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Restorative dentistry encompasses a wide range of dental treatments all aimed at restoring teeth that may be decayed, chipped, cracked, discoloured, misshaped or missing.

Here at the Avenue we offer a full range of restorative and cosmetic dental services to make sure your smile makes you smile.

Dr Alex Wright - Implant Dentist with a patient.
Dr Rebecca Kelly and Dental Nurse Sara Beardmore with a patient.

For those seeking to improve your smile, our cosmetic dental treatments will not disappoint and are sure to exceed your expectations.

Our talented dentists will take into account your desires, plan your new smile, and provide you with a visual of the end result. It’s fascinating to see how far dentistry has advanced over the past 10 years. You get to see the end result before your dentist even picks up the drill!

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Tooth Straightening

In modern day dentistry it is advantageous to preserve tooth structure, so tooth straightening has never been so appealing! Crooked teeth can be straightened with conventional orthodontics or near invisible aligners. Whichever you choose, your orthodontic treatment plan will be tailored to you.

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Tooth Straightening

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Cosmetic Crown

A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It is permanently fixed to your natural tooth with a dental cement.

Crowns can also be used cosmetically to make a tooth look better. They can be used to improve tooth shape, contour, colour and alignment.

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Get in touch to find out more about the orthodontic systems we have on offer.

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Restorative Services

Fillings

We provide NHS and cosmetic white fillings.

If decay is present in a tooth, our clinicians will remove the decayed part of the tooth and repair it with a filling material.

There are a number of filling materials available:

  • Amalgam – This is a silver coloured filling that is made up of a mixture of metals. These include mercury, silver, tin and copper
  • Composite – This is a tooth coloured filling made up of resin and glass
  • Glass ionomer – This is a tooth coloured filling that is made from powdered glass.

Your dentist will offer you the type of filling they consider clinically necessary and most appropriate for your clinical needs

Dental Crowns

A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It is permanently fixed to your natural tooth with a dental cement.

Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, is heavily decayed or been damaged. In this instance, a crown will restore the tooth and also protect it from further breakdown. This is especially true in the instance of a root filled tooth.

Crowns can also be used cosmetically to make a tooth look better. They can be used to improve tooth shape, contour, colour and alignment.

To prepare a tooth for a crown, some of your natural tooth will need to be removed with a drill to create space for the new crown. Following on from this, a temporary crown is fixed to the tooth for a period of 10-14 days whilst the dental laboratory make your permanent crown.

There are a number of different crown types available:

  • Gold crown
  • Non-precious metal crown
  • Porcelain bonded to metal crown
  • Zirconia crown
  • Emax crown

Some of these crown options are cosmetic and only offered privately. Your dentist will offer you the type of crown they consider clinically necessary and most appropriate for your clinical needs.

Dental Bridges

A Bridge is an option to replace a missing tooth.

This option comprises of a false tooth (pontic) which is held in place by an abutment tooth. The abutment tooth is the tooth next to the gap. On occasion the false tooth may be held in place by 2 abutment teeth, one each side of the gap.

There are a number of different bridges available:

  • Fixed bridge – a false tooth held in place by a crown either side of the gap.
  • Cantilever bridge – a false tooth held in place by a crown on only one side of the gap.
  • Maryland bridge/Resin bonded bridge – a false tooth held in place by a metal wing which is bonded to the tooth next to the gap.

The bridge can be made from gold, metal alloy or porcelain and is permanently fixed to the abutment tooth with a dental cement.

Your dentist will offer you the type of bridge they consider clinically necessary and most appropriate for your clinical needs.

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is made to fit over a tooth to cosmetically improve its shape, contour, colour or alignment.

The advantage of a veneer is that very little drilling and preparation of a tooth is needed. In some cases no drilling is required at all.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. It comprises of a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone, essentially acting to replace the root portion of a tooth. The implant can then be used to retain and support a crown, bridge or denture.

Dentures

Dentures are removable false teeth. They can be made from acrylic, metal or nylon.

Dentures are used to replace missing teeth. They act to improve your appearance and help with eating and talking.

There are several types of denture available:

  • Acrylic – These dentures are made from acrylic resin that can be tinted to resemble the patient’s natural gum colour.
  • Cobalt/chrome (metal dentures) – The bulk of this type of denture is made out of the metal cobalt chrome. They are supplemented with acrylic teeth. Cobalt chrome is a very strong metal that is light weight, hypoallergenic and has a high resistance to corrosion
  • Valplast – This type of partial denture is made from a flexible plastic material which fits into your mouth and is virtually invisible. The advantage of a valplast denture is that they do not require any unsightly metal clasps to keep them in place.
Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is the dental process used to treat infection of the inside of a tooth, namely the root canal system. The root canal system is where the nerves and blood vessels are located within a tooth. This can become infected following decay, trauma or leaking / poorly sealed fillings.

Root canal treatment aims to remove the bacteria and dead tissue from inside the tooth, seal the root canals and restore the tooth with either a crown or filling. In most cases inflammation within the tissues surrounding the root will naturally resolve.

Tooth Whitening

In the simplest terms, tooth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to lighten them.

A customised whitening tray that fits your mouth will be made and whitening gels which contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active ingredient are prescribed by your dentist. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen is released. The oxygen gets into the enamel on your teeth and lightens your tooth colour.

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Patient Testimonial

“After years of being unhappy with my teeth, even after having a brace in my teenage years – I decided to approach Emma for advice and help with correcting my smile. From day one Emma was a perfectionist. She advised me on the best option to achieve correcting the teeth that had moved. The option we both agreed on was using braces and within a couple of weeks I could see my teeth had moved. Every appointment I had with a Emma was thorough and professional. At each visit we always discussed the progress that had been made and Emma was always honest and realistic about the time frame and the goals we could achieve. I felt confident that every time I saw Emma she would always be invested in perfecting my smile and achieving the eventual outcome. The whole process took about six months, which is compared to the three years I had with a brace in my teenage years. My teeth look even better than they did when I first had a brace and I can’t believe how different they look – Emma has further corrected and improved what the original orthodontist had achieved. I can’t recommend Emma highly enough. Braces are affordable and create amazing results. I wish I had done it years ago, thanks Emma!.”

Rachel

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The Avenue Dentistry
2 The Avenue
Cheadle
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST10 1EG