We offer a comprehensive range of private treatments including tooth colour restoration, veneers, crowns and bridges, hygienist appointments, and much more.
We are also proud to offer a variety of other cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, whitening of teeth as well as professional toolkit for home tooth whitening and Short Term Orthodontics, which is a treatment to correct the position of front teeth only.
Advantages of Private Dental Care:
At Finedon Dental Practice we have a limited NHS contract for children and adult patients exempt from payment. Please ask a member of staff or call the practice for more details.
Short Term Orthodontics is a clear brace that’s designed to straighten your front teeth in around six months. It achieves speedy results because it’s focused on tackling cosmetic problems and straightening the front teeth only.
Implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures. They may be the only option if the loss of teeth has caused the mouth to shrink so it can no longer support dentures. You can use implants to replace just a single tooth or several teeth.
To fit an implant, titanium screws are drilled into the jaw bone to support a crown, bridge or denture. Replacement parts take time to prepare. This is to ensure that they fit your mouth and other teeth properly. This means they won’t be available on your first visit to the dentist.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to smooth existing expression lines and to tighten the skin. Dermal fillers can be used to fill in deep folds such as nasolabial (smile line), create fuller lips and pad out hollow cheeks. If you are interested in any of these procedures please contact the practice to book in for a free consultation.
A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. It’s made by taking an impression of the surrounding teeth, which will eventually support the bridge.
A bridge could be made from different materials such as precious metal, porcelain or Zirconia and will be fixed in your mouth (unlike dentures, which can be removed) on the return appointment.
A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It’s made from various materials and is fixed in your mouth.
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 reduced in size so it’s like a peg the crown will be fixed on to. It can take some time for the lab to prepare a new crown, so you will need a return visit to fit it.
There are times when a tooth suffers damage (from decay, for example) that is too extensive to be treated with a simple filling — but not extensive enough to need a full-coverage crown. In these cases, the best option for restoring the tooth may be an inlay or onlay.
Both inlays and onlays are considered “indirect” fillings, meaning that they are fabricated outside the mouth (generally at a dental laboratory), and then bonded to the tooth by the dentist. This is in contrast to a “direct” filling, which is applied directly to the cavity by the dentist in one office visit.
An indirect filling is considered an “inlay” when it fits within the little points or “cusps” of a back (premolar or molar) tooth. It is an “onlay” if it covers one or more of these cusps. Either way, the procedure for placing an inlay or onlay is the same.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include a composite resin (tooth-coloured fillings) and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
Root canal treatment tackles infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system).
When the blood or nerve supply of the tooth has become infected, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out if root canal treatment isn’t carried out.
The treatment aim is to remove all the infection from inside the root canal system. The root canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown to stop it.
Root canal treatment usually requires 2 + visits to your dentist.
Hygiene treatments (also called deep clean/scale and polish) are essential in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
This treatment prevents the build-up of plaque and tartar. We advise patients to attend regular hygiene treatments to avoid gum disease and dental caries in the future.
We also offer a stain removal procedure which helps restore the discoloration and appearance of your teeth.
Veneers are new facings for teeth that disguise a discoloured (rather than a damaged) tooth.
To fit a veneer, the front of the tooth is polished away.
An impression is taken, and a thin layer of porcelain is fitted over the front of the tooth.
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 partial set is used to replace 1 or more missing teeth.
Dentures are custom-made using impressions (mouldings) from your gums. They’re usually made from metal or plastic.
They’re removable so you can clean them, although part dentures can be brushed at the same time as your other teeth. 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.
Dental whitening is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove stains and to brighten teeth which have suffered discoloration as a result of natural ageing, certain pigmentation within the teeth caused by coffee and nicotine intake.
A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction or informally tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the socket in the bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease, or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache.
Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.
Why would I need an x-ray?
Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the root, or any bone loss around the tooth.
X-rays can help the dentist to see in between your teeth or under the edge of your fillings. Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save both time and money.
In children, x-rays can be used to show where the adult teeth are and when they will appear. They are also used in the same way for adults when the wisdom teeth start to come through.
How often should I have x-rays?
If you are a new patient, the dentist will probably suggest having x-rays. This helps them assess the condition of your mouth and to check for any hidden problems. After that, x-rays may be recommended every 6 to 24 months depending on the person, their history of decay, their age and the condition of their mouth.
We want to help you feel confident and relaxed about your smile on your wedding day. Depending on how early you start planning your wedding day smile, we have lots of options to choose from, right down to the day before you wedding.
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