We offer a complete range of routine, emergency and complex dental treatments at Abraham Specialist Dental Care. Whether you are looking for a clinic for your general check-ups or to make a cosmetic or rehabilitative change to your smile, Robert and Emilie will be delighted to help.
We are also available for emergency treatments.
We offer a full range of routine dental care to cover all your general dental requirements. This includes:
Most common dental diseases are reversible. We firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, and so encourage our patients to regularly attend for dental check-ups so we can assess and intervene early.
We use digital intra-oral photography and radiography which allows us to rapidly capture information about your mouth. Intra-oral photography has proven incredible useful for dentists in giving patients the opportunity to visualise dental problems in order to understand proposed treatments.
Dentistry has changed over the years, but our practice ethos has remained the same. We are keen to avoid unnecessary treatments and wish to provide you with the support and information to prevent dental diseases before they develop into bigger problems!
Mouth Cancer Screening
Dental healthcare professionals regularly view patient’s mouths and therefore are in a perfect position to routinely screen for signs of oral cancer which may need swift intervention. We know that early intervention can save lives.
Recession and bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease. It can be a real worry for patients, who may be concerned about losing teeth. We can help you discover what might be the cause, how to prevent it from getting worse and provide solutions to improve your gum health so you can keep your teeth for longer.
Are you avoiding cold food and drinks because it makes your teeth hurt? Tooth sensitivity is a common problem for most patients. Talk to us about your sensitivity so we can help identify the cause and provide easy interventions and treatments, so it doesn’t restrict your day to day life.
Our approach is a minimally invasive one and where possible we try to retain as much of your natural tooth as possible. We are an amalgam free practice offering white, aesthetic fillings to replace lost tooth structure.
Advanced Gum Disease
Red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush are inflamed and unhealthy. This is a type of gum known as gingivitis. Inflammation can be caused by plaque and bacteria that isn’t being effectively cleaned away.
In its earliest stage, it is reversible. However, if left untreated it can worsen and become advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis. This can affect both gums and bone surrounding the tooth, leading to bone loss and pocket development around teeth. It can cause pain and discomfort, recession and sensitivity of the teeth and gums.
Eventually this can progress to infection and loss of teeth and may require more invasive treatments to replace missing structures. Supportive periodontal therapy may be required to stabilise the progression of the disease.
Custom made guards can be provided to offer protection of the teeth during sporting activities. Contact sports, sports with flying objects and those with a risk of falling have high risk of causing damage to the teeth.
Many people are unaware of clenching or grinding their teeth. It can lead to a disrupted night’s sleep for patients (and often their partners).
Do you wake up with a headache, tension in the jaw or pain of the muscles surrounding the jaw? This can be a sign of parafunctional jaw activity.
Clenching and grinding of the teeth can lead to damage to the teeth over time and discomfort of the jaw muscles and jaw joint.
Carefully designed night guards and bite splints can help to reduce these problems.
If you are unable to revisit your orthodontist and require new retainers, we can make them for you here. We are also able to make retainers for patients who are experiencing unwanted tooth movement to secure your smile.
These visits are designed be fun and informative. We encourage our patients to come from a young age to create early positive experiences. We focus primarily on prevention and education so that we can minimise dental problems. Regular visits allows us to identify problems and treat them early before they progress.
Where required we can provide minimally invasive treatments in a relaxing atmosphere.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is an effective way of resolving an infection from a tooth, without needing for the tooth to be removed.
Root treatments are required when the nerve of a tooth dies. This can be caused by decay, fillings, trauma and gum disease. If left untreated it can develop into an abscess which can sometimes be very painful. In some cases, you may notice a swelling around the tooth or a spot developing on the side of the gum next to the tooth.
Root canal treatment aims to remove bacteria and infected tissue from inside the tooth and root. Once clean, the root(s) can be sealed, and a protective restoration will be placed on top.
Root canal treated teeth can successfully last for many years and can be an excellent alternative to tooth extraction.
