FILLING – RESTORATIVE CARE
A filling may be recommended if an old filling has been lost due to wear and tear, cavity or decay has been discovered from a routine examination.
Fillings can be made from a number of materials, they range from Amalgam (which is grey/silver material in colour), a composite material which is matched to your natural tooth colour to a gold inlay.
SEDATIONS – NERVOUS PATIENTS
Being nervous about dental treatment is very common, fear of visiting the dentist is something some people may have, it can be caused by a bad experience, unpleasant visit in the past, the fear of a drill or just the unknown.
At Willow Tree we treat nervous patients on a regular basis, we provide a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Intravenous sedation is a simple and effective way of removing any worries or fears that you may have experienced from being nervous.
How it works
A cannula is inserted into the vein in the back of your hand or vein in the arm, a medication is administered (midazolam) this will relax you and make you drowsy and unaware of any treatment being undertaken. A local anaesthetic is also administered in conjunction with the sedation for pain relief. The effect usually lasts around one to one and a half hours but you will not be aware of this.
After the treatment is complete you may have little or no recollection of having the treatment.
Once you have recovered enough and the dentist is happy with your progress, your chaperone will be able to escort you home with clear instructions, you may still feel a little drowsy for a couple of hours after.
A follow up appointment will be required so that the dentist can check on your progress and go through any further treatments neccesary.
Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth.
A partial denture is used to replace spaces/gaps in your teeth, these can be used in conjunction with different materials such as metal, plastic or acrylic which teeth are fixed on to that match the shape and colour of your remaining teeth.
A full set of dentures fit snugly over your gums, again these can be made from acrylic or plastic.
If you decide/need full or partial dentures your dentist will take an impression and measurement of your gums and bite so that the technician can make your denture to an exact fit. The process can take several visits to the practie.