Sometimes people are unhappy with their smile, but they are not quite sure about what they can do to improve it or what treatments would be the most suitable for them. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice we take the time to listen to the insecurities that you have about your smile before talking you through each and every option that is available.
If you unsure about which treatment is ideal for you then smile makeovers in Leamington Spa allow one of our dental professionals to work their magic and completely transform your smile into one that you know you are going to love. If you are dissatisfied with your smile and have been for too long, then it is time to make a consultation appointment at our practice. This can be done easily online or over the telephone and our team will be more than happy to help you in any way that they can.
See what we can do before we do it
When you attend your initial appointment to find out more about smile makeovers in Leamington Spa your dental professional will take a series of photographs and X-rays of your teeth. Once these images have been scanned into a computer your dental professional will be able to show you what your smile could look like after you have had your treatments. They will recommend certain treatments based on the issues that you discuss with them, and advise you on which types of these treatments will benefit you the most.
This advanced technology gives you the ability to see how your smile will look after you have received different treatments. This means that you can take your time in choosing which treatments are going to achieve the results that you want and have more control over your entire treatment in general. Being able to see the end result before starting treatment can also leave people feeling more confident throughout their treatment and excited about the end result.
What types of treatments are usually included?
Smile makeovers in Leamington Spa can consist of several different treatments. We want you to be wowed by your new smile and leave our clinic feeling more confident than ever before. After your initial appointment your dental practitioner will create a personalised plan for you, and this may involve a combination of treatments or just the one, depending on your needs.
Teeth whitening is an effective way of brightening up your smile and making your appearance seem more youthful. You can increase the whiteness of your teeth by several shades, and this can really make a difference when it comes to being involved in group photographs or attending those special events such as weddings or parties.
Crooked teeth can plague anybody, but with modern dentistry we are now able to straighten out your smile conveniently and discreetly with our clear Invisalign aligners. This treatment can correct a majority of problems and gives you complete control over your treatment. You will have several sets of aligners to wear and will need to wear each set for around a fortnight. The aligners are easily removable, and because they are taken out for things like eating and cleaning your teeth, they never get in the way of everyday life.
A different breed of dentist
Here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we understand that a trip to the dentist can be the cause of a great deal of stress and anxiety for many. That is why our committed staff are on hand every step of the way to ensure that patients feel calm and welcomed from the minute they cross the threshold of our practice. Whether you are seeking the most complicated of dental procedures, or a simple check-up, our dedicated team of professionals will do their utmost to ensure that the needs of each individual patient are met and surpassed, within a relaxing and comfortable environment. Anyone who is seeking general dentistry in Leamington Spa, need look no further than our dedicated and approachable team here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice.
Keeping Leamington smiling
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we provide a comprehensive range of routine dentistry options that are catered around the needs of each of our individual patients. One such form of general dentistry in Leamington Spa we provide is general check-ups. These are of vital importance to ensure that a patient’s teeth are in a healthy condition, and it is recommended that patients seek a dental check up every six months – unless advised otherwise. Check-ups also help our practitioners establish if any further treatment is required, as well as establishing the needs and requirements of each individual, and what they can expect from their dental journey with us. Another method of general dentistry in Leamington Spa which we provide is a clean and polish service, through our dental hygienist. Similar to a dental check-up, it is recommended that patients seek treatment through a dental hygienist each six months. This service consists of utilising specialist dental tools to clean and polish a patient’s teeth, and eradicate any build-up of plaque which may have formed. Hygienist treatments can be massively beneficial in ensuring that a healthy level of dental health is maintained, and no detrimental damage can come about through neglect.
Getting to the root of the issue
Another general dentistry service, which we provide here at Leamington Spa, is root-canal treatment. This is only opted for in instances where the pulp within a patient’s tooth has become infected, and has to be removed. The basis of the treatment initially consists of opening up the infected tooth, before utilising a specialist dental tool, called an endodontic file, to remove the infected pulp and nerves within the tooth. Thereafter, canals are then filled with a permanent material, and the hole is then filled with a dental filling. In some instances, a rod is inserted for extra support. The final stage of root canal treatment consists of cementing a new dental crown to the top of the tooth – which results in a good-as-new, virtually undetectable tooth replacing the previously damaged one. Treatment of this nature can be vitally important, as, if an infected tooth is not properly treated, it can result in the infection spreading to the surrounding teeth – which can have a massively detrimental effect on the overall dental wellbeing of the patient. Through seeking root-canal treatment for an infected tooth however, patients can enjoy a healthier and long-lasting smile.
