ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

When a tooth is severely damaged by tooth decay or trauma the nerve can die and an abscess develops. It is usually possible to salvage the tooth by means of root canal treatment to clean out the root canal of the tooth and then seal it to prevent re-infection. David Kramer teaches root canal treatment to graduates and uses the most up to date techniques so that high quality root canal treatment can be provided within the practice. Occasionally we might advise referral to a local specialist endodontist for very complex cases.

IMPLANTS

Dental implants have been around for many years, but new technology developed in the 1970s has brought them into mainstream dentistry. The advent of reliable dental implants, using pure titanium which unites with bone, has revolutionised the dental rehabilitation of patients who have lost teeth.

David Kramer studied implantology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and has over fifteen years experience in placing and restoring dental implants. Almost all the treatment is carried out in-house using standard local anaesthetics and is far less daunting than people think.

At The Causeway Dental Practice we will offer the following range of implant based dental treatment:

  • Replacement of individual teeth using a bone anchored implant supported crown. This form of treatment produces a wonderfully natural result and eliminates the need to use other teeth to support a bridge.

  • Replacement of one or more missing teeth using bone anchored implant supported bridges. This treatment avoids the need for preparation of teeth to support extensive conventional bridges and eliminates the need for partial removable dentures.

  • Implant enhancement of dentures. Loose full or partial dentures can be secured using a press stud attachment to a single or group of implants. This allows the wearer to regain the security and confidence they had before they lost their natural teeth.

  • We will soon be installing the latest 3D imaging equipment to help properly plan the provision of implant treatment and minimise any risks involved. The same 3D imaging technique will also help with the diagnosis of difficult root canal and gum disease problems.