General Dentistry

We offer a wide range of general dental treatments to suit most needs and cases.

Wickersley Dental Practice in Rotherham offer a wide range of general dental treatments to suit most patients' needs and cases. Please browse through our wide range of treatments and don't hesitate to contact us either via our website or by telephone on 01709 543033 if you have any questions.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common problem. Most people have a 95% chance of suffering from some degree of it within their lifetime. As soon as it occurs, it is important to remove the decay, clean and repair the tooth. Missing or lost teeth should also be replaced to ensure you have the highest possible oral health. Dental implants offer a permanent and natural looking solution to missing teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth-coloured and are usually made from a resin that is mixed with powdered glass quartz, silica or other forms of ceramic. Your dentist will choose a shade to match your existing teeth. They are aesthetically better than traditional silver amalgam fillings. However, they aren’t quite as strong as amalgam fillings so may not be suitable for all areas in the mouth.

Inlays and Onlays

An inlay is a small setting within the biting surface of the tooth. Onlays are to cover larger areas. Gold is usually used, as it is long-lasting, hard-wearing and does not tarnish. Unfortunately, a gold inlay cannot be made by the dentist while you wait. An impression of the cavity (prepared and taken by your dentist) will be sent to the laboratory, where a technician will make the inlay or onlay. You will leave the practice with a temporary filling, which your dentist will replace with the gold inlay once it has been made. Due to the material used and the process taking longer, this type of filling is more expensive.

Crowns

A crown or a cap is a way to cover chipped, broken or weakened teeth. They are used to strengthen your teeth and restore your smile. A crown could also be used to protect the space left from a root filling or to help hold a denture or bridge in place.

Usually, your tooth will need to be shaped under local anaesthetic, and an impression is taken by your dentist. The impression is then sent to the laboratory in order for your crown to be custom-made out of porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold.

Sometimes, especially with root fillings, it is necessary to set a post before fitting the crown. This supports the crown and adds stability and strength. Posts are pre-made from stainless steel and your dentist can cement them directly into the root canal, ready for the crown to be fitted over the top. In certain circumstances, it is necessary to custom-make a post, which is easily done by a dental technician.

Bridges

A bridge is used to fill the space left by a missing tooth, giving you back a full smile. They are only possible if your surrounding teeth are healthy and strong, as it is these which are used to support the bridge. They are usually made from a porcelain and precious metal blend, although non-precious metals are sometimes used.

It is important to replace missing teeth not only to improve the appearance of your smile, but also to prevent weakening of the teeth on either side and decay and gum disease caused by trapped food particles or alterations to your bite.

Your dentist will help you to choose the best method to replace any missing teeth you may have.

Crowns, Bridges and Veneers Pay as you go Dental Care Plan
Crowns From £435.00 10% Discount
Bridges From £1170.00 10% Discount
Veneers From £605.00 10% Discount

Case Studies

Crowding

This 29-year-old female patient had always felt unhappy with her teeth. Her upper front teeth were overlapping and her lower front teeth were crowded, which made cleaning difficult and could potentially lead to problems with dental decay and gum disease. She had a good and stable bite, only treatment for the front teeth was therefore required. Her Invisalign treatment lasted just over 9 months.

Spacing

In her late thirties, the space between this 49-year-old female patient’s front teeth had widened so much that a third front tooth could have fitted within the space. She previously tried metal braces which didn’t fit into her lifestyle and had these removed. Within just a few months, she could really see the difference. She was treated with Invisalign over the course of 17 months.

Cross Bite

This male patient felt very self-conscious of a prominent canine on the lower set of teeth, as it protruded outward and caused cross bite problems with his upper tooth when eating. He wanted to improve the overall general aesthetics of his smile, but also to stop his lip getting caught on the neighbouring tooth and to improve issues with chewing. His Invisalign lasted approximately 12 months.

Deep Bite

This 15-year-old female patient had a deep bite (where the upper front teeth cover the lower teeth too much), her upper left lateral tooth stuck out and her lower teeth were crowded. As this made it difficult for her to clean her teeth properly, her dental practitioner advised her that these issues may lead to gum disease. She was successfully treated with Invisalign in approximately 10 months.

Wickersley Dental Practice
20 Morthen Road
Wickersley
Rotherham
S66 1EU

01709 543033