General
dentistry

At Springmount Dental & Aesthetics, we offer a comprehensive range of general dental treatments to help you keep your best smile

 
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General dentistry

THE FULL range of dental TREATMENT


You can visit us for all your dental needs, one-off treatments such as teeth whitening or specialist gum disease treatment.

Having worked in hospital and private settings, Malcolm has vast experience of dentistry and has undertaken further training to hone his skills in cosmetic dentistry (his special interest). He has experience in facial surgery and possesses extremely intricate skills - both a necessity for facial aesthetics.

Katie has extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy and is also a highly skilled and experienced Dental Therapist. Her special interest is in treating gum disease, and she's very experienced in this area. With a history of working as a general medical nurse, Katie knows the facial anatomy intrinsically and she enjoys taking time hand carving aesthetic fillings.

We encourage families to bring children in as soon as their first tooth appears and stress to all patients that regular check-ups are vital for maintaining long-term dental health.

We provide FREE dental health examinations for children when they are accompanied by a full paying adult.

Membership plans

Prevention is always the most positive approach and one that we pursue with passion. By avoiding problems arising in the first place, our patients benefit from improved dental health, reduced dental costs and a more positive dental experience that focuses on health, education and the fulfilment of any desires for smile improvements.

As part of this preventative approach, our range of membership plans provide you with all the treatment, support and professional advice you need to maintain a brilliant smile and good oral health.

As a Springmount member you’ll have our undivided attention. We’ll take time to understand your dental goals and create a treatment plan that is tailored just for you. To ensure that anyone can enjoy membership to our luxury dental practice, we’ve created a range of membership plans to suit all needs and budgets.

Exclusive member benefits include:

  • 15% off our private fees (excluding cosmetic treatments and implants)

  • Exclusive offers

  • Inclusive examinations

  • X-rays as necessary

  • Worldwide cover

  • Hygiene visits

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Consultation & exam

When you visit us for general dentistry, as a member or pay-as-you-go, we offer an initial dental health examination. This allows us to assess the condition of your teeth and gums and to diagnose any problems.

During your 30-minute consultation appointment, Malcolm will carry out a thorough dental examination to:

  • determine whether there are any existing or potential problems with your teeth or gums
  • examine the hard and soft tissues in your mouth and jaw joints
  • conduct an oral cancer screening
  • take X-rays (if needed) using an intra-oral sensor - allowing you to see what your dentist sees and helping you to understand your oral health

These procedures give us a complete picture of your oral health, which we then use to compile your individually tailored treatment programme. We'll listen carefully to your needs, take photos and identify the features you would like to improve.

Contact our friendly reception team today.

 

SMILE WITH US

 
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Hygiene services & gum care

You won’t believe just how clean and fresh your mouth will feel after hygiene therapy at Springmount Dental & Aesthetics. Our range of hygiene services will help keep your teeth sparkling and your gums healthy. We understand that oral hygiene is vital not only for your dental health but your overall wellbeing too.

Our high quality hygiene treatments include cleaning, gum care, scaling and polishing and this forms a central part of our preventative approach.

You can access our hygiene services as often as you like for that squeaky clean feeling.

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Emergency dentistry

When a dental emergency occurs, it’s important to seek treatment from a qualified dentist. Not only will this increase the chance of saving your tooth (or teeth) but you’ll prevent infections from spreading or becoming more serious.

Working hard to accommodate patients seeking immediate treatment, our staff will try their best to minimise waiting times. Wherever possible, we endeavour to see patients with a dental problem within 24 hours.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency,
please call us on 01629 556558

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Restorative treatments

Even if you haven't visited the practice in a while, chances are your teeth will remain in a healthy condition. However, if you do require dental treatment, then Malcolm can restore your oral structure - whether that's fixing broken teeth with veneers or composite bonding, or Addition Dentistry, which works by adding back to your teeth without drilling. We believe it's important that you don’t lose any more of your tooth surface.

Restorative dental therapy can also reduce headaches and tired jaws; decrease clicky jaw joints; and make your teeth feel less sharp or sore on the tongue or cheeks, yet better at chewing. It can also make it easier for you to keep your mouth healthy and clean.

Whether your dental problem is large or small, you have one concern or several, we can use a variety of dental treatments to help get your dental health back on track.

Have a long-standing dental health issue that’s been troubling you? Make that decision to change your life and book a consultation today.

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FAQs

 

What's the best way to prevent gum disease?

Removal of plaque by flossing, brushing and regular professional cleaning will minimise your risk of gum disease. However, there are other factors that can affect the health of your gums, such as stress, diabetes, genetics, smoking, and pregnancy.


What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. If plaque is not regularly removed, it calcifies into a deposit called calculus, or tartar. Gums will become irritated, making them red, tender, swollen and more prone to bleed. Eventually, the supporting periodontal structures begin to break down. The result of this slow process is tissue loss, bone loss and eventual tooth loss.


What does periodontal treatment involve?

In the earlier states of gum disease (what we would term mild to moderate periodontitis), most treatment involves scaling and root planning. The procedure aims at removing plaque and calculus from the surface of the tooth adjacent to gum tissue. The periodontal pockets around the tooth are cleansed and all affected root surfaces are decontaminated. In the majority of early gum disease cases, treatment entails improved home care techniques and scaling and root planning. More advanced cases may require surgical treatment.


Why do I need X-Rays?

Radiographic or X-ray examinations provide us with an important diagnostic tool that shows the condition of your teeth, their roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-Rays can help us to determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, tooth decay, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumours. X-rays can also show the exact location of impacted (crowded) teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through visual examination.


When should my child first see a dentist?

The ideal time for your child to meet the dentist is after their first (primary) teeth erupt. This gives us a perfect opportunity to carefully examine the development of their mouth and catch problems such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations and prolonged thumb-sucking early. Although in practical terms it is very difficult to carry out any treatment on a child of this age, it is actually beneficial for your child to get used to visiting us, so that in later years should treatment be necessary a visit to the dentist is not so much of an ordeal for your child.