Prosthodontics

"I've seen Dr Preeyan several times and I would highly recommend their services. The clinic is very clean, very modern and everyone is always very professional. I've felt very well looked after and will definitely continue to use Audley Dental Solutions."

V. Benson

Specialist Prosthodontics for patients across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Dr Preeyan Patel is our Registered Specialist Prosthodontist at Audley Dental Solutions. Preeyan provides a range of treatment options to patients delivered with the utmost care and commitment to clinical excellence.

What is a Specialist Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics or Restorative dentistry is a term used by dental professionals that covers a range of treatments that are used to replace missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, crowns (‘caps’), bridges and implants are all common types of restorative treatment options.

Restorative dentistry often involves being treated by more than one dental professional. That’s because restorative dentistry covers a range of specialisms which come together to form a treatment plan to restore or rehabilitate a patient’s oral and dental tissues lost as a result of disease or illness - inherited or acquired. Treatment can include anything from

  • the management of replacing missing teeth and associated structures;
  • management of tooth wear;
  • jaw joint and “bite” related problems;
  • rehabilitation of mouths with a failing dentition to
  • improving the aesthetics of a smile.

The patients referred to us for restorative dentistry from across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire often require complicated and multiple treatments in order to restore their teeth to a good functional and aesthetic outcome.

Our Specialist Prosthodontist, Dr Preeyan Patel, often facilitates the management of patients’ complex restorative dentistry plans. These plans often require a range of specialist input.

"I have an eye for detail but also thoroughly enjoy the artistic and technical aspects of creating natural and long lasting functional restorations"

Types of Prosthodontic or Restorative Dentistry treatment options

Some of the most common treatment options patients experience as part of their restorative dentistry plans include:

Fillings

Traditional fillings involve managing a tooth which was affected by dental decay. With the improvement in adhesive techniques the same tooth-coloured restorative materials can be used to make subtle or comprehensive changes to front teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.

Crowns

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. It is used to protect your remaining tooth structure or facilitate improved aesthetics. Your dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression and the crown is made in a laboratory by our selected highly-skilled dental technicians.

Bridges

A dental bridge "bridges" the gap where there are missing teeth. A bridge connects to teeth in your mouth and carries an artificial tooth. A bridge can keep your other teeth from moving out of place. Once a bridge is placed, it works just like your natural teeth.

Removable Dentures

The dentures we make at Audley are different to what you may expect. We aim to make stable, functional and aesthetic removable appliances that serve you for many years. The appliances we make can be used as a provisional device to replace missing teeth as we consider alternative fixed options or as your definitive replacement option.

Occlusal splints

At Audley Dental Solutions we strongly believe in preventative dentistry. When you sleep you can occasionally create impressive amounts of force on your teeth, over time this can cause teeth and jaw problems. Well-designed protective appliances can be used to maintain your natural teeth and restorations to reduce the likelihood of intervention in the future.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant has 2 parts: a titanium anchor that is surgically fixed into your jaw and a false tooth, similar to a crown. A dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth.

The benefits of Prosthodontics or Restorative Dentistry

  • Reduce and eliminate pain
  • Protect your natural teeth
  • Prevent tooth movement
  • Improve dental function
  • Improve dental appearance
  • Compensate for tooth wear
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The Process

After an initial consultation with Dr Preeyan, we will decide the best options and steps for you. The process happens in the following four steps:

1.Options

You will receive a treatment options letter

2. Investigation & Stabilisation

Controlling primary disease and risk factors

3.Restoration

Any procedures required for reconstruction

4.Maintenance

Prevention and long-term care plan

Pricing

Initial consultation costs £95.

We offer our patients a flexible way to pay for their treatment using our Audley Dental Finance Scheme. This breaks the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments.

Our fees are not the cheapest, but we guarantee to use the most advanced methods for planning your surgery, to use our extensive surgical expertise and to employ only the best materials and products to provide you with high quality, predictable implant solution.

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Book a consultation in person or via video call

Find out whether prosthodontics is a good solution for you, book a consultation with Dr Preeyan.

Prefer to have your consultation from the comfort of your own home? We now also offer video consultations using our interactive consulting platform.

Simply state whether you prefer an ‘in person’ or ‘virtual’ consultation on the contact form.

After this assessment, we will provide you with a clear breakdown of the fees involved.