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Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Dental Implants and Orthodontics

Most dentists offer a wide range of dental treatments from basic check-ups to complex dental procedures. So, whether you require a routine dental examination, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics (straightening), teeth whitening, dental hygiene, dental implants or sedation, your dentist should be able help with the highest level of professional care.

Orthodontics and Dental Implants are two of the most common treatments and the following is some more information on the procedures.

Orthodontics

If you have crowded, gappy or twisted teeth often affect self-confidence there are many tailor-made solutions available, so you can get the smile you deserve.

In fact, treatments such Invisalign and Inman Aligner have transformed the world of orthodontics.Orthodontics uses a ‘brace’ to correct the position of the teeth. And, rest assured, gone are the days of the unsightly metal ‘traintrack’ appliances, which cover most of the teeth! Today’s braces are almost invisible and much more comfortable to wear. Even the traditional metal braces are smaller and better in appearance.

There is a range of appliances that exists so dentists can tailor the treatment to match your specific needs and lifestyle. Dentists are also aware that timescale can be important, so we can offer treatments that will be effective in six months or less.

Dental Implants

Lost teeth or ill-fitting dentures can make eating, talking or smiling an embarrassing problem. But now, significant technical advances in dentistry mean implants can correct problems that were once untreatable. And this permanent solution will let you live your everyday life in complete confidence.

What are dental implants?

Implants look and feel like natural teeth and have a very high success rate. An artificial root is placed and becomes a permanent anchor for a new color-matched tooth. They can be used for single missing teeth or up to a full arch of fixed replacement teeth. They can also stabilise loose dentures.

Dental Implants are the best solution for missing teeth because:

They look great. Implants look and feel like your own teeth – no-one will ever know you have a replacement tooth or teeth. Because implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum shrinkage that often occurs with bridges or dentures.

They save your other teeth. Implants do not affect the teeth next to it. With a bridge, your neighbouring teeth are often altered, as they need to support the bridge. Implants do not need this support, so more of your own teeth are left untouched. This offers a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

They give you confidence. Implants allow you to speak, eat and smile confidently. They are secure, so you can say goodbye to the embarrassing clicks and wobbles of loose dentures. And, also, gone are the worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues!

They are reliable. Implant treatments have been well-researched and have a consistently high success rate.