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Solihull - Blossomfield

“If your smile is important to you, let us help you perfect it.”

We would like to welcome you to Blossomfield Complete Dental Care. Our aim as a dental team is to provide all of our patients with excellent dental care in a relaxing environment. Clinical excellence is a priority for Marek Skalka, Philip Holt and David Rossington. We offer a high standard of patient support from our friendly and professional staff. We want all of our patients to have a memorable visit for all the right reasons.

Blossomfield House is a purpose built dental practice occupying the entire ground floor premises of two semi-detached properties. The interior design is very light and modern and much thought went into making the decor as relaxing as possible. The waiting area is completely separated from the clinical areas so that there are no dental sounds or smells. All of our rooms have been designed and built to facilitate wheelchair access. There is plenty of on-site parking.

We are the only Denplan Excel accredited practice in Solihull showing our teams’ commitment to maintaining high standards.

Emergency outside of normal working hours:

  • For help and advice on Saturday and Sunday mornings you can contact the Grove Road Dental Clinic via NHS Direct on 111
  • For help and advice at all other times, including David Rossingtons’ or Philip Holt’s patients, you can reach Mr Skalka on 07967 144681. Thank you. 

If you have a dental emergency during working hours, phone us on the usual number, 0121 711 6939; one of our experienced reception team will give you the best advice and will always try to fit you in with your own dentist, usually on the same day.

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Dentist Address: 84/286 Blossomfield Rd, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, B91 1TH

envisage Solihull - Blossomfield is open:

  • Monday .......................................... 8.15am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday ......................................... 8.15am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday .................................. 8.15am to 8.00pm
  • Thursday ....................................... 8.15am to 8.00pm
  • Friday ............................................. 8.15am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday ....................................... Upon request
  • Sunday & Bank Holidays ........ Closed

Mr Marek Skalka BDS, Dentist | GDC No 60625

Marek is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), Association of Dental Implantologists (ADI) ,Association of Facial Aesthetics (AFA) and a full member of British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(BACD). 

Marek qualified from Birmingham University in 1985 and started working in Solihull in 1986. Marek is married to Sara (practice manager) and they have three sons.

Marek offers a full range of dental treatments including;

  • Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
  • Placement and Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Dentures
  • Tooth Whitening

Mareks’ special dental interests are;

  • Placing Dental Implants. Implants are a permanent solution for a missing tooth. There are two stages involved, firstly a titanium implant replaces the tooth root and then a restorative crown can be built on top of it. Marek has trained to place the titanium implants in the surgery. 
  • Invisible Braces, clear braces.
  • Fixed Braces
  • Cerecs. These are computer generated inlays or veneers that are milled at the chair side whilst you wait.
  • Facial rejuvenation. Marek treats fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth with injectable muscle relaxants and fillers.
  • Cosmetic composite bonding. 

Where appropriate, referrals to specialists can be made. 

“The only Denplan Excel accredited dental practice in Solihull; providing affordable, high quality dental treatments in a professional, friendly and family orientated environment. Enjoy the relaxing surroundings whilst having your cosmetic dental treatments such as Veneers, Implants, tooth whitening, crowns, composite bonding, orthodontics, clear braces (invisible braces).” 

Dr Philip Holt BChD, Bsc (Hons), Dentist | GDC No.157163

Phil began his training with an honours degree in the medical sciences, specialising in Pharmacology. He went on to study dentistry at the University of Leeds and qualified in 2008 

After graduating Phil worked in a mixed private and NHS practice in Yorkshire for seven years before returning to his native West Midlands. During this period he has also had a role as a Foundation Dentist Trainer over 3 separate years where he has been involved in training qualified dentists locally in Clinical techniques.

Phil has clinical interests in all aspects of restorative care and aesthetic treatments especially at the minimally invasive adhesive dentistry interface. His focus is on patient care and he is passionate about helping anxious patients to get through their treatment. He enjoys helping a patient to complete a treatment plan that makes their mouths healthier and improves their ability to function better as well as having more confidence in their appearance.

Outside of dentistry Phil enjoys spending time with his family and travelling when there is time! His other hobbies include walking, playing basketball and tennis.

Mr David Rossington BDS, Dentist | GDC No.69517

David Rossington qualified from Birmingham in 1993 with a Distinction in Clinical Dentistry and Alexander Youngson Prize for Dental Prosthetics. Since then he has continued to build his skills and knowledge paticularly in the areas of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. For seventeen years he has worked within two family practices in Worcestershire. 

David has studied postgraduate restorative and cosmetic dentistry for twelve months in Manchester, performed orthodontic treatment referrals for several dentists over eight years and spent twelve months as an approved mentor to a newly qualified dentist. He is a member of the British Dental Association.

Outside of dentistry, his interests include motorcycling, indoor climbing, he has run several half-marathons and is a keen gym goer. He enjoys the outdoors, even to the extent of camping in the UK.

David offers a full range of dental treatments including

  • Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Dentures
  • Tooth Whitening

David’s special interests are;

  • TMJ (Temperomandibular joint) disorders. Assesment and treatment of TMJ disorders, including pain when eating, headaches,limitation in opening etc.
  • Occlusion. Problems caused by the upper and lower teeth not meeting properly causing pain, difficulty in closing teeth together etc.
  • Othodontic treatment

“The only Denplan Excel accredited dental practice in Solihull; providing affordable, high quality dental treatments in a professional, friendly and family orientated environment. Enjoy the relaxing surroundings whilst having your cosmetic dental treatments such as Veneers, Implants, tooth whitening, crowns, composite bonding, orthodontics, clear braces (invisible braces).  


World-Class Dental Care Options

Solihull - Bridges

You can lose a tooth at any age through trauma, rough sports, gum disease or advanced tooth decay. The space that is left needs to be filled for the following reasons,

  • A missing tooth can alter your smile and appearance. 
  • Adjacent teeth to the gap can lean into the space and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. 
  • Speech can be affected.
  • The shape of your face can change when you lose a tooth due to loss of bone.
  • Gum disease and tooth decay can occur as a result of food accumulating in the gap.
  • The most common ways of replacing a missing tooth or teeth are Bridges, Dental Implants and Dentures.

A Bridge is a false tooth or teeth that are permanently cemented to the natural teeth adjacent to the gap or to the natural tooth to the one side of the gap . Unlike a denture you cannot remove a bridge for cleaning, therefore it is essential to be shown the special cleaning techniques by one of our oral health advisors.

Solihull - Childrens Dentist

Children are very welcome at Blossomfield Complete Dental Care, all three dentists are fathers and so are very patient and understanding with children of all ages. We actively encourage people to bring their children along to their check-up appointment from a very early age so that they can get used to the staff and the surroundings.

We offer a complete range of treatments for children including oral hygiene instruction, preventative treatments such as fissure sealing, gum shields and orthodontics.

Solihull - Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite bonding is a non invasive cosmetic dental technique which has been used for many years. It can transform a smile in just one visit. The procedure takes great skill and artistry on the part of the dentist. There is no or minimal tooth preparation required for this technique.

It is suitable for:

  • Repairing broken and chipped teeth, particularly for teeth at the front of the mouth.
  • Closing gaps between front teeth (diastemas)
  • Reshaping teeth
  • Smile makeovers – composite veneers (porcelain veneers are the better option long-term, but as an initial instant change composite veneers can be used) 

The tooth is first etched to roughen the surface microscopically. A primer is then painted onto this surface and set using a hand held dental curing light. A colour matched mouldable composite material is then built up in layers as required to re-shape the tooth. The rough surface is finally trimmed and polished.

Solihull - Crowns

A Crown is a restoration which covers the entire surface of a tooth which is heavily filled, cracked or broken down. It strengthens and preserves the function of the damaged tooth. Depending on the specific function and cosmetics needed, crowns are made from either all ceramic, all gold or porcelain fused to gold.

Crowns are also used following a root filling to reduce the chance of the tooth fracturing and to reduce micro-leakage of bacteria from the mouth which reduces the success of the root filling.

The damaged tooth is prepared and impressions are taken which are sent to the technician, who will make models upon which a custom made crown is designed and manufactured. A temporary crown is fitted whilst the permanent crown is being made, at a second appointment this is removed and the permanent crown is cemented into position.

