FAQs

Comprehensive Dental checkup is a thorough assessment of Jaw Joints, Nodes in the neck, teeth, gums, the inside of the mouth, back of the mouth and a quick check of the tonsils. 

Prior to the checkup, the current medical history is checked and information regarding medications being used is also assessed for its effect on the dentition and oral health. Xrays are taken to check for dental cavities between the teeth, bone support of the tooth and infections of the root of the tooth. Photographs are taken to document the details 

Teeth are examined for dental caries, erosion and wear as well as for evidence of general medical conditions, in the same manner gums, the soft tissues of the mouth and back of the mouth are examined for evidence of any conditions as well as for any evidence of oral cancer

Bleeding is a sign that something is wrong. There are numerous causes for this to happen. One of the most common cause is poor oral hygiene, which causes harmful bacteria to proliferate and cause infections

The straight answer is there is no definite cure for periodontal disease, but it can be controlled as long as you keep up the home care by removing the plaque build-up around the teeth every day and have an active maintenance schedule with your dentist to clean areas that you are not able to. Elimination of risk factors such as smoking will certainly help. Any further loss of bone will be very slow and it may stop altogether.


A serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone around the roots of the tooth.It is common but fairly preventable. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. Untreated Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.

Medically - periodontitis is a risk factor for heart and lung diseases.

Symptoms include swollen, red and tender gums.

 

Treatment is simple and involves professionally cleaning the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone. Advanced cases may require surgery.

It is caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Plaque is white sticky substance that forms on your teeth soon after you have brushed. Over time the plaques is colonised by bacteria and its toxins that induce the bodies defense system to kick in to protect the body in the process the inflammation damages some of the bodies tissues which if left unchecked progresses to damaging the supporting tissues and anchoring tissues of the tooth and bone.

A crown is a custom fitted cap that is bonded to the tooth. It covers most of the tooth and can be made from porcelain, gold or other advanced materials. Traditionally, Crowns can be manufactured at the dental surgery using CAD CAM machines or it is manufactured off-site in a specialist laboratory from the impressions taken in-chair. Two visits are required. You will be fitted with a temporary crown in between the two visits.

At A2ZDental we offer both options. With our in-house CEREC technology, we can make most crowns while you wait.


A dental bridge is manufactured set of artificial teeth that mimic natural teeth to replace missing teeth, like a normal bridge that has pillars for support, the teeth on either side of the missing teeth is prepared for crown which enables the bridge to be seated down and bonded in place.

Simple bridges can be made at A2ZDental using CAD CAM technology in house and delivered the same day, longer and more complex bridges are sent off to a specialist lab and manufactured, which require a minimum of two visits to complete and a temporary is placed over the prepared teeth in the mean time