Archive for the ‘Cosmetic Dentistry’ Category

Finding A Cosmetic Dentist In Grays

Friday, June 28th, 2013

When people see the term cosmetic dentist they may think of someone who works exclusively with celebrities. However cosmetic dental treatments are neither exclusive nor do they have to be expensive. With the right cosmetic dentist in Grays you can get the full benefit of effective treatment at an affordable price.

 

 

Why would I want to use a cosmetic dentist?

There are various reasons why you would want to use their services. Some people may wish to improve the look of their teeth. A teeth whitening service is a good way of improving the colour or alternatively you may want to use porcelain veneers (these are also good for covering chipped or missing teeth as well.)

Is it just a vanity thing?

Not necessarily! Say for example you lost a tooth in an accident. The gap it leaves can result in facial sagging caused by damage to the muscles. Putting an implant in the gap prevents this from happening.

Can anyone get cosmetic dental treatments?

It depends on a couple of factors for example some adult braces are only recommended for people above the age of nine. Your oral health is also a consideration as this may affect the quality of the treatment (your cosmetic dentist can offer advice on how to improve this)

Can I get regular services as well?

If you need to get regular checkups you can get them with a cosmetic dentist as well. There is also the added benefit of initial scans that they do during an initial consultation so that they are able to check your oral health and get the best possible treatment to suit you.

Are the treatments painful?

Most treatments are relatively pain free. If any pain or swelling persists the dentist can prescribe painkillers to help ease this and reduce the swelling.

How can I be sure the dentist is qualified?

A professional cosmetic dentist will be happy to discuss their experience with you during the initial consultation. Cosmetic dentistry is both a technical skill and a creative one and the best professionals will often combine their experience with an interest in art to help create the best look while at the same time maintaining long term oral health.

How do I contact a cosmetic dentist?

It is very simple! All you have to do is go to www.basrai.co.uk or call Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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Different Types Of Cosmetic Dental Treatment Essex

Monday, June 24th, 2013

There are numerous reasons why people get cosmetic dental treatment Essex

  • To improve the look of their smile and increase self confidence
  • If you chip or lose a tooth in an accident you can cover it up
  • Correct any misalignment in your mouth, prevent sagging facial muscles and other long term oral health issues
  • Cosmetic treatments can also be done as a lower risk alternative to cosmetic surgery

Treatments available

  • Teeth whitening- A professional tooth whitening service is better than a home kit for a number of reasons. The first is that a professional can apply the whitening liquids more effectively than someone trying to do it themselves. Furthermore you can be sure that what they use is safe as what you order online may or may not be approved. It is better to pay a bit more to ensure good oral health as well as whiter teeth!
  • Adult braces and cosmetic dentures- These help to straighten out teeth and correct any misalignments. If you are worried about people noticing your “train tracks” there are invisible brands that people can only see if they look close up!
  • Dental implants- Ideal for people who have chipped or missing teeth. An implant will usually be made of titanium and with proper care are guaranteed to stay in your mouth for 15-20 years.
  • Porcelain veneers- These wafer thin veneers are best for covering up stained, missing or chipped teeth. Although they are thin don’t worry as they will be bonded to your teeth.
  • Dermal fillers- These add hydration to the skin, reducing dryness of the skin as well as lines and wrinkles.

 

 

The right treatment for you

An experienced cosmetic dentist will be able to talk with you and discuss the options available to you. Everyone is different and some treatments may depend on your current oral health (for example the effect of teeth whitening is cancelled out if you smoke and discolour your teeth!)

The initial consultation with the cosmetic dentist is a good time to discuss any issues you may have. Some people can feel nervous about seeing a dentist and this is often a good time to put any fears to rest. You can also use this time to find out how experienced they are and how long the treatment will take.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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Finding The Right Cosmetic Dental Practice Essex

Friday, June 21st, 2013

You may be someone who works hard at keeping your teeth clean but still find it hard to maintain whiteness. Equally you may trip over one day and accidentally chip a tooth. Whatever the reason for seeking treatment it is worth choosing a cosmetic dental practice Essex to improve your oral health and boost self confidence.

How can a cosmetic dental practice boost self confidence?

