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The Value of Good Service

22 March 2018 Categories: Patient care Tagged with: , , ,

Dr. Tim DoswellBy Dr. Tim Doswell

Dental Surgeon and Practice Director

“I am obsessed by good service. I drive my wife and family mad when we eat out because if we haven’t had good service in a pub or restaurant, I won’t stay to have pudding! We leave after the main course. I admit that this is shooting myself in the foot as I love pudding, but there is a principle involved here…

The Changing Face of Dentistry

22 February 2018 Categories: Dentistry Tagged with: , ,

 By Dr. Antony Bellaries

This time of year often provides a period of reflection and an optimistic look to the future. This year it is the 70th anniversary of the inception of the National Health Service, formed as part of Clement Attlee’s (then Labour Prime Minister) “cradle to grave” welfare state reform policy in the aftermath of the Second World War. The NHS was the first universal health care system established anywhere in the world. Amongst other services, it provided greater access to dental care, in an otherwise dentally neglected population.

In the mid half of the twentieth century, dental disease was rife. The vast majority of dental treatment provided was tooth extractions and the provision of dentures. So what’s changed? A huge amount! Below I’ve listed my top four significant changes to happen to dentistry over the last seventy years:

I’m missing a front tooth! What next?

23 January 2018 Categories: Dental implant Uncategorized
Dr. Tim Doswell

By Dr. Tim Doswell

In the aesthetically driven world that we live in, missing a front tooth would be devastating. Rightly or wrongly, we are often judged by the way we look. This is why missing a front tooth is embarrassing and socially awkward. Ask yourself the question – if you lost your front tooth, would you leave the house?

The traditional approach to replace a single missing tooth

So what happens if you lose a front tooth in an accident or a sports injury, or are told that it needs to be extracted?

“Will my child need braces?”

19 December 2017 Categories: Children's dentistry Orthodontics Tagged with:

By Specialist Orthodontist Dr. Megan Hatfield

We all watch our little ones carefully as they grow and that includes their dental development. Whether or not their child will need braces is one of the most common questions that parents put to dentists, partcularly if they have worn braces themselves as a child or currently need them. However, although parents may be looking for a simple yes or no answer, it’s not always so clear-cut!

As a Specialist Orthodontist, I monitor a child’s facial and dental growth, and detect problems with bones and the position of teeth at the ideal age to treat them. In some cases, problems are best treated early when there is a mixture of baby and adult teeth which can help simplify or avoid orthodontics later on. This might include a reverse bite (lower front teeth forward of the upper ones) or teeth not coming through in the right order. In other cases, it is best to wait until most or all of the adult teeth are through (from age 10-13) to help promote a successful treatment outcome.

Is it possible to enjoy your trip to the dentist?

13 November 2017 Categories: Uncategorized

Dr. Tim DoswellBy Dental Surgeon Dr. Tim Doswell

Lets face it, not many people look forward to visiting their dentist. A trip to the dentist usually conjures up images of pain, anxiety, needles, drills and someone trying to have a conversation with you while your mouth is wide open! As dentists, we hear patients saying “it’s not you, I just don’t like dentists!” But with today’s technology and sympathetic techniques, is it possible to actually enjoy stress-free dental treatment?

It is my belief that a lot of dental fear originates from trips to the old fashioned “school dentist” who struck fear into a whole generation of patients with primitive techniques and lack of a kind bedside manner. So I would like to attempt to allay fears about dentists and outline some of the techniques we use at The Raglan Suite to make the treatment journey as comfortable as possible – perhaps even enjoyable!

Does having a tooth extraction hurt?

10 October 2017 Categories: Dental Anxiety Tooth extraction Tagged with: , , ,
Dr. Geoff Baggaley

Dr. Geoff Baggaley

 By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

One aspect of dental treatment patients are often anxious about is the possibility of a tooth extraction – when a tooth needs to be removed. The most common reasons that your dentist may feel it is in your best interest to have a tooth removed are:

FILLING A GAP WITH A SINGLE TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANT

18 September 2017 Categories: Dental implant Tagged with: ,

Dr. Tim DoswellBy Dental Surgeon, Dr. Tim Doswell

The most common case we do at The Raglan Suite is fill a gap with a single tooth dental implant. There are a number of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, such as extensive decay or infection, trauma, a root fracture, a failed post crown or failed root filling. As dentists, we always try to save natural teeth. However, if it is clear that the tooth can not be saved, a single tooth dental implant offers a long term, stable and predictable solution.

New Suction Denture

15 August 2017 Categories: Dentures Tagged with: , ,

Chris Egan

NOT ALL DENTURES ARE THE SAME!

By Chris Egan (RDT Dip Lds, CDT Dip Rcs Eng)

Dr. Jiro Abe

Dr. Jiro Abe demonstrating his new suction denture technique

In March 2017, I travelled to Japan to complete a course on the revolutionary new suction denture technique taught by Dr Jiro Abe. As a result, I am now qualified to provide Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Dentures (SEMCD) – the very latest in suction effective dentures.

One of the most difficult things to achieve in dentistry is suction and stability on a full lower denture. This new technique, which eliminates the problem of the lower denture lifting by creating effective suction, is rapidly becoming popular worldwide. After achieving great results on my own patients, I can understand why this new suction denture technique offers such a huge advantage over a conventional full lower denture system.

What is Peri-implantitis and how do we prevent it?

25 July 2017 Categories: Dental implant Tagged with:

Dr. Tim Doswell

By Dr. Tim Doswell (BChD Dip.Imp.Dent.RCS(Eng) (Adv.Cert))

There is little doubt that the “gold standard” way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. They are very durable and are completely independent of the adjacent teeth, which makes them by far the healthiest option, especially when compared to the more conventional tooth supported bridges. As a means of securing dentures, they come into their own; loose dentures which can barely bite through soft bread can be transformed into teeth which can bite into an apple!

Shopping around for a Dental Implant

27 June 2017 Categories: Dental implant Tagged with: ,

tim-editBy Dr. Tim Doswell (BChD Dip.Imp.Dent.RCS(Eng) (Adv.Cert))

There is little doubt that the “gold standard” way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. They are very durable and completely independent of the adjacent teeth, which makes them by far the healthiest option, especially when compared to more conventional tooth supported bridges. As a way of securing dentures, they come into their own; loose dentures which can barely bite through soft bread can be transformed into teeth which can bite into an apple! No more fixative!

So it is little surprise that the demand for dental implants in Yorkshire and the UK is growing rapidly and in response to this growth, there are more and more dentists offering dental implants as a solution.

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