About this treatment

Our team can help repair your teeth with a variety of solutions, from dental fillings to root canal treatment, our Manchester based clinicians provide only highest quality of care for our patients. Before any treatment plan, we will provide an initial consultation to take time to understand your needs and tailor treatment to suit you.

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    During your routine check-up with our City Centre Dental & Implant Clinic dentist, we will use a small mirror to assess the surface of your teeth, looking for signs of decay or little cracks and fissures. They will let you know as soon as they see anything that might require treatment, and a small filling is a lasting preventative solution that far outweighs a root canal treatment, which can be the result of extensive decay. By closing up the gap, your dentist is preventing bacteria from getting in and preserving your tooth in the least invasive way.

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    Fillings may be made from a number of different materials depending on the type of fitting your tooth requires. Indirect fillings will be crafted to fit your tooth in a dental laboratory before fitting, and because of their tailormade nature, they require a couple of visits to our Manchester practice. Direct fillings, on the other hand, can be applied in one sitting. White or tooth-coloured options prove to be the most popular of as they are the quickest and most natural-looking – with these, no one will be able to tell that they’re there.

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    Should you require a filling; your dentist will discuss all of the available options and advise on the most suitable choice for your teeth. The process is straightforward, and often only requires one or two appointments at our local Manchester practice. Once your dentist has assessed the area that requires treatment, they will clear out any decay before filling the clean cavity with a material of your choice.

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    Dental inlays and onlays bridge the gap between a small filling and a crown, and will stop decay before it develops into something more serious. City Centre Dental & Implant Clinic Porcelain inlays and onlays can be used to restore teeth that require large fillings. They provide excellent cosmetic results, along with increased strength and durability. The inlay and onlay are bonded onto the tooth in order to prevent further deterioration requiring root canal treatment.

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    You may require an inlay or onlay if a cavity is too large to be treated with a filling. Inlays are very similar to fillings as they sit inside your tooth to close up a gap, while an onlay is fitted to the outside of your tooth and is usually used to build up any area where there is damage, or to mend a fracture. It is often the back teeth that require this kind of attention, as the surfaces of the ‘chewing’ teeth are particularly vulnerable to developing cavities. Your dentist will advise which solution is best for you during your appointment.

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    Treatments will take two appointments as the carefully moulded part to replace your tooth needs to be crafted in a dental laboratory. On your first visit, your Manchester dentist will take a mould of the tooth, which will be used to create the inlay or onlay. Your finished inlay or onlay will then be carefully fitted during your second appointment. Early detection of decay is the best way to treat it. Contact City Centre Dental & Implant Clinic in Manchester on 0161 834 1643 today to make an appointment.

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    Root canal treatment (or endodontics) is required when there is an infection deep within your tooth. The blood or nerve supply may be infected either due to an injury or a severe cavity. You may not experience any pain or discomfort during the early stages of an infection, however if your tooth changes colour and darkens, that is a sign that your tooth nerve is in danger of dying. If left untreated, this kind of infection can not only be very painful, but can lead to an abscess or even tooth loss.

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    The five signs of infection deep in your tooth include; serious toothache when eating, or when you put pressure on the tooth, as well as excessively sensitive teeth, a darkening of your tooth, tender or swollen gums or even a small bump on your gum close to a painful tooth. Root canal treatment removes all of the infection from the tooth, before sealing the tooth to protect the damaged nerve and restore you back to good oral health. Endodontic treatment is always carried out by a specialist clinician at our practice in Manchester and an anaesthetic is used to keep you comfortable through the process.

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    At your first appointment with our Manchester practice, we will take an x ray to assess the status of the infection. Then a local anaesthesia is administered to the area and a piece of rubber material called a ‘rubber dam’ is placed around the tooth the keep it dry and accessible throughout the procedure. Once you are fully anaesthetised, your dentist will use specially designed tools to remove the infected tissue. Once it is clear, a rubber compound is used to fill the tooth where the root canal tissue previously was. This is usually finished with a temporary filling. This is the completed stage of your first visit to City Centre Dental & Implant Clinic. Following this, we create a custom-made crown to fit your tooth and this is fitted at your second visit.