Dental Implants Specialist
At Smiles we are particularly able to offer comprehensive and complex specialist treatments under one roof to the highest possible standards and satisfaction to our patients.
Periodontists are dentists who specialise in diagnosing and treating conditions of the gums, bone and other tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. These conditions may be caused by disease or injury. Periodontists treat gingivitis and periodontitis. They may graft gum tissue or bone where these have been destroyed. They may place implants in the jaw to support tooth replacements.
The repairing or reconstructing of supporting tissues saves teeth that would otherwise loosen, fall out or be extracted.
Oral Surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck. A number of conditions may require oral surgery, including: wisdom teeth, facial trauma, tooth loss and corrective jaw procedures.
A dental implant is a metal fixture (usually a screw) that is placed into the jaw bone. It acts as a support for a false tooth or a set of false teeth. The fixture fuses with the jaw bone
(osseointegration). Dental Implants offer several major advantages to patients after tooth loss. The ability to recover the natural appearance of teeth is one of the greatest advantages.
Prosthodontists are dentists who specialise in the repair or replacement of worn, broken or missing teeth. This type of dental specialist is trained to deal with complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth as well as treating facial deformities. Common procedures treated by a prosthodontist may include dentures, partial dentures, fixed bridges, crowns, implants, veneers and more.
Endodontists are specialists who treat the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth. They treat conditions caused by injury or disease. The most common treatment by an endodontist is a root canal treatment. This involves removing dead or diseased tissue from the root canal, filling it with a special material, and then sealing it to prevent infection. This procedure can save a tooth which would otherwise have to be extracted. Endodontists also perform operations such as amputating a root from a multi-rooted tooth, or removing the tip of a root (apicectomy).