Hafren House can offer a wide range of Private Cosmetic treatment to suit your requirements, your sure to find the perfect solution to your dental problem. We have very highly, experienced and qualified members of staff who can offer you a perfect smile and will be happy to discuss all your treatment needs, to fulfill all your expectations. Prices will be discussed on consultation.
For those patients seeking a whiter smile, we do offer a whitening service. The procedure doesn’t involve any drilling of healthy teeth. It is quick, easy and reliable. Impressions are taken and moulds of teeth will be made, for a mouth shield, gel will be applied to mouth shield and worn for a few hours per day, until you obtain the result that you desire. For a Private Consultation, please call or pop in and ask a member of staff and they will be happy to provide any further information and book appointment with a highly qualified dentist.
Excellent oral care is the secret to ensuring the long life and health of your teeth and gums.
By visiting our dental hygienist you will have a high quality teeth clean (scale and polish), your mouth will be checked for signs of gum disease and you will receive important oral hygiene advice based on your individual circumstances. She will give you demonstrations of products to use and are available to buy from reception to help you maintain good oral hygiene.
Prevention is better than cure and with the help of regular dental check ups professionals cleans and good oral hygiene you can decrease your risk of tooth decay and dental problems.
If you are thinking about having white fillings or tooth decay has left you needing fillings, think about asking for cosmetic fillings. Cosmetic dental fillings are completely metal free and are coloured to suit your other teeth so that no-one else will be able to tell they’re there.
Please ask for any information regarding this treatment, with your dentist or hygienist and they will be happy to offer further guidance.
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material that is put onto the front of the tooth to make it look better. This is done because the tooth might have been damaged by decay or an accident, or might be badly discoloured for some reason.
Veneers are usually made out of porcelain by a dental technician. You will have to visit the dentist more than once for this type of veneer.
● Your dentist will check any fillings in the teeth first.
● A very small amount of natural tooth material needs to be removed- just enough to prevent the veneer making the tooth look or feel bulky. For this reason, it may not be necessary for the dentist to numb the tooth.
● Preparation time will depend on how damaged the tooth is and whether it needs to be built up with a filling first.
● The dentist will need to use a putty-like material to make a mould of your mouth (called an “impression”), so the dental technician can tell the shape and size of veneer to make for you.
● Your dentist will glue the veneer made by the technician to the tooth when you next visit.
● Veneers sometimes come away from the tooth or break if the tooth is knocked. They can sometimes be glued back on, but will have to be replaced if they are damaged.
Some veneers are built up on the tooth directly using the same material that is used for white fillings. The surface of the tooth is roughened with a mild acid. Then white filling material is applied in layers until the teeth look right.
Veneers can greatly improve your appearance. They hide imperfections, and you lose very little natural tooth material.
Veneers also protect teeth from any more damage. Tooth surface can be dissolved away by acid in the mouth (usually from too frequent consumption of certain kinds of food and drink); this can make teeth very sensitive to hot and cold. In this situation, veneers can protect the teeth.
If the tooth is strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving a tooth’s
This procedure can carried out by any of our highly qualified dentist
Dentures are a removable prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can be made of acrylic or metal. They can be used to restore aesthetics, function and the bite and prevent movement of teeth.
Acrylic dentures are relatively easier to make but their use is limited as they can often cause damage to the gum and teeth. Metal based dentures are more complex to construct but are more stable, retentive and comfortable to wear.
Crowns are used to restore and improve the aesthetics and function of teeth that are heavily filled or broken down. Aesthetic crowns are used in areas of the mouth where appearance is important. They are made of porcelain or porcelain firmly bonded on to a precious metal substructure. A crown can strengthen your teeth when fillings become too large to stay in place. Used correctly crowns can improve your smile, strengthen weak teeth, restore your ability to chew in some areas. They are also used on back teeth after root treatments to re-inforce the tooth.
Porcelain (no metal) crowns are metal free and look very natural, unlike traditional old-style crowns which often display a distinctive metal line adjacent to the gum line.
Porcelain fused to metal this combines the appearance of porcelain with the added strength of metal.
Gold crowns tend to be used for back teeth as gold can be strong in thin sections, therefore less tooth destruction takes place in preparing space for the crown.
To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is reduced so the crown can fit over it. An impression of the teeth and gums are made and sent off to the lab for the crown fabrication. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. On the next visit the dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent crown onto the tooth.
This procedure can be carried out by any of our highly qualified dentists
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).
A bridge is a fixed permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth. The existing teeth adjacent to the gap are used to fix the bridge into place. A bridge can restore aesthetics, function and the bite. A bridge can be made from a variety of materials; gold, precious metal, porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal. The dentist will advise on the best material choice.