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Treatment Options

We are a mixed dental practice which means we provide NHS and private dental treatments. We also provide a range of cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening and offer expert advice on smile aesthetics. Our dentists will discuss treatment options with you and explain treatment procedures. You will receive a copy of the proposed treatment plan, with a quote if necessary, before the start of your treatment.

New Patients

We are currently taking on new private, Denplan and NHS patients.

Tratments Options
Tratments Options
Tratments Options

Emergency Appointments

If you require urgent treatment following swelling, pain or dental injury you may need an emergency appointment. Our emergency appointments are around 9.00 am and 2.00 pm weekdays. If you are a patient at this practice contact the practice on 0151 525 3598 to make an emergency appointment. Unfortunately we can only offer emergency appointments to people who are undergoing treatment at the practice or regularly attending routine checkups. 

Please note that emergency appointments are fitted around our appointment book and waiting times can be long. There is a charge for NHS and private emergency appointments unless you are under 18, exempt from paying or a Denplan member.

If the emergency occurs out of hours and you are:

  • an NHS patient, call NHS England on 0161 476 9651 -please note they will deal with acute dental emergencies only
  • a pay as you go private patient, call NHS England on 0161 476 9651
  • a Denplan patient call 0151 525 3598 for emergency cover


Strict treatment guidelines are set by the national health service. Treatment under the NHS will cover what is clinically necessary for the proper functioning and maintenance of oral health. NHS patients may opt to have certain treatments on a private basis. Services such as teeth whitening are not available through the NHS. 

Private Dentistry

Private treatment allows the dentist complete freedom to provide the very highest standard of treatment and materials. We have no restrictions on the type of materials we provide or how often we see you. Appointments are longer to allow plenty of time to complete your treatment at a relaxed pace. Private treatment is especially good if you are anxious about your treatment of have complex dental needs. Private appointments are more readily availiable and waiting times are shorter.


Many patients opting for private dentistry choose Denplan Care or Denplan Essentials to spread the cost of their private treatment. Denplan encourages you to take control of your oral health with regular access to private dental care helping to keep you and your family’s teeth and gums healthy and prevent problems in the future. Denplan Essentials includes two private examinations, two scale and polishes, out of hours’ emergency care and dental insurance for only £15.53 per month.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work which focuses on improving the aesthetics of your teeth whilst simultaneously improving durability and function. Our dentists will be able to advise you on the appropriate cosmetic treatment and will work with you so you achieve an even natural smile.

Our before and after gallery shows the results which can be achieved by cosmetic dentistry at the practice:


Our Gallery

Our before and after gallery show examples of cosmetic dentistry at the practice. We understand the importance of your confidence in the dental professionals and are proud to show off the ability of our experienced staff!

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Flexible Payment Options

Denplan are the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist. Payment plans are perfect for anyone who would like to focus on preventitive dentistry and regular hygiene care.

Finance4Patients provide a simple and affordable way to spread the total cost of dental treatment through interest free loans.

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Treatments available at the practice:

Treatments available at the practice

Enlighten Home Whitening


At Rice Lane Dental we offer home teeth whitening by Enlighten - the world's best performing teeth whitening treatment. The whitening trays are custom made for your mouth and the system carries a B1 shade guarantee. We recommend Enlighten to patients before cosmetic treatment, so that subsequent dental work can be matched to a brighter smile. 

Enlighten teeth whitening is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2 week home treatment followed by a one hour surgery visit.

The cost of Enlighten home teeth whitening is £395 which includes a custom made mold, two syringes containing whitening solution, desensitiser swabs, prolonged teeth whitening toothpaste and a one hour surgery visit. You can spread the cost of teeth whitening over the year with our 0% finance deal. Additional bleaching syringes are £55 each.


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White Fillings

White fillings are increasing in popularity as a natural looking alternative to dark amalgam fillings. Made up of a plastic and glass mixture white fillings are tooth-coloured and can be used to fill dental cavities and restore the appearance of teeth. White filling restorations are a quick and non-invasive method used to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are made up of a mixture of metals and are strong and durable. They are a low-cost alternative to white fillings and have been used in dentistry for around 150 years. 


Teeth may have to be extracted because of cavities, orthodontic or cosmetic reasons. Extractions are often necessary to end pain, infection and maintain a healthy mouth. All extractions are carried out under local anaesthetic and are pain free. The dentist will explain options for filling the gap as a result of the extraction, whether this be a bridge, denture or implant.

For advice on what to do following your tooth extraction, click here to view or print an information leaflet.

Root Canal

Sometimes, infection in a tooth may spread to the bone or pulp, which can be deduced by taking an x-ray of a painful tooth. A root filling involves clearing infected material and refilling the cavity. Depending on the shape of the infection some root fillings are easier to fill than others. Occasionally a tooth is not able to be filled and an extraction may be needed. First time root fillings are usually successful however second attempt success rates are generally lower. If a tooth does not settle after a root canal procedure, treatment may be referred to a specialist and is done under local anaesthesia. The technical terms for this is apicectomy or surgical endodontics.


