GENERAL DENTISTRY

Our dental hygienists are at the forefront of preventative dentistry.

The members of our team are at the forefront of preventative dentistry.

Not only do our general dentistry treatments solve a range of problems before they seriously damage your dental health and impact your life, they can also help fix the appearance of your teeth and improve your self-image and confidence.

Our range of general dentistry treatments, alongside regular check-ups and oral health maintenance, are the key to preventing serious dental problems and maintaining great dental health. No matter how small or big the problem, our general dentistry services are here to build you a bespoke treatment plan so you can keep your teeth healthy and achieve your perfect smile.

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DENTAL HYGIENE & PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Keeping your teeth and gums clean, healthy and disease free is our main priority at St Mawes Dental. Good oral care at home is important to maintain your teeth and visiting us for regular appointments will enhance your dental hygiene.

Poor dental hygiene can lead to issues such as:

  • Plaque build-up

  • Tooth decay

  • Inflammation and swelling of gums

  • Bad breath

When you attend the St Mawes Dental Practice for a routine appointment we will take steps to ensure your teeth are as healthy and strong as possible. This may entail treating weak or damaged teeth with fillingscrownsinlays or onlays to add support and prevent further deterioration.

Dental Hygienists

As well as seeing our qualified dentists for regular check-ups, we advise all our patients to make appointments with one of our highly trained hygienists to keep on top of their dental health.

Our dental hygienists are at the forefront of preventative dentistry. They can professionally clean your teeth and gums but will also provide advice on how to maintain your oral routine at home. They are also able to explain how diet can affect the state of your teeth and will happily provide advice in this area.

The hygienists can spot any potential problems, take x-rays and pass information on to our dentists who will then provide treatment. In addition, our hygienists are trained to place fissure sealants, carry out fluoride treatments and help you in the fight against gum disease.

To make an appointment, please call us on 01326 270392.

DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

Whether visiting us for the first time or attending for a regular check-up, we always do our best to ensure your child feels comfortable and relaxed when they take a seat in the dental chair.

We’ve all been young once, and at St Mawes Dental, we understand that your child might feel intimidated by all the dental equipment and the surgery environment. That’s why we will try to make them feel at ease and pride ourselves on being a child-friendly practice.

Looking after your children’s teeth may sometimes feel like a difficult task, especially when their favourite treats might be high in sugar. It’s important they learn from a young age how to properly look after their teeth and gums and we aim to make this as fun and as informative as possible.

Talk to our dentists or hygienists about the best way to care for your children’s teeth and to ask about dentist-recommended products.

By visiting St Mawes Dental within six months of their first tooth coming out, we will help you create a positive and friendly dental experience for your child. We will also work in partnership with you to ensure they understand why and how to look after their teeth.

For more information, or to book your child’s appointment, please call us on 01326 270 392.

 

FILLINGS

You may require a filling if your tooth has been damaged by decay or you have developed a cavity in your natural tooth. This is a common treatment which can last for a number of years if you care for your teeth properly.

At St Mawes Dental we will always do our best to help you avoid a filling, but where it cannot be helped, we will ensure you understand why you require it and how to care for your teeth properly to avoid further fillings.

When you attend an appointment, the dentist will take x-rays of your teeth and carry out a thorough examination. If a cavity is found, your dentist may recommend a filling to prevent any further deterioration of your tooth.

Fillings can be created from the following materials:

  • Metal

  • Composite resin

  • Porcelain

  • Amalgam

 

Each material differs in cost and its use depends on where in the mouth you require a filling. For example, at the back of the mouth, which is less visible, you may choose a metal filling. White fillings are also available.

If you require a number of fillings, we might recommend seeing our hygienist to learn how to care for your teeth properly and for advice on how to prevent decay damaging your teeth over time.

To book your appointment, please call us on 01326 270392.

 

WHITE FILLINGS

If your tooth has been damaged by decay and you have developed a cavity, a white filling is a subtle and functional way to strengthen and protect your natural tooth.

White fillings are a popular cosmetic alternative to metallic fillings as they are barely noticeable and blend in with the natural teeth.

These natural-appearing fillings are particularly effective where a natural tooth has been damaged due to trauma or decay. They are bonded directly onto a tooth’s enamel which means the dentist will only need to remove the affected part of the tooth.

Many of our St Mawes Dental patients choose white fillings over metal fillings as they are discrete and provide the same function as traditional metal fillings.

If you require a number of fillings, we might recommend seeing our hygienist to learn how to care for your teeth properly and for advice on how to prevent decay damaging your teeth over time.

To book your appointment, please call us on 01326 270392.

 

CROWNS, INLAYS & ONLAYS

Dental crowns are placed on teeth which require extra support or may have been damaged. They are also used to support bridges.

Your dentist will use this restorative treatment to strengthen weakened teeth and will ensure your crown is fitted precisely for comfort and durability.

Also known as a ‘cap’, crowns are natural in feel and appearance when placed at the back of the mouth. However, many patients prefer ceramic or porcelain crowns for a subtler finish, especially if they are being placed nearer the front of the mouth.

Crowns are used to preserve your natural tooth and may be used instead of a filling where a cavity is larger than usual. They can also be used to correct a misshapen or discoloured tooth.

If you require a crown, your dentist will need to prepare the natural tooth by removing or filing down the damaged part. The crown will then be created specifically for you in our laboratory before being fitted. While you wait for your permanent crown, the dentist may place a temporary crown so you feel comfortable in the interim.

Dental inlays and onlays target the back teeth, providing extra support and strength to molars which have been damaged by decay or trauma.

Inlays and onlays can also be used to replace old silver fillings. They are often chosen as the favoured treatment option when a tooth requires extra support but is not damaged enough for a crown as, unlike crowns, natural teeth do not require extensive preparation prior to the placement of an inlay or onlay.

At St Mawes Dental, our team will advise you on why you may benefit from this treatment and its need.

A dental inlay is fitted within the cusps (corners) of a natural tooth, while a dental onlay is bonded over a tooth’s cusps. The latter provides extra support and strength and is used when a tooth is more damaged.

If you require an inlay or onlay, this will be made specifically for you in our laboratory. You have the option of resin, gold or porcelain restorations.

To book your appointment, please call us on 01326 270392.

 

DENTURES

Many people associate dentures with elderly patients who have lost all of their teeth, however, that’s far from the case. Dentures are more common than you may think and are worn by patients of all ages.

Advances in dental technology have meant that we can offer you a denture appliance which fits snugly into your mouth, looks natural and helps restore your smile.

Most appropriate for people with a number of missing teeth, dentures are removable, easy to clean and a great way to restore your appearance and confidence. They are also a cost-effective alternative to Dental Implants.

As well as being held in place with special denture adhesive, there is also the option to support your denture with dental implants, so you don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place. Contact us to discuss what option is best for you.

If you are missing two or more teeth in a row, you may benefit from a partial denture which is held in place with metal clips or with dental implants. If, however, you have lost all of your upper or lower teeth, a complete or full denture might be required.

To book your appointment, please call us on 01326 270392.

 

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