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Bridges

Replace one or more natural missing teeth by cementing a false tooth fused between two crowns onto the surrounding teeth. Bridges will enhance your appearance and function of your teeth. As teeth are fixed in your mouth, hence avoiding the embarrassment and problems associated with partial dentures.

Crowns

A crown can be used to restore your teeth for aesthetic or functional reasons. They can replace damaged and decayed teeth or misshapen teeth. Also we can replace stained and discoloured teeth.

Dental Treatments

We offer a wide range of dental treatments at Dr Michael Frain Ltd, with a particular emphasis on the following:

Healthy Gums, Composite Fillings and Amalgam, Root Canal Treatment, Crowns, Bridges and Veneers, Extractions, Dentures, Mouth Guards and Orthodontics (Caledonia Dental Practice only).

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Healthy Gums

Your gums are the key to a healthy smile and more...

You know the ritual, brush and floss. You know the routine, you do it every day because you want a good looking smile and fresh breath. Those patients who are diligent about this routine reap rewards much greater than just a good looking smile.

Recent research has shown there may be a correlation between an unhealthy mouth and heart disease. Further work is being carried out.

The main cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, when techniques used for brushing and flossing are not carried out effectively. This poor hygiene allows plaque to build up along the gum line. It sticks to the tooth surface and can inflame the gums, a condition called `gingivitis’.

Blood on the toothbrush or dental floss is one of the earliest signs of gingivitis.

Sleepwell

Simple snoring is the noise resulting from a partial closure of the airway during sleep. It is estimated that over 45% of the population snores, leading to disrupted sleep for the sufferer – and their bed partner.

Ranging from 50-100 decibels, the equivalent of a pneumatic drill, snoring can lead to relationship issues, daytime sleepiness, increased stress and depression if left untreated. Less often, snoring can also take place as part of a more serious condition, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which is potentially a life-threatening condition.

Patients suffering from snoring often go untreated, as they are too embarrassed to seek help for their problem. Those that do try to get help often consult their GP for a solution, where certain lifestyle changes may be suggested including, weight loss, different sleeping positions, staying well hydrated and avoiding alcohol.

What many patients are unaware of is that dentists can provide a clinically proven solution to treat their snoring with a Mandibular Advancement Splint. The Sleepwell MAS is the most clinically proven for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate OSA.

Dr Artur Witka at our Clyde House Practice in Swindon, has been trained to offer Sleepwell treatment. E-mail today at clyderec@drmfrain.co.uk to book your consultation.

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Bruxism Treatment

A common problem, bruxism (the clenching and grinding of teeth) is thought to affect over 80% of the population at some stage in their life.

Left untreated, it can cause numerous side effects for the sufferer, including: headaches, migraines, stiff neck and jaw, earache, poor sleep quality, and tooth wear. Apart from the damage to the teeth, there is nothing about the above that would suggest that bruxism is the cause. This is often the source of the problem, as too many sufferers are unaware of the true reason for their symptoms-seeking ineffective treatments from their GP instead.

There are plenty of treatments available for those suffering with bruxism-the most common of which is the occlusal splint. Occlusal splints function as a separation between the two arches of the teeth, preventing contact and inhibiting the ability to clench or grind. The SCI splint (Sleep Clench Inhibitor) does just this and is approved for the treatment of headaches and medically diagnosed migraines. 

Made of a durable plastic, the SCI is designed to sit over your lower front teeth, acting as a barrier for your upper arch. They are custom-made to your specific actions and can even be fitted during your second appointment.

Dr Artur Witka at our Clyde House Practice in Swindon is trained to supply SCI occlusal splints. E-mail at clyderec@drmfrain.co.uk to book a consultation and to find out more information.

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NHS Dental Charges

We accept payments by debit or credit cards but sorry we don’t accept, cash, cheques or American express!

If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:

From 24th April 2023:

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Band 1 course of treatment

This covers an examination, diagnosis, advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one band 1 charge.

£25.80

Band 2 course of treatment

This covers everything listed in band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

£70.70

Band 3 course of treatment

This covers everything listed in bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

£306.80

Our Practices

Bristol

BS9 2DF | Tel: 01179 688882

Calne

SN11 0JH | Tel: 01249 821113

Chippenham: Caledonia

SN14 6GT | Tel: 01249 655812

Chippenham: Hathaway

SN14 6GT | Tel: 01249 445873

Melksham

SN12 7NS | Tel: 01225 791710

Swindon

SN1 4AY | Tel: 01793 611181