Evesham Place - Dental Services
Dental Services Overview
Please see below for details on the dental services and treatments we provide at Evesham Place Dental Practice.
We offer preventative and maintenance treatments to ensure the health of your mouth.
We provide a choice of options to replace missing teeth such as implants, bridges and dentures and work alongside our on-site clinical dental technician.
We also provide cosmetic dental services such as tooth whitening, veneers, smile design and clear braces.
The health of your gums is continually monitored and your treatment is coordinated with our team of dental hygienists and dental therapist.
We set aside dedicated time every day for patients with dental emergencies, please contact us as early as possible during normal surgery hours so that we can see you on the same day if necessary. Outside normal surgery hours, emergency contact information is on the practice answer-phone and registered private and Denplan patients can speak with one of our dentists up until 10pm weekdays and 8pm on weekends and bank holidays. NHS patients need to contact 111.
Teeth can become stained and discoloured by drinks, food, smoking and certain medications or you may feel that your teeth are naturally a little darker than you would like. Tooth whitening is a gentle procedure which lifts and brightens the natural colour of your teeth by using proven dental bleach.
How ‘white’ you want to go is personal decision! Some patients want to achieve a ‘Hollywood white smile’ where as others wish to be just a few natural shades lighter. During your whitening consultation we will listen to your ideas and will plan together.
We offer in surgery power bleaching with Zoom! which takes just over an hour or home bleaching where we make customised light weight mouth-guards which you wear for a few hours during the day or over night.
People are becoming more aware of their appearance and the importance of a healthy smile.
Advances in materials and dental techniques have broadened the horizons in the field of maintaining, restoring or creating the perfect smile.
We can introduce you to a full range of cosmetic treatments from simple tooth whitening to the use of tooth coloured fillings, porcelain veneers, all ceramic crowns, bridges and implants.
Your dentist will be able to explain your options so that you can choose the best solution for you.
Fillings become necessary when tooth decay has damaged a tooth. After the decay has been removed the filling restores the tooth to function. Fillings can be either tooth coloured (composite) or metallic (amalgam).
A bridge is one way to replace a missing tooth. Other methods include dentures and dental implants. A bridge is a false tooth supported by an adjacent tooth or teeth. There are various designs available including resin bonded or ‘sticky’ bridges. These involve very little, if any, drilling. Replacing missing teeth can improve your smile, make it easier to chew effectively, and prevent future problems with your bite.
A veneer is a very thin piece of tooth coloured porcelain which is bonded to the front of your tooth. Once the veneer has been bonded on, it becomes very strong. State of the art materials such as Emax ensure your veneers will look natural. Veneers are a good treatment option to consider for stained, chipped, crowded or gappy teeth. Particularly for younger patients, good results can be obtained using composite veneers (tooth coloured filling) built up at one surgery visit with a minimally invasive technique.
We have a team of very experienced dental hygienists who will help you maintain your gum health.
Bleeding gums and a build up of deposits around your teeth could be a sign of gum disease.
Our hygienists offer professional and gentle cleaning and stain removal using techniques such as Airflow.
You will also be advised on the best brushing and cleaning techniques to help you maintain your gum health at home.
We understand that many people are nervous of dental treatment- unfortunately dental phobia is all too common. Many of our patients attended for the first time with histories of bad experiences in the dental chair; dentists who failed to listen or understand their concerns and needs. We pride ourselves on our team's ability to spend time to address and hopefully build confidences in the dental team and environment. For those patients that still find it too difficult to undergo treatment in a dental environment our team will discuss options for all forms of dental work using various sedation methods. Patients undergoing oral surgery or treatments which take longer appointment times may also benefit from sedation.
We have a choice of sedation techniques:
Intravenous sedation is the injection of a sedative medication through a vein in the arm. It is usually quite painless. This produces a feeling of relaxation and sleepiness. An added benefit is that patients tend not to remember the procedure once the sedative has worn off. Even the most anxious patients can often be treated successfully using this method.
Oral sedation (tablets). Sedative tablets can be given to take at home before the dental appointment. This can help reduce the anxiety of attending the dental practice. Oral sedation can also be given as a drink within the practice environment. It takes about half an hour for the medication to work.
Crowns, also known as ‘caps’ become necessary when a tooth is broken down from previous decay or following a break. A crown fits over the remaining tooth and restores its natural shape. Traditionally crowns have taken two separate appointments - during the first appointment the tooth is shaped or ‘prepared’ to take the crown. A mould is then taken from which the crown is made. A temporary crown is then fitted and two weeks later, a second appointment is required to fit the crown. These crowns can be purely porcelain (tooth coloured), metal, or porcelain fused to metal. Crowns can look incredibly natural - it’s often difficult to tell a crowned tooth apart from a natural tooth. We use state of the art materials such as Emax. We will discuss which material is best for your tooth and listen to your personal preferences.
Crowns in ONE day
Cerec is a revolutionary system that enables us to design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit, a procedure that would normally take at least two visits.
Your dentist will prepare your tooth in the normal way he/she would before fitting a crown or veneer. At this point, instead of using 'dental putty' to take an impression of your tooth, a digital image is taken using a special camera.
This image is then converted into a 3D computerised model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration. Once your dentist is happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine, which makes your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block.
The milling process takes 15-20 minutes The ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colours, and your tooth will be selected to match your surrounding teeth. Once the crown or veneer has been milled and polished, we will bond it into place onto your prepared tooth.
This makes your tooth as strong as it was before it was ever filled. We can often make an onlay or inlay instead of a full crown and thereby we can remove less from your own tooth and avoid an unsightly grey finish line at the gum.
We screen our younger patients for crowded or mis-aligned teeth and can arrange for 1-2-1 orthodontic treatment, usually within Stratford if required.
For adults we can correct mild to moderate tooth misalignment using the Invisalign system. This involves a series of clear almost invisible aligners to move teeth.
Dentures or ‘plates’ are removable appliances which are worn to replace missing teeth. They can either be complete dentures to replace all the teeth, or partial dentures to replace one or more teeth. When teeth are lost, the surrounding jaw bone shrinks. This can often cause premature ageing of the face. Dentures can be used to support the lips and cheeks to prevent this aged appearance. Now-a-days dental implants can be used to help hold dentures in place and make chewing easier.
Endodontics or ‘root canal treatment’ becomes necessary when the nerve in a tooth dies. To relieve the resulting pain and infection, the nerve in the tooth is removed and a filling is placed down the roots of the tooth. This is often preferable to the alternative treatment which involves removing the affected tooth. Some people become fearful when they hear the term ‘root canal treatment’, but with advances in dental technology and anaesthetics, endodontics is usually pain free. Some of our patients have even fallen asleep during the procedure!
These are small titanium cylinders that are placed within the jaw bone. The bone then integrates with the titanium allowing the fixture to be used as an anchor for a crown, denture or bridge. The advantage of this form of treatment is that a missing tooth or teeth can be replaced without the need to involve or damage adjacent teeth. Though the initial costs of implant treatment can be high, the long-term success is very good which makes them the treatment of choice rather than bridges and dentures for replacing missing teeth. For more information on implants visit the Association of Dental Implantology site at www.adi.org.uk.
Our team has extensive experience in the field of oral surgery. Most oral surgery procedures can be completed in-house, saving lengthy waits for referrals and potentially higher fees.
Oral surgery procedures include:
- Removal of broken or decayed teeth
- Removal of tooth roots
- Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
- Removal of benign lumps and bumps in the mouth