Dutch Barton Dental Is The Second Practice In The Country To Introduce 3D Printing Technology

Our investment in digital technology allows us to support our philosophy of ‘Do it once and do it properly‘. We have invested in the latest digital technology because it’s better for our patients; it’s more comfortable, convenient & gives a better end result. 

The most recent addition is the DMG 3Demax Printer. A high-speed 3D printer that can be used for a wide range of applications using digital light processing (DLP) technology.

What is 3D Printing?

The term 3D printing is used to describe a printing process where a machine builds objects one layer at a time, adding multiple layers to form an object.

Within dentistry these layers are typically made of special types of resin depending on the treatment the piece is needed for. 

The pieces are then washed and cured in seperate machines to finalise the medical product.

How Are Digital Dentistry Pieces Made?

First we will take a digital impression of your teeth. This is a 3D scan that allows us to customise your treatment to get the best results for you. We then take this image and design your treatment piece ourselves using a computer. Once the design is complete it is then fed into the DMG 3Demax Printer and it prints it for us.

Once the printing process has finished, we then put the piece into the DMG 3Dewash unit for a precise clean of the object. This machine runs on programs tailored to the specific material used to ensure the desired result.

Finally, the piece is placed into the DMG 3Decure that makes sure the final result is in line with the product specifications of a medical device. 

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What 3D Printing Treatments Are Available?

At Dutch Barton we have a range of 3D printing treatments available in our practice. We can print the following:

Night Guards / Bite Guards

A well fitting guard can shift the jaw and teeth into the correct position. This can help with pain, jaw tension and headaches.

By taking a digital impression to print, it provides an accurate and custom guard that will fit your teeth perfectly and eliminates the need for physical impressions.

Whitening Trays 

Our Teeth Whitening treatment allows you to conduct the whitening process at your convenience at home. 

We will 3D print your whitening tray after taking a digital impression and provide you with your custom trays. We will then give you a tutorial on how to fill the trays with the whitening solution and decide a treatment plan. 

Surgical Guides 

A surgical guide helps dentists place your dental implants properly and in the right locations. 

3D printing surgical guides provides a highly precise process for an exact fit of the surgical guide – this helps to provide the most accurate results.

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At Dutch Barton Dental, we go above and beyond to ensure our patients receive a professional, high quality and friendly dental service. It doesn’t matter if you are coming in for a simple check up or to have a complex treatment carried out, you can relax knowing that you will receive an unmatched service.
To find out more about any of our digital technology services, get in touch with the Dutchbarton Dental team. We are always happy to help.

What are dental implants? Everything you need to know

Dental implants are a fantastic way to alter your smile and permanently replace any missing teeth you may have lost. Not only can missing teeth can be embarrassing, but they can also affect your eating habits and overall confidence. Dental implants are a long-term solution to missing teeth and can be implanted and mostly forgotten about, allowing you the freedom to live your life without worry. 

What is a dental implant?

To put it simply a dental implant is a screw that is placed in your jawbone and attached to a prosthetic tooth. The dental implant replaces the damaged or missing tooth root therefore firmly holding the replacement tooth in place.

There are a multitude of ways to apply a dental implant, ranging from single tooth replacement methods to multiple missing teeth replacements and even permanent dentures. Although this procedure may sound scary, your dentist will talk you through the process and your treatment will usually take place under local anaesthetic, meaning you won’t feel any pain. 

Are dental implants better than dentures?

Dental implants are permanent, meaning that many find that the issues they have with dentures don’t carry across to their permanent tooth replacement. Although dentures fitted by a reputable dentist will naturally adhere to the roof of your mouth, in rare cases you may find that they fall out or rub against your mouth and gums, causing discomfort.

Dentures can be considered a cost-effective option due to the initial payment being considerably less than that of dental implants. However, due to the nature of dental implants, they require fewer visits to the dentist and can be considered more cost-effective overall.

Dentist James MacDonald consulting a female patient

How much do dental implants cost? 

Generally, the cost of a single dental implant is around £2,400. Although this may seem expensive, as we mentioned previously, they require fewer visits to the dentist overall.

