Welcome to CTL Dental
Welcome to (CTL Dental) our Richmond dental practice, with award winning dentist Claire Lawson. We’re introducing new standards of dental care, providing a modern service that combines the best possible treatment techniques, without the usual fear, surrounding going to the dentist. This means using the most advanced methods including the latest restorative treatments, anti aging, laser dentistry treatments and Botox.
At CTL Dental we’re transforming dentistry for the better – combining the latest treatment techniques with a modern gentle approach. Our expert services are open to everyone. We go above and beyond to provide a comfortable modern practice, making life easier for you.
We have invested extensive time, effort and resources in offering you a fear free caring environment; one of our main goals is to remove the usual fear that surrounds going to a dentist ensuring our patients needs are always met.
Endodontics, the treatment carried out to save natural teeth, often referred to as root canal therapy is provided to a very high standard in our practice. CTL Dental take endodontics seriously, offering some of the best endodontic treatments available. CTL Dental welcome referrals from dentists all over the UK and abroad. We pride ourselves on our care and quality of treatment and to date have successfully saved many patient’s teeth.
Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. This can affect your jaw joint and all the muscles surrounding it. If you bite normally on your back teeth you will apply a maximum pressure of 100lbs in bruxing (grinding) you can apply up to 1000lbs ! Obviously overloaded systems break-down . Overloaded muscles hurt. Neck and shoulder muscles brace your head against the jaw muscles causing pain in them. The lower jaw being out of position causes the head posture to change, thus causing muscle spasm and this can affect body posture or balance and weight distribution problems. It is possible to realign your joints and muscles to a point of balance again by occlusal splint therapy.
Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth through a bleaching process to make them look “whiter”.
Crowns and Bridgeworks Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges for most aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Denture Design Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic removable devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Dentures are available in a choice of materials for most aesthetic considerations and cost. Dentures can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.Implants A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth, implants can only be removed by a dentist, these are available in a choice of materials for most aesthetic considerations and cost. Implants can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
Veneers In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a technician in a dental laboratory, then later bonded to the tooth, in contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
Invisible Orthodontics Most people typically associate the word “braces” with a silver wire used to straighten teeth and close spaces between teeth, this is no longer the case. The world of dentistry has progressed with materials, equipment and treatments that can make a brace virtually invisible. There are actually now more people wearing braces than 10 years ago, the only difference being that the brace is no longer as obvious.
Periodontal Treatments Periodontists are dentistry’s experts in treating periodontal disease. This disease affects the gums which are the ‘foundations to the teeth’. Claire has received several years of additional training in periodontal disease treatment using both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. Claire’s treatment audits show excellent results for the patients under her care in managing their periodontal disease.
Facial Aesthetics Anti ageing treatments for men and women. These include: Lines & wrinkles reduction, Dermal Fillers and Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). Wrinkle Reduction involves tiny injections primarily into the forehead and around the eye area to relax muscles that cause wrinkles (eg crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines). This is perhaps the most widely used cosmetic procedure in the world today. It takes only minutes and can eradicate or reduce wrinkles for up to 6 months at a time. The agent involved (Botox is a trade name of one kind) has been used very safely in medicine since the 1980s e.g. treating muscle twitching and squints.
Laser Dentistry Sounds scary right? well actually its not, a laser is produced by a condensed light resulting in a beam of energy. lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures. There are several advantages to laser dentistry, the usage of a laser reduces the need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures which allows the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can be more precise. Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies; reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities; and control bleeding during surgery.
Claire Lawson is the main dentist at our practice, Claire has a special interest in restorative dentistry, which combined with postgraduate training means Claire can provide advanced procedures even when these are complex. Claire Lawson is more than happy to complete a treatment or work with a patient’s usual dentist to ensure the best care and outcome for that individual. Patients may self refer to the practice or be referred for a complete smile makeover or specific treatment’s such as Periodontology, Endodontology, Prosthodontics, sculptra, root treatment and many more besides.
Claire has provided a Restorative Referral Service for the Alpha Dental Group and Vitality Dental Care since 2012. This has involved treating numerous advanced periodontic, endodontic and tooth wear cases for the group, that covers 10 separate locations. Claire was recruited as a ʻSpecialty Doctor in Restorative Dentistryʼ working at Newcastle Dental Hospital in 2012. This involves treating patients referred in from the whole of the North East area and requires close collaboration with the Consultant team in Newcastle. Claire treats cases that are considered too complex to be carried out in General Dental Practice from the whole spectrum of restorative dentistry.
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“Thankyou so much for looking after me… Love my Teeth!!”
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Dentist’s are governed by the GDC ( www.Gdc-uk.org), in case of complaint contact the practice in the first instance. If you remain unsatisfied with your response, you can contact the Dental Complaints Service.
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