A comprehensive range of NHS and Private dental treatments are available.
Under the NHS we will provide all treatment and care that is necessary to secure and maintain oral health.
To ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy you should visit your dentist every 6 to 24 months for a routine check up. During a dental examination your dentist will gather your social and dental history and check your oral hygiene.
If you are a new patient, unless you have had dental x-rays very recently, the dentist will probably suggest having x-rays. This helps them assess the condition of your mouth and to check for any hidden problems. After that, x-rays are usually recommended every 6 to 24 months
This is when your teeth are professionally cleaned by the dentist. It involves carefully removing the deposits that build up on the teeth (tartar).
Fillings are used to repair a hole in a tooth caused by decay. The most common type of filling is an amalgam, made from a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc. Your dentist will offer the most appropriate type of filling according to your clinical needs. This includes white fillings, if appropriate.
Sometimes it is necessary to completely remove teeth which have become painful, weak or are past the point of repair. Extractions can also be necessary when the mouth is overcrowded.
If you’ve been feeling excessive pain in your mouth or tooth you may need a root canal. A root canal is necessary when a large tooth cavity reaches the nerves within a tooth and becomes infected.
A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It’s made from either metal, or porcelain and metal, and is fixed in your mouth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken.
Veneers are new facings for teeth which disguise a discoloured (rather than a damaged) tooth. To fit a veneer, the front of the tooth is drilled away a little. An impression is taken, and a thin layer of porcelain is fitted over the front of the tooth (similar to how a false fingernail is applied).
A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. It’s made by taking an impression of the surrounding teeth, which will eventually support the bridge. A bridge is usually created from precious metal and porcelain and will be fixed in your mouth (unlike dentures, which can be removed).
More commonly known as false teeth, dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth. A full set is used to replace all your teeth. A part set is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (mouldings) from your gums. They’re usually made from metal or plastic.