The exact cost of dental implants will vary depending on the number of teeth you are missing and if any other procedures need to take place before your surgery. Booking a consultation beforehand will help you understand the costs and procedure and assist your dentist in knowing what you are hoping to achieve. 

What are dental implants made of?

Dental implants are usually made from one of two materials, zirconia or titanium. Titanium dental implants are the most common. However, a small percentage of people may be allergic to titanium, in which case zirconia will be recommended.

Titanium implants are made with two pieces. The first is the implant screw, and the second is the abutment, which is attached to the screw. The replacement ‘tooth’ is usually made of acrylic and is hard enough to suitably replace any missing teeth.

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What are the different types of dental implants I can get?

There are a variety of different types of dental implants, and the kind you get will vary depending on the number of teeth you are missing and the health of your jaw. If you are missing a single tooth or a few teeth around your mouth, then a standard dental implant is recommended. This is where a single implant is placed into your jawbone to blend in with the rest of your teeth.

If you are missing several teeth in a row then an implant retained denture or full arch implants may be a good option for you. An implant-retained denture is much like a denture but permanently attached to your jaw so that it will not move around or cause discomfort. 

Why should I trust Dutch Barton for dental implants?

The safety, wellbeing and comfort of our patients is of the utmost importance to us. Our fantastic and professional team has a wealth of experience and knowledge and use modern techniques and technology to provide you with the best service every time.

Many of our patients find that their confidence improved significantly after their dental implant treatment. John, our dental implant patient, was a long-term denture wearer before he was convinced to go ahead with his dental implant. John now says that his smile has been restored to that of his youth and that he feels a renewed confidence when eating and speaking to others. You can read more about John’s story here.If you’re ready to transform the look of your smile and feel confident once again, there’s no one better to trust than Dutch Barton. If you’re looking to replace a missing tooth, or just want to chat about your options, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Is A Tooth Bridge Suitable For Me?

There are a lot of dental treatments available at Dutchbarton Dental, which means there is something for everyone and every smile. If you are one of the many people who are missing a tooth, we can correct this using a dental implant called a tooth bridge. Regardless of whether you lost a tooth or you had it professionally extracted, a tooth bridge can be a huge benefit.

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How Does a Tooth Bridge Work?

If you have a single missing tooth, a tooth bridge could be a suitable solution. A tooth bridge works by bridging the gap left by the missing tooth and holding a false tooth in its place, effectively disguising the fact that there was ever a tooth missing.

Using a strong adhesive, either side of the bridge is attached to your natural teeth, and these act as supports. The tooth bridge holds a false tooth in between the neighboring teeth, creating the appearance of a full set of beautiful teeth. Once you have had a tooth bridge fitted, you won’t be able to tell there was ever a missing tooth there.

Using a strong adhesive, either side of the bridge is attached to your natural teeth, and these act as supports. The tooth bridge holds a false tooth in between the neighboring teeth, creating the appearance of a full set of beautiful teeth. Once you have had a tooth bridge fitted, you won’t be able to tell there was ever a missing tooth there.

The tooth bridge is created in a way that makes it look and feel natural, meaning it won’t be detectable to anyone else. We understand how important it is for the false tooth to blend in with your natural teeth, which is why we use the latest technology to ensure they match. This involves colour matching the tooth bridge and false tooth to your existing teeth. 

After treatment, you will be left with a full set of teeth and no one will know you had any dental work carried out. There is no need to worry about the bridge or tooth standing out, as we ensure everything fits seamlessly.

Tooth Bridge Treatment at Dutchbarton Dental

At Dutchbarton Dental, we go above and beyond to ensure our patients receive a professional, high quality and friendly dental service. It doesn’t matter if you are coming in for a simple check up or to have a complex treatment carried out, you can relax knowing that you will receive an unmatched service.

If you are missing a single tooth and would like an implant to correct it, let our dental professionals know. To find out more about any of our services, get in touch with the Dutchbarton Dental team. We are always happy to help. 

