Gone are the days when we whipped out your teeth if they got a bit damaged. These days, at Adams Dental, your dentist in Southgate, our mantra is ‘teeth for life’. Our aim is for you to have your own teeth for as long as possible.
We like you to have 2 check-ups a year and 2 hygienist sessions, so that we keep your teeth clean and catch problems early.
Teeth can take a battering though. They lead an active life, participating in biting, chewing, talking, laughing, and sometimes they are even busy when you are asleep if you suffer from night-time grinding.
So, what with all that use and possible damage from tooth decay and accidents, as your dentist in Southgate, it is important that we have various ways to restore your teeth when they get damaged.
If you get tooth decay, we have to remove the decayed material and replace it with something robust and long-lasting. White fillings are made from a mixture of glass and coloured resin. We can bond this to your natural tooth and then shape it so that it looks just like the part we had to remove.
Inlays and onlays
These are flakes of dental porcelain that can be put over larger cavities to protect the tooth.
If your entire crown is compromised but the root is still in good condition, we can cover the tooth with a crown made from dental porcelain.
Root canal therapy
If you get an infection in the pulp of your tooth, we can remove it and then fill the roots before putting a crown over the whole lot.
Sometimes, we cannot save your teeth and then we need to think about ways to replace them.
These suspend replacement crowns between healthy neighbouring teeth, and have great stability.
These are crowns on a plate that rests on the gums. You remove them at night to rest your gums.
Porcelain crowns on small posts inserted into the jawbone to replace your entire tooth, root as well as crown. There is so much we can do to help you keep your teeth. We can tell you more next time you come in.