Treatments

Treatments at Dentistry19

Our focus is aesthetic restorative dentistry - which basically means that we fix teeth so that when we're done they look like beautiful natural teeth. The constant advances in dentistry means that more options than ever are available to restore teeth and enhance smiles safely.

We offer a full range of restorative and cosmetic options, from a full smile makeover to individual treatments.
For more information on the dental treatments available at Dentistry19 please use the menu to the left.

Aesthetic bonding

Small chips, ridges and irregularities can be cleverly disguised by means of a simple, quick procedure that involves bonding a small amount of tooth-coloured material onto the tooth. Sometimes this is all it takes to achieve a remarkable smile transformation.

Adult Braces (Orthodontics)

There is no longer any need to tolerate crooked teeth.

Age is not a barrier to getting your teeth straightened! Research has shown that the biggest barrier to adults getting their teeth straightened is how long the treatment takes relative to what they want changed. The good news is that things have moved on, and we are able to offer a solution for some adult cases onsite at the practice. For children and more complex adult cases we can refer you on to our specialist Orthodontist colleagues for treatment.

So before you go thinking about destroying healthy teeth by having veneers to straighten them, talk to us about what we can do for you with adult braces. 
 

Crowns and Veneers

Crowns

Crowns are protective covers for damaged and broken teeth. They are fitted over an existing tooth and can be crafted from gold, metal alloys or newer metal-free materials that are completely natural in appearance.

Veneers

Veneers are ideal if you have small, oddly shaped, spaced or discolored teeth or have suffered damage that is visible on the surface of the teeth. They are very thin, specially shaped pieces of porcelain which are beautifully custom crafted and perfectly color matched. With this procedure we can reshape, widen and brighten your smile.

 

Dental Fees

 

At 19 Bell Street we will endeavour to ensure that you are given important information in the clearest format possible. After your initial consultation, we will discuss your treatment options with you. We will then provide you with a detailed, written treatment plan and estimate so you will know the costs involved. Once you have approved the plan, we can go ahead.

 

 

 

Example Fees:

 


 Treatment


 Example Fees


New patient consultation (60 mins)


£78


Recall Dental Health Check (30 mins)


£49


Consultation for a specific problem (15 min)


£55


Scale and Polish with Hygienist


from £75


Scale and Polish with Dentist


from £98


Tooth coloured restorations (white fillings)


from £124


Atraumatic Extractions


from £155


Crowns


from £686

 

Same Day Cerec Crowns 

 

from £750


Veneers (single – each)


from £670


Veneers (multiple - 4 or more)


from £650 each

 

The above are examples of our current professional fees and are subject to annual review. You will receive a full estimate based on a personalised treatment plan and the condition of your teeth.

 

 

Payment for Treatment

 

To reduce administration and costs, we ask for payment in full for treatment that has been carried out on the day. 

For treatment that takes two visits, fifty percent of the fee is payable at each appointment.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, cheques (with banker's guarantee card) and cash.

 

 

 

Children's Plan - up to age 16 years

 

Please ask for details of our dental plan which offers a monthly payment option for routine care for children.

 

 

 

Rewards for Referrals

 

We know from years of experience that providing excellent service and great treatment ensures that we retain good patients. We also know that satisfied patients regularly recommend us to their family and friends. As a mark of our appreciation for these referrals, we operate a referral reward scheme. For each successful referral, the referring patient will receive a £20 credit towards their own future treatment.  Referral cards are available from Reception.

 

 

 

Loyalty Scheme

 

While we will always treat every one of our patients as a VIP (Very Important Patient!), there are those we wish to thank in a special way for their custom. We want to reward your loyalty with benefits that reflect your commitment to your own health and well-being, as well as to our practice. These exclusive benefits include access to no charge emergency call outs during the 6 months following a dental check-up, priority appointment times, and complimentary annual cleans for larger treatment plans (T’s & C’s apply). Patients who have been with the practice for five or more years, and who have attended their recommended check-ups, will be eligible for this. Please ask for details.

 

Dental Implants

“I know I was concerned about my appearance, but If I knew what a difference they would make to my ability to eat, I would have had it done ages ago!” - Quote from an actual implant patient.
Dental implants are used to replace missing natural teeth. By restoring your normal appearance and allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence, they feel and function like natural teeth and can give a real boost to both your private and professional life.
Implants are amazingly strong, fixed, natural looking replacements for missing teeth. With so many benefits, more and more people are choosing implants over dentures and bridges, and they are delighted with the results. Dental implants replace the tooth’s own root, allowing a false tooth to be anchored permanently into the jaw – just like natural teeth.  Implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, individually or by holding a bridge or a denture with several replacement teeth.
Dentistry19 now offers an on-site Implant treatment option for suitable patients. The highest safety standards are adhered to with CT imaging and 3D computerised planning and guidance for all cases. Implant placements are carried out by Dr Lewis Wagner.

Dental Glossary

The following glossary of terms will help you understand some of the common terms we use in cosmetic dentistry.

  • Bonding (Adhesion) - Adhering or ‘sticking’ tooth-coloured fillings or crowns or veneers to the tooth surface with special dental adhesives.

  • Bonding (Composite Resin) - Process by which enamel-like resin is bonded to a tooth's surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. . Also used for repairing chipped or cracked teeth

  • Bonding - For chipped or cracked teeth, bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted into shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. Bridge - Usually refers to a fixed dental appliance which replaces lost or missing teeth.

  • Composite Resin - Tooth-colored filling material made of resin reinforced with silica or porcelain particles.

