Duffield Road Dental Care is a private and NHS dental clinic based in Derby in the heart of the East Midlands. My name is Dr. Conor Donegan and I work with a very experienced dental team to offer you a full range of general dental services - including examinations, diagnosis advice and planning of treatment, preventative care, periodontal (gum disease) treatment – as well as cosmetic and specialist dental services.
Dental implants are as close as it gets to the real thing and provides many unique dental-health and aesthetic benefits. Our expert team at Duffield Road Dental Care is here to provide the very best dental implant treatment experience from assessment and planning all the way through to ongoing care and maintenance.
We’ve detailed the different steps of the dental implant treatment process below. The steps are a general guideline as the procedure can vary depending on your individual needs and current dental health. You can be certain that we’ll talk your bespoke treatment plan through in detail with timings and prices so that you can make a fully informed decision.
I am registered as a Specialist in Periodontics with the General Dental Council and have spent much of my career in this field, working with thousands of patients to improve the health of their gums. I accept referrals from other dentists and individual self-referrals for the treatment of all aspects of gum disease.
Periodontitis, or 'gum disease', is one of the most common diseases in the world. In the UK, one in four people over the age of 40 have experienced or currently have gum disease, which is mainly caused by bacteria that form plaque on the inside of the mouth.
Smokers are seven times more likely to experience gum disease than non-smokers, but it can also be hereditary. Medical conditions, such as diabetes, can reduce the ability of tissues to heal, which means that advanced gum disease is more common in diabetics.
Left untreated, gum disease can cause your gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily when you brush your teeth. Eventually, it can result in receding gums and tooth loss.
The shade of our teeth varies naturally from person to person, and can further discolor as we grow older or because of lifestyle factors such as smoking or diet. Many of my patients tell me that they feel self-conscious and unhappy with their teeth, while studies show that a confident smile is a major factor in enhancing your quality of life.
It's little wonder that tooth whitening is so popular. It offers one of the most affordable and effective ways to makeover your smile. As well as being painless, it can deliver rapid results and give you a fantastic confidence boost as you show off your whiter, younger-looking teeth.
Home tooth whitening is achieved by applying bleaching gel to your teeth using a device similar to a sporting gum shield. Oxygen from the active ingredients within the bleaching agent permeates the enamel surface of the tooth and painlessly works to remove stains without damaging the surrounding structure. Home tooth whitening is a cost-effective treatment option that can deliver excellent results within several weeks.