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Improve your smile with White Fillings

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Most patients we see in Pearl Dental have fillings of one kind or another in their mouth, used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. In most cases it tends to me amalgam which is a metal coloured filling material – a proven and time tested method to solve this problem.

Up until recently white fillings were considered less long lasting than silver fillings, and as a result most dentists used amalgam to fill holes in teeth. Due to the progress of modern dental materials, most of the fillings we now complete tend to be either composite or porcelain white materials, which can be blended to match the rest of your teeth.

In terms of cost for this service, due to the increasing popularity of white fillings the prices have come down significantly and white fillings are only marginally more expensive than amalgam. Similar to metal fillings the main factors determining price are the size of the cavity, the materials used and the length of time the treatment takes.

We would recommend considering white fillings when your existing ones need replacing. Talk to our dentists on your next visit about how you can improve your smile with white fillings.

As always if you would like to contact our dentist please ring the practice on 01 6790625 or email: reception@pearltreatments.ie

Dental Treatment and Facial Aesthetics Prices at Pearl Dental, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Here at Pearl, we are not shy about displaying our prices, (see list below), or being upfront about the costs of a course of dental or facial aesthetic treatment, and are ALWAYS prepared to give you a breakdown of all costs involved in your treatment plan before you begin. In addition, we often offer special discounts on certain treatments for a period of time, and also reduce costs for multiple treatments in a single visit. In an increasingly cost conscious environment, we aim to be as competitive as possible, whilst still retaining the extremely high standards to which we work, and the high end materials and laboratories that we use to ensure maximum longevity from all of our work. We also offer a guarantee on almost every treatment that we undertake- proof that we aim for the highest standard of dental care achievable. We don’t believe that you can compromise on quality where dental care is concerned, and as such are not prepared to cut corners or standards just to reduce costs.

Call us now on 01 679 0625 for appointments, or email us at reception@pearltreatments.ie.

Dental Treatment Price List   (effective 1st January 2011)

Fees must be paid at each visit. If this will present a problem, please discuss with the Dentist or Assistant before treatment begins.

Price

Treatment

€ 80.00 – € 100.00 Examination, Scale and Polish
€ 70.00* Hygienist Session (30 mins)
€ 10.00 X- Rays ( per film )
€ 90.00 – € 125.00Extraction ( complex extraction extra )
€ 90.00 – € 160.00 Amalgam (silver) fillings
€ 90.00 – € 170.00 Anterior composite ( white ) fillings
€ 110.00 – € 230.00 Posterior composite ( white ) fillings

Tooth Bleaching /Whitening

€ 150.00 (Full mouth night tray bleaching)
€ 179.00* ( 1 hour Zoom bleaching inc. home kit )

Root canal treatment

€ 350.00 – € 550.00( 1 root canal )
€ 450.00 – € 650.00 ( 2 root canals )
€ 500.00 – € 850.00 ( 3 or more canals )


These fees do not include restoration of the tooth after root treatment.
We generally advise crowning a back tooth after root canal treatment.

€ 350.00 – € 650.00 Veneers
€ 500.00 – € 975.00 Crowns
From € 1100.00 Maryland Bridge

Other bridges as per quotation after full assessment

€ 450.00 – € 600.00 Dentures – partial upper or lower acrylic
€ 950.00 – € 1200.00 partial upper or lower chrome
€ 550.00 – € 700.00 full upper or lower
€ 975.00 – € 1100.00 full upper and lower
€ 100.00 Sportsguard
From € 250.00 Facial aesthetics (Line and Wrinkle injections)
From € 250.00 Dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal, Radiesse)

Special offer on Professional Portrait Photographs via Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2.

As part of our committment to creating the perfect smile via a combination of our cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics services and beauty salon, we are now delighted to announce a new partnership with D Studios, Dublin 2.

We currently have a limited number of complimentary vouchers available entitling the bearer to a free professional portrait shoot, including one framed print, with D Studios.

Be it a chance to record your new smile for self admiration, or simply a chance to indulge yourself in a little pampering, this offer is too good to miss.

To be in with a chance of receiving one of these limited vouchers, simply book an appointment with our beautician for a Jane Iredale makeover, or a Microdermabrasion session for rejuvenated skin, and you will be entered into a random draw for a limited number of the vouchers at the end of April.

Also, remember that all the beauty treatments and massage at Pearl are currently at 50% off, so book now to make the most of this fabulous offer.

More information on Pearl Beauty and Dental services can be found at www.pearltreatments.ie, and for information on D Studios and their services, go to www.dstudiosphotography.com.

