Many patients seek a smile overhaul in order to get the smile they have always wanted. This can be a lifelong dream or perhaps because of an upcoming event such as wedding. Smile makeovers offer the very latest cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures used are all down to each individual patient’s needs. Treatments can include veneers, teeth whitening, modern braces or even dental implants. Some patients seek a glamorous Hollywood style smile makeover using veneers in order to achieve a beautiful dazzling smile. Others may want to create a more natural smile using whitening treatment, we modify smile makeover treatment to suit each of our patients. We offer innovative and natural looking porcelain veneers which fit over the front of the teeth to create a natural smile. Porcelain looks extremely natural and these veneers can also be used to hide gaps or stained teeth. We also offer Enlighten teeth bleaching treatment for those wanting a whiter, brighter smile. This involves at-home whitening for two weeks with an in-house final whitening which can achieve the B1 shade of white. Whatever cosmetic dental treatment you are seeking, here at Mulberry Dental care near Weybridge we can give you the smile makeover you have always wanted.
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There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your teeth and gums, but if you feel that something is awry at all, you should take yourself off to see your dentist straight away; bleeding gums is most certainly one of these situations. It could just be that you are using an over abrasive brush or just being too vigorous with your brushing; more sinister though is that it could be the early signs of gum disease and if you don’t nip this in the bud now, it will ravish your teeth and gums if it gets a foothold, and affect your heart and other vital organs at a later date. Your dentist can ascertain the extent of the problem and then set you on a course of treatment to stop it. You will have to do a lot at home too: change your toothbrush anyway to something less abrasive and once you have cleaned your teeth, rinse with salt water, as this will stop the bleeding. Introduce some herbal remedies into your daily routine because they can help soothe the gums; massage your gums as well so that it stimulates the blood flow through the tiny vessels that occupy the gums. Finally, if you smoke, then stop; smoking dries out the gums and the disease will thrive on this. Remember one thing: you have now started a dangerous situation and you will have to be continuously vigilant from now on if you don’t want this to go on any further. Also, call Mulberry Dental Care; they serve Molesey and can provide with everything you need to know about bleeding gums and gum disease.
When we are young and devil-may-care, we can be forgiven for taking our bodies for granted; we don’t even consider what we put our systems through. But when you break the body down, it is very fragile in places- like the jaws for example. Where the jaws come together on each side, they are hinged by the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ- an abbreviation also used to describe the condition when these joints start to go wrong. They are very tiny and fragile; the only protection they have is from the muscle tissue that surrounds them. Now, they can take the everyday things that are thrown at them, like chewing and talking, but they don’t take kindly to being exposed to extra curricular threats, like from contact sports or teeth grinding; grinding especially can devastate these joints. The first signs of something going wrong are when your jaws click when you chew, or open and close your mouth; they may also ache a lot. You are now descending into a dangerous area because if you don’t identify and stop the cause of the problem, you will need some pretty hefty surgery to repair the damage done. Mulberry Dental Care of Surrey can help you with any problems you may be having with your TMJ and offer their expertise on how to look after them: they serve the Kingston-upon-Thames area- so get in touch.
It is amazing how much work and effort and science is put into every little part of dentistry to improve the treatments that you as a patient get, and just to use one example, take a look at the Damon brace. It has built up its philosophy from listening to what its patients want in a brace; two namely being discretion and the time it takes to work- the Damon does both. It uses tiny plates placed on the teeth, through which is thread a small wire; both are discreetly coloured to match the teeth. What really sets this device apart from other fixed braces though is that it is self-ligating, meaning that it tightens itself throughout the treatment and the way it achieves this is by allowing the wire to slip freely through the plates. This means that the teeth are being constantly being put under pressure and so, it gets the treatment over with as quickly as possible; plus it means fewer visits to the dentist. What it can’t avoid is the issue that most fixed braces have and that is cleaning, so you have to be on the ball about this to avoid complications during the time you are wearing it. There are also other variations of this brace that work in other ways too, so if you’d like to know all about Damon braces and what’s on offer, then give Mulberry Dental Care a look: they work in the Weybridge area and can answer any questions you may have.
If you have a problem with your teeth, it doesn’t often take that long to rectify; most treatments are over and done with very quickly and that’s what everyone wants in Kingston-upon-Thames-a quick fix. That is not often the case with orthodontic treatments though, well, it wasn’t until the Inman aligner strolled into town, for this device throws defiance at the orthodontic rule book. It seems impossible to say, but this device can have your teeth straightened in as little as 6 weeks, yes, 6 weeks! And afterwards you will have to wear a retainer for a while, just to ensure the teeth bed in and stay put. The shape and design of the Inman dictates that it can only work on the front upper teeth, so if you fall into this category, you are very lucky indeed. It is a plate that has two springs either side at the back; attached to these is a bar that presses up against the inside of the teeth, and also a wire, that wraps itself around the outside of the teeth and these work against each other when it is fitted into place. In layman’s terms, the device pushes the teeth back and forth, loosening them up before pulling them into position. It is this constant movement, day and night, that moves the teeth so rapidly. The other joy of this aligner is that is removable, so you have no problem brushing your teeth after a meal. If this has wetted your appetite, then get on the phone to Mulberry Dental Care from Surrey-they serve the town and for around £1200-£1500, it has surely got to be worth a punt?
