Home visits available on request*
Only certain treatments available
All our dentists carry out a wide range of general dentistry which includes:
Full List of Treatments offered
- Simple Remedies for Gum Disease
- Fluoride Treatment
- Dental Crowns
- Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease
- Composite Restoration
- Stabilisation of Wobbly Teeth - Teeth Splinting
- Routine Examination
- Preventive Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Children's Dentistry
- Root Canal Treatment
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
- Cosmetic Dentures - Valpast
- Metal Free Crowns and Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Sport Mouth Guards
Simple Remedies for Gum Disease
Simple remedies for gum disease
Gum disease is the leading course of tooth loss in adults, the earlier periodontal disease is detected the more sucessful the treatment results.
Gum disease is best described as either affecting the surface layers or the deep tissues. Although more complicated forms of gum disease do exist, they are very rare and not dealt with in the confines of this website. If you would like more specific information please call Nina Begum practice manager to book an appointment with our Periodontal specialist on 0121 554 3406
Gum disease that affects surface tissues is known as Gingivitis. This is inflammation of the gum immediately surrounding the teeth. It is caused by dental plaque which has been left to accumulate for a period in excess of two weeks. The gums become swollen, red in colour and bleed easily (eg upon toothbrushing). In addition, the gums can be sore, and an unpleasant taste/odour can develop.
The treatment for Gingivitis is aimed at removing the dental plaque and keeping it away. The Periodontist carefully removes all soft and hard plaque deposits. The patient is instructed in keeping the plaque away (toothbrush brushing efficiency, the use of mouthwashes, flossing etc) and the condition readily resolves over a period of two weeks.
Some forms of Gingivits are of sudden onset whilst others have been present for longer periods (months, even years). In addition, Gingivitis can develop due to certain medical conditions eg Pregnancy. Another common form of Gingivitis is that due to the taking of certain prescription drugs (eg common drugs used in the control of Hypertension.
Other Periodontal Services
- Gum Graft
- Treatment of Gummy Smile
- Functional Crown Lengthening
- Lightening of Dark Gums
Its really simple and a course of treatment can cost as little as £2,000 We make you specially constructed aligners (actually, they’re made in the USA using complicated 3-D scanning technology). You wear the aligners for a specified period of time (about the same time as you would wear fixed braces / tracks) and the end result is straighter teeth. As an added bonus, the teeth can be secretly whitened whilst wearing the aligners.
Treatment with Invisalign:
- The average treatment time is 12-18 months.
- You wear the aligners all day and night (except when eating).
- The end result is computer modelled before you start so you know exactly what you’re getting.
- Your teeth remain clean, much cleaner than wearing traditional metal braces.
- As an added bonus your teeth can be secretly whitened whilst you are wearing the aligner. Dentist
More than just a pretty smile: Orthodontics can help you keep your mouth healthy.
Orthodontic treatments like braces help move teeth that are crooked or that do not fit together right. By fixing these problems, orthodontics can also help keep your mouth healthy. Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, putting you at risk for cavities and gum disease.
Using x-rays and other tools, your dental professional will decide if orthodontic treatments are right for you.
Fluoride treatment of teeth at Newtown dental Practice
Fluoride is a commonly occurring element. In some areas, it is found as a naturally occurring substance in water. In others, it is added to the water supply, although, in large parts of the country there is no available Fluoride in drinking water. It is also found in tea and many common foodstuffs. In addition, higher concentrations of Fluoride are found in toothpaste, dental mouthwashes, and even dental floss.
Fluoride reacts with the outer enamel layer covering the tooth. Through this reaction it is incorporated into the enamel structure, thus doing, it strengthens the enamel. The tooth is therefore less susceptible to acid and bacterial attack.
Fluoride is not only used as a tooth hardening agent it can also be used in certain circumstances to alleviate tooth sensitivity. It is commonly incorporated into dental filling materials to help harden the underlying tooth and prevent sensitivity after a filling is placed. Of course, it is possible to place Fluoride-free dental fillings.
In some cases, children are given Fluoride supplements to strengthen their adult teeth whilst they are developing and when they erupt .
Fluoride supplements should only be given on the advice of a dental professional.
Our clinic does use Fluoride as an adjunct to prevent dental decay. However, we do recognise that some people have concerns regards the use of Fluoride and we are sensitive in such cases.
