Plowman and Partners have been providing patients with quality dental treatment for a number of years. The practice was established in 1922, giving us nearly 100 years of experience in dental care. Our traditional roots have not stopped us from keeping up with advancements in our field. We are happy to provide our patients with cutting-edge treatments in our comfortable and fully refurbished practice. We strive to give all of our patients access to the modern treatments that they need to completely transform their smile. Our patients are always happy with the results that are yielded by our treatments and would not hesitate to recommend our practice to others who are looking to improve their smile. This article will take prospective patients through the number of different services that we as a practice offer, as well as why we think we could be a good fit for you and your smile. We encourage new patients to read on to discover more about our dentist in Marylebone.
What services do you offer?
Patients of our dentist in Marylebone have access to a whole host of different treatments. Each treatment has been specially designed in order to help patients get that one step closer to the smile they aspire to. We can offer treatments around dental hygiene, ensuring that our patients can combat issues such as bad breath, bleeding and tooth loss. These issues can be treated by targeting ailments such as gum disease by thorough cleaning such as a ‘scrape and polish’.
For patients looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants are the way forward, these clever implants provide a long-term solution to filling gaps in the smile. For patients looking to replace a crown or bridge, they are in the right place too. Other cosmetic dentistry, such as veneers, composite bonding and teeth whitening, is also available. Patients can work with their dentist to get the best treatment for their smile goals. We can offer patients looking to brighten their smile a bespoke teeth whitening service. Cosmetic fillings alongside periodontics are also on offer as well as root canal treatments which can be received through our practice. Orthodontics and removable prosthodontics are all part of our service. Patients should consider reading on to the next section to discover why we think you should use our practice.
Why should I consider this practice?
There are many reasons why we think you should consider our dentist in Marylebone for your next dental procedure. At our practice, our patients come first and we ensure that our patients have all of their needs taken care of with the best level of expertise and professionalism. We take the time to get to know each of our patients to enable us to target and tailor our service to every individual, in order for them to gain utmost benefit from any treatments we offer. We use a modern approach to dentistry to make sure our patients have access to the most up-to-the-minute treatments. We understand that visiting the dentist is not everyone’s favourite pastime. This is why we make sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible during their treatment. Our friendly and supportive team will be there for you, every step of the way. For dental treatment you should consider getting in touch with us here at Plowman and Partners today.
Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular and sought after field of dentistry, which continues to evolve and become more convenient and accessible to meet the requirements of modern, hectic lifestyles. In the age of social media, photography and selfies, everyone wants a beautiful smile. Cosmetic dentistry is involved in improving the appearance of healthy teeth. Cosmetic treatment may include whitening of yellow teeth, straightening of misaligned teeth, disguising chipped or protruding teeth and improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. There are many different techniques involved in cosmetic dentistry to suit your individual requirements so speak to your dentist in Marylebone today to find out how we can help improve your smile.
Over the course of life, staining and discolouration of your teeth can affect the way you feel about your smile. Staining may occur due to many different reasons including smoking, food and drinks such as tea, coffee, cola and wine. Poor dental hygiene, dental issues and diseases can also lead to discolouration of the teeth. Ageing and genetics are also a natural cause of staining too. Tooth whitening at your dentist is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth and enhancing your smile. There are different treatment methods for teeth whitening, either professionally carried out at the dentist or home kits provided by the dentist which are worn overnight and work while you are sleeping. Speak to our dentist in Marylebone to find out which method of teeth whitening may be more suitable for you.
White fillings are becoming increasingly popular amongst adults. In comparison to amalgam or gold fillings, white fillings are designed to be subtle, as they blend in with your surrounding teeth and provide a natural look as they are almost invisible. White fillings provide more support and stability as they are chemically bonded to your teeth and they have been found to require less of your teeth to be cut out when removing tooth decay, ultimately preserving the integrity of your original tooth. They are metal free and therefore they are not sensitive to changes in temperature or other factors in your mouth, preventing further damage to your teeth. White fillings can also be moulded to support and repair other damage in the teeth such as cracks, which helps strengthen the tooth further. Speak to our dentist in Marylebone to find out why white fillings may be an attractive treatment method for you.
