Many of us have experienced that sinking feeling when we bite down on a tooth, only to feel it crumble away. Often, we will have been aware that something wasn’t quite right with the tooth or it may have received extensive treatment in the past. A broken tooth is a very common dental problem but fortunately there are many sophisticated treatments available today to repair or restore a broken or damaged tooth. The three ways in which a broken tooth can be fixed is by using root canal therapy, restorative treatments, or if it is too badly damaged it can be replaced completely with a dental implant.
Why is it Important to Repair Broken Teeth?
A healthy tooth is covered with tooth enamel, the hardest substance in the human body, but any breaks or cracks in this enamel can allow bacteria to enter the tooth. This is why even a small chip in a tooth should be mended as quickly as possible. Failing to mend the tooth will have a detrimental effect on your dental health and when a tooth becomes badly infected, this can even affect your general health. If tooth loss occurs, this will affect your entire mouth, reducing your ability to eat comfortably while remaining teeth may drift out of place, which will affect your bite and the stability of these teeth. Then there are the effects on your quality of life to consider, as many people suffer a loss of self-esteem and self-confidence when they lose teeth. It might be difficult to eat comfortably and without pain, and socialising with others will become less pleasurable when you feel self-conscious about smiling or talking, because you have broken teeth or teeth that are missing completely. Repairing broken teeth will comfortably restore your mouth to full functionality and we will ensure your new smile also looks attractive.
Why Choose Us for Your Tooth Repair in Oxford?
We have dental specialists on our team who can provide you with advanced treatments when fixing broken teeth in Oxford. Our dentists have completed years of extra training in order to be accredited as a specialist and are dedicated to providing patients with the most appropriate and very gentle dental care. So, how will that help you if you break a tooth? If you do break a tooth, you are likely to need restoration of the tooth with a filling or crown (Prosthodontics), and possibly root canal treatment (Endodontics) if the nerve within the tooth is unhealthy. Our dentists are very experienced in the restoration and repair of failing teeth, and use the latest technology and materials to obtain the best possible outcome.
Why Should I See a Prosthodontist for Tooth Repair in Oxford?
A prosthodontist is highly skilled in using techniques and materials to repair broken teeth. They have specialised training in ensuring broken teeth are properly restored and in managing teeth that may need repairing. Although a highly successful procedure, dental implant treatment does require a great deal of expertise. A skilled prosthodontist will also ensure the restorations attached to the implants, such as crowns, bridges or dentures, are properly made to provide the correct bite while providing support for the muscles in the cheeks and lips. Extensive training and experience are required to ensure these important criteria are met, providing you with the very best implant supported teeth that will hopefully exceed your dreams and desires for fixing broken teeth in Oxford.
Prosthodontists can also plan the most advanced dental implant treatment using leading-edge software and technology. A cone beam CT scanner which is a sophisticated piece of equipment which produces 3-D images of your teeth and jaws. These images are used to digitally plan computer-guided implant surgery, helping to ensure implant treatment is both precise and successful, providing you with replacement teeth that look wonderful and which feel naturally strong, stable and fully functional. Our clinic routinely performs implant treatment and we receive many referrals from dentists for this service because of our specialised skills.
Our prosthodontists have completed formidable amount of specialised and highly advanced training in dental implants and have a great deal of experience in this field. They regularly lecture, teach and mentor on this subject, so you will be in the very best of hands.
How we use endodontics for tooth repair in Oxford
Endodontics is a term used in dentistry to describe the treatment of the root canal. Also known as root canal therapy, this is a procedure that removes bacteria from the central part of a tooth, and from the root canals extending into the tooth roots. Many root canal treatments are complex due to the shape of the tooth roots, and particularly so if a tooth has been root treated in the past. The shape of every tooth root is slightly different and some can be curved making them difficult to thoroughly clean, particularly when a back tooth with multiple roots must be treated. One of our team members, Kajal Gohil, has a masters level qualification in Endodontics, which enables her to deliver complex root canal treatment to a very high standard. In addition, our clinic has advanced equipment such as a specialised microscope,, allowing our us to treat even very badly infected teeth while causing minimal discomfort during this procedure.
If you do have a broken tooth then come to see us here at One The Gallery as we can provide you with caring and compassionate treatment provided by highly qualified dental specialists. A recent testimonial from one of our lovely patients who recently had a dental implant said “Bearing in mind the expertise of the dentist, the time he took, his caring attention to detail, I received good value for the money I paid. I felt that Neel had taken every possible attention to minimising the risk in achieving a good result. He explained everything to me; I found plenty to ask him about and he patiently handled my queries. I felt confidence in him throughout.”
In addition, a patient recently commented on Vinit’s services: “I have been under Vinit Gohil’s care for the past two years. He has seen me through tooth extractions, abscesses and another set of implant dentures. All without pain. He is gentle and reassuring and an absolute perfectionist. He works for and with his patients. He gets the best results. I cannot recommend his care and expertise highly enough. I live in Devon. The journey is a long one. I think that says it all.
To find out more about our services, or to discuss any concerns regarding your teeth with Neel or Vinit - our Specialist Prosthodontists, contact us on 01865 256007. We will schedule an appointment or can arrange a phone call with our dental team.