I clearly remember the day my tooth fell out. I sobbed and sobbed which was in part due to the huge gap in my mouth but also because I was terrified of dentists due to previous bad experiences at other practices. I found the Courtyard by luck after searching on the internet for dentists that welcome nervous patients and I can honestly say that I actually enjoy my visits to the dentist! I am an experienced dental patient now because after not going to the dentist for many many years, having a sweet tooth and opting for painkillers rather than a visit to the dentist, I understandably needed a lot of work done.
Everything recommended was explained in a clear and professional manner right from the beginning so there were no surprises along the way. I was terrified to begin with (and who wouldn’t be after avoiding the dentist for a decade!) but with each passing visit, I felt better and better about the care I was receiving and less nervous.
Having an initial overview of the work I needed really helped focus me on the importance and necessity of looking after my teeth but I also felt that the practice really cared about the overall wellbeing of my teeth- something which I had never encountered. Doctor Yasmin goes above and beyond any dentist that I have ever met and with every visit I’ve had, she has shown compassion, patience and a high degree of skill. The biggest decision I made (aside from actually sticking with a dentist!) was to have implants and I am so glad that I did. My mouth and teeth look and feel so much better and I am no longer embarrassed to smile or scared to go to the dentist. Aside from the way they look, my teeth and gums actually feel so much better. The excellent receptionist with exceptional people skills, the conscientious hygienist, the talented and nimble implant surgeon, and the skilled Doctor Yasmin make this The Courtyard Clinic an outstanding 5 star practice.
I really cannot recommend Doctor Yasmin and her team highly enough. Thank you to everyone!
Crown – Female – Age 54 – Lyne
Today I had a crown fitted. Mt teeth are improving every time I visit the dentist. My dentist is fantastic, understanding and gives an honest opinion for treatment and she is sympathetic to nervous patients.
Implant crown – Female – Age 60 – Sunningdale, Berkshire
I’m really pleased with the implant crown I had fitted today, it blends in very well. My dentist is very reassuring and through.
Hygiene – Female – Age 61 – Chertsey
I had a cleaning today with Marie the hygienist, my teeth feel lovely and clean, wonderful.
Extraction – Male – Age 63 – Walton On The Hill
I had my molar removed today, my teeth are okay, my dentist is brilliant – Very good looking!
CT scan – Male – Age 9 – Lyne
I came to the dentist to have a CT scan today because my tooth is hidden in my mouth. My teeth are nice, my dentist is great.
Filling and check-up – Male – Age 18 – Guildford
Today my visit to The Courtyard Clinic was for a check –up and to have a filling fitted. I think my teeth are good but are in need of some rearrangement. Yasmin is very good, efficient and nice.
Composite bonding and whitening – Female – Age 20 – Guildford
After my composite bonding and the whitening my teeth look brilliant, such an improvement – Subtle change but definitely worth it! Yasmin is great, professional and vey competent
Cerec and Clean – Female – Age 47- Bracknell
While having my Cerec treatment and a clean today, Yasmin explained everything comprehensively before and during treatment.
Orthodontics – Male – Age 9 – Morton
I had a brace fitted today. My teeth are ok and my dentist is really good.
Filling and whitening – Male – Age 17 – Tadworth, Surrey
I like what’s been done to my teeth. The dentist is very good.
Crown – Female – Age 54 – Windsor
I had a crown fitted today and I think my teeth are great. And my dentist is great too.
Smile makeover – Female – Age Old – Ewell, Surrey
I had four quadrants (16 teeth) restored with crowns and onlays, one implant and tooth whitening. My teeth are wonderful now! I used to be ashamed of them, not anymore. My dentist is very kind and caring- very patient with me and my phobia. Excellent Dentistry
Orthodontics – Female – Age 15 – Walton On Thames
Today I had my braces taken off; my mouth feels much better without braces on. My dentist is nice.
Hygiene – Female – Age 47 – Woking
I saw the hygienist for the first time today. She was gentle and very professional. Now I think my teeth are lovely. Marie was lovely too, very kind.
