Teenage Dental Treatment

In 2001, the Ministry of Health introduced a new contract for dentists providing dental care for teenagers up to the age of 18 years. Dentists could choose to work under the new contract (the Adolescent Oral Health Service Agreement), or remain working under the old regime.

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Veneers (also known as laminates) are thin, custom made 'shells' permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They are usually made of porcelain and can transform teeth that are broken, chipped, stained or have large gaps between them, and some crooked teeth as well.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth usually appear at the back of your mouth during your late teens or early twenties. Often there is no room for them to come through the gum and the teeth fail to emerge properly.

A wisdom tooth can emerge partly through the gum, or remain trapped below the gum. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth.

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