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Making a Beautiful Smile.

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Making a better smile

It is easy to forget that one of the major benefits in going to a dentist is that they can improve your smile. Whether it is your regularly scheduled deep clean, a bleaching or porcelain veneers there are a lot of things that a dentist can do to make a better smile.

Why is this important?

Smiling is an outward sign of confidence. Being able to smile often then makes people around you feel more at ease and this in turn increases self confidence.

Furthermore having clean teeth, fresh breath and so forth are signs of good oral health.

What can I do to improve my smile?

It is not just the dentist who looks after your teeth! There are various things you can do to reduce stains on teeth, keep them clean and maintain the quality of your smile.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day and as thoroughly as possible. Avoid brushing too hard but do it for at least two minutes. This will allow you to keep your teeth clean.
Cut down on fruit juices and sugary snacks- These can cause damage to your teeth. With kids encourage them to use straws and dilute juices with water to reduce damage to their developing teeth.
Quit smoking- Amongst other health problems (including an increased risk of mouth cancer) smoking causes discolouration of the teeth.
Cut down on coffee and red wine as these can also cause discolouration.
Chew sugar free whitening gum after snacks and meals.

What can my dentist do?

A dentist can improve your smile with various treatments including (but not limited to)

Deep cleans (often this will be part of your regular half yearly appointment)
Porcelain veneers

It is worth remembering that not all dentists can do these procedures so it is vital to check this before you book an appointment.
How can I be sure the dentist is qualified for a cosmetic procedure?

During an initial consultation a dentist ought to be willing to discuss their professional background and allow you to look into their qualifications. As well as academic qualifications there is also the importance of how they act towards you.

Ideally they should also have testimonials from previous clients or some form of reference that you can check. In some respects it is also an instinct- a professional ought to make you feel comfortable before a procedure and any consultation should not come with feelings of obligation.

What can I do to keep my smile looking good?

Looking after your teeth is just one aspect of a good smile. For example if you have a job interview coming up maintaining eye contact and smiling will often show someone who is confident. This often has the psychological effect of boosting your own confidence (a kind of “virtuous circle”)

In terms of cosmetic procedures a dentist ought to explain any aftercare procedures. For example with some adult braces there may be a period where you can’t eat harder solid foods.

With the right dentist you can be sure of a good smile! Call us on 01375481000 for a FREE Consultation!


Why porcelain veneers in Essex are very popular today

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Porcelain veneers in Essex
have many uses.

They enhance appearance of teeth and also protect damaged teeth. The device is made from thin film of a restorative material. It is placed on surface of teeth directly. Porcelain of two types is used to make veneers – composite and dental. Composite veneers are constructed in mouth directly. They could also be made in laboratories and then glued on the teeth. They are glued to teeth with the help of an adhesive like Panavia that is a resin cement type. But porcelain veneers are fabricated only indirectly. Charles Pincus was the first to invent veneers in California. When veneers were first invented they failed to remain glued to the teeth for long as the adhesive that was used was the same as that used for the dentures. They were very commonly used at the time by actors for changing the look of teeth.

In early 80’s, 2 dentists, Simonsen and Calamia, found that hydrofluoric acid could be used for engraving porcelain. They also discovered that it was possible to enhance veneers by using composite resins along with porcelain. It was this that enabled permanent placing of the veneers on surface of teeth. Currently due to improved resins and cements, porcelain veneers in Essex are able to last for almost 3 decades. They need replacement when they get stained, cracked or chipped, leaked, decayed or because of shrinking of gum line. They are even damaged by physical impact or tooth grinding. The cost of veneers varies depending on location of dentist and their experience with the porcelain veneer technology. A year ago a tooth would cost you around 1000 to 3000.

