Why choose us?

At Amsel and Wilkins Dental Practice, our passion is our patients’ experience. We welcome patients of all ages and dental needs. We are a modern family dental surgery based in Banbury, Oxfordshire. You will be greeted with a warm and welcoming smile from our friendly team of professionals, eager to help and support you at every stage of your dental journey. The practice has been established for over 40 years and offers a full range of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

invisalign-In-BanburyThe Amsel and Wilkins team comprises six dentists, including practice partners Piers Neville, John Adams and Nigel Braine-Hartnell. We also have four hygienists, one dental therapist and a plethora of dental care nurses and reception staff. Every one of our staff are committed to providing you with the highest quality of dentistry. We use the latest technology and techniques for your Invisalign treatment. Whatever you need, your comfort and wellbeing are paramount at Amsel and Wilkins.

We take the time to get to know each one of our patients. We listen to you to understand what really matters to you about your Invisalign treatment. After your initial consultation, your dental professional will discuss any questions you have about your Invisalign in Banbury treatment, helping you at every possible stage to ensure your dream result.

Our dentists

One of our practice partners is John Adams. He qualified from Dundee University in 1983 and started working at Amsel and Wilkins in 1985. Dr. Adams gained a Diploma of General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993. He has undertaken advanced training and will use his 30 years plus of training and expertise on every one of his patients.

Our resident Invisalign in Banbury specialist is Piers Neville.Dr. Neville graduated in clinical dentistry from Birmingham in 1995. He gained a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice in 1999. If you wish to have your Invisalign in Banbury treatment at Amsel and Wilkins, Dr. Neville could be the dentist for you.

So, why not give us a call today. An Invisalign In Banbury treatment at Amsel and Wilkins could be just what you need.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment in the field of orthodontics. Gone are the wires and brackets associated with traditional metal braces. Instead, Invisalign in Banbury comprises a set of virtually unnoticeable aligners made from clear plastic. This makes them ideal for adults and teenagers who don’t want any orthodontic treatment to be obvious. The aligners are custom designed using 3D technology to sit comfortably on your teeth and will gently move them until they’re in the desired position.

invisalign-in-BanburyThe plus points of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are custom designed to suit your teeth, which means they fit discreetly and easily in your mouth. They also don’t have any brackets or wires, reducing the likelihood of irritation that traditional braces can cause.

Invisalign in Banbury will achieve great results with minimal fuss. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, making them a low fuss treatment option. You will need to change your aligners once every two weeks until the treatment is complete. During this time you will have occasional check-ups at Amsel and Wilkins to ensure your treatment plan is continuing as smoothly as possible. This makes them a healthier treatment option as it reduces the risk of tooth and gum disease that can arise from food getting stuck in traditional style braces.

Another plus point to Invisalign treatments is that they involve less risk. To move teeth, force needs to be applied. One of the problems that can arise from this is root resorption. This condition refers to the breakdown of the root of a tooth and could potentially lead to the loss of the tooth. Because the forces exerted by Invisalign are more gradual than those applied by traditional braces, it carries a much lower rate of root resorption.

Invisalign in Banbury is also known to be safer on teeth. When traditional metal braces are removed, this can sometimes cause some of the tooth’s enamel to be removed as well. Because Invisalign doesn’t involve using adhesive to bond brackets to teeth, enamel scouring is not an issue.

How long does Invisalign in Banbury take?

The length of an Invisalign treatment is dependent on the severity of individual cases. Treatment varies from between six months and two years, with an average treatment taking 12 to 14 months.

What’s all the fuss about teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening? Have you heard of it? These days it is quite well known and very accessible, but if you looked around in years gone by only the rich and famous could afford such procedures. Early 80s American TV stars would come out flaunting their their golden tans and perma-smiles with unnaturally fluorescent white teeth – giving rise to that “perfect” Hollywood look. Nowadays times have changed and if you are looking for an affordable brighter, whiter smile, you are in luck with modern day teeth whitening procedures!

teeth-whiteningHow does teeth whitening work?

These days, teeth whitening is not only more affordable, but also more natural looking too. It can also help to boost self-esteem and confidence in your smile.

