Ceramic veneers For many reasons these are the cosmetic dentistry solution of choice, and offer several advantages with respect to other forms of restoration. First and foremost they look great, they are very long lasting, and they don’t cause damage to the gum. They are rapid way of improving the look and shape of the teeth, giving you a bright smile without harsh whitening procedures and fiddly restorations.
Fillings, inlays and inlays Fillings are used to restore teeth damaged by cavities. No longer the ugly traditional amalgam of the past, we use high-tech composite resins to perfectly match your teeth. For more extensive damage we can also offer custom-made inlays and onlays made out of a similar material.
Fixed crowns and bridges These are used to replace one or more lost teeth in a permanent fashion. Crowns are carefully selected to match the shade of your existing teeth, giving great aesthetics and resolving any problems with speaking and function.
Dentures These ‘false teeth’ are used to replace missing teeth in a temporary fashion, as they will need to be reviewed on a regular basis to make sure they remain comfortable and a perfect fit. There are essentially two types of dentures: whole, which replace the entire set of teeth, and partial, which substitute one or more missing teeth, using the healthy teeth as support.
We offer surgical solutions for a range of biological and anatomical issues. Operations are performed under local anaesthetic by our expert surgical team.
Implants are used to provide a base for permanent crowns to replace missing teeth. They are surgically inserted under local anaesthetic. First a small incision is made in the gum, then the implant is inserted into the underlying bone and the incision is stitched up. The crown is then positioned on top of this replacement root, usually at a later stage, when the implant is fully integrated into the surrounding bone. This is a quick and simple operation that boasts a 97% success rate.
This is vital to prevent gum disease, which can damage the gums and even the underlying bone. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of dental plaque, so our dentists work together with our dental hygienists to ensure your gums are kept squeaky clean and free from disease.
When cavities bore through to the pulp inside the tooth and root, there is nothing for it but to remove this pulp and replace it with a sterile material to prevent abscess or granuloma. Our dental team choose the most up-to-date materials and do their best to reduce discomfort to an absolute minimum.
More and more adults are turning to us to get their teeth straightened, and we are well aware of their need to avoid bulky traditional braces, which, as well as looking unsightly may interfere with speech and social functioning. For patients who choose this route, we are able to offer alternative ‘invisible’ solutions, such as clear aligners and lingual braces, which are able to align the teeth, and even model the underlying bone structure, to give you a firm bite and an even, beautiful smile.
Headaches, facial pain, facial neuralgia, earache, blocked ears, jaw lock, joint cracks and clicks, chewing difficulties, tooth wear, bleeding gums, backache, poor motor function, bad posture and whiplash can all be caused by poor occlusion, and our gnathology team is on hand to get to the bottom of your particular problem.
Clear aligners come in a series designed especially for you, each one programmed to move your teeth a tiny amount over a two-week period. These small, gradual movements can be used to achieve big results in a pre-determined time-frame, provided of course that you wear your aligners for about 22 hours per day, taking them out only at mealtimes and to brush your teeth.
Clear aligners are the first orthodontic system based entirely on three-dimensional digital imaging, and, making use of computer scans of your teeth, your dentist will be able to show you how your treatment will unfold, as well as the finished result, even before you begin.
Lingual braces are fixed to the back, rather than the front, of the teeth. This guarantees their invisibility, and in some cases they even exceed the efficiency of traditional braces.
Kids are rarely fond of trips to the dentist, but our caring dental team makes every effort to ensure that they feel safe, welcome and well looked after. To this end, a trusting relationship between the child and their dentist is essential, and we take great pains to make sure that this is established and that their dental health can be maintained without fear.
Regular scale and polishing – the removal of plaque and tartar build up – and other hygiene procedures are essential to keep your mouth free of cavities and other diseases. Our highly trained professional oral hygienists are on hand to provide you with this service, but also to guide you in steps you can take to look after your smile at home, as frequent brushing and flossing is the key to maintaining good oral hygiene and healthy teeth.
We use modern laser techniques to return your teeth to their natural whiteness. These are safe and effective on both healthy teeth and those that have had root canal work (but not crowns or dentures), and are suitable for almost everyone.
To ensure that your dentist has the best possible images of your mouth without exposing you to much radiation, we use the latest high-tech low-dose digital equipment to perform all types of x-rays, namely panoramic radiographs, laterolateral (side-to-side) and anteroposterior (front-to-back) teleradiographs, and intra-oral scans (taken inside your mouth).