At The Ivy Clinic we promote preventative dentistry, stopping problems before they start. However, we know that sometimes issues will arise with your teeth, through decay, injury or accident. Our friendly dental team are also highly experienced in restorative dentistry: we can treat and repair teeth in Teddington and Twickenham to give you back confidence in your smile and to prevent tooth loss.
If you experience tooth pain, cracked, broken or chipped teeth, or are having issues with jaw pain, please book an appointment with one of our dental team as soon as possible. The quicker problems are spotted and treated, the easier and less invasive treatment will be. For irregular or crooked teeth, Ivy Clinic also offer teeth straightening services.
Restorative Dental Treatments
Many people will need a filling at some point in their life. Gone are the days of obvious, metal amalgam fillings. These days it is possible to fill teeth with a tooth-coloured or white composite material, which is strong, durable and natural looking. It is also possible to replace old metal amalgam fillings with white ones. Your dentist will remove any decay before carefully placing a filling that is matched closely to your natural tooth colour.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is an area of special interest for our principal dentist, Dr Dillon Chan. It is needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected. The first symptom is often tooth pain, and left untreated an abscess can develop. Without treatment, you could lose your tooth; the aim of root canal treatment is to save the tooth. It is a skilled and time-consuming process, which usually requires at least two visits to the clinic. Your dentist will carefully clean and fill the root canal, and may recommend strengthening the tooth by adding a crown when treatment is complete.
Inlays and onlays are used to restore cracked or mildly decayed back teeth. They can be made of tooth-coloured composite resin or porcelain, so they are discreet. Inlays sit inside a hole in the tooth and onlays build up the tooth’s shape by sitting on top.
Crowns are artificial coverings for damaged or weakened teeth. They can be made of tooth-coloured porcelain or gold, and restore strength to teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury, or have been weakened by treatments such as root canal treatment. Crowns can also be used to support bridges or dentures.
Dental veneers are thin slivers of porcelain that are placed over the top of the front teeth to hide minor imperfections, such as small cracks, chips or stains. They can also be used to disguise small gaps or minor tooth misalignment, and are similar to false fingernails in concept. Minimal preparation is needed of your teeth, meaning they remain strong and healthy. Veneers are closely matched to the natural colour of your teeth, and are attached using a strong bonding material.
Many people do not realise their dentist can help with jaw pain. A lot of jaw problems are caused by mild jaw misalignment or by tooth grinding (bruxism), which can often be corrected with special mouth guards and lifestyle changes, such as relaxation techniques to avoid stress, massage and stretching exercises. Your dentist will determine the cause of your jaw paint and recommend appropriate treatment.
Repair Teeth Teddington – Book in today
To book an appointment with the Ivy Clinic Dentists for teeth repair or other service, just give us a call on 020 8977 8700.