At Amsel & Wilkins dental practice we offer two types of teeth whitening in Banbury. Firstly is ‘Power whitening’ (otherwise known as ‘Laser Whitening’) which is solely done in the practice, and can demonstrate results in about 1 hour. Here, a protective barrier is placed onto your gums and lips, then a gel based bleaching agent is painted onto your teeth. This bleaching agent can only be activated by a special lamp or laser.

The second type of teeth whitening is called ‘home whitening’ and as the name suggests, takes places at home. The dentist takes a mould of your teeth and creates a mouth guard. We also supply you with a bleaching gel and armed with both you are ready to begin your journey to whiter teeth. Using the mouth guard allows the applied gel to stay directly on your teeth to begin the whitening process and not irritate your lips or gums. Some gels can stay on for longer than others but your dentist will provide further advice. Home teeth whitening in Banbury will give you whiter and brighter teeth but it will take up to two weeks to see an effect.

Find out more

For further information about teeth whitening in Banbury, or to book an appointment, please get in contact with us and our helpful and professional staff will help discuss your options to feeling more confident in your brighter, whiter smile.

Are you happy with the colour of your teeth?

Are your teeth as white as they can be? There are things that can be done to transform stained teeth into beautiful pearly whites! Your best bet is to see a professional as a whitening gel used by dentists contains 25% plus of hydrogen peroxide which is much stronger than anything you can buy on the high street.

teeth-whitening-in-BanburyTeeth whitening from the dental chair

Here at Amsel & Wilkins we offer Power teeth whitening in Banbury to our patients. The treatment involves putting a barrier on your gums and lips (so they are protected) and a whitening gel is spread onto your teeth. The use of a lamp is then used to progress the whitening treatment and it takes less than an hour for your teeth to appear shades brighter! Power teeth whitening is excellent for people who just can’t wait to get that dazzling smile!

Teeth whitening in your own time

As an alternative to Power teeth whitening, Bromley at Amsel & Wilkins we offer home teeth whitening. The home teeth whitening kit includes a mouth tray that’s customised to fit over your teeth. It it also includes a whitening gel that’s added to the tray before the tray is inserted into your mouth. This process should be followed for a few hours during the day or at night over a couple of weeks, in order to achieve the desired results.

With home teeth whitening you really need to ensure you wear the tray every day during the process as the treatment won’t be as effective if days are skipped. You should also only wear the tray including the whitening gel for the amount of time it says on the kit or the time recommended by your dentist, as if the gel is left on the teeth for too long, it can cause them to become sensitive.

Whatever the reason for wanting to achieve brighter teeth, there is sure to be a treatment that’s suited to you. Contact us at the surgery for teeth whitening in Banbury, bleaching starts from just £510. That beautiful smile is more available and affordable than ever before with teeth whitening in Banbury.

Rejuvenate your look with us

Modern advances in facial aesthetics technology mean that you can enhance your natural look by smoothing out the signs of ageing. At Amsel & Wilkins Dental Practice in Banbury, facial aesthetics are a passion of ours. We see the boost that it gives patients who want to feel confident about their looks and soften the contours of their face for a fresh and appealing presentation.

dermal-filling-OxfordshireWe believe that taking control of the way you feel about your skin is a powerful move and we can present you with all the options you need to think about, to make the right choices for you.

What options are available to me?

We are pleased to be able to offer you the two options outlined below at our clinic in Banbury. Facial aesthetics works on the skin on your face using various methods and substances. Your dentist will be able to talk to you in detail about the merits of each.

Wrinkle Treatments

This method works by targeting different areas of the face such as the upper lip or between the eyebrows and can tackle crows’ feet and areas of the forehead. An injection is administered that will soften the contours of your face. Its quick, painless and effective within 7 days. The whole procedure takes less than 10 minutes.

It is recommended that you have repeat treatments every 3 months to sustain the initial effect.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal filling, as the name suggests, fills the lines in your face to plump up the area and give the skin a rejuvenated look and feel. This treatment requires the use of a local topical or injected anesthetic to reduce or eliminate discomfort. Again, the whole procedure only takes a matter of minutes and the effects can last between 6 and 12 months.

Why choose a dental practice for this work?

We are a team of health professionals who are experienced at working in this area of the body. We have high standards of hygiene and a proven track record of exemplary care. Fully insured and utilising approved products, the well-being and safety of our patients is of paramount importance.

This makes Amsel & Wilkins Dental Practice a great choice for your facial aesthetics in Banbury.

