General & Family Dentistry
At HBDS, we believe that prevention is better than cure. By identifying potential problems early on, we can prevent the need for extensive treatment later on. From grandparents to toddlers, we offer an extensive range of dental treatments to take care of the entire family.
White or tooth-coloured fillings are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of a tooth. In addition to rebuilding teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth-coloured fillings are also used to replace old amalgam silver fillings. The process involves the skilful use of dental composite - a mouldable tooth-coloured material with a paste-like consistency made from glass resins and fillers.
We use dental inlays and overlays to repair teeth with moderate to severe decay, or cracked and fractured teeth. They are ideal if there’s too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to allow successful treatment with a white filling. As with all minimally invasive dentistry, inlays and overlays allow us to conserve more of the patient’s original tooth structure.
Dental crowns - also known as caps - are dental restorations used to protect the functionality of natural teeth that are badly damaged, broken or cracked. A crown is also an ideal solution if the tooth structure has become significantly weakened by an extensive filling or extensive decay. Crowns are bonded over the damaged tooth and protect the outer surface.
Dental bridges are restorations designed to 'bridge the gap' between teeth, where one or more teeth are missing. Bridges can restore your smile, enable you to speak, eat and chew properly, maintain the shape of your face and prevent your remaining teeth from drifting and moving into the gap. Held in place by dental cement, this functional and cosmetic treatment is effective and long-lasting.
Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide and cause decay. Children may also develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. For situations like these, dental tooth sealants offer a means of protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces.
The aim of conscious sedation in the dental chair is to make you as comfortable as possible. We can relieve anxiety and reduce pain with the safe and effective administration of drugs. From laughing gas to sedatives, or conscious intravenous sedation administered by an anaesthetist, there is a cost-effective option available for patients that have severe dental anxiety or require very complex treatment.