Posts tagged “Treatment”

How Dental Veneers Can Give You The Teeth of Your Dreams

Do you dream of flashing a flawless set of pearly whites when you smile? If your smile isn’t red carpet worthy at the moment, we can help. We have a range of incredible cosmetic dental treatments at our disposal, including veneers. Dental veneers can transform your smile, giving you a set of teeth you’re proud to show off, whatever the occasion.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are delicate, tooth-shaped shells, which are commonly made from ceramic materials such as porcelain. Veneers are designed to mimic healthy, bright natural teeth, and they can transform your smile in no time at all. At Advance Dental, we have various options available, including same-day composite dental veneers and Lumineers. Composite veneers are made from dental composite, rather than porcelain, and they are a cheaper alternative to ceramic veneers. The treatment process is also faster and less invasive.

How could dental veneers benefit me?

Both dental veneers and Lumineers can be used to address a whole host of aesthetic imperfections, including worn edges, uneven teeth, gaps in the smile and staining. Many of us are conscious about the way we look, and our smiles are often the first thing we notice when we look in the mirror or see photos. If you’re not confident about the look of your smile, you’re probably not keen on showing it off, and this can hamper your enjoyment of life. Veneers are a simple solution, which can make you feel more confident and attractive and enable you to fulfil your potential.

What does treatment involve?

Composite veneers can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface, and this means that treatment can be completed in a single visit. Lumineers are very thin and they require minimal preparation, but treatment usually involves two sessions a couple of weeks apart.

If you’d like to find out more about our amazing veneers, why not get in touch today?

How Fissure Sealing can Keep Your Teeth Healthier

As dentists, we strongly believe that prevention is better than cure, and we have a host of preventative tricks up our sleeves to try and keep dental diseases at bay. One service we offer is fissure sealant treatment.

What exactly is fissure sealant treatment?

Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative procedure, which involves coating the surface of the tooth to prevent food and bacteria getting trapped in the tiny crevices known as fissures. Using sealant, your dentist will create a physical barrier between the tooth surface and harmful bacteria and a net to catch food debris. These tiny cracks trap food, which can combine with bacteria and saliva to form plaque. Plaque is a stick white substance, which clings to your gum line and tooth surfaces. It is the main cause of decay and gum disease.

What happens when the teeth are sealed?

Fissure sealant treatment is a very simple, painless procedure, which can be completed quickly. Your dentist will ask you to wear protective goggles during the procedure to protect your eyes from the light source. They will clean your teeth before the tooth is dried and sealant is applied. The sealant is then distributed to cover the grooves in the tooth, and then set using a curing light. Once this is complete the tooth will be sealed and protected.

Fissure sealants are usually recommended for the molar teeth.

Will I feel anything?

The treatment is completely painless, and your teeth won’t look or feel any different afterwards. There’s absolutely nothing to worry about, and you’ll be free to go after just a few minutes.

If you’re keen to find out more, simply give us a bell or pop in and see our friendly reception team.