Dental Implants

Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. A titanium screw is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.

  • Dental Implants are artificial roots (titanium screws) directly implanted into the gum and bone to hold crowns, bridges or dentures and replace missing teeth.
  • Look like natural teeth
  • Dental Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Does not damage surrounding teeth
  • Not painful procedure.
  • Do not use your existing teeth to support the artificial tooth replacing your missing tooth. This avoids damaging your natural teeth.

Root canal treatment  

The dentist will clean and enlarge the root canal. The root canal is usually very narrow, which makes it difficult to fill. Your dentist will use a series of small files to enlarge the canals and make them a regular shape so they can be filled, when the canal is ready then the root canal filling will be inserted. This, along with a filling, seals the tooth and prevents reinfection. Root-filled teeth are more likely to break than healthy unrestored teeth, so your dentist may suggest placing a crown on the tooth to protect it. In some cases a root-filled tooth may darken, particularly if it’s died as a result of injury like a knock to the tooth. There are several ways your dentist can treat discolouration, such as whitening the tooth using chemicals.

This treatment may take several hours, and may need to be carried out over a number of visits.

Fillings and crowns available on the NHS can be made of several different materials.


Amalgam filling (silver coloured filling) is made from a mixture of different metals

including mercury, silver, tin and copper, although amalgam fillings can release low levels of mercury vapour, particularly when they are put in or removed, there is no evidence that exposure to mercury from amalgam fillings has any harmful effects on health.

Talk to your dentist if you have any concerns.

Composite filling (tooth coloured filling) is a white filling material that is mimic the real tooth colour, it is glued to the tooth with special bonding agents,  and it is applied layer by layer and will be set by a special light so can be harden and ready immediately, the white filling then can be polished to gain the nice lustre of a natural tooth. Composite fillings are very popular now days as they are very durable and provide a very high aesthetic result.


A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It’s made from either metal, porcelain and metal or full porcelain, and can be fixed by a special glue on your tooth.

Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed or been damaged, or just to make a tooth look better. To fit a crown, the old tooth will need to be drilled down so it is like a small peg the crown will be fixed on to. It can take some time for the lab to prepare a new crown, so you will not have the crown fitted on the same day.


A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. It is made by preparing the adjacent teeth which will eventually support the bridge and then taking an impression of them and will be sent to the lab to make it ready, the dentist will then fix the bridge by gluing it on the supporting teeth with a special glue.

A bridge is usually created from metal, metal and porcelain or just porcelain, and will be fixed in your mouth (unlike dentures, which can be removed).


More commonly known as false teeth, dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth.

A full set is used to replace all your teeth. A part set is used to replace 1 or more missing teeth.

Dentures are custom-made using impressions (mouldings) from your gums. They’ are usually made from metal, plastic or the new flexible plastic material which provide more comfort and better fit.

They are removable so you can remove dentures for cleaning and when sleeping.

Dentures are important if you lose your natural teeth, as losing your teeth makes it difficult to chew your food, which will adversely affect your diet and may cause your facial muscles to sag, also missing teeth can affect the aesthetic and make the other natural teeth move to the gap.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them a lighter colour. Tooth whitening lightens the natural colour of your teeth without damaging any of the tooth surface. It will not change the colour of your teeth completely, but it will lighten the existing shade.

teeth become discoloured as we get older through staining on the surface from variety of  different factors this can include food and drink such as coffee, tea and smoking, also some types of antibiotics, and if the tooth is dead or heavily restored.

The process involves taking moulds to construct a custom fitted whitening trays for home use.

You then apply the whitening product  to your teeth daily, this will be supplied to you by your dentist with a full instructions about how to use this specially made trays which fits into your mouth like a gum-shield.

It will take between 2-4 weeks to achieve a whiter smile. In cases of severe staining it may take longer.


A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on the front surface of your tooth.

Veneers are custom made restorations that will be designed and adjusted to make your teeth overall look longer, more white and closer together.

You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover (Hollywood smile).

Dental Emergency

We are here to help, if you have dental emergency please call our reception and we will arrange a same day appointment for you.

Dental emergencies can include:

  • Severe tooth ache
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling in the face or the gum
  • Broken or loose filling and crown
  • Trauma or accident in the teeth area