Here at Conway House Dental Practice we pride ourselves in being totally patient focussed and this includes producing a range of payment options for all our patients;
Patients can either pay as they have their treatment.
There is also the 0% finance option where patients can spread the cost of their treatment over a time period with the benefit of having 0% finance. This is very simple and quick to set up. This just requires a form to be completed.
We also have monthly payment plans administered by DPAS. This allows us to plan you dental care more effectively and to provide the best chance of keeping you dentally fit and healthy.
Please see http://www.conwayhousedental.co.uk/monthly-payment-plans.html for further details.
Or please call the reception desk on 01494 526 578 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile
Veneers are a very good option to help improve the cosmetic appearance of stained, chipped, or crowded teeth. Veneers can be made to look like natural teeth. A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, known as a smile makeover. For a single stained tooth we can also match the precise shade of porcelain to give it a lighter appearance and fit in with the surrounding teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
The first step in making our veneers is to assess the individual patient and find out what he or she actually wants by talking to, and more importantly, listening to them. This initial consultation is a very important stage. Sometimes after the consultation we may decide that actually veneers are not the best way forward and that clear braces is a better option. However, if veneers are the way forward than we create a mock-up of what can be achieved. People have different ideas of what they want their teeth to look like. After taking an impression of the patients' current teeth, we then send this off to our technician whom will use all the preferences you have given us to create a mock-up of what your veneers/teeth could look like. This is a vital stage because it shows the patient what the veneers will look like at the end of placement. Based on your preferences and this mock-up, we can then adjust the shape of your veneers to make your teeth look longer, shorter and/or closer together.
When we reach the stage of veneer preparation the teeth are prepared to make space for the porcelain veneers. Various impressions are taken. We like to provide temporaries that look like the final article so patients can try the temporary veneers out. So if they are not happy with anything before we fit the final veneers they can tell us. This is another advantage of having a mock-up done before hand. This mock-up can be copied to create the temporary veneers. During the temporisation phase which can take up to two weeks; the patient is urged to see our technician so he/she can tell the technician once again what they would like. At this visit the technician is also able to shade match the veneers so they look perfect.
At the try in appointment; the veneers are tried in. Only if the patient, dentist and dental team are happy will the veneers be cemented. If there is anything anyone is worried about the veneers will then be sent back for adjustments and the temporaries will be replaced.
After fitting, the patient is then reviewed one to two weeks later to make sure he/she is fully satisfied with them and to check and reinforce oral hygiene procedures.
To find out if veneers are the right treatment for you, get in touch with Conway House Dental Practice in High Wycombe. Call us today on 01494 526 578.
Nervous Dental patients at Conway House Dental Practice
At Conway House Dental Practice we pride ourselves in caring for all our patients. We make sure that our patients receive the best possible care and attention. Our dentists and dental team provide a very relaxed and calming environment. We always spend time explaining all the treatment options and procedures. Our patients are always invited to ask as many questions as possible; in order to make sure they are totally clear in their mind with their dental treatment and choices. At the end of the dental assessment all patients are provided with a written treatment plan and an estimate of costs involved. We really make the effort to make patients feel totally at home. All our patients are given their dentist personal mobile number in case there are any problems after hours; they can just contact their own dentist directly. Our patients are also given their dentist email addresses so they can always email their dentist directly if there are any queries. Our dentists and staff are always on hand to help with our patients
We are all different, and we all have our own anxieties about matters that sometimes scare or frighten us. A number of people are worried about having dental treatment. This may be for a variety of reasons, such as a bad experience at the dentist, their own beliefs about dental treatment, or perhaps the amount of treatment to be carried out. Their anxiety may be so great that it prevents them from going to the dentist.
So if you feel nervous, fear not! We at Conway House understand that patients can be nervous when coming to us for a whole array of reasons. We understand that the amount of anxiety can vary hugely from individual to individual.
That's why we care for every patient as an individual, and we will care for you according to your own unique dental requirements and personal needs. So don't feel uncomfortable if you feel anxious on arrival at our clinic. We will encourage you to talk to us about your feelings so that we can reassure you, discuss your treatment fully with you, and prove to you that there's absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact we'll do all we can to build your confidence and help you overcome your fears. However if you still feel nervous than we do offer dental intravenous sedation.
What is Intravenous Sedation?
This is where a drug is administered though an injection normally in the back of the hand to make people feel like they are asleep. IV sedation does not actually induce sleep; instead, you actually remain conscious and can follow instructions from your dentist. However, intravenous sedation will reduce the anxiety you feel and there will be a feeling of relaxation and calmness.
The sedative drug is administered into a vein using a very thin needle that is encased in a soft plastic tube. When the needle is removed from the vein, it leaves the plastic tube behind, and this tube is used to administer the drug. The common anti anxiety sedative that is used is midazolam. IV sedation is extremely safe. It is also very useful for patients who have a strong gag reflex as it relaxes the patients and prevents the gag reflex.
Intravenous sedation is very straightforward procedure and does not effect how your dental treatment is carried out. Once you are sedated, your dentist will proceed with your dental treatment.
Conscious intravenous sedation has been developed to allow patients to have their fears and anxieties reduced to such an extent, that they could comfortably allow dental treatment to take place; it has many advantages which include:
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The drug used is very effective. Most patients do not remember the treatment which has taken place during the sedation
At Conway House we are very lucky to have Dr Harry Basra who has achieved the Diploma in Sedation from Guys Hospital. Also Dr Prab Sandhu can provide dental sedation. Also Adrian (Dr Curtis) is a specialist oral surgeon who can also provide IV sedation. We regularly provide intravenous sedation for dental treatment.
Emergency Dental Treatment
Dentist BuckinghamshireA dental emergency is a type of medical emergency involving the teeth, gums or the head and neck region. Pain involving these parts of the mouth, even when minor, can indicate a severe underlying problem that could worsen with time. It is important to contact a dentist as soon as possible for a professional examination to minimise any damage to the teeth, gums, and the supporting bone. Emergency dental treatment can be undertaken to relieve oral pain, which can be very severe.
If you have a dental emergency we will guarantee that a dentist will see you that very same day. Please telephone reception immediately on 01494 526578.
We also have a full emergency service on weekends and bank holiday please contact Dr Harry Basra outside normal surgery hours by telephoning direct on his personal mobile number: 07957 393008. Regardless of whether you are registered at the practice Harry will do his utmost to arrange an emergency dental visit for you.