Here at Aura Dental, we offer many general dentistry treatments that will help to maintain your natural teeth and keep your smile looking great! These are some of the most common treatments that we perform for our patients every day.
Your dentist at St John’s Wood will give you a filling when they need to repair a cavity that is caused by decay. A cavity is a hole in your tooth that is caused by prolonged damage to it.
Tooth decay can come from many reasons, such as not brushing your teeth often enough, eating a lot of sugary foods, smoking and more. This cavity can be painful and can risk the tooth breaking this is why it is important to get a filling.
The process of getting a filling begins with us removing any weakened or decayed parts of the tooth, this is important to minimise the bacteria on the tooth.
After this, they will clean, shape and dry the tooth to prep it for the filling, doing this helps the filling to take. Once this is all done, this is when we will fill the tooth with the filling material, we use different types of filling depending on what would work best for the damage caused.
Air Flow Polish
This is a dental hygiene treatment that cleans your teeth the highest standard, removing any stains on either side of your tooth.
This is great for quick results to a brighter smile, and is done by using a piece of equipment that uses a mixture of sodium carbonate, air and a jet of water to effectively remove stains. This process also has the ability to fill in microscopic gaps in your enamel, which can reduce sensitivity.
This method of cleaning is so effective, that it removes plaque and biofilm that your St John’s Wood dentist can’t even see! By doing this, it also means that this is a great way of preparing your teeth for other treatments such as teeth whitening or getting braces. Air Flow Polish is also very universal, and can even be used on dental implants, crowns and veneers!
Your dentist in St John’s Wood will be experienced with tooth extractions, as they are quite a common treatment.
We will always try and preserve your natural teeth, but sometimes an extraction is necessary to protect your teeth and gums from further damage. There are a few reasons why you may need an extraction, one being severe damage or decay to the tooth.
Sometimes your tooth can be so decayed that there is nothing more we can do to preserve the natural tooth, and it will start to affect the surrounding areas.
Another reason is if your tooth has been impacted, which means that there is not enough space for it to grow correctly. If an impacted tooth is not extracted, then it can start to push your other teeth out of position and can cause some pain.
Gum disease can also be a reason for an extraction, as when it progresses it can weaken your gums, meaning that your teeth can become weak and loose.