Are you based in West Byfleet? Have you recently had a dental emergency and you feel as though you need to be seen by a dentist? Maybe you have had an accident which has resulted in either a chipped or broken tooth, or you may have lost a tooth altogether and you require urgent care. Whatever the case may be, by visiting a dentist in West Byfleet, you will be able to receive dental treatment to solve your dental issue, and at our practice, Byfleet Dental Boutique we provide dental treatments to help repair and restore damaged and missing teeth.
Inlays and onlays at Byfleet Dental Boutique
Teeth that have been chipped or have decayed can be repaired in a number of different ways. Usually a dentist in West Byfleet will be able to repair a chipped tooth by using fillings. The type of filling used is dependent on what is most appropriate for a patient’s dental needs. The most common type of filling used by dentists is dental amalgam, which is made out of a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin and copper; making this a durable filling which is why it is mainly used for the back teeth. For any front teeth which are either decayed or chipped, white composite fillings can be used which are more tooth coloured and this type of filling is made out of a resin and glass mixture.
Another way in which our dentist in West Byfleet can repair your tooth which is either chipped or decayed is by recommending either an inlay or an onlay.
Inlays and onlays are also fillings which are used to repair a chipped tooth however inlays are used to repair small chips and can fit into the biting surface of a tooth whereas an onlay is able to cover a larger area, which is why onlays are typically used to repair bigger damage not enough to use a crown for.
If our dentist in West Byfleet has recommended either an inlay or onlay, firstly an impression will be made of your tooth which needs repairing. The impression will then be sent to a dental laboratory where either the inlay or the onlay will be made.
While awaiting it, our dentist in West Byfleet will give you a temporary filling until the inlay or onlay arrives. Once it does, you will be invited back to the practice where our dentist will bond it into place by using a special adhesive.
Crowns at Byfleet Dental Boutique
Another dental procedure which is used by our practice to restore teeth are crowns. A crown is simply a type of cap which is able to cover a tooth which is broken or weakened by decay. Crowns can be made out of metal, ceramic, resin and stainless steel however, the type of crown depends on the severity of the dental issue.
It is important to get a tooth which is chipped, decayed or broken repaired by a dentist as soon as possible in order to preserve your remaining tooth structure and functionality, meaning that you can consume your favourite foods as normal.