Bruxism is the excessive grinding of teeth. It is an unconscious activity and most people grind (and clench) their teeth when they are asleep. It is often associated with fatigue, anxiety, emotional stress and can be triggered by occlusal irregularities. This can result in abnormal wear and damage on the teeth and supporting structures, jaw joints or neuromuscular problems. We, at Newtown Dentists, can expertly provide you with a Nightguard (Occlusal Splint) to help prevent damage caused by bruxism.
Teeth whitening is the process to lighten the colour of teeth. It can be by physical removal of the stain or chemical reaction to lighten the colour of the teeth, that is done by applying the bleaching agent to the teeth. That works by diffusing through the enamel, and then applying their effect on the underlying dentine.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Tooth coloured fillings are usually made of composite resin materials and are used to restore the decayed teeth and for use in cosmetic improvements of the smile. This can be done by masking/changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. They mimic many of the qualities of the natural tooth structure such as natural colour, wear resistance and translucency and can also help strengthen the teeth.
Veneers are wafer- thin, custom made shells of tooth coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to Improve the appearance of the tooth. Veneers are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to change their colour, size, shape or length of the natural tooth, leaving you with a very pleasant, new, aesthetic smile.
A mouthguard or sportsguard is the protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to help prevent or reduce injury of the teeth, jaw, lips, gums or face. We will be happy to provide you with a custom-made mouthguard specific to your level of sport, as a necessary piece of equipment to keep away dental injuries.
Dental emergencies are often when the patient is in pain or infection or has broken a tooth, for example. Dental emergencies can be inside the mouth related to the teeth and gums and can be outside the mouth such as facial swelling in relation to the tooth. We at Newtown Dentists, hope to see you as soon as practicable to treat your dental emergency.
A Dental Implant is a small cylinder made from biocompatible titanium which we place into the jawbone. It gradually fuses with your jawbone to provide a strong foundation for tooth replacement either with a crown, bridge or removable denture via use of a small connector, called an abutment. Dental implants, when done correctly, can be one of the best choices for people to replace lost the teeth for any reason. We will be happy to discuss and carefully explain more to you at your Implant consultation.