ease your snoring.

Jaw problems

Up to 25% of adults suffer from TMD at some stage in life - with symptoms ranging from face, jaw or neck pain, headaches and painful clicking in the jaw.

Jaw pain, clenching and grinding of teeth are common problems. Teeth can be damaged and a number of different painful symptoms associated with the jaw can affect your overall quality of life

Collectively, these symptoms are often referred to as Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).

TMD and anti-snoring devices

The sound of snoring is irritating and annoying and can lead to sleep deprivation for your partner. Research has consistently found that exposure to noise above 40dB can have a negative effect on all areas of our wellbeing. When snoring becomes a persistent problem, Superior Smile's anti-snoring devices can help. You may also suffer from Temporomandbular Joint Disorder (TMD) - a problem affecting the ‘chewing’ muscles and joints between the lower jaw and the base of the skull.

Teeth extractions

In some cases where advanced gum disease and tooth decay is present, teeth may need to be extracted. Patients may also develop impacted wisdom teeth, which can be incredibly painful. Pain can be alleviated by having them removed surgically

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is often required when the inside of the tooth (the root or pulp) becomes damaged or infected. This can cause toothache and even lead to a dental abscess, which can be extremely painful. A root canal will eliminate the cause of the pain by completely removing the diseased or damaged tissue from the tooth.

Those considering root canal treatment can often find the process nerve wracking, however, there's no need to be worried. Our caring team coupled with modern techniques mean the procedure is pain-free, and at Superior Smiles you can even have sedation, which is just like sleeping through the whole treatment!

If you'd like to know more about us, the way we work and becoming a Superior Smiles patient, please get in touch