Treatments

NHS TREATMENT
All treatment necessary to
maintain oral health

Band 1 treatment-
Examination, x-rays, scale
and polish, emergency treatment

Band 2 treatment-
Fillings, extractions, rootfillings 
including band 1 treatments

Band 3 treatment-
Crowns, bridges and dentures,
including band 1 and band 2
treatments



Drift & Overeruption

When a tooth is missing ...
... drift and overeruption can take place.
Food traps are created and can lead to a build-up of plaque.
If these teeth are not kept clean, decay can result and they can be lost ...
... and the whole process starts again.

PRIVATE TREATMENT
Treatment that is not available
on the NHS.

Aesthetic work. Crowns and
bridges, veneers , inlays.

Private dentures, flexible
dentures, mouthgaurds.
Implants, tooth whitening

 

White Inlay

The broken or decayed tooth is prepared.
An Inlay is made and fitted to the tooth.
White or Gold inlays are available.

Bridges

Sometimes teeth are lost.
The adjacent teeth are prepared.
A Bridge is made which exactly matchs the space ...
... and is fitted across the gap.

 

Implants

A missing front tooth.
A hole is prepared in the jaw bone in stages.
An Implant is fitted ...
... and a healing cap inserted.
When the Implant has healed, the healing cap is exposed ...
... and an abutment insrted.
A crown is then fited to the abutment.

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Posterior Crown

The tooth is prepared.
A crown is made ...
... and fitted to the tooth.

 

Veneers

Discoloured, chipped or cracked teeth can benefit from a veneer.
A thin layer of the tooth surface is shaved off.
A veneer is made to fit perfectly, protecting the tooth underneath.

Denture Relining

Dentures sit on top of the gum.
But the gum changes shape, particularly in the period following extraction.
Dentures may become mobile.
The denture can be relined to improve the fit, but this will make the denture heavier.

Tray Whitening

One of the methods for whitening teeth uses a 'tray'.
First of all, impressions are taken ...
... from which a study model is made.
This is painted with a special material ...
... which increases the thickness of the tooth area.
When the tray is prepared, a small pocket is produced.
The whitening solution occupies this pocket ...
... ensuring that it only comes into contact with the required surfaces ...
... and that no damage is done to the soft gums.

Fractured Cusp

Impact on a tooth, like anything else, is spread over the whole width.
When a tooth has been filled, the effective width is reduced ...
... and the impact concentrated into a smaller area.
During the biting process the impact will flex the cusps.
This can crack the tooth.
However, the crack, and the pain, may only be present when pressure is applied.
The tooth may end up having to be crowned.

Root Treatment

A filled or decayed tooth with an abscess.
The filling is removed to access the cavity.
The root canals are reamed to remove the tooth nerves.
Gutta-perchas are inserted to fill the root.
These are then cut-off, sealed and the tooth filled.
The abscess will reduce.
A crown may be necessary later.