Dental Treatment

At Olney Dental Care, we customise our cosmetic dental services according to your needs. We will make a record of your complete medical history in order to provide a dental treatment plan that is in line with your oral health goals.

At your first appointment, which lasts around 20-30 minutes, we will carry out a thorough 13-point examination of your mouth, teeth and gums. We will examine your tongue, cheeks, glands and bite, and take radiographs if necessary.

This unhurried appointment gives us the opportunity to get to know you and for you to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have about your smile. Following this you will be given a full treatment plan.

Oral cancer screening is routinely carried out at every dental examination and also the hard and soft tissues of the mouth are checked for any sign of abnormality.

When required, we also refer patients to specialist dental surgeons (e.g. implantologists, orthodontists, periodontists, maxillofacial surgeons etc.) This provides our patients with the best possible treatment, tailored to their needs.

It is vital to your oral health and general wellbeing that you visit the dentist regularly.

Dentistry and particularly dental materials, have changed enormously over the past few years. Please read further to see what types of modern cosmetic dentistry is available at Olney Dental Care.

Prevention

Prevention is really better than a cure. A number of tooth problems, such as gingivitis, cavities, and plaque, can be prevented with regular visits to the dentist. With proper dental hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease won’t be a problem.

Olney Dental Care provides a full suite of services that includes diagnosis, treatment, and management of dental conditions and through preventative care and education, we can maintain your oral health in many ways, including dietary advice, risk assessments, sealants if necessary, and even sports guards to physically protect your teeth.

Woman teeth with dental floss. Dentistry health care.

Preventive dentistry will benefit anyone with at least some of their own teeth. People who no longer have their own teeth can also benefit, because conditions such as mouth cancer and denture stomatitis can be spotted during regular visits to the dentist and then treated.

We welcome all the family and feel that it is important to introduce children to a healthy lifestyle from an early age.

When you join Olney Dental Care, why not join one of our Dental Membership Plans?  This will enable you to spread the cost of your routine appointments over the course of the year in addition to receiving discount on any further treatment which you may require.

Regular visits mean fewer treatments and eliminating problems before they become severe.

Please contact us to arrange your initial appointment with us.

Fillings

For over 150 years standard fillings have been made out of a silvery-grey material called ‘amalgam’. This is still one of the strongest and most long lasting materials available for fillings. However many people find it unattractive and some are concerned about possible health risks.

White fillings are now becoming a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is quite impossible to see that a tooth even has a filling.

Macro of a tooth with amalgam filling

The cost of your fillings will be clearly outlined in a treatment plan before any procedure is carried out.  Patients who are member of our dental plans benefit from lower treatment prices.

Please refer to our Price Guide page for further information.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment involves the removal of inflamed, diseased or injured soft tissue and or bacteria from inside a tooth. This soft tissue is known as the pulp tissue and is composed of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.

In some situations, the pulp tissue may eventually die and lead to an infection. This may cause pain or the tooth may remain symptom free for a period of time until the infection spreads to the surrounding bone and an abscess forms. In other situations, the pulp tissue remains alive and the bacteria cause intense acute inflammation of the pulp tissue, which results in

Healthy white tooth gums and bone illustration detailed anatomy

extreme pain that is exacerbated by hot temperatures. The tooth will eventually die and become infected as described above if root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection spreads into and through the bone, which eventually produces acute pain and the tooth may need to be taken out.

The aim of treatment is to remove all the infected pulp tissue and bacteria from the root canal system. Once cleaned the canals are then filled to prevent a recurrence of infection. Root canal treatment is a skilled procedure, which may require more than one appointment.

It is usually advisable to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength and to protect it from further fracture.

Please refer to our Price Guide page for further information.

Dentures

Used as dental appliances for teeth replacement, dentures are now a more functional, comfortable, and attractive solution to missing or damaged teeth. A denture is a plate with a number of false teeth on it. It may be all acrylic or a mixture of metal and acrylic. Both types may have retaining clips (clasps), to help keep the denture in place in the mouth. Depending on where they are, some of these clips may be visible when you smile or open your mouth. A denture must be removed for cleaning, and should be left out at night to allow the mouth to recover.

Clean teeth denture, dental jaw model, mirror and dentistry instruments in dentist's office.

With improvements in dentistry and in laboratories, dentures can be made to look very natural. To have a more natural look, at Olney Dental Care we can individualise your denture to suit you. Fillings, fractures or stains can be incorporated into the denture.

If you are considering having dentures, please contact us for a consultation.  

Crown & Bridges

The dentist may need to crown or ‘cap’ the tooth to restore its appearance and strength. A crown would be usually indicated when the tooth may have been weakened by having a very large filling, or you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth, or you may have had root canal treatment which will require a crown to protect it, or you may have had an accident and damaged the tooth. A crown may also be necessary as a support for a bridge. Crowns are made of a variety of materials, and new materials are continually being introduced.

Dental crowns and tooth, isolated on white

Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures or only have one or two teeth missing. Conventional bridges are made by crowning the teeth on one side of the gap and attaching a false tooth to replace the missing one. They are fixed in the same way as a normal crown. These bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to a precious metal, but can be all made out of a reinforced porcelain.

The dentist will discuss and provide you with the most suitable crown and/or bridge.

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, in much the same way as a false fingernail, to improve your smile. Veneers can change shape, colour and position of teeth. Veneers are suitable for patients with discoloured teeth, spaces between teeth, teeth positioned out of alignment, white fillings with poor aesthetics and even fractured teeth.

