Complete Dental Care
for all your family
We love to see children at Balls Road Dental Practice and aim to make appointments relaxing and fun. If we can teach children how to look after their teeth and gums they can have healthy teeth for life!
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are provided for teeth when the natural tooth is damaged to such an extent that a normal filling is no longer adequate. A crown will provide strength for a tooth that has fractured because it has been badly weakened by decay or by a previous large filling.
Bridges can be fitted where there is a space in your mouth caused by missing teeth. A bridge is fixed in your mouth and is an alternative to a denture.
Many patients at Balls Road Dental Practice like to be given the option of white fillings. At the front of the mouth white fillings are provided as standard but for large fillings at the back of the mouth, amalgam is sometimes still the most effective material. Your dentist can explain the pros and cons of different filling materials so that you can make the choice that’s right for you.
Whitening treatment is becoming very popular with many of our patients who are requesting a brighter, whiter and more pleasing smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin facings for front teeth which are used to disguise dark or discoloured teeth. Veneers can make your teeth look natural and clean and bright and so improve your smile.
Prevention and Treatment of Gum Disease
At Balls Road Dental Practice, we want to help our patients keep their gums healthy to prevent the onset of gum disease. If gum disease (periodontal disease) does develop it can lead to tooth loss and is also linked with a number of serious conditions including heart disease so it is important that the problem is treated.
If you have missing teeth or teeth that need extracting, a denture can improve your smile and boost your confidence.
Root Canal Treatment
In the centre of each tooth there is a collection of nerves and blood vessels which makes up the pulp. When teeth die due to decay or trauma it means that the pulp has been irreversibly damaged. An infection (abscess) is then likely to take hold and root canal treatment is necessary. If an abscess is left untreated it can lead to a serious infection.
Dr Nigel St John
Dr Jane St John
Why Choose Balls Road?
At Balls Road Dental Practice we are used to treating nervous and anxious patients. We will always do our very best to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
If you have concerns, ring and let one of our receptionists know. Our receptionists and dental nurses are very approachable and will be happy to have a chat.
If the dentist knows that you are worried then they will be able to allay your fears and take time to explain everything to you.