 

Solihull - Dental Health Check

Your Examination: 

If you are a new patient you will be required to fill out a full medical history form which is given to the dentist before the initial examination. At each subsequent routine examination the dentist will update your medical history.

Whether it is a new patient examination or a routine examination the dentists are not just checking your teeth. They carry out a thorough Dental, Oral and Facial examination.

Oral and Facial Examination: 

  • Under the chin and down both sides of the neck are chains of lymph nodes, the dentist will manually check these to ensure that there are no abnormal swellings. The salivary glands will also be checked using the same technique.
  • The Temperomandibular Joint (Jaw Joint) will be manually examined to ensure that there is no pain and that the joint is moving freely. 
  • A visual check is made of all the soft tissues inside your mouth, including the tongue, palate, cheeks and gums.
  • If you have any deep lines and wrinkles on your face that concern you, the dentist can examine these and discuss your treatment options.

Dental Examination:

  • A record is taken of all teeth missing and present.
  • All restorations in the teeth will be recorded.
  • All teeth will be checked for any signs of new caries, cavities, failed restorations or broken teeth.
  • A full Oral Hygiene Screening will be carried out. The dentists will carry out a Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE), they will check your gums for any signs of gum disease, check for bad breath and when necessary refer you to one of our Dental Hygienists. They will also give advice on diet, alcohol consumption and smoking.
  • Your occlusion or bite will be checked to ensure it is in alignment and that your TMJ is not being put under any strain.
  • If you have any dentures or other removable dental appliances, these can be checked for any signs damage or wear and tear.
  • All aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Rejuvenation can be discussed at the examination.
  • At a New Patient Examination a set of “digital x-rays” (which are an additional cost) will be taken. It is impossible to see under restorations in the teeth or the root areas of the teeth, so these x-rays are both diagnostic and act as a baseline for future comparisons.
  • Existing patients will have digital x-rays taken only when further investigation is needed into a troublesome tooth.
  • All treatment options will be discussed in full with the dentist. At the end of the appointment you will be given a full written Treatment Plan and an estimation of the costs for the treatment, this is also part of your informed consent.
  • The Treatment Plan and appointment structure is laid out to address the most urgent first.

We have literature about the different treatment options that we offer, if you ask a member of the reception team they can supply you with the appropriate leaflets.

Solihull - Dental Hygiene

Gum disease is caused by leaving plaque around the gum line of the teeth .Plaque is a furry build up which harbours harmful bacteria. If the plaque is not removed by brushing or flossing the teeth the bacteria attack the gums leaving them red, inflamed and swollen. You might find that at this point when you brush your teeth the gums bleed causing some alarm. Many people stop brushing when they see this but in fact that is the worst thing to do as gum disease will advance under the gum rapidly causing more serious problems. The gum can start to pull away from the root of the tooth creating pockets in which the plaque bacteria can cause bone loss. Plaque can also calcify forming a solid on the tooth or root called calculus, some people are more prone to this than others. If there is significant bone loss around the tooth treatment options become limited and can end in extraction.

Bad breath is also caused by poor oral hygiene, as some bacteria within plaque cause sulphurous compounds which creates the bad odour.

Some tips to help you maintain good oral hygiene;

  • Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day with good quality fluoride toothpaste, paying particular attention to the gum line.  

  • Cleaning in between teeth using floss, an interdental brush or a water pick last thing at night

  • Regularly change your toothbrush to maximize its efficiency, we recommend every three months.

  • Regular visits with the dentist and with the hygienist as prescribed.

  • Stop smoking.

  • Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. It has been shown that especially Vitamin C is essential for the body to maintain healthy gums.

 

Dental hygienists are specifically trained to carry out treatments to prevent or cure gum disease. They work on prescription from one of the dentists, who will assess your specific needs at your examination.

At your routine appointment the hygienist will discuss your current oral health regime and will give advice and guidance if improvements could be made. She will carry out a thorough scale to remove soft and hard deposits on the teeth, this can be done under local anaesthesia if needed. To finish she will polish the teeth to remove surface staining.

 

In between visits it is necessary for you to carry out the recommended daily oral health regime to the best of your abilities.

