Monthly Archives: March 2017

Tooth human implant. Dental concept. Human teeth or dentures. 3d

The process behind getting dental implants

March 29, 2017 / Posted By admin

Dental implants are the next best thing to a missing tooth, designed to fuse with your jawbone. Below are some details about the process behind getting dental implants.   Initial consultation – You will need to attend a consultation where the procedure will be explained to you in detail and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. Your dentist will need to assess your overall health and your suitability for dental implants. In some cases, patients’ jaws are not strong enough to support an implant and a procedure called bone grafting can be performed to build up bone in your jaw. Following this, the first stage of surgery can happen where your dentist will make an incision to expose ... Read more »

Man Placing A Red Bite Plate In His Mouth

The importance of mouthguards for kids 

March 6, 2017 / Posted By admin

Does your child compete in contact sports at school or at club level? If so, a custom made mouthguard is an essential piece of kit that will protect their teeth from extreme impact and irrevocable damage. What type of sports are orthodontic mouthguards for?  · Cricket. · Hockey. · Rugby. · Boxing. · Martial arts. · Squash. · Waterpolo (our own Dr Muraghan wears one for this)! Why custom made moutguards over shop-bought version?  Shop-bought mouthguards are a ‘one-size-fits-all’ shape that cannot protect your teeth in the same way as one that has been specifically created for your child’s tooth structure. Shop-bought mouthguards are very susceptible to changing shape, a potential danger as this will render them even more ill-suited to your child’s tooth shape. If your child is anxious about ... Read more »

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