Your smile can look and feel like new again once you decide to replace any missing teeth that you have with dental implants in Leamington Spa. This procedure is extremely popular with both dentists and their patients because it is a durable, long-lasting and reliable treatment that is used for a variety of different complaints that you may present with, when you have lost one or several of your natural teeth.
We urge you to consider replacing a tooth that you have lost, because the consequences can be dire if you leave your mouth full of gaps where teeth once were. Your teeth are designed to work with one another and can be compromised if they are not fully supported.
It is common for remaining teeth to shift and move about the mouth to accommodate for a missing tooth. This can not only be unsightly, but dangerous as well, where you are more susceptible to damage in a fall or an accident when your teeth are not neatly aligned and compact against each other.
Exposed gums suffer and can be a constant source of pain and infection with cuts and damage a very real situation for many. Rather than suffer with this discomfort, perhaps consider your options to replace your missing teeth, with one of them being dental implants in Leamington Spa.
Is everyone able to have this treatment?
Dental implants in Leamington Spa can be an option that is available to the vast majority of adults who have lost one, many or even all of their natural teeth. It is not designed for younger people whose jaws have not developed properly and do not have all of their adult teeth through.
However, there is no upper age limit, meaning that having a fully functional and beautiful smile can be enjoyed well past retirement and into those golden years. You do need to be in considerable good health however, without concerning underlying health conditions, especially those that impact the health of your mouth.
Just speak to one of our professionals about your dental and medical history so that we can evaluate your situation to determine whether we believe you to be a suitable patient for this treatment.
One of the most beneficial features of this treatment is that it can be adapted to many different situations, meaning that those who have lost a single tooth can have the same general procedure as those who are looking to stabilise their dentures.
We use a titanium rod and place it directly into your jawbone at the site of your missing tooth or in a predetermined area that will provide you with maximum comfort should it be for stabilisation.
Titanium fuses with bone over time, allowing the final result to last for several decades if cared for correctly. It is effectively a replacement for your tooth root rather than just the visible crown, giving you the most durable and comfortable solution to replacing any and all of your missing teeth.
By understanding whether you are suitable for this treatment, we can work together in making this possibility a reality.
Who we are
Here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we like to pride ourselves on providing our patients a level of dental care which is second to none. It is our mission to give each of our patients a unique dental experience, in which they feel that their needs, wants and desires are being truly listened to and respected. We are a dentist in Leamington Spa who provides our patients not only an entire array of cosmetic procedures, but also offers them a whole range of routine dentistry in Leamington Spa. We feel that it is of vital importance that the patient feels both relaxed and involved when seeking their dental care through us, and we tailor each service we provide to reflect this.
What is routine dentistry in Leamington Spa?
Routine dentistry is the name given to any dentist procedure which is not designed to purely increase the aesthetic appeal of a patient’s teeth – as cosmetic dentistry would be – but rather to maintain their teeth at a good level of overall health and hygiene. Routine dentistry in Leamington Spa is one of the most vital and important services we provide here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice, and one in which we take great pride and care in doing so. Treatments stretching from simple, routine dental check-ups (which we recommend patients to carry out at least once every six months) to complex undertakings such as root canal therapy, all fall within the parameters of routine dentistry.
One of the main aspects of our routine dentistry specialists in ensuring and maintaining the oral hygiene of our patients. This is a process which varies from patient to patient, depending on their levels of oral care and the extent of treatment that is needed. One of the most important and impactful procedures which is carried out by our hygienist, is a ‘scale and polish’ service. This is a procedure which is designed to ensure that a patient’s teeth are at their absolute healthiest and eradicate any potential buildups of tartar or plaque, which could lead to periodontal (or gum) disease forming which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.