Smiling is something that people associate with being positive. People send texts with a smiley face to indicate they feel happy and it is something that can often help get you an extra tip if you work in the service industry!

Unfortunately if you feel self conscious about your teeth then you are less likely to smile. This in turn means people can act differently around and this can often create a vicious cycle.

What treatments are right for me?

The treatments you need depend on the condition of your teeth. For example if you wanted brighter looking teeth whitening or veneers may be an option (veneers are also good for masking chipped or missing teeth). Dental implants are effective in replacing missing or chipped teeth and also prevent facial muscle sags, while adult braces help to adjust facial structure.

I don’t like drills. Are there treatments that don’t involve drilling?

A lot of treatments such as veneers do not involve any drilling at all. A lot of treatments will also use local anaesthetic so pain and swelling is often quite minimal. Furthermore if the pain or swelling is severe then the dentist can often prescribe painkillers to reduce this.

What if I want a regular check up?

Cosmetic dentists do regular cleaning and check ups as well! This is all part of the service as in order to ensure a cosmetic treatment is effective you also need to ensure that you maintain the best oral health possible (for example quitting smoking will reduce discolouration of the teeth so if you are considering quitting this is a decent motivation!)

I’m not sure if a treatment is right for me. Can I ask first?

If you want to know more then an initial consultation is the best move! It allows you to discuss any issues you may have but also allows the dentist to find out more about you and what is best suited to your needs.

 

 

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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The Benefit Of Cosmetic Dental In Essex

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

There is often the thought that cosmetic dental treatments are something exclusive. It sounds like something only available to movie stars and celebrities. However you do not necessarily have to be a superstar to afford cosmetic dental in Essex!

How does cosmetic dentistry differ from normal dentistry?

The crucial thing to realise is that the professionals who do cosmetic dental treatments do the same type of examinations as a “normal” dentist. It is not just about making people look good they still work hard to ensure that anyone getting a treatment can maintain effective oral health.

 

 

What type of treatments are available?

You have probably heard of teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. These are ideal in making teeth look whiter and more presentable. What you may not know is that adult braces can be used to reshape the mouth while dental implants can be used to fill in missing teeth and prevent mouth muscles from sagging.

Often a combination of treatments may yield the most effective results and it is worth talking with the cosmetic dentist to see what will work best for you in the long term.

I get nervous going to the dentist. How can I get over this?

Fear of the dentist is a common thing and the person who understands this most is…the dentist!

Simply put if you are worried then talk to them and they will tell you about how the treatments will work, their qualifications and so forth. An initial consultation is your opportunity to find out more and get the information you need to make the right choice.

Can I get any treatment?

Some treatments will be restricted in terms of age and oral health. Lifestyle choices can also have an effect such as smoking (especially since smoking discolours the teeth and therefore will negate treatments designed to whiten the teeth).

While budget may be an issue you need to consider long term costs (for example paying for adhesives for dentures, more visits when getting cheaper adult braces etc).

I’m not sure if I want to pay for treatment. Can I talk to them first?

A professional cosmetic dentist should not pressure you or make you feel obliged to get treatment. A free initial consultation allows the dentist to give you advice and make recommendations but it is still your choice. This consultation also allows the dentist to look at you and make recommendations based on your individual circumstances.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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How To Compare Cosmetic Dentists Essex

Monday, June 17th, 2013

In some respects choice is good. If there was only one brand of clothing we would get bored quickly. If the only ice cream flavour was vanilla then you would have a lot of people who didn’t like ice cream because they don’t like that flavour (same with chocolate, strawberry etc). Likewise there are a number of cosmetic dentists Essex to choose from and it is worth knowing how to find the one who is right for you!

Location

Location is obviously an issue. You need to ensure that the dentist is reasonably near you so that you are not spending too much money travelling towards them.

Cost

This is not simply about who is the cheapest. You need to consider how much the treatment costs but also what you are getting for that price. Also it is worth remembering that treatments that seem cheap at first may prove cheaper in the long term.

For example most adult braces are fitted for around two to three years. This means that during that time you need them to be properly fitted and this can take a number of visits. If you get the more expensive six month model by definition this needs fewer visits, so it is worth considering the overall cost in the long term as well as the upfront costs.

