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A full range of dental treatments are offered at Chapel Dental Practice. We believe in providing a tailored plan for each patients’ individual needs. We will discuss your treatment needs and options available with you, along with the relevant costs involved. Fully written treatment plans along with estimated costs will be provided. You may wish to take these home to decide if you would like to proceed with the treatment offered. Once you are happy with the plans and costs, consent will then be required in the form of a signature. A signed copy of the treatment plan will then be given to you and a copy will be attached to your dental notes on the computer. Should an individual treatment plan change during a course of treatment, we will keep you fully informed with any changes of treatment and charges involved. A new treatment plan can then be drawn up or the changes in treatment and costs can be added to the existing treatment plan, with your consent.

Should you require treatment that is not offered at the practice, a referral system to a specialist practitioner is available.


PREVENTIVE CARE

This is the modern way of helping you to keep a healthy mouth with good strong teeth and healthy gums. Tooth decay and gum disease are the two main causes of tooth loss, so preventing these from occurring will increase the chance of more individuals keeping their own teeth for longer. It is therefore imperative that we introduce preventive care from an early age and teach children the importance of having a healthy mouth, through good oral hygiene and a good balanced diet. We offer Fluoride gels and Fissure Sealant treatments for children should they require it.
The expertise and help of a dentist and hygienist at the practice, and the individual looking after their teeth at home, can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This can further avoid the need for fillings and further dental treatment. We will recommend a course of hygiene treatment at the practice, suited to your individual needs, in order to get your mouth to a healthy condition. We will also discuss an oral health regime that you can easily follow and maintain at home. Regular dental check-ups, professional cleaning, combined with your home care will help you keep a healthy mouth and gums.

 

   

WHITE FILLINGS

These are discreet, strong, natural-looking fillings, which are used to repair decayed or damaged teeth. They help to improve the appearance of your teeth. New dental materials are constantly being introduced to carry out treatment with white fillings. It means that it is easy to find a perfect match for the shade of your particular tooth, thereby having an
‘invisible filling’ appearance. The dentist will discuss options for the best type of white filling for your particular needs.

 
   

FISSURE SEALANTS

The grooves or troughs in tooth enamel is known as a fissure. This area of the tooth can be vulnerable to decay as it is more difficult to clean than the rest of the tooth, especially for children. Fissure sealant materials are used to seal these areas to prevent them from decaying. We recommend this treatment to most of our younger children who are more susceptible to tooth decay.

 
   

INLAYS AND ONLAYS

These are a medium between crowns and fillings. They are usually recommended on teeth at the back of the mouth that have suffered a moderate level of tooth decay. They are made from a solid substance such as gold or porcelain. Inlays fit ‘into’ a cavity in a tooth, and onlays extend ‘over’ part of a tooth. 

 
   

CROWNS

A crown is like an onlay which completely covers the whole surface of the tooth. Crowns can be made to fit any tooth in the mouth. They are also referred to as ‘caps’. They are used to repair teeth which are badly broken, heavily filled or root treated. Modern crowns can be made from many different materials. The most common materials being metal, porcelain or ceramic materials. A combination of these materials can also be used to construct crowns. Your dentist will discuss the best options of materials for the crown they may need to construct for your particular needs.

 
   

BRIDGES

Bridges provide an affordable, fixed, permanent way of replacing missing teeth. They can be used in areas where single or multiple teeth have been lost. Conventional bridges are made by crowning teeth on one side or both sides of the gap and attaching a false tooth to replace the missing teeth. If bridges are well maintained, they can last for 10-15 years or even longer.

 
   

VENEERS

These are thin layers of white material, made from either porcelain or composite resin. It is an outer tooth surface covering material, described a little similar to a ‘false nail’. They are ideal in treating teeth that are discoloured, slightly rotated or have small chips and cracks in them. They can also be used in closing small gaps in front teeth.

 
   

TOOTH WHITENING

This is one of the most popular forms of modern day cosmetic dentistry. It is safe and long lasting, and is one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your teeth. Over time, teeth can discolour through external factors such as drinking tea or coffee, smoking, red wine, curries, trauma fractures. Or teeth maybe discoloured through developmental anomalies. Tooth whitening is the easiest and least invasive way of restoring your teeth to a more natural white colour, giving you a radiant smile and boosting your self-esteem. Tooth whitening can be carried out in -house using lasers, or as home tooth whitening kits. Your dentist will advise you of the best option available for you, after carrying out a full comprehensive examination. It is imperative that this treatment is only carried out under the guidance of a qualified dental practitioner.

 
   

ORTHODONTIC CARE

Orthodontic care is the treatment used to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or poorly aligned teeth. It is used to straighten teeth and move them into a better position. This will further help to improve speech, eating and to keep your mouth healthy, as crooked teeth can be harder to clean, putting you at risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontics also includes treating and controlling aspects of facial growth and the shape and development of the jaw. Conventional orthodontic treatment involves using metal or clear wires which are inserted into stainless steel or clear brackets (braces). The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into the desired positions. For small movements of teeth, aligner trays maybe used.
We offer a FREE referral service for children under the age of 16 years who are eligible for free orthodontic treatment. Simple orthodontic treatment for adults is offered at the practice, but more complex cases are referred out to consultant orthodontists.

 
   

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

This is also known as Endodontic Treatment. It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of a tooth (the pulp), is infected through decay or injury. Pain may not be felt in the early stages but can become acute if the tooth is not treated. In severe cases, the tooth may need to be extracted. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve 2 or more visits. The aim of the treatment is to remove all the infection from the root canal and tooth, clean it and then fill it to prevent any further infection. The treatment is usually followed by placing a crown over the tooth. In some cases, when oral health is poor, the infection may re occur. The treatment may then need to be repeated or the tooth extracted. It is therefore important to have regular check-ups to prevent tooth decay and gum disease from occurring or to treat any decayed teeth at an early stage.

 
   

DENTURES

Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace natural teeth that are missing or lost. They enable you to carry out and enjoy every day oral functions such as speaking, eating, and smiling with confidence. They also help to give you a more youthful appearance by supporting facial muscles, cheeks and lips. Dentures are ideal for people who have lost ALL or a large number of teeth. They can be constructed from Acrylic (plastic), metal (cobalt-chrome) or a combination of both.

 
   

IMPLANTS

Implants are a type of prosthesis which are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They can also be used to support dentures. Implants offer a permanent, long lasting solution to missing teeth. Dental implants are usually made of titanium and are shaped like rods which act as a replacement for a natural tooth by attaching to the jaw bone and gum tissue. This allows them to become a stable base for one or more crowns, bridges or dentures to be fitted to close the gap.

 
   

MOUTHGUARDS

These are transparent or coloured gum shields which are used to cover all your upper or lower teeth to prevent tooth grinding. The strength and thickness of the gum shield depends on the force of grinding and tooth wear you may have. Severe cases of tooth grinding can lead to headaches, jaw aches, neck pain and tooth sensitivity. In severe cases, you may need to be referred to a consultant oral surgeon.

 
   

SNORING DEVICES

Most snorers do not know that they snore unless told by someone else. Snoring devices are similar to mouth guards and can be constructed at the practice. Referral to an anti-snoring clinic maybe required in severe cases.

 

 

   


Chapel Dental Practice,25 Heath End Road, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe,HP10 9DT

Tel: 01628 810024 • 07946769032