These are some of the treatments we provide at Enamour Dente, with descriptions of why you may need them. If you feel like you may need any of these services or to ask any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scale & Polish
The first ‘scrape’ stage removes the deposits of plaque and tartar. Often an ultrasound scraper is used first to get rid of the bulk of the tartar, followed by specialised hand held instruments to scrape away any stubborn remains.
The next step is to ‘polish’ the teeth to make the surface really smooth. While polishing removes stains leaving teeth bright and shiny, it is not just a cosmetic procedure. It also smooths away minor imperfections and patches of rough texture on the teeth to protect against further plaque build up. Your dentist will advise you how often you should have a scale and polish. It’s important to remember that professional cleaning is an addition to a good daily oral health routine.
A tooth can be removed for several reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:
- A broken tooth that cannot be repaired
- Tooth decay – if a tooth is rotten, its nerves and blood vessels can die, leading to a painful abscess
- Severe gum disease (periodontal disease) – when bacteria builds up on your teeth and damages the bone that holds them in place, the teeth may become loose.
- Crowded teeth – if you have a small jaw or lost your milk (baby) teeth early, your teeth may be crooked and you may need to have one or more removed so that the rest can be straightened.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your tooth. It’s a permanent solution and once it’s fixed in place, a crown should look, feel and function just like any other tooth.
Crowns are usually needed if you have a damaged or weakened tooth that can’t be fixed with a filling. Sometimes people have crowns for cosmetic reasons, but mainly it’s due to a lack of remaining tooth structure.