As an established practice specialising in general dentistry in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, our friendly and relaxing dental practice provides a complete range of services for patients of all ages. By paying due care and attention to the long-term effectiveness of the treatments we administer, Edlesborough Dental Practice can help patients retain their natural teeth for the remainder of their life. At Edlesborough Dental Practice we are committed to delivering optimum standards of dental care for patients of all ages. That is why we provide a full range of general dental treatments, from routine examinations to root canal therapy. Edlesborough Dental Practice

Root Canal

Take the Pain out of the Root Canal


Root canal treatment is one of the most complex dental procedures carried out. It is a skilled and time-consuming procedure.

Our caring staff is accomplished in treating the most difficult root canal treatment cases. We often have great success in treating patients who are experiencing pain or want to save their natural tooth, which might otherwise need extraction. By choosing Root canal treatment, you are choosing to keep your natural teeth. If left untreated, you could experience greater discomfort and it could lead to a serious infection.

Treatments are performed to the highest standards using the latest techniques and materials. Our Dentists have extensive experience in this treatment and will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel relaxed and at ease. A local anaesthetic is also used to assist in your comfort.

Signs you may require root canal treatment:

  • Tooth sensitivity to sweets or hot and cold liquids
  • Constant or intermittent throbbing tooth ache and pain
  • Pain with biting pressure
  • Tissue swelling of the face

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or suspect you may require root canal treatment, please make an appointment with Edlesborough Dental Practice as soon as possible and we will take care of this urgent dental treatment.

Contact us today at 01525 223175 and schedule your initial consultation.

 

 

 

 

Fillings

Laugh with wild abandon!


If you dream of being able to throw your head back and laugh with wild abandon, then virtually invisible white fillings are the way forward. It takes some creative flair to match your teeth precisely but that's just what our skilled dentist boasts at Edlesborough Dental Practice.

At Edlesborough Dental Practice, we use the most effective, modern, tooth-coloured materials. Unlike the more traditional grey amalgam fillings, the tooth-coloured ones look very natural, so no-one will be able to tell you have them.

White fillings are carefully crafted to blend in completely, leaving you with a lovely smile of which you can be proud.

What are the benefits of Fillings done by us?

  • Amazing results
  • Highly skilled, experienced dentist
  • White fillings from just £_ _
  • Smile & laugh with confidence

We will usually numb the tooth and its surrounding area with a local anaesthetic, and will drill the decayed material from the tooth.

When the decay has been removed, the tooth will be filled with tooth coloured fillings. We will then shape the filling, so that it looks as realistic as possible, and so it does not interfere with the way your teeth meet when you bite and chew.

We want you to be confident to flash your white teeth with pride, not concern. To find out more about white fillings please give our friendly team a call at Edlesborough Dental Practice on 01525 223175.

 

 

 

 

 

Crowns

Restore the strength and shape of your tooth


A crown, sometimes known as a 'cap' is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore function and appearance.

Crowns are prescribed as a part of a treatment to restore teeth that have:

  • Undergone root canal treatment
  • Severe tooth surface loss
  • Poor aesthetic appearance
  • To replace existing crowns with poor appearance
  • To protect heavily restored teeth from breaking
  • To restore broken down teeth and prevent further breakage

Before we begin your treatment we'll talk you through your options of course as we offer a full range of cosmetic dental crowns. For instance, if you require a crown at the back of your mouth you may prefer to opt for a hardwearing, less expensive crown made from ultra-durable dental composite. Alternatively, if you need a crown towards the front of your mouth you may decide to choose a natural looking cosmetic tooth-coloured one. Whatever type of dental crown is right for you, you can be sure that you'll be very pleased with the results.

Preparation time will vary depending on the condition of the damaged tooth. The tooth will be reshaped, to ensure that once the crown is fitted, it remains the same size and shape as the natural teeth. It may also need to be built up with a filling first. A local anaesthetic is usually given prior to preparation, to avoid any discomfort. After preparation, an impression is taken of the tooth to be crowned and nearby teeth, using a soft mouldable material. This impression is given to a dental technician, who uses it to build your crown to the exact size and shape required. This will ensure that the crown fits comfortably. When using porcelain crowns, the colour will also be matched to the natural teeth.

