General Treatments

What is general dentistry in Northamptonshire?

General dentistry refers to the range of treatments that keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy.

By visiting your dentist in Rothwell regularly, we can keep a close watch on your oral health. Should any issues arise, we can help solve them using general dentistry restorations as well as ensuring that we maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

At Trinity Dental, our general dentistry services are at the heart of what we do. We treat thousands of patients from Rothwell, Rushton, Thorpe Underwood, Glendon, Loddington, Kettering and throughout Northamptonshire for general dentistry to help maintain an excellent standard of oral health.

Dental Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that fixes a broken tooth or a tooth that has weakened with decay and is too large for a filling. The crown fits over your tooth to provide it with extra strength and protection.

Dental crowns can replace unsightly dis-coloured fillings and are also strongly recommended after having root canal treatment – they protect the restored tooth enabling you to bite and use your tooth as usual. Finally, crowns are used to anchor a bridge or denture in place.

Crowns are tooth coloured and made to fit the shape of your tooth exactly, so they blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth.


If you need a more extensive restoration than a crown, or if you have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a bridge is a good solution. A bridge is usually made from a precious metal base because it is hard-wearing.

If you are missing several teeth that are next to each other, a bridge can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants.

Bridges are fixed and help to balance someone’s bite by filling spaces in the dental arch. Therefore protecting surrounding teeth from taking on extra forces and making chewing easier. Therefore they have aesthetic and functional benefits.


Tooth decay usually takes the form of a cavity or a hole in your tooth. You will need to have a cavity treated quickly to prevent it becoming painful or developing an infection. Fillings are quick, pain-free and completed in one visit.

At Trinity Dental in Rothwell, we offer several fillings, and we can help determine which is the right one for you and the restoration for your tooth.

Amalgam fillings are the traditional silver fillings. They are less popular with patients because they are more noticeable in your mouth. But they are hardwearing and durable, so patients from Northamptonshire often opt for amalgam fillings to treat cavities in the teeth at the back of their mouth.

Composite fillings are popular with patients in Northamptonshire because they are tooth coloured and are inconspicuous in your mouth. Composite fillings are made up of a ceramic material that can be used on any area of the tooth.

Glass ionomer fillings are usually used as a temporary restoration. Tooth coloured, and placed on deciduous teeth, these fillings release fluoride to prevent further decay.