It is essential that to provide the best treatment we need to know your full history, your requirements and expectations. At your initial consultation we will spend tine talking over all the issues so we have a clear picture of what you want, not what we think you should have.
In order to ensure success in our procedures we use tools such as x-rays, models and photographs in addition to thorough examinations of the teeth, gums and soft tissue.
We believe a good foundation is the key to optimal oral health, this foundation is the bone and gums that hold you teeth in place. All our treatments will firstly look at the gum health and any problems found here will be addressed before any further treatment is given. We will customise your gum treatment to suit your specific periodontal needs, often utilising our hygienist or specialist as necessary.
Modern dentistry has allowed us the pleasure of combining strength with natural looking aesthetics when filling teeth. We take pride in restoring teeth to their original strength and appearance with composite resins and ceramics. Why suffer with grey amalgam filling when your teeth can look like new!
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken and are at high risk of doing so due to oversized fillings or fractures. There are a variety of materials available to construct these - either gold, porcelain bonded to metal, or all ceramic.
Fixed or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. Either one or both teeth adjacent to the space are used to anchor the bridge to restore function as well as aesthetics. Like crowns, bridges can be made of porcelain bonded to metal or all ceramic. Bridges involve some preparation of the adjacent teeth, hence more people are opting for individual free-standing dental implants as an alternative to involving healthy teeth.
Laminate veneers are literally a shell covering placed over the front surface of the teeth to enhance or correct their appearance. Whether used to close spaces, increase size, change colour or straighten teeth, veneers are the most conservative way of bringing about a dramatic change to the appearance of your teeth.
Composite resin bonding is used to repair fractures, change shape, and close spaces, as well as to laminate (or cover) teeth to enhance their appearance in a much simpler way than veneers. These procedures are completed in one appointment.
Whitening teeth can be one of the easiest yet most gratifying procedures we perform. The 3 methods involve a custom-made tray fabricated to cover the surfaces of the teeth.
The tray is either worn at night filled with a special whitening agent for 10-14 nights, or during the evening for 2 hours for 1 week, or for only 60 minutes with Zoom 2, chairside whitening system.
The results are impressive and cause little or no irritation to the teeth.
The method of whitening is your choice!
Dentures, whether full or partial, are a removable solution for replacement of multiple or completely missing teeth. This is the treatment of choice if there are insufficient teeth to support a bridge. Dental implants are becoming the alternative solutions to dentures. If dentures are the only solution then there is no need to have teeth that look false. With careful planning and thought, even full dentures can be made to look natural.
We at Stoneleigh believe in prevention - so where better to start than with our children?
The purpose of the Mini Molar club is to instruct and encourage children (between the ages of 5 and 12 years) in dental hygiene, leading to the prevention of dental decay and gum disease. Information regarding diet as it relates to dental health will also be given.
Staff trained in dental health education conducts the classes. When children participate in this activity they will also be given stickers, badges and comics all designed to reinforce the message of a healthy mouth.
Children have regular six-monthly check-up appointments and, hopefully, with monitoring and instruction, they will be able to have healthy, disease free mouths for life.