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.
What options are there for teeth straightening as an adult?
In the past quite rightly, tooth realignment has been primarily focused on children and teenagers for obvious reasons. In days gone by braces have been considered to be unappealing on the eye with their somewhat chunky, noticeable appearance. For this reason most adults have often shied away from having their teeth straightened during adulthood. However modern advances within the dentistry world have seen the creation of a solution to this undesirable feature and now most dental practices, including our dentist in Marylebone, offer new discreet braces that are often preferred by adults.
The available solutions vary between the traditional braces to invisible aligners which are often removable in the comfort of your own home. The advances on the traditional brace method include the designs of new, discreet, clear, wired braces which are fixed to the teeth. This traditional method is still considered to be one of the most effective ways to realign severely misaligned or overcrowded teeth. Alternatively there are a number of invisible aligners available to patients now such as, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign and ClearSmile. Whilst these methods are all clear, removable options, their method of realignment varies and generally suits the more mild to moderate cases of misalignment.
If interested in any type of realignment, please discuss your options with our dentist in Marylebone to discover the options suitable for your individual needs.
What is meant by teeth whitening treatment?
Having stained teeth, for people who are in their younger years or even older years, can cause embarrassment and have a lasting detrimental impact on the person’s confidence and self-esteem. The enamel on the teeth may have become dull or taken on a yellowish tinge creating an appearance that is unwanted by the person. Whether the discolouration has occurred due to age or whether it is due to decisions made by the individual such as smoking, drinking wine or coffee, teeth whitening is a possible solution to visibly brighten the shade of enamel and the teeth.
Cosmetic teeth whitening is a popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that is used worldwide and achieves positive results within a relatively short period of time. At Plowman & Partners there are two options available for teeth whitening. One is an at-home option where you are provided with a series of retainers and a special paste which is to be applied as directed by your dentist in Marylebone. The other option is to have ‘in surgery’ treatment, this option is often carried out in appointments which last approximately two hours and is a more intense way to achieve the desired results.
Whether intending to have your teeth realigned or having your teeth whitened, all the options available at Plowman & Partners are safe and effective and will be discussed in full with you, the patient, before any treatment or procedure is undertaken.
Please note, as with all dental treatments and procedures there are potential risks. Therefore we advise and encourage all our patients to seek further information from us about any treatment they are intending to pursue.
Anxiety surrounding dentists and dental practices, what can be done to help patients?
Anxiety problems, whether mild or severe, are taken very seriously at our dental practice and every single member of our team will work with our patients to ensure that they feel as comfortable as possible and that the duration of their visit is conducted at ease. To do this we not only offer modern, minimally invasive treatments and procedures, but combine this with a caring, understanding and sensitive approach to our services and patient care. Whilst in our care our patients’ comfort is a top priority.
By using modern treatments we aim to reduce as much of the physical discomfort as possible, so that our patients have one less stressful element to consider during their visit to the dental practice. Our dentist in Marylebone also has great awareness and understanding of the common anxiety surrounding visits to the dentist. Therefore whilst in our care our team will ensure that all questions are answered in detail and any extra measures that may be requested or needed by the patient are carried out to the best of the practice’s ability. Our job is to provide you with an excellent service that encourages you to return on a regular basis for further dental care and to assist with reducing or eliminating any potential anxiety that may have formed over the years.
What approach is taken when dealing with oral hygiene?
Oral hygiene is of the utmost importance and whilst our dentist in Marylebone can provide a thorough clean on a regular basis, it requires the patient to also make a commitment to their oral hygiene as well.
The first part of our approach is to encourage preventive care which, in the long run, will decrease the need for future dental work. This is therefore considered to be a pivotal part of our dental practice as preventive care requires teamwork from our dental team and from the patient. The reason teamwork is required is that whilst our dentist in Marylebone can provide a deep clean at each appointment and remove any build-up of plaque, it is down to the patient to provide the daily care and maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine that works with their lifestyle.
For this reason, the second part of our oral hygiene approach is one of educating the patient. During the appointment a dental hygiene plan will be created to suit the patient’s individual needs and they will be encouraged to follow it at home on a daily basis. The length of time between each dental hygiene appointment will depend on the individual’s case, as there are many factors which could impact the need for more regular appointments. Using a combination of regular appointments, and an excellent oral hygiene routine at home, the need for dental treatments and procedures is greatly reduced.