Dental crowns at Newtown Dental Practice
A crown is a ‘cap’ that fits over the entire surface of the tooth. The process of making a crown involves trimming the tooth down to the desired shape. Impressions of the tooth preparation are then taken. From the impressions, the laboratory can construct the crown.
Once fabricated, a crown is fitted over the tooth surface and bonded in place using special dental cements.The shape, size, colour and surface characteristics of a crown are closely matched to the surrounding teeth. They are fabricated by master ceramists to the highest possible standards and once fitted, provide a seamless and permanent restoration to a tooth.
Crowns can last a lifetime and are necessary for a number of reasons:
- To restore heavily broken down teeth
- To restore heavily filled teeth
- To give form to broken or unusually shaped teeth
- To treat discoloured teeth
- To realign crowded or spaced teeth
There are many types of crown. Dr F younes limits her practice to All-Ceramic crowns and Gold-Ceramic crowns. Experience has shown that these constitute the optimum materials for such restorations.
All-Ceramic crowns are constructed in specially formulated ceramics and serve to replace the outer enamel layer of the tooth. In many cases, advanced computer technology is used to scan the dimensions of the tooth preparation from which the crowns are constructed.
This provides a perfectly fitting and sealed crown. These crowns are highly biocompatible and avoid the use of metals. They are bonded to the underlying tooth structure in such a fashion that they provide considerable added strength to the tooth preparation.
Ceramic-Gold crown utilises a high-gold alloy as substructure over which specially formulated ceramics are applied. The underlying gold matrix provides strength and a warm and bright core over which the layering of ceramics can be optimised to imitate the aesthetics of natural teeth. The high gold alloy is bio-compatible and non-allergenic.
Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease
Surgical treatment of gum disease – Newtown Dental Practice
Many forms of surgical treatments exist for a variety of gum conditions. Progressive or destructive gum diseases such as Periodontal disease can be treated surgically if simpler remedies fail to improve the condition sufficiently.
If you would like to learn more about this please telephone our practice on 01215543406 and speak to Nina.
Composite restoration at Newtown Dental Practice
Composite is a tooth coloured material composed of glass particulates suspended in a resin matrix. They have been used in dentistry for many decades. They are constantly improved and enhanced and are used widely in the restoration of teeth.
The single great advantage of composites is that they are placed and hardened in the dental chair. They are time efficient and relatively inexpensive and do not usually require specialist laboratory construction.
Their use includes the restoration of dental cavities, the replacement of dental amalgam (metal alloys), and the restoration of teeth when they have been worn or chipped away. In addition, composites are often used for aesthetic reasons to enhance the contour, shape, colouring or relative position of the front teeth.
It takes approximately one hour to restore a simple cavity with composite. More complex restorations may take a little longer. It is placed in tiny increments and cured (hardened) at each stage. Composite has the great advantage that it forms a micro mechanical bond with the tooth surface and therefore they require very little tooth preparation. It is integrated into the tooth (matched for colour and translucency) and is indistinguishable from the original tooth substance.
The goal of every composite restoration is to be so well integrated with the surrounding tooth that even a dentist will have difficulty distinguishing it from natural tooth substances. There is a special skill in integrating composite with tooth. Our composites attract much attention from within the dental community.
Stabilisation of Wobbly Teeth - Teeth Splinting
When the teeth are compromised from a periodontal point of view and lost most of their bone and gum support due to periodontal disease, they become wobbly. As a result the chewing efficiency, phonetics and function is compromised. To increase patient comfort during chewing we can connect multiple teeth together (teeth splinting) to reduce mobility and improve the patients function and chewing efficacy. Also, when the teeth are used as abutments for partial dentures they can be connected together to increase support of the periodontally compromised teeth. However, splinting makes oral hygiene procedures difficult. To ensure the longevity of the connected teeth, special attention must be taken towards hygiene.
To connect teeth to each other, the enamel surface of the tooth is etched, most commonly with a 37% solution of phosphoric acid and composite resin can then be bonded to the etched surface to rigidly connect the teeth to each other. The connection cab be strengthened by adding a fibre or metal framework. No healthy tooth substance is removed and if the splint requires repairs in the future it can be easily reinforced without harming sound tooth structure.
This is tailored to your needs in order to ensure the early detection and prevention of any problems. At Newtown Dental Practice, we are committed to care and monitoring the whole mouth including oral cancer screening for all our patients, diagnostic x-rays, gum disease evaluation and examination of teeth and existing restorations.To connect teeth to each other, the enamel surface of the tooth is etched, most commonly with a 37% solution of phosphoric acid and composite resin can then be bonded to the etched surface to rigidly connect the teeth to each other. The connection cab be strengthened by adding a fibre or metal framework. No healthy tooth substance is removed and if the splint requires repairs in the future it can be easily reinforced without harming sound tooth structure.
