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What is... Prosthodontics

This specialty refers to the provision of false teeth.  These can be: veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures and includes the use of dental implants.

  
All the top and bottom back teeth were crowned.

4 implants supporting a bridge

  Not all dentures have to be big and bulky and cover the palate.

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What is… Endodontics    Link

This specialty refers to the removal of the nerve (pulp) of a tooth as is often called root canal (therapy).

  The root canals of this patient have been filled (on the right x-ray)

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What is… Periodontics

This specialty refers to treatment of the gums (the periodontium) which includes the underlying bone.

This patient had over-grown gums that required surgery.

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What is… Restorative Dentistry   Link

This umbrella term combines the 3 specialties of Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics.  Specialists in Restorative Dentistry have been trained to deal with advanced dental disease, failing restorations that have a poor prognosis and the provision of extensive dental treatment.  We can discuss all possible treatment options, which will help you decide which mode of treatment is most appropriate for you. 

 
A failing bridge replacing 8 front teeth was replaced after both endodontic and periodontal treatment.
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What are.. Dental Implants                              ....... More about Dental Implants

Implants are essentially titanium screws placed in the jaw bone which act as a false root to support a crown, bridge or denture.  Dental implants are expensive but do not necessarily give the best cosmetic result – you should be advised of the limitations and benefits of implants when a missing tooth is assessed to be replaced.

A front tooth was lost and has been replaced with an implant (left x-ray) which then supports a crown.
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Who are Specialists ? Visit the General Dental Council website to find out which dentists are on the Specialist Lists.

 
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