How we do things differently

Here at Cote Royd Dental Care we believe in different approaches to achieve the same great results, all with a holistic approach and supported allopathic, or conventional, dental techniques. As we do things differently, it is possible that you may not be aware of some of the techniques we utilise, so have produced this brief guide to help you.

Ozone Therapy 

How does it work?

Unlike traditional medication, Ozone therapy is actually just stimulating the body to work better on its own. This is called self-regulation or homeostasis and essentially works through a very small amount of an oxidant molecule being introduced into the body, stimulating an antioxidant response.

Increases metabolic/oxygen efficiency.

Oxygen efficiency is important for creating and utilising energy and is especially important for helping you to feel the way you do or to improve your health. More specifically, it assists positive healing outcomes as the body has the key nutrient to do so. 


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Improves blood flow.

During illness or poor nutrition, our blood flow can decrease, which in turn can cause health complications. Ozone therapy can actually improve the blood flow, meaning that we're also improving the ability to  deliver nutrients in tissues that need it for healing. 

Balances the immune system.

Balancing the immune system (immune modulation) is different from boosting the immune system, which is where you're activating your immune system without a specific goal. Modulation helps to balance out both an overperforming immune system, like those associated with autoimmune disorders, or a hyperactive immune system, which can start to attack the body – and so helping to bring any reactions down. At the same time, an underperforming immune system can also benefit from Ozone therapy by helping to raise it, helping the immune system to balance itself, not necessarily forcing it to go one way or the other.

Metal-free dentistry 

We like to keep things as natural as possible, which is why we never place metals into your mouth unless you specifically ask for it. What’s more, we can even remove any metal that you have in your mouth and replace with a biocompatible material.

Metal Free Crown & Bridge Work

Metal free, all-ceramic crowns and bridges made of zirconia or other similar materials are excellent for biological, aesthetic, long-term implants options to restore teeth. Not only are they very biocompatible but they also have an extremely natural appearance.  Every ceramic crown or bridge is unique, and is manufactured with skill and precision, using advanced technology and care, ensuring a natural appearance. The high-performance zirconia can be used to create extremely stable crowns and bridges that are even suitable for the posterior, or back, region of your mouth which is subject to extreme stress. 

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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Technique

All dental amalgam restorations contain approximately 50% mercury, a material that we do not like to use at Cote Royd. Our focus is to keep everything as natural as possible and we have developed methods and techniques to ensure that we can remove any mercury amalgam fillings safely. Not only that, we will restore these teeth with biocompatible alternatives to ensure your mouth is as biologically natural as possible. 

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) - 3D X-ray

Whereas typical dental X-rays focus on a small area to produce flat, 2D image, CBCT scan images enable a more complete and accurate 3D images - allowing more effective treatments. 

Cone Beam CT 3D scans can be used in multiple situations and offers benefits to you as a patient in multiple areas:

Dental Implants

The high quality of CBCT scans allows you to more accurately plan and place dental implants - from initial stages of diagnosis through to treatment with surgical stents and post-operative examinations for a predictable, successful outcome.

Orthodontics

CBCT in orthodontics provides clear and accurate images for dental brace placement. Orthodontic CBCT provides accurate tooth relationships and assessment of dental asymmetry.

Impacted Teeth

A CBCT scan can highlighted whether a patient has impacted teeth and accurately determine their precise position in relation to adjacent teeth and associated roots, and proximity to important structures such as nerve canals and sinus walls so that teeth can be removed gently and allow for optimum healing.


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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint scan is not only cost-effective but allows complete TMJ analysis and diagnosis of multiple TMJ conditions, providing clear images of joint spacing and any dysfunction of the joints and surrounding structures. 

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) - Advanced Healing 

PRGF is a recent technology that is transforming the patient experience in dentistry because it speeds up healing and transforms the way we carry out treatment. 

Thinking about the recovery time following a procedure can deter patients from dental treatments they stand to benefit from for fear that they won’t be able to eat or will be uncomfortable. 

However, the PRGF advanced healing means that treatment can be undertaken with minimal disruption to your normal routine, and it offers greater comfort post-treatment. 

PRGF works by taking a small amount of blood from your arm and placing it in a centrifuge-spinning device to isolate a type of protein from the sample. These proteins are used by our bodies in tissue healing, encouraging regeneration. 

By applying this protein to the area of treatment or surgery, patients are able to accelerate their own natural healing process, we enhance the release of plasma rich factors and stem cells by activating the sample with Ozone gas prior to placement.  

It’s a procedure that helps the body in a non-chemical, non-invasive way and has already been used widely across Europe. 

