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What common dental conditions do we treat?

Orthodontic conditions

Orthodontic conditions are one of the most common and ancient dental conditions. Humanity has attempted numerous times throughout history to treat and describe these diseases: ancient egyptians tried treating orthodontic conditions with crude metal wires wrapped around each tooth, while another author of the antiquity recommended regularly pressing on the erupting teeth to move them into their correct position. Unfortunately none of these seemed to be successful, and the major breakthroughs in orthodontics occurred in the past 300 years only. One of these was the invention of dental adhesives during the 1970s, which resulted in the widespread use of the metal braces we all know today.

At our dental practice we offer different orthodontic treatment solutions, reflecting your individual needs and circumstances. If you are looking for a dentist in Cheam to treat your orthodontic conditions, look no further: we have different solutions available, including ceramic fixed braces, Invisalign, and lingual braces available.

Tooth loss

Tooth loss is a devastating condition that primarily occurs due to advanced tooth decay or gum disease (or a combination of both), and also due to traumatic injuries. Tooth decay is caused by the overgrowth of oral microbes, which convert the sugar remnants in our mouth to energy and secrete organic acids as a waste product, which can damage the teeth, forming cavities. If the decay causing bacteria reach the innermost living component of the tooth called the pulp tissue and infect it, this will result in tooth loss. Advanced gum disease is also caused by the overgrowth of oral microbes, which induce an immune response, resulting in the harmful chronic inflammation of the gum tissue. Dental implants are an excellent way of treating tooth loss. These small metal appliances are surgically introduced into the jawbone and serve as an artificial root upon which your replacement teeth will be attached. Dental implants are very durable and able to resist the enormous pressures associated with chewing and biting food. If you would like a dentist in Cheam to provide to you with dental implants, book an appointment for a consultation with us today!

Tooth discolouration

Tooth discolouration can be categorised into extrinsic and intrinsic stains. The difference between these groups is the mechanisms through which the stains occur. Extrinsic stains are caused by external factors, such as coffee, red wine or tea consumption, smoking, or certain drugs and antimicrobials. Intrinsic stains on the other hand are a result of internal processes, such as aging. As we progress in our age, the external enamel layer of the teeth becomes thinner and thinner. This results in the exposure of the underlying dentin, which naturally has a yellowish tone. Tooth discolouration can be treated with teeth whitening treatments. Some of these involve a single visit to your dentist, while others involve the making of personalised bleaching trays and are carried out predominantly in the patient’s home over the course of multiple weeks. If you are looking for a dentist in Cheam to provide you with teeth whitening treatments, book an appointment with us, the Cheam Village Dental Studio.



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