Quality

Another good example of this is teeth whitening. It is possible to get a home whitening kit and apply it yourself. However this relies on you closely following the instructions and being able to apply it and get the best results. For a more even application and to ensure it is applied safely it is better to use a professional service.

Experience

One of the most crucial things of all! You need to be sure that the person doing a treatment is qualified to do so. Furthermore if someone is nervous a professional will help them relax and make them understand the process, allowing people to make a more informed decision.

Equally you need to remember that they may not do the treatment themselves but work with another professional. If this is the case they ought to be able to show that the people they work with are qualified and experienced as well.

Initial consultation

A cosmetic dentist ought to offer a free consultation. This will allow you to ask any questions you may have and also allows the dentist to check your oral health and decide the appropriate treatment to suit your personal requirements.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

 

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Choosing A Cosmetic Dentist In Essex

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

When people see the term cosmetic dentist in Essex they may be under the misapprehension that people take these treatments purely out of vanity. However the treatments that a cosmetic dentist offers are not only there to make people look good but can also improve your long term oral health and self confidence as well.

What kind of treatments does a cosmetic dentist offer?

There are numerous treatments on offer. What you choose depends largely on how you want to improve your smile and what your cosmetic dentist thinks is most appropriate. Here is a quick overview of what they can do for you-

  • Teeth whitening- Some people may ask “I can get a home whitening kit, why do I need to pay the extra?” The simple fact is that a professional will give you the best results and will also ensure that the whitening is done safely.
  • Adult braces- As with children and teenagers braces allow you to get your teeth straightened. If you are worried about people noticing them you can get clear braces or short term six month models that allow you to wear them for a shorter period of time.
  • Porcelain veneers- Ideal for hiding missing, chipped or misshapen teeth. They also help to improve the look of teeth.
  • Dental implants- As with veneers these can be use to hide missed and chipped teeth but also prevents muscle sagging caused by gaps between teeth.
  • Dentures- There are numerous types available including cosmetic dentures to improve the shape of the mouth.

I don’t want to look like I have work done! Can I get a treatment with a cosmetic dentist that doesn’t look too obvious?

 

Quite simply yes! An experienced cosmetic dentist will use treatments that improve the look of a smile but equally looks natural so that only an extreme close up observation shows signs of work being done.

 

 

What about regular dental appointments?

As well as cosmetic treatments it is also possible to get regular cleaning and checkups with a cosmetic dentist as well!

How can I be sure that I am getting a good cosmetic dentist?

You want to make sure that the person doing the treatments is qualified. The easiest way to check is ask them! A good cosmetic dentist ought to be willing to discuss their experience as well as alleviate any concerns you may have.

They will usually talk with you during any initial consultation. It is also during this time that they may take scans and learn about your oral health to see what treatments are appropriate for you.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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Get A Better Smile With Cosmetic Dental Treatments In Essex

Monday, May 27th, 2013

A lot of people think to themselves “I wish I could look like my favourite movie star”. Inevitably the things they are attracted to are their facial features. However you do not need to be a movie star or a millionaire to get cosmetic dental treatments in Essex. (more…)

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Cosmetic Treatments Available In Essex

Friday, May 24th, 2013

People often dream about being able to afford makeovers, plastic surgery and so forth. It is often something people say they will do “when they win the lottery.” The thing is that a lot of the treatments you can have to improve your self confidence do not require multiple millions and with the cosmetic treatments available in Essex you can get your makeover at a surprising affordable price!

Below are a few examples of the treatments available to you.

Tooth whitening

Yes there are toothpastes and home kits that offer whitening. However the toothpastes offer a limited amount of whitening and you need to be very careful with home based kits, both in terms of making sure they are genuine and (more importantly) safe.

Professional teeth whitening will be done with your oral health in mind so can be both safer and more effective. They can also offer advice on how to improve your oral health so that you can ensure stains do not undo their good work!

Non Surgical Face Lifts

Yes you did read that correctly! You do not need surgery in order to get a facelift. With professionally administered injections of botox you can smooth out wrinkles on the face. While often thought of as something that works on the forehead, it equally works on smoothing out lines and wrinkles around the eyes and the midsection of the face too.

