Battery Point Dental offers a full range of dental services including root canal therapy and oral surgery.
Our practitioners have a special interest in the placement of white filling materials using adhesive techniques, dental implants and the treatment of gum diseases.
Battery Point Dental practises safe dentistry and we do not use amalgam (mercury, silver) restoration materials. White fillings, made of either composite resin or porcelain, are the modern alternatives to amalgam (silver fillings). Developments in the properties of these materials have made this treatment reliable and longer lasting. White restorative materials also represent a more aesthetically natural restoration as they can be technically coloured to suit your existing tooth colour.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving those teeth which are severely damaged or infected, previously requiring extraction. Root canal or endodontic treatment is a process whereby inflamed or necrotic pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained. Dental pulp is the soft tissue in the canal that runs through the center of a tooth. Once a tooth is fully formed it can function normally without its pulp and be kept indefinitely.
After removing the pulp, the root canals are cleaned, sterilised and shaped to a form that can be completely sealed with a filling material to prevent further infection. The treatment can take several appointments, depending on the condition of the tooth, and how long the infection takes to clear.
Subsequently a crown or restoration to restore and protect the tooth may be a necessary recommendation, as a tooth after undergoing treatment may be more likely to fracture.
Crown and Bridge Placement
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to strengthen a badly damaged tooth. It is also used to restore dental implants.
Bridges are crowns attached to natural teeth or implants to restore spaces left by missing teeth.
Various materials can be used for crowns and bridges including reinforced porcelains, gold or sometimes composites.