TREATMENTS AT CD FAIR DENTAL
Your children are welcome. At CD Fair Dental we encourage parents to attend at least every 6 months with their children. This is the best way to help your children learn good dental habits that will last their lifetime.
Disabled access. We provide car parking, level access & 2 ground floor surgeries.
Routine check-ups. NHS advice is that you should have a check-up every 6 months with your dentist.
Cosmetic choices: to improve the appearance of your teeth, and the function of your bite.
Invisalign, the world’s most advanced clear aligner system. Made to move you forward. Each feature is designed to reveal the smile that you deserve. The aligners are removable, Comfortable & nearly invisible.
Crowns are caps that are made to restore badly damaged teeth, or sometimes to support a bridge made to fill a gap. The crown fits neatly over the remaining tooth, restoring the shape & contour of the tooth.
If your dentist thinks you need a crown, ask them to explain the different types of crown to you. We offer a wide range of crowns and you can choose a crown with a more natural attractive appearance.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth. It is fixed to the natural teeth immediately beside to the gap. A bridge may improve your appearance and the way you bite, chew and speak.
Your dentist will explain the choices and costs of bridges suitable for you.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth to improve the appearance of teeth. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.
Stained or yellow teeth can be whitened. Many things you eat and drink discolour your teeth over time. Whitening is the easiest and least invasive way to improve the colour of your teeth.
Legally, only dentists are allowed to prescribe whitening using appropriate, approved gels.
We assess your suitability and provide you with specially fitted trays and whitening gels for home whitening. We instruct you in their use. In the practice we use Phillips Zoom whitening.
Remember to bring your bleaching trays with you when you return for a check-up.
Ask your dentist about white fillings. White fillings are a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new materials are almost as strong as silver amalgam and have a more natural appearance than silver fillings.
Another big advantage of white fillings compared to silver fillings is that the dentist is often able to retain more of your own tooth.
There is a choice of acrylic, chrome and flexible dentures. These are available to fill gaps caused by missing teeth. Ask your dentist to explain choices and charges for complete dentures or partial dentures suitable for you.
We offer specially fitted sports guards, labelled with your name & in a choice of colours for optimum protection and comfort.
Mouth guards for grinding
If you grind your teeth, mouth guards can be fitted which protect your teeth at night, and reduce headaches and pain caused by grinding at night.
Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. It is caused by sticky plaque and hard deposits of tartar. It usually happens when the teeth and gums are not kept clean enough. If you have very bad gum disease you may have inherited susceptibility to it, or you may have a problem with your general health which needs to be investigated. The dentist will assess you and advise you on a suitable cleaning regimen. Regular attendance and scales and polishes at the practice are useful to prevent development of gum disease.
If you are a registered patient of the practice we will try to see you on the same day, although you may have to wait to be seen. Please telephone before 10.00 am.
Outside surgery hours you may attend the Belfast City Hospital Relief of Dental Pain Clinic. The clinic is situated at the outpatients Department, wing F, Belfast City Hospital. You should arrive early. The first appointment is at 7 pm on weekdays and 10 am & 7 pm at weekends & bank holidays. Normal NHS charges apply.
We offer a payment plan that allows you to spread the cost of your dental treatment with easy monthly payments. Easy, quick & straightforward to arrange please ask for more information
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please let us know if you cannot attend your appointment. Charges will be applied for missed appointments (£1 per minute). Also, if unpaid charges are referred to Debt Collection Services, additional charges will be added to the bill.
Children under the age of 18 receive free dental treatment under the NHS
18 year olds in full time education also receive free dental treatment.
19 year olds and over in education pay for their dental treatment under the NHS unless they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or hold a HC2/3 valid certificate, which is obtained from the local Jobs and benefits office. It is essential that proof of exemptions is brought to each appointment. Please note that Universal Credit is not a qualifying benefit.
Please note that you may be deregistered as an HS patient, if you fail to complete treatments, miss multiple appointments, or fail to pay charges owing.