Archives for December 2012

A Tooth For Xmas

This patient presented a week before Xmas with a loose crown on a front tooth and a lump on the gum above it. After careful examination, I decided there was a crack running the length of the root. Problem is the patient was off on an overseas cruise next week and didn’t want to wear a removable denture. Solution was a new implant treatment, with the surgeon taking out the [Continue Reading…]

Creating an awesome smile in one appointment!

Discoloured and worn down central incisors were affecting this young lady’s confidence   With minimal drilling, cerec porcelain veneers were made and fitted in one appointment. A lovely smile, and a happy lady!   One of the many advantages of this method is that the patient is involved with designing the shape, colour and size of the teeth at all stages; there are no unpleasant surprises as can occur when [Continue Reading…]

Dental Abscess

Dental abscesses can cause excruciating pain, which is often described as being “worse than the pain of childbirth”. When the dental “nerve” dies, pus builds up pressure inside the jaw bone (green in the pic) and can’t escape, causing explosive pain. This patient had a couple of miserable sleepless nights. When he called me I told him to come in straight away. In 5 minutes I drilled a hole in [Continue Reading…]