Restoring and Caring for Your Teeth
We understand the importance of the health of your teeth and gums. As well as a happy smile, your teeth and gums should be strong and healthy and your breath should be fresh. Our professional team of highly experienced and qualified clinicians has a strong focus on preventative and minimally invasive dentistry and once you have become a patient at Andrea Ubhi Dentistry, we will help you to care for your mouth and your teeth for the future. We begin with an initial consultation, where we assess the health of your mouth, your gums and your teeth and how they function together. We will take X-rays if necessary so we can check for any underlying concerns and we also routinely include mouth cancer screening.
The Importance of Dental Hygiene
Dental hygiene is important, not only for treating active gum disease, but also to help you maintain good oral health and fresh breath. An appointment with our hygienist, involves scaling and polishing your teeth, leaving them gleaming and feeling fresh. She will show you how effective brushing, flossing and use of a mouthwash can help prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy, fresh smile.
Hygiene appointments are from £65 each. No registration is necessary.
Dental hygiene is the foundation of a healthy mouth. Our hygienist Jennie Scott is an experienced hygienist, who is gentle and competent.
No registration necessary.
Amalgam or silver fillings can make a tooth appear grey and unsightly. Old or worn-out fillings can be replaced by modern, tooth coloured filling materials, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing finish.
These aesthetic restorations, which are bonded to the tooth, feel very natural and are colour-matched to the surrounding tooth, making them appear almost invisible, and with modern materials are expected to last as long as amalgam fillings.
Fillings are from £135 each.
Dr Steve Gibson at work restoring teeth with advanced composite techniques.
For teeth which require very large fillings, a crown or an inlay may be used. A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns and inlays are created in the laboratory, they are tooth coloured and bonded into place, providing long-term aesthetic results. Crowns can be matched to natural teeth, dental veneers, bridges and dental implant crowns.
Crowns are from £650.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatments deal with the nerves in the teeth when the nerves become infected or irritated. In a healthy tooth, the nerves tell us whether something is hot or cold, and keeps the tooth ‘alive’. If a tooth starts to decay, or sustains a knock or blow, this can sometimes cause a nerve to become inflamed or infected. The tooth would usually begin to become very sensitive to hot or cold, and ache or develop an abscess.
As an alternative to removing the tooth, endodontic treatment can be undertaken on the tooth to remove the infected nerve. Treatment is comfortable and provided under local anaesthetic, and may be done over more than one visit.
Root canal treatment being carried out under magnification with Specialist Matthew Gahan.
The process of root canal treatment:
Diagram 1: showing the infected nerve due to decay in the crown of the tooth. Diagram 2: access is prepared under local anaesthetic. Diagram 3: the canals are cleaned. Diagram 4: the internal space is filled with a root canal filling and the tooth crown restored.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Knowing which treatment you need, can be confusing and can depend on the number of teeth you have missing and the state of your jaw, gums and general health. At your consultation, our highly experienced dentists will discuss the options appropriate for you. They will let you know the advantages and disadvantages and cost of each option, so you can make a fully informed decision about your treatment. Missing teeth can be replaced with a denture, a dental bridge or with dental implants.
Replacing missing teeth can improve the aesthetics of your smile and to make it easier to chew and eat. It can also improve the long term health of your remaining teeth, your jawbone and your facial appearance.