Crowns are usually a good option for patients that have broken or heavily filled teeth. Crowns can also be a treatment option as a follow up to root fillings and to strengthen dentures or dental bridges. They can be made from ceramics or porcelain and are placed onto the top of a prepared tooth.


Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite which fit on to the front of a tooth. They may improve colour, size or position of the teeth.

Dental Bridges, Partial and Full Dentures

These treatment options are available to people who are missing one or more teeth leaving a gap. A gap may become problematic for remaining teeth, putting unnecessary strain on them and interfering with bite. Treatment options are dependent on the number and proximity of the missing teeth. We do not provide dental implants at our surgery however we are able to refer you to an implant specialist should you decide to choose this option.

Gum Contouring and Reshaping

You may be unhappy with the proportions of your gums which may be a result of genetics, age or taking certain medications. Gum contouring can improve the appearance of teeth by altering the proportion of visible gums.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a fast and non evasive way to improve the appearance of teeth. Composite material is built around the tooth to improve shape or size.


Orthodontic treatment

DENTALIGN ORMSKIRK 55 Burscough Street, Ormskirk: 01695 581 212

THE ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE 84 Rodney Street, Liverpool: 0151 709 1980

Invisalign clear braces

Wisdom tooth removal


Hygiene Treatments

Dental hygienists and therapists are specialised at cleaning teeth. They are able to give a thorough clean using special instruments to remove debris and staining which builds up on the surface of your teeth over time. We recommend visiting the hygienist several times a year to monitor your oral health.

Hygiene Treatments

Scale and Polish

This treatment involves the removal plaque and tartar from the front and back of the teeth using an ultrasonic tip. The hygienist then uses a prophylaxis paste to polish the teeth helping to remove staining. This treatment leaves your teeth smooth and clean. If you are thinking of teeth whitening treatments we recommend a scale and polish before this procedure. If you are a Denplan Essentials member you already receive two scale and polishes per year included in your plan.

Prevention of gum disease and hygiene advice

Characteristics of gum disease include itchy, enflamed or bleeding gums. Whilst most symptoms can be stablised if managed correctly, ignoring symptoms can progress into tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. Poor oral hygiene can also lead to halitosis (foul smelling breath) and science is continuing to emphasize how poor dental hygiene may negatively affect overall health.

The hygienist will advise you on the best ways to clean your teeth tailored to your dental needs. Hygienists are able to spot areas which you may have missed when brushing and can help to stabilise gum disease. The hygienist may recommend certain dental hygiene products to target plaque removal and tips for improving your brushing and flossing technique.


We believe the key to good oral health through to adulthood starts early. Both our dentists ensure children are relaxed by adopting a gentle approach and will make the visit enjoyable and stress free for your child. Children are even rewarded with stickers and their very own appointment cards. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied to the practice by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

As well as oral health, protecting kids who partake in contact sports is vital in ensuring they don't lose teeth in the event of a sports injury. Our dentists can make gumshields from impressions taken from your child's teeth. Tailored to your child's mouth these gumshields provide the ultimate protection and don't fall out! Kids can choose to personalise their gumshield with different colours.

Oral health advice for children

CHANGE4LIFE Sugar feeds bacteria in the mouth leading to tooth decay. We recommend the Change4Life website for smart information about sugar intake.

NHS ADVICE ON TOOTH DECAY 'In 2014-15 there were 33,781 cases of children, aged 10 and under, needing the removal of one or more teeth - a rise of 3% on the previous year.' (NHS England) It is more important than ever to understand the impact of a poor diet on tooth decay. Follow the link for advice on preventing tooth decay.

Children Treatments

Dental Examination

During your child’s dental examination, the dentist will check your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child's bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. The dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride. It is important that you are positive about your child’s visit. This will stop your child worrying about dental treatment.

Fluoride and Fissure Sealants

Fluoride and fissure sealants prevent tooth decay. Fluoride should ideally be applied to children’s teeth twice a year by the hygienist or therapist. Fluoride application and fissure sealants are pain free treatments.

Orthodontic Referral

Children are most commonly referred for orthodontics in their early teens. We can refer children for private or NHS orthodontics following an examination. Ask the dentist about orthodontic referral during a routine checkup.

DENTALIGN ORMSKIRK 55 Burscough Street, Ormskirk: 01695 581 212

THE ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE 84 Rodney Street, Liverpool: 0151 709 1980


During your child’s dental examination, the dentist will check your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child's bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. The dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride. It is important that you are positive about your child’s visit. This will stop your child worrying about dental treatment.

Tooth Extractions

If tooth extractions are necessary, this will either be carried out by the dentist or our dental therapist. Some teeth are extracted because they contain cavities and some are extracted for orthodontic treatment. Extractions are necessary for ending pain and infection, ensuring that your child’s mouth remains healthy. Your child will not feel any pain as all extractions are performed under local anaesthetic. If your child becomes particularly distressed or uncomfortable with the procedure, we can refer to a hospital to have the teeth extracted under general anaesthesia or sedation.

For advice on what to do following your child’s tooth extraction, click here to view or print an information leaflet.