Pearl Dental Clinics

Lots of people will probably be familiar with general dental check-ups that are carried out a local dentist’s office, but there are actually numerous other applications and treatments that can either improve your oral health or make your teeth look more presentable – most of which are available at clinics up and down the country. If you are thinking about changing dentists for some reason or you have recently moved house and you need to register with a new surgery, it’s a good idea to speak to surgeons who can provide all types of dental care – that way you are covered for every eventuality that may arise.

If you have never suffered dental problems or had an accident that has damaged your teeth, then you may not be familiar with the different types of dentistry practiced in this industry, let’s take a look at the three main types of dental treatment that may be available at your clinic;

General maintenanceThere are a wide range of treatments in this section of dentistry; your dentist will have a huge skillset at their disposal to help with any number of problems that come through the door – this will include extracting teeth, supplying fillings, repairing dentures, assessing dental condition, performing minor surgical procedures, and much more. In order to receive this kind of care you will have to be registered with a specific dentist as your on-going condition needs to be monitored, this means providing some of your details and attending regular appointments with the same dentist – you won’t be able to just walk in and ask for assistance without prior notice or registration.

This type of dental care is vital to good oral health and experts recommend that you visit the dentist at least once a year to keep your teeth in good condition; without regular appointments problems like tooth decay and gum disease can develop, doing irreparable damage before the dentist has time to stop them from attacking your teeth. Catching difficult conditions while they are in their early stages is important and it makes the treatment easier in most cases; thus reducing the chance of tooth loss and further problems.

Cosmetic treatmentsProcedures that are focused on improving the appearance of the teeth rather than their health will typically be much more expensive than more general types of dental treatment; primarily because they are not deemed medically necessary, but also because the materials needed to create crowns, veneers, and implants, are very expensive and sometimes difficult to obtain. Probably the most popular type of cosmetic dentistry is the fitting of porcelain veneers; these are wafer-thin laminates that are cut to fit over one individual tooth, covering up minor misalignments and areas of discolouration. Different ceramics will cost different amounts, but a single veneer could be as much as a thousand pounds, depending on the clinic providing treatment and the type of veneer selected.

Implants are another very useful type of cosmetic product, although they can also be helpful when attempting to combat the problems associated with tooth loss, such as tooth movement, super-eruption, and bone deterioration. Dental implants typically cost between seven and eight hundred pounds per restoration.

Orthodontic appliances are also often used in a cosmetic capacity but they are important for improving oral health and jaw function – not just the appearance of the teeth.

The easiest and cheapest way of giving your smile a boost is to undergo a whitening procedure; this means peroxide gel is layered over the enamel to break down any dark stains that have started to develop, returning the teeth to a whiter finish in little over an hour. Further sessions may be required if the patient has severe discolouration.

Emergency appointmentsMany emergency dentists will have appointments available twenty-four hours a day to both registered and unregistered patients, so that everyone has access to care when they need it. No one can predict when an accident or injury will occur and it is good to know that there is this sort of service available to help. There are also emergency phone lines run by the clinics to offer support and advice to people who have suffered trauma and don’t know whether they should be going to the hospital or the dental clinic. Although it is not strictly necessary to speak to someone at the surgery before making your way there, it can make a huge difference to the outcome by reassuring the patient and providing assistance over the phone.

A typical dental emergency would be a broken or knocked-out tooth, which would need to be taken to the surgery as quickly as possible, otherwise reattachment or repair may be impossible. If the tooth or teeth have been too badly damaged then there may be no option but to perform an extraction and then look into restorative treatment.

Emergency dentists will also spend a lot of their time helping people who have on-going problems with things like tooth decay and gum disease, which can be tricky to treat if they keep appearing over time. Patients in this sort of position will rarely need to be taken to the hospital but they certainly need to be treated in some way, or they may be at risk of tooth loss – perhaps even more serious health problems further down the line. The great thing about twenty-four hour dentists is that they can also take the pressure off local hospitals by providing the right treatment for patients with specific dental problems, rather than medical injuries that would need to be seen by a doctor.

If you would like to know more about the dental treatments available in the Kingston area of London, call the Pearl Dental Clinic; this surgery has a great reputation for high quality care and customer service, get in contact if you would like to arrange an appointment or just discuss the treatment options. This clinic can offer general dental care to registered patients, cosmetic treatments to improve your teeth, and twenty-four hour emergency appointments in case you have an accident or you would like to speak to a dentist outside office hours.

How to find us?

 

5 Vale Parade, Kingston Vale

Kingston Hill, London SW15 3PS

 

Pearl Dental Clinic

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