Frequently
Asked Questions

Our patients often have many questions on various treatments and dental topics. Here we introduce the topics and you can continue to read the most common questions and answers. 

Laser Bleaching

Tooth whitening can be a highly effective, yet very simple way, of lightening the colour of teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.  It cannot make a colour change, but lightens the existing colour.

Denture Cleaning

It is important to treat your dentures like you would treat your natural teeth.  They should be kept as clean as possible to prevent further tooth loss, inflamed gums, or bacterial and fungal infections.

Crowns

Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.  The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth.

Bridges

If you have missing teeth, your dentist can close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile with dental bridges. A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap.

Dentures

Whether you have worn dentures for some time or are about to wear them for the first time, you probably have many questions.

Extraction

Having a tooth pulled in is sometimes necessary. Here we answer questions of what you should do after you have had tooth extraction. 

Wisdom Teeth

Adults can have up to 32 teeth.  The wisdom teeth are the last to come through, right at the back.  They usually appear when you are between 17 and 25 and can cause problems. 

Implants

A dental implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed into the jawbone.  It is used to support one or more false teeth.  In practice, both the false teeth and their supporting rod are known as ‘implants’.

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.  Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury.

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