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People wear dentures, plastic or metal, to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Read more

Bridges and partial dentures

These replacement options for missing teeth are often recommended for oral health purposes as well as cosmetic appearance. Read more

Cosmetic treatment

A visit to the dentist is not just about a check-up or a filling. Many are now turning to cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance. Read more

Cracked teeth

There are several ways in which your tooth can crack or break and it is important that you get it seen to as soon as possible. Read more


An ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, a crown (or 'cap') would fit over the remaining part of a tooth. Read more

Different filling materials

There are a number of different fillings, including: amalgam, composite, glass ionomer, gold inlays and onlays, and porcelain inlays. Read more


A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Read more

Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. Read more

Paying for dental treatment in the UK

Learn about the differences between being an NHS and private patient, along with the most common forms of payment. Read more

Pit and fissure sealants

A sealant is a protective plastic coating applied as a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth and your children's from tooth decay. Read more

Relaxation and sedation

If you have anxiety about the dentist or dental treatment, you can help overcome your fears with relaxation or sedation. Read more

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through tooth decay or other injury. Read more


A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth and can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. Read more

What to do following an extraction

General advice about what to do after having teeth taken out. Includes what precautions you should take and things to avoid. Read more

White fillings

Many of us are now more conscious about the way we look and don't want silver fillings to show when we laugh or smile. Read more

Wisdom teeth

The wisdom teeth are the last to appear, right at the back of the mouth, often between 17 and 25 but sometime many years later. Read more


X-rays can help the dental team to see in between your teeth or under the edge of your fillings to find and treat dental problems. Read more