It may be a good idea to contact us at Plowman & Partners to find out how veneers can be used to help protect your teeth and to improve the aesthetics of your mouth. Veneers are thin, individually tailored shells that are attached to the front of your teeth permanently and can be coloured to match your teeth or according to personal preference. Veneers are used in the treatment of chips and cracks of the teeth, gaps between the teeth, issues with the enamel, misalignment and teeth staining. In case of a chipped or cracked tooth, you may only need one veneer or if you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your mouth you may decide to have a set of veneers to help transform your smile completely. Speak to your dentist today to find out about the many different types of cosmetic dentistry available and how veneers may be a suitable choice for you.
Tooth loss in adults can be extremely embarrassing, distressing and a worrying situation to find yourself in. In the event of tooth loss, it is vital that you speak to us immediately as advances in dental technology mean that there are a wide range of options available for replacing a lost tooth or missing teeth. Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that concerns the development and implantation of prosthetic substitutes for tooth loss. Prosthodontics help regain lost functions of the mouth, for example issues with talking, chewing and eating that may have occurred due to tooth loss. It can help maintain and enhance the quality of the remaining natural dentition and it can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat aesthetic issues as well. Speak to our dentist in Marylebone today to find out which treatment is suitable for your individual requirements.
Dental implants to resolve tooth loss
Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice of tooth replacement therapy amongst both patients and dentists, so speak to our dentist in Marylebone today to find out how they may be the ideal treatment choice for you. Dental implants are small titanium components which become permanent fixtures in the mouth, as they are designed to fuse with the bone providing strong support for replacement teeth. The implant is fitted into the bone socket of the missing tooth and osteoblasts, bone cells, grow around the dental implant securing it permanently into the alveolar bone of the jaw. This is a process where it can take up to several months for the implant to be successfully fused into the bone. Once this has successfully occurred, a small connector known as an abutment, is attached to the implant to which the new prosthetic is attached so that it can be held securely in place.
Implant retained dentures for tooth loss
Dentures are prosthetic devices created to replace your missing teeth. Conventional dentures are removable, so they can be put in your mouth and taken out whenever necessary. They are very convenient for tooth loss, however if you are looking for a more fixed or permanent solution speak to us at Plowman & Partners today to find out about implant retained dentures and how they may be suitable for you. Dental implants are first inserted into the alveolar bone of your jaw and following successful fusion with the bone and the attachment of the abutment, your dentures will be attached to the implant via the abutment. Implant retained dentures are a popular choice of tooth replacement therapy, as they have many advantages in comparison to conventional dentures. They replace the entire tooth structure including the root of the tooth therefore providing reliability, added support, comfort and stability when compared to ordinary dentures which sometimes can move or fall out of the mouth and be a hindrance during talking, eating, coughing or sneezing. They are secured beneath the gum line which enhances their natural appearance as well. Speak to our dentist in Marylebone today to find out how dental implants and implant retained dentures can not only improve the overall health and functioning of your mouth, but also allow you to smile confidently and happily again.
Preventive therapy is a major field of dentistry which is involved in looking after your teeth to keep them healthy and prevent the development of dental problems later on in life. This is at the heart of our ethos at Plowman & Partners. Maintaining good dental hygiene and oral health is vital for overall well-being and can help avoid issues such as cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis and ultimately help prevent tooth loss. Regular check-ups with our dentist in Marylebone are extremely important to check for issues with the teeth or gums. It is recommended that you should visit the dentist at least twice a year to ensure that your everyday oral hygiene skills, brushing and flossing, are effective in maintaining your healthy teeth. More frequent visits to our dentist in Marylebone are recommended and will be beneficial for those who are at higher risk of dental problems or have presented with issues already. Regular check-ups will enable our dentist to identify dental problems as early as possible, making them easier to treat, with a greater chance of a successful outcome, and can also help prevent any possible negative impact on surrounding healthy dentition.
