It's NOT going to be painful! Trust us.
Two things which will most likely be in your mind when visiting a dentist:
1. Will it hurt?
Answer: We take great pride in giving nearly painless (a little scratch…) injections, applying numbing cream first, warming up the injection and waiting LONG ENOUGH before we start.
2. Is it expensive?
If it’s cheap it’s probably not worth it… because quality materials do cost money.
However, we do offer finance options for bigger treatment courses! Speak to us…
Please note: we are NOT using AMALGAM (“silver”, mercury”) fillings in our practice! The effects of mercury on tissues such as liver, kidneys and brain are documented (Bioaccumulation). However, we do not advocate the Removal of intact amalgam fillings in teeth free of decay!
How it's done ...
“White” fillings = Composite Fillings
Composite fillings need to placed under “Dental Dam”. This is necessary in order to keep the tooth dry while the filling is being placed. It is very difficult to achieve a dry environment without dental dam (or Rubberdam).
Getting to the bottom of it …
Deep decay on lower left first and second premolar. The brown dentine indicates that there is still decay, which needs to be removed. Note: the correct way of doing such fillings is under Rubber Dam! The tooth (dentin) needs to be kept dry whilst the filling is placed. If there is contamination with saliva, the bond between composite and tooth substance is impaired—the result: decay under the filling. Therefore, whenever we use resin-based filling material (= “tooth coloured”), we use Dental Dam as this is the “Gold-Standard”.
Finished fillings on teeth 34 and 35 after removal of Rubber Dam and polish.
Root Canal Treatment – done painlessly
Root Canal Treatment, done correctly, has a very high success rate! It is our principle to try to save your OWN TEETH and not to propose invasive treatments such as implants. Unfortunately, MARKETING of the big implant companies and many dental practices have created the impression that dental implants are a superior solution to natural teeth. This is NOT the case. Even severely damaged teeth can often be built up and saved. Root Canal treated teeth have a very good prognosis. Please note, often a root canal treated tooth needs a “post” and a crown or inlay to protect the tooth from fracture. Root Canal Treatment is carried out under local anaesthesia and is therefore painless.