The crown can last for many years if good oral hygiene is maintained, depending on the condition of the original tooth.

For more information on crowns contact the practice today on 01525 223175.

 

 

 

 

 

Dental Implants

A Modern ernative to Traditional Dentures


Edlesborough Dental Practice offers an affordable, permanent solution to missing teeth, restoring your smile with dental implants.

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Crowns, bridges and dentures can all be attached to dental implant to give the most natural, secure and long term solution for the replacement for missing teeth.

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, and serve as artificial 'tooth roots'. A dental implant is made of pure titanium or titanium alloy, and has almost the same size and shape of the root of a tooth. It is inserted into the bone where a tooth is missing. It is biocompatible with bone and integrates fully within it, creating an extremely strong bond. If you are missing one tooth, or many teeth, we can replace your teeth easily.

To determine whether dental implants can be placed, we will need to take x-rays. This will help us decide how much room we have to place the implant and we can then start planning your treatment. If the site has been without a tooth for years, we may find that there isn't enough room to house an implant. This is when something called a 'bone graft' or 'bone augmentation' is necessary. We will explain the procedure & implications to you before commencing any treatment.

The benefits of dental implants are both functional and cosmetic. With our dental implants, your facial features will be restored, and your confidence will be back.

Dental implant treatment will not be rushed here at Edlesborough Dental Practice. Implants placed are left to heal for a period of time. Delaying the loading of the implant ensures that the implant is fully integrated with the surrounding bone lowering the risk of failure.

Our Implant Coordinator is always eager to answer any questions you may have however big or small, get in touch today by emailing edpweb@gmail.com or call us at 01525 223175

 

 

 

 

 

Bridges

Bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth


Sometimes when a tooth is lost a space is left which can be unsightly, can cause difficulty in chewing or can result in movement of the adjacent teeth. There are many options for filling spaces including implant and dentures, but the most popular is the dental bridge. If you have lost one or two teeth but would rather not wear a denture, you may want to opt for a bridge. Bridges are a series of crowns joined together to cover or close a space left by the loss of a tooth. They are permanent and once bonded into place will look and feel similar to natural tooth.

Bridges can be supported by natural teeth or by implants. At Edlesborough Dental Practice we will check the heh of your gums and the supported teeth to ensure that they are suitable for treatment and take appropriate measures if they are not. We will discuss all your options with you to ensure that you can keep your mouth hehy and your smile stunning with a well-fitting and natural looking bridge.

What are the benefits of Dental Bridges?

  • Restore your smile;
  • Restore the ability to properly speak and chew;
  • Allocate the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth;
  • Maintain the shape of your face;
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Prevent bone loss, gum disease or decay caused by the presence of food debris in the gap and relieve pressure on the teeth either side of the gap.

To find out more Call us at 01525 223175 or request an appointment at our practice in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

 

 

 

 

 

Straight Teeth – Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth

A smile can change everything


Edlesborough Dental Practice

Invisalign® Braces From £30,45* Per Month

Get Invisalign® braces from only £30,45* per month. Terms and conditions apply. Contact our practice for more information and a Free Consultation.

What is Invisalign?

A smile can change everything

Your confidence. Your outlook. Your life. And with Invisalign, achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn′t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all.

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.

Comfortable, clear and removable - Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 3 million people worldwide have already discovered.

Are you ready for your new smile?

To find out more Call us at 01525 223175 or request an appointment at our practice in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

*Subject to status. Conditions apply. Representative examples: Cash price of treatment £3250; with patient deposit of £1800 leaving £1450 repayable by 12 monthly payments of £120.83; Total amount repaid £3250; Representative 0% APR, or repayable by 36 monthly payments of £46.45; with patient deposit of £1800; Total amount repaid £3472.20; Representative 9.9% APR.

 

 

 

 

 

Dentures

Enjoy comfortable, natural-looking dentures from Edlesborough Dental Practice


Dentures are removable replacements for your missing teeth, designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. They are generally made from an ultramodern acrylic material which is high-strength and durable. If you look after the dentures then this material is unlikely to staining or darken and will remain fresh and natural looking for many years.

