Routine Dental Work
Dental Consultation and Examination
Adult Checkup (Free under PRSI once a year)
Includes the following:
- Tooth examination
- Gum examination
- Oral cancer screen
Digital small x-rays to check the roots of teeth, in between the teeth and under fillings.
Scale and Polish
Necessary for the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Removal of tartar (calculus), plaque and stains from the tooth surface, which are impossible to remove from brushing alone.
The biting surface of back teeth have many crevices and grooves running across them. these are called fissures. Food and bacteria can become trapped in these and eventually cause decay. To reduce the risk of decay the fissures can be sealed using a special plastic. This is a great introduction to children getting their first treatment. It is like painting nail vanish on the tooth.
Bonding is the quickest, lease invasive, and cheapest option for reshaping teeth. The bonding is applied in layers and sculpted by the dentist. Bonding can be used to reshape teeth, repair chips and to lengthen teeth. It is quick and painless and produces natural looking highly polished teeth.
Professional tooth whitening treatment available only by dentists. Impressions are taken of your teeth and sent to a laboratory to be made. They are later fitted and the dentist will show you how to apply the gel. You then apply the bleach yourself at home for between 2-3 weeks, either for an hour during the day or at night, depending on the bleach. It can easily be maintained from time to time by buying a top up syringe of bleach and using for 2-3 days. It does not harm your teeth in any way but teeth may be sensitive during the course of treatment.
Bridges fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between, and is supported by natural teeth or implants.
A crown is fabricated in the lab and is made of gold bonded to porcelain or all porcelain. This is used to protect the tooth that is root treated or to protect large fillings from getting cracks.
Dentures are made from plastic or metal to fill any spaces left by lost or missing teeth.