Treatments

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At Manor Dental Practice, we offer a wide range of treatment according to our patient’s requirements. Below are some of the treatments we carry out here at Manor Dental.

Tooth whitening is a cosmetic procedure for lightening the colour of teeth.  This can be caused by teeth naturally discolouring with age and ‘yellowing’ or ‘greying’ is common as we get older. Other common causes of tooth discolouration are drinks such as coffee and red wine, foods such as curries and smoking. A consultation with your Dentist would help identify if you would benefit from teeth whitening. .

Who can benefit from Tooth Whitening?

Most people will benefit from tooth whitening. Existing crowns and veneers will not be lightened, but old restorations can be replaced if they look dark after the treatment is completed. Discolouration on some teeth may not respond as well as others, and some can take longer or be more difficult to treat. when you have the first consultation appointment, your dentist will advise on the most suitable techniques for your teeth, the timescale and the expected results. Tooth whitening is not recommended if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or allergic to plastic or peroxide. 

What is involved in the whitening process?

The most popular technique is home bleaching where you will usually need to wear some trays loaded with gel a couple of times a day for up to 2 weeks to start noticing the results.

Are there any side effects?

Sensitivity during treatment or for a few days after is the most frequently reported side effect. If this happens it usually disappears of its own accord soon after the treatment has stopped and can be eased by using a sensitive toothpaste or fluoride mouthwash

Dentures or bridges can be used for a number of reasons, including:

  • If you have a missing tooth/tooth;
  • You wish to improve the overall appearance of your mouth;
  • You want to improve your ability to bite and chew;
  • You want to have a longer lasting solution for your dental needs.

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures are usually made out of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal (Cobalt Chrome). Depending on your dental needs you may require a partial denture to replace some missing teeth or a complete denture to replace all-natural teeth on the upper, lower or both. Having a good set of dentures will enable you to, speak, eat, drink well and can often improve a person’s appearance.

After an initial consultation or examination subsequent visits to the dental practice will include taking dental impressions, bite registration, fitting and reviews.

Bridges, like dentures, are designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth although they are not removable like dentures are. Bridges are a great option for those who don’t want the hassle of a removable prosthesis.

Crowns are used where there is too much of your tooth missing to use a simple filling. The crown is made in a laboratory and made specifically for you so will ordinarily take 2 visits to your dentist to complete.

During the first visit your dentist will prepare the tooth under a local anaesthetic and take an impression of your teeth which will be sent to the laboratory.

At the end of the first visit your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown until you next visit at which point the crown will be fitted using dental cement.

There are a wide variety of crowns available and your dentist will discuss with you the options most suited to you.

Following this examination your dentist will advise you an appropriate timescale for your next examination. This time will vary depending on the condition of your oral health, ranging from 3 months to about 2 years.

If you experience any problems in between your check-ups you should contact us to make an appointment as soon as you can. In an emergency or outside of practice hours please dial 111.

For patients who want a dramatic smile makeover within a short period of time, porcelain laminate veneers can be an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces.

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment which can be used to improve the overall appearance of your front teeth whether they are broken, worn, discoloured or out of place. They can be used to improve the shape of your teeth and even to straighten them up without the requirement for lengthy orthodontic treatment.

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain (or sometimes a composite material may be used) made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. They are similar to a crown but do not require as much preparation of the tooth as they only cover one surface.

By choosing a veneer to improve your smile you are able to take control over the shape and the shade of your teeth. Your dentist will work with you to design your new veneers enabling you to have the opportunity to create the perfect smile you have always wanted.

Being unhappy with the appearance of our smile can really affect your self-esteem. A smile makeover can help you to regain your confidence and be proud of your smile once again.

A smile makeover involves using different cosmetic treatments to improve the overall look of your smile.

Usually it will combine techniques such as veneers, bridges, whitening and tooth coloured fillings to achieve the desired outcome. Your dentist will discuss the options available and help you to decide which treatments are best for you. An individual step-by-step treatment plan will then be put together to ensure that all your requirements are met.

Dental fillings are used to replace missing areas in the tooth’s structure to due to breakages or caries. Once the decayed portion of the tooth is removed the dentist will fill the area with either or a number of different materials. With a white filling you will have the peace of mind that the filling not only looks great but also functions like the original tooth. 

Composite or ‘tooth coloured’ fillings

These are fillings made from a mixture of materials including powdered glass and ceramic added to a resin base. These fillings are very popular because their colour can be well matched to your natural tooth colour making them almost unnoticeable.

Ceramic fillings

This type of filling, often made of porcelain is usually used on larger cavities and are often stronger and more durable. They are normally more expensive as they have to be carefully crafted by a dental technician, although they are very strong and will usually last for a long time.

We would like to make sure that our patients can access as much information as possible about our services and the treatments we provide. In this section you will find links to our practice leaflet, in-house treatment leaflets, treatment information guides and after treatment care advice. If there is anything you are unsure about, whether it be about our services or the treatment you have had or are going to receive then please do not hesitate to call our reception where we will be able to offer you further assistance.

 

Treatment AdviceTreatment Information
Bad Breath AdviceDental Implants
Brushing Teeth AdviceCrowns
Denture Bridge Cleaning Advice Dental Examination
Healthy Eating AdviceDental X-Rays
Mouth CancerEtch-retained Restorations
Nutrition NeedsExtraction
Periodontal Gum DiseasesFissure Sealants
Temporomandibular Jaw Joint ProblemsFixed Bridges
Tooth ErosionsFluoride
Post Tooth Extraction AdviceRemovable Dentures
Whitening AdviceRoot Canal Treatment
 Scaling and Polishing
 Silver Fillings
 Veneers
 Whitening Stages Advice

 

 

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Consent for Fixed Bridge RestorationsPrice List (Adults)
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