July 26th, 2012
For many people their smile is one of the most important aspects of their appearance. This is mainly because everyone can see it, and everyone is required to smile at some point in their lives. But if your smile isn’t up to scratch you can now transform your smile with a smile makeover in order to help you feel confident when smiling.
A smile makeover involves a number of different procedures you can undergo to help your smile reach its full potential. You may only need one procedure to help you gain a perfect smile or you can choose a combination of as many of treatments as you like. So here is what is on offer:
- Teeth whitening – This is the most popular option amongst patients near Rochdale and throughout the UK. The treatment is conducted by either applying gel to your teeth or using lasers to help brighten that smile of yours.
- Filling Replacements – Have your silver fillings removed and replaced with a more natural looking tooth coloured filling.
- Dental Veneers – You can choose between either a porcelain veneer or a composite resin one. Dental veneers involve tooth coloured shell, which are attached to the surface of the existing tooth to help change its colour, shape, size and overall appearance.
- Dental Implants – If you are missing teeth or have gaps between teeth these are a great option for you and a better alternative to bridges, dentures and crowns.
- Teeth Straightening – For this treatment instead of the traditional fixed braces a clear, removable aligner called Invisalign is used to help move your teeth closer together and straighten them out.
There are also a number of other procedures you can have such as dentures, crowns, bridges and bonding, which are available for all patients near Rochdale and throughout the UK.
July 19th, 2012
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing or loose teeth and are a fantastic alternative to dentures.
Root form dental implant
First there is the root form dental implant. This implant is used most often and is best if there is a lot of depth and width to the patient’s jawbone. When being fitted you will receive an anaesthetic and once this has taken effect your dentist will then proceed to expose an area of the jawbone before preparing it for the insertion of the implant. Once the implant is inserted and fitted into the correct place your gums will then be stitched so the healing process can commence, which can take 3 to 6 months. Once the implant is fully healed the abutment will then be attached. For those who have narrow jawbones, or a jawbone that is too short for the implant to be fitted, bone grafting may be required first.
Immediate Load Dental Implants
Then there is the immediate load dental implant. This implant and crown are immediately placed after the extraction of a tooth. To have this treatment you must have a significant amount of bone in order to stabilise the implant.
When having this type of implant there are two different procedures, the first requires an impression to be made of your jawbone after it has been exposed, this is then used to make a personally fitted implant for your jaw. You could also have a CAT scan instead of an impression of your jaw in order to build your implant.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are the best way of replacing a missing tooth or teeth, as they replace both the tooth and the root, which means added security and stability. Patients can eat, speak and laugh with confidence, without worrying about their new false teeth falling out. Dental implants, if well maintained, can last an entire lifetime and are also a great deal more natural looking than other restoratives.
June 17th, 2012
If you’ve ever had the misfortune to suffer a cracked tooth or had a filling fall out, then you know just how problematic it can be to book a dental appointment and then deal with everything that follows. All in all it can take quite some time to get everything sorted out.
But now at Mossley Dental Care near Stalybridge all that waiting around is done with, thanks to innovative Cerec dental treatment. Thanks to this fantastic new technology patients can now have their teeth restored to the way they once were in just one sitting, as you will only have to have one injection, one drilling sessions and by the end of the appointment you’ll be left with a brand new ceramic crown and bags of time to spare.
The Cerec treatment is used worldwide and has gained an estimated six million restorative treatments so far.
The Advantages of Cerec Treatment
The system has proved popular due to a number of different factors. Not only is it much more convenient for you, but they also use much healthier materials to help restore your teeth. Dentists only had access to metal based materials in the past to create crowns and veneers; however, Cerec now uses the strongest tooth coloured ceramic to safely repair your tooth. The ceramic colour is also matched to you’re the colour of your own teeth so it will blend with the rest of your smile, and won’t make you feel self conscious about your new dental crown.
Cerec crowns are chemically bonded to the natural tooth in order to save as much of the healthy tooth as possible and are the ideal treatment for patients looking to instantly restore your smile in just one sitting.
May 29th, 2012
When that dreaded time comes, a tooth cracks or a filling falls out, we sigh, get out the diary and get ready to start writing in dental appointments to get the problem fixed. We ready ourselves for appointment after appointment until the procedure is completed.
But with the fantastic innovative CEREC treatment you can put your diary away, as your teeth are restored to their former glory in just one single visit to your Mossley Dental practice. During that visit you will only have to deal with one injection, one session of drilling and by the end of your appointment patients from Dukinfield are left with perfect ceramic crowns and a schedule free of further dental appointments.
