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Is Grinding Your Teeth Wearing You Down? Replacing Teeth

Posted on: August 29th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Do you wake up with a headache? Do you clench your jaw?  It is surprising the number of people who do but remain unaware they are grinding their teeth and causing serious damage. Some people don’t even know they have worn down individual teeth until they visit their dentist and the severity of the problem is pointed out, or the tooth loss has become self-evident when they look in the mirror and see the damage they have done.  Don’t wear down your teeth or let your teeth wear you down. If you suffer from bruxism, visit the Same Day Teeth Suite.

Teeth grinding, technically known as bruxism, can remain unnoticed if you are clenching your teeth and grinding while you are asleep.  You might be aware you are not getting a good night’s right but remain unaware you are damaging your teeth as the gradually get worn down.

It is surprising the number of people who grind their teeth while they sleep.  Some people grind their teeth because they are anxious or depressed but the condition is further exacerbated through ageing, illness and stress.  Unless teeth grinding is prevented in the early stages, it can lead to pain and distress as the enamel on your teeth is slowly worn away and you stand a chance of losing your teeth.  If bruxism is diagnosed before you have done any serious damage, wearing a protective mouthguard at night can alleviate the problem. The mouthguard must be made to fit you personally by your dentist and not bought off the shelf.  Cognitive behaviour therapy, or yoga and deep breathing exercises to help you relax and reduce stress can be an alternative permanent solution to bruxism and an alternative to wearing a mouthguard but these methods are not a quick fix.  A lot depends on your commitment to solving the problem.

For some unfortunate patients, the problem of tooth grinding has gone on too long or has remained undiagnosed. So much damage has been done over time; they have suffered tooth loss.   It is imperative the lost teeth are replaced if you are not to suffer further serious dental problems.   If your situation has become extreme, the Same Day Teeth Suite won’t let the problem wear you down, causing more stress and anxiety,  but will fit replacement teeth to solve the problem.

Natural teeth can be replaced with dental implants, crowns, bridges or dentures.  Dental implants are fitted into your jaw bone with a titanium post replacing the root of the damaged tooth and a false tooth, skillfully matched to your existing teeth, fitted on the post.  The SameDay Teeth Suite oversees the design and manufacture of high-quality abutments and crowns from the best dental technicians for each patient. There are alternatives to dental implants including a bridge with a false tooth abutted between existing teeth and dentures, removable false teeth.  Your dentist will help you decide and have your replacement teeth made and fitted without causing further stress.

All’s not lost.  If you think you grind your teeth, or you need replacement teeth, make an appointment with the SameDay Teeth Suite HERE.

New ways to replace your teeth with digital technology

Posted on: July 11th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Whether we have given it any thought or not, technology has impacted on our lives in so many wonderful ways.  We now have an incredible wealth of information, ideas and expertise at our fingertips.  Dentists and Dentistry have not been excluded, changing our attitudes to implants and their new replacing teeth capabilities.  Welcome to the digital world of the Same Day Teeth Suite.

Digital planning strategies to replace missing teeth

Digital planning strategies in implant dentistry have not only generated improved diagnosis but safer and more predictable planning of implant surgery procedures.  Before considering implant surgery, we can now take digital photos of the patient’s mouth.  The photos are then put up on our big plasma screen, not only allowing our dentists to diagnose the problem and see what treatment is needed, but to communicate with the patient the intricacies of what is involved.  This not only gives the dentist the opportunity of communicating complex issues visually but allows the patient to participate, working with their dentist to achieve a final result they know they will be happy with.  Digital planning removes the guesswork and gives you confidence in the implant procedure. The digital photos continue to be used by the team of dentists, the technicians and the hygienist to produce the best results all-round.


Another new concept, we take digital x-rays to provide us with information about the quality of your jaw bones, where the nerves are placed, where your sinuses are and where your teeth are, above and below the bone. We can see from the x-rays not only where there are existing problem areas but where there might be problems in the future.

CT Scan

A CT scan is an invaluable piece of technology for implant surgery and complex procedures. Computed tomography, CT,  is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. We use this technology to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. The scan allows us to place the implant in the software, so we have a precise model at the time of your surgery.  The CT scan allows us to produce an accurate digitally constructed guide, making the surgery predictable and safe.


Another modern addition to dentistry is the use of Computer-aided manufacturing. CAM is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of dental crowns for implants.  We work closely with our team of skilled technicians to produce realistic, natural looking teeth which not only look good but fit and function as well as your natural teeth.  Following on from the impressions we make of your teeth in the surgery, CAM technology takes over.  The technical team at our laboratory scan your impressions into their software.  Each step of the process can be recorded and adjusted from a three-dimensional model on their screen.  The computer, under the eye of an expert technician, instructs the machines and your new teeth are custom-made to fit accurately, in size, shape and colour.  The team can guide the tools to make minuscule adjustments so you can eat and smile comfortably and confidently.  Modern crowns, or replacement teeth, are not a case of one size fits all but engineered from great materials as precisely as a Swiss watch.

Have you lost or need to replace your teeth. Please email us we would love to hear your personal experiences.

6 Essential Reasons To Replace Your Crowns

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

You may have had a dental crown fitted in the past but what you may not know is whatever material they are made from, be it porcelain or gold, they don’t last forever.  The Same Day Teeth Suite explains why your crowns might need replacing and what happens when you need a new crown.

There are a variety of reasons a crown might need to be replaced including:

  1. Damage – Cracked or broken crowns

    Crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic or porcelain fused to metal or gold, known as PFM, for added strength.  However, they can crack or break, especially when trauma is involved. If you have had a fall, bitten on a hard toffee or have been injured in contact sports, you can damage your crown.

  2. Excessive Wear – Formation of a hole or wear to the opposing teeth

    As with most things, over time crowns start to age and deteriorate.  A hole might start to appear in a gold or metal crown, and wear can be seen on opposing teeth, with PFM crowns, especially if you are prone to grinding your teeth.

  3. Complications With Tooth Decay

    The margins, the join between the crown and the tooth underneath, can start to leak, causing decay. All types of crowns are equally at risk. Regular check up’s with your dentist will make sure you spot any indications of decay early on.

  4. Deterioration Of Cosmetic Appearance

    Over time, gums shrink and as they shrink back they leave the margins exposed, often displaying unsightly margins. The porcelain on white crowns can also change texture or pick up stains over time. This is more noticeable with any front porcelain crowns but especially with PFM’s.

  5. Why Replace A Crown

    Whether you have damaged your crown, it is wearing out, you have signs of tooth decay or your crown is beginning to look unsightly, it is a good indication you should have your crown replaced for functional, health and aesthetic reasons.

  6. Crown Replacement Procedure

    Crown replacement procedures can often be straightforward, especially if any problems are spotted early.  If you have broken, chipped or cracked your crown, or when leakage initially begins, don’t delay in making an appointment with your dentist.  As time progresses, the chances of leaking crowns causing further decay to the tooth underneath increases, making crown replacement a more complex procedure.

During the replacement process, the old crown is removed from the tooth, and the natural tooth underneath is exposed.  The natural tooth is made decay free and healthy.  The tooth may require a build-up to get it back to its original contour. Impressions and moulds are then made to allow for a construction of a new crown, which is then cemented or bonded in place in a conventional way.

The skilled technicians at our laboratory will make a replacement crown to match in shape and size to your existing teeth, giving you back your smile. The dentist will advise you on the best materials for your crown; porcelain, ceramic or porcelain fused to metal or gold, depending on the position of the tooth.

If you would like to know more about replacing your crown, contact us by leaving a comment and we will answer any further questions you may have.