Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury, which makes up about 50 percent of the compound, is necessary to bind the metals together to provide a strong, hard, durable filling. After years of research, mercury continues to be the only element that will bind these metals together in such a way that it can be easily manipulated to fill a cavity.
Resin composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds. Because resins mimic the appearance of natural teeth, these fillings have been used in front teeth for years. When they first appeared ...
Fastbraces® is the original, fast and safe braces system developed 20 yearas ago by Dr Viazis. He recognized the patients' desire for braces treatment could be done fast without the risks that come with the older, conventional braces. Fastbraces can be used to treat a variety of malocclusions, and the length of treatment depends on the severity of the case. The patented triangular design of the brackets used for Fastbraces allows for movement of both the crown and root of the teeth at the same time. This allows the treatment to be much shorter, generally under a year.
Consultations and second opinions are always free at Newbury Dental. We invite you to come in, have the necessary records taken and we can see if Fast Braces is the right choice for your needs!
Invisalign® is a orthodontic system that uses plastic, removable retainers to move the teeth into the desired position. The virtually invisable retainers are to be worn 23 hours a day, only removing to eat, drink, brush and floss. Without the brackets and wires of regular braces it is much easier to keep your teeth nice and clean. Invisalign can be used to treat all kinds of orthodontic concerns, such as; crowding, overbite, crossbite, spacing, underbite and openbite. The length of treament will depend on the severity of the case.
Consultations and second opinions are always free at Newbury Dental. We invite you to come in, have the necessary records taken and we can see if Invisalign is the right choice for you!
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, and the ones that are least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. Cramped for room, the teeth may be impacted or grow in different directions, removal may be recommended by your dentist to prevent potential problems.
The procedure for removal begins with an evaluation of your dental and medical histories. A panoramic xray will be taken, this shows us the overall view of your mouth. The removal may be done in our office or we may refer you to a dental surgeon, this depends on the degree of diffiulty of the extractions.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth.The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Contrary to a bridge a dental implant is a single standing unit that will not affect adjacent teeth and that most closely mimics a natural tooth in looks and function.
During the first stage of surgery, your dentist or specialist will put a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum. It can take several months to heal. Once the tissue is healed, your dentist or specialist will attach an abutment to the implant. An abutment is a post that connects the replacement tooth to the implant. An artificial replacement tooth is then made.
A crown, often called a cap, is an artificial cover that is placed on an individual tooth to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size. This procedure is often necessary when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. it is also used for protecting teeth that are cracked or broken. A crown may be used to change the shape of a tooth, correct a bite, correct cosmetic problem or to replace existing broken or poor fitting crowns.
A crown may be made of gold, other metals, or porcelain which makes them durable and strong, so replacements are needed less often.
A root canal is a procedure that treats the pulp (soft tissue inside the crown and roots) of the tooth. The root canal treatment restores your tooth to a comfortable state by removing the damaged tissue and replacing it with a substance that will help preserve the function of the tooth.
The reasons that a root canal may be needed include carious lesions extending into the pulp, traumatic injury, cracked tooth, loose fillings, and occasionally from periodontal disease. Regardless of the initial cause, the tooth pulp becomes irritated and an abscess (infection) can occur.
Fast&Mild brings the latest scientific development in biophotonics technology for in-office whitening. This major milestone was realized by KLOX Technologies, a Canadian technology company, revolutionizing the dental, medical and dermatological markets by optimizing the use of light and oxygen.
Fast&Mild is the only truly light activated in-office whitening system using the science of biophotonics, which uses light energy to convert oxygen molecules through photoactive mediators called chromophores at an optimal range of wavelengths. This produces professional whitening results quickly with virtually no sensitivity.