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Dental injury

Trusted information about dental injury, advice for first teeth, advice for adult teeth and dental injury prevention can be found on this page.

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Dental implant

A dental implant is a dental procedure to replace a missing tooth. Your dentist will discuss whether a dental implant is suitable for you.

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Tooth decay

Tooth decay occurs when a cavity forms in your tooth. It can affect people of all ages. However, tooth decay can be prevented as well as treated.

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Dental appliances

Trusted information about dental appliances and tips for looking after yourself can be found on this page.

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Dental appliance problems

Trusted information about dental appliance problems, braces and retainers, cracked tooth, dental crowns, caps or bridges, fillings and dentures can be found on this page.

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Dental fillings

Find out why dental fillings are used, and about the materials involved, such as amalgam, composite resin, gold and porcelain fillings.

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Dental care

To avoid future dental problems you want to take good care of your teeth and gums now. Find out how to keep your mouth healthy and prevent cavities.

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Dental crown procedure

A dental crown is a covering for an existing tooth. It can improve the way a decayed or broken tooth looks and make it stronger and longer lasting.

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Dental bridge procedure

A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with false teeth. The bridge is attached to the real teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing teeth.

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Dental braces and retainers

Dental braces and retainers are designed to improve appearance or correct your bite or jaw function. Learn about the benefits, risks and how much they cost.

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Dental fissure sealants

Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer applied on the chewing teeth (molars) to reduce tooth decay. Applying sealants is quick and painless. Learn more.

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