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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.


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)


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.


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.

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.

Who are Specialists ? Visit the General Dental Council website to find out which dentists are on the Specialist Lists.

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