Hygiene – Female – Age 20 – Walton on Thames
I’m relatively happy with my teeth. They can be quite awkward to clean as my mouth is quite crowded. Everyone at the Clinic was very nice, welcoming and friendly.
Exam – Male – 52 – Ottershaw
I feel my teeth are in need of improvement. Today I had an initial check up, x-rays, a temporary filling and some advice. I found Yasmin to be patient, skilled, personable and informative.
Hygiene – Male – Age 16 – Walton on Thames
I came to see Marie the hygienist today and had a thorough cleaning involving, polishing, flossing and a brushing tutorial. She did a very good and thorough job and that was one of the best cleaning jobs I have ever had done.
Fillings – Male – Age 35 – Sunningdale
Over the past 18 months I have had 4 fillings, a root canal treatment and 2 crowns. I feel much better about my teeth now. I am confident that I will have less dental problems in the future. David was excellent; he makes you feel very relaxed. He gives you options and explains them very well. He makes an uncomfortable experience more than bearable.
Implant – Female – Age 52 – Sunbury on Thames
After not visiting a dentist for 30 years my teeth needed a lot of work, but my dentist has been brilliant.
Hygienist – Male – Age 26 – New Haw
I see Marie for some hygiene treatment today. My teeth feel a lot better and cleaner after visiting the practice. I always enjoy the work she does.
Filling – Female – Age 30 – Chertsey
Since coming to The Courtyard Clinic I have noticed a marked improvement with my teeth. Today I had a filling in my wisdom tooth. Yasmin is lovely; she really makes me feel at ease and talks me through the process.
Check up – Female – Age 75 – Midhurst West Sussex
I travel from West Sussex to visit The Courtyard Clinic. My teeth feel fine after my check up and clean with Yasmin today; she’s fantastic.
Hygiene – Female – Age 56 – Bracknell Berkshire
I don’t feel good about my teeth at the moment but Marie is fab and very kind. I’m a very nervous patient so I’m very pleased to have found this practice and my dentist.
Crown – Female – Age 61 – Camberley
I think my teeth are brilliant now I’ve had my crown fitted. Yasmin is very professional.
Orthodontics – Male – Age 14 – Walton on Thames
I had my brace taken off today. I think my teeth are kind of yellow. My dentist, Yasmin and the staff are very nice.
Crowns are also known as ‘caps’.
When a tooth is damaged extensively by decay or trauma, a filling may not be suitable to restore the tooth and a crown is then the choice of treatment.
Also for aesthetic reasons, a crown can cover a discoloured tooth.
A crown is designed to cover the part of the tooth that shows above the gum. If that part of the tooth is not sufficient to carry a crown, the root of the tooth can be used.
After the tooth is prepared and shaped, an impression is taken. The impression is sent to the dental technician who then designs amd makes a crown to fit the tooth and sends it back to the dentist.
The crown is then cemented onto the tooth.
Between the visits a temporary crown covers the prepared tooth.
Inlays or onlays are crowns that do not cover the whole surface of the tooth but are designed to replace a big part of it.
There are many types of crowns. The most common are listed below:
- Porcelain bonded crowns: Consists of a metal core with porcelain fused on top. They are used to restore front and back teeth.
- Ceramic crowns: are crowns with no metal core for better aesthetics. They can be used for back and front teeth and nowadays are very strong.
- Porcelain crowns: these crown is made of porcelain and is used for front teeth.
- Gold crowns: are made from a mixture of gold and other metal alloys. These crowns are ideal for patients who grind their teeth or where there is very little tooth remaining.
At The Courtyard Clinic we are proud to be a center of excellence for all porcelain fillings (onlays) and crowns…..CEREC….Optimum treatment in just one visit!
This is a technique where a long lasting, high strength all porcelain filling or crown can be custom made for an individual’s tooth while they enjoy a coffee in our patient lounge…so no second appointment, no temporaries, no impressions and no second local anaesthetic ‘shot’.
We are currently offering some Special Offer ‘slots’ where patients who are having CEREC treatment can benefit from substancial discounts.