Dental hygiene and the role of the hygienist
Regular appointments with the hygienist are important for maintaining the good health of your teeth. The hygienist also plays a vital role in preventive dentistry. An appointment with the hygienist includes a thorough examination of the teeth and a full professional clean of the mouth at a standard which will not be possible at home. The hygienist uses scaling and polishing techniques to remove plaque and calculus from the teeth. Plaque is the sticky transparent film that forms on the surface of the teeth and when left untreated hardens over time and becomes calculus. Calculus provides an ideal surface for further plaque build-up, bacteria flourish in the plaque and secrete acids which results in problems such as bad breath, receding gums, tooth decay and eventually periodontal disease which is severe infection of the gums and may result in tooth loss. Calculus cannot be removed by brushing or flossing at home, therefore regular appointments with the hygienist are important in preventing such issues in the long run. The hygienist also plays a role in giving advice and education on how to look after your teeth to the highest standard possible.
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry which concerns the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. This is the surrounding and supporting structures of the teeth including the gums, jawbone, the cementum which attaches the tooth to the jawbone and the periodontal ligament which holds the tooth in position. Periodontal diseases include gingivitis, which is a common infection and inflammation of the gums, and periodontitis which is the inflammation and infection of the other structures of the periodontium. When left untreated gingivitis can result in periodontitis which can be severely painful and ultimately result in tooth loss. Regular visits to our dentist in Marylebone and follow-up appointments with the hygienist can help prevent such diseases. However if they do unfortunately present themselves, periodontal treatment includes cleaning, scaling and root planing, whilst more progressive stages of the disease can require surgery. If left untreated periodontal disease will result in tooth loss, therefore speak to us today to find out how your dentist can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile and prevent dental issues in the future.
How often do you visit your dentist? Or have you recently moved to Marylebone and you are looking for a new dentist? It is recommended that you should visit your dentist every six months, however this may vary for each individual, depending on their oral health. Individuals without any dental issues can visit their dentist in Marylebone once every twelve months and those with dental problems are advised to visit their dentist between three and four times a year. If you cannot remember the last time you visited a dentist however, you may want to consider seeing a dentist in Marylebone soon.
Visiting Plowman & Partners for a first time
If you have not visited our dental practice Plowman & Partners before, as a new patient, you can expect a friendly and professional service from our highly experienced team who will welcome you to the practice. We pride ourselves in having a number of recognised specialists in advanced dental disciplines, which allows us to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your dental needs, whilst also recommending the most suitable treatment for you should you need it.
We are open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 6pm and on Fridays we close the practice at 5pm. As well as being to book general appointments to see one of our dentists, you can also contact us if you have a dental emergency. If you contact us during working hours we will try our best to accommodate you on the same day and offer appropriate advice and potential treatment. However, if you find that you need to speak to a dentist in Marylebone outside of our normal working hours, we advise that you call the practice and leave a detailed message and your contact details, so we can contact you as soon as we are able at the start of the next working day. If you require urgent services however, our telephone message will also provide you with the contact details for the out-of- hours emergency service.
Dental hygiene at Plowman & Partners
At Plowman & Partners, we understand the importance of dental hygiene and provide a hygiene service for our patients which is the focal point of our preventive programme. In order to maintain healthy teeth and gums, it is vital that you maintain a good oral hygiene regime, which means brushing your teeth twice a day and regular flossing. By doing this, you are preventing the build up of bacteria in the mouth, which can lead to bad breath and other conditions such as gum disease, which in turn can result in bleeding and in some cases, tooth loss.
Have you recently lost a tooth?
If you have unfortunately lost a tooth due to gum disease or even as a result of an accident or an injury, there are dental treatments in restorative dentistry that we offer at Plowman & Partners that can help you restore your smile, and one of these options is an implant.
Implants, usually made of titanium, are a long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth. Once an implant is inserted into the jaw where the tooth root should be, a tooth coloured crown is fixed on top of the implant which matches the shade and shape of your remaining teeth, meaning that it is not detectable and restores the functionality of your teeth.
