General Dentistry

Dentures

Dentures are a set of false teeth that can be used to replace as little as one tooth (partial denture) to all the teeth (full dentures).

There are a number of options available.

  • Acrylic Dentures
  • Valplast Dentures
  • Cobalt Chrome Dentures

Extractions

Sometimes, in dentistry, removal of a tooth is necessary. This page will give you information about why we may need to remove a tooth and what you can expect during your treatment.

We understand that most people are very nervous about having a tooth removed. For this reason, we put great importance on ensuring that your tooth is completely numb before beginning. This should make the extraction a comfortable procedure for you.

Many people worry that their tooth may break during removal. Although this can happen on occasion, there is nothing to be concerned about. We are fully trained and equipped to deal with this eventuality and will be able to ensure that the procedure is completed in as comfortable and calm a manner as possible.

Are very nervous about attending the dentist, or in particular, about having a tooth removed? At Baltinglass Dental, we can offer you I.V. sedation which should help to reduce the stress and anxiety around the procedure. Contact us to see if IV sedation may be suitable for you.

Root Canal Treatment

Are you worried that root canal treatment will be painful?
Have you heard “horror” stories about root canal treatment?

Rest assured, our aim is to always ensure your root canal treatment is comfortable. We put a huge emphasis on making your tooth completely numb before we begin. We can use the WAND to help with the numbing of the tooth as it is very effective at numbing up sore, tender teeth.

If it does happen that you feel any discomfort during the root canal treatment, we will stop and dress your tooth with a sedative dressing.

If you are still worried about having root canal treatment carried out, we can offer you I.V. Sedation to help you feel relaxed and calm.

White & Silver Fillings

There are two kind of fillings

  • White Fillings
  • Silver Fillings

White Fillings

White filling materials have improved hugely over the last 10 years. This means that white fillings are now a strong, aesthetic, mercury-free alternative to silver fillings. White fillings are chemically and mechanically bonded to teeth, making leakage, a problem that can occur with silver fillings, less of an issue. As white fillings need to be applied in layers, they are more time-consuming than silver fillings. This, in combination with a higher material cost, means they are a more expensive option than silver fillings.

Silver Fillings

Silver fillings are a tried and tested method for filling teeth. They are very strong, but can be unsightly, can cause what is known as “amalgam” staining of the teeth, and can suffer from leakage underneath the fillings.

Many people are concerned about the mercury content of silver fillings. As silver fillings are quicker to place, they are a less expensive option than white fillings. Alternatives to fillings are inlays / onlays and crowns.