Which branch of dentistry will fix my ailments?

We are all unique, and so are our dental issues. From general and preventive dentistry to orthodontics and restorative dentistry, there are several types of dental services and offerings catering to treat a wide range of problems. Know which expert to visit the next time you need dental work, using our Healthy Smile Centre dentistry guide.

If you are due for your next dental appointment

A general dentist in Zetland can perform a routine check-up, which includes a thorough mouth examination and potentially X-rays to detect teeth irregularities, like cavities. A scale and polish might also be administered to remove plaque and tartar build-up, leaving your teeth clean, smooth and brilliantly white.

You possibly have gingivitis

Gingivitis is an early gum disease caused by plaque that has hardened into tartar. This becomes problematic when the conditions spread to your gums. Gingivitis can cause extensive damage to tissue and bone and can eventually progress to advanced periodontal diseases if left untreated.

Red, aggravated gums that bleed easily, deep pockets that form between your gums and teeth, and bad breath are symptoms of gingivitis. You should see our dentist if you have experienced any of these discomforts.

An oral hygienist can reverse the effects of gingivitis with a non-surgical procedure called a scale and root planing, otherwise known as a deep clean. The first part of the process, the scaling, removes the bacteria from your teeth and gums, while the planing smoothes the rough areas of your tooth’s surface to prevent bacteria from attaching onto the enamel later on.

Your teeth need to be straightened

Orthodontics is considered only to have aesthetic purposes, but the truth is those perfectly aligned teeth also contribute toward optimal dental health because straight pearly whites are easier to clean.

Consult with us about braces. We can find an orthodontic device that will address your unique problem and match your lifestyle needs.

We offer an alternative to traditional methods of straightening teeth using Invisalign. Invisalign aligners, also referred to as invisible braces, are more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces. Past Invisalign patients comment that the best feature of this device is the discreet appearance of its makeup. The retainers that are used with Invisalign are made from clear plastic, which makes them virtually undetectable in your mouth.

You have lost a tooth

We offer a proven method of restoring lost teeth: dental implants.

Our experienced implant dentist in Zetland has performed numerous implant surgeries and can fully restore your smile.

Implants involve drilling a small titanium screw in the bone where your natural tooth stood. We then suture up the area and leave it to heal. The recovery spans over a few months, and in that time a biological process called osseointegration occurs where the body sees the metal as tissue and fuses the jawbone with the implant.

We then connect an abutment piece to the implant, which links the implant to your new, custom-designed artificial crown or dentures.

Whether you need to see the dentist for a routine check-up or because of facing a dental emergency, our dentist in Zetland can assist you with whatever you need.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.