Six Months to a new Smile with Six Month Smiles

How would you feel if you could start 2019 with a brand new smile? With Six Month Smiles, we can produce beautiful, straight smiles in no time at all! If you’re looking for rapid results, this could be just the treatment for you!

About Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is an innovative, speedy orthodontic system, which takes just six months to straighten the teeth. This is a fixed brace treatment, which is ideally suited to people who don’t want to wait around for results. If you have a special occasion in mind, for example, a wedding, or you simply can’t wait to have an amazing new smile, Six Month Smiles offers an incredible alternative to traditional fixed braces.

Six Month Smile braces are more discreet and finer than traditional conventional fixed braces, and they are made from clear components. They use friction-free forces to gently align the teeth.

How does this system work so fast?

It’s natural to wonder how this system works so much faster than traditional fixed braces. The answer lies in the technology, and also the focus of treatment. These braces utilise the latest technology, but they also target the front teeth, as these are the teeth that are visible when you speak and smile. By doing this, treatment times are cut.

Who can benefit from Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles braces are aimed at patients who have minor or moderate issues that involve the front teeth. If a lot of movement is required, this may not always be the best option. To find out if you could benefit from Six Month Smiles, why not call and arrange a consultation? Our dentists can give you more information about the system, and check your suitability. If you’re not the best candidate for this treatment, we can discuss other amazing options with you.

How Dental Bridges Are Used to Replace Missing Teeth

Trauma, dental disease, accidents and injuries can cause the teeth to fall out. If you have a missing tooth, we strongly recommend replacing it to improve your oral health, enhance the beauty of your smile and boost oral function. One option we often recommend is a dental bridge.

The benefits of dental bridges

Dental bridges are commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, but they can also be used to replace several teeth. There are various types of bridges available, but in most cases, a type of bridge called a traditional fixed bridge, is used. This bridge comprises a prosthetic tooth, which is fused to a crown on both sides. Dental bridges are designed to fill gaps between remaining teeth, and they offer an effective solution for patients who have lost teeth to injury, decay or gum disease.

Bridges offer a vast range of benefits, including:

  • Long-term results: in most cases, bridges last up to 15 years
  • Simple process: bridges can be fitted in just 2 weeks
  • Natural looking results: we usually use ceramics, including porcelain, to make new bridges. The new tooth is designed to blend in with the natural teeth seamlessly.
  • Value for money: dental bridges are a lot less expensive than dental implants

Is a bridge the right option for me?

If you have a missing tooth, you may be exploring your options. Alternatives to dental bridges include dentures and dental implants. Bridges are ideal for those who want natural-looking results fast. If you’d like to discuss your options, why not call and book a consultation? Our expert dentists can talk you through the different treatments and help you decide which option is best for you.

Five Reasons Why it is Important to Floss This Summer

Many of us know all about the benefits of brushing, but have you given much thought to flossing? If you’re eager to keep your smile in check this summer, here are 5 good reasons to start flossing now:

  1. Removing food debris: it’s very common to get food stuck between your teeth, and often, it’s hard to remove debris with a brush. This is where flossing comes in handy. If you floss, you can dislodge bits of food, which prevents plaque formation and helps to reduce the risk of bad breath.
  2. Removing bacteria: bacteria gather in the mouth all the time. Some strains of bacteria can be very harmful, but others are good for your health. Brushing and flossing help to remove dangerous bacteria before they can combine with saliva and food particles to form plaque.
  3. Reducing the risk of decay: decay is one of the most common preventable illnesses is caused by bacteria, which weaken and penetrate the enamel surface of the tooth, causing holes to form. Flossing is an effective cleaning technique, which helps to lower the risk of decay by preventing the development of plaque. Plaque is the most common cause of both decay and gum disease.
  4. Keeping your smile looking beautiful: most of us want to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for as long as possible. Flossing can help to prevent decay and gum disease, but it can also reduce the risk of discolouration and keep your smile looking great.
  5. Preventing bad breath: bad breath can be an embarrassing issue. In many cases, bad breath is linked to bacteria that collect in the mouth. When they feed, they release gases, which have a pungent smell. Flossing helps to clean the mouth and remove bacteria, lowering the risk of halitosis.

One Day, Natural Looking Restorations With Cerec 3D

At Advance Dental Clinic, we know that time is of the essence for many of our patients, and this is why we offer speedy solutions. If you need a new restoration, we’ve got you covered. With Cerec 3D, we can provide natural-looking, same-day restorations.

The benefits of Cerec

Cerec offers us an alternative to traditional restorative methods, and it enables us to complete the entire treatment process in one single session. With Cerec, we can design, fabricate and fit brand new crowns in just one day. We can do everything on-site, and you don’t have to worry about booking multiple appointments or having temporary restorations fitted. The treatment process with Cerec is cleaner, faster and more accurate, and patients can enjoy the results almost immediately.