A quick trip to the dentist may not always be a priority, especially if in the past you haven’t always had the best experience. However, visiting a dentist should be a part of your oral care regime in order to ensure that your teeth, gums and mouth remain healthy. So if you are based in Marylebone and are looking around for a dentist, why not look into visiting our practice; Plowman & Partners.
About us at Plowman & Partners
Established in 1922, our dental practice Plowman & Partners has been dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care to our patients. Led by our four partners Guy Robertson, Graham Bailey, Jack M Mirza and Duncan Edworthy, our team of highly experienced experts work together to ensure the dental treatments and services we provide to our patients are in line with the Standards for Dental Professionals from the General Dental Council. Our practice also offers a wide range of dental treatments and our team ensures that they undertake additional postgraduate training and always keep up to date and evaluate advances when it comes to dental technology. Which means our patients are always receiving the best dental treatment possible.
Cosmetic dentistry at Plowman & Partners
Cosmetic dentistry is a popular area in dental care and more adults in particular are investing in cosmetic dental treatment to correct their teeth and improve their smile. Due to advancements in dental technology, there are various excellent procedures for patients who want to undergo dental treatment discreetly.
At Plowman & Partners, we offer cosmetic dental treatments including cosmetic fillings, teeth whitening, and veneers.
Our dentist in Marylebone can offer both porcelain and composite veneers to our patients who would like to improve the appearance of their teeth. The majority of our veneer procedures are carried out over two visits.
If you have noticed that your teeth are discoloured, crooked or even chipped, our dentist in Marylebone may recommend veneers.
Before having the veneer procedure, your tooth or teeth will be prepared for the cosmetic treatment. The dentist in Marylebone will take off a thin layer of the enamel to ensure that the veneer can be attached to the tooth without any issues. An impression will then be taken of your teeth in order for the veneer to be made which will fit perfectly over your tooth or teeth. In some cases, whilst the veneer is being prepared, a temporary covering may be attached to the tooth.
When the veneer is ready, you will be invited back to the practice and the veneer will be attached to your tooth and permanently secured into place.
The benefits of having veneers at Plowman & Partners
Veneers are a quick and long lasting solution for our patients who would like to correct their teeth and improve their smile. The veneers are made to look natural and hard to detect as being any different when compared to natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are also stain resistant and as long as you maintain a good oral hygiene regime which includes regular brushing, flossing and regular dentist appointments, veneers can last a good number of years.
Skipping out on your scheduled dental check-ups is one way to put not only your oral health at risk, but the overall quality of life you live. We may not be aware of it as often as we should do, but the mouth plays an indispensable role in our daily lives, fulfilling a myriad of functions. Which is why we need to take great care of it, as this important organ and all of its constituent parts are to serve us for the rest of our lives.
At Plowman & Partners dental clinic we have very experienced and highly skilled dental practitioners who provide exceptional dental care. If you are looking for a qualified dentist in Marylebone, you can do no better than pay us a visit. Here’s why we believe regular dental check-ups are mandatory. We also take a look at what some of the risks are when patients miss their scheduled oral health assessments.
How a dentist in Marylebone protects your dental health
Ensuring your oral health is in fact very easy to accomplish – visit a dentist in Marylebone on a regular basis to look out for any red flags that threaten the health of your teeth and gums. It is the careful examination that is carried out, as well as the preventive actions taken by our dental practitioner, which work in a seamless way to make dental health a certainty.
Outside of pain, sensitivity (teeth and gums), bad breath and tooth discolouration, warning signs of worrying oral health issues are not always easy to discern. It takes a knowing eye and practised hands to determine signs of dental diseases such as oral cancers. To fully restore good oral health, a dental practitioner must take appropriate action at the earliest opportunity to prevent the patient from suffering the cost and headache of lengthy and complicated restorative treatments.
When it comes to dental issues, there is one certainty that no amount of wishing it away can cure – dental issues only worsen if left untreated and can have dire consequences if present for a long time: loss of adult teeth, periodontal disease and loss of jawbone quality.
