New technology and software advances orthodontic treatment
Not too long ago, the process of putting braces on could take several long and uncomfortable appointments. Braces were attached to teeth with steel bands individually fitted around each tooth. Today, heat activated nickel-titanium alloy wires, smaller braces applied directly to the tooth surface, new adhesives and computer software make orthodontic treatment much more comfortable with more efficient results. The new wires apply gradual, precise and gentle pressure requiring fewer adjustments. Braces can be a colourful self-expression with multi-colour elastic ties used as a fashion accessory.
What problems are caused when teeth are crooked?
Beyond the loss of self confidence many people feel, crooked teeth are harder to keep clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Sometimes it’s harder to chew certain types of healthy, high-fiber foods, causing either digestive difficulties or avoidance of the offending foods. Other people may experience discomfort and pain in their jaw joints from the incorrect bite. If your teeth protrude, they may be more likely to chip or fracture. An improper bite may even cause teeth to wear unevenly or faster.
We offer both General Dentistry (keeping your teeth healthy) and Cosmetic Dentistry (improving your smile and giving you confidence). If you want to be treated as an NHS patient, the charges are explained here. If you’re interested in a treatment that’s not listed below, please contact us.
A simple way to enhance your smile! If you feel your teeth are yellow or stained, then this is the perfect treatment for you.
We lighten your teeth using a peroxide gel which you apply at home. The process is simple:
We assess you – we will not proceed if it’s not appropriate
We take impressions of your teeth to make the whitening trays which fit you perfectly
When the trays are ready, we check the fit
Lastly we show you how to use the bleaching gel
Tooth whitening should last a few years, but it varies from person to person. Therefore we recommend a simple top up once a year however this is dependent on the patients diet and cleaning regime
Dental veneers are used when your teeth are badly stained, damaged or crooked. For certain patients this may be an effective way to improve the appearance and colour of the teeth.
Dental veneers are like a shell that covers your tooth to make your smile look brighter and natural. They are often made from materials such as porcelain or composite bonding.
The procedure is very simple and the results are fantastic; we file away a small portion of your tooth, and then cement the veneer onto your tooth to provide a natural and comfortable fit.
If we do not remove plaque from our teeth regularly, the simple act of eating food causes tooth decay. After a while the teeth need repairing, and the cavities filling. These days dentists fill teeth less frequently because of better cleaning and flossing and, in recent decades, the use of fissure sealants.
The type of filling you have depends upon the size of the cavity and your cosmetic preferences. Fillings are made of composite materials (white filings), metals (amalgam) or ceramic materials (inlays/onlays). Amalgam fillings are available but modern natural tooth-coloured fillings, which mimic the colour of the tooth, are becoming more popular.
A tooth crown or dental crown is a tooth-shaped sleeve, placed over a tooth. Our dentist will match it to the shape and colour of your other teeth. We may recommend a crown to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength or to improve its appearance.
Many people have crowns. They can make a real difference to your smile. Crowns can be used to repair cracked teeth, restore decayed teeth or replace a missing tooth (where the crown is attached to a dental implant). Most people choose to have crowns that are made from porcelain as they look very natural. However you can also have metal crowns, or crowns made of both metal and porcelain.
Dental bridges offer a fixed solution for the replacement of teeth that are missing. A bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth. A crown is carefully positioned on top of and between neighbouring teeth, which are trimmed down to accommodate the bridge between them, hence the name ‘bridge’. It is often made of precious metal and covered with porcelain.
Endodontics or root canal treatment, as it’s more commonly known, is a procedure we carry out to save a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay, or after an injury or accident.
When the decay becomes so deep it reaches the nerve inside the tooth, it can become infected. Endodontic treatment removes the infection and fills in the root to prevent further damage. Further to a root canal a tooth may need crowning for long term protection
Dental implants are ideal if you have suffered any trauma, periodontal disease or severe decay. We also may recommend them if you have had teeth extracted or knocked out, or if they’ve simply come loose. They are a popular way to provide sturdy support for your new tooth or teeth.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root, and it’s often screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Once fitted, they provide the foundation to support crowns, bridges or dentures.
Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on to the grooves of the back teeth. The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth which will lead to decay.
Resin-based fissure sealants should be applied to the permanent molars of all children as early after eruption as possible. They help keep your children’s teeth healthy for many years.
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but also for general health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as:
• Gum disease
• Bone and tooth loss
• Heart disease
• Strokes, and more
We can help prevent these problems, as well as keep your breath fresh and improve your appearance. We recommend regular check-ups, and cleaning by our professional hygienists.