Dental Specialist Paul Begley consulting a patient

5 Dental Treatments You Need To Know About

If you know anything about the dental world, you will know that there are a whole host of treatments available. There are treatments aimed at solving a problem, such as gum disease or a painful tooth, and there are cosmetic treatments aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth. A lot of people focus on standard dental checkups, and though these are an important part of taking care of your teeth, there are a range of other dental treatments available to you. We have listed five of our key dental treatments below.

5 Key Dental Treatments at Dutch Barton Dental

  • Teeth Whitening – There is no denying the popularity of teeth whitening and it’s easy to see why. Teeth whitening is a simple and convenient way to ensure teeth are looking their best. The end result is a brighter and whiter smile.
  • Veneers – Veneers are a popular dental treatment for patients who are unhappy with the way their teeth look. They are used to improve the symmetry and overall look of your teeth. Veneers can be used to hide discolouration, stains, gaps and damage.
  • White Fillings – Fillings are used to fill cavities and are one of the most common dental treatments out there. However, standard fillings are often noticeable when you talk. This is why we offer white fillings that blend in with your natural teeth and usually go unnoticed.
  • Dental Crowns – dental crown is the ideal way to hide a broken or damaged tooth. Crowns are commonly used as a way to preserve and strengthen teeth that have been damaged by decay or because of a fracture. They are designed to blend in with your teeth, creating a natural looking ‘cap’ that will last a long time.
  • Clear Aligners – At Dutch Barton Dental, we offer SureSmile Aligners for adults. These are designed to straighten your teeth, slowly moving them into the ideal position. SureSmile Aligners are clear, comfortable, discrete and close to being invisible. 

Professional Dental Treatments

At Dutch Barton Dental, we offer a wide range of dental treatments to our patients. We understand that everyone has slightly different dental needs and requirements, and we do everything we can to provide a full dental service. To find out more about any of our dental treatments or to make an appointment, get in touch with the Dutch Barton Dental team.

Why The Hygienist Should Form Part Of Your Dental Care Routine

Everyone knows how important it is to have regular dental checkups, but many people overlook the importance of a trip to the dental hygienist. The main concern of a dental hygienist is cleaning and preventative oral care, such as thoroughly cleaning teeth and monitoring gum health to prevent problems further down the line. Regular visits to a dental hygienist can present an array of things, including gum disease and tooth decay.

The Benefits of Visiting a Dental Hygienist

If you are on the fence about booking a dental hygienist appointment, it’s time to think about the benefits that come with doing so. There are a number of reasons as to why you should visit the hygienist, all of which help with caring for your teeth and gums on a long term basis. Rather than relying solely on standard dental appointments and checkups, you can go above and beyond to look after your teeth. Our experienced hygienists are a key part of long term dental health, and they do more than a simple cleaning.

Our dental hygienists will clean, scale and polish your teeth. This will leave them looking their best, as well as resulting in them feeling cleaner and fresher for longer. As well as cleaning your teeth and taking a good look at your gums, the Dutch Barton Dental hygienists offer professional help and knowledgeable advice. This could include guiding you towards better brushing techniques, general dietary advice to boost oral health and referring you to a dentist for further treatment if required. They will even monitor your gym health and keep an eye on any potential issues, ensuring they are treated, which can prevent decay and gum disease.

The Hygienists at Dutch Barton Dental

At Dutch Barton Dental, we encourage our patients to see the hygienist as part of their dental care routine. A lot of people underestimate the importance of visiting the hygienist, even though it can make a huge difference to oral health and hygiene. We offer professional and comfortable dental hygiene services, all of which you can book as part of your existing dental care routine. By combining the hygienist with your current dental routine keeps things simple and straightforward. To find out more about seeing the hygienist at Dutch Barton Dental, get in touch with our helpful team.

Everything You Need To Know About Whitening Your Teeth Safely

Teeth whitening is a popular way for people to remove stains and brighten their smiles. To achieve a whiter smile, there are lots of teeth whitening solutions on the market from whitening toothpastes and charcoal scrubs to DIY at home teeth whitening kits. With such a variety of products and solutions out there, it’s hard to know which is the best and safest option for you. We are here to provide you with everything you need to know about whitening your teeth safely and effectively.

What Is The Best Way To Whiten Teeth?

Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and therefore should be conducted by a professional dentist. Considering the importance of looking after teeth, teeth whitening should be completed in the correct way and going about it yourself can impose risks.

What Happens When You Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching your teeth to remove the appearance of stains and discoloration, leaving a brighter shade as a result. The treatment we provide uses a tray-based solution that can be conveniently used at home. Following a dental examination, specific moulded trays are created and the whitening solution is then provided. We find that most patients see results after the first two weeks and the whitening results can last up to three years.

Whitening Teeth With Airflow Tooth Polishing

At Dutch Barton, we also offer a teeth whitening treatment with the use of Airflow technology. The Airflow solution is less time intensive without the need for anything to be done at home in your own time.

Carried out by our hygienists, your teeth are meticulously cleaned using jet streams of water and air combined with fine cleaning powder particles, giving a superior result. This process improves and brightens the appearance of teeth, removes bad breath and leaves your teeth feeling completely clean.

The Risks of Not Using Dentist Approved Teeth Whitening Solutions

There are numerous solutions that claim to be teeth whitening and are often a more attractive option with a lower price tag. However, teeth whitening is a professional solution and if not carried out properly can entail a number of risks.

The moulds included in at home whitening kits won’t be tailored to your teeth meaning they won’t fit correctly and will leave gaps between your teeth, gums and the mould itself. This then allows the bleaching solution which whitens teeth to seep out and irritate the mouth, at times causing blistering.

In addition to this, you may find that beauty salons offer teeth whitening solutions although this is in fact illegal. Professional teeth whitening must be carried out by trained staff with dental qualifications.

Whiten Your Teeth With Confidence at Dutch Barton

At Dutch Barton, we have a wealth of experience helping our patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of in a safe and professional manner. We offer two solutions: teeth whitening moulds to use at home & Airflow Tooth Polishing here at the practice, both of which are highly effective and have benefits of their own. If you are interested in achieving a whiter smile, speak to one of our helpful team about which treatment will suit you best.

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To book your whitening treatment with us over the phone on 01225 862377 or click here to make a booking request.

Christmas Update

A very happy and healthy Christmas to all our patients at
The Dutch Barton Dental Practice

After an unprecedented and challenging year for so many of us, we would like to thank all of our patients at The Dutch Barton Dental Practice for their patience and understanding during the continuing pandemic. 

Our fantastic dental team has worked extremely hard so we could re-open our doors once we were allowed to and were happy to help so many patients who travelled to see us, who were unable access dental care elsewhere.

During December we enjoyed decorating the practice for what will be a different Christmas for so many of us this year. If you would like to see some of our festive pictures and see more of what Simon, James and the team are up to, you can follow us on our socials on Facebook @DutchBartonDentalPractice and Instagram @DutchBartonDentalPractice. Here you’ll also find out more about our treatments, hear our patient’s experiences of the various treatments we offer, and learn more about our team.

Don’t miss out on our special Christmas offer!

As a thank you to all our patients we have a very special offer for you this Christmas! We are offering

25% Off Home Whitening

We continue to remain open

The practice continues to remain open throughout these difficult times, so please continue to book your appointments with us over the phone on 01225 862377 or click here to make a booking request.

Watch this space!

We have some exciting developments for the practice next year and we look forward to sharing those with you.  In the meantime, we would like to wish all of our patients and neighbours in Bradford on Avon a very a happy and healthy Christmas and a very happy 2021.

Merry Christmas from Dutch Barton Dental

Keeping you safe with the world’s most powerful non-toxic sanitiser!

Disinfection and decontamination using Hypochlorous Acid

The health and safety of our patients and staff is paramount, and as a patient it is important to feel safe when entering a surgery. Dental practices have very specific decontamination and infection control procedure that they all have to adhere to. These are a legal requirement and the methods and protocols performed on a daily basis enable the Dutch Barton Dental Practice to help keep patients and staff members safe from cross-infection. These include:

  • Autoclaves to sterlise instruments using high-pressure steam – this process is digitally logged and individually checked.
  • Pre-sterilised bagged instruments for some single use procedures.
  • The provision of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff and patients for every procedure.
  • Thorough disinfection (before and after each appointment) of all surfaces that dental team members and patients are in contact with.
  • Regular auditing of all disinfection and decontamination procedures.

