Dental Hygiene at Friars Walk Dental Practice

Dental Hygiene Direct Access
Options for patients

dental hygienistHygienists Karen & Debbie as well as our hygienist therapist Tina are a very important part of our professional team. They will provide you with excellent support on achieving good oral hygiene and mouth health through regular attendance.

We are now able to offer the following dental hygiene treatments without the need of seeing your own dentist first under Direct Access, but all patients are advised to continue their regular dental visits with their own dentist.

‘Silver Sparkle’ 30 minute appointment for £52.00

  • Initial Oral examination of soft tissue
  • Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE)
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction (OHI)
  • Full Mouth Ultrasonic Scale (FMUS)
  • Polish with Prophy Paste

‘Golden Gleam’ 45 minute appointment for £78

  • Initial Oral examination of soft tissue
  • BPE
  • OHI
  • Full Mouth Ultrasonic Scale (FMUS)
  • Polish with Prophy paste
  • Air whitening using high power powder jet

‘Platinum Perfection Polish’ Full 1 hour appointment for £100

  • Initial Oral Examination of Soft Tissue
  • BPE
  • Full mouth extensive BOP* & Periodontal recording
  • Extensive OHI, photo evidence for demo & education
  • Full Mouth Ultrasonic Scale (FMUS)
  • Polish with Prophy paste
  • Air whitening using high power powder jet
  • Aftercare advice & demonstration
  • Selection of Free Cleaning Aid samples
  • Some treatments may necessitate additional appointments.

Deposit required on booking.

* BOP – Recording of Bleed areas and pockets depth for analysis.

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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

laser dentistry
The incredible Waterlase System

Here at Friars Walk Dental Practice we like to keep right up to date with the latest in dental hi-tech and our latest acquisition is the Waterlase Tissue Laser which, to coin a phrase is quite literally at the cutting edge of technology, because in many cases it can replace the drill with a laser light.

So if you are one of those people who don’t like the sound of the dreaded dentist’s drill, ask about our Waterlase as an alternative.

But it doesn’t just stop there, the brand new Waterlase system we’ve had installed at Friars Walk Dental Practice can do amazing things for patients with advanced periodontal disease. It can actually turn back the clock and repair damage caused by the disease, with little or no pain or irritation.

The benefits of the Waterlase system are as follows:

  • Waterlase is virtually painless. Waterlase doesn’t produce any heat or vibration which are the most common causes of pain. Many procedures can be carried out without any requirement for anaesthetic (no injections).
  • With Waterlase we can work more accurately than with traditional hand pieces. Waterlase is able to remove the     hardest surfaces, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.
  • Standard drills can cause trauma including hairline cracks.
  • There is virtually no swelling or bleeding after treatment with Waterlase.
  • Since there is little or no need for anaesthetics, we can carry out much more treatment at a time, meaning less visits to the dentist.

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants The Ultimate Solution For Missing and Loose Teeth

Dental ImplantsIf you are unhappy with your existing dentures or have missing teeth, then you may wish to consider Dental Implants. Friars Walk Dental Practice offers an Implant service to help improve your teeth’s shape, by making them look both physically and cosmetically more appealing.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a form of cosmetic dentistry used to replace missing teeth for a natural look and feel. They are surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments. The procedure involves attaching the implants to the jawbone and gum tissue to become a stable base for one or more custom artificial replacement teeth, called dental crowns. In order to have dental implants, you will need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support a secure implant.


  • They look and feel like healthy, natural teeth.
  • Implants are built to last and are a great long term solution.
  • They help to restore your natural face shape and smile.
  • It will help improve your ability to eat and speak properly again.

What Will Your Dentist Do During an Implant?

  • A dental implant is usually carried out in stage parts, consisting mainly of two parts, the ‘screw or post’ acting as the root of the tooth, and the crown.
  • The first part will be surgically placing your implant to the surrounding bone.
  • The crown is then attached to the post.
  • Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

Follow On Care

After a dental implant procedure, you will be advised to only have cold drinks and to try not to eat until after the anaesthetic has worn off. Hot drinks and food should be avoided for the first day after the implant surgery.

For further information, ask the dentist about Dental Implants or speak to the receptionist by calling us on

0158 2638 908