A denture is a removable appliance containing artificial acrylic teeth, coloured to match the ones you already have, and set into a plate. There are many different types of dentures depending on whether you are replacing just a few missing teeth or all your teeth.
Partial dentures - they replace only a few missing teeth and prevent loss of any other neighbouring teeth
Complete dentures – these are used when you have suffered severe trauma or have periodontal disease, for example; the dentures will replace all of the missing teeth in your mouth.
606 Dental is a family friendly dental practice on Warwick Road near Solihull town centre, with free parking for patients.
We offer an extensive range of treatments both on the NHS and privately. At 606 Dental we have six fully equipped surgeries and an experienced team who are dedicated to delivering outstanding dental treatment at all times. If you wish to book an appointment or if you have a dental emergency please contact the surgery and our reception team will book the appropriate appointment for you.
The practice began in 1958 when Mr Maurice Cutler relocated from North Birmingham. Mr Rodney Bowler joined later to initially help Mr Cutler with extractions as he was working as a surgical house officer which continued until his retirement. Mr Roger Bailey took over as the principal dentist in 1976 until his retirement in 2012. Mr Bailey was a prominent member of the local dental community and maintained membership and chairmanship of local dental committees up until his retirement. Under his tenure the practice expanded first with the recruitment of Ms Susan Hill who remained at the practice for 22 years.
The practice back in 1958
The practice today
Our staff are very approachable and knowledgeable, and are dedicated to making your visits as pleasant as possible. We are always interested in hearing your ideas about improving our practice and the service we provide, so your feedback is invited either in person, on our feedback forms presented on arrival or via our contact page. In the unlikely event that you have any problems after your treatment, please get in touch as we strive to keep all our patients happy.
Nervous about coming to the dentists?
Don’t worry – our team are very experienced and reassuring. Just mention your nerves to the receptionist when booking an appointment. If you’re extremely nervous we can also offer sedation. Children can be nervous too, and sometimes it can be hard to get them to come in for a check-up. We take great care to introduce them to the dentist and even make it fun! We have treated families for several generations since opening in 1958 and pride ourselves on maintaining a friendly and honest service. We believe in the NHS and welcome new patients – just call 0121 705 5925 to chat with our reception team.
MEET THE TEAM
All our staff are fully qualified, trustworthy and professional
Our dentists are technically skilled, but also understand the need to explain their proposed treatments clearly and to reduce the nerves patients may have.
Mr Daniel Çaga
BSc (Hons), BDS (Hons/Clinical Dist), Dip Rest Dent RCS (Eng), MSc (Dist.), MCGDent.
Mr Nicholas Lewis
BDS (Hons), MSc, MFDS RCSEd.,
FDS (Rest Dent) RCS Eng
BDS, Specialist Orthodontist
Hygienists and Therapists
Our experienced Dental Therapists and Hygienists not only provide excellent oral hygiene care but also more advanced periodontal treatment for patients with gum problems.
Dental Hygiene and Therapy
BSc Dental Hygiene & Therapy
Our fully qualified dental nurses give fantastic chair side assistance.
Qualified Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse
Our receptionists can help with appointments and enrolling new patients with 606 Dental.
ILM Level 5 L&M
If you are not exempt from charges, you will pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive. There are three charging bands:
Band 3 - £306.80
Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
What if you need more treatment?
If, within two months of completing a course of treatment, you need more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one – such as another filling – you don't have to pay anything extra.
However, after two months of completing a course of treatment, you will have to pay the appropriate NHS charge band for any further dental treatment.
To join the practice, make an appointment or simply ask a question, here are our contact details.
Reception Phone: 0121 705 5925 (Open Monday to Friday - 9am to 5.30pm. Thursday evenings and weekends by appointment only)
Address: 606 Dental, 606 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AA
Free car parking is available for patients. The practice is in walking distance of Solihull Town Centre.
For out of hours dental emergency call 111
We are always interested in hearing your ideas about improving our practice and the service we provide, so your feedback is invited - in person, by phone or in writing. In the unlikely event that you have any problems after your treatment please get in touch, as we strive to keep all our patients happy.
Thankfully complaints are rare. But if you have a problem and do not feel it can be resolved by talking to your dentist or one of the dental team, please write to the Practice Manager at the address above.
Complaints must be made within 12 months of the treatment. This applies to both NHS and Private treatment. For a copy of our Complaints Policy please contact the practice.