General Dentistry

Treatments that keep your smile healthy

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A comprehensive range of competitively priced dental treatments are available across all of our Brighter Dental practises, from examinations, x-rays and fillings, to dentures, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening.  Our clinicians are also skilled in the completion of root canal (referred to as endodontic) treatments.

When you visit our dentists, as part of the examination process they will assess your mouth and current oral health practice, advising on any treatments or home care which may be required to secure and maintain a good level of oral health.

As we are still in the process of taking on new patients at all our Brighter Dental practices, we are offering half price examinations for new patients – just £27! Similarly, half price hygienist appointments for new patients at £27.50, thereafter charged at just £55 for half an hour.

Our ‘Patient Plans‘ can help you spread the cost of your regular check-ups, hygienist appointments or more complex dental work.

For more details and prices for our range of general dental services, please click on each of the options below

Dental check-ups are routine examinations performed by our dentist at regular intervals, aimed at ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy. You should see our dentist regularly to spot any problems early, such as dental decay or gum disease.

  • New patient examinations including x-rays – £54.00   Currently just £27.00 for new patients!
  • Children’s examinations (age 5 and under) – FREE
  • Children’s examinations (over the age of 5) – £33.00*

*FREE when attending with registered parents/carers, to include fluoride varnishing to strengthen their teeth, fissure sealants to protect their teeth, and oral health/dietary advice and guidance to help prevent tooth decay in future (even if they’ve already benefited from our Brighter Smiles oral health programme in school) Can’t be used in conjunction with any other Brighter Dental offer and is limited to the registration of the first 200 children at each practice.

  • Adult check-up – £44.00
  • Children’s check-up (age 5 and under) – FREE
  • Children’s check-up (over the age of 5) – £28.00*

*FREE when attending with registered parents/carers, to include any ‘top up’ fluoride varnishing, fissure sealants, and oral health/dietary advice and guidance. Can’t be used in conjunction with any other Brighter Dental offer and is limited to the registration of the first 200 children at each practice.

Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but our dental team will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the root, or any bone loss around the tooth.

Emergency appointment – £60.00

Fillings are great for repairing small to medium sized cavities, we can provide you with hard wearing tooth coloured composite resin fillings that will mend your teeth just about invisibly. This is because of the introduction of newer and stronger materials that are suitable for repairing even back teeth that come under a lot of wear and tear during chewing.

As part of our package for children, if your child requires treatment (eg. filling/s) we will charge JUST £5*  per item (to a maximum of 5 in one course of dental treatment) so that your child’s treatment remains affordable, and we can professionally refer your child for any more complex treatment, such as orthodontics or sedation

Advanced root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (called the ‘pulp’) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying).

  • This would need advanced root canal treatment which would be tailored to the individual – From £500.00

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, our dentist will fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.

 

As part of our package for children, if your child requires an extraction/s we will charge JUST £5* per item (to a maximum of 5 in one course of dental treatment) so that your child’s treatment remains affordable, and we can professionally refer your child for any more complex treatment, such as orthodontics or sedation

Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth so you can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. We also offer a repair as you wait service where our DPS team can repair your current dentures for you.

  • Full dentures (acrylic)per arch – £750.00
  • Partial upper or lower (acrylic) – £375.00

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth (Also known as a ‘cap’).

  • Back teeth (metal, ceramic crown or porcelain bonded) – £575.00
  • Front teeth (porcelain bonded) – £575.00

A dental bridge is a type of dental prosthesis which bridges the gap between two teeth. If you have lost one or two teeth to decay or because of an accident, a bridge can make your smile complete again.

Inlays are used to repair the large chewing surface of a back tooth and to mend larger cavities where a conventional filling wouldn’t be strong enough. These chewing surfaces can often develop cavities as they do contain quite deep fissures that can easily trap plaque and food.

An onlay is similar to an inlay, just a little larger. It can repair a cavity right in the central part of the chewing surface as well as one or more of the tooth cusps. These are the raised points on the tooth.

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural-colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade.

  • Home course with professional guidance – £249.00

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team, to give care to patients. They play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

At our Penzance, Bodmin and Isles of Scilly practices, we are commissioned to provide NHS dental services but this is limited to those registered on the NHS England waiting list.  Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. Information here explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment.

Above all, as a social enterprise all our profits are reinvested back into the Cornish communities in which we serve, so our dentistry provision is ‘good for you and good for your community’.