Creating the look you want

You are already beautiful. That’s what we think here at Amsel & Wilkins Dental Practice, Banbury. Facial aesthetics are an enhancement and addition to the look you already have. They can help to lift the way you feel about yourself and in the end, that is what will make you shine the most.

dermal-fillers-OxfordshireWe know that this is an important choice to make for yourself and we want to give you all the information you need to be sure you are making a good one. We offer some non-surgical cosmetic procedures utilising tried and tested products.

Relax and fill – two options

The lines on the face can either be relaxed or filled using similar methods but with some key differences. Your dentist can discuss which is the best option for you.

Both treatments take very little time – no more than 10 minutes in the majority of cases and as little as 5 minutes for some people.

Relaxing the lines of the face is done without any need for pain relief as you should not feel any discomfort.

For dermal filling, we administer a small amount of local anesthetic which should alleviate any sensations or reduce them considerably. The anaesthetic is applied directly to the skin or it can be added to the injection that is part of the treatment.

We will discuss with you the areas you wish to work on but there are several parts of the face where treatment can be effective including around the mouth, the forehead and between the eyebrows.

The length of time that the visual impact of each treatment lasts varies. For relaxing wrinkle treatments you will begin to see a regression in the look of the skin after approximately 3 months. This can vary from person to person but this is the treatment interval we recommend.

With dermal filling, you can expect to retain the effect for between 6 and 12 months.

Facial Aesthetics in Banbury – why choose Amsel & Wilkins Dental Practice?

We understand that you need to feel informed, prepared and fully supported at every stage of the treatment. With great information, sensitive procedures and excellent aftercare we feel we can meet these needs fully.

Amsel & Wilkins Dental Practice – we are here to help and we hope you choose us for your Facial Aesthetics in Banbury.

Dental implants – the ideal solution to tooth loss?

Dental implants are one of the most exciting and progressive developments of the past three decades in the world of dentistry. At Amsel & Wilkins in Banbury, our skilled implantology team have carried out scores of restorations using dental implants, and can use them to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth.

dental-implants-OxfordshireSome people describe dental implants as replacement teeth, but it’s more accurate to call them replacement tooth roots. They are small titanium screws that are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone during a minor operation, which most people only require local anaesthetic for. As soon as your implants are in position, a process called osseointegration begins. This sees your implants form a strong bond with your bone, helping to prevent the jaw bone from shrinking.

It is a shrinking jaw bone that is responsible for many of the problems associated with traditional dentures – loose-fitting teeth that can affect your ability to eat and speak, as well as damaging your confidence.

By choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you can avoid all of these problems. Implants can be used to stabilise your dentures. Alternatively, your dentist can fix a full-arch dental bridge to your implants, which is usually the most stable option.

An implant-retained dental bridge can also be used to replace a few or several natural teeth. If you have lost one tooth then a single implant combined with a dental crown will be used.

Whatever type of tooth restoration you require, your dentist will ensure that your new teeth look incredibly natural. Furthermore, they will act just like natural teeth too, with the implants providing a strength that is akin to that of natural tooth roots.

By choosing dental implants you will be able to eat whatever you like, to speak with clarity and confidence, and to get on with enjoying life with no danger of slipping teeth getting in the way.

As long as you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly and practise prudent hygiene at home, your dental implants and new teeth will last for many years.

How dental implants trump dentures for replacing all your missing teeth

Dental implants are a long-term, natural-acting solution to tooth loss. They are the only permanent method by which a dentist can replace your missing teeth, and as long as you look after them properly, they could last a lifetime.

dental-implants-OxfordshireFor centuries, dentures were the only option available to people who had lost all of their natural teeth. The problem with traditional dentures is that they often become loose and unwieldy over time, which causes complications with eating, speaking, self-image and with confidence. We all know someone whose dentures have slipped out in public, and whilst they may have borne this with good humour on the outside, inside they may feel mortified.

Dental implants can solve these problems. They work by replacing the root parts of lost teeth – indeed, they are the only way to do this – and actively prevent the problem of bone loss, which is the reason behind common denture issues.

Implants are titanium screws or posts that are put in direct contact with the jaw bone in a small operation. Titanium is very compatible with the human body and actively supports bone growth. After a healing period (typically between three and six months) they will be fully integrated with your jaw bone, providing anchorage for your dentures that is similar to that of a natural root.