Patients may not regard the loss of a single adult tooth of any significance (after all, there are so many others that can be called upon to do the job), but stop and think for a moment what this would mean for the aesthetics of a smile. And there is a lot that is dependent on an attractive smile, least of which is mental (self-esteem and confidence) and psychosocial health. By allowing our dental practitioner to protect dental health in the best possible way through preventive dentistry measures, you protect your teeth and gums and all the spin offs associated with a symmetrical smile.
Maintaining good dental health is not only due to what takes place at our dental clinic, but the actions taken by patients at home, in particular, their observance of daily brushing and flossing. In this we can help also by recommending good teeth brushing and flossing techniques in addition to suggesting specific dental products to use.
We regard patient education as a critical part of promoting dental health, which is why we at Plowman & Partners encourage the asking of questions when you visit us for a check-up or any other dental treatment.
Dental implants are an innovative way of treating tooth loss. Tooth loss is a very serious condition that can affect a broad part of our everyday life, even activities that we take for granted normally. Dental implants are small metal appliances, which are introduced to the bone of the jaw via a surgical operation. Dental implants appear to be similar to a screw, however these are not just normal screws. They are made out of a special metal called titanium, which the body perceives as natural tissue, unlike other metals, which are recognised as foreign materials by the immune system and rejected quickly. This allows dental implants to integrate into the bone and the other surrounding tissues and thus provide a solid point of attachment for the subsequently made artificial teeth. Dental implants essentially work as artificial roots. Dental implants are some of the most long-lasting ways of replacing missing teeth, which explains their increasing popularity. If you would like our dentist in Marylebone to replace your missing teeth with the help of durable, dental implants, then get in touch with us for an appointment today!
Veneers are one of the most widely used treatment types in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are essentially small shells which are layered on top of a damaged tooth to increase its functionality and to improve its appearance. These appliances were invented by a Californian dentist in the 20th century’s earlier half, with the aim of improving the smiles of actors. While the acrylic veneers Charles Pincus used were only a temporary solution, due to the weak attachment achieved with denture adhesives, his invention was the foundation for one of the most widely used dental treatments today. The widespread use of veneers was facilitated by the invention of etching in the latter half of the 20th century, which allowed increased bond strengths, thus in theory producing permanent veneers. While modern veneers are not entirely permanent, with good care they can last over 10 years and are relatively inexpensive. In summary, veneers are an excellent way of restoring the functionality of damaged teeth. If you would like to get advice on veneers from our dentist in Marylebone, then we would be pleased to offer you a consultation.
The treatment of orthodontic conditions was mostly done with metal braces until recently. These metal braces are still one of the most important treatment types when it comes to orthodontics, however they are increasingly replaced by alternative methods that have improved comfort and aesthetics. One of these alternatives is Invisalign, which is a brand of invisible aligner as the name suggests. These are plastic trays worn on the dental arches, which help realign misaligned teeth. During the treatment approximately 6-12 aligners are made, which helps the progression of the treatment. Invisalign has a variety of benefits, including the fact that it is practically invisible, and its removability. However, there are certain downsides of Invisalign too. Certain patients with overly small, large or round tooth shapes and patients with more severe orthodontic conditions are unsuitable for this treatment. If you would like our dentist in Marylebone to straighten your smile, then contact us for more information on this popular treatment and others, to gain your ideal result.
Causes of tooth loss
Tooth loss can be a debilitating condition. Its prevalence increases with the years, however it can affect people of any age. The main causes of tooth loss are traumatic injury, severe tooth decay that affects the pulp tissue and advanced periodontal disease. The causative agent behind the latter two cases is oral microbial overgrowth, which results in the increased production of acids that cause cavities and the stimulation of chronic inflammation, which can damage the gum tissues permanently and lead to tooth loss. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent tooth loss. You can do this by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, using dental floss and incorporating the use of an antibacterial mouthwash. Limiting your dietary sugar intake is also an important way of preventing tooth loss. If you experience cavities, do not hesitate to get treatment for them, as they can progress into tooth loss if left untreated. If you have already been affected by tooth loss and would like our dentist in Marylebone to treat this condition, then get in touch with us for a consultation session.
