Treatments

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Treatments

We offer a full range of treatments some of which are highlighted below.

Preventative Dentistry

Keeping the mouth healthy is the foundation of all our dental treatment

Dental Hygiene

Would you like to maintain a healthy smile?

Dental Hygiene

Our hygienist/therapist is available to give your mouth that all important three or six monthly scale and polish. She can also reinforce good brushing/flossing techniques giving you a lifelong healthy mouth.

Gum Disease Treatment

We aim to keep your teeth for life!

Gum Disease Treatment

More advanced gum disease requires a more intensive course of treatment to restore gums to a healthy state. This can be carried out by our hygienist/therapist.

Mouth Cancer Screening

Reassurance that you'll have your mouth checked at every visit!

Mouth Cancer Screening

Smoking, drinking and unhealthy diets increases risks of mouth cancer. Early detection increases chances of survival. We screen all our patients by examining the soft tissues at every checkup.

Fluoride Applications

Would you like your children’s teeth to have reduced decay?

Fluoride Applications

All our young patients between the age of 3-17 are offered fluoride applications to help reduce dental decay at three or six monthly intervals as recommended by the government Better Oral Health strategy.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Would you like to have a great smile?

We do a wide range of Cosmetic dentistry here at Shotley Bridge Dental Care

Whitening

Do you want a whiter smile? Embarrassed to smile in public? Don't worry, we can help

Whitening

A white bright smile can be a confidence booster and a great way to get noticed. Depending on our everyday choices, we may not have the smile we always wanted.

White Fillings

Would you like to replace those ugly dark fillings? We do tooth coloured fillings for a whiter smile

White Fillings

Unsightly silver metal fillings can be replaced with tooth coloured fillings for a whiter smile.

Porcelain Veneers

How about disguising that misshaped tooth and improve your smile with veneers?

Porcelain Veneers

Improve your smile with veneers which can mask discolouration and imperfections, lengthen and reshape teeth and close unsightly gaps.

Crowns

Do you have black margins around your crowns? Come and talk to us about our all ceramic crowns

Crowns

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. (Please note we only use local registered labs.)

Adult Fast Orthodontics

Would you like to look younger and fresher?

Line Smoothing Treatments

(Fillers and BOTOX) are injected into areas such as the forehead, frown area and around the eyes to relax the muscles and soften wrinkle lines.

BOtulinum TOXin®

BOtulinum TOXin®

BOtulinum TOXin® can be used to treat wrinkles which are the result of normal facial movement. When it is injected into a specific muscle in the face it blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle.

Belotero®

Belotero®

This is a hyaluronic acid filler. This is a substance found naturally in the skin and is used to smooth lines and volume to lips.

Radiesse®

Radiesse®

This is a new longer lasting filler consisting of hydroxylapatite crystals which act as scaffolding for the skins own collagen which reduces elasticity with age. It can be used to build youthful volume and soften deeper lines.

Restorative Dentistry

With restorative dentistry our aim is the prevention and treatment of disease of your teeth in order to restore or bring them back to their best health.

Crowns

Crowns

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. (Please note we only use local registered labs.)

Bridges

Bridges

These are used to replace missing teeth. They are attached to one or more teeth adjacent to the space.

Dentures

Dentures

These replace missing teeth and are removable. There are many types of dentures ranging from the classic plastic denture, partial dentures supported on metal frameworks and the newer flexible valplast denture.

Root Treatments

Root Treatments

Root canal therapy is needed to save a tooth when infection has led to pain or abcess. The latest rotary instruments are used to clean and shape the root canal.

NHS Treatments

NHS Treatments

You’re entitled to any treatment which you need to maintain your dental health. This could include the fitting of crowns, bridges and dentures. We will give you a treatment plan after your check-up, which will show you what you need and the cost. We may offer to do part of the work on your treatment plan or additional treatment, privately if it is not available on the NHS. Your dentist will explain which treatments are not available on the NHS. Some treatment is not available on the NHS and can only be done privately, for example, white fillings in back teeth, cosmetic treatments and implants.

You can get free dental treatment (including check-ups) if you:

- are under 18
- are under 19 and in full-time education
- are pregnant
- have given birth in the last twelve months
- receive Income Support
- receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- receive Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
- receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

Also, some people on a low income, including some people getting tax credits, can get free NHS dental treatment or treatment at a reduced cost. For further information go to http://www.nhs.uk If you are recieving any of the above please bring your exceptions certificate with you to your appointment.

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