At Clarkston Toll Dental Practice we are able to offer a full range of NHS and Private treatment for our Adults and Children.
Examinations & Diagnosis
It is advised that patients attend our practice every 6 months for a full dental examination. This includes a detailed charting of the dentition as well as a full periodontal assessment. It also includes an Oral Cancer screening.
Adequate oral hygiene is essential to maintain a healthy oral cavity. A professional scaling (cleaning) is usually required at least every 6 months. Under the NHS we can provide this service every 3 months for patients that require this treatment. This can also be provided on a private basis.
Bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth) can cause extensive damage to a patient’s dentition. It can also cause the facial muscles of mastication (those involved in chewing) to overwork and become painful. This can result a painful jaw and also headaches. We can provide a simple splint that can prevent such symptoms and protect your teeth.
A mouth guard is designed to help prevent trauma to your teeth. Sports such as Rugby, Boxing etc may require you to wear a mouth guard. We can provide this custom made to your own mouth in any colour or design you may wish.
Tooth whitening is a very non-invasive procedure that can provide superb results. We provide this at a very competitive price for our patients.
These are thin sheets of tooth coloured porcelain that can be bonded onto the front side of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement. This can be provided when teeth are discoloured, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
We can provide Composite Resin fillings that match the colour of your natural teeth. This can be a much more attractive proposition than a silver amalgam filling. However, despite its appearance, an amalgam filling can be a decent restorative material.
Root Canal Treatment
A deep area of decay or a severe blow to the tooth can damage the pulp. This can result in inflammation, infection and, eventually, necrosis (pulp death). Irritants may then escape from the end of the root and cause a diseased area (apical lesion) in the bone. Root canal treatment removes the damaged pulp and irritants. This allows the bone surrounding the root end to repair and heal.
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. These can be provided on the NHS or privately.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth with an artificial tooth. It is fixed in place and cannot be removed from your mouth. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Full and Partial Dentures
Complete dentures replace all the teeth if a patient has become edentulous (no teeth left). A partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. This can aid a patients function as well as improving their appearance.