Prostheses are artificial body parts, designed to restore function or appearance. Some basic prostheses are available through the public health system.
Orthodontic and dental appliances are designed to improve the positioning of teeth, correct bite and repair decaying and cracked teeth.
Dental bridge procedure
A dental bridge permanently replaces missing teeth with false teeth. The bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental appliance problems
Problems with orthodontic and dental appliances will arise from time to time. In most cases a dentist will advise on the best treatment plan for you.
Veneers are thin coverings that can make your teeth look more white and regular. Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin (plastic and glass).
Dental implant procedure
A dental implant is a procedure to replace a missing tooth. Your dentist will discuss whether a dental implant is suitable for you. Know what to ask.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.
Orthodontic treatments are dental procedures that help to straighten teeth and correct problems with your bite. Learn what to expect here.
Dental crown procedure
A dental crown is a covering for an existing tooth. It can improve the way a decayed or broken tooth looks. Learn more about a crown's benefits here.
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