Usually, when you need a new crown, for example, treatment takes around 2 weeks. An impression is made using dental putty, and this is sent away to the laboratory. A temporary crown is fitted and this is replaced around 2 weeks later when the new, bespoke crown is ready. With Cerec, every stage is completed in one day in one place.

The Cerec treatment stages

Cerec is a hugely innovative form of dental technology, which eliminates the need for putty moulds, repeat appointments and temporary restorations. To start the process, we will take photographs of your mouth. These are converted into 3D moulds by Cerec, and these moulds are used to form the template of your bespoke crown. The next step is creating the restoration. The model image is sent to the on-site milling machine, and fabrication takes just a few minutes. The next step is fitting the new restoration. Your dentist will place the crown, the veneers, inlays or onlays, and then secure the restoration.

If you like the sound of same-day treatment, call us now to find out more!

Invisible Discreet Orthodontics With Invisalign

It’s very common for adults and teenagers to come to us expressing an interest in discreet orthodontics. Many people are apprehensive about having orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear an unsightly brace. In the past, it was impossible to avoid visible braces, but today, it’s a very different story. With treatments like Invisalign, we can achieve incredible results without anyone else even knowing that you’re wearing a brace.

Introducing Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the world’s leading invisible brace systems. Using clear aligners, Invisalign straightens the teeth discreetly with minimal hassle and discomfort. The Invisalign process is different to conventional braces, as it uses a series of bespoke aligners to achieve the desired outcome. Each patient receives a set of custom-designed braces, which are fabricated based on a unique treatment plan. The braces are worn for 2 weeks and then replaced with the next aligner in the series. Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic, they contain no metal parts, and they are removable.

What’s so fantastic about Invisalign?

Invisalign offers a raft of benefits for dental patients, especially those hoping to remain incognito during treatment. The advantages of Invisalign include:

  • Flexibility: Invisalign aligners are removable, so you have control over your treatment.
  • Convenience: with Invisalign, you can eat, drink and clean your teeth as normal, so you don’t have to worry about adapting your diet or your daily routine.
  • Versatility: Invisalign is suited to patients with a wide range of orthodontic issues
  • Comfort: these braces are free from metal parts and they use gentle forces to reposition the teeth.

If you’re interested in Invisalign, and you’d like to see if you’re a good match for treatment, why not get in touch with us today and book a consultation?

Four Ways To Protect Your Teeth In the Sunshine

The sun is shining, and summer is in full swing. If you’re keen to take good care of your smile in the sunshine, here are 4 ways to protect your teeth:

  1. Avoid sugary drinks: many of us like to crack open a cool fizzy drink or a flavoured alcoholic beverage when the sun comes out. While you may enjoy the taste, your teeth won’t thank you for bathing them in sugary nectar this summer. Try and avoid sugary and acidic drinks, especially between meals. Opt for diet, sugar-free versions, or stick to water.
  2. See your dentist: on a sunny day, a dental clinic may not be top of your list of places to go, but the holidays are a great time to arrange a check-up. If you haven’t been to the dentist in the last 6-9 months, call and book an appointment today. If you’re going away, it’s hugely beneficial to arrange a check before you travel to reduce the risk of dental injuries, infections and tooth pain.
  3. Use a mouth guard for sports: summer is a time when many of us like to be more active and enjoy time outside. If you’re playing sport this summer, don’t forget to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. It’s a good idea to use a gum shield for sports like boxing, martial arts, cricket, rugby, hockey and lacrosse.
  4. Don’t use your teeth as a bottle opener: we’ve all been there. You’ve got friends around, you’ve bought a load of bottles of beer, but the bottle opener has disappeared. If this a familiar scenario, don’t be the person who sacrifices their smile for the good of others. Using your teeth to open a bottle could cause extensive damage.

Refresh Your Smile and Your Face with Chemical Peels

At Advance Dental, we specialise in creating and preserving beautiful smiles, but we also offer the latest facial treatments. Our non-surgical services are designed to make you look and feel incredible. One of our most popular treatment options is a chemical peel.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are designed to remove surface cells to rejuvenate, revive and reinvigorate the skin. If your skin lacks sparkle, you’re worried about the signs of ageing, or you have pigmentation or scarring, a chemical peel could give you the complexion you crave. A peel involves applying a chemical mask to the skin, which promotes skin cell renewal and rids the surface of dead cells.

Why would I need a chemical peel?

Every day, your skin is subjected to potential hazards and wear and tear. Sun damage, the wind, and your lifestyle habits can all take their toll on the look and feel of your skin. A chemical peel is designed to breathe new life into your complexion and make you feel more confident. Using specially designed chemical exfoliants, this procedure can brighten the complexion, reduce the visibility of pores, scars and blemishes and enable you to embrace and enjoy your natural beauty.

How does a chemical peel work?

Chemical peels target the superficial layers of the skin, and they can help to target a number of skin problems. If you have blemishes, pigmentation, lines or large pores, this treatment can help to reverse the signs of ageing caused by sun exposure, minimise pores and smooth the surface of the skin, as well as increasing radiance and youthfulness.