  • Cosmetic Contouring - Reshaping the natural teeth to make them straighter or more youthful in appearance.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry - The field of dentistry dedicated to the art and science of enhancing a person's smile, overall appearance, and oral health.

  • Crown - A cap, cover, or restoration to replace the missing portion of a tooth. (This procedure can also correct general bite with individual teeth or replace missing teeth.)

  • Dentine - The layer of tooth structure under the enamel.

  • Diastema - The space between two teeth.

  • Enamel - The hard, white outer layer of the tooth that covers and protects the dentin.

  • Fixed Bridge - A fixed dental appliance (used to replace a missing tooth/teeth) cemented or bonded to adjacent teeth which have been prepared to provide anchor supports.

  • Gingiva - Gum tissue.

  • High Lipline - Where the widest smile exposes all of the upper teeth and the gum tissue.

  • Incisor - The central or lateral front teeth with cutting edges (4 upper and 4 lower).

  • Inlay - A porcelain, resin, or gold filling (made to fit a prepared cavity) cemented or bonded in place to help restore a decayed or broken tooth.

  • Implants - An alternative to dentures or a bridge, implants are a stronger, implants are a stronger, more attractive option for replacing missing or lost teeth. An anchor is placed in the patient's jaw, and a life-like ceramic restoration is built around it and matched to the tooth colour.

  • Laminate Veneer - A thin porcelain or resin shell that is bonded to the enamel of front teeth.

  • Laminating - The process of applying a thin porcelain or composite resin veneer to a tooth. Low

  • Low Lipline - Where the widest smile barely reveals the bottom edges of the upper front teeth.

  • Malocclusion - A bad bite caused by incorrect positions of the upper or lower teeth.

  • Midline - An imaginary vertical line that divides the face into equal parts.

  • OPG - OrthoPantomoGram or Pan X-ray is an x-ray that shows a panoramic view of your teeth and jaws.

  • Onlay - A porcelain, resin, or gold filling that protects a tooth by covering the chewing surface.

  • Partial Denture (Bridge) - A removable dental appliance that replaces missing natural teeth.

  • Porcelain - A ceramic, tooth-colored material that fuses at high temperatures to form a hard, enamel-like substance.

  • Posterior Bonded-Composite - Tooth coloured (note spelling of coloured) fillings used primarily for back teeth.

  • Resin - Tooth-colored fillings primarily used for back teeth.

  • Resin-bonded Bridge - A thin metal or glass fiber-reinforced bridge which requires slight or no reduction of anchor teeth.

  • Rubber Dam - A thin rubber sheet applied to teeth to control moisture during dental procedures.

  • Veneers (Porcelain or Composite) - An increasingly popular procedure, veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made laminates that are fixed directly to the teeth. They are a great option for closing gaps, straightening crowding or disguising discoloured teeth.

  • Walking Bleach - A method used to lighten a tooth that has darkened after root canal treatment.

  • Whitening (bleaching) - The process of brightening stained, discolored, or dull teeth.

Oral Hygiene

Effective oral hygiene is vital in preventing gum disease and tooth decay, keeping your teeth in optimum condition and maintaining a whiter smile and fresh breath.
At regular hygiene appointments we will remove plaque, tartar and stains from your teeth and show you effective brushing and flossing techniques. Encouraging children to look after their teeth from an early age will help establish a healthy routine and minimise the need for dental treatment in the future.
We look forward to helping you achieve that feeling of well-being that comes when you know that your mouth is healthy and you are fully equipped to keep it that way.

Replacement of missing teeth with bridges or dentures

Dental bridges

If a tooth has been lost, a dental bridge can be used to ‘bridge’ the gap between two adjacent teeth. Bridges are generally fixed and matched closely to the rest of your teeth to create as natural a result as possible.

Dentures

Flat pink dentures are a thing of the past. The latest hand crafted dentures are comfortable and realistic enough to convince even the most discerning onlooker that they are viewing natural teeth and gums.
Dentures remain a cost-effective method of replacing missing teeth.

 

Root Canal Treatment

 

At Dentistry19 we are first and foremost about helping you retain your natural teeth. When a tooth has had trauma or a large cavity,  the nerve can sometimes die and cause a painful abscess. With Root canal treatment, we are able to remove the damaged or dead nerve tissue that is causing the problem. We then fill the space left with a special material and restore the tooth. It is important to remember though that there is no guarantee that once a tooth has been root treated it will never worry you again. Some teeth will settle down for life while others may start causing problems after a few years. There are a number of factors affecting a successful outcome, and we will discuss your individual prognosis with you to allow you to make an informed decision about your treatment. In some cases we may have to refer you on to a specialist Endodontist for treatment, as not every case can be treated by a general dentist.

 

Tooth Coloured Fillings

White ( Tooth Coloured) Fillings

If part of a tooth has been lost, either through decay or accidental damage, a filling may be required, to stop future discomfort. Composite ‘white’ fillings match the colour of natural teeth. Many people decide to switch to white fillings when older style amalgams need replacing due to wear and tear. However, if you have dark or discoloured fillings that are visible when smiling or laughing, they can be changed to blend in naturally with the colour of your teeth.

Tooth Whitening

Teeth naturally darken and discolour with age but staining is made worse by smoking, red wine, tea, coffee and sometimes by antibiotics taken in childhood.
Modern whitening techniques, supervised dental professionals, can have a dramatic effect on your smile in a very short time. In fact whitening is an essential part of most treatment plans that involve teeth visible in your smile - the simplest way to restore the natural youthful brightness of your teeth or just get a nice fresh, clean look!