Root Canal Treatment

In the middle of a tooth lies a soft mass of tissue called the dental pulp which contains living fibres, nerves and a blood supply. Tooth decay or injury can cause the death of this living pulp which can result in toothache, infection or an abscess.

Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged or dead pulp, then cleaning, disinfecting and filling the remaining space. This aims to eliminate bacteria and infection from the tooth, either stop or prevent future pain, and enable you to keep the tooth.

We use the most advanced rotary endodontic systems and single use nickel titanium files to achieve the best possible outcome.

Root fillings are usually very successful but infection can recur which may mean re-root treatment or removal of the tooth.

Root canal treatment

Dentures

A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. Some people may think of them as unsightly and view them with dread. However, with modern technology and advanced techniques dentures can be highly aesthetic and take years off your appearance.

They can replace one, several or all of your teeth. They are easy to maintain and alter if needed and do not require any preparations to any of your remaining teeth.

Typically full dentures will be made from acrylic and partial dentures from acrylic and a metal alloy framework. Modern techniques mean that we can now make highly cosmetic dentures from a nylon based material which is flexible and virtually unbreakable. This can give a tighter fitting yet more comfortable dentures.

We are happy to be able to offer the services of André Edmundson, our Clinical Dental Technician. Read more about André Edmundson and the Vital Smiles Aesthetics range of dentures here!

In complex cases, dentures can be retained by implants. This means that dentures will be held in securely to avoid the embarrassment of dropping dentures or the use of adhesives. Read more about dental implants here!

General dentistry services – NHS

NHS care

We are proud to offer a comprehensive and quality NHS dental service to our patients and community.

Unfortunately, due to limited funding we are unable to accept new NHS patients currently. We currently limit our NHS appointments to patients who have attended an NHS appointment with us in the last 2 years.

We look forward to welcoming you to the practice soon!

Crowns, Veneers and Bridges

Dental crowns are used to restore and protect heavily broken down teeth. They are also often advised after a tooth has had root canal treatment. This allows you to be able to eat and chew without fear of the tooth breaking.

They cover the entire tooth to replicate the original tooth as much as possible and can also be used to change the shape of and disguise discoloured teeth. Crowns can be made from many materials including gold, ceramic and porcelain.

Your dentist will discuss and advise you on the options available and recommended to you, depending on the tooth requiring the crown.

Modern ceramics can achieve excellent strength and allow metal-free restorations that are highly aesthetic and can look completely natural.

A Veneer is a thin layer of porcelain used to cover the front of a tooth, rather than covering the whole tooth like a crown.

They are often considered when the enamel has become worn, chipped or discoloured or the teeth are misaligned.

Veneers are extremely thin but once bonded to the tooth are very strong, and can be used to create a whiter smile that looks natural and beautiful.

Bridges

A bridge is used to restore a gap between teeth, and is supported by the remaining teeth. Just like with crowns, they can be made from a variety of materials. Your dentist will discuss the options suitable for you.