General Dentistry

CHECK-UPS

Here at Chess House Dental Practice, we want to ensure that each of your visit is a comfortable

and pleasant experience. At your check-up visit, your dentist will thoroughly examine your gums,

teeth and mouth. Any treatment that you may require, will be discussed in detail with all options

available and a custom treatment plan will be made to tailor to your specific needs.

 

After your check-up, your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit.

The time to your next check-up could be as short as three months or as long as two years.

 
 

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS

Being a patient at Chess House Dental Surgery, we want to ensure all our patients are well looked after. We aim to provide you with an emergency appointment within 24 hours. If the dentist is fully booked, our reception will advise you to sit and wait, and you will be seen in between patients. 

 

PERIODONTAL TREATMENTS

The best way to treat gum disease is to practise good oral hygiene, although additional

dental treatments are sometimes necessary e.g. scaling and polishing and root planning.

Your dentist may recommend you to see the hygienist regularly to maintain good gum health.

Sometimes, in severe cases, you may require to be referred to a Periodontist for further treatment.

 

CROWNS

The best way to treat gum disease is to practise good oral hygiene, although additional

dental treatments are sometimes necessary e.g. scaling and polishing and root planning.

Your dentist may recommend you to see the hygienist regularly to maintain good gum health.

Sometimes, in severe cases, you may require to be referred to a Periodontist for further treatment.

 

INLAYS / ONLAYS

Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.

Types: Metal, Composite (resin), Ceramic

 

VENEERS

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural-colour 'composite' material is used instead of porcelain

 

FILLNGS

When tooth decay or other damage causes a cavity or crack in a tooth, a filling is usually the recommended treatment. Your dentist will offer you the type of filling most appropriate for your tooth.

 

The Types of filling available are:

 

  • amalgam (silver-coloured) – a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, and copper

 

  • composite (tooth-coloured) – . Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

  • glass ionomer (tooth-coloured) – powdered glass, which reacts chemically with your tooth and bonds to it, but it is weak so is only used on baby (first) teeth or around the sides of teeth or as interim fillings .

 

ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS

Root canal treatment is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. The procedure is often complicated, depending on circumstances, and can either be complete in a single visit or may involve multiple visits over a period of weeks. In some cases may even require referral to a root canal specialist. Molars and premolars that have had root canal therapy should be protected with a crown that covers the cusps of the tooth.

 

EXTRACTIONS

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  and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis) and may require to be removed by referring to a specialist. In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted (often bicuspids) to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened

 

DENTURES

Dentures are removable false teeth made of various materials. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps. 

Types of dentures:

-Acrylic

-Cobalt chrome

-Cosmetic semi-flexible denture

 

BRIDGES

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

 

OTHER APPLIANCES

If you grind your teeth while you're asleep, it may help to wear a mouth guard or mouth splint at night. We also fabricate Sports guard for children to protect the teeth their teeth from trauma during contact sports like Rugby. Ask your dentist for more details.

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