Please note, all patients have very different dental situations and any treatments need to reflect this. Therefore, we advise all our patients to seek further advice and information from our dental team about any procedure they are considering.
The location of the dental practice
Plowman & Partners have been providing the highest standards of private dental care since 1922 when the practice was first established on Queen Anne Street. Residing in a comfortable, modernised, Grade II listed building, surrounded by leading medical companies, enables its patients to recognise the high standard of care they will receive. Each highly qualified partner is recognised as a specialist within their field, which enables the practice to provide a unique in-house service to each patient. This means that whether providing a routine check-up appointment or a complex dental procedure Plowman & Partners are able to provide the highest quality service all within one dental practice. Continuingly striving to administer the best possible care and service to each patient.
The dental team
Whilst location is often one of the main contributing factors as to where a patient goes for their dental check-ups, treatments and procedures, another contributing factor is that of the dental team. This is apparent from the way the reception team approaches each conversation with patients through to how the dentist treats the patient.
Our dental team and dentist in Marylebone have a firm understanding of how important it is to provide excellent patient care before, during and after each appointment. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, new to the practice or are a regular patient, rest assured that each of our dental team has a sympathetic and understanding nature.
Do I need to visit a variety of dentists to receive different treatments?
Our practice prides itself on its level of expertise provided, as each member of the team has carried out additional postgraduate training in numerous dental fields to provide our patients with the best care possible. The practice is also recognised as specialists by the General Dental Council. Due to our broad knowledge of a variety of dental treatments and procedures, we are able to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to each of our patient’s needs whilst maintaining a high standard of care. This means that your routine dental check-ups through to root canal treatments and various other treatments and procedures are covered by our practice. By providing a team that covers every part of maintaining a winning smile, we can ensure that our patients never feel uncertain about any part of their care and feel comfortable with each part of the process. This includes everything from booking an appointment, to discussing the treatments with the dental team, through to having the procedure carried out and the aftercare. At every stage of the process we pride ourselves on having the knowledge to support our patients and provide them with an unprecedented standard of care.
Whilst our practice can offer the multidisciplinary approach to dental care, we understand that this is not possible for all practices. Therefore we accept dental referrals, but maintain a strong ethical approach with the referring practices as to how we deal with their patients. By working closely with the referring practice we can ensure that the regular dental practice is fully informed of every decision made and is even invited to attend each appointment with their patient.
Please note, we encourage all our patients to seek further information and advice from our dental team about any intended treatment.
Dental hygiene is of the utmost importance and at our dental practice we are strong believers that prevention is better than cure. If a regular visit to see our dentist in Marylebone can prevent a variety of dental problems throughout various stages of your life, then we are all for the preventive method.
Our dental practice offers a highly rated hygiene service which is the cornerstone of our preventive programme, as it is the front line against gum disease which can cause foul breath, bleeding and eventually tooth loss. This is why we strongly promote our hygiene services, a healthy oral hygiene routine is still regarded as the most effective way to maintain a healthy mouth and prevent future dental problems.
Uncomfortable visiting a dental practice?
We at Plowman and Partners are fully aware that some patients have a fear or feel uncomfortable about visiting the dentist. Our dentist in Marylebone therefore ensures that they do everything they can to put all of our patients at ease by following a caring and modern approach to our service. At our dental practice we aim to provide each of our patients with modern treatments and procedures which are minimally invasive and provide minimal discomfort. By maintaining these methods we ensure that each visit is as relaxing as possible and are always happy to discuss further requirements with our patients. We want each individual patient to feel entirely comfortable with all aspects of their time in our care.
What treatments and procedures are offered?
Please see a brief outline of each procedure and treatment offered with our dentist in Marylebone. For further information on any of those mentioned please contact our dental practice.
- Hygiene education and periodontics are two treatments that are offered by our practice. These highlight the potential flaws in your regular oral hygiene routine and support your journey to healthy teeth and gums.
- Dental implants are a modern dentistry method used to replace missing teeth. These small titanium screws support various restoration methods such as crowns, bridges and dentures. This particular procedure is popular due to the stability provided within the mouth.
