What types of treatments do we offer?
Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent dental conditions that can affect patients from any age, however the risk of developing cavities does increase with age. The main cause of tooth decay is the overgrowth of certain microbial species in our mouth, which produce acids while feeding on the sugar remains found in our mouth after a meal. The more sugar there is, the more favourable this niche becomes for the bacteria, which results in their multiplication and therefore increased acid production. This can dissolve the calcium phosphate content of our teeth, resulting in cavities. It is important to try and prevent the formation of cavities by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, using dental floss and antibacterial mouthwash.
However if you notice a dark spot on your teeth that may or may not be accompanied by pain and sensitivity, contact your dentist as soon as possible to get a filling and prevent further decay. If you are looking for a dentist in Richmond to provide you with white fillings, contact us, Sheen Dental for an appointment.
Dental veneers were invented in the early 20th century by a Californian dentist, who desired to improve the appearance of actors’ smiles before film shoots and acting performances. At this time his acrylic veneers only stayed up for a few hours at best, therefore they were not yet suitable to be used as a dental treatment on the general public. Later developments however resulted in significantly improved bond strengths thanks to the invention of etching. Today’s veneers typically last over 10 years, but they can last for a longer time as well. Veneers are useful for the treatment of a variety of conditions, be that cosmetic or more severe. One of the most common uses of veneers is the treatment of eroded teeth. Veneers can help eroded teeth regain their function and aesthetic appearance alike. There are numerous different materials veneers are made out of, the most popular ones are porcelain and composite veneers. If you would like a dentist in Richmond to provide you with porcelain veneers, contact us, Sheen Dental and book an appointment.
During our lifetime our teeth are constantly exposed to a number of environmental and intrinsic factors that can lead to their discolouration. Tooth stains can be divided into two main categories: extrinsic stains and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains refer to stains that were acquired from an external source, such as food, beverages, smoking or certain drugs. Intrinsic stains on the other hand are acquired from internal sources, for example the body’s natural aging, which results in the enamel becoming more thin over time, thus exposing the dentin’s natural yellowish colour. Teeth whitening can help remove both types of stains and help you regain your smiles’ youthful whiteness. Different teeth whitening treatments exist: some only involve a visit to the clinic, while others are mostly based at home, involving whitening with custom made bleaching trays. If you would like a dentist in Richmond to provide you with teeth whitening treatments, contact us, Sheen Dental for an appointment.