Well you have found us! Here at Leamington Spa dental practice we offer a wide range of treatments from our modern facility, conveniently located on Radford Road, Leamington Spa. Our team is headed up by principal dentist, Dr. Samantha Kutty, and we have a whole team dedicated to your care and oral health.
What do we offer?
We offer a whole range of treatment options, from routine dental care, including check ups and regular cleaning, to dental implants and bridgework and cosmetic dentistry. We all know that it is really important to look after our teeth and our oral health. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice when you book an initial first appointment with us, we can offer you, as standard, a thorough check up, along with mouth cancer screening. It is important for our general health that we keep our oral health in tip top condition. Preventative dentistry along with mouth cancer screening can help to keep you healthy, and can spot and deal with any issues before they become a problem. Many people overlook mouth cancer screening but it is an essential part of our oral care.
With advancements today in dentistry, along with state of the art equipment in the hands of an experienced team, there is no need for your visit to be anything other than a comfortable experience. Patient care is at the very heart of our ethos here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice. We have been caring for the dental needs of our community for many years and there has been a dental facility on the site we work from for over 150 years !
Why visit us?
Don’t suffer any longer with broken chipped or missing teeth, as we have a range of treatment options available to you, including implants and bridges and corrective dentistry, that will make your dental issues a thing of the past. It is important, from the get go, to establish a good oral health routine and to have mouth cancer screening.Conscious about your smile? If so, then get yourself down to Leamington Spa Dental Practice and see what we can do for you. We offer a complete package of teeth whitening and cosmetic enhancements to really get you smiling again. A great smile is something that will be remembered long after you have left the room, and with our help, we believe that all of our patients can achieve a confidence giving smile.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of our friendly team of experienced staff who are dedicated to making you feel welcome and relaxed. After filling in a health questionnaire, you will be taken through to the surgery to meet your dentist, who will give you a thorough dental examination, and x rays if necessary, and we will then discuss our findings with you. If no treatment is required you’ll be advised on how best to optimise your oral health. If treatment is required, however, we can then talk through this option together and design a treatment package for you. We offer the NHS fee schedule for qualifying patients and also offer a range of convenient payment options, including finance packages. Why not get in touch today and see what we can do for you?
Are you looking for a conservative approach to change the appearance of a tooth? Have you considered veneers in Leamington Spa? Come and have a chat with our dental practitioner at Leamington Spa and learn more about this simple dental procedure.
What are veneers in Leamington Spa?
Veneers comprise paper-thin material either made from porcelain or composite resin that bond with teeth to cover marks, signs of discolouration, or to fill gaps, chips or cracks. Having a veneer applied is a cosmetic procedure that can be used in place of teeth whitening or even orthodontic work to bridge gaps between pearly whites.
What does the procedure entail?
The procedure is a process that involves the following stages:
- The initial consultation where your needs are discussed. Then we will examine your mouth to determine whether veneers in Leamington Spa is a suitable aesthetic treatment for you. We then scrape a few millimetres of enamel from your tooth, which is the approximate thickness of your new veneer – this, along with an impression of your tooth is sent to our lab technicians. It takes two to four weeks to create the veneer.
- In a second appointment, we will bond the veneer to the surface of your tooth. But before we do, we will re-contour the material to ensure a proper fit. We will file down the veneer and adjust its colour as needed.
- Your tooth is then prepared where we polish and etch the surfaces – etching is necessary because it roughens the exterior, which makes the bonding process seamless.
- We apply cement to the veneer and place it over the tooth. Specific ingredients in the cement are activated to harden the cement quicker using a special light.
- Lastly, we blot excess cement and make final adjustments to the veneer.
Will I feel pain or discomfort?
