General Dentistry

General Dentistry

General dental treatment is essential to good oral health. Our focus is on prevention rather than cure and we offer a range of preventative and general dental treatments.

Tooth decay and gum disease are common, but they are largely preventable. We are committed to ensuring that our clients have all the necessary information and treatments to facilitate good oral health. We encourage all our patients to attend regular dental check-ups and we also offer oral hygiene treatments to keep teeth looking and feeling healthy, glossy and smooth.

If you do require general dental treatment, you can be rest assured that you are in capable hands. Our highly trained team have a wealth of experience in general dentistry and can offer some incredible new treatments, as well as more traditional procedures.

Our general dental treatment range includes root canal therapy, fillings, preventative treatments, sedation services and restorative treatments.

At Murray Dental we aim to give you a beautiful, radiant smile and we offer the best modern technology to achieve this goal.

Children’s Dentistry

It’s important to us that children grow up with a positive attitude to visiting the dentist and to their dental health and wellbeing in general. We aim to help them form good dental habits, as this will prevent problems with their teeth in later life.

We make every effort to ensure our younger patients feel especially welcome and do everything we can to make their visits as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. This is why we like to encourage their progress with stickers and two-minute timers.

Dental Implants

About Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a modern method of replacing missing natural teeth. The idea was originally conceived by a Swedish surgeon in the early 60’s, so nowadays they have become a routine and highly predictable form of treatment with high success rates (99%). Implants are placed daily at our practice. Graham Murray has over 30 years’ experience and has placed more than 20,000 implants. We use Straumann Implants in the majority of cases, and we are a Straumann Platinum Accredited Practice.

What can Implants do?

Implants can be used to anchor artificial teeth in the mouth. This means that crowns(caps) and bridges can be fixed into the mouth where teeth are missing. A common problem for denture wearers is the full lower denture with no grip. Just two implants in the mouth with small retentive anchors inside the denture can overcome this.

What are Implants?

Implants are made from surgically pure titanium, which also has a proven track record in hip and joint replacements. They are placed into bone under the gum and perform a similar function to natural tooth roots. Implants are small and hidden from view inside the mouth.
Many people have just one or two missing teeth leaving unsightly gaps or perhaps they wear a small plastic or metal denture. With implants there may no longer be a need for a gap or denture.

A second bite at the Apple

Most patients over the age of 18 are able to have implants. Our oldest patient was 96 years old. Even patients on strong drug regimes or with pre-existing medical conditions can have implants if handled properly.

What does treatment involve?

The first step is a consultation for you to discuss your needs and wishes. A written plan tailored to your individual requirements is subsequently provided encompassing full details of your treatment. The practice has the latest technology in C.T Scanning and Digital Imaging Technology. You can see before and after photographs and x-rays of completed cases and some of our former patients will even speak to you if you want their advice.
Placing implants is a minor surgical procedure performed in the dental surgery with a local anesthetic. After six to twelve weeks the implants will have integrated and can then be used to anchor articial teeth

The Implant Team

The team approach is very important for the success of your treatment. The practice manageress, treatment co-ordinators, implant nurses and dental technicians all play a vital role in the planning and smooth running of our cases. Oral sedation is available for our more anxious patients.

3D Scanning

3D Scanning

Several years ago we purchased a state of the art 3D Cone Beam Scanner machine. This takes conventional scan X-Rays and 3D views vital for the safe planning of implant cases.

The scanner has the lowest radiation dose possible for modern machines and save our patients the need to visit scanning centers elsewhere. Many local colleagues refer their patients to Daventry Road to use our scanner..


Children's Dental Care

Children Dental Care

At Graham Murray we provide high-quality treatment in a friendly environment. We are committed to continuing dental education and keeping abreast of changes in modern dentistry. The children under our care experience

  • Fewer fillings
  • Less dental decay
  • Less likelihood of toothache
  • More attractive teeth
  • More choice
  • Reduced costs
  • Help to keep their own teeth for life
  • Protective plastic coatings for vulnerable back teeth
  • Gum shields for safety at school
  • Prompt specialist referral for orthodontic treatment (braces)

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

We appreciate the importance of a confident bright smile.
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. Why you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.

We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments including veneers, crowns, bridges and orthodontics tooth whitening. All these treatments help to straighten teeth, close gaps and given new life to discoloured and broken teeth.

Working closely with our technicians we use only the very best materials and latest techniques to give you a lasting smile.

  • Crowns - cover damaged or unsightly teeth. They are carefully created to improve the natural look of your smile
  • Veneers – provide a wafer think mask to hide discoloured or chipped teeth
  • Bridges – we can firmly fit a replacement tooth or teeth which are then attached to adjacent teeth.
  • Bonding -Bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discoloured or chipped tooth. It is also used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or colour of teeth.
  • Orthodontics – Invisalign teeth aligners are the high-tech alternative to braces. They're comfortable, effective, and almost totally invisible.
  • Tooth Whitening - is a very simple way to improve your smile quickly by lightening the existing shade of your natural teeth.

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Prevention is better than cure...
Our practice is dedicated to preventive measures to help you maintain a healthy mouth. Our hygienist is available to promote continued oral health for everyone. There are many risk factors for gum diseases e.g. smoking, stress, diabetes and medications that we may take. Prevention – The services of our Dental Hygienist Helping patients to attain good oral hygiene habits individually tailored to specific needs.

  • Scaling and polishing involve removing hard deposits called calculus or tartar and soft deposits known as plaque (a sticky film made up of food debris and bacteria) that occur on the teeth. These cause gingivitis or gum disease that if left untreated ultimately results in tooth loss. Early signs of gum disease are bleeding and swollen gums.
  • Giving advice and discuss any concerns regarding bad breath.

  • The Importance of Regular Visits for Dental Examinations
    Having completed your initial course of treatment, regular checks ae of paramount importance to continual oral health.
    Examinations enable our team to diagnose and treat any problems to be treated at an early stage. We recommend regular six-monthly dental examinations. In addition, many patients feel the benefit of visiting out Hygienist on a three-month basis, especially if they are prone to ‘gum problems’ to help maintain good oral health.

    Our Promise:
    • Quality dentistry and personal care – our dedication to high quality work and our commitment to provide dental treatment tailored to your needs allows you to experience TOTAL DENTAL CARE
    • Giving advice, options and explaining how you can improve your dental health with a full range of dental hygiene products.
    • Maintaining high standards of patient protection through autoclave sterilisation of instrumentation and using disposable items where possible- we ensure your safety at all times. British Dental Association approved methods and infection control are utilised, and products are BDA accredited.
    • We believe that prevention is better than cure.
    • Our hygienist’s function is to help prevent gum problems through regular check-ups, oral hygiene procedures and dietary advice.
    • Using the latest techniques and modern materials we are able to make your treatment more effective.
    • To provide an estimate of the cost of any treatment that is necessary before it commences.
    • provide an estimate of the cost of any treatment that is necessary before it commences.
    • A friendly and relaxed atmosphere to allow you to enjoy comfortable dental care.