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"You should not be aware of your teeth, you should not feel them and you should smile with confidence" Dr Manie Opperman     

"You should not be aware of your teeth, you should not feel them and you should smile with confidence" Dr Manie Opperman 
If these simple principles are not in place, you can appear to be very miserable.  

Being embarrassed about your teeth can affect your whole life, emotionally and physically. 
You can be perceived as sulky or rude if you don't smile or smile behind your hand. It can even hinder relationships and can lead to low self esteem and lost of confidence. 
Being apprehensive about visiting a dentist is normal. Some people have a genuine phobia which we understand. 
At Hockerill Dental we are very aware of these facts. People do not get treated as 28 teeth in a ball of protoplasm.... with a wallet around the neck!! 
Our aim is to provide you with the surroundings where you can relax, feel no pain and leave confident, smiling and without fear of a dentist! 

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Treatments Available & Prices

Dental Crowns are used to strengthen your existing damaged tooth to protect its functionality. Crowns restore cracked, broken and damaged teeth. They can also be called caps as they often sit over your damaged tooth and protect the outer surface.   View treatment details

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Dental implants are recommended if you have one, or multiple, missing teeth, designed to act as a replacement or artificial substitution for the root portion of your natural tooth.    View treatment details

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Dentures are used to cover missing teeth and can be removed from your mouth and be put back in whenever you choose. Dentures are created to suit your mouth and can be either full or partial.   View treatment details

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A hygienist’s main area of work is to prevent and treat gum disease and this includes professionally cleaning your teeth, sometimes referred to as scaling and polishing, when you visit the dentist or book an appointment specifically to see a hygienist.   View treatment details

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A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage in sporting activities.   View treatment details

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Periodontitis, commonly referred to as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Peri-implantitis is a condition also linked closely to periodontal disease, formed from the presence of mucositis, puss & bone loss around a dental implant.   View treatment details

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Root canal treatment is the term given to the procedure that aims to save the natural tooth following tooth decay and infection of the pulpal tissue. It is sometimes referred to as endodontics.   View treatment details

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Sedation can be used for minor surgical procedures or when the patient is highly anxious and nervous. Procedures where sedation is commonly used include the removal of wisdom teeth and medical or cosmetic treatments.   View treatment details

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Straumann is a Swiss dental implants brand, with a reputation for producing a range of dental implants and associated tools and products with signature Swiss precision and accuracy.   View treatment details

Tooth whitening involves lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. There are several options available depending on how much you wish to spend and whether you would like to visit a dentist or do at home.   View treatment details

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Tooth extraction is a process where one or more of your teeth is completely removed from your mouth. It is likely that your dentist will carry out this procedure, but in some cases you may be referred to hospital where a surgeon will carry out the removal   View treatment details

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A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain, or a natural coloured composite material, which made to fit over the front surface of your tooth to improve its appearance, shape, or position. If you have badly damaged or crooked teeth, the solution may be a veneer   View treatment details

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Composite fillings, otherwise known as white fillings, are used to restore teeth that have decayed. White fillings are also used for cosmetic purposes, changing the colour of the teeth to a more desirable shade.   View treatment details

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Meet the Team

Dr Manie Opperman
Principal Dentist
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Charlotte Hornett
Dental Hygienist
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Annette Marner
Practice Manager
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Louise Bennett
Dental Nurse
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Hockerill Dental
25 Hockerill Court
Bishops Stortford
CM23 5SB