It is your choice whether you wish to undertake any of these procedures

Child’s First Teeth

Your child’s first teeth will begin to erupt at about six months of age. The lower deciduous (baby) incisors (front teeth) erupt first followed by the upper deciduous incisors. These are followed a few months later by the lower, then upper deciduous first molars (back chewing teeth), the deciduous canines (pointed teeth at side of

Crown & Inlays

A crown completely covers a weak tooth above the gum line and protects it. Crowns are made of metal or porcelain, or porcelain with metal inside for strength. – Only metal crowns are considered clinically necessary on molars by the NHS. An inlay covers a tooth that may have a lot of tooth substance missing because

Dental Amalgam

From 1 July 2018, UK law states that dental amalgam should not be used in the treatment of deciduous teeth, in children under 15 years-old, and in pregnant or breastfeeding women, except when deemed strictly necessary by a dentist based on the specific medical needs of the patient. The law has been passed on the basis

Fillings

A filling is a dental restorative material used artificially to restore the function, integrity and shape of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. Cost Cost for one or more fillings on the NHS is a Band 2 charge. How are they made? The dentist will normally give you

Hyper-Sensitivity

Hypersensitivity is a short sharp pain arising from exposed dentine (part of the tooth which is in communication with the nerve inside the tooth) in response to stimuli. These could be thermal such as hot or cold drinks, chemical such as sweet or acidic food and drink or tactile (touch) which cannot be ascribed to

Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth and gums clean, healthy and free from infection. Good oral hygiene will prevent dental decay and periodontal disease and is essential for preserving gums and the bone which keeps your teeth secure in your mouth. If you smoke you are much more likely to get periodontal problems. You are urged in the

Periodontal Disease

– Incorporating smoking and gum disease Around 15% of the population have periodontal disease. This means that the supporting structures of the teeth (gums and bones) are slowly being lost through the disease process. These teeth may become loose which means you are at risk of eventually losing your teeth. The main cause of periodontal

Root Canal Caries

Root canal caries is a cavity located in the root surface of a tooth, usually close to or below the gum-line. Mandibular molars (lower jaw back teeth) are the most common location to find root caries, followed by mandibular premolars. Root caries has become an important dental problem because people are living longer and keeping

Veneer

A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material that is put onto the front of the tooth to make it look better. The tooth might have been damaged by decay or an accident, or be discoloured. Veneers are usually only used as a cosmetic treatment, to improve appearance. They are therefore not considered clinically

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most effective way of making your teeth whiter, or a lighter shade. It will have the effect of making your teeth look cleaner. It will not change the colour or shade of existing crowns, bridges, veneers or restorations.   How is it done? The safest and easiest way of whitening your

Teeth Straightening

“Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.” Provided by Principal Dentist Dr Amir Vahdat More Details: http://www.invisalign.co.uk/en/Pages/Home.aspx http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/invisalign/

Teeth Aligning

‘The Inman Aligner’ is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It’s ideal as a stand-alone treatment or to align teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers. The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other,

Snoring – SNOREGUARD

Snoring results from a partial closure of your airway during sleep. As your muscles relax your lower jaw falls backwards and as a result there is a vibration at the back of your mouth of the soft tissue.   Who SNORES? Anyone can snore. It happens more in men than women but after menopause the

Six Month Smile

‘Six Month Smiles’ is a type of bracket and wire orthodontic correction for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months; although treatment times vary depending on individual misalignment problems. Using clear brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, Six Month Smiles braces can treat a variety of orthodontic problems that affect the cosmetic

Dentures – Partial

People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A ‘partial’ denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. This is a plate with a number of false teeth on it that fits into your mouth amongst your remaining natural teeth.

Dental Implants

Although dental implants are not covered on the NHS we do acknowledge that many of our patients require them.  Dental Implants are an excellent way to get your smile back, whether you are without your natural teeth or only have gaps between your teeth. We live in a world where a lovely smile is more and

After Extraction Care

To avoid a dry socket (post operative infection of the bone), usually due to early loss of the blood clot … Avoid excessive exercise for several hours. Ideally, rest by sitting in a chair and use an extra pillow for the first night. Excessive exercise will cause further bleeding Do not drink anything alcoholic for

Child’s First Teeth

Your child’s first teeth will begin to erupt at about six months of age. The lower deciduous (baby) incisors (front teeth) erupt first followed by the upper deciduous incisors. These are followed a few months later by the lower, then upper deciduous first molars (back chewing teeth), the deciduous canines (pointed teeth at side of

Dental Amalgam – Information for Patients Under 15 Years Old

Dental Amalgam – Information for Patients Under 15 Years Old Full text can be downloaded here What is dental amalgam? Dental amalgam is the silver coloured material that is commonly used to fill teeth that have decay. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury and other metals in a stable form and makes strong, long-lasting fillings.

Dental Amalgam – Information for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Patients

Dental Amalgam – Information for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Patients Full text can be downloaded here What is dental amalgam? Dental amalgam is the silver coloured material that is commonly used to fill teeth that have decay. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury and other metals in a stable form and makes strong, long-lasting fillings. Dental

Mouth Cancer – Oral Cancer

Mouth cancer is a dangerous abnormal growth that can affect any part of the mouth – What to look for? Mouth cancer can appear as: An, often painless, ulcer that fails to clear up after about two weeks A growth or swelling which has been present for more than about two weeks Sometimes as a white

Warfarin

If you are taking warfarin, we can now perform most dental procedures on you in the practice In the case of a surgical procedure e.g. an extraction we will need to do the following When you are told by your dentist, please make the appropriate appointment at reception and then arrange an INR appointment 24-48

Your Notes & X-ray

– The Data Protection Act permits a charge of £10 as a gesture towards the cost of staff time in copying notes NHS Dentist has a DIGITAL X-RAY system. Patients benefit greatly from this system of taking xrays as there is less radiation, no waiting time for development and patients can have a clear view