We provide our patients with high quality general dental care, carrying out thorough examinations, discussing options and offering information, advice and guidance on how patients can best look after their teeth between appointments.
We now have three experienced dental hygienists working at the practice and their services can be accessed via our own dentists, or by a dentist from another practice who can refer their patients by letter, fax or email. A referral form can be downloaded from this site or contact the practice for further details.
Oral Health Education
We ensure that all our patients, including the younger ones, are provided with information, advice and guidance to inform their choices on maintaining healthy teeth and gums. We offer
fissure sealants and oral health education sessions aimed specifically at our younger patients. See our related feature on the 'Oral Health' page.
stock a comprehensive range of dental sundries, including toothpastes, mouthwashes, brushes and inter-dental products. Our products are keenly priced and are mostly below supermarket prices, many significantly so. We want our patients to buy products that are best for their dental health and make very little profit from the sale of our sundries. Our dentists, hygienists and nursing staff are always willing to offer patients information, advice and guidance on what products are
best for them - something harder to find at a supermarket!
Fresh Breath Treatments
We advise on ways to maintain fresh breath and stock a range of excellent fresh breath products.
Oral cancer screening is routinely carried out at every dental examination. The hard and soft tissues of the mouth are thoroughly checked for any sign of abnormality. See our feature on oral cancer on the 'Oral Health' page.
Your smile sends a powerful message about you to other people and if you wish to improve your dental 'look', there are a number of options available to help you smile with confidence. The following are straighforward to correct:
• Discoloration of the teeth or fillings
• Gaps between teeth
• Missing teeth
• Crowded teeth
• Poorly shaped or chipped teeth
• Badly positioned teeth which affect your bite.
Previous dental work, including old fillings and crowns, can deteriorate and become cosmetically poor. These can be replaced or improved however, and we are able to offer the following cosmetic treatments to improve your smile:
• Tooth whitening
• Implants and implant supported dentures
• Porcelain inlays and veneers
• Porcelain-bonded crowns and bridges
• Replacement of amalgam fillings with white composite filling material.
Teeth inevitably become discoloured over time through the consumption of certain foods and beverages, tobacco use or simply by reason of age. Tooth brushing, even with special toothpastes, will do little to whiten teeth and although professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist will help by removing superficial staining, this will not result in the regaining of that youthful look.
Scientific studies have shown that some tooth whitening treatments are safe and effective at whitening teeth. We offer a number of these treatments at our practice, including popular and excellent value tooth whitening kits that patients take and use in their own home.
The whitening treatment involves the use of custom made bleaching trays which are filled with a bleaching gel, and we will show you how to use these products to achieve the best and safest results. You will control the final shade of your teeth, from one to several shades lighter.
Teeth whitening does not normaly involve any pain, although some transient sensitivity may be experienced. The full treatment will usually take 2 - 6 weeks and the treatment is priced very competitively at just £199.
Crowns, Bridges, Veneers and Dental Implants
Porcelain or porcelain bonded to metal give full coverage to teeth weakened by old fillings, decay or fractures and they can also be used to improve appearance.
These are used to replace gaps caused by lost teeth and use porcelain bonded to a metal structure. The 'bridge' is supported by the teeth either side of the gap, and these teeth usually require some preparation.
Veneers are thin porcelain covers that are fixed to the front of cosmetically poor teeth using adhesive dentistry, and can make a dramatic improvement to visual appearance.
Dental implants are growing in popularity and represent an alternative and effective way of replacing lost or cosmetically poor teeth. Although more expensive than dentures and bridges, their cost has come down in recent years and they provide a fantastic long term solution, looking and feeling like your existing teeth and - providing dental healthcare is maintained - should last a lifetime.
Painless to install, the best time to have an implant is within three months of losing a tooth, otherwise there is a danger of bone recession. Even if more than three months have elapsed however, or you are seeking to replace dentures or bridgework of many years standing, new advances in dentistry mean it is never too late to find out if a gap or gaps in your teeth can be replaced with implants.
We are able to offer a single dental implant from just £1,600, a second one for £1,400 and further significant reductions are available on additional implants.
Dentures, denture repairs and mouthguards
We provide a full range of denture services, using high quality materials and dental laboratories, including one that is just a few hundred metres away. This allows laboratory technicians to meet our patients for exact shade taking and 'same day' adjustments.
Dr Grotepass is a Denture Specialist and is able to offer free 15 minute consultations for those with denture problems, and can provide implant supported dentures at very competitive prices.
We also offer Valplast dentures, an innovative flexible nylon denture, offering improved retention and avoiding metal clasps.
For those involved in sporting activities, we can have mouthguards custom made for differing sporting activities.
Home visits for the housebound
In exceptional circumstances, we will visit housebound patients in their homes, but it is almost always better for the patient to be brought to us - to ensure that we can deal effectively with any eventuality.