Treatments and Treatment Advice
6 Month Smile
Are you interested in having straight teeth in 6 months? We are now offering 'six month smiles' adult braces at Canmore dental practice. This is an excellent treatment for adults interested in quickly and affordably making cosmetic improvements to their smiles with adult braces. The technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces.
Unlike regular metal braces, the brackets and wires used for six month smiles are clear and so are barely visible in your smile line. If you're keen to have the treatment or just want a bit more information, simply contact the practice to organise a free consultation with our six month smiles dentist, Alan, who'll be glad to help!
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In recent years there have been dramatic changes in the methods used to whiten teeth. The methods we use today are more sophisticated and advanced, than those previously available. The most effective way to whiten your teeth is at home under the supervision of your dentist. You will have trays specially made to fit your teeth and your dentist will provide you with a bleaching kit and full instructions to take home. The dentist will make a note of your tooth shade and your initial visit and then will review your teeth after 2 weeks of bleaching to compare.
Root canal treatment
If a tooth has been damaged by decay or trauma it can sometimes cause the tooth to die off. An option to try to save the tooth in this instance is to have Root Canal Treatment. This is the process of removing the dead nerve from the root and replacing it with a rubber filling material. The tooth will then need to be restored with either a filling or a crown. Your dentist will be able to advise you on which is best for you.
A crown is simply a cap on the top of a tooth, they can be made from a variety of materials. Some crowns can be gold or silver in appearance or they can also be colour matched to the patients teeth. Crowns are used to provide added strength or improve appearance where a filling is no longer suitable.
Dentures, also known as false teeth or plates, are used to replace missing teeth. They can be made of acrylic or chrome cobalt and can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth or even just to replace one missing tooth. Dentures are removable as opposed to bridges which are cemented in place. Dentures should be removed every night for cleaning and left out over night to allow soft tissues in your mouth to breathe and stay healthy.
The removal of teeth. This can be required for many reasons, for example: Extensive decay, loose teeth due to poor gum health, orthodontics or trauma.
White, gold and amalgam fillings
Fillings are very common, they are used to replace parts of teeth usually damaged by decay. The restoration material is the patients choice the main materials used are either amalgam, white filling composite or gold.
A range of treatment for childrens teeth, from treatment of teeth damaged by decay, to removing teeth prior to braces being fitted by their orthodontist. Children and parents are also educated on how to look after their teeth to prevent dental problems arising.
Hygiene treatment is administered by a specially licensed oral professional, who will complete a variety of procedures aimed at improving the overall hygiene of your mouth. Such treatments may include a Scale and Polish and tailored oral hygiene instruction.
A bridge is the procedure used to join a false tooth or teeth to your existing teeth. The bridge itself can be made from a variety of materials and each bridge completed may require a slightly different process.
A veneer is a thin layer of white material placed over the tooth and bonded together using dental cement resin. The procedure is usually done mostly for aesthetic reasons however it does have the added benefit that it can strengthen the tooth as well.
If you are interested in our treatments you can view our price list or if you would like more information please pop in to our surgery or call 01383 624 343.
8 Abbey Park Place
Dunfermline, KY12 7NU
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm
(Some Saturday appointments available,
please ask at reception for details)
Tel 01383 624 343
New practice opening April 2016
126 Main Street
Lochgelly, KY5 9AA
Tel 01592 783 678