All the dental care you need in Canterbury


At A1 Dental in Canterbury our mission is to provide a full spectrum of general dental services for patients of all ages, designed to keep the whole mouth as healthy as possible while preventing more serious problems occurring in the future.

Our dentists perform thorough routine check-ups and examinations, including dental X-rays as required, which gives us the chance to spot any problems early on. We offer screening for the growing problem of oral cancer and offer you an opportunity to discuss any concerns about your oral health. We also recommend that you see our dental hygienist twice a year for a proper ‘deep clean’ of your mouth and gums to keep plaque under control and prevent the onset of decay.


If necessary, if your mouth is overcrowded or a tooth is past the point of repair we can perform extractions using local anaesthetic, always ensuring our patients are as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the procedure.

Ideally, regular check-ups and a good oral health routine should mean fillings are unnecessary, but unfortunately patients can still experience pain and discomfort caused by tooth decay. Having a filling is a simple, painless procedure at A1 Dental that will successfully treat decay in the majority of cases and restore the problem tooth to full strength.

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Whilst fillings available on the NHS are usually made of amalgam and are silver in colour, many patients today prefer to opt for white fillings which are designed to match the colour of their existing teeth. White fillings are made up of a composite resin, far stronger than they once were, making them a viable, long-lasting and aesthetic alternative to amalgam.

Can an extracted tooth be replaced?

There are a number of options to replace missing teeth. Depending on your individual circumstances and budget these include dental implants, bridges or dentures. Your dentist will discuss the best solution for you.

How often should I visit the dentist?

It’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis to ensure your teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible. Your dentist will discuss with you how often you should come in for check-ups. This could be anywhere between three to 24 months.

Do fillings hurt?

Whatever type of filling you have, composite or amalgam, it won’t be painful. Fillings are carried out under local anaesthetic so you shouldn’t feel a thing during the procedure. If the thought of an injection worries you, just let us know as we have a number of proven techniques available to help soothe the nerves of even the most anxious of patients.