How We Work
Our vision is simple. To provide each and every one of our patients with:
- • The best possible oral care as part of a joined-up, intelligent approach to health and well-being
- • A safe, reassuring, friendly, professional environment
- • The most advanced, effective and appropriate technologies, treatments and materials
Simon is excellent. I've had lots of dental treatment since I was a teenager but Simon is the best dentist I've ever been to. The staff are fantastic too, always warm and welcoming and the practice is run very efficiently. I have two daughters who love and look forward to their appointments at Marlow Dental Centre thanks to Simon and team.
The services we offer
We have the technology, facilities and expertise to offer the broadest spectrum of oral healthcare treatments, including family dentistry, general dental treatments, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants, periodontics, orthodontics, dental hygiene, emergency dental treatment and sedation for nervous patients.
Arrange an appointment with one of our dental hygienists without seeing a dentistCLICK FOR MORE
Fillings, Tooth decay
Fillings are used when you experience early tooth decayCLICK FOR MORE
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer has been reported to be amongst the cancers which are the most frequently detected.CLICK FOR MORE
Bridges, Crowns and Dentures
Tooth loss used to be treated with removable dentures or bridgesCLICK FOR MORE
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is carried out when the nerve of the tooth is damaged usually by decayCLICK FOR MORE
In the past, tooth loss used to be treated with removable dentures or bridges.CLICK FOR MORE
The Link between Dental and General Health.CLICK FOR MORE
A full range of restorative dentistryCLICK FOR MORE
Custom treatments plans
Every patient requires an individual plan for treatmentCLICK FOR MORE
Composite bonding is used to repair decayed, fractured, chipped and/or discoloured teeth.CLICK FOR MORE
Tooth whitening treatments are a safe way of improving the appearance teeth.CLICK FOR MORE
We recommend that children are seen from about 2 years oldCLICK FOR MORE
Invisalign is the world's most advanced clear aligner system to help straighten your teeth.CLICK FOR MORE
OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY
If you are a patient of the practice and you have an emergency out of hours, please contact Dr Ashcroft on 07444834473CLICK FOR MORE
Periodontal CleaningYou can arrange an appointment with one of our dental hygienists without seeing a dentist. The hygienist will ensure that harmful plaque and bacteria are eliminated, leaving your whole mouth and teeth clean and fresh. Left untreated, gum problems can become periodontal disease. It’s important to carry out a more thorough clean in order to get rid of the solidified plaque and scale which perpetuate the infection, and this procedure is done under local anaesthetic.
Oral Cancer ScreeningsOral cancer has been reported to be amongst the cancers which are the most frequently detected. The prevalence of oral cancer has gone up by 25% over the past decade particularly in younger age groups, with indulgence in tobacco and/or alcohol being the main causes. When detected early, this type of cancer is not life threatening as figures show that 90% of people who receive early treatment are cured, whereas a delay in treatment lowers the figure to 50%. All our patients are checked at each examination.
Bridges, Crowns and DenturesIn the past, tooth loss used to be treated with removable dentures or bridges. Dental implants have revolutionised treatment for people with broken or absent teeth. Dental bridges are designed to 'bridge' the gap when there are missing teeth. They use adjacent teeth to support the missing teeth and may be an option if implant treatment is not possible. Dental crowns also known as ‘caps’ are designed to reinforce and restore teeth that have been damaged because of injury or by decay. Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in the form of either complete sets of teeth known as a 'full denture' or a few teeth with a 'partial denture'. They are all removable.
Root Canal TreatmentRoot canal treatment is carried out when the nerve of the tooth is damaged usually by decay or by previous dental treatment on the tooth and where infection and inflammation is present. In order to avoid tooth extraction, the roots are cleaned, disinfected and sealed to allow healing. The tooth is then crowned to protect it from further damage.
Dental ImplantsIn the past, tooth loss used to be treated with removable dentures or bridges. However dental implants have revolutionised treatment for people with broken or absent teeth. A dental implant is an ideal solution to permanently replace both the missing tooth and root and is therefore one of the most widely applicable solutions to restore people's smiles. To assess if this treatment is suitable we scan the area to assess that the bone is suitable and using dedicated software implants can be placed into these scans to choose the ideal implant. Diagnosis, planning and treatment are all done in our clinic.
Disease ControlThe condition of the mouth can reflect and affect overall health. This means that poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can have an impact on general health and wellbeing. The inflammatory process that comes with gum diseases allows bacteria easier access from the mouth into the bloodstream and can have an impact on general health. So improving oral health may result in overall health benefits. It has been shown that patients with coronary heart conditions and with periodontal disease can be at greater risk than their counterparts with normal health. Good oral health care is therefore one important aspect when it comes to the reduction of risk factors for patients at risk of coronary heart diseases. According to some data, individuals with diabetes have a 50% greater risk of gum disease. The data also indicates that those with Type 2 diabetes are up to three times more likely to develop periodontal disease than people without diabetes. It follows that improving oral health in diabetic patients should be a vital part of their overall treatment.
Composite BondingComposite bonding is used to repair decayed, fractured, chipped and/or discoloured teeth. The procedure involves etching the tooth surface with a gel and painting with a primer and bonding agent to seal the tooth, before building up the damaged area with tooth coloured composite filling material.
ChildrenWe recommend that children are seen from about 2 years old so that they get used to the care we offer. You are advised to clean your children’s teeth morning and evening using a toothpaste with the appropriate level of fluoride. This will be necessary for many years as they will not develop the level of manual dexterity to achieve complete plaque removal.
My experience of Marlow Dental Centre was very good - I came out happy with the way I was treated and all the staff made me feel at ease right from the receptionist to the nurses. Dr Ashcroft made me feel very relaxed and anyone with a fear of the dentist need not worry.
Marlow Dental Centre
Centre opening times:
Mon: 8.30am - 5.30pm | Tues: 8.30am - 5.30pm | Wed: 10am - 7pm | Thurs: 8.30am - 5.30pm | Fri: 8.30am - 4pm
Marlow Dental Centre, 18 Institute Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1BN