The fact that we provide comfortable, natural-looking dentures is a real benefit to those people who no longer possess their natural teeth but for whom socailising and showing a confident smile is very important.

Our modern knowledge and techniques will ensure that dentures from Edlesborough Dental Practice look great and feel comfortable, allowing patients to eat with confidence. We offer variety of dentures to suit most budgets and advances in denture technology mean that some foods that were off limits to denture wearers in the past, can now be eaten more easily.

If you have several missing teeth, possibly from some time ago, then you will benefit from having dentures as they will provide support for your cheeks and lips. When we design your dentures this way it can reduce the amount of lines and wrinkles around your face, this has the result of making a more youthful look and can literally take years off you. This is the difference between a denture without any thought, and a denture from Edlesborough Dental Practice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q. What will dentures feel like?

New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to keep them in place. It is not unusual to experience minor irritation and soreness initially. You may find that saliva flow temporarily increases. These problems should diminishwith wear.

 

 

 

 

Q. Will I be able to eat with my dentures?

Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the dentures tipping. As you become accustomed to chewing, add other foods until you return to your normal diet. Be cautious with hot food/drink or hard sharp-edged bones or shells.

Q. Will dentures change how I speak?

Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out aloud and repeating troublesome words will help. If your dentures "click" while you're talking, speak slowly. You may find that you dentures occasionally slip out slightly when you cough, laugh or smile. Reposition them by biting down and swallowing. Soon you will be able to cope very well with your new dentures.

Q. How do I take care of my dentures?

Dentures are very delicate and may break if dropped even only a few inches. Stand over a folded towel or basin of water when handling dentures for cleaning. Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food deposits and plaque. A tooth/ denture brush with soft bristles can be used, as hard-bristles brushes can damage the dentures. Some denture wearers use hand soap and mild dishwashing liquid to clean their dentures. More advanced denture creams and tables are widely available. Avoid using other household product cleaners, which may be too abrasive or even toxic.

 

Tooth Extractions / Oral Surgery

Use of modern technology to achieve the best results possible


We understand that having a tooth removed can be an upsetting and anxious time, and, if possible, we'll always try and help you save your tooth, but if a removal is needed, we will do everything possible to make it as comfortable and simple for you as possible.

The most common reasons for tooth extraction is removing seriously damaged teeth because of tooth decay, a fractured or broken tooth or it may also be necessary to reduce dental crowding or the risk of infection and in the case of preparing for a denture.

Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anaesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, a patient who has a tooth extracted experiences little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.

We'll always make sure that the area is completely numb before removing any tooth. We have a great team of specialist for more complicated cases including wisdom teeth removal.

Most tooth extractions are a straightforward procedure, followed by at-home care that includes rest and gentle care of the extraction site. Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn't occur. Smoking, vigorous brushing, rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open.

Wisdom Teeth:

Your wisdom teeth normally emerge from the gum (erupt) after the ages of 17. They are the last of the large grinding teeth at the back of the mouth to emerge. Some people never develop wisdom teeth; others can have up to four - one in each corner of the mouth.

Often wisdom teeth cause no problems but sometimes there is just not enough space left in the mouth for them to emerge properly. When this happens, they are described as 'Impacted'. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, infection or damage to the teeth next to them. If the gum around the wisdom tooth is swollen the jaw may become stiff and sore. Infection at the back of the mouth can cause bad breath and a bad taste.

If you have problems such as infection, cysts or tumours, tooth decay or gum disease around a wisdom tooth you should think about having it removed. If you have impacted wisdom teeth that are not causing problems you do not need to have them removed.

To book an appointment or for more information please contact us. You can see our price list by clicking here

 

Dental Check-ups

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure


What's true for almost everyone on this planet (except the really lucky ones) is that, at some points in their lives, people will need dental care. The mouth is resistant to many bacteria that constantly invade it and teeth have their weak spots and eventually they will be exposed to decay.

Dental check-up generally takes about 20-30 minutes. Using a probe, our dentist will check all sides of every tooth, looking for tiny points of decay. If everything is fine, all you pay is the minimum check-up fee. If there's any suspicion, an x-ray of the tooth will be taken. Depending on the situation, you'll be advised what's needed to fix the problem.