It is up to the dentist to decide whether or not anaesthesia is necessary, but typically it is to block possible sensations of discomfort.
What are some advantages of veneers?
- Veneers look natural – you can replace a piece of a missing tooth or cover unsightly marks without people noticing – the results look realistic.
- Porcelain meshes well with gums, so you will not have to worry about aggravated gums that are sore, swollen or uncomfortable.
- Veneers are resistant to stains, which means you will not have to cut particular food and beverages from your diet to maintain your tooth’s new and improved look.
- Veneers are an alternative to invasive dental procedures, such as undergoing orthodontic work.
- Veneers do not require you to incorporate new steps into your cleaning routine – brush and floss as you did before.
Am I a suitable candidate for veneers?
If you want to change the colour, shape, size or width of one or multiple teeth, then veneers could work for you. You should only undergo the procedure if you boast relatively good dental health, including disease-free gums and decay-free teeth.
How many veneers should I have done?
There is no limit to the number of veneers you can have done – some patients only require one, while others need many to transform their smiles completely.
Do you want to enhance your smile? It is as simple as applying a one or multiple veneers to the surfaces of your teeth.
It is important to take your child to the dentist as soon as they get their first baby tooth coming through, which is generally before or around their first birthday. Having regular check-ups at our practice will ensure that your child has the head start they need in life when it comes to oral hygiene.
Children’s dentistry in Leamington Spa can consist of biannual examinations as well as other treatments such as fillings and braces for the older children whose adult teeth have started coming through crooked. The only foolproof way to find out exactly what treatment your child will need is to book an appointment at our practice so one of our highly trained dental professionals can examine the condition of their teeth and assess what treatments they will need to help maintain a healthy smile.
Make sure you are brushing your child’s teeth properly
Children’s dentistry in Leamington Spa is only able to do so much for your child. You must ensure that they have a rigorous oral hygiene routine that they follow at home, so they are less likely to suffer from tooth decay. Tooth decay and plaque build-up is common in children and teenagers and will often result in them needing a filling to resolve these problems. Brushing their teeth properly can help reduce the chances of this from happening.
When your child is young you should always supervise them when they are brushing their teeth, as you need to ensure they are not neglecting the back teeth or missing spots. They should be cleaning their teeth twice a day, the same as adults, once in the morning and once before they go to bed. This helps fight against the plaque that naturally builds up throughout the day from eating and drinking sugary or acidic foods and liquids.
It is highly recommended that you start taking your child to the dentist with you as soon as possible, as they will see you having dental treatment and learn not to be afraid or nervous about it at all. If your child sees you consciously trying to maintain good oral hygiene, it will encourage them to do the same.
Is taking your child to the dentist expensive?
In the United Kingdom we are fortunate enough to have the NHS, and this actually covers the costs of most children’s dentistry in Leamington Spa. General check-ups and examinations are covered as well as routine treatments such as fillings and braces right up until your child turns eighteen years of age. Taking your child to the dentist early is not only a good idea because the costs will be covered, but because having good oral hygiene and strong and healthy teeth will make them less likely to need extensive dental treatment later in life.
However, if you wish for your child to be seen sooner than the NHS waiting list permits, you can have them seen privately at our practice, Leamington Spa Dental Practice. We are always happy to welcome new patients of any age, and our dental professionals will try their hardest to give your child the treatment they need. Going private will cost more, but can you really put a price on your child’s smile?
So, you’ve just been to the dentist and you’ve been told you need braces. The first image that goes through your mind is that friend you had in school who had metal braces on their teeth and you understandably cringe a little.
In today’s society, many adults and teenagers opt out of having orthodontic treatment as they worry about how they will look with metal braces. This means that they will lose out on treatment options that can improve their confidence due to a short-term aesthetic issue.
Over the years, dentistry has advanced and so have orthodontic options for teeth that require realignment. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we can offer our patients a wide variety of orthodontic options, catered to their specific needs.
Invisalign in Leamington Spa is one of our more popular alternatives to braces that can straighten your teeth without disrupting your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign in Leamington Spa is a clear, custom fitted brace that is made of a clear, flexible plastic. It fits over your teeth and is invisible to the naked eye. It is also removable.
