General Dentistry Services
If you are on the search for a new general dental practitioner, look no further.
Pakerhill Dental has an extensive list of patients that it caters to every year, many of whom have been coming to our clinic repeatedly for years. Finding a qualified doctor to perform basic dentistry services can be a challenge, especially since most dentists have begun specializing in certain fields, but Pakerhill Dental prides ourselves on always being able to provide exactly what each and every patient needs.
As well, not every dentist will be the ideal fit for your family’s ongoing dental needs. The latter change as we grow older, which is why it is definitely worth considering when you start looking for a new practitioner. Along with many different cosmetic services, the team at Pakerhill Dental performs fillings, crown, and bridge work to its patients.
Which service do I need?
Commonly used to restore teeth that have become fractured or decayed as a result of infection, fillings come in various types of materials. The most popular include silver amalgam, composite, and porcelain; each has its own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages, but each is designed to correct functional and aesthetic damage.
The filling process itself is fairly straightforward, and involves the initial preparation of the infected surface. After cleaning the debris with a scraping tool or laser, the tooth is isolated from the surrounding teeth before being bonded with the respective filling. Once applied, the material is hardened via a bonding light.
These tooth-shaped caps are made to cover and protect enamel that has worn thin, thereby bringing one’s original teeth back to normal condition. Often used to correct the shape, look, and durability of damaged teeth, crowns are permanently bonded to the surface for maximum effect. Patients suffering from severely cracked or discolored teeth typically make excellent candidates for crowns, as well as those who have dental bridges or implants that may require additional support.
The three most common kinds of crowns available are porcelain-fused-to-metal, standard metal, and all-ceramic. The latter most closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth, but are not nearly as durable as their metal counterparts in terms of gradual wear and tear. Whereas it is highly unlikely for a metal crown to chip, the same cannot be said for ceramic or porcelain-fused types.
If you have one or more missing teeth in succession, your dentist will probably advise the insertion of a bridge. Composed of false teeth and crowns on each end, bridges are no longer consider the first course of action when it comes to replacing missing teeth. However, non-metal Zirconia types usually look and perform better than their conventional porcelain/metal counterparts.
Regardless of whether you receive a filling, crown, or implant, it is imperative that you maintain proper oral hygiene. It is important to remember that no synthetic product can fully replace the look and function of your real teeth; take care of them while you still have them!