Amsel & Wilkins Banbury dental practice offers denture stabilisation with dental implants. This involves the placement of a series of implants (usually between four and six per jaw) on to which your dentures can then be attached.

Most people only require local anaesthetic for implant placement, and it is usually possible for you to keep wearing your dentures during healing, although your dentist will need to adjust them. Once the healing and integration process is complete, your dentist will see you again to attach your dentures to abutments on top of your implants.

You will still be able to remove your dentures to clean them as normal, but otherwise they will stay firmly in your mouth. This means you will be able to eat what you like, to speak and smile with confidence, with no fear of loose teeth getting in your way.

General dentistry: when to call the emergency dentist

If you need an emergency dentist in Banbury, contact Amsel & Wilkins now on 01295 230899. Whenever possible we will see emergency cases on the same day, so you should call the practice as early as possible to maximise your chances of being seen that day. However, we are also aware that dental emergencies don’t operate on a nine-to-five schedule, so we have an emergency dentist on call every day. We will whenever possible treat all emergency patients within 24 hours.

emergency-dentistWhat constitutes a dental emergency, and what your dentist may do

Numerous things can be classed as a dental emergency, from lost or broken teeth to sudden and unexplained toothache. Below are some common dental emergencies, and what your Banbury dentist may do to rectify the situation. . .

Severe toothache (with or without swelling)

Dental pain can be severe, and can come on suddenly or can be a nagging pain that slowly gets worse. Pain is the body’s way of indicating something isn’t right, and should never be ignored. Even a mild toothache should bring you to the dental practice for a general dentistry check-up.

When pain is severe and cannot be managed with over-the-counter pain medication, you need to see an emergency dentist. At our Banbury clinic we will never leave a patient in pain. You may need to come back for further treatment (such as root canal therapy) to fully fix the problem, but we will make sure we get you out of pain in the short term.

Broken teeth

Injuries to the head and face can result in broken teeth. Even small chips and cracks need to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible, because they are enough to allow bacteria to enter your tooth, which can cause serious complications.

Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, and the location of the affected tooth, your dentist may be able to fix the damage with composite bonding (white filling material), a filling, crown, onlay, inlay, or veneer.

Tooth knocked out

Your dentist may be able to reimplant the tooth in the socket. If you still have the tooth, ensure you only touch the crown (visible part) and keep it in a clean container covered either in your own saliva or milk until you can see the dentist. You may use clean, running water to rinse off surface dirt, but to not store the tooth in water.

The importance of general dentistry for all the family

General dentistry is important to every member of the family, at all stages of life. From young toddlers whose first teeth are starting to appear to elderly grandparents who wear dentures, it is essential to visit the dentist on a regular basis.

general-dentistryAt Amsel & Wilkins dental practice in Banbury, we provide general dental care to patients of all ages. We welcome new patients for general dentistry consultations, whatever your concern and whatever the current condition of your oral health.

The focus is firmly on preventative dentistry at our Banbury dental practice, which means ideally stopping problems before they start – and treating them promptly if anything does occur.

Various age groups can have specific dental needs, so our general dentistry will be tailored to suit your individual requirements.

Children

We believe children should visit the dentist from a young age, ideally soon after their teeth start to erupt. This is beneficial for several reasons. First, early visits to the practice (perhaps with a parent or sibling) help to acclimatise your child to the environment, and learn to see the dentist as a friendly face. This can help to prevent dental phobia in later life, and encourage long-term good oral health.

Secondly, it is essential in the battle against tooth decay. Fissure sealants and fluoride varnish will strengthen and protect your children’s teeth, whilst hygiene advice can be provided in a fun, engaging, age-appropriate manner. Thirdly, your dentist will be able to spot early warning signs of orthodontic issues such as crossbite, alleviating the need for more extensive treatment at a later stage.

Teenagers

We welcome teenagers for orthodontic treatment, and offer a number of subtle methods of teeth straightening, which can be hugely beneficial during the self-conscious teenage years.

Pregnant women

Some pregnant women are more prone to developing gum disease because of increased levels of the hormone progesterone. Acid erosion can also be caused by morning sickness, leading to sensitive teeth. Your dentist can help you to manage these conditions.

Older people

For older patients in need of tooth replacement, we offer a wide selection of treatments including bridges, dentures, and dental implants.