Providing Dentistry to Smile About
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. It is possible to improve the look of your smile and achieve a long lasting natural appearance.
Tooth coloured fillings
Unsightly black or silver metal fillings can be replaced by natural tooth coloured fillings bonded to the tooth to improve your smile.
Whitening and Smile makeover
A system that will remove most stains with a gentle action that oxidises the pigments within the teeth, whitening and restoring them to a natural colour. The results using this system are very successful. Whitening improves natural colour. Composite build ups and recontouring restore youthful smile and protect against further wear
Veneers are a thin porcelain facing used to mask discoloured teeth or to close spaces between teeth. Veneers can transform your smile and usually require little preparation of the tooth itself.
Tooth Repair and Replacement
Implants are a permanent answer to tooth loss. They look and feel completely natural and are a long lasting option to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants can also be used to give excellent stability to loose dentures.
Crowns are a porcelain cover for a heavily filled or unsightly tooth. They are carefully crafted by skilled technicians to look natural and blend in with the surrounding teeth. Crowns that are made just from ceramics contain no metal and alleviate the black margins sometimes seen on older crowns.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and look, feel and function like normal teeth. They are securely attached to teeth either side of the space where teeth are missing.
We offer a full range of denture options with a choice of acrylic, cobalt/chromium, the flexible Valplast or the premium BPS denture system. To maximize the stability and retention of dentures they can be made in conjunction with implants.
Orthodontics is the straightening of teeth with the use of braces, which may be fixed fixed (tooth coloured or metal), removable or clear aligners. Orthodontics is not just for children as many adult patients are now having crooked teeth treated by orthodontics. We can provide treatment with aesthetic tooth coloured brackets or aligning braces which are made of very thin, clear plastic and are almost invisible. Most cases are treated at the practice in conjunction with local specialists at the local hospitals.
One Visit Alignments
Gaps closed with white filling material, no drilling or needles and only one visit needed.
Prevention and Hygiene Therapy
Our Dental Therapist/Hygienists have a number of roles including:
- Treating gum disease (also known as periodontal disease or gingivitis) – this is caused by bacteria in a sticky film called plaque. If left untreated the disease process will continue with swollen, bleeding gums and can ultimately lead to tooth loss. Research has shown a positive link between periodontal disease and reduced health of the heart.
- Removal of hard deposits of calculus (tartar) and stain from teeth by scaling and polishing.
- Advising on good oral hygiene techniques to help prevent dental disease.
- Providing fillings, fissure sealants and fluoride treatments for children.