Understanding a ‘scale and polish’
Anyone who feels that their teeth could benefit from being professionally cleaned by one of our experts here at Leamington Spa Dental need only book an appointment. During the initial stages of the ‘scale and polish’ procedure, the hygienist will make a thorough examination of the interior of the patient’s mouth and their level of oral health. Then they will begin the ‘scrape’ stage of the two step process. This is when any buildups of tartar and plaque are removed, typically with an ultrasound scraper and hand-tools within the more difficult to reach areas. After the patient’s teeth have been cleaned of all plaque build ups, then follows the ‘polsih’ section of the treatment. This is when the patient’s teeth are professionally polished and any marks, stains or discoloration are removed. Whilst treatments such as cosmetic whitening are designed to purely make a patient teeth whiter, this is designed to make sure that the patient’s teeth are as healthy as they can be, and any potential threats are eliminated – the fact that it leaves the patient with a whiter, sparkling smile is just an added bonus.
Many patients may not be aware, but fillings are actually one of the most popular dental treatments around, and have been within the field of dentistry for many years since the 1500s! Fillings are a form of restorative dentistry, however we believe it is always best to focus on preventing cavities, before they occur.
Patients who may be eligible for white fillings in Leamington Spa
If you are experiencing dental pain, or can see obvious signs of decay within your mouth, then fillings may be recommended by our dental team. Despite common misconception, pain or sensitivity is not necessary to diagnose a cavity, which can still occur without obvious dental symptoms. In terms of the causes of cavities, patients who are consuming highly sugary food and drink may be more prone to developing damage, as well as individuals who do not brush to a high enough standard.
Did you know?
Most patients will receive at least one filling in their lifetime, despite employing a dental hygiene routine at home. Unfortunately cavities can still develop, this may be due to diet, or general damage to the teeth. Despite our constant promotion of preventive and educational dentistry, they are unfortunately sometimes inevitable, which is why we strive to make fillings as aesthetically pleasing, and as durable possible!
How do white fillings in Leamington Spa compare to traditional metal fillings?
White fillings differ greatly in their appearance, however both options strive to fill the cavity, therefore preventing any further unnecessary damage to the tooth. Traditional amalgam fillings have been criticised for their mercury content, a problem which does not occur with white fillings at our clinic. White fillings are fairly new in comparison to traditional fillings, and were originally criticised for being less effective, however with the use of new dental materials this is no longer the case.
How do white fillings in Leamington Spa work?
Many of our new patients may have heard of white fillings, however they may be unsure of the treatment process to expect.
Before the treatment starts, our dentists will speak to you in an initial consultation (a standard procedure within dentistry), to determine the best possible course of treatment. After we have agreed that white fillings are right for your dental case, we can commence treatment. Before the fillings are adhered, our dentists may have to file down the teeth, this ensures a perfect fit for our custom made fillings.
Does it hurt?
No! Many of our patients, especially those who experience anxiety within a dental environment, may worry about any discomfort or pain during treatment, however we always administer a local anaesthetic, to ensure our patients are comfortable, and happy.
Working with you
Many patients may be concerned about obvious dental work, especially those who believe that it could hinder their social or career prospects. If you are looking for a more discreet form of restorative dentistry, then look no further. Our fillings should be referred to as ‘tooth coloured’ as they are custom made for each individual, meaning the shape and shade is perfectly matched to the surrounding natural teeth.
At face value
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we recognise that we are living in an increasingly image conscious and appearance focussed world. No longer are our services focussed primarily on ensuring and maintaining the oral health of our patients. Whilst this is a persistent aspect of our daily services, we are increasingly treating patients on a purely aesthetic, cosmetic basis that goes beyond oral health and extends to procedures such as dermal fillers in Leamington Spa to boost the self-esteem of those who seek them.
Fountain of youth
Dermal fillers in Leamington Spa are a cosmetic procedure which uses cosmetic fillers to reshape or fill out a patient’s face. People opt for this for a number of reasons, and are of all ages. One of the most common reasons for seeking out dermal fillers in Leamington Spa is to halt visible signs of ageing such as frown lines or crow’s feet. Another reason for seeking dermal fillers is to address acne scars or pockmarks that have been left from chickenpox or another pre-existing skin condition. Dermal fillers act by being injected into the face of the patient with the aim of pumping up the affected area until the point that the depression or wrinkle is gone. Fillers of this nature work by increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid within a muscle which temporarily freezes the nerve signals within the area they are injected into. This results in the muscle seeming smoother and fuller. Dermal fillers are not a permanent solution, and typically last around three to five months, depending on the extent of treatment.
