It frequently occurs that teeth and fillings can chip, fracture, split and wear down over time with minimal or no pain. This can happen to some extent at any age but frequently becomes more marked once people are in their forties and beyond.
There are a number of reasons that cause teeth to breakdown, these include;
- Previously placed extensive large fillings
- Teeth lost in the past without good functional replacement
- Less regular and efficient flossing and brushing
- Clenching or grinding of teeth
- General health and medication
Such breakdown often results in teeth appearing aged beyond their years and not appearing to look quite like we thought they did. With this in mind, it is not an unusual for our new patients at Lara Smile Group to be in a position that requires much analysis, consideration and discussion as to the possible paths for their future oral rehabilitation.
Our approach at Lara Smile Group, as for all our new patients, is to begin with a comprehensive examination that includes in depth discussion to understand the past and present medical history of our patients. Once we have a greater understanding of these factors we are able to discuss all of the possible treatment options as they relate to your desired outcomes including time involved, and cost.
In these discussions, consideration may be given too many aspects of dentistry that we provide at Lara Smile Group, which may include:
- Amalgam and Composite Fillings
- Porcelain and Gold Restorations
- Gum Problems
- Whitening of teeth
- Replacement of missing teeth with removable partial dentures, fixed bridges, or implants
We can then provide detailed costings and coordinate appointments that may be required. No matter what path is chosen by our patients from the discussions, we are able to achieve the most pleasing of outcomes all done under the one roof of Lara Smile Group.
With all procedures there is always an emphasis on comfort, desired outcome, and longevity. At Lara Smile Group Dr Charlie has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of this more complex oral rehabilitation, having been in practice for over 20 years in Lara.
If you would like to know more, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.