So how are composite veneers and porcelain veneers different? The latter are better as they do not get stained easily. They are also sturdier. Veneers have become increasingly popular with patients as well as dentists, especially cosmetic dentists. They are also very popular among celebrities. The reason for this is that porcelain veneers dramatically and instantly improve look of smile and teeth. They are among the greatest solutions for individuals who have spaced and small teeth. These problems cannot be solved by Orthodontists. Also the veneers are used for repairing teeth which have undergone wear and hence look old. Many people possess teeth that are positioned incorrectly in jaw. Besides this, the porcelain veneers in Essex could also lengthen teeth that are very short or fill spaces between teeth where gums have moved away.

They are a great choice for making teeth look a lot more symmetrical in shape as well as color. Another reason why porcelain veneers are popular is the procedure is not invasive. Hardly any risks are associated with the treatment. Through they might seem to be miracle procedure for many dental issues, they do have their critics. Some people are of the opinion that they are overused by cosmetic dentists for treating dental problems and they believe that this could be unhealthy particularly in situations where the veneers are used for straightening otherwise healthy pearly whites. The reason for this is that around 30% of tooth surface is destroyed for applying veneers. But temporary veneers made of flexible resin that are available could be placed on surface of teeth and removed to be reused.

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Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Are you looking to improve your appearance? When many of us think of cosmetic improvements, traditional cosmetic surgery procedures, like breast enlargements, facelifts, and liposuction, often come to mind. With that said, those are not the only types of cosmetic surgical procedures you can undergo. If you are looking to improve your smile, namely by way of your teeth, you may want to visit a cosmetic dentist.

As nice as it is to hear that there is such a thing as a cosmetic dentist, who specializes in the appearance of teeth, not just the health of them, you may be looking for more information. One of the most common questions asked concerns procedures. Many wonder what type of cosmetic dentistry procedures are available to them. The good news is that there are quite a few, some of which are briefly highlighted below.

A gum lift is a common cosmetic surgery that is performed by cosmetic dentists. Although most individuals want to change the appearance of their teeth, the teeth aren’t always the main problem. If you have uneven or excess gums, your teeth may look uneven and possibly even crooked. If that is the case, a gum lift is advised. During the cosmetic surgical procedure, your excess gum will be removed, giving you an even, flawless smile.

Veneers are another common cosmetic dentistry procedure that is performed. In fact, veneers are increasing in popularity. They are designed for those who have imperfections with their teeth. These imperfections often include cracked teeth, crooked teeth, or teeth with a significant amount of staining. As for how the procedure works, each tooth will be resized and reshaped. Then, a mold will be taken of the “new,” tooth. The dentist’s laboratory will then create a custom mold, which will be bonded to your reshaped tooth. Although veneers are a great way to cut down the cost of dental work, please know that they are permanent and that the procedures cannot be reversed.

Another common cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed by qualified dentists is that of dental implants. Do you have a missing tooth or a tooth that needs to be pulled? If you do, dentures may not be a viable option, especially if the rest of your teeth are in healthy shape. If that is the case, dental implants are advised. With dental implants, an artificial tooth is used. That artificial tooth is securely anchored into the jaw bone or the gums. As with veneers, dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. The above mentioned cosmetic dental procedures are those that can also be considered surgical procedures. It is also important to know that there are additional procedures performed by cosmetic dentists. These procedures are often less invasive and they are typically more affordable. One of those procedures is that of teeth whitening. A professional teeth whitening procedure can reduce stains that are due to coffee, smoking, and aging.

Regardless of how much we all care for our teeth, many of us develop cavities. If you do, the common choice of dentists is that of metal fillings. Ask a cosmetic dentist, however, and they will have a different view. If you are looking to keep your smile and your mouth attractive, you should examine tooth colored fillings. A cosmetic dentist can use a colored coded chart to create the perfect match. Before that is done, however, you may also want to consider undergoing a teeth whitening procedure.

As you can see, you have a number of different options when looking to improve both the health and appearance of your teeth. In fact, the above mentioned procedures are just a few of your many options. You should schedule a consultation appoint with a local, qualified cosmetic dentist to develop an appropriate plan of action. As a reminder, a healthy, beautiful smile can do you wonders. For starters, you will likely notice a significant improvement in your self-esteem and self-confidence.

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