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Whittaker Dental

Why us & Services

Why Choose us?

  • Inviting, friendly, clean & welcoming
  • Affordable, quality dental care and practice membership schemes
  • Small, family run practice
  • FREE children's care up to the age of 18 when Parents sign up to our membership scheme
  • See the same people every time you visit

Services Offered

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers, crowns, bridges
  • Dentures
  • Natural, white fillings
  • Anti snoring devices

Although we do not offer orthodontics & dental implants, if you require these, we can refer you to one of our very trusted partners who provide these services

Teeth Whitening at home

This involves applying bleaching gel to the teeth using a thin guard tray worn over night whilst asleep. We will need to take impressions of your mouth and a dental technician will make custom trays specific to you. At your visit we will check that these fit correctly and show you how to apply the bleach in your trays. You then wear the trays overnight until your teeth reach an acceptable colour. This will take approximately 2-3 weeks.

The advantage of using this method is that you have greater control over the final tooth shade. Some people may notice some sensitivity to hot and cold food for a few days during or after bleaching, but this soon settles down.

Crowns

A crown covers the whole of a tooth. They are usually recommended if a tooth has been damaged, has severe decay or a large filling. The tooth is reduced in size and a "jacket" is made to fit over the outer sides and cemented in to place, preserving the existing tooth. They are made to look like a natural tooth and are matched to the shade of the original teeth.

Bridge

A bridge can be used in place of a missing tooth and/or teeth. The missing tooth is replaced by an artificial or "pontic" tooth, which is fused between two crowns and the natural teeth either side are used as anchors, supporting the pontic. They are a more permanent alternative to dentures, as they are not removable. However, they may not be suitable in some circumstances.

Veneer

Veneers are used on front or "anterior" teeth to improve appearance. The tooth is prepared by taking away a small amount from the front surface and having a porcelain covering cemented on to it. They can transform discoloured, chipped, and slightly crooked teeth.

Dentures

A denture is a removable prosthetic substitute for a person's missing natural teeth, these can be partial or complete dentures. Depending on the complexity of each case, the duration of the treatment will vary, it will take several visits, this will include taking impressions of the mouth, bite registration, try-in of dentures, fitting & review. New dentures will always feel a bit strange when first placed in the mouth, it can sometimes take several days or weeks for your mouth to become accustomed to these.