If you are feeling concerned about the impending orthodontic treatment ahead of you and you are not sure about what route to take in Weybridge, give Mulberry Dental Care of Surrey a call because they can give you the low-down on teeth straightening and you are lucky, because they serve the area. There is a lot of choice in braces and aligners today, but one that you really must check-out is Invisalign and if you go along to your dentist, get measured up and you fit the agenda, this is definitely a brilliant option to go for. It also defies convention in the way it straightens your teeth. It’s fast; variations of this aligner can work anywhere from 6-18 months, which is faster than conventional braces. You will also have the luxury of taking it out at any time you want, which is excellent for maintaining great oral hygiene. However, what is truly remarkable about Invisalign is that each aligner you use is constructed from transparent plastic, which means for you, it is pretty near impossible for others around you to tell whether or not you are even wearing it at times- now that’s got to get you to sign the dotted line! Okay, it is one of the most expensive treatments on offer to you but when you sit down and think about the options and the benefits, it really doesn’t matter what it costs, it is how and what it does that you should be thinking about first.
As far a braces go, probably one of the best around in Sunbury right now is the 6 Months Smile; it is precise, discreet and quick. It has drawn on all the theories traditionally associated with fixed braces, incorporated them into its design and then improved them. Although it is capable of solving most complex problems, its greatest asset is when it focuses more on those teeth that are out of kilter when you smile. Each of the teeth has very discreet ceramic plates attached to them which are linked together by an equally discreet coloured wire; this is then attached to two anchors at the back of the teeth and then tightened. As the teeth start to move, you keep popping back to the dentist to have the wire tightened, so the teeth are being pressured all of the time. You will need a few tips on how to clean it when it is first fitted- fixed braces are always notorious for this, but after practising for a while, you should have no problem. The end results are great when it is taken off a half a year later, and after having your teeth polished up, you won’t recognise yourself: ugly duckling in June and a swan by Christmas! If you want to know more, call-up Mulberry Dental Care a call, for they serve the whole area.
So how do fancy a quick and slick fix in order to get some bridge-work done, a veneer or two put in, or even a crown? Well the fastest gun in town right now is CEREC; just ask Mulberry Dental Care from Surrey. These are a professional outfit who know all about this procedure and seeing as they operate in the Surbiton area, you should call them up and find out more, because if its speed you are looking for, CEREC can have you fixed up in an hour or so, depending on how complex the work is. It is a computer based programme that will first take images of the area that needs work doing to it and then design what it is that you need…literally in about 10 minutes. Then the information is passed onto a machine that will make your fitting- which can take around another 20 minutes. During this time, the dentist can get you ready and when the part is made, it can be put in. The benefit of this in-house procedure is that if the part is flawed, it can be corrected on the spot. This is a perfect treatment for people whose time is precious and on the go all of the time.
Many people are scared of going to the dentist, some feel physical anxiety at the mere thought of entering a dental practice. This can impact on tooth health and can cause many problems such as gum disease, infection and decay. Often patients feel anxious at the thought of having needle injections at this is where our innovative CompuDent system comes into play. We offer our nervous patients a highly innovative alternative to traditional needles in the form of the Wand. The Wand is a lightweight small device which looks like a pen. Our innovative computer system controls the amount and even flow of the anaesthetic administered. This stops the sting that many patients complain about when having a normal injection with a syringe. The Wand is almost pain-free and eliminates the need to numb other areas on the mouth and face. We look after our nervous patients and make sure that they are completely comfortable before any treatment is administered. During the initial consultation one of our highly skilled dentists will converse with a new patient and any anxieties can be discussed beforehand. We want our patients to feel relaxed during treatment and The Wand can be a very successful alternative for needle phobic patients. Get in touch with the team at Mulberry Dental care near Sunbury for more information about our nervous patients treatment.
If you lose a tooth or in fact many, there are a few reasons why you need to get them replaced. The trauma can impact on the teeth left behind leaving them vulnerable to movement and infection, it can affect the bite of your mouth- putting strain on your jaw joints, and it can be devastating to your confidence by leaving you with an ugly smile. Dentures work well but can often be unstable; bridges are fine too but they have a shelf-life before having to be replaced. So if you want an option where you don’t have to worry about anything for the rest of your life, the best choice you can make is a dental implant/crown combination. To fit the implant, the designated area needs to be digitally x-rayed in order to determine the precise point where the implant will go. Then a laser will make a small hole through the gum and into the jaw, into which the implant is screwed. Once in, more images will be taken, and possibly even a mould to determine the exact size of the crown that is required and once made, it can be attached into place. The placement of the implant can be done in an hour and you should be up and running in a couple of weeks. For a lot of people, this will be quite a treatment to embark on, especially financially, so you should get in touch with Mulberry Dental Care of Surrey who serves Molesey: they can give you professional advice about Implant surgery and ease any worries that you may have.