Our Technology

Our Technology

World Class Dental Technology

Here at Bamford Dental Practice we have invested heavily in the very latest equipment and technology. Using world class technology, our team of experts can plan and carry out treatments with a high degree of precision and predictability.

Endodontic Microscope

The use of a microscope can assist with root canal treatment. Often root canal treatment is simple particularly with front teeth. With multi-rooted teeth the procedure can be more complex and referral to a Specialist may be advised. The use of a microscope to magnify the root canals can increase the chances of success with root treatment.

Intra-Oral Scanner

Below is a video detailing our Itero intra-oral scanner which produces digital pictures of teeth which can be sent to our Laboratory to assist with orthodontic treatment, dental implant treatment and aesthetic crown and bridge cases without the need for taking impressions.


X-ray Equipment

We have modern digital x-rays to take pictures of teeth inside the mouth. In addition to this standard dental x-ray facility, we have a state of the art combined Cone Beam CT Scanner/DPT (Dental Panoramic Tomogram) and a lateral cephalometric machine on site to allow quicker treatment times and to avoid referral to other centres for these investigation.


The CT scanner generates images of the teeth and jaws in 3 dimensions to give a millimetre accurate assessment of teeth, bone, nerves and other important dental structures.

The DPT machine moves around the face to give a fast and accurate 2 dimensional view of the teeth and jaws to aid diagnosis and treatment planning.

The Lateral Cephalometric machine takes a side view of the skull and lower jaw.

These additional facilities are particularly useful for planning orthodontic and dental implant treatments. This on site technology means quicker diagnosis, fewer visits and avoids referral to another site to have the tests performed.

Implant Equipment

We provide a full range of dental implant procedures including bone and soft tissue grafting. We have state of the art equipment and only use evidence based materials*. The majority of implants placed are from Dentsply Implants who have more than 20 years of clinical evidence and documentation in this field. Our implant team are familiar with other brands of implants and can offer one to one advice.

*evidence based materials are materials for which detailed research exists in both clinical effectiveness and patient safety.


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Have some questions

I am afraid of going to the dentist ... What can I do?

Come and see our gentle and relaxed team to talk through your concerns. We also offer sedation to reduce anxiety during treatment.

What causes cavities?

Sugar in food and drink is converted into acid by bacteria which live on the teeth. Reducing the frequency of sugary foods and drinks reduces the number of “acid attacks” and therefore regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce decay.

Which is better, a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush?

Current evidence shows that an electric toothbrush can perform better than a manual toothbrush if used correctly. Electric brushes with a rotating ossolating head (for example, Oral B Professional) have been shown to give the best results. Don’t forget your inter-dental cleaning aids, such as TePe brushes and floss!

There are so many toothpastes to choose from; how do I know which one to use?

We recommend toothpaste with a fluoride content of 1,350 – 1,500 parts per million (ppm). In certain circumstances your Dentist may prescribe a toothpaste with a higher fluoride content (patients with extensive decay or patients with a dry mouth, please ask your Dentist for more details).

How often should I go to my dentist for a check-up?

We usually recommend a check-up every 6 months. Patients susceptible to dental decay or gum disease may need to be seen more frequently.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is caused by the body’s immune reaction to the build-up of dental plaque. If left untreated this can lead to the development of pockets between teeth and gums which can harbour bacteria. This can lead to bone loss which causes gum recession and undermines the support for teeth.

How safe are dental X-rays?

Most dental x-rays require a tiny dose of radiation. Did you know, a long-haul flight from London to New York can expose you to 30 more times radiation than a small x-ray inside your mouth.

If a person suffers from gum disease can they with correct treatment and following advise from dentist become free of this problem?

Yes, if a patient suffering from gum disease is treated correctly and if the patient follows the guidance of dental care professionals they can be ‘free’ of this problem but will need lifelong maintenance and monitoring to make sure the patient does not relapse and if they do, we can guide them and help them to control the disease and return to a maintenance phase.

Question of the month

When should I take my child to the dentist for their first visit?

When their first baby teeth arrive, usually around 6 months of age. However, it is wise to get advice from your Dentist to prevent tooth decay even before the baby teeth erupt.