Main reasons for getting an implant

To fill a gap would be the main reason for a dental implant. While this is true there are other reasons for implant placement. A missing tooth can have an enormous impact on your life – both medical and psychologically. Whether you start feeling self-conscious about your teeth and start to miss your favourite foods…

How to book a consultation

This may seem like a simple thing and it is that is why we are writing about it to let all prospective patients know how easy it is to book a consultation with us. First of all there is no obligation to have treatment with us once you have a consultation that is still your…

CT scans Versus an OPG

“Do I need a CT scan?” we get asked this question a lot. What the dentist can see on a CT scan impacts on patient treatment. An OPG is a basic 2D x-ray (a flat image) and is used for general dentistry. A CT scan is a 3D image and provides much more information. This…

Teeth Whitening

It’s very fashionable to have a pearly white smile and you may have wondered how you can achieve this with your own smile. Not everyone has milky white teeth just like the models that appear on toothpaste commercials. The reason for this is people’s individuality, as with eye and skin colour, every individual has a distinct…

Do I really need a night guard?

If your implantologist has recommended a night guard then the simple answer to this is YES. A dentist can tell that you grind your teeth just by examining them. There will be telling signs on your back teeth. We know that movement of implants is one of the biggest contributors to them failing and to…

What to do in an emergency?

It’s good for patients to know what to do in certain situations and whether they should contact us. Sometimes problems can be sorted out over the phone and a patient may be reassured. In other cases we will need a patient to come in to be seen. This can vary from case to case and…