Wimborne
01202 889960
Dorchester
01305 757570
Wimborne
01202 889960
Dorchester
01305 757570

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Please be aware that some of these images show blood and rotten teeth.

Apicetomy

This is necessary if your dentist has already tried to get rid of an infection by removing the nerve of your tooth and placing a root filling. When this does not work, the infection needs to be removed surgically in a procedure called an apicectomy. This involves cleaning out the infection from the bone, removing a small portion of the tip of the root of the tooth and then sealing the root with a small filling.

It is necessary to make a small cut in the gum over the root of the tooth and then lift the gum off the bone. The area of infection is uncovered by removing a small amount of bone with a drill. Any infected tissue is thoroughly cleaned away from the tip of the root before 2-3mm of the root tip are removed. The root is sealed with a small filling. The gum is then stitched back into place with dissolvable stitches that take around two weeks to disappear. The whole procedure will take around 30 minutes from start to finish.

Stages

Bleaching

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Bridges (Resin, Fixed, Large)

Full arch bridge
In cases where all your teeth are missing, we can replace the teeth using implants. Not every tooth replaced requires an individual implant; the minimum number of implants required for a full arch of teeth is four. Ideally the number placed would either be six or eight. The full arch can either be a single bridge replacing all the teeth or multiple smaller bridges. These can either be screwed or cemented into place in a similar fashion to smaller bridges. The materials used can either be acrylic or porcelain. A metal sub-structure is required in all cases.

Fixed Bridge Case 1
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Fixed Bridge Case 2
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Full Arch Treatment

This patient had nothing but bad teeth for many years and so needed to take out all teeth and then place four implants in each jaw. We then joined them together with a bar and teeth made to fit over the bars. The patient can now eat apples and a steak for the first time for over ten years.

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Large Bridge
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Resin Retained
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Crowns

All Porcelain Crown
All Porcelain Crown

Porcelain Bonded Crown
All Porcelain Crown

All Porcelain Crown

Dentures

Valplast
Valplast

Metal Dentures
Metal Dentures

Full Mouth Restoration

Sometimes the teeth have been restored so many times that the way the teeth bite together changes, this causes worn looking teeth and often results in bits chipping off. In cases like this we have to restore all the teeth to restore the bite and the final appearance.

Case 1
All Porcelain Crown
Case 2
All Porcelain Crown
Case 3
All Porcelain Crown
Case 4
All Porcelain Crown

Implants

Single Implant Case 1
All Porcelain Crown

Single Implant Case 2
Shows a case of a fractured root on the upper left central incisor. The tooth was extracted 8 weeks later; a bone graft was performed and an implant was placed. 3 months later the implant was uncovered and we started the process of making the new crown, which took 6 weeks. Through-out it all a temporary tooth was in place so the patient did not have a gap.

Single Implant Case 3
All Porcelain Crown

Implant Bridge Case 1
All Porcelain Crown

Implant Bridge Case 2
All Porcelain Crown

Immediate Load
All Porcelain Crown

Veneers

Veneers are made of porcelain and are retained onto the tooth surface by hard resin cements. They can be used to change the appearance, in terms of the colour and to a limited degree the shape, of teeth. It is very important that your bite is considered at the same time as veneers are placed, so the new veneers do not crack and shatter.

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White Fillings

White fillings replacing the old silver fillings can often strengthen a tooth, and in the front of the mouth are nearly invisible. All filling materials can now be bonded to the remaining tooth, lessening the possibility of them falling out and also helping to support the remaining tooth.

A rubber dam is often used to isolate teeth from the rest of the mouth when placing white fillings.

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