Your first appointment:
Unless you present to us with an emergency, your first appointment will allow us time to evaluate the overall health of your mouth and teeth and discuss any concerns you may have with your dental health. We can then present personalised treatment options to you ranging from routine care to more complex procedures including cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile.
There may come a time when some of our patients will need us out of hours or at short notice, and, as a registered patient we will be able to help you. Any trauma to the mouth or teeth as well as swelling should be seen as soon as possible.
If you have a dental emergency and haven’t yet had a chance to register, don’t worry we will see you as soon as we can.
Treatments Available at Chagford Dental Practice -
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- oral health review and screening
Initial oral health review
Your initial oral health review will take about 40 minutes and include a thorough examination of your whole mouth including you teeth, gums, cheeks, lips and palate and will allow us time to evaluate the overall health of your mouth and to discuss any concerns you may have.
Routine oral health review
Following your initial examination Sally or Simon will advise whether you need six monthly or yearly routine oral health reviews.
- emergency appointments
There may be a time when some of our patients need us out of hours or at short notice. We will always endeavour to see you as quickly as possible.
- hygienist visits
Healthy gums are the key to a healthy mouth. Our hygienists will work with you and tailor make an oral hygiene programme that fits into your lifestyle to give you the very best option for optimal oral health.
- fillings for treatment of decayed or fractured teeth
Decayed or broken teeth can be restored with conventional fillings. We offer a complete range of filling materials including the most up to date white filling materials for both front and back teeth.
A crown is an extremely precise laboratory-made restoration that covers your natural tooth and can be tooth coloured or gold.
A dental bridge is used to replace small numbers of missing teeth.
Porcelain veneers are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond so very little preparation of the tooth is required.
- inlays and onlays
Like crowns, bridges and veneers, inlays are a laboratory-made restoration. They are used to restore teeth where a conventional filling would not be strong enough.
- tooth whitening
Professional Tooth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth.
Missing teeth can be replaced by removable dentures. We provide both conventional acrylic dentures or metal based cobalt chrome dentures which produce a more retentive and stable final result.
- root canal treatment (endodontics)
Root canal treatment (RCT)
RCT is very intricate work which involves carefully cleaning the internal root system of a dead or dying tooth using special instruments. Once the roots have been sealed, the tooth will usually require a crown to restore its strength.
- implants – with our specialist prosthodontist Dr William Beare
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and provides the foundation for long-term support of crowns bridges or dentures.
- facial rejuvenation – treatment for softening lines and wrinkles
We offer a range of beauty treatments including dermal fillers and wrinkle treatments.
- migraine and tooth grinding treatments including provision of occlusal splints
Migraine and tooth grinding treatments
Symptoms (migraine, headaches, tooth wear, jaw ache etc) can often be relieved by wearing a carefully designed, and custom-made splint.