Emergency Dental care in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

We here at Charlotte Street Family Dental Practice take our responsibilities in relation to emergency dental care very seriously. We always try to offer sameday appointments for dental emergencies, be they patients of our practice, another practice, or casual patients with no regular dentist. Out of normal working hours, Paul Redbond, Principal Dentist in Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2 , and one of our dentists in Newbridge, has an emergency number to allow dental emergency patients to access advice on how to deal with the situation. All of our dentists are trained to deal with any dental emergency that may present itself, and generally we have 2 or 3 dentists available at any one time if second opinions are required for complex cases. As we are able to offer a comprehensive range of dental solutions, we can offer advice on how best to proceed in the longterm with any problem tooth that requires treatment. We can also provide immediate quotes on the full cost of any treatment plan recommended, such that any patients can make appropriate decisions as to which option is most appropriate to them before any treatment is undertaken.

For emergency, or routine appointments, call us on 045 431 676, or check our website www.pearltreatments.ie for more information on our services, and details for Pearl Dental, Dublin 2

Dental Hygienist Services at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

A Dental Hygienist visit keeps teeth in tip-top shape

Probably the most undervalued and abused member of the dental team, both by dentists and patients, Dental Hygienists have a hard life, as many dentists use them as a depository for all the patients and work they don’t want themselves, and many patients don’t quite understand their role when they’re sent to see them.

In our world here at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, our hygienist, Joann, is considered a vital part of our dental team, and helps maintain optimum oral health for our patients, as well as ensuring that complex restorations are cleaned and maintained as they should be, for maximum lifespan. One of the most important tasks that a dental hygienist undertakes is the treatment of gum disease and the maintenance of the gum health thereafter. If you have bleeding gums, or find that your dentist spends only a couple of minutes cleaning your teeth at your check-up visit, it’s probably time to see the hygienist to find out what a properly clean mouth feeels like.

That smile needs care. Your hygienist is the ideal person to provide it.

If you want a clean, healthy mouth, perfect oral hygiene, and immaculately kissable breath, a hygienist should become one of your best friends, as she will be able to advise you on the most appropriate oral hygiene techniques for your mouth, will clean your teeth more diligently, and more thoroughly than the majority of dentists, and should take a personal interest in you becoming a paragon of oral health. She is generally able to treat the majority of cases of gum disease, and you can see her as often as you wish to maintain that perfect smile, without having to see the dentist every time.

Also, check this post for more information on gum disease:

If you get into knots with floss, drink mouthwash as an aperitif, and use interdental brushes to clean your ears, you need a visit to the hygienist ASAP!

Visit the hygienist to learn the best hygiene techniques for your mouth

Our hygienist, Joann, is available Wednesdays and Fridays in our studio on Nassau Street, and will gently, but thoroughly, clean and polish your mouth, and coax you into better oral hygiene habits. She is also appreciated by us dentists too, as she can clean a mouth better than any of us are able!

Pearl Dental Services available in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Those of you who have read through the dental postings on this site will be aware that Pearl Dental Practice, Dublin 2 offers a comprehensive range of dental procedures to a a very demanding standard. What you may be less aware of is the fact that Paul Redbond, the Principal dentist behind the Pearl venture, also practices in a surgery in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and is able to offer the same dental procedures and standards here as in the main practice in Dublin.

Be it veneers, bleaching, dental implants, aesthetic white fillings, crowns, root canal treatment, smile design or more, the full Pearl service can be found on Charlotte Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Facial aesthetics treatments are now also available, so say goodbye to those lines and wrinkles with a course of dermal fillers, or muscle relaxing injections to smooth the forehead.

For appointments, call 045 431 676, or use the e-mail contact form on the main Pearl site- www.pearltreatments.ie. Please note that Paul is only available in Newbridge on Wednesday and Thursday each week, and to ensure that you see the correct dentist, you will need to request that your appointment be specifically with Paul Redbond himself, as many of the advanced procedures are not available from the other dentists in the practice, who are not associated with Pearl.

For photos of some of the procedures available, view other posts on this site, particularly the before and after section, and for more information, contact either of the practices, or see the main site for prices and a full list of pr0cedures.

Zoom Tooth Bleaching/ Tooth Whitening special offer at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Whiter teeth for less at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2, with our Special offer of Zoom Whitening for just €179, available now. Includes take home trays for a perfect finish, and easy whitening top-ups. Zoom bleaching is the most popular tooth whitening technique used in many makeover TV shows, and is favoured by many of the leading cosmetic and celebrity dentists worldwide.