You will usually see the hygienist as a combined appointment with the dentist every six months. Some people though need a little bit of extra help for example if you have deep pockets around the teeth, a smoker or a disability that hinders oral care. These can be catered for by booking scalings every three months or even every two months.

Solihull - Dental Implants

Missing teeth do not only cause an unsightly smile but have a dramatic effect on the bite, function and the gum health of your mouth.

If a gap is left unrestored the adjacent teeth can move and tip. This can lead to grinding of the teeth giving subtle symptoms such as uneven tooth wear, jaw joint pain and headaches. When teeth have tipped, this can have a detrimental affect on gum health as it is more difficult to clean around them. If many teeth are missing, it can affect the muscles in your cheeks and around your mouth, causing sagging or lines.

Treatment options

There are several different treatment options available;

  • Dentures (false teeth).
  • Bridges.
  • Dental implants.

The most appropriate treatment will depend on the number of teeth that are missing, where they are in your mouth and the condition of any remaining teeth. Your dentist will help you decide which option is best for you. 

 

Solihull - Dental Inlays

Inlays and onlays are used when a cavity is large but the surrounding tooth is healthy. Instead of reducing the healthy tooth to fit a crown, an inlay sits in the hole in the tooth and an onlay can replace the cusp of a tooth which maintains the shape of the tooth. Inlays are generally made out of porcelain which is tooth coloured but they can be made out of gold or resin.

The tooth is prepared and impressions are taken, which are sent to the technician who makes models on which the inlay is designed and manufactured. A temporary filling material is placed in the tooth until the permanent inlay/onlay is cemented into position.

Solihull - Dentures

You can lose a tooth at any age through trauma, rough sports, gum disease or advanced tooth decay. The space that is left needs to be filled for the following reasons,

  • A missing tooth can alter your smile and appearance.
  • Adjacent teeth to the gap can lean into the space and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together.
  • Speech can be affected.
  • The shape of your face can change when you lose a tooth due to loss of bone.
  • Gum disease and tooth decay can occur as a result of food accumulating in the gap.
  • The most common ways of replacing a missing tooth or teeth are Bridges, Dental Implants and Dentures.

Dentures are removable replacements for your teeth that are designed to look and function as closely to your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Technology has improved the look and feel of dentures so that they can appear very natural.

Dentures can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a full arch or both upper and lower arches. Full upper and lower dentures are usually made from an acrylic material and rely on suction between the gum ridge and the acrylic surface to keep the dentures in place. The careful design and manufacture are vital to provide good fit and function. However there are some people that cannot get used to wearing dentures and feel worried when they eat or speak, this can cause a lack of confidence, so a solution to this could be to have a dental implant to anchor the denture into place, which can be done in the upper and lower arch.

Partial dentures can be fitted when some teeth are retained in either the upper or lower arch. These are often made out of chrome and acrylic for strength and to clip around existing teeth. When a partial denture is fitted oral hygiene is very important, great care has to be taken that food does not get lodged around the natural teeth which can cause gum disease.

For both full and partial dentures the procedure is the same, the dentist will take impressions in surgery of both upper and lower arches. These are then sent to a technician who will make models on which the denture will be designed and made. There are two stages between impressions and the fitting of the denture, these are checking and setting of the bite and trying a mock up of the denture in wax with teeth attached for aesthetics, lip position and final bite.

Solihull - Facial Aesthetics

As we get older, fine lines and wrinkles develop due to ageing, muscle activity (over-activity) and your genetic predisposition. Premature ageing can be caused by sun exposure, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and emotional and hormonal influences.

Injectable muscle relaxants are non-surgical treatments to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. The muscle relaxant only works on the specific muscle which is causing the facial line that you want to reduce. Other muscles are not affected so your facial expression does not appear to change drastically, which it can when surgical procedures are carried out.

Botulinum toxin is used as the muscle relaxant to treat lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions, worry lines or frown lines. The overactive muscle is carefully injected with botulinum toxin which stops this muscle from contracting.

Botulinum toxin is produced by a bacteria, it is then highly refined, purified, diluted and used in therapeutic doses.

Very fine needles are used to administer the dose to the required area. A local anaesthetic is not used as if there is any discomfort it is minimal and very short-lived.

