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Our Services

New Patient and Routine Check Ups

Routine Check Up

We will address all the concerns you might have about your teeth, your smile or the health of your mouth. On arriving in our relaxing patient reception area, we will ask you to complete a confidential medical history questionnaire and update your details with us. We do this to enable us to offer the safest and most appropriate treatment for you. 

For the clinical part of your appointment, we will carry out an extensive examination, using appropriate x-rays, photographs and models if required. The examination will include an assessment of your oral health, an oral cancer screening, gum health screening and we will discuss together exactly where any problem areas lie. Once we have gathered all the relevant information, we will produce a written treatment plan that we will discuss with you along with payment options.


General Dentistry

General Dentistry

Fillings:

Amalgam fillings
This material is made from mercury, tin, copper and silver. It is a strong and durable filling material, which can give many years of satisfactory service. The main disadvantage is that they may not aesthetically appealing.

Tooth coloured Fillings
This material is made from composite resin and comes in various tooth coloured shades making it look very similar to the tooth. Many patients prefer tooth coloured fillings because they look natural and other people can’t see them when you laugh or smile. If you wish to have old amalgam or stained fillings replaced,  we offer tooth-coloured fillings to replace your existing filling. The enhanced cosmetic quality of the tooth-coloured material we use means fillings blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental Crowns and Onlays/ Inlays

Crowns are used to restore severely broken down teeth and aim to protect what is left of your actual tother structure. The tooth is trimmed down, an impression taken, and the laboratory manufactures a crown, which is subsequently cemented in place with a special adhesive. When it comes to the material of your crown, we offer a number of choices designed to provide function and durability including metal/ gold, or metal fused to porcelain or complete metal free aesthetic crowns for an enhanced cosmetic result as they provide the appearance of a natural tooth. Onlays/ Inlays are also used to protect your remaining tooth structure and are made in the laboratory. They offer partial coverage and do not cover the tooth completely

Dental Bridges
When a tooth has been lost, a bridge can provide a fixed way of replacing the gap. this can be done either by preparing the adjacent teeth for crowns or by sticking the false tooth to the adjacent teeth without much preparation to them. This form of treatment may not be suitable in all cases.

Extractions
Teeth sometimes need to be removed and some of the reasons can include extensive dental disease (decay or gum problems) that cannot be repaired, or to relieve over-crowding prior to having braces.

Extractions are normally carried out under local anesthetic. However, patients that are anxious can have the option of sedation should they so wish. Sometimes teeth are more difficult to extract and may require a small surgical procedure.

Root Canal Treatment
This is the process where the nerve and blood supply to the tooth is removed and can be done when  tooth is extensively decayed or infected. It can also happen if the tooth is accidentally damaged by trauma. Root canal treatment maybe take a couple of appointments and usually followed by a crown to protect the tooth.

Dentures
A denture is a way to replace missing teeth that is removable, and needs to be removed at night. They are made in various stages and include options of a plastic (acrylic) or metal (cobalt chrome) base to which the false teeth are attached.


Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A denture is a removable prosthesis, or "appliance", which is made to replace natural teeth. A great deal of time and care is taken when deciding upon the type of appliance a patient requires. Then, the prosthesis is meticulously manufactured. The success of a denture relies upon the successful combination of many complex factors. That's why we spend time with our patients, ensuring they make an informed decision with all of the confidence required.

FREE IMPLANT CONSULTATION AVAILABLE

A dental implant is replacement option for a missing tooth. It feels and functions most like a natural tooth and holds the advantage of being a fixed option that does not have to be removed like dentures. It also doesn't compromise adjacent teeth which maybe the case when considering a bridge.  Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy, materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by bone. A porcelain crown is then fitted on top of the implant so that the space is filled by a fixed and permanent prosthetic that looks just like a natural tooth.  Patients with multiple tooth loss can also benefit from a fixed solution through the placing of dental implants.

The procedure is usually quite straightforward and pain-free. Following an initial consultation, study models of your teeth are taken to help the planning phase of your treatment. The first stage of treatment commences with the placing of the implant and this is usually followed by a period of some weeks/ months to allow the implant to integrate into the bone surrounding it. Following this, the top of the implant is exposed and a crown is fitted permanently into place.

Implants can either be placed to support one single crown to replace a tooth or a series of implants can be placed that will support a denture. This means the denture is permanently fixed onto the implants so avoiding the embarrassment of poorly fitted dentures that impede talking, laughing and eating.

The success of dental implant treatment is very high with a positive and predictable outcome being as high as 95% Very occasionally a dental implant can fail to integrate into the bone. We do always recommend that patients who smoke stop smoking during treatment at least and permanently if at all possible.


Cosmetic Dental and Facial Treatments

Cosmetic Dental and Facial Treatments

Veneers
A veneer is a thin front surface for a tooth, made from tooth coloured composite/ porcelain. Veneers are often used to mask discolouration/ staining or chipped teeth, can close gaps and can give the appearance of correct dental positioning. Veneers make a cosmetic difference to your smile.

Flexible Nylon Bridge
This is a removable hybrid between a bridge and a denture. It offers the advantage of being less bulky and extensive as conventional dentures, and yet at the same time does not involve removing sound tooth structure from adjacent teeth. It is made from a flexible metal free material.

Facial Aesthetics
We offer non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments like Botox, Profhilo and dermal fillers at our surgery.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Our teeth become darker overtime because of the foods we eat that can stain teeth or as we age. Many people would prefer their teeth to be whiter and they wish to consider various whitening options. At the Ashcroft Dental Surgery our home whitening treatment involves making custom fitting bleaching trays thus allowing the patient to carry out their treatment in their own home by wearing the trays for an hour or so a day for 2-3 weeks. Patients receive precise and clear instructions and are kept under close supervision. This is a simple, painfree and very effective way of achieving a good result.


Dental Care for Children

Dental Care for Children

At Ashcroft Dental Surgery, our aim is to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. As such, our mission begins early in the lives of our patients. Providing friendly, expert dental care for children, we provide information about the importance of dietary choices as well as general advice about weaning and teething. It is essential to establish good oral hygiene as early in a child's life as possible, as good habits help to prevent the eventual development of gum disease.

When a child is susceptible to tooth decay, we provide fluoride treatments and fissure sealants as effective treatment options.

We also provide customised sports guards to protect against traumatic dental injuries which often occur when a close fitting guard is not worn during contact sports.


Hygienist Services

Hygienist Services

Dental hygienists are specially trained to clean patients’ teeth professionally, which is usually referred to as scaling and polishing. The hygienist plays a vital role in the dental team, and perhaps their most important task is showing patients the best way to keep their teeth free of plaque. They also give advice on diet and preventing dental decay.

Their work involves:
•Personalised preventive advice for care of your gums and teeth
•Teeth cleaning, removal of plaque and tartar
•Polishing
•Ultimate stain removal with our airflow system


Teeth Straightening 

Teeth Straightening

Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your Invisalign Provider, based on your specific needs. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible aligners, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.

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