What are dental implants?
There have been numerous treatment regimes established previously for tooth loss, however none of them seem to be as robust and long-lasting as the use of dental implants. Dental implants are small appliances which are inserted into the jawbone through the slot of the missing tooth via a surgical procedure. These appliances are made out of titanium, which is essential for them to function, as most other metals are quickly rejected by the immune system thus rendering the implant useless. Titanium however allows the integration of the implant into the jawbone. Dental implants are very durable, and act as if they were a natural root and prevent the disintegration of the bone, which starts to occur after a tooth is lost. Dental implants today have become one of the most popular ways of replacing teeth. If you are interested in getting dental implants from our dentist in Marylebone, then contact us and book an appointment at Plowman & Partners.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have a great number of advantages. One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they are very durable and allow for strong chewing and biting, just like your natural teeth. Some patients even report that they feel as if the dental implants were even stronger than their natural teeth. This is of course not a valid reason to lose your teeth, therefore you should maintain good oral hygiene to preserve them as long as possible! Another important benefit associated with dental implants is the fact that they strengthen the bone into which they are implanted. Associated bone density loss in the jaw due to losing teeth has been linked to an increased risk of fractures and an increased risk of losing further teeth. Another large benefit is that once dental implants have healed, they can potentially last throughout a lifetime without requiring special care. Of course they still have to be brushed and cleaned, just like normal teeth as the prevention of plaque build-up is essential to preserve the rest of your teeth and gums. If you would like our dentist in Marylebone to provide you with dental implants to improve your quality of life we should be happy to assist you.
When veneers were invented in the early 20th century by a dentist from California whose name was Charles Pincus, dental veneers were only a very temporary treatment. He used his early veneers to improve the smiles of actors before their performances and film shoots by attaching the veneers to his patients’ teeth using denture adhesive. At this point they only lasted up to a few hours, therefore they were of no use in a clinical practice. However, during the latter half of the 20th century significant advancements were made with veneers. With the discovery of etching, the bond strengths between the material of the veneer and the surface of the recipient’s teeth have become strong enough to hold the veneers in their place, theoretically, permanently. Dental veneers can be used to treat a diverse range of conditions, however their most frequent application is on eroded teeth. With veneers both the function and the aesthetic appearance of the eroded teeth can be restored while also leaving most of the natural tooth. If you would like a dentist in Marylebone to provide you with veneers to enhance your smile, then get in touch with us for a consultation.
Our teeth can get discoloured due to a variety of reasons, but the result is always unpleasant. However, luckily, besides the aesthetic issues of tooth discolouration, this condition is usually not a reason for serious concern about oral health. Certain drinks such as coffee, tea or red wine, which are high in a group of chemicals called tannins, are capable of staining teeth. Other factors include for example certain antibiotics, smoking and even the natural process of ageing as well. There are multiple different types of teeth whitening therapy available. Some of them only involve a single visit for approximately an hour at the dental clinic, where with the aid of a whitening gel and UV-lights your dentist performs the treatment quickly. Other types of teeth whitening treatments involve the manufacture of personalised bleaching trays and multiple teeth whitening treatments at home. If you are interested in a dentist in Marylebone providing you with teeth whitening treatments, then get in touch with us, Plowman & Partners and book an appointment with us today!
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental conditions. It can affect people of any age or sex and it is highly prevalent in Western societies, where the average diet contains large amounts of simple sugars. This can aid the growth of the bacteria that produce the acids that contribute to the formation of cavities. Tooth decay or cavities are most commonly treated by using fillings. There are numerous different types of fillings. Until recently the most commonly used fillings were amalgam fillings, however due to their metallic colour and the potential health concerns associated with small amounts of mercury leaching from them, they are being increasingly replaced by tooth coloured white fillings. These fillings have a significantly improved appearance, as they melt into the background colour of the teeth. They also do not leach any mercury, as they do not contain any. If you want a dentist in Marylebone to provide you with white fillings, then we would be happy to discuss our cosmetic dental services with you.