Preventative Dentistry

Oral health examinations

Staying on top of your oral health will reduce the risk and cost of more complicated repairs in the future. With regular dental checks to examine your teeth, mouth and gums your dentist is able to help maintain a healthy mouth, screen for signs of other problems and chat through any recommended treatments.

Hygienist appointments

As a busy dental practice we frequently see patients with gum disease complaints. Tell tale signs such as bleeding or receding gums can be identified and carefully monitored by our fully trained hygienists. In addition to checking and updating your medical history records our hygienists will assess the health of your gums and offer advice on caring for your teeth on an effective day-to-day basis.

Scale & polish

We recommend all our patients receive regular professional dentist grade scale and polish treatments to remove the build up of deposits and plaque from the teeth that normal ‘at home’ brushing cannot remove.

Airflow stain removal

Thanks to our new Airflow treatment patients no longer have to live with stained teeth. Designed to remove simple tooth staining from everyday things such as drinking tea, coffee, red wine and smoking, Airflow can significantly improve the brightness of your teeth. By using a combination of air, sodium bicarbonate and a jet of water, our state-of-the-art treatment will have your teeth back to their natural colour in minutes. And you’ll be able to see the difference the moment the treatment is completed.

Extractions

Some patients may have anxieties surrounding the procedure of tooth extraction. However at Fartown we make every effort to put your mind at rest by fully explaining the process before your appointment. We follow a simple procedure to anaesthetise both the tooth that will be extracted and the surrounding gum and bone to ensure the procedure causes minimal discomfort. We also take the time to talk through post-operative instructions so that you can continue excellent aftercare at home.

White & porcelain fillings

More and more patients are choosing to repair damaged or decaying teeth with white fillings (Composite Resins) or porcelain fillings. As a healthier option to amalgam fillings, white and porcelain fillings are an excellent way to return your tooth to its original colour and shape, disguising the fact that it even has a filling. A porcelain filling, when bonded to the tooth offers patients a high level of strength and durability. With it’s natural translucent quality it mimics the way light passes through your existing teeth, giving you a virtually seamless finish. Even in instances where not enough of the tooth structure is remaining, custom made porcelain inlays can be bonded to the tooth to fit exactly, offering patients a strong, long-term solution to decaying teeth.

Removal of amalgam fillings

Beyond looking unsightly when you smile, there has been much debate in dentistry as to the safety of mercury-containing amalgam fillings. Although small amounts of mercury vapour is regularly released when brushing your teeth or chewing food, it is equally important to remove amalgam fillings in a professional and safe manner. At Fartown Dental Practice we have the expertise and equipment to remove ‘silver’ fillings and replace them with safer, longer lasting alternatives – giving you peace of mind and a more attractive smile.

To book an appointment please contact us on 01484 545 045 or email info@fartowndental.co.uk