Cometh the day you have to have your teeth straightened, then cometh the aligner and if you have any pre-conceived ideas on Merseyside about how braces and aligners work and look, you are in for a pleasant surprise when you take a look at Invisalign for it truly is a radically new approach to teeth alignment. One of the stigmas attached to traditional braces is just how ugly they are; then they have to be fitted for years….it can be quite a traumatic period of a person’s life. Not any more. When you are first fitted with Invisalign, the first thing you will notice, or ironically not, is that the aligner is made from a clear, transparent plastic in the style of gum-shield that once in the mouth, is very difficult to see- not so ugly. Its second quality is that it is not fixed, so you can take it out should you need to when eating or brushing your teeth. But, to cap it off, if need be, this treatment works three times faster than most traditional braces. If it has any flaws at all, it is dearer than other treatments and doesn’t work for all people with alignment problems, as it is limited to a certain type of crooked teeth. But if you pass the initial tests and find yourself eligible for this treatment- and have the money, your teeth will be straightened without any fuss what-so-ever! Call 0151 520 2766 for a free consultation at Saving Faces in Bootle.
Archive for February, 2012
If you’ve ever looked at the smile of a Grand National winner at Aintree, they have a lovely set of teeth….and that’s just the horse. It is lovely to see a smile in all its glory without any gaps where teeth have fallen out. Well, that could be you, because if you are suffering from tooth loss, however bad, you can replenish the way you smile again by investing in dental implants. This is a treatment that has been around for decades, though it was always complex and awfully expensive due to its exclusiveness. But thanks to modern dentistry and all of its new techniques, this treatment has become the preferred answer to tooth loss. Once you have made your mind up to go for implants, you will have tiny titanium ‘roots’ located into your jaw bone through the use of accurate laser technology and computers that minimize the amount of damage done to your gums and jaw bone- thus, enhancing the recovery period. Once they are in, implants are even stronger than the original roots of your teeth and less likely to suffer from infection and bacteria- they are also in for life. Then, your new crowns can be fitted and you will have a new set of teeth- brighter and stronger than before. Such advances in the way implants are fitted has meant that it has become an easy operation to do for dentists thus making it cheap and available to everyone. They are the future and soon dentures will become a thing of the past- hopefully. Call 0151 520 2766 for a free consultation at Saving Faces in Bootle.
CEREC you cry, what is it? Well, here’s a thought: you’re wandering around Toxteth one day admiring other people’s teeth and wishing you had the same- maybe you need a bridge fitted to fill a gap; a crown to replace the one you have just lost or you fancy turbo-charging your smile with veneers….you have the money but just can’t be bothered to wait weeks to get the treatment done, maybe you need instant treatment in your busy world. Wouldn’t it be great to get your smile fixed up on the spot? Well, find a dentist that offers CEREC and you can be in and out within a couple of hours! This treatment works in the same way as traditional treatments except, where you would normally wait for weeks for your fitting to be manufactured it is made there and then. You go in and the dentist will take images of the work you require and then feed them into a computer, which are fed into a machine in the next room that manufactures your new fitting in no time at all, whilst your teeth are being prepped. Then once you are fitted up, you walk away with your new smile. Another big advantage of CEREC, aside from speed, is that if say, your new veneers have a problem fitting correctly they can be rectified on the spot as opposed to sending them of again and having to wait again for weeks until they come back. CEREC really has captured the imagination of how modern dentistry can come to your aid on the spot. Call 0151 520 2766 for a free consultation at Saving Faces in Bootle.
There are many ways of getting over tooth loss in Bootle and once the initial shock has been got over, the next thing to do is to get the hole plugged up. There are health implications behind doing this; the teeth around the hole can start to shift and this can leave your teeth vulnerable to disease and in the long run, further tooth loss. But it isn’t as bad as it seems and if you find yourself in this predicament, you may be wise to discuss with your dentist about the possibility of having a dental bridge fitted. They have been around in dentistry for years and there is a very good reason for this- they work brilliantly. There are a few types you can opt for, depending where in your mouth the loss has happened- at the back of your mouth for example, you can have a new crown attached to the adjoining tooth by the use of wires and resin bonding. However, if you have lost a tooth amongst a row of teeth, the most popular bridge is one where the new tooth is attached to two crowns, and once the adjacent teeth are prepared, the bridge is cemented into place to fill the gap. They come color coded in order to compliment the rest of your teeth and are extremely durable, lasting well over 15 years if you care for them and immediately restore the status quo in the mouth. They are notoriously hard to keep clean however, as they require specific cleaning techniques, but that should be easily remedied if you check with your dentist once the bridge has been fitted. One thing is for certain, a bridge puts the freedom back into the mouth very quickly after tooth loss. Call 0151 520 2766 for a free consultation at Saving Faces in Bootle.
If you pay a visit to your Bootle dentist to remedy a toothache, chances are that you have been rather naughty and not been looking after your teeth properly of late- and the outcome is that you may be suffering from tooth decay. Now this is quite easily remedied but you may require root canal treatment to do it if it is quite bad, which involves firstly clearing out the dead and rotting pulp from within and then drilling out the roots from the tooth. This will at least prolong the life of the tooth by some good 15 years. Then the tooth is sanitized and then filled. However the tooth will be depleted in size and to ensure your jaws close together true, you will need to have a crown fitted to restore your tooth to its hey-day years. Crowns are extremely versatile gems and look as pretty as a normal tooth. They can also be attached to dental implants where tooth loss has taken place. There are three common types around- for strength as well as beauty you can have one made from porcelain-over-metal to take any forces that may go through it and usually these would be placed towards the back of the mouth where a lot of chewing takes place. As with gold crowns, though a lot of people use gold for crowns at the front as well as a bit of a fashion statement. But the prettiest crowns are those made pure porcelain, and though not as strong, look incredibly radiant.