Stoneleigh Dental Practice
21-23 St Luke’s Road
We believe that patients today are interested in their oral health and dental treatment, to this end we take time to listen to your needs.
Following consultations we explain and fully involve you in the treatment planning process, discussing your various treatment options with you. Our team of highly skilled dentists, hygienists, specialists and support staff are dedicated to deliver high quality care in a calm, relaxed environment.
It is essential that to provide the best treatment we need to know your full history, your requirements and expectations. At your initial consultation we will spend tine talking over all the issues so we have a clear picture of what you want, not what we think you should have.
In order to ensure success in our procedures we use tools such as x-rays, models and photographs in addition to thorough examinations of the teeth, gums and soft tissue.
We believe a good foundation is the key to optimal oral health, this foundation is the bone and gums that hold you teeth in place. All our treatments will firstly look at the gum health and any problems found here will be addressed before any further treatment is given. We will customise your gum treatment to suit your specific periodontal needs, often utilising our hygienist or specialist as necessary.
Modern dentistry has allowed us the pleasure of combining strength with natural looking aesthetics when filling teeth. We take pride in restoring teeth to their original strength and appearance with composite resins and ceramics. Why suffer with grey amalgam filling when your teeth can look like new!
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken and are at high risk of doing so due to oversized fillings or fractures. There are a variety of materials available to construct these – either gold, porcelain bonded to metal, or all ceramic.
Fixed or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. Either one or both teeth adjacent to the space are used to anchor the bridge to restore function as well as aesthetics. Like crowns, bridges can be made of porcelain bonded to metal or all ceramic. Bridges involve some preparation of the adjacent teeth, hence more people are opting for individual free-standing dental implants as an alternative to involving healthy teeth.
Laminate veneers are literally a shell covering placed over the front surface of the teeth to enhance or correct their appearance. Whether used to close spaces, increase size, change colour or straighten teeth, veneers are the most conservative way of bringing about a dramatic change to the appearance of your teeth.
Composite resin bonding is used to repair fractures, change shape, and close spaces, as well as to laminate (or cover) teeth to enhance their appearance in a much simpler way than veneers. These procedures are completed in one appointment.
Whitening teeth can be one of the easiest yet most gratifying procedures we perform. The procedure involves having a custom-made tray fabricated to cover the surfaces of the teeth. The tray is worn for just one hour a day filled with a special whitening agent for 10-14 nights. The results are impressive and cause little or no irritation to the teeth.
Dentures, whether full or partial, are a removable solution for replacement of multiple or completely missing teeth. This is the treatment of choice if there are insufficient teeth to support a bridge. Dental implants are becoming the alternative solutions to dentures. If dentures are the only solution then there is no need to have teeth that look false. With careful planning and thought, even full dentures can be made to look natural.
We at Stoneleigh believe in prevention – so where better to start than with our children?
The purpose of the Mini Molar club is to instruct and encourage children (between the ages of 5 and 12 years) in dental hygiene, leading to the prevention of dental decay and gum disease. Information regarding diet as it relates to dental health will also be given.
Staff trained in dental health education conducts the classes. When children participate in this activity they will also be given stickers, badges and comics all designed to reinforce the message of a healthy mouth.
Children have regular six-monthly check-up appointments and, hopefully, with monitoring and instruction, they will be able to have healthy, disease free mouths for life.
Dr Sandeep Bhatia BDS (U.Wales)
Dr Christina Emms BDS (U.Wales)
Dr Niyati Handu BDS (U.Mumb)
Dr Vinnie Ng BDS (U.Lond)
Dr Marianne Steinmetz BChD (U.Stell)
Dr William Story BDS MFDS RCS ( U.Birm)
Mr M Amin FRCS FDS FFD
Consulting at our Windsor Practice by referral
Dr. Daljit Jagdev BDS, MSc (Perio) DGDP(UK)
Practice Limited to Periodontics
Dr Shreeti Patel BDS MSc FGDP (UK)
Practice Limited to Endodontics
Dr Adam Ryan FDS, MOrth, RCS (Eng), MSc
Dr Nabel Mezier BDS MSc MOrth RCS (Edin), by referral in Windsor
Miss Angela Hope EDH
Mrs Ann Langley
White fillings have developed enormously over the last few years. There are now many different types of material, each best suited to a particular job. The improvements in the materials mean more durable fillings, as well as a better appearance. It can be possible to make ‘invisible’ repairs to the teeth as well as to replace unsightly silver fillings.
It is essential that white fillings are placed properly to ensure the maximum life for the filling. This does mean the process is longer and more complex than with silver fillings.
There are two main types of tooth whitening so called ‘vital’ and ‘non-vital’. The difference is that vital tooth whitening is carried out on normal health teeth, partly by the patient, and non-vital whitening is done on root-filled teeth by the dentist.
Vital tooth whitening is a very popular treatment in many countries, especially the USA, and is becoming more commonplace here. Essentially the process involves making a soft plastic gumshield over the teeth to hold the whitening agent in place. The whitening can be done at home during the day for one hour or overnight, but the patient needs to see a dentist first for an assessment and for the gumshield to be made. It may be advisable to have the teeth cleaned by the hygienist first.
Treatment typically involves about three visits and the actual whitening part takes about 10-14 days. Whilst the effect of treatment does not ‘wear-off’, obviously teeth can become stained and discoloured again, especially if exposed to tobacco smoke, tea, coffee or red wine etc.
Bridges are artificial teeth, which are attached to, and supported by the remaining natural dentition. The bridge can be made by preparing the adjoining teeth to allow a cap to fit over them and the artificial tooth (pontic) to be joined to these caps. Alternatively, a pontic can be made with a metal wing, which fits very closely to the inside of the joining teeth. This involves less preparation of the teeth, but is only suitable for certain circumstances.
Bridges can simulate natural teeth very closely, giving a better appearance than dentures. They also have the big advantage of being permanently fixed and not having to be removed. Bridgework is a form of treatment that should last a long time with appropriate care. This means that the teeth need to be carefully assessed first.
Implants are titanium cylinders placed into the jaws to support replacement teeth. This can mean that the adjacent teeth do not have to be prepared, or a tooth can be replaced where otherwise it may not be possible.
Mouth rises contain ingredients that make them taste good and help to alleviate the smell of bad breath. They also contain a number of antibacterial agents that affect the growth and activities of bacteria living in the dental plaque and on the tongue.
The initial appointment with your dentist will include an examination, taking of medical and dental history to determine the cause of discolouration (ageing, drug-induced, smoking, diet) as well as prognosis of the treatment. This examination often requires x-rays of the upper front teeth to check for the absence of disease.
We have received a high level of interest in tooth whitening procedures (also known as tooth bleaching). The technique generally uses a custom-made mouthguard, which contains a peroxide-containing whitening gel. This mouthguard, loaded with the gel, is worn either during the day for just one hour or overnight during sleep. Treatment time is generally 2 weeks.
Stoneleigh Dental Practice
21-23 St Luke’s Road
Phone: 01628 621 526
Fax: 01628 798 097
Outside surgery hours, leave a message and we will respond the next working day.
Mon- 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Tue- 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wed- 8.30 am – 7.30 pm
Thu- 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Fri- 8.30 – 4.30 pm
Sat- 9 am – 10 am