July 10th, 2012
Porcelain veneers offer the possibility of straight, white teeth that look beautiful and natural. With time all teeth become discoloured and stained through consumption of coffee, tea, red wine and numerous other things. Teeth whitening products may be effective to some degree but for a completely bright, white shine you should enquire about porcelain veneers. Equally, whether your teeth naturally developed misaligned or altered due to physical trauma, porcelain veneers will be able to straighten and align your teeth into a perfect smile.
Porcelain veneers are placed onto your teeth to create a brand new surface. The procedure will involve the removal of a thin layer of enamel from your teeth, on the new surface the veneers can be bonded into position to create a strong and durable new surface with full functionality. Because the original teeth are reduced in thickness before positioning, the new veneers will add no additional size or depth to your teeth, they will eventually feel like your natural teeth.
Beyond cosmetic changes porcelain veneers can solve some dental issues. Acid erosion, through the consumption of an acid diet including soft drinks and juice, can severely damage the enamel of your teeth. This will eventually expose the soft dentin of your teeth and with time endanger the integrity of the entire tooth. Veneers placed over damaged areas will offer a new source of protection against erosion and protect your teeth over the long term. Other areas within which it can help are teeth grinding, cracks and chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers can be made to address a wide variety of dental issues and leave you with a great smile.
July 8th, 2012
The number of products available for tooth whitening is starting to become mind boggling. As the number of people looking for effective teeth whitening increases so do the options available. Surbiton dentists now have a new whitening technology called Enlighten that may make your decision a lot easier. While many whitening products simply attempt to brighten your teeth, Enlighten allows you a range of ten white shades from which to pick, this allows you to get the tone of white that is perfect for your unique smile.
Regular brushing and flossing of your teeth will help you keep your teeth white. But with the amounts of caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and other tooth staining products we consume it becomes impossible to keep the white as sparkling as we would like. Enlighten is able to brighten teeth at any level of discolouration with a range of products. For mild discolouration and staining there is a home kit that allows you to apply the product at your convenience. For heavier discolouration and staining, or just to get the brightest white, you will need to visit your local dentist to have the professional level treatment. Go for a dental visit with your local practice to discuss which product would be most effect for your individual needs.
Depending on usage, Enlighten teeth whitening will last for about three years, at which point your dentist can give you a touch up. To maintain the white teeth and healthy oral hygiene it is essential that you continue with a good dental routine. This must involve brushing at least twice a day and flossing regularly.
July 6th, 2012
Whether as your teeth develop when you’re a teenager or later on as an adult, nobody likes to have crooked teeth. There are a number of different braces that are able to straighten out your teeth, though the majority of them take up to two years of wearing before decent results can be seen. A new system developed in the USA allows teeth to be aligned and straightened in only 6 months. Not only is it fast acting but even when wearing the six month smile braces they are almost invisible.
You will no longer need to try and cover your mouth when speaking, eating and laughing, you will have a smile you can be proud of. To see if Six Month Smile would be appropriate for you speak to your Sunbury dentist about the process. The braces are able to fix a variety of different dental conditions. Crowded teeth can be gently spaced out to create a clean line. Spaced teeth can be brought together to close the gaps. An asymmetrical smile can be balanced out. And gum lines that are uneven can be appropriately arranged. Although Six Month Smile covers a broad range, there are some conditions, such as under or over bites, where your dentist may suggest different treatments.
If you want your teeth rearranged but don’t want an unattractive brace in your mouth for several years, Six Month Smile may be the best option for you. The procedure will take a few visits to the dentist in order to take impressions of your teeth and have the product produced and fitted. The dentist will also arrange follow up consultations to check on the progress over time.
July 4th, 2012
Traditionally made with porcelain, veneers offered the possibility of making your smile perfectly straight and white. While veneers were effective at creating a new appearance, the thickness of the porcelain required the removal of a layer of enamel from the teeth, essentially making the procedure irreversible. Lumineers are a new type of ultra thin veneers that can be placed on top of the existing enamel without causing any discomfort or inconvenience.
If you are looking for a solution to discoloured and/or crooked teeth, speak to your Surbiton dentist about the possibilities of Lumineers veneers. With Lumineers your original teeth remain untouched, the Lumineers are bonded directly on to the surface without any need to alter your natural teeth. Unlike other veneers, Lumineers are made of patented cerinate porcelain. This type of porcelain is much stronger than others, the additional strength allow the material to be used several degress thinner than other types.
The procedure is fairly straightforward and will begin with a consultation at the dental practice in Surbiton to discuss the full range of options available to you. Lumineers are able to cover a wide range of dental issues, from stained and discoloured teeth to chipped or crooked teeth. If you decide that Lumineers are right for you the procedure is quick and easy, normally not requiring any form of anaesthetic. Using a set to specifically match your teeth and gum sizes, the Lumineers are carefully bonded over your natural teeth, creating a secure and long lasting veneer.
July 2nd, 2012
Coffee, red wine, smoking and many other things gradually discolour our teeth. Even with the most rigorous dental hygiene routine, our teeth won’t stay bright white. While teeth whitening products have been available for some time, the technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and your Surrey dentist is now able to offer a faster, brighter and more durable whitener than ever.
Zoom teeth whitening is a specially formulated gel that bleaches the enamel and dentin of your teeth. The process is completely safe and there are options to do it at home or at your local dentist practice. Whether doing it at home or at the dentist, it is important to first visit your dentist for a consultation to make sure that Zoom is the best choice for you. Your dentist will be able to talk you through all the options. After the treatment you may find your teeth have a heightened sensitivity for a few days before returning to normal, except with a bright white colour.
For quickest results it is advised that you have the procedure with your dentist. They are able to use more powerful versions of Zoom that have a quicker and immediate effect. During the procedure your lips and gums will be covered as the high concentration gel is applied directly to your teeth. A specially designed Zoom power lamp is then used to heat the gel to the specific temperature at which it will set, the lamp will be used for about an hour. After the procedure you should have immediate results with shining, white teeth.