Advantages include;  

  • Decreased inflammation and pain 
  • Reduced recovery period, with some patients returning to work the next day 
  • Totally safe and biocompatible 
  • Increased bone production and density 
  • Reduced chance of secondary infection

Sleep Disordered Breathing (Upper Airway Resistance to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea). From Birth - Adulthood  

From Birth:

Even as a dental practice, we focus a lot on talking about breastfeeding for a reason. It is the beginning of development of a baby's dental arch and therefore airway size. Promoting optimal development from an early age is ideal when it is possible. Equally important is screening for a tongue tie or lip tie which will inhibit the bone growth of the jaws, as the full range of movement of the lips or tongue during feeding won’t be actioned; therefore, less pressure will be placed on the palate to help form the dental arch and airway. We encourage successful breastfeeding from birth and can help newborns who have been diagnosed with difficulties in breastfeeding due to tongue tie. 

Through Childhood to Adulthood: 

Sleep disordered breathing is partial or complete cessation of breathing throughout the night. At the root of it, sleep disordered breathing leads to a lack of oxygen to the brain and body in both shorter and longer bursts (known as an apnoea). Snoring on the other hand occurs when the flow of air from the mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues of the airway vibrate. Improvement of tongue posture and lip seal (myofunctional exercises) will help in preventing snoring and improve airway flow, allowing better absorption of oxygen. 


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Signs and symptoms of childhood sleep disordered breathing:

• Snoring
• Have loud breathing when asleep
• Have nasal congestion
• Mouth breathing
• Bed wetting
• Night terrors
• Teeth grinding
• Restless sleeper
• Excessively sleepy
• Pause in breathing during sleep
• Behavioural issues
• Hyperactive or inattentive

If your child experiences any of these signs or symptoms, we can help to check them over at our clinic. Some of these symptoms can also be present in adulthood as well, so if you are concerned about your own susceptibility, we can also help you as an adult.  If we suspect you or your child are at risk of sleep apnoea we can help with a referral to a suitably qualified practitioner for a full diagnosis. 

What do we do about it at our clinic?
Our unique evaluation at our biological consultation helps us and you understand if you are at high risk of sleep disordered breathing. This includes posture photos, muscle testing, cranio-facial development analysis and X-ray airway collapsibility evaluation. 
The treatment will be completely unique for the individual, their age and symptoms
If we pick up a potential diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea we work with your local sleep clinic and your sleep doctor to come up with the most tailored sleep and dental programme for the medical condition. 

Biodentine

Biodentine is arguably the most biocompatible and bioactive and actively promotes pulp (nerve) healing as well as remineralisation of dentine (majority of your natural tooth structure).

Biodentine can be used therefore wherever dentine is damaged both in the crown and in the root and particularly where this damage is threatening to the health of the nerve and vitality of the tooth.

Biodentine forms natural ‘micro-mechanical attachments’ into the dentine giving an excellent seal, allowing only minimal tooth preparation and helping to eliminate sensitivity that can be experienced after conventional treatment.

The final Biodentine restoration is highly comparable to human dentine showing similar mechanical properties and behaviour. 

If a cavity in a tooth is very deep & close to the nerve, the nerve will likely be affected by the decay, treatment to restore it and may react becoming sensitive and painful and sometimes ultimately will die off requiring either a root filling or extraction of the tooth


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Because Biodentine promotes natural healing of the nerve by stimulating it to lay down a protective layer of natural dentine without irritating the nerve in any way, it increases the likelihood that the nerve will recover and survive in the longer term. (This has even been shown to be the case where the nerve has been significantly damaged). 

Biodentine will need to be covered with a permanent restoration, such as a white filling, either immediately or left as a “temporary” base for up to 6 months, and then permanently restored at the second visit. The latter usually only being done when the nerve is badly affected, to ensure that it has settled prior to permanent restoration.

We combine these already excellent material properties with the healing capability of Ozone therapy to increase the survival chances of the tooth even further. 

LASERs in Dentistry
At Cote Royd Dental Practice we are ambassadors for the use of LASERs in dentistry. The versatility of LASERs means that they are integrated into all areas of our biological treatments. 
Here are just some of the many uses of lasers in dentistry:
Orofacial pain
Sensitivity
Bacterial Reduction
Enhanced Healing
Gum Recontouring
Reduced Pain Restorations

The practice & team

Our personal approach to dentistry is focused on service and founded in expertise. Our patients want to know that they are seeing an experienced dentist, and will be treated in a calm, welcoming environment, supported by modern technologies; we are proud to be able to provide this.

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