Most people will need restorative dental treatment at some stage and we have some great procedures available here at One The Gallery. These include minimally invasive tooth coloured fillings and onlays, crowns and bridges, and dentures and dental implants.
Our dentists Neel and Vinit are experienced Specialist Prosthodontists who will always suggest the best restorative options for you and which they feel will provide excellent, long-lasting results for your dental health and your smile.
Why see a Prosthodontist for restorative treatments?
Prosthodontics is a dental speciality recognised by the General Dental Council, and only qualified dentists who have subsequently completed an accredited 3-4 year specialist training programme can be registered Specialists. In addition, Neel and Vinit both have extensive clinical training in the very latest restorative techniques and use the very latest materials to achieve optimal results for you.
How our treatments will help restore your smile
Each of our treatments are used in specific circumstances, with the aim of preserving and protecting your natural teeth whenever we can.
Inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to restore back teeth, where the damage caused by trauma or decay is too substantial to be restored with an ordinary filling. These restorations can be made from strong and beautiful porcelains, or from highly polished metal alloys.
They are custom-made in a dental laboratory. Once bonded onto your tooth, your inlay or onlay will restore your smile, adding strength and structure to preserve and protect your own tooth.
You may also know a crown as a cap, as it will cap or completely cover a tooth that has lost much of its original structure. This preserves the tooth and protects it from further damage. We may also suggest this treatment after root canal therapy, or for a tooth that has been heavily filled.
We can make your crown from gold alloys, or from the very latest ceramics and porcelain materials for optimal aesthetics.
We might suggest a bridge to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area of your mouth. To fit a bridge, our dentist will need to carefully shape the adjacent teeth as these must be crowned to support the replacement teeth.
An alternative is to use implants to support a bridge and this can be useful when the adjacent teeth are healthy or aren’t strong enough or are missing completely. Your new bridge can be made from the same high-quality materials as a crown.
We can use partial and complete dentures to replace multiple missing teeth in a way that is very quick and which will result in teeth that feel very comfortable. We work closely with a specialist laboratory to create dentures that provide optimal support and stability.
Sometimes we may suggest using implants to stabilise dentures. This is a cost-effective way to hold dentures firmly in place while ensuring they are still easily removable for cleaning.
If you are interested in the most modern and long-lasting solution for tooth loss, we will suggest you consider implants. Closely replicating a real tooth root, dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone and will hold your replacement teeth firmly in place so they will not move a millimetre, no matter what you eat.
With this procedure, you can look forward to enjoying teeth that are strong and stable. You can wave goodbye to teeth that click and move when you talk. This versatile treatment can be used to restore teeth with crowns, bridges and with implant-supported dentures and we only use the best and most advanced implant components with proven long-term results.
How restorative dentistry can help your sense of wellbeing
Knowing your smile looks its best can be a wonderful confidence booster, especially if you have spent years putting up with broken down, painful and failing teeth, fillings or crowns.
When your teeth have been properly restored by a Specialist Prosthodontist, you may also notice other benefits, such as an improved and potentially more youthful appearance. This is because your new teeth will be carefully fabricated to provide the perfect amount of support for your cheeks and lips, preventing your features from collapsing inwards, which can often happen with multiple tooth loss.
At the same time, having teeth that are strong and stable will make it easier to eat a better diet that includes favourite foods you might have been unable to enjoy for years. When you can eat properly, it is easier to get a balanced and nutritious diet, protecting your general health. Life is a fantastic gift and having teeth that look attractive and which feel natural and comfortable makes it easier to enjoy every second.
To find out more about how our experienced dental team could help you with our advanced restorative dentistry, or to learn more about any of the services discussed above, please visit our website. Book your consultation online, or if you prefer call us now and let us restore your smile in Oxford.