CEREC for crowns
Not only is the CEREC system extremely easy and convenient it also uses healthier materials to create restorations. Dentists used to only have access to metal based materials such as gold, amalgam and similar metals for crowns and veneers but with CEREC only the strongest tooth coloured ceramic is used. The tooth colour is matched to your own natural teeth, so that your crowns blend in with the rest of your mouth restoring your natural smile, whiteness and dazzle.
CEREC crowns are chemically bonded to your natural teeth so as much healthy tooth is saved as possible and your teeth are restored to ultimate perfection in one single visit.
A worldwide hit
CEREC restorative treatment is used every twenty seconds around the word gaining 6 million restorative treatments so far. Think how much time both patients and dentists have saved using this technology. CEREC has a history reigning almost twenty years so you are guaranteed excellent restorative service with the world’s only technology that is much admired around the world.
March 27th, 2012
CEREC is a dental reconstruction or restoration product that gives the orthodontist a new way to create a ceramic dental restoration using an array of computer assisted programmes such as CAD/CAM and 3D photography. Unlike more traditional methods restorations can be made and fitted in a single appointment.
First the tooth is prepared and then sprayed with powder, which helps with the imaging of the tooth. A 3D image is then taken and uploaded to the CERCE computer, which generates the required restoration parameters and this is sent to the milling machine, where the restoration is then created. The time needed to create the restoration varies and can be anywhere from 4 minutes to 20 minutes depending on what is required.
CEREC restorations are made with materials that mimic natural teeth and therefore the difference between how the actual tooth and the restoration react to hot and cold is very similar, so there is less chance of complications or issues.
CEREC at dentists serving clients from Stalybridge can also be used to deal with minor issues such as chips or even discolorations and can be used for enhancing the smile for a greater sense of security and self-confidence. Because CEREC is specifically designed to fit the contours of your tooth the orthodontist is able to save as much of the healthy tooth as possible, while managing to not only fix the problem but strengthen the tooth as well.
Apart from being able to have the work carried out in a single appointment, the restoration can be done to match the natural tooth’s colouring and is therefore less obvious and fits in with the rest of your natural teeth.
This method of tooth restoration was developed back in 1980 at the University of Zurich. The first patient to be treated was in 1985 and by 1986 Siemens had purchased the licence to market and develop the technology. By 2002 there had been over 5,000,000 restorations done worldwide using the CEREC method and the number continues to grow each year.
August 11th, 2011
One of the common problems we see at the practice is the failure of post crowns. These are teeth that have been saved from extration in the past by root filling the tooth and then providing a post to provide retention and then a crown over the top of the post.This type of treatment is an advanced form of restorative dentistry and the final attempt to save a failing tooth. Depending on a number of factors the long term prognosisi of such a treatment can vary from a few months to many years of successful function.
What happens when theses teeth fail? Failure occurs when the root supporting the crown can no longer retain the post possibly due to decay around the root or a root fracture. If a tooth has a root fracture it is advisable to have it removed as soon as possible otherwise significant bone loss may occur which may compromise the placement of an implant.
Extraction is the only option. If a patient is wearing a denture then a tooth may be added to this denture. If a patient does not wish to have a denture long term then a bridge or dental implant is the treatment of choice .
The provision of a bridge may mean destruction of sound adjacent teeth in order to facilitate a bridge. The most conservative option is a dental implant.The modern implant is often simple to place and provides long term success.
August 3rd, 2011
Having one or more broken down or damaged teeth can be a real pain. The effective functioning of your mouth relies on teeth which are healthy and can work properly so that you can eat, drink and talk without issue. Broken teeth have to be dealt with in one way or another and you should talk with your Glossop dentist if you are suffering from a problem of this nature.
Dental crowns are an effective option for this type of ailment. Teeth can become broken down for a variety of reasons. A one off accident that has affected the mouth can damage a tooth to such an extent that it will need restoration of some kind so that it retains structural integrity. A prolonged period of dental decay can break down the structure of a tooth too.
Dental crowns are tailor made by your dentist in order to restore your tooth to the proper shape that allows it to act like a natural tooth again. Dentists usually use digital x-rays these days in order to ascertain the shape of the crown that is needed to fit over the broken down tooth. This means that the process is usually very quick and simple.
Increasingly dental crowns are being made from porcelain, a material that is highly suitable for the job at hand. It is strong, yet light weight and will not stain. It is also very adaptable and so your dentist can tailor the crown so that it naturally fits in with your other teeth in terms of its colour, shade and texture. You should seriously consider dental crowns if you have a problem with a broken down or cracked teeth.