Soutergate Dental Practice

Call us for an appointment: 01229 587070

Treatments - a brief summary of some of the areas of treatment we provide

General Dentistry

We are an established family practice and are able to offer all aspects of dental treatment, either in-house or where necessary, on referral.

Our aim is to make your visit an enjoyable and relaxing experience to patients of all ages using high-quality materials and utilising the latest techniques and equipment.

Cosmetic Treatments

Advances in materials and dental techniques have enabled us to create the perfect smile. We can advise you on a full range of cosmetic treatments from simple tooth whitening to the use of porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges and tooth coloured fillings. This practice is Mercury free and has done no silver mercury fillings since 1992.

Should you have any concerns regarding the appearance of your teeth please advise your dentist who will be able to explain the benefits cosmetic dentistry can offer.


A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured porcelain that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve the colour, shape or alignment. A small amount of tooth needs to be removed– just enough to prevent the veneer from looking or feeling bulky. At a 2nd visit the veneer is bonded into position.

Veneers can greatly improve your appearance, hiding imperfections and improving alignment and you lose very little natural tooth material. If the tooth is strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving the appearance of a tooth.


From a single lost tooth to a full mouth implant supported restoration, the answer is not far away. This practice refers implants to experienced/specialised implant practitioners.

Preventative Treatments

We offer many preventative treatments, including Hygienist appointments, dietary advice and analysis, fissure sealants and topical fluoride application. Our dental hygienist, Sarah, is a very important member of the team. She concentrates in the treatment and prevention of gum diseases that cause strong teeth to be lost due to the destruction of supporting tissues such as bone and gum and ligaments. She routinely cleans teeth, monitors gum condition and offers advice on oral hygiene techniques and diet.

If your dentist recommends an appointment with the hygienist it is because signs of gum problems have been diagnosed and you will benefit from the care in both active treatment and preventative advice that the hygienist can offer.

Emergency appointments

Our Practice dedicates time every day for patients with dental emergencies, so whenever possible please contact us as early as possible during normal surgery hours. This helps us to see you on the same day if necessary.

Outside normal hours, emergency contact information is on the practice answerphone.