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The wonders of restorative dentistry at City of London dentist

Preventative dentistry is the process or trying to stop the development of any dental concerns by effective cleaning and watchful treatment. For the most part it is very effective at preserving dental health but in some cases there is just no amount of prevention that can stop a dental issue, such as tooth decay or enamel erosion. In these cases dentists need to use a series of treatments that could be grouped together under the name ‘restorative dentistry’.

For example, if you have suffered a cracked tooth or decay, your City of London dentist may decide that in order to protect the tooth you need to have a dental crown. This involves having an artificial tooth cap fitted that covers the part of the tooth that protrudes above the gum line. Crowns are usually made from either ceramic or metal, or a combination of both, and aim to strengthen the tooth and prevent any further damage being caused. In this way not only has the tooth been protected but also its appearance and functionality restored.

Other dental restorations include porcelain veneers, inlays and artificial teeth. Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons but it is never a very attractive look. Missing teeth can also cause several physiological problems and accelerate decay in other areas. By using a restoration such as a dental implant or dental bridge, the dentist can restore the appearance of a full and healthy dental arc.

Restorative dentistry is therefore part functional and part cosmetic. Dental technology is constantly improving providing the dentists with new and more efficient tools that is making restorative treatment both more accurate and more effective.

Avoid dental problems with preventative dentistry from London dentist

When it comes to the health of your teeth, it is never more true that prevention is better than cure. This is what has led dentists to adopt an approach to treatment called preventative dentistry. It aims to stop any dental problems occurring in the first place rather than attempting to treat them when they arise and it has proved to be very effective.

The first stage to preventative dentistry is to make an appointment with your London dentist. Together, and also working with a dental hygienist, you will devise a plan to keep your teeth in the best possible condition. Then the dentist will address any dental problems you may currently be suffering from. This will include treating any gum disease or tooth decay that could potentially cause damage. Once all this treatment is carried out you will need an appointment with the dental hygienist for the next stage of the process.

This involves cleaning all the teeth to a very high standard, removing any tartar or plaque and even removing stains. Using a process called scaling and polishing, the hygienist will get your teeth in the best possible condition. The next stage of the process is then down to you. Your dentist and hygienist will have devised a cleaning plan that you are required to stick to for the best possible results.

By following the hygiene plan closely you will give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding any dental problems in the future. As always, you will need to return to the dentist every six months at least for a check up to monitor your progress. Any adjustments can then be made to your treatment plan.

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