- Working with highly trained specialists in the field we are able to provide dental crowns, bridges and dentures to patients who have damaged or lost a tooth or multiple teeth.
- Orthodontics is a field of dentistry used for the realignment of misaligned teeth and issues such as an overbite, crossbite or underbite. Our dental team works with patients of all ages to ensure that all possible options are discussed, whether it be the traditional metal brace or the new modern clear aligners. We aim to provide you with a treatment that will not hinder your confidence and cause very minimal discomfort if any at all.
- Along with necessary dental work we also offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, veneers and cosmetic fillings. Whilst cosmetic treatments are sometimes considered unnecessary, we at Plowman and Partners understand the importance of having confidence in your smile. Therefore we happily offer a variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures alongside the necessary medical ones.
Please note, as with all treatments and procedures any form of treatment provided is subject to being appropriate for the patient concerned.
- A high standard of dental oral hygiene is the leading preventive method to address most dental issues later in life. Therefore two services which we offer with our dentist in Marylebone are that of our highly rated hygienist service and our periodontics service. Our hygienist service will provide patients with an in depth clean which is usually recommended by our dentist in Marylebone to be on a 6 monthly basis. By attending these appointments your daily oral health routine can be monitored and we can advise you, our patient, with methods of keeping on top of it all. Alongside this is the treatment of gums which is where the periodontics appointment comes in useful. Healthy teeth and healthy gums are a massive aid to preventing potential dental problems later in life. By keeping on top of your own oral hygiene and tweaking it when advised to, future problems such as gum disease and tooth loss are often avoided.
- When tooth loss has occurred whether through an accident or due to previous dental care issues, a common modern procedure is to have small titanium screws known as dental implants applied. These small cylinder screws are placed into the jaw and promote healthy bone growth, whilst providing a stable base for tooth restoration methods such as bridges, crowns and dentures. Fears of dentures falling out or slipping about whilst eating are therefore removed. By offering a variety of services at our dentist in Marylebone we are hopefully assisting our patients to keep or gain confidence in their smile.
- As mentioned above, dental crowns and bridges are a great way to restore teeth whether it is single tooth loss or multiple teeth. When comprehensive cases of restoration are needed by our patients or a more complex case arises, we ensure that our dental team works alongside highly regarded specialists in this field. This allows us to reassure you that we are providing you with the best possible care and giving you the best methods of restoration. After all we strive to achieve our best with every individual case presented to us.
- An extremely common treatment is carried out within our orthodontics department. Braces and aligners are frequently used for cases of misalignment, overbite, underbite and crossbite. At our dental practice we use both the traditional brace method and the more modern treatment of clear aligners. Whilst the modern clear aligners are often the more preferred treatment method it is important to understand that each method is suited to different alignment cases. For this reason we offer advice on both and will create a treatment plan which is suitable for your individual case, whether it be the traditional method or more modern methods.
Are all the treatments on a necessity basis only, or is cosmetic dentistry also offered?
Whilst cosmetic treatments are sometimes considered unnecessary, we at Plowman and Partners understand the importance of having confidence in your own smile. Therefore no treatment, whether cosmetic or medical related, is considered unnecessary. Each treatment and procedure offered has the end goal of providing the patient with a healthy set of teeth and a smile that they can be confident in.
At Plowman and Partners’ dental practice we know that gaining a rapport with our patients is of the utmost importance and if we were to provide only basic general dental care and outsource other treatments we would not be providing you, our patient, with the best service we can offer. Therefore each member of our dental team has undergone further training to ensure that we are able to provide you with a number of treatment options and make certain you know the team and feel comfortable with your dentist in Marylebone.
Whilst our practice has the facilities to offer a variety of treatments, we at Plowman and Partners understand that this is not always possible for every practice. We therefore accept dental referrals and have an excellent reputation within the field of dentistry. Each of our highly qualified partners are recognised by the General Dental Council as specialists and this fact enables us to provide an excellent in-house referral service as a dentist in Marylebone. This allows swift, secure referrals to occur keeping you, the patient, feeling as comfortable with the process as possible.
How does a referral work?
