Dentist in Bucks

The Village Dental Health Centre
40 Oak End Way, Gerrard's Cross
Bucks, SL9 8BR

Treatments

Treatments

Advanced Treatments

Do you suffer from loose teeth, bad breath or bleeding gums?

Have you noticed your teeth drifting into new positions with the appearance of new gaps?

Are your gums tender or painful when you clean your teeth?

These are all signs of gum disease – if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss!!

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissues, or foundation, of the teeth. It can range from a superficial inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) which is reversible, to deeper inflammation or infection (periodontitis) which is irreversible and needs to be controlled to prevent tooth loss. The signs of gum disease are:

  • bleeding when you brush
  • looseness affecting your teeth
  • recession of the gums
  • bad breath
  • teeth which are gradually drifting
  • general discomfort on cleaning and when eating

The Process

  • At the initial consultation, the periodontist will take a detailed history with measurements around your teeth so that we can visualise the bone heights around individual teeth
  • Treatment will commence with thorough oral hygiene instructions – this is key to the success of your treatment
  • The mouth is deep cleaned one side per appointment under local anaesthetic
  • Once the deep cleaning has been completed on both sides, there is a healing period of two months
  • At the two month stage we will reassess you. We will re-measure around your teeth to check your response to treatment and discuss any further treatment needed with you.

Implant Dentistry

Implants are a reliable fixed solution for missing single or multiple teeth and are the closest thing to having your old teeth back. Unlike bridgework, there is no need to drill the teeth next to any space, avoiding any unnecessary damage to tooth structure and ensuring that all teeth continue to function independently.

Implants can be used in a number of ways:

  • To replace single missing teeth
  • To replace multiple teeth
  • To support a fixed bridge
  • To support and help retain a denture

Implants are dependent on good quality and quantity of bone – occasionally it may be necessary to create the volume of bone required to accommodate implants to ensure stability and longevity.

The Process

Our implantologist will complete a consultation with x-rays for you in the first instance. This will allow us to establish your needs. For more complex cases, it may become necessary to refer you for a 3D scan to assess bone volumes. Once we have all the diagnostic information needed to hand, we can discuss your treatment plan, outlining the various stages necessary in your individual case.

These may involve:

  • Tooth removal with bone preservation
  • Bone grafting with synthetic or your own bone
  • Implant placement
  • Healing collar placement
  • Impressions
  • Fitting of the crown or bridge
Patients Reviews
Patients Reviews

  My dental health has never been better since I joined Village Dental Health 7 years ago. Dr Colin, Louise and Ellie are all absolutely fantastic

Patients Reviews - Dana Johnson, 39, Gerrards Cross Regular check up and hygiene

 

Patients Reviews

  Colin is an outstanding, competent dentist and furthermore is friendly and warm.

Patients Reviews - Glenda Woods, 72, Ickenham Replacement gold inlay

 

Patients Reviews

  Very thorough, very good explanation, very reassuring, felt would be in very good hands. Excellent service provided on a consistent basis, very caring, friendly and professional. Good explanations, always has time, regularly checks with the patient during treatment, very calm approach, good team support. Bruce Mutch is very patient focused on an individual basis, his very reassuring and calm approach helps to relax the patient. Previously I was apprehensive about dentists generally, but not at this practice.

Patients Reviews - Mark Galloway, 58, Gerrards Cross Routine check ups and cleaning. Previously crowns.

 

Patients Reviews

  Now a positive experience going to the dentist rather than something to dread. Fantastic professional service from the moment you enter until you leave. You could not beat it. Reassures, comfortable, listens to and relaxes compared to the very stressful experiences with previous dentists. The relationship is based on trust – I have total confidence in the professional expertise and empathetic attitude – previously a 'nervous patient'. All staff are friendly and professional. It is clear that there is an ethos of putting the patient at ease and providing very excellent standards of care. I just wish I had found this practice earlier.

Patients Reviews - Anne Garrihy, 53, Gerrards Cross Routine check ups and cleanings, previously had crowns and fillings.