Experienced dentists in Walsall
At our Harden Dental surgery, we provide an array of treatments to ensure you maintain good oral health. These include everything from simple check ups, tooth extractions, and dental crowns, to dental fillings and dentures. All treatments are performed in our state-of-the-art surgery by one of our dedicated dentists with a wealth of industry experience. Plus, for your peace of mind, we use the most advanced dentistry techniques to ensure all treatments are proficiently carried out with minimal pain. Book your dental appointment today.
Reduce your risk of suffering from oral health problems by organising a check-up with one of our professional dentists today. In your check-up, your dentist will identify any areas of concern to ensure any issues do not progress into a more serious problem that may be difficult to treat in the future.
Fitted perfectly to match the existing colour of your teeth, composite fillings are an advantageous choice for most patients. They are made of composite resin, and although this means that they take a little longer to create and place than metal fillings, the results are most definitely worth it.
Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC)/Resin Modified GIC, Compomer can be used as an alternative filling material in certain circumstances.
Amalgam fillings - Dental amalgam is the traditional silver-coloured filling we are all familiar with.
A crown is the part of your teeth you can see in your mouth, and when it becomes broken or damaged, an artificial crown can be fitted to completely cover above the gum line to protect it. Crafted to the highest standard, out of metal or dental porcelain, the crowns our dentists fit are not visible in appearance, and you cannot feel them. At our well-known surgery, we provide a variety of crowns including natural options, and quality Emax and Zircornia crowns.
Dentists have been using bridges to replace missing teeth for many years, and to this day bridges are still used by the most experienced and skilled dentists. A bridge treatment involves permanently fixing artificial teeth onto the natural teeth. The bridge can either be joined to the surface of these teeth or to crowns if they are damaged. Bridges are made of metal and porcelain or sometimes just porcelain, it depends on where in your mouth the teeth are missing.
Created from a removable prosthesis, dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Fitted carefully over the gums, dentures are usually created from acrylic or an amalgamation of acrylic and metal. Dentures can be used to replace one tooth or all of the natural teeth. Furthermore, due to the natural and aesthetic appeal of dentures, most patients feel more confident when they have them fitted, and they also help to improve a person’s speech, as well as making daily tasks such as eating easier.
There are two types of dentures available. A partial denture is recommended when you only need to replace some teeth, and a complete denture is needed when all of your natural teeth are missing or need replacing.
At Harden Dental Surgery, we offer a range of dentures, including flexible dentures, which may be a suitable option for you. Flexible dentures are a modern alternative to old acrylic dentures and they give you a natural look while also being flexible, lightweight, and extremely durable. Furthermore, they can now be stabilised or even anchored in place permanently with dental implants. Upon conducting a consultation with you, we will advise you on whether flexible dentures are an appropriate option for your needs.
If you look after your teeth, they should last a lifetime, however, there may be a time where you need damaged teeth removed to prevent any potential problems from progressing into a more serious issue. Damaged teeth also need to be removed to ensure your mouth remains healthy. There can be a whole list of reasons to why you need a tooth removed, this can be anything from tooth decay to problematic wisdom teeth, and orthodontic treatments.
Root Canal Treatment
A thick dentine layer and a white enamel layer is what the crown of the tooth is created from. Furthermore, these layers engulf the soft tissues of the tooth, otherwise known as the pulp to protect it from damage. The dental pulp contains blood vessels and nerves within and extends from the crown to the tips of the root.
In a root canal treatment, one of our friendly dentists removes the pulp tissues from the tooth when it has been infected or shows signs of inflammation. Usually when the pulp is infected or inflamed it is because of deep decay or an extensive restoration that includes the pulp. Other reasons include the tooth becoming cracked or fractured because of a trauma, or wear to the enamel and dentine which reveals the pulp. Finally, the last reason could be the effects of severe gum disease.
The most common side effects of pulp damage include pain, continuous sensitivity to heat or cold, discolouration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness of the overlying gums, and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. However, it is important to note that you can still suffer from pulp damage even if you do not suffer from the effects listed above. If you ignore the signs of pulp inflammation or if the infection is left untreated, you will experience pain, swelling, and most importantly, the supporting bone may collapse.
Here at Harden Dental Surgery, we use the most advanced root canal treatments, which includes single-use files and NiTi rotary instruments to produce the best results.