Need some basic dental care? Procedures our dentist in Walkerston can offer you
With so much emphasis in the dental community surrounding cosmetic procedures, it is easy to overlook or forget about the basics.
And of course, without a solid foundation of general dental health, there is no room for aesthetic improvement.
While you may be familiar with the twice-daily routine of brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash, there is far more to general dentistry when it comes to what our team considers as routine treatments. As dental techniques and technologies advance, there is now a differing opinion among dental teams as to what should be included under a basic dental care package.
At Walkerston Dental, our team strongly believes general dental procedures should offer more than just basic functionality. Our dentist in Walkerston is able to offer more cosmetic based procedures as part of general dental care, allowing you to have a smile that is both functional and also looks great! What’s not to like about that?
But what procedures does our general range of treatments include? Read on to find out.
Examinations with scale and polish
The first step in our general dental treatments is biannual check-ups, coupled with a scale and polish.
Our dentist in Walkerston will take a great time and care when it comes to assessing your mouth for signs of gum disease, decay and other issues while removing any stubborn plaque that may be lurking just underneath your gum line.
The end result is a healthy smile, that has a reduced likelihood of succumbing to tooth decay or gum disease. Perfect!
Fillings and crowns
If our dentist in Walkerston does notice that some work is required, then we are able to offer you restorative procedures, such as fillings or crowns.
We will always aim to use porcelain fillings or crowns, so the aesthetic of the restored tooth or teeth is retained.
Should your teeth be more damaged due to either injury or decay, our team can offer you an extraction. Extractions are only considered when other restorative procedures, such as crowns, are no longer viable due to the extent of the damage.
If you are experiencing issues with your wisdom teeth, we will assess whether they need to be removed and perform the surgery to do so.
Yes, you read that right!
As part of our general dental treatments, our team are proud to be able to offer our patients dental veneers in Walkerston.
A slim, porcelain covering that is placed on the front of your teeth, veneers are a fantastic way to conceal cracks, chips, discolouration and to protect sensitive teeth. In fact, if your teeth are sensitive, veneers are a great way to whiten them up to 18 shades without using bleach or oxidising gels.
Dentures and plates
Our team can also provide suitable patients with dentures, bridges and plates, to enable both an aesthetic improvement to your smile, along with restoring function and strength to your bite.
And there you have it! Contact our team for more information about our general treatments.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.