At Astek Dental, we provide a vast range of services to suit your needs. Please scroll down below to find details about the services we offer.
Same Day Repair
There is nothing more annoying than biting into a hard piece of food when all of a sudden you hear that crack and you know you have broken your dentures.
We will ask you to come in with your broken dentures and if necessary we will take impressions and then immediately get going with repairing them while you can have a coffee in the privacy of our newly refurbished private room. Usually this takes less than an hour so you can go home without that dreadful “gappy” feeling.
A dental implant is a “root” device made of titanium. It is used in dentistry to replace missing teeth by supporting restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. Implants are placed into the jaw bone underneath the gum.
When replacing a single tooth, a crown is fitted upon it, which will emerge from the gum line as the natural tooth would have done. Implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth by securely fixing a bridge or denture to them. In this case, one or more implants may need to be used.
Whether it is your first denture or a replacement set or just because the old dentures are wearing a bit thin, we will make you a new denture which will set off your smile and improve your appearance.
Our dental technicians are on site enabling us to add a new tooth to an existing denture on the same day.
Crowns & Bridges
We supply a wide range of high quality crowns from a spectrum of different materials including porcelain, ceramic and gold.
A crown, also known as a cap, is a form of dental restoration which is used to strengthen a tooth which has been weakened by injury or decay. Crowns are often used when a cavity has become too large to fill in the conventional way or when there has been a root canal treatment.
Permanent crowns include all-metal, all-ceramic or a combination of metal fused to ceramic crowns. Porcelain crowns tend to be the most popular as they are least expensive yet pleasing to the eye. The ceramic or combination of metal fused to ceramic are stronger but are more expensive.
Root canal treatment falls into a field of dentistry called endodontics, which deals with the nerve, or sensitive inner portion of the tooth. Root canal treatment, and other related endodontic procedures, have helped millions of patients overcome poor tooth health and frequently reduce painful problems.
With root canal treatment, our dentist removes the inflamed, infected or necrotic (dead) nerve from inside your tooth, giving the area a careful cleaning and then inserting a root filling material into the root where the nerve originally was. This prevents the tooth rot from being exposed, protecting your jaw from possible infection that can enter through the tooth.
Dental fillings are typically made of dental amalgam, a metallic compound containing mercury that has been used for fillings for many decades. Fillings made of this amalgam are of a metallic hue and can give a grey tinge to the tooth.
One of the most exciting developments in dentistry is the introduction of tooth coloured fillings that can closely match the appearance of an unfilled tooth to give unrivaled aesthetics. You do not have to accept having amalgam placed in your teeth anymore. With the advent of dental composites, we can now use a palette of subtle tooth shades to recreate the natural colour variations of your tooth so that it blends in perfectly with its neighbours and you can smile and laugh with confidence.
Whiter teeth can make a great difference to how you see yourself, and how others see you. You can choose to have longer-term supervised treatment or else enjoy whiter teeth in an instant, using our revolutionary tooth whitening system. Teeth are stained by the foods and drinks we consume. Smoking further stains teeth and the natural bright, white shade becomes darkened. Teeth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen.
We offer home visits to patients who can not make it to our Centre.
We also cover local nursing homes and The Epsom and Royal Surrey Hospitals for patients which have a problem or have lost their dentures.
Our team carry out home visits during evenings and weekends – even on Sundays as she is very keen that those that can not get to her Centre are not overlooked.
Please note, as this is an out of hours service we will charge accordingly.
Regular Check Ups
According to the NHS Dental Guidelines, you should have a dental check-up every six months. However, some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks.Our dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.
A check-up allows our dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
After your check-up, our dentist will recommend a date for your next visit.
Astek Dental Centre are licensed to make the Sleepwell Anti-snoring mouth guard. Sleepwell is a the most cost effective and long term snoring treatment on the market to help quit snoring.
Sleepwell prevents the lower jaw from dropping back during sleep thereby preventing the closure of the airways during sleep – an effective stop snoring remedy. Sleepwell is a custom made mouth piece produced within our laboratory to fit your teeth. Sleepwell has some unique features including a soft inner lining, allows side to side movement of the lower jaw and most importantly allows the patient to adjust it to maximize effectiveness. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 98% of patients found Sleepwell an acceptable snoring remedy.
No matter how careful you are with your dental hygiene there may come a time when our dentist advises that a seriously decayed tooth needs to be removed or perhaps a tooth is crowding the natural growth of other teeth. Whatever the cause, an extraction is surprisingly free of pain and our dentist will remove the teeth within minutes of introducing a local anaesthetic.
Once the tooth has been extracted you will be given a small piece of gauze to hold over the extracted area. You are advised to be carefull about taking food for about 4 hours and to avoid hot or cold drinks for a few days until the area has healed over.
If you wear dentures our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and add another tooth to your denture.