At Chess House Dental Practice, we offer all types of dental treatments ranging from general dentistry to more specialised services to suit your clinical needs in our state-of-the-art facility.
Here at Chess House Dental Practice, our goal is to create a safe environment for our patients and provide all round dental care. Our team of 9 dentists are highly skilled in providing you with the best treatments in all aspects of general dentistry.
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.
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.
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.
A dental crown (or ‘cap’) is a tooth-shaped covering that fits over a badly decayed or broken down tooth or dental implant. It can improve both the strength and appearance of a tooth. A dental crown is the ideal dental restoration for broken, cracked or severely worn down teeth. Also, teeth which are weakened by decay or large fillings. It can restore the shape and function to teeth that are too severely damaged for cosmetic fillings to be suitable.
Veneers offer a simple way of enhancing your smile by concealing the colour, shape or position of the natural teeth.
Dental veneers are a wafer thin, porcelain cosmetic tooth covering that is fitted onto the front surface of the teeth. They are used to disguise flaws such as chipped, broken, gappy or crooked teeth to improve the shape, shade and appearance.
Veneers are individually made and bonded onto the front of your tooth. At Chess House Dental Practice, we use minimally invasive techniques to preserve maximum of your natural tooth structure. A digital mock up of your new smile is created and sent to the lab technician to help create the desired smile based on your expectations.
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.
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
Types of fillings available:
Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become non-restorable 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 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:
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.
Teeth can become discoloured over time either as part of the natural ageing process or as a result of staining from extrinsic factors, like tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Teeth Whitening is an excellent way of revitalising the natural look of teeth without the need to remove healthy enamel. A whiter smile can make you look and feel years younger and give a huge boost to your confidence.
With the advent of latest technology, most patients can benefit from aligning their teeth in the desired position, followed by whitening, sometimes requiring some reshaping or edge bonding (where a tooth coloured filling material is placed on the edges of your teeth) to get you that perfect smile!
Chess House Dental Practice is one of the leading providers of Invisalign®. Our Principal Dentist, Shivika Shah, is an Invisalign® Platinum Provider, and has experience of treating over 100 patients, into achieving the smile of their dreams.
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. Some cases may even require referral to our root canal specialist, Dr. Kewal Shah. Molars and premolars that have had root canal therapy should be protected with a crown that covers the cusps of the tooth.
With proper care, you’ll keep teeth that have had root canal treatment for a lifetime but it’s possible for those teeth to heal improperly, becoming painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If this happens to your treated teeth you have a second chance to save the tooth with re-treatment. An additional procedure may be able to diminish dental pain or discomfort and promote healing.
Re-Root Canal Treatments can be complex and may require referral to a endodontist, to give the tooth its best chance of survival.
The process itself is relatively painless and involves placing a tiny titanium screw in the jaw bone where the natural tooth came out. This then fuses with the bone to act as the missing tooth root. A crown or dental bridge can then be fitted, restoring both the teeth and gums.
The procedure is the optimal choice for replacing missing teeth, whatever your age; and can be combined with a crown or dental bridge or used to hold loose dentures in place (known as implant-retained dentures).
At Chess House Dental Practice, we create beautiful smiles using a software to design and modify the smile of patients digitally; and help them to visualise it by creating and presenting a digital mockup of their new smile design before the treatment physically starts.
A combination of approaches can be done to enhance your smile, such as the Align, Bleach, Bond Concept:
Alternatively, we can transform your smile using minimally-prepped or no-prep porcelain veneers/laminate. (See Porcelain Veneers).
During your consultation, you will be able to share your smile concerns and we can discuss the various options available to you. The dentist will take high resolution pictures using the DSLR to then create a digital mock up of your desired smile. Your smile makeover package will be built around your own unique needs to give you the smile you’ve always dreamt of.
Book a Smile Makeover consultation for £75 to discuss which approach is best suited for your dental needs.
Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.
There is no one-size-fits-all dental treatment. Some people need to visit the dentist once or twice a year; others may need more visits. You are a unique individual, with a unique smile and unique needs when it comes to keeping your smile healthy.
You may want to call or visit more than one dentist before making your decision. Dental care is a very personalised service that requires a good relationship between the dentist and the patient. During your first visit, you should be able to determine if this is the right dentist for you.
Cancer can occur in any part of the mouth, on the tongue, lips and in the throat. Sadly, mouth cancer has a very high mortality rate. This is due to late detection. The positive news is that a "pre-cancer" will sometimes form a long time before cancer develops, and if detected early, it can be treated rapidly with an excellent chance of prevention or cure. Some of the early symptoms of mouth cancer include*:
*This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a list of some of the more common symptoms
Smoking is a major cause of mouth and throat cancer and gum and bone disorders in the mouth. The team at Chess House recognise that quitting smoking is a difficult challenge for most people and have established a quit smoking program to support and encourage their patients to quit and improve their confidence and their health and reduce their risk of mouth cancer. Limiting the amount of alcohol you drink will also reduce the risk of mouth cancer, as will attending the dentist regularly for your check-ups and cancer screenings.
If the dentist wants to confirm that a lesion is benign or is concerned about a suspicious lesion, a brush biopsy may be suggested. A brush biopsy is a painless test for oral cancer, which does not require an injection or any topical anaesthetic. It is simply a small brush, that the dentist will use to scrape some cells from the suspicious area. These cells are then prepared on a slide and delivered to the testing laboratory. The results are usually received within ten days and will indicate the nature of the lesion. It is a very safe and accurate test.
Dr Yash is a brilliant individual! I came to this dentist last year with extreme phobia and anxiety, nearly fainting and this wonderful man and his team offered me a drink of water, asking if I was okay, making small talk, trying to ease my mind and it did just that. I finally got up and sat in the chair. Yash was calm and gentle, telling me everything he was doing and telling me if I was uncomfortable to put my left hand up and he will stop. Also the nurse did a wonderful job helping Yash and she was a very kind individual. Just an all out brilliant dentist and the team are brilliant and kind, welcoming everyone with a beautiful smile!
A great surgery and I love how they have their specialists, it works well. Shivika was great at consulting with me about the best options for my tooth problems, Louise did a great job at prepping/cleaning the teeth for the procedure, Yash executed the design EXACTLY as it was in my head and Manesh did an excellent job on a very hard re-root canal, the assistants were all great too. Reception is now very nicely designed and all the receptionist staff are very professional and effective communicators.
A superb dental surgery! Having visited the surgery for a check-up, hygienist and a filling over the past few weeks, I have been very impressed with the care and professionalism of the staff. Having not visited a dentist for a while, I was apprehensive, however, the dentist and hygienist were excellent at putting me at ease and explained everything very well.
Got my 2 wisdom tooth pulled out last week by Dr Yash. Even though the surgery was very busy but the procedure was done properly and professionally, the staff was very helpful and clear instructions for after care both verbally and on a print out. Highly recommend their service.
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