Our Treatments

At Littleborough Dental Practice, we pride ourselves in ensuring you have tailored treatment which suits your needs. We have a range of dental services that can be provided and always aim for the highest quality in our work.

Treatments

BAND 1 course of treatment: £18.00

This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one BAND 1 charge.

BAND 2 course of treatment: £49

Band 2 covers everything listed in BAND 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

BAND 3 course of treatment: £214

Band 3 covers everything listed in BAND 1 and BAND 2, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

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    Band 1 (Examination + scale & polish + x-rays)
    £17.50
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    Band 2 (Band 1 + One filling or one extraction)
    £48.00
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    Band 3 (Band 1 + Band 2 + One crown or one denture)
    £209.00
Fillings
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    White fillings
    from £55.00
Crowns and Bridges
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    Crowns
    from £495.00
Dentures
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    Flexible dentures
    from £495
Whitening Treatment
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    Professional teeth whitening
    from £165.00
Polishing
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    Air polish
    from £45.00
Orthodontics
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    Inman Aligner
    from £995.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I register?

A: You can register at Littleborough Dental Practice by visiting us; our friendly staff will be more than happy to welcome you. If you have any queries prior to this please contact us on 01706 376 523 and our reception staff will deal with your query.

Q: What I should expect on my first visit?

A: On your first visit, you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff who will ensure you are taken care of. During your consultation, the dentist will have a thorough check-up of your teeth and mouth and if appropriate, x-rays will be taken. For patients that are nervous, we take extra care to ensure we provide the calmest of environments and our staff is most understanding of different dental needs and perceptions.

Q: How much will I be charged for NHS treatment?

A: NHS dental charges from 1st April 2012. The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each completed course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it — either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3. If you have to be referred to another dentist for another course of treatment you can expect a second charge. Some minor treatments, including having stitches removed or repair to dentures (if they can be mended) are free. If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive.

Q: How much will I be charged for private treatment?

A: We provide high quality private treatment for patients wishing for specific treatments and our patients have been delighted with the results from their private treatment. Our team are happy to discuss all treatment options with you on your visits and provide any information required. Please also refer to our private treatment list.

Q: What is a filling?

A: A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from decay or external trauma, which may cause discomfort.

Amalgam (silver) fillings are strong, durable and resistant to wear. However, due to their dark colour, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth. Silver fillings are mainly used at the back of the mouth.

Q: What is a white (tooth coloured) filling?

White or tooth coloured fillings are an extremely aesthetic alternative to the traditional silver amalgam fillings placed on the back teeth. Composites are matched to be the same colour as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired.

At Littleborough Dental Practice, we can offer the latest white fillings in a wide range of colours for a natural look. This can be done to restore teeth after decay or to replace old fillings.

Q: What is a crown (Cap)?

A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. It can be used to replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining, protect a weak tooth from fracturing or attach a bridge. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.

Q: What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth. This fixed option can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth.

Q: What is a denture (False teeth)?

Dentures, also known as false teeth, are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace a single/few or all missing teeth. They help you eat better, look better and feel more self-confident. Dentures also provide a natural facial appearance by supporting the lips and cheeks. With current technology, the results are getting very close to natural looking teeth.

Q: What is root canal treatment?

A: The pulp of the tooth is housed in its root canal. It contains nerves and blood vessels which nourish the tooth. Root canal treatment is required when the pulp of the tooth has become irreversibly infected by bacteria. This can be painful and appear as an abscess. The purpose of the treatment is to disinfect the root canals. Once clean, the canals are filled and sealed to prevent re-infection. This is then followed by a filling or a crown to protect the compromised tooth.

Q: What is a COMPONEER?

A: COMPONEER is a pre-fabricated enamel-shell, which combines the advantages of direct composite restoration with those of lab-made Veneers. COMPONEER are a completely new class of veneers. With COMPONEER, quality aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth can be performed efficiently in just a single chair-side session.

Q: What is Enlighten tooth whitening?

Teeth can become discoloured as a result of lifestyle habits such as smoking, coffee and red wine or naturally some people’s teeth are darker. Now, virtually everyone can have beautiful white teeth safely, effectively and conveniently.

The ONLY teeth whitening system in the world to guarantee VITA shade B1.The difference with Enlighten Evolution bleaching is the results. Follow your dentist’s guidelines and teeth will whiten beyond any other system. Enlighten Evolution bleaching works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2 week home treatment followed by a 1 hour visit at the dentist.

Q: What is Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is really fast, very safe and great value compared to other systems. With the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-16 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.

Q: What is Six Month Smiles?
  • Six Month Smiles® is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

    Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative …

  • Average treatment times of only six months
  • Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
  • Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
  • Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
  • Low forces and short overall treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
  • Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers.