Frequently Asked Questions
What our patients like to know.
Your teeth may feel fine, but problems can still exist without you knowing about them. Often by the time you are aware of it, a problem could have been put right much more easily and cheaply if it had been caught earlier. Seeing a dentist or hygienist regularly not only detects problems early, but will also screen for other conditions such as oral cancer.
A hygienist specialises in the cleaning of teeth and maintenance of the gums. In addition, they will give you excellent advice specifically for your tooth care and cleaning routine at home. Different teeth require different methods and your hygienist can give you expert tips on how to clean your teeth better.
Most silver fillings can be replaced with tooth coloured fillings, although some might be better crowned. Your dentist can advise on whether you should have your tooth actively refilled or wait until the filling needs replacing. Whilst the process is a little time consuming, the result is a much nicer smile and sometimes better for your teeth.
This does not always require extensive work. It is often possible to use modern tooth coloured filling materials to fill the space. This can be done without the need for an injection, any drilling or damage to the tooth and the cosmetic results are superb. Your dentist will be able to advise you on your options.
There are a variety of methods, all are simple and straightforward. Most require an application of a whitening gel to the tooth surface to brighten the teeth. This is a safe procedure when carried out by a dental professional who will have checked your teeth first to ensure that there will be no negative effects.
It is very common for people to be worried about visiting the dentist. At Regency House our team is trained to alleviate your fears. It starts with our practitioners getting to know you and building a positive trusting relationship. Our dentists will always discuss and explain treatments with you so that you feel at ease and in control when you visit us.
Some people are more prone to gum disease than others, it can result in bleeding gums and the eventual loss of teeth. If you are actively suffering from gum disease, we recommend quarterly visits to your hygienist and the following home care routine:
- Brushing teeth twice a day
- Clean between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes every day
- If you are a smoker - stop
- Electric toothbrushes can be easier to use
We offer a variety of different payment methods.
Our Inclusive Membership Plan enables you to cover the cost of routine health examinations using convenient monthly payments as well as providing a discount on your treatments.
0% finance over 12 months, to help spread the cost of your treatment.
A Flexible Payment Plan over 10 monthly instalments can be arranged.
Please ask for further details.