Effects of the treatment will begin to appear within 48 to 72 hours, although the full effect may not be visible for up to 10 days. In the first year the treatment will last for about 3 to 4 months, top ups can be given after this time and with regular administration in the second year the effects can last 6 months.

Marek Skalka have been specially trained in London to administer this treatment. There is no one more qualified than a dentist to carry out this procedure, not only is there knowledge of the head and neck anatomy and physiology extensive, having studied them in detail for 5 years at university, but on a daily basis they are carrying out dental injections.

If you are interested in this treatment a half hour assessment appointment will be made with Marek. At this appointment he will assess your specific needs, he will take a full medical history and facial photographs to help him with your treatment plan. You will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you would like.

If you would like to go ahead with the treatment a second half hour appointment will be made.

Solihull - Implant Retained Dentures

What is an Implant Retained Denture?

An implant retained denture is a type of over- denture that is supported by and attached to implants in the jaw. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. The denture clips on to the implant to keep it in place.

An implant retained denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. It is usual that at least 2 implants are needed to support the denture, but that will be decided depending on your particular needs.

Implant retained dentures usually are made for the lower jaw because regular dentures tend to be less stable there.  However, you can receive an implant retained denture in either the upper or lower jaw. This can be assessed and discussed at your consultation with Marek.

It is easy to look after your implant retained denture, you will be shown how to remove and clean the denture and how to clean around the implants. As with normal dentures they should be removed before going to bed.

If you are interested in this treatment option, contact a member of the reception team on 0121 711 6939 to book in for a consultation or discuss it at your next routine examination appointment.

Solihull - Invisalign

How many of us have regretted not continuing with our orthodontic treatment when we were younger and are now left with imperfections when we smile. If the thought of wearing metal brackets and wires fixed to your teeth is putting you off having your teeth straightened, then the answer is clear braces.

Invisalign : The Clear Alternative to Braces

Marek Skalka has been trained to carry out this excellent treatment option.

How Does it work?

  •  It works through a series of near invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. The aligners  are made of clear medical grade plastic that fits closely over your teeth.
  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Marek have prescribed.
  • You will need to wear the aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day.
  • You’ll visit the practice about once every 6-8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

How long does treatment take?

  • Total treatment time averages 9-15 months but obviously it varies, Marek will be able to give you a better idea at the assessment.

What happens at the end of treatment?

At the end of treatment, you will wear the last aligner or a retainer full time for about 12-24 weeks and then a retainer at night for a further year before being reviewed. Nightly retainers will need to be worn on a long term basis to ensure that teeth do not move out of position.

What is the average Cost?

  • Because each treatment plan is bespoke to you, it is impossible to give a price but we are offering a Free 30 minute consultation.
  • Our prices start at £1500 up to £4000

Is the treatment suitable for teenagers?

  • Invisalign treatment is suitable for teenagers as well; it can be prescribed for patients who have erupting or erupted dentition, so includes most teens. As it is removable they can continue to play sports and musical instruments. This treatment option comes with 6 free replacement aligners if they are lost or broken. The other benefit is that there is a little button at the back of the aligner which changes colour as the aligner is worn to make sure it is being worn.
  • Marek will decide if the Invisalign Teen or Invisalign Adult is suitable for your child/You. 

What appointments will I need?

  • At the first appointment, which is a free 30 minute appointment, suitability for treatment is assessed. If treatment is suitable for you, then photographs will be taken (both external and internal photos) and impressions for study models.
  • If you decide at the first appointment to go ahead, you will have working impressions taken. these should be the only impressions necessary for the treatment.
  • If you are undecided you can take the information away and then come back for a second appointment if you wish to continue.
  • At the next appointment, if you are carrying on with treatment you will be shown a virtual 3D treatment plan called a ClinCheck, this will show you the  movements   that the  teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. You will be able to take a disc of this home with you to show family and friends.
  • The next appointment will be to fit the aligners which will be roughly 2 weeks later.
  • You will be given 3 sets of aligners to take home but you will have to come in about every   6-8 weeks to have a progress check.

How do I clean my aligners?

  • You can just use a toothbrush and toothpaste, soaking it in Milton when necessary.

Will I have to pay a deposit?

