Frequently asked questions

Please find below answers to questions that we are commonly asked. If you have a query that is not covered here, please contact us

We are open 7:45am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Saturday appointments are only available by arrangement – please contact us

In the event of a dental emergency, we endeavour to see all registered patients of the practice on the same day. Please call us on 01243 778888

We are restricted in the number of NHS patients we can accommodate and are not currently taking any new NHS patients. We do have capacity for private patients.

Yes. We use white fillings because they look natural, are kinder to the soft tissue than silver or gold amalgams, and they chemically bond to your actual tooth structure so offer support to your tooth. Please see our Fillings page for more information.

Your dentist is skilled in the early detection of any problems, from tooth decay and gum disease to oral cancer. Your oral health has an impact on your overall health and wellbeing so 6 monthly check ups can help protect you from more significant and costly dental treatment, and may offer early detection of wider health problems.

Bring in your child as soon as they can sit still in a chair and open their mouth, and have teeth. See also our Preventing damage for children page.

Do not hesitate to see your dentist for any problems that occur but make sure your dentist knows you are pregnant so that precautions can be taken with any x-rays or medication.

Implants offer you a safe long-term natural-looking replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. The two part process involves first a small screw-shape titanium cylinder placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw, to replace the root part of the tooth. Second, after about three months when the bone has grown around the implant, a crown is attached to give you a fully functioning tooth.

For more information, please visit our Dental implants page.

Implants, with proper oral hygiene procedures, can last for life and are suitable for most people.

Please see our Dental implants page for further information.

Teeth whitening is considered by the The General Dental Council as a form of dentistry. When performed by a qualified dentist or dental professional, such as a hygienist, it is an effective and very safe treatment.

Find out more on our Cosmetic dentistry page.

We are pleased to offer full disabled access and ample free parking at the front and rear of the practice.

If you have any particular mobility needs, please contact the practice prior to your visit and we will be happy to help.

If you need to cancel an appointment please let us know as soon as possible, either via our online enquiry form or by phone on 01243 778888

We ask that you provide at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel an appointment, otherwise you may be charged.

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