Often patients are self-conscious about their appearance and do not want silver amalgam fillings that show when they laugh or grin. On the other hand, white fillings are visually attractive and do not have mercury in them.
Inlays and Onlays are substitutes to fillings that replace a portion of a tooth that has been lost due to disease, wear, or injury. They are tougher and more durable than fillings, ideal for biting surfaces on rear teeth.
Inlays and onlays are used to fix a missing portion of a tooth. It may be composed of tooth-coloured porcelain, gold, or composite material.
The tooth is prepped similarly to a filling. After the tooth has been prepared, an imprint or a scan is obtained. This is then handed to a dental technician, who creates a custom inlay/onlay to the precise size and shape needed.
While the inlay/onlay is being created, a temporary filling is set on the tooth. When the inlay/onlay are complete, our dentist will replace the temporary filling, glue the inlay/onlay into place, and make necessary modifications to achieve a comfortable bite.
Around 4,400 new instances of mouth cancer are detected in the United Kingdom every year. Unfortunately, this statistic is continuing to rise.
While evidence has shown that oral cancers are more frequent in those over the age of 40, especially males, they are becoming more prevalent among younger age groups. Mouth cancer may afflict anyone, whether they have their teeth or otherwise. Smoking and excessive drinking raise the hazards.
Lips, tongue, throat, and cheeks can all be affected by mouth cancer. Moreover, cancer can manifest as a painless mouth ulcer that fails to heal naturally. Also, know that a white or red area in the mouth may evolve into cancer sometimes. If these regions do not heal within three weeks, you should see your dentist. As a practice during routine examinations, our dentists also look for unusual findings.
Early detection is critical.
During examinations, our dentists closely examine the mouth for any abnormal lesions. As a result, they may detect mouth cancer during a comprehensive oral checkup at early-stage phases. If oral cancer is caught early, there is a significant possibility of a cure.
Moreover, our dentists evaluate a patient’s head and neck for anomalies or swelling and thoroughly examine the mouth’s interior, including the lips and tongue.
Suppose our dentist believes that more testing is required; they may refer the patient to a specialist who will examine as soon as possible to provide a second diagnosis and therapeutic intervention. However, do remember that not all suspicious regions are malignant.