What does the treatment involve?

Chemical peels are administered over the course of a series of sessions, which take place a week apart. Before treatment commences, you will be provided with a specially designed primer to protect and prepare your skin. You will then have four sessions and these will be followed by aftercare. By the end of treatment, you should notice an incredible difference in the look of your skin.

To find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Restore Your Teeth’s Natural Shine With Enlighten

Has your smile lost its sparkle or do you long for a whiter, brighter set of pearly whites? Over the course of time, the natural glow of the teeth can wane, but that doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to a glistening smile. With Enlighten, we can restore your smile’s natural whiteness, giving your teeth a gorgeous, radiant finish.

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is a professional whitening treatment, which is capable of achieving magnificent results. This system, which is widely recognised as the best in the UK, combines at-home treatment with an in-chair session to produce stunning aesthetics that last for years. Enlighten is proven to produce dramatic results, which restore and enhance the natural beauty of the smile.

Enlighten treatment involves two key phases. When you have your consultation, your dentist will create impressions of your teeth, and these will be used to make trays. Once your customised trays are ready, you can start the first stage of treatment. This involves wearing your bespoke trays, which contain whitening agent, for around 6 hours per day, every day for 2 weeks. This phase takes place at home, and you can choose when to wear your whitening trays. The second stage is an in-chair treatment, which takes place at the clinic. This lasts just one hour, there’s no pain involved, and you’ll be amazed at how fabulous your smile looks afterwards. To complete this part of your treatment, your dentist will apply whitening agent to your enamel and then activate it using a curing light.

The benefits of Enlighten treatment

Many of us value our smile as our most important and attractive physical feature. If your teeth are looking a little dull or discoloured, Enlighten whitening treatment provides a simple, effective, pain-free solution. In just 2 weeks, you’ll have a sensational white smile, and hopefully, you’ll feel more confident when your smile is in the spotlight. Enlighten is a safe treatment, which has an exceptional track record, and it produces long-lasting results.

If you dream of a dazzling white smile for summer, why not get in touch with us today?

Missing Teeth? How Advance Dental Clinic Can Help You

We strongly recommend replacing missing teeth. Lost teeth affect the aesthetic of the smile, but they can also contribute to an increased risk of oral health problems, they can impact confidence and self-esteem, and they can cause issues related to nutrition and speech. If you have missing teeth, you don’t need to worry. We have an array of exceptional options available to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or full sets of lost teeth.

Our tooth replacement options

We have a range of options that are suited to patients with diverse dental needs. If you have missing teeth, we may recommend one of the following treatments:

Dental bridge: a dental bridge is commonly used to replace a single tooth or a small number of missing teeth. Bridges come in various shapes and sizes, but the most common type is a traditional fixed bridge. Fixed bridges are made from a prosthetic tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Bridges are custom-made for the individual, and they are often made using ceramics for a seamless finish. Bridges can be fitted in two sessions, and they should last up to 15 years.

Dentures: dentures are sets of false teeth, which have been used for decades to replace missing teeth. Modern dentures are light, sleek and very natural looking. We can provide partial dentures to replace a few missing teeth or complete dentures to replace full arches of lost teeth. Dentures are not a permanent solution, but they are hard-wearing and durable. They are cheaper than implants, and they can be fitted within a couple of weeks.

Dental implants: dental implants are the new kid on the tooth replacement block. Implants are a long-term solution, and they last many years. The aim of the implant, which sits in a socket in the jaw bone, is to anchor the new tooth in the same way as a healthy natural root. Implants are made from titanium, and they are compatible with crowns, bridges and dentures, which makes them a viable option for the majority of patients.

If you have missing teeth, why not call and book a consultation today? We can go through the options with you and help you decide which treatment is best for you.

Digital Smile Design with Cerec

If you thought you had to hang around for a new tooth restoration, think again! With Cerec, we can use state of the art digital design techniques and rapid manufacturing processes to create same-day, bespoke restorations.

The ins and outs of Cerec

Cerec is a form of technology, which has revolutionised the way we restore and repair the teeth. Cerec uses the latest techniques to design and create customised crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays. The first stage of treatment involves preparing the tooth by covering the surface with a very fine layer of reflective powder. We then use a special camera to take a photograph of the affected tooth, and this is used to create an accurate 3D template of the tooth. This digital model is used to fabricate the bespoke restoration. With Cerec technology, we are able to design the new crown or veneers right in front of our patients’ eyes, and you’ll be able to see what’s going on using a screen. We can talk you through the process, and you can learn all about the wonders of computer-aided design.

The benefits of Cerec

Cerec offers multiple benefits for patients who are keen to enjoy the results of restorative treatment in an instant. Examples include:

  • Same-day results
  • Increased accuracy
  • Simple, mess-free process
  • Bespoke, high-quality restorations

If you need a new crown in a hurry, or you’re keen to find out more about Cerec and how it works, pick up the phone and call us today!