General Dentistry

As routine practice, we aim to educate and encourage our patients in the use of the latest preventative techniques in the knowledge that this will keep their teeth, and those of their family free from tooth decay and gum issues.

We offer many different treatments on the NHS, Private and pay monthly plans. Covering from routine examinations to more advanced restorative dentistry. We look after the mouth as whole, not just teeth.

Click on a dental service below to find out more.

Routine Examination
X-rays
Fillings
Endodontics
Crowns, Bridges and Dentures
Veneers
Hygienist
Routine Examination

During this appointment your dentist will check the health of your teeth, gums and soft tissues, conduct an Oral Cancer screening, and discuss your oral health regime and show you ways to improve this.

X-rays

We routinely take x-rays to see in the places the naked eye cannot. They can be used as an aid to diagnose tooth decay and possible infections, show any bone loss, and un-erupted teeth.

Fillings

The types of filling we offer are;

Glass Ionomer

Glass Ionomer releases fluoride which helps prevent any further tooth decay. It can be used as a temporary or permanent filling material, more commonly used on children.

Amalgam

Amalgam fillings are often referred to as ‘silver fillings’ because of their appearance. Amalgam is one of the strongest forms of filling material used in dentistry. It islong lasting and hard wearing.

This kind of filling is often used on back teeth. Once the area is prepared and decay free, your dentist will fill and shape the cavity to hold the filling in place.

Composite

Composite fillings are often referred to as ‘white fillings’ because of their appearance. They look more natural as they are matched to the shade of your tooth. Once the tooth is prepared the filling is placed into the cavity and a light is used to set it. This type of filling material sets straight away and bonds to your tooth.

Endodontics

Endodontics more commonly known as ‘Root Canal Treatment’ is an option for you if you would like to save your tooth.This procedure feels no different to having an ordinary filling done but it is more time consuming and may involve 2 or more visits to the dental surgery. The aim of this procedure is to remove all the infection from the root canal and prevent any further infection occurring.

Crowns, Bridges and Dentures

Crowns

Crowns are an ideal way of rebuilding a tooth that have been broken or weakened by the presence of a large filling or decay and can be made from a number of different materials such as porcelain, metal and ceramic. Crowns fit over a specifically prepared tooth to provide the contour, appearance, alignment and strength required.

Bridges

If you have missing teeth, they can be replaced with a dental bridge with up to 3-4 teeth. They can be made out of metal and porcelain or all porcelain. They can help cosmetically and more importantly functionally, allowing you to eat what you want.

Missing teeth should be replaced for many reasons, such as cosmetic, functional and to prevent teeth from moving or over erupting, which will affect your bite and health in your jaw joints. Over erupted teeth can look unsightly and more importantly can affect your bite, or increase the risk of getting tooth decay and gum disease in the area.

Dentures

Dentures can help replace a few teeth or all of your teeth. They have many benefits such as helping you eat better, look better and feel more self-confident. They can also help support / lift you face. As you lose your teeth you will also lose bone, which causes your cheeks to appear sunken. Dentures help support your face.

A complete denture replacement is normally made from acrylic. A partial denture replaces a few missing teeth and can be made from acrylic or a chrome metal. We also make Valplast dentures which are made from special fibres that contract around your teeth making more of a firm fit.

Veneers

The principle of veneers is similar to that of placing a false fingernail. They are custom made restorations that are micromechanically bonded to a tooth surface. The tooth surface is usually lightly prepared to allow our specifically selected laboratory to construct a veneer to the individual needs of that tooth and the patient.

The Veneer may be prescribed to incorporate specific colourations, dimensions and opacities to provide a well aligned, proportioned, natural, aesthetic smile free from the stains, crookedness and gaps that a smile may have once had.

Hygienist

Dental hygienists carry out a professional clean more commonly known as a scale and polish.

Regular visits to one of our hygienists will ensure that the build up of plaque and/or deposits of calculus (tartar) is removed, along with the removal of surface stains, leaving you with an all-round healthier mouth.It will also aid the prevention of gum (periodontal) disease, bleeding gums and tooth decay.

Seeing a hygienist regularly combined with your own home care regime will improve your oral health and the overall appearance of your teeth.

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