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Facts about teeth:

 

Human adults have 32 permanent teeth. Teeth are specialised to perform different functions during mastication (chewing). Molars and pre-molars grind food, the incisors cut food and the canines tear at food.

Tooth basic structure

A. Dental Crown: The crown portion of a human tooth projects above the gum (medically known as the Gingiva).

The crown portion of a human tooth comprises three layers of tooth structure as follows:

  • The outer layer known as Enamel. An extremely hard outer covering. Enamel protects the more delicate inner structures of the tooth and provides the hard surface required for functions (Chewing, biting etc.)
  • The underlying layer is known as Dentine and is somehow softer and more vulnerable to decay than enamel.
  • The third layer is a soft tissue that is housed in the hollow portion of the tooth and is known as the pulp chamber.

B. Dental Root: The root of the tooth is embedded in the alveolar portion of the jaw bone and is covered in a layer of Cementum.

C. The Dental Nerve: Enters the tooth via the Root Canal and runs up to the Pulp Chamber along with the blood supply to the tooth. It is the stimulation of this nerve which causes the pain associated with dental caries (cavities).

Relevant Links

  • Tooth Decay
  • Dental Pain
  • Tooth Coloured /White Cosmetic Restorations
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Straight Teeth
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Tooth Replacement
  • Fissure sealants and Fluoride
  • Dental spa /Tooth Mousse
  • Tooth Stain Removal
  • Tooth Bonded Restorations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dental Phobia

Are you fearful and anxious about any aspect of your dental treatment?

...Light Sleep dentistry is the answer!

At City Dental Practice, we offer our anxious patients up to date sedation techniques therefore making their visit less stressful and a positive experience.

Do you hate or dislike any of the following?     

  • dental treatments
  • needles and injections
  • noises of equipments
  • smells and tastes of dental materials and medicaments

Do you have any of the following?

  •  low pain threshold (difficulty getting numb)
  • very sensitive teeth or gums
  • a strong gag reflex (gag easily)
  • complex dental problems requiring lengthy treatment sessions.
Or are you simply
  • busy and wish to have more work done in fewer sessions.

If you answer yes to any of the above questions you may benefit from our sleep dentistry facility.

 

Make an appointment  at City Dental Practice today and find out how our light sleep dentistry can help you.
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