Working with other dentists and their patients requires a strong ethical approach, as personal data will need to be shared between the practices. Therefore we ensure that our practice’s GDPR procedures are of the highest standards. All clinical notes, radiographs and any other relevant information will always be transferred to your own dental practice, as we at Plowman and Partners are merely providing you with a service which is not available at your own individual practice. We are not taking over your future dental care, just lending our services out to you on a temporary basis. This does not mean that we will not accept you as a patient at our dental practice, if you wanted to transfer over to us, a discussion would need to occur with your regular dental team first, as we follow a strong ethical approach to all referrals.
Sometimes unexpected complications may appear upon seeing your diagnostic tests, therefore all possible options will be discussed with your regular dentist to begin with, as it may be that they are capable of carrying out the treatment. If this is not the case then we will happily provide the required service and can also accommodate your regular dentist should they wish to attend the appointment with you, their patient.
What are the fees for treatments?
Our dentist in Marylebone understands that the cost of treatments can be at the forefront of our patients’ minds when deciding whether to go ahead. As each case is treated individually all our fees are presented as a rough guide only. We are also very aware that upfront payments are not always feasible and therefore offer a payment plan where the treatments can be paid in instalments throughout the treatment process. Please feel free to discuss this with our team so that we can work on providing you with all the possible options.
It is easy to choose our dentist in Marylebone as your go-to dental health provider. Whether you want to correct your bite, whiten your teeth or save a tooth, Plowman & Partners has the reliable services of a dentist in Marylebone that you need. Many patients only think of visiting a dental clinic in times of a dental emergency, but the routine dental care offered by a dentist in Marylebone does so much more than relieve you of the sensitivity, pain and discomfort experienced due to decayed teeth or gum infections – regular professional dental check-ups safeguard oral health and ensure that a patient keeps their aesthetically pleasing smile for life.
What can our dental practitioners do for you?
Carry out routine oral health checks
Our well-experienced dentists do more than check for cavities or identify red flags of gum disease. We have the necessary knowledge and skills to detect additional dental health concerns such as mouth cancer, mobile tooth movement, the need for orthodontic treatment and any other problem that may occur further down the line that would adversely impact oral health. Early intervention is critical to minimise the damage dental problems can cause if left untreated.
Provide comprehensive in-house dental care
Why go hunting for different dental practitioners for different dental problems when you can take care of all your dental needs at Plowman & Partners. Our team of well-abled dentists are suitably qualified to provide an array of dental treatments, from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry.
Make dental visits convenient
Having one dental clinic provide a broad spectrum of dental care often goes unappreciated, so we would like patients to consider a few related facts. One, because all treatments and procedures are offered in-house, much time is saved as there is no need to build a patient history file all over again; all relevant information and patient dental records are kept at one clinic and can be quickly accessed. Secondly, by having built a solid relationship that was nurtured over the years, patients know they can trust the care they receive at the hands of our dental team.
Ensuring your smile stays bright and healthy
In a society that has become obsessed with the selfie, the pressure placed on smiles to be everlastingly bright and beautiful has never been more extreme. As anyone with a less-than-ideal smile looking into corrective or cosmetic treatment will know, fixing smiles is an investment that extends beyond the monetary kind, so looking after one’s smile is a worthwhile objective. This is easy to do when you have the services of a friendly and caring dental practitioner to rely on.
At Plowman & Partners we are renowned for our modern approach to delivering caring and compassionate dental care. Our dental clinic is staffed by highly qualified dentists and support staff who are best placed to ensure patients receive efficacious treatment plans and that our processes are streamlined for efficiency. Our constant striving for excellence is evident in everything that we do, from communicating with our patients to the dentist-chair experience.
The best dental practitioners are distinguished by, not only delivering high-quality dental care, but also in the caring manner with which they treat their patients. Most patients know to look out for non-negotiable must-haves such as qualifications and experience when selecting a dentist in Marylebone, but equally important are other desirable qualities that contribute to exceptional patient care. Our dentist in Marylebone at Plowman & Partners’ dental clinic knows that the pleasant experience our patients receive at our dental clinic will do much to encourage a lifelong trusted dentist/patient relationship, as well as motivate a patient to take a greater interest in looking after their dental health.
What should a patient expect from a dentist in Marylebone?