This involves removal of decay and restoring the tooth with either Amalgam or Composite (tooth colour) filling.
Effective oral hygiene is essential for keeping teeth and gums healthy. Our therapist and oral health educator will offer advice and guidance on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. Regular visits for dental hygiene will help:
• To reduce the risk of gum disease and bleeding gums
• To reduce the possibility of dental decay
• To remove the stains caused by smoking and drinking tea, coffee and red wine
• To reduce the likelihood of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
We carry out routine extraction of teeth and minor oral surgeries such as removal of retained roots and impacted teeth.
Children often find the dental visits terrifying. At Newtown Dental Practice, we understand this and that is why our dentists are specially trained in child management and care.
We routinely offer oral hygiene and diet advice to our under 18 patients and provide fluoride applications and fissure sealants to the biting surfaces of teeth so to prevent decay.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury. This may eventually lead to a dental abscess if not treated and may lead to extraction.
The aim of the treatment is to remove the infection from the root canal which is then cleaned and filled to prevent further infection. The procedure may involve more than 2 visits.
A denture is a removable appliance which replaces lost or missing teeth so to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.
There are two types of dentures- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by the missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from drifting. Dentures are commonly made from acrylic or Co/Cr metal.
A crown (a cap) is an artificial restoration which is often used for a badly broken tooth and it fits over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and colour of the natural tooth. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Crowns are commonly made of either precious or non-precious metal fused to porcelain.
Other applications for use of crowns are:
• Discoloured teeth
• Root treated teeth
• Heavily restored teeth
A bridge replaces lost or missing teeth using adjacent teeth on either side of the gap. It is a fixed appliance and once fitted, it blends nicely with remaining natural dentition. Bridges are also commonly made from either precious or non-precious metal fused to porcelain.
Reasons for a fixed bridge:
• Fill space of missing teeth
• Maintain facial shape
• Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
• Restore chewing and your smile
At Newtown Dental Practice, we provide a wide range of cosmetic and restorative treatments. Cosmetic dentistry covers all the treatments that are under taken to improve your smile, appearance and self-esteem. Whether you have missing teeth, gaps, chipped or discoloured teeth, cosmetic dentistry can transform your look and improve your confidence.
Choosing to access your care through a private arrangement gives you a wider range of more aesthetic treatment options such as White fillings, Tooth Whitening and Metal free Crowns. Ask your dentist for a price and options as it may not be as expensive as you think!!
Here is a selection of popular procedures:
• Tooth whitening
• Composite (tooth colour) fillings
• Cosmetic dentures (Valplast)
• Metal free Crowns and Bridges
• Dental implants
• Sport mouth guard
An easy way to improve your smile
Teeth are stained by food and drinks we consume. Smoking further stains teeth and the natural, bright white shade becomes darkened. Tooth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be required every year if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or red wine.
If your front teeth are stained, chipped or twisted, veneers will give you a good appearance with minimum tooth adjustment. Veneers are made from porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps between your front teeth.
Cosmetic Dentures - Valpast
We specialise in providing Valplast cosmetic dentures which are made of a flexible thermoplastic nylon resin. It is an inexpensive method of teeth replacement which blends very well with the natural dentition, with a great aesthetic result.
Advantage of Valplast dentures to conventional acrylic and Co/Cr metal dentures:
• Do not break and has a life time guarantee against breakage and fracture.
• Very good aesthetic and blends well with natural teeth.
• Superior fit and retention.
• Very light, tissue friendly and comfortable.
• Non allergic.
Metal Free Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are commonly made from precious or non precious metal fused to porcelain. We offer metal free crowns and bridges made from pressed ceramics such as E-max and Procera in order to maximise aesthetics and a natural look.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacement of missing teeth. A dental implant is made of metal Titanium which integrates very well with the bone. Each implant is placed into a socket, carefully drilled at a precise location in the jaw.
Sport Mouth Guards
Protect your teeth from sport injury
Are you back to school or college? Do you play sport such as Rugby or Hockey? Can you afford to lose a front tooth as the result of sport injury?? Protect your teeth from damage, get a Mouth Guard which is custom made for you and is available in many different colours.