We have a variety of tooth whitening techniques available, and the treatments are available in our dental clinics in Nassau Street, Dublin 2, 01 679 0625, and on Charlotte Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 045 431 676.

Take home bleaching as a standalone treatment is also available for the reduced price of €150.

All whitening procedures are carried out by our dental professionals, ensuring that we achieve optimum results for every patient. Advice also available on other dental cosmetic procedures, including white fillings, veneers, and more.

For more information, call 01 679 0625, or see our main website www.pearltreatments.ie.

Also, review our other bleaching/ whitening posts within this blog for advice before whitening.

http://pearltreatment.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/check-this-before-you-start-teeth-whitening-bleaching/

http://pearltreatment.wordpress.com/2008/05/28/tooth-whitening/

Before and After 4- White fillings in back teeth

Before you rush to your dentist to have all your silver/ black fillings replaced, ensure that the dentist is suitably experienced to undertake the procedure, and is prepared to spend the time required to place white fillings correctly. Poorly placed white fillings fail very quickly.

Your checklist should include:

  1. Rubber dam (see the pictures below- the green sheet over the teeth keeps the teeth dry and sterile. White fillings don’t like fluids in the area when they are being placed.) Most dentists will use rubber dam as standard, but if your dentist doesn’t, ask why.
  2. Ensure that food is not packing between the teeth after a white filling is placed. It can be difficult to correctly close the contact between 2 teeth when using white fillings, and if food repeatedly lodges between the teeth, cavities will follow.
  3. Time. White fillings in back teeth cannot be done quickly, and often require an hour or more to place correctly.
  4. Previous examples of work. If we’re proud of our work, we have no problem showing it off! Ask to see photos of previous fillings by your dentist, and look to see if they look like teeth, or mashed potato in a tooth! If we take pride in our fillings, we try to make them as tooth-like as possible.
  5. Warranty. Here at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, we guarantee all of our fillings for 12 months, unless specifically indicated otherwise. This gives time to ensure that the fit and finish of the filling is stable for the longterm.

For more information, see the ‘Before and After’ category in this blog, or check out our main site at www.pearltreatments.ie.

You can also check out information on other dental treatments by clicking here.

Before and after 3- It doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive!

With all the talk of veneers, crowns, bleaching and other clever things that we can do, the simple options are sometimes overlooked.

This 11 year old girl was being teased at school due to the developmental staining of her front teeth, and so was reluctant to smile at all.

45 minutes, and 2 white fillings later, she left the surgery beaming from ear to ear, and probably hasn’t stopped yet! No needles, no pain, just a happy patient!

Fillings like these are rather specialised due to the uneven colour of the surrounding teeth, which means that the fillings must be customised to blend in as naturally as possible. 4 different colours were used in these restorations.

Tip of the week 5 from Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Check Your Diet…

Much as this may be a surprise to many, tooth decay does not just happen.

For your tooth to rot, it needs to be covered in bacteria (of which millions inhabit every mouth, even the clean ones!), and these then need a regular supply of sugar to do their damage. Those of you with a sweet tooth will know what we’re on about straightaway, but for those of you in denial, check for the number of times you drink tea or coffee with a little sugar added each day. Count how many times you pick up a fizzy drink, a fruit juice or a squash between meals. Incidentally, most fizzy drinks are acidic as well, even the sugar free versions, and are probably one of our biggest business builders! Keep track of the number of little snacks you smuggle in to keep your day at work bearable. And don’t forget the sneaky sugary ones, like flavourings for crisps, sauces on foods or sandwiches, most mints for sucking or chewing, and many chewing gums to name just a few.

Late night snacks are particularly unfavourable for teeth, as the natural defence, saliva, slows down to prevent drowning (or drooling!) when asleep, so that hot chocolate before bed is not a great idea.

Ideally, your teeth should not be exposed to sugar more than 3 or 4 times in an average day, which is generally breakfast, lunch and dinner time, and if you find you’re way over this figure, we’ll probably be seeing you soon!!

For parents out there, kids teeth are much more vulnerable than those of adults, so be obsessive with their diet when young to prevent serious trouble later on. Good habits in childhood tend to last, as do bad ones! More on kids in the next tip of the week.

For more advice, search this blog, ask your dentist or hygienist, or contact us at the surgery on 01 679 062, via e-mail at reception@pearltreatments.ie, or see our main website www.pearltreatments.ie.