To be treated as an individual
At our dental clinic each patient who walks through our doors is treated in the context of their own unique needs. We accomplish this by first and foremost, listening to you – your needs, wants and concerns are all factored into the dental care you receive. If you suffer anxieties about a dental procedure or a particular treatment, please speak to us.
Expect to be educated about your oral health
Our dental practitioners care enough to educate patients about their oral health, because we know that next to professional clinical dental care are the at-home practices patients carry out themselves. To ensure our patients hear and understand what we say, our dental practitioners will endeavour to explain dental issues, treatment plans and procedures in simple terms and in a meaningful way.
Manage patient anxieties
We do this by not only taking care of your physical pain, but also by providing a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere to soothe away your unease and apprehensions.
A dental practitioner who looks to reducing the strain on your wallet
Does the dentist suggest ways to save you money or pressurise you into unnecessary cost-heavy treatments and procedures? A trustworthy dental practitioner will work towards getting you the dental care that you need and not impose complex treatment plans when a simple one would do. For example can a small crack in enamel be filled in instead of having a crown or veneer?
A modern approach to dentistry
A dental practitioner that keeps updated with trends and techniques that help in delivering superior-quality, reliable care and promote an efficient dental care process that saves patients time and money, is a good indicator of a modern approach to dentistry. An accurate diagnosis of a dental problem provides the framework upon which an efficacious treatment plan can be based, and more often than not, having the latest available dental tools, equipment and technology supports pinpointing the precise problem.
With the caring and compassionate approach of our sympathetic dentist in Marylebone at Plowman & Partners dental clinic, dedicated to serving the dental needs of our patients, seeking dental care can be relaxing and comfortable. Our exceptional service is made distinguishable by our offer of a seamless dental care experience; there is no need to refer elsewhere, and our focused attention on meeting and exceeding patient expectations.
Let’s put a smile on your face
At Plowman & Partners, we have always been fully dedicated and committed to the safety and wellbeing of our patients. Following the most recent governmental precautionary and protective measures, our dentist in Marylebone has managed to provide those who need it with dental care – within an environment which carries health and safety to the highest possible standards.
By keeping our service open during these troubling times, our practitioners can continue to do what they do best – putting smiles on people’s faces – at a time when they are most needed.
The importance of dental hygiene
Since our dentist in Marylebone first opened its doors in 1922, our practice has always aimed to provide patients with the highest standards of private dental care.
It is our belief, here at Plowman & Partners, that education is one of the most effective ways of preventing our patients needing any unnecessary treatments, no matter what age they are. This is why we are a dentist in Marylebone who has a strict focus towards preserving our patients’ oral health through the services of our hygienist.
What does a hygienist do?
Providing tips and useful advice about brushing techniques is just one aspect of the important role that our dental hygienist plays within our practice.
They also carry out thorough investigations and examinations of patients’ teeth, to identify any signs of periodontal disease – or gum disease. If any indicators are present that a patient’s gums or teeth are in poor health, then our hygienist will recommend to the patient’s dentist in Marylebone the correct course of action to get their teeth back to full health.
Another aspect of our hygienist’s role within Plowman & Partners is carrying out professional deep-cleaning of a patient’s teeth. This is through a procedure which is known as a ‘scale and polish’ which has become increasingly popular over recent months, as it has a transformative effect on a patient’s smile and leaves their teeth in full health – which has never seemed more important.
What is a ‘scale and polish’?
A scale and polish procedure is a two-stage cleaning process which is regularly carried out by our hygienists here at Plowman & Partners. The first stage of the procedure is commonly known as the ‘scrape’ and involves our hygienist using an ultrasound scraper – amongst other tools – to remove any build-ups of tartar and plaque.
This is extremely helpful in preserving the health of your teeth, as if plaque develops in the hard-to-reach spaces between teeth then it can develop into gum disease.
After any hidden pockets and build-ups of plaque have been removed, then follows the second stage in the process. This is called the ‘polish’ and involves the dentist using a polishing tool to buffer away any excess plaque, tartar or staining. The results of this are often similar to cosmetic whitening – only it is not a purely cosmetic treatment.
Anyone who is looking to restore their teeth to full health should contact us here at Plowman & Partners, and let us see what we can do to help. We are living through troubling times, and it pays to remember to smile – and by visiting us here at Plowman & Partners we can make sure you do exactly that.