A Surrey practice can give you all the advice you need when it comes to renovating that lost smile that has become a victim of wear, tear and cracks as the years have gone by, but one of the best treatments around in Worcester Park right now to solve these ‘ageing’ problems is porcelain veneers. They not only cover up the problems of your teeth but they can hide any signs of receding gums too. First, you have to be measured up: your teeth will have their enamel removed and then a mould will be taken- this is so the veneers can be made, but until they are, you will be fitted will dummy veneers for a couple of weeks, then on their return, they are cemented onto the teeth and ‘cured’ with a heat lamp. When you first see your teeth in the mirror after your fitting, the transformation will stagger you- they’ll look so natural with a beautiful sheen that porcelain gives off and gone will be all of those problems. Considering they are so thin, when cemented into place they become very strong and durable and if you look after your veneers, they should give a good 15 years of service and you definitely get what you pay for (they are also available on the NHS).
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For all the efforts that we put into our teeth, they do start to lose their sheen with the passing years. But you really have no reason to fear, as there are many great ways to put this right and a Surrey practice recommends you have a good hard look at Enlighten Tooth Whitening: once in a blue moon, a product comes along that takes the industry by storm and makes all other techniques seem pointless- this is such a product. The results of this treatment have been staggering and have brought praise from the whole dental world. It combines you and your dentist getting together and getting you measured up for a couple of bespoke ‘air tight’ bleaching trays. Then for the next fortnight and before you go to bed, you fill the trays with the bleach and fit them in before you sleep. In the morning, you take them out and clean them and then brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste. This is repeated for fourteen nights, making sure to avoid putting anything in your mouth that could stain your teeth. Then, when you’re done, you pop back to see you dentist for a quick laser shot (if required) and you’re done! Over time, you can top up the treatment if needed, but one thing for sure, your smile will light up Surbiton.
There is a wonderful saying that can be applied to all walks of life: ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!’ However, there is no harm in evolving it though. Take a modern brace like the 6 months smile; this has all the characteristics of a traditional fixed brace and encompasses the theories used in these original techniques, but brings it bang up to date, using state of the art materials that make the brace discreet, it is tightened regularly making it fast working (the title rather gives it away!), and can cover an immense array of needs such as crowding, biting problems and gaps, it real benefit being that it concentrates its work only on the teeth that need fixing. If you have any of these problems, a Surrey practice suggests you get your Sunbury dentist and get yourself measured up, which involves having digital x-rays and images taken of your mouth in order to construct your brace. Like all fixed braces, they can be a little difficult to clean at first but with perseverance, you should be able to keep your mouth healthy through your treatment, but let’s face it, it’s only for 6 months! Surely even you can cope with that?
There are a lot of ways you can get your teeth into shape and looking lovely and health, but on some occasions, you may have to go a little further in order to restore that youthful look that has been ravished by cracks, gaps, receding gums and general wear and tear. Essentially, these problems need covering up and a Surrey practice suggests that you may like to take a look at Lumineers the next time you are at your dentists in Surbiton. These made from unique, patented porcelain, in a sense, they are a veneer. However, they are even thinner than your average porcelain veneer which makes them more versatile when it comes to fitting them. When you have a veneer fitted, it involves the removal of the teeth’s porcelain, but with a Lumineer, it is simply ‘glued’ onto the surface of the tooth and therefore, the process can be reversed. Being extremely thin, they do have a shorter longevity than normal veneers, but they are durable if cared for and can last you anywhere up to ten years. They are designed to be a quick fix, but once they are in the mouth, they will make a radical difference to your smile again.
Over time, we can put our teeth through quite a lot in Surrey and they can start to look a little jaded and discoloured, but thanks to the way dentistry has leapt forward over the past few decades, problems such as these are easily rectified and one of the most successful techniques to make your teeth a dreamy white again is Zoom teeth whitening. It is fast, cheap and painless and when it’s all done, the results will leave you breathless. All you do is sit in the dentist’s chair at your local practice and they will do the rest. First, your gums and tongue will be covered for protection and a bleaching gel will be applied to the surface of your teeth. Then, the teeth are exposed to a laser light which fires up the bleaching process, breaking down any stains as it goes. After about an hour of treatment, your teeth will have an incredible natural hue, as well as looking fantastically white. This treatment is perfect for the person on the go as it gives immediate results and if looked after, your smile should remain brilliant for a good few years and should they start to fade, then you simply have a top-up. Prices vary for this treatment but on average, they can start from as little as £75, which IS cheap, but then for what you are getting, this treatment is an absolute bargain!