The following dental services are offered by Dr Skinner:
Nowadays we have available saliva testing kits to ascertain a patient’s susceptibility to dental decay, and new materials such as recaldent (chewing gum) and tooth mouse, both of which re-mineralise and desensitise teeth.
Individual results do vary and maintenance usually needs to be repeated on an annual basis to maintain optimal results. Bleaching toothpastes do help maintain a whiter looking smile but results are minimal. We recommend Colgate Optic White Toothpaste as it’s gentle on your teeth.
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For larger fillings where the width of the filling is over a third the width of the tooth and/or cusps have been lost the restoration of choice is a porcelain onlay or inlay. Each individual’s needs vary and are best discussed at a consultation appointment.
Traumatic sports injuries are often best handled at the nearest hospital casualty department but advice is only a phone call away.
Gingivitis – a bacterial infection that is confined to the gums. It is characterised by redness, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. It results in reversible damage to the gums.
Periodontitis – an inflammatory disease of the gums and supporting structures caused by bacterial infection that results in some permanent destruction of the bone and periodontal ligament. CONTINUED >>