• I am extremely nervous of dental treatment, will I cope?

    If you can make it to Doctor Monther Numan Dental Clinic and sit in the dental chair, we will relax you to such an extent, that the dental procedure is almost pleasurable. Many patients do not remember the treatment they have had done.

  • What is Gum Disease?

    Is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone which support your teeth. If not treated, this ongoing infection can destroy the bone around your teeth resulting in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to Periodontal Infection. This can be due to:

    1. Poor Oral Hygiene.
    2. Dental Plaque.
    3. Smoking.
    4. Genetic Factors.
    5. Stress or Tension.
    6. Diet.
    7. Age.
    8. Illness
  • How do I know that I have Gum Disease?

    Usually Gum Infection is painless until it reaches more advanced stages. However there are some symptoms which can indicate the presence of Gum Infection. These include:

    1. Red or swollen gums
    2. Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush) or at other times
    3. Aching, itchy gums
    4. Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
    5. Bad breath
    6. Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
    7. Loose, separating or protruding teeth
    8. Spaces between teeth

    Note: Your gums can look quite normal and yet deep pockets and Gum infection can be present. To be certain ask Doctor Monther Numan Dental Clinic.

  • What is a crown?

    Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’.

  • What are crowns made of?

    Crowns are made of a variety of materials and new materials are being introduced all the time. Here are some of the options available in Doctor Monther Numan Dental Clinic at present:

    • Porcelain: constructed from very strong porcelain materials. This makes them cosmetically acceptable.
    • Porcelain bonded to precious metal: this is what most crowns are made from. A precious metal base is made and layers of porcelain are then applied over it.
    • Precious metal (gold and palladium): these crowns are very strong and hard-wearing, but are usually used at the back of the mouth, where they are not visible.
  • How is a tooth prepared for a crown?

    Doctor Monther Numan Dental Clinic will prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. This will mean removing most of the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner ‘core’. The amount of the tooth removed will be compensated with the same thickness of the crown to be fitted. Once the tooth is shaped, the dentist will take an impression of the prepared tooth.

  • Will the crown be noticeable?

    No. The crown will be made to match your other teeth exactly. The shade of the neighboring teeth will be recorded, by Doctor Monther Numan Dental Clinic and the patient to make sure that the color looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth.

    A temporary crown, usually made, will be fitted at the end of the first appointment to last until the permanent one is ready.

  • How long will a crown last?

    The crown itself cannot decay, but decay can start where the edge of the crown joins the tooth. It is very important to keep this area as clean as your other teeth.

  • How are missing teeth replaced?

    This depends on the number of teeth missing and on where they are in the mouth. The condition of the other teeth also affects the decision. There are three main ways to replace the missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture-. The second is with a fixed bridge and the third by implant or combination of all.

  • What causes bad breath?

    Most people have bad breath problems at some time or another, and in 9 out of 10 cases the cause originates within the mouth. Bad breath can be a social problem, unpleasant for others and embarrassing for the person who has it.

  • How can my dentist help?

    If you do have bad breath and the cause is confirmed from mouth, you will need to visit the dentist as he is the only person can help you out.

  • What else causes bad breath?

    Bad breath can also be caused by some medical problems. Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a condition that affects the flow of saliva. This causes bacteria to build up in the mouth, leading to bad breath. Dry mouth may be caused by some medicines, salivary gland problems or by continually breathing through the mouth instead of the nose. Also, older people naturally produce less saliva.

    Tobacco also causes its own form of bad breath. The only solution in this case is to stop smoking. As well as making your breath smell, smoking causes staining, loss of taste and irritates the gums. People who smoke are more likely to suffer from gum disease.