  • Once you have decided to go to the ClinCheck stage you will be asked to pay a deposit of £350 which will be part of the overall treatment.

I am a new patient to the practice will I have to pay the New patient fee?

  • No that will be included in the treatment package

I am an existing patient will I have to pay for my check up?

  • No the fee is included in the treatment package

Introductory Invisalign Package;

  • Free: Initial 30 minute assessment
  • Free: Tooth whitening provided (if required) at end of treatmen
  • Free: Hygienist appointments for cleaning, oral hygiene and stain removal (up to 3 hygienist visits per treatment course)
  • Free: Genuine Invisalign night time retainers to prevent tooth movement after active treatment
  • 0% finance available
  • 10% discount off treatment if you join Blossomfield Dental Plan
  • Free check up carried out as part of the assessment
  • All necessary x-rays and models
  • Full set of Invisalign aligners
  • 3D computerised treatment plans that allows you to have a say in your smile design
  • A typical active treatment time of 8-10 months
  • ‘Fine tuning’ of teeth position after active treatment
  • Small repairs to visible teeth that look worn
  • Extractions ( rarely necessary)

All of the above are included in your treatment, with no hidden surprises!!

How do I Whiten my teeth?

  • We will supply the tooth whitening gel which will be used in the Invisalign retainers. after treatment you can purchase top up gel tubes from the practice. 

What happens if I lose or break my retainers?

  • If an aligner is lost or broken you do not have more impressions, a replacement will be made from the original models and sent directly to you, it will take about 2 weeks to replace it and you will be asked to wear the next aligner or the previous one. You will have to pay the laboratory fee only for the replacement.

Any further questions should be directed to Marek at the free assessment.

For further information or to book an assessment please contact one of our reception team on 0121 711 6939.

 

 

Solihull - Nervous Patients

Being nervous about going to the dentist is a very common anxiety which affects a large proportion of the population. Dental Phobia is a serious condition and is taken very seriously at Blossomfield Complete Dental Care. It is our experience that people with a dental phobia or anxiety tend not to visit a dentist regularly to assess the condition of their teeth and gums and therefore minor reversible problems such as gum inflammation or the beginnings of decay in a tooth go undetected leading to more serious conditions such as gum disease or tooth abscess. This can unfortunately have a negative affect on the situation as the next visit to the dentist is for a more fearful and extensive course of treatment. Mental conditioning makes this the norm for dental visits in the future. We would like to break this cycle and make your visit to our practice memorable for all the right reasons.

The one thing that you have to remember is that you are not alone in feeling anxious about visiting a dentist, it is a very common feeling. There are a number of reasons that can cause these feelings:

  • A previous negative experience – you may have had a bad experience in the past that has put you off going to the dentist.
  • You may be embarrassed about the condition of your teeth and gums.
  • Some people have a fear of having dental instruments being placed in their mouth, they worry that this may trigger a gag reflex or cause an anxious feeling where they might find it difficult to breathe.

If you haven’t been to a dentist before it may simply be a fear of the unknown. You may recognize one or more of the above anxieties but they can be overcome given the right circumstances; 

  • It is important to communicate your fears and concerns with your dentist. Marek Skalka and David Rossington will always make time to talk with you during your initial consultation to discuss any anxieties that you may have.
  • Any treatment option that is suggested will be explained in full, describing in plain terms each step that is to be carried out so that there are no surprises. 
  • Relaxation and distraction techniques -we can offer distraction and relaxation techniques such as complementary head and neck massage prior to treatment, relaxing music, virtual vision DVD goggles, we burn scented candles or oils in the waiting room to mask any clinical dental smells and we have a small non clinical area that we set aside for anxious patients to wait in prior to treatment if required. We will soon be able to offer hypnotherapy to relieve short or long term anxieties.
Solihull - Root Canal Therapy

Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) is a routine dental procedure which is needed when the blood or nerve supply of a tooth (called the pulp) becomes infected or dies off due to tooth decay or injury. If this was to occur and it was left untreated it would cause an abscess. This is an extremely painful condition and the tooth may have to be extracted. Root Canal Treatment is a way of removing the infected or dead tissue from inside the tooth disinfecting it and ultimately saving the tooth. 

