SmileWorks Dental Clinic is a private dental clinic in Brighton and Hove dedicated to providing accessible and high-quality oral care. The dentist in Brighton provides researched and tested safe and gentle orthodontic and dental treatment and stive to provide all clients with continuity of care and exceptional service. The team consists of high trained and passionate professionals who are dedicated to providing a world-class standard of care. The dentist in Hove is led by principal experienced dentist, Simon Horsley and supported by dental therapist and hygienist Nicole Pickard. The team work together with patients to establish and maintain gum health.
The team at SmileWorks have been restoring dental implants for over 20 years, meaning they are amongst the most experienced dentists. Implants are usually the best solution for tooth-loss as they connect directly to the jaw bone. When a tooth is lost, bone loss will eventually occur as the root is no longer stimulating and stabilizing the bone. Through utilizing Titanium, which biochemically joins to the bone, you get the most accurately replicated bond.
The team providing implants in Brighton will help you decide whether this is the right choice for your unique situation. Although you may not feel as though you need to replace a tooth if you lose one, it is important you do so as it may cause your appearance to look ‘caved in’, alongside affecting the jaw, muscles, jaw joints and the skin.
The process of implants in Hove is started by placing a post in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth, which acts like the root of a natural tooth. The implant is then placed in the jaw, then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant. Implants are put into holes in the jaw under local anaesthetic. Additionally, you can opt to have sedation for this procedure. The implant is gently screwed in and the gum is stitched carefully so that it heals around the implant. Under the gum, the bone then grows around the implant to hold it firmly, which may take up to several months. The whole process takes a few months, to give the bone time to heal properly.
A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and help in place by dental adhesive or cement. They are used to protect badly decayed or fractured teeth, as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings or to correct minor problems in natural teeth, such as spacing, irregular shape or discolouration. Crowns can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal alloys. A combination of metal and ceramic is also possible to maximise strength and stimulate the appearance of natural teeth. When undergoing crowns in Brighton, the dentist will be able to advise on material choices, treatment sequences and any other concerns you may have. If you decide to go ahead with a crown, the teeth are then prepared which involves reduction of the tooth size (with local anaesthesia) followed by an impression or mould of the prepared tooth. The teeth require trimming beforehand to create space for the crown to be fitted. The mould will then be sent to the laboratory for the crown to be created. A temporary crown is installed in the meantime.
At the next appointment, the temporary crown is removed, and tooth surfaces cleaned. The completed crown is tried and then cemented with dental cement if the dentist is happy with the result.
Crowns in Hove are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time; however, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease.
If you think that you would benefit from any of these treatments, then contact the team now on 01273 964999 to book an appointment or to ask any questions.
SmileWorks – dentist in Brighton
250 Dyke Road
Tel: 01273 964 999
Email: [email protected]