Painless and quick
The process of receiving dermal fillers from a specialist here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice is a remarkably quick and painless procedure which only takes as little as 20 minutes. Prior to undertaking any facial rejuvenation treatment from us, patients must first partake in a consultation period. This is done to assess whether or not you are eligible for treatment by establishing whether or not you have any pre-existing, underlying conditions such as myasthenia gravis which would prevent treatment from being carried out. However, providing patients are eligible, the actual installation process of dermal fillers is a remarkably simple and painless undertaking. Initially, an anaesthetic cream may be applied, before the dermal fillers are injected with a tiny needle, directly into the muscle which they aim to fill. This area is then gently massaged by one of our filler specialists. After the fillers have been inserted, there may be some mild swelling or redness – which should cease within two days from the initial injection. For deep wrinkles or lines within your face, multiple insertions of dermal fillers are required, so you may have to return to our practice. For mild, smaller wrinkles or lines on your face however, they may be smoothed out almost immediately and maintained so for as long as five months. Those who receive dermal fillers can often find them to have a massively positive and life-changing impact on their self-esteem and confidence as their outward appearance is often largely boosted aesthetically and their perceived age is greatly reduced.
Do your teeth look a bit stained? Are you worried about smiling due to a yellow hue on your teeth?
While you may brush your teeth diligently every day, stains and yellowing can still form, due to acidic products in your diet. This can cause you to feel self-conscious of your smile and may leave you questioning how you can remove those deeply set stains yourself.
While it may seem tempting to rush off to your nearest chemist to buy a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, if you have deeply set stains, the best way to say goodbye to them is to visit a trained dentist for a whitening session.
At Leamington Spa Dental, our team is able to offer all of our patients professional teeth whitening in Leamington Spa, allowing you to get that whiter smile with ease, without causing damage to your teeth. Our treatments comprise of either Enlighten or Pola whitening options, and our team can offer both surgery and home whitening options.
But what are the benefits of undertaking teeth whitening in Leamington Spa? Read on to find out!
While many cosmetic dentistry options are on the more expensive side, teeth whitening in Leamington Spa is an affordable option for anyone who wants to spruce up their appearance.
Usually performed over a 14 day period, our whitening procedures involve 2 surgery cleaning sessions and home treatments to complete the treatment.
Our dental team will be able to whiten your teeth by up to 16 shades in 2 weeks, leaving you with a gorgeous smile that didn’t break the bank!
Another benefit of visiting our team for tooth whitening procedures? Safety!
While many beauty salons and pharmacy toothpastes may claim that they are able to whiten your smile so many shades in a set time, many patients often mix incorrect proportions of bleaching powders or gels, which can cause damage to your enamel and gums.
Our cosmetic dentists are extremely skilled at whitening teeth and will mix the correct ratios of oxidising gels and bleaches to remove deep-set stains from your teeth. They will not apply any harsh abrasives that are often found in at-home whitening kits, leaving your teeth healthy and whiter afterward.
Of course, one of the key advantages of undertaking whitening treatments with our team at Leamington Dental Spa is the confidence that you will have once we have completed your whitening treatment.
As our team uses a gentle oxidising gel to remove deeply set stains and mixes an at-home gel to apply each day, those unsightly stains will soon be a thing of the past, allowing you to smile more freely.
Worried that tooth whitening will involve invasive techniques, like applications of abrasive gels?
Such methods are long gone! Today, our teams use gels, gently applied to the surface of your teeth to remove the stains, meaning no more hard or uncomfortable scrubbing, or holding your mouth open at unusual angles during treatment. What have you got to lose?
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?