Composite edge bonding and composite veneers What’s the difference?
A question that has been asked more frequently. At Hewett’s we like to make sure our patients and the public are up to date and fuelled with information for their treatment journey.
Over the last two years people are more aware that a ‘white filling’ is indeed composite filling material.
What is composite edge bonding?
Composite edge bonding is an excellent and modern way to either restore teeth or contour a tooth’s shape. It can be used in a cosmetic way. It is sculpted on to edges of teeth to improve the shape and refine teeth to make them appear natural. It is usually used after Invisalign to complete treatment.
What colour can I get, will it match my natural tooth?
The colour composition is checked in great articulate detail by the dentist and patient to ensure they have chosen the best match colour for each individual.
Can I whiten my teeth after composite bonding?
If whitening your teeth is something your are considering, it would be advised that you consider doing this before composite bonding. Composite is a resin material and won’t lift when whitening. Its always best to achieve your desired colour, then when you are happy you can continue to have your composite bonding completed.
What are composite Veneers?
Composite veneers are used when the resin is sculpted onto the the whole surface of the front of a tooth.
I don’t like the shape of my teeth, I don’t think I need braces, what else can I do?
Composite veneers can be used when you have abnormal tooth structure. The resin can be used to create more volume, close gaps and give an illusion of straighter teeth.
In any case, at Hewett’s we would recommend consulting your dentist. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation please follow the link below
We are honoured and pleased to say majority of the staff have received their second vaccination for Covid-19. We will continue to perform voluntary LST tests, ensuring the safety of staff and patients.
Around 45 million people have now been vaccinated across the UK and more than 10 million have now received both vaccinations.
The NHS have provided a brilliant service to the public in administering and making the process run effectively and efficiently.
Thank you from the team at Hewett’s.
Eight surgery practice
Hewett’s Dental now have to capacity to accommodate 8 working surgeries in a safe environment.
What this means for you as a patient. We have the availability to accommodate dentists, specialist’s and special interest dentist in one. Creating even more flexible appointments for our patients.
With two waiting rooms we can ensure your safety is our top priority when visiting Hewett’s. In our second waiting room you can observe crowns being designed and milled by dentist’s. Great to watch! Always feel free to ask if there is some one available on the process of the treatments.
The 8th surgery is currently being utilized by Liz our hygienist.
Did you know you can book directly to see our hygienist? Liz has worked at Hewett’s since 2014 taking exceptional care of patients. She will ensure you leave with full knowledge of maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
New video releases coming soon.
Some exciting new footage will be available to share with you soon on our website, and Instagram. We hope you enjoy them.
We hope you have all stayed well during the 3rd national lockdown. It was definitely a tough one, with dark nights and cold weather. The sun has made its appearances and other business have finally been allowed to reopen. Some sense of happiness has been restored again. We all need to remember to continue to practice social distancing as we have been for many months now effectively. Remember to support your local businesses. In Brighouse we are lucky to have a mixture of great local shops for different amenities. There are so many available, we’ve linked a few of the staff’s favourites below for simple lunch runs, coffee runs, hair appointments and more. Check them out:
Special Awareness month STRESS
There’s no denying that 1 in 2 have us has more than likely felt worries in the last 12 months. Covid alone was enough to destruct your spirit. There is a lot of research available to say why it happens, and what we can do to relieve the stress.
Here are 6 top stress busters from some of the team
Go for a run along the canal
Listen to some cheesy hits or chilled playlists on Spotify
Speaking to friends about the situations
Going for family walks with the dogs
Going to gym now there back open!
Going wild swimming amazing for the mind!
There are a lot of things that can help reduce or banish stress and anxiety, what will work for one person may not necessarily work for another. Find what works for you.
New Team Members
We have some new members of the team who have fit in amazingly in their roles.
Savannah, Zara, Hamed and Amy are trainee Dental nurses at Hewett’s. They have started their training with college and are doing an amazing job learning the new skills and preparing the surgeries. Be sure to give a warm hello when you see them.
Who to contact
We recently had some updated email changes.
If you would like to get in touch to speak about becoming a member please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to collaborate in marketing with Hewett’s please email email@example.com
Plan with Hewett’s Dental
The beginning of 2021 saw uplift in enquiries for dental membership plans.
During the end of the 1st national Lockdown, we saw more people wanting to care for their teeth. We had more time than ever to think and more time to take care of our health.
Dental treatment can’t always be planned for and can more often than not make an unexpected appearance. There’s nothing wrong with it happening, we are here to help and it can happen to anyone! Eating healthy, brushing regularly, it still happens and you can’t blame yourself.
What can be done is maintaining and planning. Routine dental appointments can help maintain your gums and teeth, just like taking your car for annual MOT.
Smile care membership plan at Hewett’s allows you to spread the cost of routine maintenance visits through the year at low and affordable prices, giving you 5-10%* off treatments required.
The monthly amount is £13.85 with a £10 joining fee for new members.
What can you expect from the plan?
o Two examination appointments with your chosen dentist per year
o Two cleans with your dentist per year
o Unlimited X-rays, this can be routine or to help diagnose treatment
o 5-10% off treatment plans excluding referrals and some cosmetic work.
Hygiene therapy plan
What can you expect from the hygiene therapy plan?
o All of the standard plan above
o Two Supportive periodontal therapy appointments with the hygienist per year (usually pay as you go £124.90 per session)
o 50% off periodontal treatment.
The hygiene plan will be recommended to you by your hygienist.
Call our care coordinators on 01464714717 for more information or if you would like to join our Smilecare membership
New Dental services at Hewett’s Dental.
At Hewett’s we strive to provide the best possible dental care to new and existing patients. We are committed to investing in the most up to date equipment, giving the best possible treatment and experience for patients and our referring dentists. With easy access from Huddersfield, Halifax and Bradford, join us and start your journey to a new smile.
Hewett’s have 8 surgeries fully equipped for all dental needs. We create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door.
We have advanced to same day dental crowns. This gives you the option to have your dental treatment completed within 1 day, reducing your visits to the clinic. This works amazingly well if you or someone you know unfortunately loses a crown or breaks a tooth, especially a front one. Provided the appointments have been booked we can fix this for you.
Crowns are made uniquely to you. A 3D scan of your teeth is produced by the dentist in your first appointment, no moulds required! After the scan the dentist uses specialist software to design, mill and Furness your crown using substantial materials to ensure your crown has a long lasting life.
This is all provided using The CEREC milling unit. The CEREC software is optimally synchronized with one another. Grinding and milling the restoration design is extremely precise, giving the restorations smooth surfaces. Even very fine fissures are very precisely prepared and the edges are very even.
We are now able to make your process even more straight forward with the in house CBCT unit. Some dental treatments including dental implants and orthodontic treatment such as; Invisalign may require you to have a larger type of X-ray done, this is known as a CBCT/OPT. Usually patients would need to visit the hospital and return the image to us. We made the decision to invest in a unit at the practice. This meant we could relieve the NHS in some way of outpatients.
We are now able to accept referrals from local Private and NHS practices in Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds and surrounding areas for CBCT/OPG scans and specialist treatments.
With an in house OPG/CBCT machine we will no longer need to refer patients to hospitals for these images, so this enables the process to be more streamlined for patients and referring dentists.
Referrals made to us may include any of the following:
Please contact our treatment coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org for more information