This treatment is ideal for adults and teenagers who don’t want to wear traditional, fitted metal braces as it is easy to fit the treatment around your lifestyle and not impact your self-confidence.
Other benefits of Invisalign
Although being discreet is one of the main advantages of Invisalign treatment, there are many more that our patients at Leamington Spa have been happy to tell us about.
When you start Invisalign treatment, your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth. Then, they will use a 3D computer model to track each stage of your treatment. Your dentist will then make a set of custom fitted, clear braces for each stage of your treatment.
This means that from the beginning of your treatment, you are aware of each step and will have an idea of how your teeth will look throughout and at the end of the procedure, this predictability is extremely reassuring.
Although we have touched on the impact that Invisalign will have on your confidence, this is not the only positive aspect it will have on your lifestyle.
With traditional braces, people are often told to avoid certain foods, such as sticky or hard foods, as they may damage the braces. If you love toffee, this is a difficult situation!
With Invisalign, you can eat what you want, drink what you want and don’t have to worry about your brace; it is removable, so you can take it out prior to meals and just put it back in afterwards. No need to change your diet or avoid your favourite foods.
As Invisalign is removable, before brushing your teeth, you can simply take the aligner out, brush your teeth and put it back in. Traditional braces are often make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene and can cause further issues due to this.
Contact us today for more information about Invisalign in Leamington Spa .
Do you avoid your reflection more than you should? Embarrassment from crooked or protruding teeth really can be crippling and we are here to help with a whole host of treatment options!
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice we wholeheartedly recommend Invisalign as the perfect contemporary alternative to old school metal braces! But how do these work? Are they safe? And will you still be able to go about your daily life as normal?
Is Invisalign in Leamington Spa the best treatment for my teeth?
Over the years, through new superb dental technology, a wide selection of treatments for wayward teeth have been introduced, including lingual braces, but the most innovative orthodontic procedure is that of Invisalign in Leamington Spa.
This option consists of a plan that is mapped out totally via 3-D computer technology, which enables us to monitor and manage your treatment from start to finish. Clear, bespoke aligners are made specifically for each patient. There are a series of these made so that they can be worn two weeks at a time and then changed as the teeth gradually align.
Can I live a normal day to day existence using these?
The braces of old were very good at the job they were intended for, but certainly not discreet! With this solution, however, clear aligners are used, allowing the wearer to straighten teeth discreetly,as they are virtually invisible. Sometimes friends and family do not even notice the patient wearing them! They can also be removed for brushing, flossing, eating and drinking, but should be worn for around 22 hours per day to reap the full benefit.
Oral health and well being
Did you know that wonky and crooked teeth not only knock a person’s confidence but can also lead to oral health problems? With overlapping teeth, it can be very hard to adhere to good brushing and flossing regimes as trapped food can be hard to clean. This, in turn, can lead to gum disease in some cases. By using a system like Invisalign in Leamington Spa, you can get your perfect smile back, boost your self-esteem and reap positive oral health rewards, as long as you stick to a well rounded routine of brushing twice and flossing twice a day to keep plaque and bacteria at bay.
Goodbye Nosferatu…hello belle of the ball
Yes, soon you will not get enough of draping your walls in mirrors and gazing endlessly into them and all it will take will be a visit to us. By subtly working away in a discreet fashion, these aligners are the perfect modern day solution for many, but especially those that are starting to cover their mouths more and more in social situations and at work. We will explain how best this treatment can be executed for your specific needs and in no time at all your lovely smile will be back!
Losing teeth can be very distressing. If you’ve had an accident, you can suddenly find yourself in shock and looking at decades of replacement teeth. If you’ve been watching teeth fail for some time, either through decay, wear and tear or gum disease, it can still be surprisingly upsetting when they finally go.
Whichever way you have lost teeth, the question now is: how are you going to replace them? Teeth need to be able to work well and look good. Eating is important and smiling with confidence is equally so.
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Leamington Spa, the majority of our patients’ first choice for replacement teeth is dental implants. Dental implants mimic natural teeth more closely than either dentures or fixed bridgework because they replace the whole tooth, including the root.
