Dental implants are one of the most popular ways of replacing lost teeth. Dental implants are small appliances, which look similar to ordinary screws. However, this is only on the surface: dental implants are made out of a special metal called titanium. Titanium is often used in various implants, as our body does not reject it and it is capable of integrating into our tissues. Dental implants do this through a process, which is called osseointegration, during which the surgically introduced implants integrate into the jawbone while the wound heals. This allows dental implants to be very strong, and equips them with the ability to withstand the tremendous amounts of pressure exerted on the teeth during chewing and biting. When a tooth is lost, the bone and the tissues surrounding it start to slowly disintegrate due to the absence of the tooth, which can lead to further tooth loss. Dental implants are able to prevent this process from happening. If you would like a dentist in Gloucester to provide you with dental implants, get in touch with us!
Our teeth are exposed to a wide range of chemical and physical effects on a daily basis due to chewing, biting, and the contents of our foods and beverages. Over time our teeth can get stained and lose their youthful whiteness, which is an aesthetic problem for some patients. This can occur due to a variety of factors, such as smoking, or consumption of coffee, red wine or black tea, but the natural ageing process also makes our teeth more yellow over time. This is due to the thinning of the enamel and the increasing exposure of the dentine, which has a yellowish colour. Fortunately, patients do not have to settle for stained teeth. There is a wide range of different teeth whitening treatments available. Some of them are carried out at the clinic in under an hour, while other types of treatments are home based, and performed using a customised bleaching tray and the whitening material. If you would like a dentist in Gloucester to whiten your teeth, visit our dental clinic, the Roseville House Dental Practice.
Tooth decay is an extremely prevalent dental condition, which is particularly frequent in developed countries, due to the large amounts of sugar that can be found in the average diet. The consumption of high amounts of sugar paired with poor oral hygiene habits can lead to tooth decay and the formation of cavities. The most important signs and symptoms to look out for are brown or black discolouration of the teeth, bad breath, sensitivity to changing temperatures and dental pain. It is of crucial importance to seek treatment as soon as you notice any signs or symptoms of tooth decay, as timely treatment can prevent the occurrence of more severe complications. White fillings are an innovative way of treating cavities. They have significant aesthetic benefits as, thanks to their colour, they blend into the tooth that has undergone treatment. If you would like a dentist in Gloucester to provide you with white fillings, book an appointment with us!