Dunboyne Dental Laboratory and Surgery is pleased to offer a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services like:

Regular dental check-ups are important for maintaining good oral hygiene and health.
By going for regular check-ups, your dentist will be able to help you detect any dental problems ahead of time.
We recommend you get a check-up every six months.

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Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar build-up occurs on the teeth.

Gum disease results in receding gums, and loss of the supporting bone which, if left untreated, can result in weakened or even lost teeth. In most cases, gum disease is preventable by looking after your teeth by brushing, flossing and regularly visiting your dentist and dental hygienist

Hygenist services to professionally clean your teeth and advise on gum health. It is our practice philosophy to promote dental health at all times. Therefore we recommend regular dental check-ups and hygienist appointments.

If a cavity is found during a check-up, your Dunboyne Dental Laboratory and Surgery dentist can provide a dental filling before it develops into a more serious problem.

Fillings can be amalgam (silver-coloured) or composite (tooth-coloured). Composite fillings give a variety of finishes, and can be made to be virtually identical to a natural tooth.

Your dentist will prepare the tooth for the filling by numbing the area. Any decay, old fillings or weak areas of the tooth will be removed and the hole shaped so that the tooth holds the filling in place. The area will then be washed and dried.
The filling is then placed into the tooth and moulded into shape

Root fillings, or root canal treatments, are needed when a large cavity in a tooth reaches the nerve chamber, or in some cases when a tooth breaks involving the nerve. The result is that the damaged nerve becomes infected and dies. The dead nerve needs to be removed and the root space filled.

A root filling will often allow you to keep a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted and replaced with a bridge, denture or implant. Root canal treatment falls within an area of dentistry known as endodontics.

A tooth extraction involves the complete removal of a tooth from your mouth. There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend tooth extraction, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Broken or irreparable tooth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

In situations where a tooth is beyond saving, tooth extraction may be recommended.

Aftercare:

Follow these instructions to minimize discomfort and aid the healing process after a tooth extraction:

    • Avoid any strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after the treatment
    • Take painkillers as prescribed
    • Avoid touching the extraction site with your tongue
    • After the treatment, apply an icepack to the face for ten-minute intervals to keep any swelling down
    • Avoid spitting or rinsing your mouth for 24 hours after treatment to avoid dislodging the blood clot that will have formed over the extraction site
    • If you smoke try to avoid doing so until healing is complete
    • After the first 24 hours, gently rinse your mouth with a solution of half a teaspoon of salt mixed with a glassful of lukewarm water
    • Avoid eating hard foods while healing is taking place
    • Avoid drinking through a straw
    • Continue to brush and floss your teeth as normal, but avoid the extraction site. A clean mouth aids healing
    • If persistent bleeding occurs after the first 24 hours post treatment, contact your dentist.

If you think you need a tooth extraction or would like to know more, contact Dunboyne Dental Laboratory and Surgery today.

Make an appointment today, and experience the highest quality dental treatment!

Call us: 01-8015695

Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth and are either full dentures, which replace all of your original teeth, or partial, which are used as an alternative to a bridge to fill gaps in your teeth.

A full denture is a removable acrylic base, or plate, which sits over the gums. On top of this sits a set of crafted acrylic teeth, which will be made to look as natural as possible.

A partial denture is attached to the teeth either side of the gap.

A veneer is a thin moulding custom-made from porcelain, which is bonded to the front surface of a tooth.

Veneers are a quick and effective solution to stained, chipped, misshaped or crooked teeth. They can also be used to cover gaps in teeth where orthodontic treatment may not be suitable

Dental crowns are used to repair and protect damaged or weak teeth. A crown will often be recommended where there is too much damage that can be repaired by a simple filling or inlay.

The weak or damaged part of the tooth is carefully removed and covered with the crown, which is bonded to the remaining tooth. The result is strong and hard-wearing.
Crown and bridges

Dental bridges are a permanent, fixed replacement for one or more missing teeth.

The teeth on either side of the gap may be prepared by your dentist and the replacement teeth are bonded to these teeth, in other words, ‘bridging the gap.’

Teeth whitening is a simple procedure used to lighten the colour of your teeth to a desired shade. Home whitening involves the use of a gum shield into which a whitening agent is applied and worn overnight.

The other method, which is carried out in some of our surgeries and offers more immediate results, involves the application of a gel and light treatment.

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Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last to come through, right at the back of your mouth.

They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. There’s often not enough space in people’s mouths for their wisdom teeth to come through properly. In such cases, extraction may be required.