We offer a full range of fillings, placed to restore cavities after cleaning and after injuries where teeth have fractured or chipped
Composite (white) fillings can also be used to reshape teeth to improve the appearance and colour/shade of teeth.
Root canal treatment (also called ‘endodontics') is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through a number of factors including decay or injury.
In some cases your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying).
Local anaesthetic is used and it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done. The root is cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection usually involving two visits to your dentist.
A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth for a number of reasons including unrestorable decay or removal prior to orthodontic treatment.
A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure. It is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not fully come into the mouth yet.
During a tooth extraction, you can expect to feel pressure, but no pain.
Amy has considerable experience in Oral Surgery after having worked extensively as a Staff Grade/Specialty Dentist undertaking oral surgery procedure at Rotherham Hospital.
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a 'cap'.
We offer a full range of aesthetic all-ceramic crowns, in addition to traditional all-metal and porcelain-fused to metal crowns. Crowns will be made to match your other teeth as closely as possible where porcelain based-materials are being used
Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by extensive decay or a large filling. A crown could be used to mask a discoloured tooth/filling or after a root canal filling to need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.
Veneers can be used to mask the appearance of surface defects, discoloration, and to correct slight orthodontic irregularity.
There are two types of veneer techniques available, the traditional laboratory made porcelain variety and composite veneers which are created in surgery by the dentist.
Composite direct veneers are gaining in popularity option as they require little or no preparation to the natural tooth structure however it is mainly suitable for achieving subtle changes and improvements. To create the direct veneers, we build up composite filling material in small layers, mimicking natural tooth enamel until the desired aesthetic is achieved.
There are three main types of dental bridges:
Traditional bridges involve placing a crown on the teeth on either side of the space, with an artificial tooth inbetween. Cantilever bridges are used when a crown is placed on one side of the missing tooth or teeth only. Maryland bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge) are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or composite. Metal or porcelain wings often on just one side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth often with minimal or no preparation to natural tooth.
We use a premium dental laboratory in Harrogate to provide high quality full and partial dentures designed for you at every stage.
We can also offer repairs and relines to your existing dentures if appropriate.
Flexible partial dentures blend in well withe the natural appearance of your guns, making the partial dentures virtually invisible.
The plastic is strong enough to be made in thin sections and so picks up the characteristics of the underlying soft tissues and gums.
The Valplast clasp blends with the surrounding tissue and virtually disappears
They can also be used to replace one or two teeth as temporary options before considering fixed options.