Usually minimum tooth preparation is required for the placement of veneers. Color-matched and shaped to match the natural appearance of a tooth, these cosmetic treatments are a less invasive way to hide teeth imperfection.

Contact us to restore your smile with Veneers

 

Healthy teen mouth with beautiful white teeth

Tooth whitening

Teeth may become discolored in a number of ways such as age, tobacco, certain foods and beverages. Simple toothbrushing, including using special toothpastes, will do little to whiten teeth. Professional cleaning by a dentist will help, by removing superficial staining.

Tooth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. Tooth whitening is a process where the natural colour of the tooth is lightened by the use of an ‘active ingredient’ which is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As this active ingredient is broken down, oxygen permeates the enamel on the teeth and lightens the tooth colour.

Mouth and teeth before and after whitening

Tooth whitening does not involve any pain (occasionally some transient sensitivity may be experienced) and often avoids any extensive dental treatment required for other aesthetic procedures.

We offer an “at-home” tooth whitening system. This involves using very thin acrylic trays custom made for your individual mouth, and bleaching gel. We will show you how to use these products to achieve the result you desire. This system means that you control the final shade of your smile, from one to several shades lighter.

Contact us to brighten your smile

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It also helps with long term health as it will facilitate cleaning, and also improves the prognosis for teeth and restorations by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth. Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten teeth and move them in to a better position for aesthetics and function, while also making them easier to clean.

At Olney Dental Care there are a number of treatments available to straighten teeth. They cover a range of costs, methods and treatment times.

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Quick Straight Teeth™ is the most affordable, comfortable and effective way of straightening your teeth to give you a perfect smile. We offer an almost invisible brace system that can be provided as both fixed braces and removable braces. They are worn for only a very short time by comparison with traditional braces, ensuring a fast, cost effective way to have straight teeth.

For all our registered patients please contact the Olney Dental Care to book a free, no obligation consultation. 

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Price guide

Non-Dental Membership Plan Price

(Standard Fee)

 Dental membership Plan price  Savings for Dental Member
Emergency charge £75.00 FREE £75.00
New patient examination  £40.00 £40.00 N/A
Routine examination £45.00* Included £45.00
Hygiene visit  £42.50* Included £42.50
Routine x-rays, from £6.25 Included £6.25
Additional x-rays £6.25 £5.00 £1.25

FILLINGS

Amalgam (metal) fillings, from £45.00 £36.00 £9.00
Ceramic (white) fillings, from £50.00 £40.00 £10.00
Root fillings, from £175.00 £140.00 £35.00+
Plus additional root, from £100.00 £80.00 £20.00
Extractions, from £56.25 £45.00 £11.25
Dentures (full), from £785.00 £628.00 £157.00

CROWNS

Crowns (metal), from £275.00 £220.00 £55.00
Crowns (ceramic bonded), from £306.25 £245.00 £61.25
Crowns (all ceramic), from £350.00 £280.00 £70.00
Veneers, from £325.00 £260.00 £65.00
Inlays / onlays, from £350.00 £280.00 £70.00
Tooth whitening, from £325.00 £260.00 £65.00

*If you were to join the registration only scheme, the price of the routine examination would be reduced to £30.00 and the hygiene would be £37.50.

All new patients will require a full examination prior to treatment.

Quotes will also be given for part dentures/ bridges/oral rehabilitation and all other treatments.

Dental membership plans

Dental Care Plan £11.84 per month*

We have introduced our own dental membership arrangement to reward and look after our patients who visit the practice regularly.  Just look at what you can gain from becoming a member!

Appointments**
Every six months, our members are entitled to:

  • A dental appointment, including a clinical examination, a check for signs of oral cancer and routine x-rays
  • A hygiene appointment to provide a full clean of the teeth and gums and advice on how to keep your mouth healthy.

Discounts***

  • 20% discount on any laboratory-based treatments required, i.e. crowns, bridges and dentures.
  • 20% discount on any fillings.
  • 20% discount on many other treatments (extractions, etc).
  • 20% discount on additional hygiene care.

Insurance****

  • Worldwide Dental Trauma Insurance to protect against the cost of large unforeseen accidental damage.
  • Emergency Callout Insurance should you need a dentist in an emergency, anywhere in the world.
  • Redundancy protection for your monthly payments for up to 12 months.

And there’s more…

Please speak to one of our team for further details on the full range of benefits our members are entitled to.

Dental Care Plan Plus £16.89 per month*

For those patients who would like more regular and extended access to dental care, we have the Dental Care Plan Plus.  This includes all the membership benefits of the Dental Care Plan but your loyalty benefits are extended so that you will be eligible for a hygiene appointment after three consecutive monthly payments, therefore entitling you to up to four hygiene visits a year.

Annual Dental Care Plan £7.69 per month*

This includes the membership benefits of the Dental Care Plan, but your benefits are limited so that you will be eligible for a dental and hygiene appointment after twelve consecutive monthly payments.

How do I register?

You just need to complete a simple agreement form to become a member. This will require your signature and bank account details. We will then set up a monthly Direct Debit payment. Please speak to any member of the team if you would like more information.

* An initial administration fee of £9.50 will be collected with your first payment only.
** Subject to receipt of the required consecutive monthly payments.
*** Discounts only apply to treatments carried out at the practice.
**** The price includes a small premium per month for the Worldwide Dental Trauma and Emergency Callout Insurance.  Please see the Keyfacts document for further details.
Prices correct at time of going live.

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