Andre Hedger and the practice team are passionate about the 'pursuit of excellence' and providing fabulous customer service.
We believe that you, the patient, are the most important person in our Practice. We will give you the time to explain your problems, to understand the procedures and finally to provide caring and gentle high quality dentistry.
We follow an holistic approach and treat everyone with the same care and high standards as if they were part of our own families.
Our practice is always looking for new innovations that will benefit our patients care and comfort and ensure that we are a 'cut above the rest'.
We take a 'Holistic' approach to diagnosis and treatment because we know that your oral health and the way your teeth bite has a great effect on your wider health
We have many exciting and effective advanced techniques and equipment available - here are just a few we would like to introduce you to.
The Wand - This 'magic' device numbs your teeth so well that most patients say they never feel a thing
Hypnosis - It really is possible to have dentistry that is both painless and relaxing!
CrystalAir - quietly prepares teeth for filling without needing numbing or drilling
Invisible braces - Transparent braces to straighten teeth so no-one need never know...
Diagnodent - Laser scanner to check for early decay without the need for X-Rays Read moreabout Innovations
TMD - Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
(jawjoint problems / headaches / neck pain)
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the medical name given to the jaw joint. It is made up of the lower jaw which articulates against a disc in a cup shaped depression of the skull by the ear.
If the lower jaw is displaced it can cause the disc to come away from it's correct position and dislocate, causing a clicking or grating noise when the mouth opens. Read moreabout TMJ Headaches
Orthodontics & Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics is the concept of guiding the growth of the developing jaws to obtain the best facial appearance and smile and function. This usually involves simple braces to expand and develop the arches.
Orthodontics is moving and straightening the teeth within the arch, to level and align them. This is usually done with fixed braces. We use the latest 'Delta' brace system from America which completes the treatment in half the time of conventional procedures. We also use "Invisalign" invisible braces and 'cosmetic lingual braces' Read moreabout Orthodontics & Orthopaedics
Cosmetic dental treatments
Bleaching - This is the easiest way to enhance your smile by lightening the colour of your teeth. This does not damage the teeth and just removes the stains accumulated over the years that have seeped into the tooth structure
Crooked or gaps in teeth - Small defects can be reduced with bonding white filling materials. More severe cases are best treated with Orthodontics to straighten the teeth and give you a fabulous smile
Veneers or Crowns - Can cover more discoloured or heavily filled teeth with a thin layer of Porcelain to re-enamel them and give you that film star look!
Implants - Are excellent and the best option for missing teeth and can restore your smile and bite without damaging any neighbouring teeth. Read moreabout Cosmetic dental treatments
They are Titanium or Zirconium teeth that replace missing teeth. They do not affect the teeth around them, they support the bone (which normally reduces considerably after a tooth is removed), and they look amazing just like the real thing! The bite can be restored to full and normal function improving the chewing and nutrition
We use anti-snoring appliances which really work and have been proven to do so. They hold the lower jaw forward during sleep and are easy to wear. If you have the more serious Sleep Apnoea we can identify that and refer you to a Sleep Clinic if required
When I receive particularly good service, I believe in telling people about it.
Caroline has attended to me on two occasions, ably assisted by your dental nurses. Caroline explained clearly to me what she was proposing to do, by means of a diagram, and the effect, She read more
I came to André Hedger’s Practice on the 28/09/10 at 15 years old with severe Tourette’s Syndrome. I had been diagnosed approximately 4 months before and my symptoms included head jerking, involuntary body movements, shouting and swearing.
Since com read more
I don’t know how to start thanking you and all your team for the expertise, kindness and welcome care that I have received from you these last eight months. Thank you for your concern and help with all my physical problems, not only for my teeth but my posture. I read more
Dear Andre and the team, Thank you very much for your hard work you and your team have put into my treatment. It has taken a while but I am very pleased with the end result, it has been life changing. I hope you are all as delighted with my smile as I am. read more
Just a note to offer my sincere thanks for your brilliant work yesterday in fixing my front tooth like new. The filling came out relatively early in my holiday in the Algarve but to be able to get an appointment the day after my return, for a chap like me that still wor read more