Dental Services FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions…

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us!

What is a bridge:
A bridge is an appliance permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth. It uses your remaining teeth to support the new artificial tooth or teeth. A conventional fixed bridge consists of crowns that are fixed to your teeth on either side of the missing teeth and false teeth are rigidly attached to these crowns. An enamel bonded bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework, to which the artificial teeth are attached, then resin bonded to supporting teeth.

What are the latest developments in cosmetic dentistry?
The usage of digital techniques in dentistry are the latest developments. We are proud at Tooth Crusader to use the 3M TrueDef intraoral scanner, advanced intraoral cameras and even 3D printing technology. All of these technical improvements help us to improve your smile and the shape, colour, and hight of your smile.

Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening or teeth bleaching treatments are designed to whiten your teeth without any artificial additions. There are several ways we can whiten your teeth, however the best results are from Philips Zoom! The 1 hour process will whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter, and the best results are after achieved straight after your regular teeth cleaning.

Bonding
Bonding is a process whereby we clean and prepare the surface of your teeth and then bonds tooth coloured resin fillings to them. Bonding can be used to repair chipped teeth, close small gaps between teeth, alter the shape of teeth and sometimes cover discolouration in teeth. Bonded resins are simple to re-polish and replace if they eventually discolour.

Veneers
Veneers are thin (usually about 0.5mm thick) pieces of porcelain, or composite material, which are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of teeth by changing the shape, changing the colour or by masking stains and by replacing small fractured pieces of teeth.