Dermal fillers

These are used to restore plumpness in the skin. This is often especially useful for older people as the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin fall, creating dryness and increasing the appearances of lines and wrinkles. The process is very safe and painless, so you can be assured you will get gain without pain!

 

 

Juvederm

Skin tends to dry out as it gets older. One way of restoring it is by using a gel filler called Juvederm. This product is particularly effective at smoothing out wrinkles and last for up to a year!

Find out more

Every client is different and an experienced cosmetic practitioner will be sensitive to any concerns. They can also discuss any potential risks or side effects, although these are often quite minimal. You can also use this time to find out about their experience and the feedback they have received from other clients.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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The Benefits Of A Cosmetic Dentist In Essex

Monday, May 20th, 2013

There are numerous reasons why you may want to use the services of a cosmetic dentist. For example think of any of these situations have ever applied to you:-

  • Do you ever avoid having your picture taken because you feel self conscious?
  • You have tried whitening toothpaste and home whitening kits but still want whiter teeth.
  • You accidentally chipped or lost a tooth in an accident and now have a gap.
  • You are looking for alternatives to dentures.

 

All of these situations and more can be dealt with by a cosmetic dentist in Essex. Let’s look at each one and see what can be done with cosmetic dental treatments.

Dealing with self consciousness

The way you deal with this depends on why you feel self conscious. For example if teeth are discoloured you may want to consider a laminate like the Snap On Smile placed over the teeth. This often helps people to relax.

If you have teeth that point out a bit then you may want to smooth them over with tooth contouring. This is often done in conjunction with teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening

This process is often misunderstood. There is the fear of an overly fake look. In reality a cosmetic dentist will look at the natural shading of your teeth and improve it. Tooth whitening often improves teeth by a couple of shades, something that the dentist can show you during an initial consultation.

Chipped or lost teeth

If you have lost a tooth it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. The reason is that the nerve endings where the tooth used to be can close up, making it harder to put an implant in there later on.

The good news is if you can get an implant in there you can often use them in exactly the same way as a regular tooth and should not impair what you eat, how you brush your teeth and so forth.

Alternatives to dentures

There are a number of alternatives if you do not want to use adhesives. Implants and Invisalign detachable trays can be used to straighten the teeth without having to worry about anything coming loose while eating food, jogging and so forth!

 

 

The right treatment for you

How do you know what cosmetic dental treatment is right for you? It’s simple- go to a professional and talk to them. They can go over the options so you can find something appropriate for your needs.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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Choosing Cosmetic Dental Treatments In Essex

Friday, May 17th, 2013

You can find a number of cosmetic dental treatments in Essex. However different people have different needs. What you want largely depends on your current oral health and the areas you would like to improve. This quick overview will look at possible problems and possible solutions.

I have a missing tooth and want something in place that is easy to look after.

In this situation a titanium implant is ideal. Titanium implants are often useful because they allow you to carry on eating, playing sports and so forth without fear of anything coming loose. Furthermore there is no need for any adhesive.

I have stains on my teeth.

There are a couple of options for this. One option is tooth whitening. While there are kits you can use at home the danger is that you may not apply it properly. A trained professional can ensure that any bleaching agent used is safe and applied properly with minimal risk.

If you do not want teeth whitening then another alternative is the Snap On Smile. This is a thin resin that can be placed over the teeth. It is also a good way of covering up missing teeth or any gaps.

I have pointy teeth that stick out from the others.

A good way to deal with this is tooth contouring. This is where teeth are smoothed over to create a more consistent look. This can often be done in combination with teeth whitening for the most effective results.

I need to wear braces but I don’t like the thought of people knowing I’m wearing them!

 

If this applies to you Invisalign may be your best option. These are clear trays that are placed on the mouth in order to straighten them. They are removable so you can also eat or play sports as you normally would without the fear they will suddenly slip off and cause you embarrassment!

How do I know what treatment is right for me?

The simplest way to find out if a treatment is right for you is to talk to the expert directly. You can ask them any questions regarding how the treatment will work and equally an expert can look at your oral health and offer recommendations appropriate to your personal needs. Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

 

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