Root canal treatment is usually very successful and no further treatment should be needed. However, if the infection does return, the treatment can be repeated.

Once the root is cleaned, disinfected and sealed the tooth should be safe but it is left quite brittle and can be prone to fracture. Therefore most dentists will recommend that the tooth is prepared for a crown to give it extra support, strength and to reduce bacterial micro-leakage. Sometimes posts are placed into the upper part of the root channels to give a more stable base for the crown to sit on. 

You can have the affected tooth removed. But it is advisable to keep as many of your own natural teeth as possible to maintain an efficient bite and avoid bone loss in the jaw.

Solihull - Tooth Whitening

There is nothing worse than feeling self conscious about smiling because of the colour of your teeth. Meeting people socially or in a work capacity could be a much happier experience if you had the confidence to just smile.

Tooth whitening should only ever be carried out by a dentist because they can assess all the reasons behind the discolouration and diagnose specifically to your needs. Professionally administered tooth whitening is safe and effective as long as the procedure is carried out correctly.

Teeth are whitened by applying a hydrogen peroxide gel to the tooth surface. The amount of time it is left on the teeth and the concentration of the gel depends on the technique used.

Marek Skalka, Philip Holt and David Rossington offer the following method:

  • Home Treatment. Impressions of the upper and lower teeth are taken and sent to a technician who will make models on which custom made trays are manufactured. The whitening gel is then placed inside the trays. The trays are made to fit precisely over your teeth so that there is no leakage of the gel onto the gums, which avoids any damage to the gum tissue. The trays are worn for about 2 hours a day to suit you. This takes between 10 and 20 nights.

Using this method, the results can last up to two years depending on habits such as smoking and drinking red wine, coffee or tea. The effect can be prolonged by topping up the whitening at home with trays and gel as prescribed by the dentist.

Existing white fillings and crowns will not change colour and may require replacement after the whitening treatment. This will be discussed at the examination along with additional fees to cover this.

Safety guidelines for tooth whitening procedures can be found on the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry website, www.bacd.com

Tooth Whitening is a simple, non invasive way of achieving that dazzling smile.

Solihull - Veneers

Veneers are wafer thin shells of tooth coloured porcelain “cemented” to the front surface of teeth. They improve the cosmetic appearance of the teeth by changing the colour, shape and form. Veneers can treat a single tooth or can be used for the whole arch. They are commonly used for the most rapid form of smile makeover, often seen on television programmes such as “10 years Younger”.

There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for treatment with dental veneers:

Stained Teeth – badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by whitening techniques.

Damaged Teeth – teeth that have either become badly worn with excessive grinding or have been chipped or broken in an accident can benefit from veneers.

Gaps – spaces or diastimas between your teeth can be easily closed using dental veneers giving you a more uniform looking smile.

Crooked teeth – they can be used to give the appearance of straight teeth for those people who do not wish to go through orthodontic treatment. However we feel in most cases it would be preferable to move the teeth using orthodontics and with the advent of clear braces it doesn’t have to be so daunting.

To accommodate the veneers, the dentist will have to reshape and prepare the tooth or teeth. This will be carried out under local anaesthetic. Impressions of the teeth are then taken which are sent to the technician who will cast models upon which he designs and manufactures the veneers. Temporary veneers are fitted whilst the permanent ones are being made.

Solihull - White Fillings

White fillings are a cosmetic alternative to grey amalgam fillings. They are suitable for filling cavities in all areas of the mouth.

They are made of composite particles suspended in a resin which comes in a variety of shades to be matched to your own tooth colour. 

As a dental team we aim to provide you with all the knowledge so that you can make an informed choice as to how to achieve the perfect and healthy smile.

Become a GOLD member & save 10%

Our GOLD Members enjoy 10% off all treatment as well as complimentary 2 x Dental Health Checks and 2 x Hygiene cleans each year. Members also benefit from nationwide emergency cover, redundancy cover, implant cover, worldwide cover and supplementary insurance.

 

PLATINUM Membership

Our PLATINUM Members can join our plan upon assessment. Based on the condition of your oral health, membership and insurance plans vary from £20 to £60 per month. Members receive full dental care under the plan so you have peace of mind you are covered for all your dental needs.

 

 

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