Usually appear between the ages of 17–25. If there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to erupt then they may become impacted (Don’t come through). Partially erupted wisdom teeth is when the teeth don’t completely come into the mouth and may often have a flap of gum covering part of the tooth. This acts like a food trap which can often become infected and cause pain. The wisdom teeth require extraction if they become problematic. We are able to offer consultation regarding wisdom teeth removal either in the chair or under general anaesthesia. General anaesthetics are booked in advance. We also have a variety of in chair sedation techniques to help you feel more relaxed.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing natural teeth. A crown (false) tooth is attached to the implant this closely mimics the look and function of real teeth. They are attractive alternative to dentures or bridges. Dental implant techniques can replace one or several missing teeth. Dental implants can also help people with existing dentures that are ill fitting; they insert one or more implants into the bone to create anchor points for the denture to grasp on to, causing less movement and better functionality.
You and your dentist will need to discuss whether dental implants are the best treatment for you as the is many factors that need to be considered such as; Age, Bone loss, smoking ,pregnancy, medical conditions, alcohol or drug abuse, psychological illness. There is a few diagnostic tests that will need to be performed to confirm that you are suitable for this procedure which include, but not limited to, dental study models, photo’s, x-rays and CT scans of your jaw bone.