A dental check-up every six months puts your mind at rest that nothing will be allowed to get out of control. Even if you've had a lot of dental restoration up till now, you can ensure that in future everything will be much easier for you.

At each check-up, our dentist will:

  • Examine your teeth, gums, and mouth;
  • Ask about your general heh and any problems you have had with your teeth, mouth, or gums since your last visit;
  • Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking, and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits;
  • Discuss with you a date for your next visit;
  • Undertake any specialist investigations if required, such as X-Rays, or preventative treatments including an oral cancer screening;
  • Restore your smile;

Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. So people with good oral heh will probably need to attend only once every 12 to 24 months, but those with more problems will need check-ups more often.

To enjoy the high standard of care we offer here at Edlesborough Dental Practice, call today on 01525 223175 and make an appointment.

 

Cleaning & Prevention

Let us prevent dental disease rather than treat it at a later date.


The best way to reduce decay and gum disease, and to maintain the heh of your mouth is to attend regular dental appointments. This is called preventive dentistry, where we catch any potential problems before they develop, and so the amount of treatment required is reduced. This means you can avoid having so many extractions and fillings, and are more likely to keep your own teeth for life. Cleaning & Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a hehy, confident and beautiful smile.

At Edlesborough Dental Practice your cleaning appointment will include a periodontal exam and the following:

Removal of calculus (tartar):

Calculus is plaque that gets hardened overtime and harbors bacteria. It is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva and becomes firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can be threatening to the heh of gums. Calculus can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Elimination of plaque:

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!

Teeth Polishing:

Teeth Polishing is removing stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

To request an appointment for Cleaning & Prevention call us at 01525 223175.

 

Bad Breath

Take Your Bad Breath Away


Bad breath is actually very common, and usually the persons with it are unaware they even have it. Nevertheless, the bad breath cure is effective and relatively fuss-free.

In 90% of cases, bad breath is generated in the mouth, where bacteria produce gases which tend to smell like rotten eggs. These bacteria often hide in the areas that you miss when you clean your teeth, as well as on the back of your tongue.

Smoking is another prime culprit - by drying your mouth it makes the odour worse and also builds-up harmful tar and nicotine inside your mouth.

Under our care, we will investigate your mouth, diagnose the exact cause of your bad breath and show you exactly how to tackle it as part of your regular routine. If gum disease is the cause of halitosis, our expert dental hygienists will clean the pockets between your teeth and gums to remove the ingrained bacteria.

If you have any concerns about the freshness of your breath please do not be embarrassed to tell us. Once we are aware of your concerns we can act to ensure your confidence is restored quickly. Before your appointment do not smoke, use any mouthwashes or chew any gum. Try not to wear any after shave or perfumes. This will allow us to make a fair judgement as to whether a problem exists. Achieving lasting fresh breath is just a phone call away. Call us at 01525 223175

 

Children's Dentistry

We make dental visits fun for kids and easy for parents


Sometimes the hardest part of finding the right pediatric dentist is finding someone that your children feel safe and comfortable with. You want to know that someone is taking good care of your little ones and that they are being offered the best, gentlest and most compassionate care available. At Edlesborough Dental Practice our goal is to provide superior dental care in a child-friendly environment. We specialize in treating children, and we are committed to helping them achieve outstanding oral heh regardless of their age. Our office is geared towards families and children, and it's our goal to ensure that you and your loved ones are taken care of during your dental visit.

Protect young teeth

At Edlesborough Dental Practice, our mission is to protect young teeth and prevent decay. Our trained staff work closely with each child to take care of their teeth and develop good long lasting habits for the future. If necessary we provide practical tooth brushing exercises for the child to learn about. We aim to create an understanding of what causes decay and to identify the initial signs in your child's teeth.

Orthodontics for Children

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Our goal at Edlesborough Dental Practice is to provide orthodontic treatment to ensure balanced growth and development of your child's jaw - allowing there enough room for their permanent teeth to come through straight.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your child, please give us a call at 01525 223175 or send us an email at edpweb@gmail.com