How we use Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) to keep you safe

In order to provide the safest environment for our patients and staff, we use hypochlorous acid throughout the practice. This is a weak acid, similar to that of a mild citrus juice, that is made naturally by white blood cells in all mammals for healing and protection. It acts as a powerful oxidant that is effective at killing bacteria, fungi and viruses – it is 100 times more efficient at killing microbial pathogens than sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach).

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) can be produced by electrolysis – a process of passing electricity through a solution of water and table salt, or by using tablets that are dissolved in different volumes of water to produce the acid at a specific concentration. It is widely used in healthcare settings either as a safe but potent disinfectant, or at lower concentrations for safe use on skin, eyes, nasal cavities and as a mouth-rinse. As a non-toxic and non-hazardous product, it kills pathogens rapidly and safely.

At the Dutch Barton Dental Practice it is used for surface disinfection before and after every patient. In addition, it is now used regularly as a fogging agent throughout the practice for maximum disinfection effect, and as a non-toxic mouth-rinse before and after all treatments.

Recommended by the World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists hypochlorous acid as a “critical commodity for the purpose of PPE for health care facilities” throughout the world.

“HOCl eradicates all bacteria, mycobacteria, spores (which can lie dormant for 1000’s of years), fungi, viruses; even the tough Clostridium Difficile in 15 seconds.”


Supporting the HOCl Trust

We are delighted to offer our support to the HOCl Trust – this is a not-for-profit charity that promotes the use of hypochlorous acid as an essential PPE resource, and does fantastic work highlighting its effectiveness and providing information and advice to those using it.

Staying Safe With The Team At Dutch Barton Dental

At Dutch Barton Dental, we are taking the safety of our staff and customers seriously. This is why we have put a range of COVID measures and safety processes in place, all of which have been carefully implemented to ensure a visit to Dutch Barton Dental is safe and as enjoyable as possible. 

COVID Measures and Staying Safe at Dutch Barton Dental

  • Telephone Calls Before Appointments – Before you attend an appointment at Dutch Barton Dental, you will receive a telephone call from one of our dental professionals. During this call, your treatment needs will be assessed and you will be asked to give information about any COVID-19 symptoms you may be experiencing. We will ask for up to date information on any symptoms before confirming appointments. 
  • Staggering Appointment Times – In order to limit the number of other patients you come into contact with, we are staggering appointment times. To help us with this, we ask that you arrive no more than five minutes before your appointment as waiting is limited. By reducing the number of patients waiting at any one time, we are reducing the chances of germs spreading from one person to another.
  • Taking Temperatures and Infection Control – When you arrive at Dutch Barton Dental, a member of staff will take your temperature and you will be asked to follow all infection control procedures. This means using hand sanitising gel and wearing a face mask when possible. 
  • Additional PPE and Cleaning – During treatment, our dental professionals will be wearing additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep everyone safe. Also, we will be adhering to strict and thorough cleaning processes between patients. This means you can enter the room, knowing all equipment and surfaces are clean and ready for use. 
  • Video Consultations – To limit the number of people coming into Dutch Barton Dental, we are offering video consultations for follow up appointments. You will not need to come to us more than is absolutely necessary. 

Though we have a wide range of additional COVID measures and safety precautions in place, you can still expect the same high standard of care when you visit Dutch Barton Dental. We are doing everything we can to ensure your time at Dutch Barton Dental is welcoming, friendly and straightforward. If you have any questions, let us know by getting in touch with our helpful team.

We’re now open for our patients

We’re delighted to finally be able to open our doors to our patients. For now, we need to prioritise our emergency and patients who are in pain.

You may see some changes when it’s time for your next appointment, which will help protect both you and our staff. We will of course be in touch with you very soon to organise your next appointment with us.

Unfortunately, we can only accept patients who have an appointment and for now; we can’t accept patients walking in to make an appointment – all to keep you and our staff safe and well.

For more on what to expect, please see this infographic below.

Should you need us, please get in touch on 01225 862 377 or contact us via our website.

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