We will always try to do everything we can to keep your natural teeth. In some situations, despite best efforts this may not be possible.
We know that losing a tooth can be an extremely upsetting but we ensure that we endeavour to make this a comfortable experience.
Where possible we provide treatment plans to replace a missing tooth in the most appropriate way, tailored to you.
Replacing missing teeth
We understand that losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. We provide both fixed and removable solutions to replace missing teeth predictably, giving you back confidence in your smile.
Implants are a fantastic long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They don’t rely on using the adjacent teeth for support, therefore help to maintain and preserve your natural dentition. It is a great option for patient’s whose adjacent teeth may be too weak to support a bridge.
The implant itself acts as a replacement of root of the tooth and is firmly embedded in the bone. The implant (root) can then be used to reliably support crowns, bridges and dentures.
We have experience in dental implants going back over 25 years and embrace new technology to provide the very best results which are both robust and aesthetic.
Are a type of fixed dental restoration that can be used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They are supported by natural teeth adjacent to the space.
These traditionally rely on crowns being placed on the teeth next to the space and have an additional false tooth attached to bridge the gap. This may be a useful option for patients who already have a heavily restored dentition, requiring crowns neighbouring spaces.
Minimally invasive techniques are also available, and rely on modern adhesive technology, thereby preserving valuable tooth structure.
Dental emergencies can be worrying and may distract you from your day to day life. They often can be managed quickly with emergency intervention. We offer emergency patients considerate care without being rushed. If you have any of the following problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and see how we can help resolve your dental problem and allow get you to get back to normal.
Wisdom tooth pain
TMJD and management of jaw pain from grinding
Are you interested in improving your smile? We offer a range of treatments to brighten up your smile, whether that be simply whitening the teeth, improving the shape and symmetry or providing full smile makeover. Each treatment is carefully considered with an emphasis on retaining and protecting as much of your natural dentition as possible.
This is a safe and minimally invasive option for enhancing the appearance of the natural teeth, giving you a brighter and more confident smile. We use bespoke products and provide tailored advice to your needs regarding aesthetic improvements. Our in-house production enables us to provide a quick turnaround for home bleaching systems, allowing you to start your treatment sooner.
This is a safe, direct, quick and minimally invasive way to change the appearance of the teeth. It can be used to improve the aesthetics of single teeth, or it can be applied to a selection of teeth to close spaces, enhance symmetry and aesthetics. It is a kinder option to teeth than ceramic veneers, however they do require care and maintenance.
Veneers are aesthetic restorations, usually placed on the front teeth. They replace the front facing part of the tooth to improve and enhance aesthetics. They require less tooth tissue removal than crowns. In addition to offering minimally invasive techniques such as composite bonding, we also provide aesthetically natural ceramic options. We will be able to guide you through the benefits of each choice to ensure you have a long-lasting smile, without causing unnecessary damage to your natural teeth.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
There are times when we may advise looking at restoring all the teeth to re-establish natural form and function which could be lost due to tooth wear or missing teeth.
Once you’ve had a consultation, we will provide you with detailed and easy to understand treatment plan, with costings to help you make an informed decision about your treatment.
We understand embarking on such treatments may be daunting, however we aim to simplify this type of complex treatment spreading the process over manageable stages, ensuring that you have a smooth transition from start to finish.
Both Robert and Emilie are qualified specialists in Prosthodontics. This means that they can expertly assess, diagnose, treatment plan and care for patients with complex restorative needs. This includes patients requiring intervention for missing teeth, failing crown and bridgework, jaw joint discomfort, and more.
We work within a multidisciplinary network in the West End to provide joint patient care, facilitating specialist referrals for:
Orthodontics (specialists who straighten teeth)
Endodontics (specialists who carry out root treatments)
Periodontics (specialists who help care for bone and gums surrounding the teeth)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (specialists who carry out complex oral surgery and oral medicine investigations)