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Repairing tooth damage

This is what most people imagine when they think of the dentist, and indeed it forms the bulk of activity going on in a general dental practice.

Fillings

Indicate removal of damaged tooth structure, and decay if present, and rebuilding a tooth to its original appearance. In private dentistry tooth-coloured composite materials are mostly used, although amalgam might be used in exceptional circumstances, and always with patient consent.

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Crowns

Where too much tooth structure has been lost, an impression may be taken and a crown manufactured in a dental laboratory which is then fitted over the entire tooth as a way of restoring it to its former shape/appearance. This could be made from metal, metal and porcelain, or more often ceramic only.

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Inlays

The process is as for a crown, with an impression taken and the restoration manufactured in a laboratory, but it does not cover the entire tooth. It is limited to the missing part/s.

The inlay could be gold or all ceramic.

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Veneers

Used mostly on anterior teeth as an aesthetic solution where a patient may not be happy with the appearance of their teeth. A thin layer of enamel is removed and replaced with a thin ceramic jacket manufactured in the laboratory. It is less destructive than full crowns, but also more susceptible to damage and failure.

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Root canal filling

Root canal treatment is necessary to save your tooth if the nerve tissue (pulp) has become infected. With local anaesthetic it is a painless procedure, similar to having a filling. The purpose of root canal filling is to remove dead nerve tissue from the small canals which run down inside the roots of a tooth. Once the nerve has died off, infection will set in unless the canal is cleaned and sealed off. The only alternative would be extraction of the tooth.

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What our patients say

``Really friendly staff who are very good. Always very helpful and will try and fit you in if they can. Very nice building with a large waiting area.``-
``Having just joined the clinic since moving to the area, was very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff.``-
``My wife and I are new to the Bosham Clinic and have been absolutely delighted with the welcome and every aspect of the treatment we have received.``-
``Managed to fit me in for an emergency appointment and then did an excellent job fixing up my broken tooth. Rebuilt tooth feels as good as new!``-

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