||All fillings at
the practice are routinely done in composite (white). This gives a far better
aesthetic result than the traditional amalgam fillings.
|Crowns and bridges come in
four price bands and the higher the price the more aesthetically pleasing they
will be and more durable. All crowns made are of a very high standard regardless
of which you chose. We offer not only porcelain bonded to gold, but all gold and
Procera ceramic/porcelain crowns. Whether you are having a Crown or bridge as a necessity
or for cosmetic reasons you can be assured they will be of a very high
standard. Crowns are used to improve aesthetics or when a tooth is broken down
beyond the point where fillings are still viable. Bridges are one option in
replacing a missing tooth.
||The dentists prefer to carry out
all periodontal treatment themselves rather than use a hygienist. The full range
of treatments is available from simple scale and polishes on a regular basis to
more prolonged gum treatments. The practice believes in prevention and therefore
sees periodontal treatment as essential to maintaining good oral health.
||Fissure sealants are a seal placed
on the back teeth, on the biting surfaces. This is one of the most common areas
of the teeth for decay to start. This preventative measure is used more
frequently in children especially those with some enamel defect and in patients
with a high decay rate.
||On occasions when either an injury
or decay encroaches on the nerve of a tooth then removal of the nerve is
necessary. Once a root filling is completed then the tooth will need restoring
with either a filling or a crown depending on the damage to the tooth body.
||Veneers are used on front teeth to
improve aesthetics. They can be used to bring mildly out of line teeth into a
smooth regular arch, replace chipped biting edges, restore worn front teeth back
to their original size and can also be used where there have been small chips or
stained fillings to give back the "perfect" tooth appearance. It has
the advantage of minimal preparation to the natural tooth structure .
||We can provide patients with a
variety of dentures ranging from standard acrylic dentures to specialized Ivoclar dentures and also chrome dentures. We can if needed provide denture
repairs, relines and add teeth to dentures as a maximum 24 hour service should
this be necessary. Dentures take around of a month to make with four
appointments, each a week apart. In special circumstances we can get the lab to
make dentures as an express item although obviously they do charge extra for this
||If you've ever wanted that film
star white smile or just your teeth to look a little whiter then we offer a
bleaching system. Impressions of your mouth are taken in the surgery and then
fitted plastic trays are made for your mouth. You are given syringes of
bleaching gel and at home you can bleach your teeth. Trays go in your mouth for
around two hours at a time and over a week or two your teeth lighten a little
each time. This means you have full control over how much you brighten your
smile. The change is permanent although natural darkening of the teeth as we age
will mean about once a year you may want to "top up" for a few days.
So the advantage of the system we use as opposed to surgery bleaching is that
you are in total control and you can top up whenever you feel the need.
If you are heavily into contact
sports then we would recommend that you protect your teeth with a gum shield. We
can make them in a variety of colors ranging from clear through most colors and combined
colors with or without patterns are available.
If you grind your teeth we would
suggest that a night guard will possibly break you of the habit. It will definitely
cut down on the wear you are causing your teeth by this habit and
also help or prevent jaw joint problems occurring. It is also well reported that
headache and migraine sufferers often grind their teeth so a night guard will
help with this problem.
||We can provide you with an anti
snoring device and have had excellent feedback from patients (and their
partners) on these.
Both Mr. Gill and Mr. Cope have
completed a years course in implant dentistry at St Ann's in Manchester. Implants
are used to replace missing teeth as a permanent restoration. It involves some
surgery and usually takes a maximum of 6 months from placing the implant to having the
permanent restoration placed on top of it. Rejection is extremely rare, but
unfortunately common in those who smoke and therefore as a practice we would not
recommend this treatment to smokers.
Implants can be used to replace
one missing tooth up to a total mouth. On top of the titanium implant which
replaces the root of your tooth and is "screwed" into your jaw we
place either a crown or a bridge. Implants can also be used to fix some dentures.