Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Reopening Our Cosmetic Dental Clinic: Health & Safety Procedures

You may be aware the government recently announced that dentists can open from the 8th of June. This was an unexpected announcement as the dental profession was led to believe we would be opening early July.

However this is great news so that we can start seeing all our patients again. We are planning to re-open mid June. The exact date will depend on successful completion of the below processes, as we are still awaiting final regulations.

Protocols and operating procedures will change in respect to the number of patients we see, additional PPE required and new social distancing measures at the clinic. All measures are being put in place to keep our patients, team and families safe.

Further updates will be available on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

In the meantime, we are still available on the telephone and email for advice. If you need any advice, please feel free to call/email. We are available on the phone during normal hours.

In case of a severe emergency we must send a referral that goes to a further triage and assessment centre and they then have the final say whether you will be seen for treatment or not. If you need treatment, you will be directed to a clinic providing the service, based on your postcode. Unregistered patients are left with the only option of using NHS 111 or A&E which is not the most satisfactory solution at all.

Once again, thank you for your continued support during our enforced closure. I am reassured that the practice has a wonderful group of patients that makes it a pleasure to care for, and we all look forward to seeing you in the next few weeks.

Please stay safe and keep well.

 

What if I don’t have enough bone for a dental implant?

Why it happens
If you lose a tooth, the bone in that area will gradually start to shrink, while the other http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-seniors-image11846925areas stay intact. There are many reasons why people loose teeth. It can be caused by some of the following:

  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Dental caries (cavities) and infection
  • Injury or trauma
  • A defect in development

Dental implants can be very useful when:

  • we would otherwise have to crown (cap) healthy teeth
  • A denture or bridge would be difficult or sometimes impossible because there are no suitable teeth or gums for support.

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Did You Know You Can Wear Down Your Teeth?

One of the most common causes of teeth reducing in size or chipping can be due to tooth wear. Prevention is very important to avoid it, unless it has already occurred, then treatments may be required. Tooth wear basically means where the protective layers of your teeth have slowly been destroyed, this can be due to a few factors, such as trauma, or from some acidic drinks and foods, or even grinding your teeth.

Tooth wear can happen at any age, but mainly in adults, recent research found that males had a higher chance of forming tooth wear than females.
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Are False Teeth as Bad as People Think?

 

It is very often said that false teeth are no good; they look bad, are loose and are for the      ‘very old’. Is this really the case?

The answer is a big NO. It all depends on the dentist, the technician and the patient. High quality natural looking dentures can be made comfortable for you and indeed are  very often a treatment of choice at at Perfect Smile Spa. Continue reading Are False Teeth as Bad as People Think?

I want Veneers but don’t want my teeth prepared!

dental-veneersProbably the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is the world is veneers. Tens of millions have been placed giving people the smile they want in just a few visits. Many people would like veneers but don’t want their teeth prepared. Traditionally teeth had to be prepared to accommodate veneers, but over the recent years technology and materials have advanced so that it is possible in some cases not to prepare your teeth. This means less invasive procedures to achieve that perfect smile. In this article we will discuss the different options available today such as prepless veneers, composite veneers, lumineers and porcelain veneers Continue reading I want Veneers but don’t want my teeth prepared!

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean When Wearing Braces

Wearing Braces? Here are some tips on how to keep your teeth clean

Cleaning your teeth and maintaining oral hygiene is an easy part of your every day routine. However when you have a brace, particularly a fixed brace such as six month smiles, it can become more difficult. The good news is – There are ways to make it easier and less time consuming with some of our best tips. Continue reading How to Keep Your Teeth Clean When Wearing Braces

Seeing your DENTIST regularly could save your life!

https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-dental-care-image11098952Oral cancer is a tumour that appears on the surface of tongue, mouth, lips, cheeks, throat, and gums. These tumours also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and pharynx. Annually about 7,000 cases of mouth cancers are diagnosed in the UK, up by 33% since 2000. Overall five year survival is 50% which hasn’t been improved in the past 40 years. Continue reading Seeing your DENTIST regularly could save your life!

Are you nervous of visiting the Dentist?

Many people have some kind of phobia about something they fear in life. For many people that fear is visiting the dentist. Usually it’s a bad experience visiting the Dentist early on in life that puts people off returning but there really is no need to feel scared any more. Things have changed since the old days. Techniques, materials and equipment have hugely improved making cosmetic and general dentistry painless. Continue reading Are you nervous of visiting the Dentist?

Dental Veneers – The Myth Explained

Dental Veneers are one of the most effective and popular cosmetic dentistry treatments as they can correct a vast array of problems.  Whether you have crooked, overlapping or even discoloured teeth then Dental Veneers can definitely help change your smile.  Dental Veneers are usually made from Porcelain although can be made from a composite material.   Continue reading Dental Veneers – The Myth Explained

The Reasons for the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry?

While most people wouldn’t mind a brighter or straighter smile, it’s pretty rare to find someone who actually enjoys visiting the dentist, even for basic cleanings. Many people do not visit the dentist at all or attend irregularly. Some people avoid the dentist as they are phobic of the dentist. And given the financial times the country’s been through, cost is another reason why people may not go to the dentist. Continue reading The Reasons for the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry?