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Dental fillings may be required for a variety of reasons including dental decay, trauma or fractures. Fillings are placed directly into the tooth during a single appointment. Restoring the tooth with a filling is ideal when the tooth defect is small and is protected by surrounding healthy tooth structure. The decay and any weakened tooth surface will be removed and then the cavity will be restored with one of the following materials:
At Infinity Dental Clinic we use the latest and most state-of-the-art technology to provide our patients with the highest standards of care in Cosmetic Dentistry.
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A crown is a custom made restoration that surrounds the complete surface of your tooth, it is sometimes referred to as a ‘cap’. The restoration can be made out of a metal-alloy, porcelain or the ‘all ceramic’ EMAX® material.
A crown may be recommended if there is insufficient tooth remaining for a direct filling, to replace existing failing crowns or after root canal treatment.
Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth or strengthen vulnerable teeth.
Crowns can be made using a variety of materials. At Infinity Dental Clinic we offer high quality materials to meet the needs and budgets of our patients.
‘All-Ceramic’ EMAX®: These crowns are made of a unique compressed ceramic. Advancing technology has meant that these reinforced ceramics negate the need for a metallic substructure. EMAX® crowns can be made to exactly match the appearance of your natural teeth. Due to their high strength characteristics, they can be used anywhere in the mouth .
EMAX® is the ideal material for natural looking and functionally strong crowns.
Metal-alloy: These crowns are made of a combination of metals. They are either gold or silver in colour.
Porcelain: These crowns are tooth coloured and made entirely of porcelain. Porcelain is brittle hence, these crowns can only be used in limited cases at the front of the mouth.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM): These crowns have a metal-alloy substructure which is layered with a porcelain crown. This gives the strength of the metal crown with the tooth coloured appearance of the porcelain crown. As the ceramic has to mask the metal layer underneath, it often has an opaque appearance.
A bridge replaces missing teeth by using the support of neighbouring teeth. Due to the reliance on strong adjacent teeth, a bridge may only be used in certain clinical situations. The replacement tooth on a bridge is made from the same materials used to make crowns. Suitability will be assessed during your consultation. You will also be given the alternative treatment options – Dentures and Implants
Here at Infinity Dental Clinic we work hard to find a solution that meets all our patients expectations on desired outcome both clinically and financially. We will supply you with all relevant treatment options and the associated prices involved, allowing you to make the right decision for you regarding your dental care. For guidance on fees, please use this link to our fee and finance page.
We also offer a range of finance options which can be discussed with our experienced treatment coordinators to help you spread the investment in a manageable way.Book for a complimentary consultation with our experienced treatment coordinator
When a tooth requires repair due to a fracture or decay, a filling or a crown can be used to repair it. If you have a missing tooth, this can be replaced using a Denture, Bridge or Implant. At Infinity Dental Clinic, our Dentists use state-of-the-art materials to provide you with the most natural looking results.
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