At Field House Dental Practice, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments to get your teeth back to their former selves.
Restorative dentistry is required when teeth have been affected by disease or trauma, or to replace previous dentistry work that has failed or worn out.
Composite resin restorations
Composite resin is most commonly used to replace old and failed amalgam fillings on back teeth. It is also used to restore decayed, chipped and cracked teeth.
Composite bonding is a process where tooth coloured materials are applied to the tooth and shaped to achieve a natural appearance. Find out more about composite bonding here.
Ceramic onlays and crowns
Weak teeth will often need a ceramic onlay or crown to strengthen them. Ceramic onlays are used when a tooth has been fractured, has a large filling or a significant crack.
Ceramic crowns are used to protect and restore a broken, weakened or heavily filled tooth. It can also be used to improve the appearance of discoloured or crooked teeth.
Crowns can be colour matched to your existing teeth, giving them a natural appearance. We routinely use digital photography to ensure the best colour match possible.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared to receive the bridgework which goes from tooth to tooth.
Bridges were always considered to be the best way to replace missing teeth but dental implants have now overtaken this.
We tend not to use a bridge as a permanent solution anymore unless there is a reason why a dental implant cannot be fitted.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected and starts to destroy the nerve of the tooth. Treatment is also carried out when trauma occurs in a tooth.
Once the pulp becomes infected, it can become very painful and can’t heal by itself. A root canal treatment is carried out to clean out the infected pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth.
This is Dr Janet Ibbotts’ area of special interest and she continues to push the practice forwards with her postgraduate study in this area.
Night time bite guards
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can destroy your teeth, as well as give you headaches and jaw ache. You may not notice that you suffer from bruxism as it often happens during sleep.
However, if you do notice that you are grinding your teeth, we would recommend using a night guard to prevent any further damage from occurring.
The study of jaw joints, bites and bite related symptoms is one of Dr Chris Ibbotts areas of special interest.
Both myself and my wife came to Chris for teeth straightening after we missed out on having this done in our teens. We initially met with a couple of other local orthodontists and Chris stood out as being experienced and enthusiastic to help. I'm now very happy with the outcome and my wife (who's braces are due to be removed soon) is very happy with progress too. I also found the Fieldhouse reception team to be helpful and accommodating . Highly recommended. Thanks Chris.
I am absolutely delighted with the results. I just wish I had done it earlier in life! Thank you so much help and attention to detail throughout the whole process.
A few years ago, I had a lot of problems with my teeth. I was recommended Field House Dental Practice by a friend because they paid such good attention to her teeth, which had been in the same bad shape as mine were then. Moving to the practice was the best thing I ever did. Now my teeth are in really good condition and are cared for regularly. Recently I had a tooth fall out due to old problems (these things happen) and what excellent job they did on replacing it! The implant is fantastic and you wouldn't know it wasn't my own. Also, having spent years as a child having more fillings than I cared for, I used to be scared of going to the dentist, but the dentists - Chris and Janet Ibbot - both clearly explain what...
During a routine check-up, Chris informed me that two adjacent back teeth were showing signs of the old mercury amalgam fillings leaking into the teeth. He explained the consequences of this if left untreated, and recommended ceramic onlays as the most suitable way of saving the teeth from further deterioration and generally giving them a new lease of life. He also clearly explained the procedure including any possible snags as well as the cost, all of which I went away to consider for a few days before deciding to go ahead and booking the two quite lengthy appointments. The first to drill out the old fillings, generally prepare for the onlays and fit temporary fillings, and the second about a fortnight later to fit the onlays that had been made in a dental laboratory. I have been very satisfied with the...