Our primary objective is to establish and maintain good oral health. This is achieved through a combination of examinations to identify and treat conditions at an early stage.
At every examination for new and existing patients we examine your mouth and surrounding areas for signs of disease, including tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
However prevention is better than cure. Good tooth brushing and regular dental examinations and hygiene visits are crucial to maintain your oral health.
At Pure Dental Centre we are committed to the prevention of dental disease and encourage all of our patients to take advantage of our hygiene service.
Regular visits to the hygienist provide
- a full professional and thorough clean of your teeth
- advice on preventing gum disease and maintaining oral health
- promotion of fresh breath
We have three resident hygienists at Pure Dental Centre.
Advances in dentistry mean there are many ways to improve your smile. These treatments are referred to as cosmetic dentistry. This is often not as complex or expensive as you may think. If you have any questions about your smile please speak to any of the team, we are happy to help.
Minor rotations and defects in your teeth can be disguised.
Old discoloured fillings can be replaced with newer composite materials – fillings can be almost invisible.
Silver / blackened fillings can be replaced with a tooth coloured alternative.
We do not use mercury containing silver fillings.
Professional tooth whitening can give your teeth a brighter and more youthful appearance.
When carried out professionally, this is a safe and non-destructive way of brightening your smile.
Gaps can be restored with bridges, dentures or dental implants, depending upon which is most appropriate for your situation.
Dentures need not necessarily be a part of your life.
Modern crowns are much more aesthetically pleasing than aged crowns. Visible edges (a black line near the gum) can be replaced with modern alternatives.
Minor rotations and misalignments can also be corrected by veneers or crowns.
If the proportions of your front teeth are wrong, you could have them corrected.
If your front teeth are too short you could have them restored to look more youthful.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth for adults of any age.
A single tooth, several teeth or a whole set can be replaced. Dental implants provide the best long-term solution however you have lost your teeth. They look, feel and function like your teeth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Jonny Lynd has a special interest in dental implants and has been attending courses since 2009 and placing implants since 2010. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
If you have dentures, dental implants can be used to support and add retention.
- A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is used to replace the root of a missing tooth.
- The implant is carefully placed in the bone and given time to integrate within the bone.
- During this period a temporary tooth is provided so you can continue in your normal daily life.
- Once the implant has integrated a tooth is fitted to the top of the implant and acts as a replacement for your missing tooth.
A smile is so important; it tells everyone you are happy, confident and ready to get on and enjoy life.
Choosing a denture that looks like your own natural teeth will make a world of difference to you. Nowadays it is no longer necessary for dentures to look false. At Pure Dental Centre our aim is to provide our patients with highly attractive and cosmetic dentures, allowing you to look good, whilst feeling confident and attractive.
We realise it is impossible to overstate the importance of dentures to the wearer, yet they remain one of the most challenging aspects of modern dentistry. Each denture is a bespoke item, crafted to fit your own individual needs. Not only should they fit well and be comfortable, they should look and feel like natural teeth.
Your clinician will plan your new set of dentures with meticulous attention to detail and any information you can provide is essential to this process. Some of the questions we will ask are shown below. You may want to consider them before going into surgery.
- What are the problems with your current dentures? Make a wish list!
- What improvements would you like, if possible?
- Are you happy with the size, colour, shape and position of your teeth?
- Can you speak clearly with your current set?
- What do you like about your present dentures?
The denture is made using manufactured teeth in a range of shades and shapes that your clinician will help you choose. These are then skilfully processed into an acrylic base that is made to fit the anatomy of your own mouth.
Full upper dentures are mainly kept in position by suction, whereas the lower denture is kept in place by your gums and muscles. Denture wearers therefore often have trouble with their lower dentures. It takes time getting used to new dentures and they often need several adjustments. We will expect to see you for this after your initial fitting. Always discuss any concerns you have and don’t feel you are being a nuisance.
Please ask about Implant Retained Dentures, we will be happy to assess your suitability.
Remember our aim is a happy patient!