Treatments and Policies

At Hill Avenue dental practice our highly trained staff provide quality dental care and treatment in a comfortable and family friendly environment.

Dental Treatments

Fillings

Fillings are used to replace tooth structure that has been lost, either through decay or trauma. Filings can either be traditional metal or tooth coloured plastics. We can provide a variety of options to suit individual requirements.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns or “caps” are used to strengthen and restore a broken down tooth. The procedure involves trimming a tooth down, then taking a cast of your tooth so that our laboratory can make a crown which fits over the top of your tooth. A bridge is a false tooth that we either stick to a natural tooth next to it or placing crowns on adjacent teeth and attaching a false to them.

Root Canal Treatment

Sometimes if a tooth is severely broken or decayed it may become infected. If there is enough healthy tooth left we can treat the tooth by removing the nerve of the tooth and then placing a filling in the nerve area We then may decide to put a crown on top of the tooth to strengthen it further.

Dentures

These are false teeth that can be removed, these are an alternative option to implants-which are titanium based and non removal. At present we refer our implant patients to a specialist practice.

Periodontal (Gum Disease and Bad Breath) therapy

Gum disease can cause your teeth to become loose and eventually be lost. We can help to try and prevent this from occurring by cleaning the mouth thoroughly also giving you the advice you need to maintain a healthy mouth at home. Please also ask your dentist also about combating bad breath.

During routine examination we look for any abnormalities including oral cancer as well.

Tooth Whitening

Home whitening

This can be performed in the comfort of your own home. Custom made trays are placed over your teeth and a thin solution of whitening agent is applied. A simple, conservative and cost effective way to improve the appearance of all of your teeth at once. Please mention to your dentist if you are interested in tooth whitening.

We offer comprehensive NHS treatment, if you are an NHS patients with our practice you are still able to have private treatment options if you wish. Your dentist will discuss all suitable treatment options with you to give you everything you need to make an informed decision.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile we can help you in a variety of ways to improve it!

White fillings/crowns – We can remove unsightly silver, mercury and gold fillings and crowns and replace them with white porcelain alternatives which are indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Veneers can also be provided where suitable

Teeth whitening– This can be performed in the comfort of your own home. Specially made trays are placed over your teeth and a thin solution of whitening agent is applied. A simple and cost effective way to improve the appearance of all of your teeth at once.

Hygienist

Our dental hygienist is specially trained to work as part of the team and is primarily concerned with maintaining good oral health and treatment and prevention of gum disease and bad breath. She works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Our hygienist works with the dentist to draw up a suitable cleaning regime which suites you. She will clean your teeth and educate you in how to best care for your teeth and gums effectively, and the effects of diet on oral health.

Regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and staining, combined with looking after your teeth and gums properly at home will help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance and give you fresh breath.

Our hygienist will carefully remove hard deposits of calculus (tartar) that builds up on teeth and teach you how to prevent it coming back. This will do a lot to slow the progression of gum disease.

Where deposits of calculus lie deep in the gums and may cause discomfort during removal, you may be advised to have anaesthesia for certain areas.

Our hygienist will talk to you about your diet and recommend other preventive measures and routines to battle gum disease.

In cases where we feel gum disease is advanced or response to treatment is not very effective, your hygienist will again liaise with your dentist to provide an appropriate referral to a specialist.

Hygiene appointments are 30 minutes each. In cases where there is need of very extensive cleaning, you may be advised to have more than one visit.

The cost for an appointment is £50 per 30 minutes

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