General Dentistry

DENTAL EXAMINATION

Routine dental appointments are essential to maintain good oral health and a happy smile. A dental check-up is the best way to spot any problems with your mouth before they become serious. Both adults and children require routine dental appointments on a regular basis because preventative dentistry is the key to keeping your mouth healthy.
At Market Street Dental our goal is to preserve the natural teeth by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in our practice by the efforts of our team dentists and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

PREVENTION


Includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems.
Sealants are commonly applied to the back teeth, both molars and premolars, to prevent future tooth decay and cavities. Sealants are easily applied to the teeth during a dental appointment and last several years if the patient follows a good home oral care routine, including brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.

Icon – White Spot Treatment
Icon is a revolutionary treatment that can improve the appearance of white spots or a mottled appearance of teeth with no drilling . Icon can restore the natural colour of your tooth with no need to drilling. This minimally invasive technique uses a process of infiltration to blend the white spots in with the rest of the tooth.

Oral Cancer Screening
Studies has shown that mouth cancer is on the increase and that early detection dramatically improves the chances of recovery. It is recommended that you come in for a screening on a yearly basis. If you have any sores, lumps or long-term ulcers in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you come in to have it looked at. Because smoking is strongly linked with many forms of cancer and other dental problems, we always encourage our patients to quit smoking.

WORN TEETH

Teeth wear down with time due to problems such as tooth clenching and grinding (bruxism) , certain habits or a mismatched bite . Certain conditions such as  long term acid reflux (heartburn) or anorexia and bulimia are often associated with severe wear due tot he stomach acids being much stronger and dissolving teeth faster. Some of the signs of teeth wear include:shortened teeth with all the edges level or flat, rough serrated edges where the enamel has chipped,stained teeth especially the top of lower teeth which will appear browner due to the underlying yellow layer showing.

What can be done about worn teeth?

The most important thing to do is to identify the underlying cause and whenever possible treat this. Treatment is dictated by the amount of wear. Our expertise in adhesive dentistry means we can rebuild worn teeth with minimal further damage. Our approach is to always minimise the intervention to already vulnerable and damaged teeth. White fillings or the metal free crowns could be the choice of treatment in worn teeth.

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Root canal treatment brings immediate relief of from discomfort caused by infection and inflammation of a tooth. When a tooth is decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged, oral pathogens find their way into the nerve chamber. Root canal treatment involves opening the tooth, and removing the damaged structure and cleaning the canals . The tooth is then sealed, and protected with a strong restoration. In the end, you will be left with a functional tooth that is free of from pain, decay or infection.

WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS

Wisdom teeth are often short of space and therefore do not fully grow into the mouth. They often have a piece of gum over the back part of their biting surface which makes them vulnerable to infection.The infection can be prevented by good oral hygiene, and but stopping smoking and warm salty water mouth rinses can also be very helpful. Antibiotics are given to help combat the infection.

CROWN AND OVERLAY

A damaged tooth that still has a healthy foundation can be protected and visually improved with the addition of a crown or overlay. Porcelain crowns, also called caps, are natural-looking covers that fit securely over a compromised tooth to correct breaks, fractures or stains.

DENTAL BRIDGES

A gaps in your smile can lead to the drifting of surrounding teeth. Dental bridges eliminate gaps by literally bridging the space between missing teeth. Most dental bridges are made of a false tooth that is held together by two crowns. The bridge is then attached to the teeth on each side of the gap. The finished end result is a natural,functional, beautiful smile.