Treatments

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Fillings

We offer all types of fillings. These include composite (white fillings), glass ionomers and amalgams. All have different qualities and we will advise you on what would be the best restoration for each of your teeth that require treatment.

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Emergency care

We always endeavour to keep appointments available for patients requiring emergency urgent treatment.

Hygiene visits

This is generally provided by our dental hygienists. They provide a thorough cleaning to keep your teeth, gums and smiles looking healthy and beautiful.

A dental hygiene visit is routinely performed every six months. Some patients with advanced gum disease may require more frequent visits to help reduce tartar and bacteria, and prevent periodontal disease.

Crowns

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps which fit over your teeth. Crowns can be used over teeth with large heavily filled, blackened or root filled teeth. They can also be used cosmetically to improve the appearance of your front teeth.

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Root canal treatment

The aim of root canal treatment, (also called endodontic treatment), is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury.

Normally this involves damage to the dental pulp, which contains the dental nerve and blood vessels.

This can be caused by:

  • breakdown of an existing filing or crown
  • extensive tooth decay
  • trauma
  • gum disease
  • cracked teeth
  • extreme wear

Symptoms can include spontaneous pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures with lingering aches, tooth discolouration and swelling / abscess formation.

Once the root canals have been accessed, they are carefully cleaned, enlarged and shaped. Anti inflammatory and anti bacterial medicine are placed in the canals and then the canals are filled and a restoration is placed. Often a crown will need to be placed.

Tooth extraction (including wisdom teeth)

These can be extracted under local anaesthetic or with the aid of oral sedation.

Dentures

Also known as false teeth, dentures are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissue.

There are two types of dentures:

  1. Removable partial dentures for patients missing some of their teeth
  2. Complete dentures are worn by people who are missing all of their teeth. Complete dentures are in a single arch or both upper and lower arches.

Bridges

A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace missing teeth by joining to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Dental implants

Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are small, cleverly engineered titanium screws, that are about the size of a tooth root, which are used to support the replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. An implant is like an artificial tooth root, and is placed into the jaw bone where a tooth root has been lost. One or more implant can be used, depending on the size of the space left after teeth have been lost. After a time of healing (often a few months), an artificial tooth is attached to the implant.

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Whitening

We provide a take home bleaching system that works as a customised treatment which can fit around your lifestyle.

We initially take an impression of your teeth and create a customised tray to fit your mouth perfectly and comfortably. In addition to these trays, you will be given syringes containing prescription strength formulations to help whiten your smile.