Having crowns with no roots means having to find alternative ways to get the stability that teeth need in order to be able to chew. Dentures rely on adhering to the gums and bridges on being fixed to remaining healthy teeth.
Neither does as good a job as dental implants, which are inserted into the jawbone where they fuse with the bone tissue. Once this fusion process has taken place, the implants are as stable as natural teeth and can last for at least 15 years. If you take good care of your implants, making sure to avoid gum disease, which can loosen them and make them fall out, then you could have them for decades. Although the porcelain crowns may need to be replaced.
You don’t have to have an implant to replace every single tooth you lose. One implant post can support up to 3 teeth on a bridge. There are even techniques to replace entire arches of teeth on just 4-6 implants.
The step towards implants involves a thorough consultation, where we look closely at your jawbone to make sure it can support dental implants. If it has deteriorated, we can augment the bone with grafts or sinus lifts.
Want to find out more? How about an exploratory chat to see if dental implants could be right for you?
You can have all the cosmetic dentistry in the world, but if your teeth are not strong and healthy, your cosmetic treatments won’t stay looking great for very long.
Here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Leamington Spa, we place great emphasis on offering top quality routine dentistry as well as treatments to make your smile into something special.
Keeping a good oral health routine
Great smiles start with great oral health, which means a diligent routine at home with the toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and interdental brushes. This needs to be coupled with regular check-ups so that we can spot any problems early on before they turn into severe issues. The other part of your oral health regime is to have regular plaque removal appointments with the hygienist. Plaque hardens into a chalky substance called tartar after about 3 days and you will need your hygienist and their special tools to remove it.
This is the foundation of routine dentistry, but along with it come various restorative treatments to keep your teeth in a healthy condition.
We can fix early signs of decay with small fillings. Most patients these days prefer white fillings, which bond with the tooth so that decay bacteria cannot sneak in around the edges. White fillings are also stronger than amalgam, and we can sculpt them to give you back your lost chewing surfaces.
These cover over the entire tooth if it is starting to split or crumble away. Crowns are a great way of strengthening teeth that still have a healthy root. You also have crowns fitted if you are replacing lost teeth with a bridge. The tooth on either side of the gap is ground down and fitted with a buttress crown and then act to give the bridge stability.
Root canal therapy
If you get an infection in your tooth, we will use root canal therapy. For this we remove the infected pulp in your tooth, right down into the roots. We then fill the space and put a crown over the tooth to extend its life.
These are the basic treatments that keep teeth in good shape.
We all know when we are treated to the sight of someone yawning what their dental history has been. When we see rows of dark metal fillings lining up along their jawbones, we can imagine a childhood filled with sweet treats and maybe a few tussles with the parents and the toothbrushing.
Our childhood fillings have been with us a long time, especially if we are children of the 70s, 80s or 90s. Sometimes it can seem like we can never forget that we should have done what our parents said, and now we have to pay the price every time we laugh or yawn. But we don’t.
Here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Leamington Spa, we can replace amalgam fillings with fillings made of tooth-coloured composite. This is a mixture of glass and plastic. It comes as a resin that we put into the cavity in layers, and then harden each layer with a UV light before doing the next.
What’s so great about white fillings?
OK, so white fillings look fantastic, but is there anything else to recommend them over amalgam? You bet there is.
Strength and durability
Over the few decades that white fillings have been available, dental researchers have been working to make them stronger. Fillings, especially ones at the sides and back of the mouth, take quite a lot of punishment with all that chewing and maybe even night-time tooth grinding, so they have to be resilient. They weren’t so long-lasting when they first became available, but now, it’s safe to say that white fillings are stronger and more durable than amalgam.
Get your chewing surfaces back
Run your tongue over your amalgam-filled back teeth and you will feel the tooth round the sides of a flat centre of amalgam. That’s because amalgam is a soft mixture that gets packed into the tooth cavity. We can pack the cavity tightly but we can’t recreate the lost parts of your tooth. We can with composite resin though. Once it has set hard, we can use tools to sculpt it to recreate the mounds and valleys of your lost chewing surfaces.
Why not come in and get your amalgam fillings replaced with white fillings?