Braces and invisible aligners
Orthodontic misalignment is one of the most common dental conditions, affecting people of all ages across the world. Traditionally, orthodontic conditions were treated with metal braces and brackets. These braces became possible with the introduction of dental adhesives, as the brackets are attached to the outer surface of each tooth using a dental adhesive. Metal braces are still very useful treatment devices due to their relatively low cost and universal applicability to almost any orthodontic condition. However, metal braces have been associated with comfort and aesthetic issues. Luckily today metal braces are not the only way to straighten your teeth: invisible aligners, such as Invisalign and invisible braces provide solutions to these concerns. Invisible aligners are removable transparent plastic shells, which are fitted onto the dental arches to be worn every day. Invisible braces work on the same principles as metal braces, with the only differences being the difference in the materials used and their colours. If you would like a dentist in Molesey to help you with straightening your teeth, we can provide a range of orthodontic methods to engender your desired smile.
During our life, our teeth are exposed to an enormous amount of physicochemical effects, which can degrade or stain the most external layer of the tooth, which is called the enamel. These effects include smoking, or the consumption of various foods and beverages that can stain the teeth, e.g. coffee, wine or tea. Certain drugs, particularly antibiotics have been associated with tooth discolouration as well. It is important to note that ageing and poor dental hygiene can also contribute to tooth discolouration through the formation of plaque and the degradation of the enamel. This exposes the yellowish colour of the underlying dentine, which makes the teeth appear more yellow. There are a number of different teeth whitening treatments currently on the market. They differ in where and how the treatment is carried out. While some are performed at home over the course of a number of applications, others are performed in approximately an hour at dental clinics. If you would like a dentist in Molesey to whiten your teeth, get in touch with us and book an appointment today.
Dental implants are some of the most popular and effective methods of replacing teeth. Tooth loss in adults is always pathological and it is caused by 3 major factors; tooth decay, gum disease and dental trauma. Dental implants are small metal screws, which get inserted into the jaw through surgery. They then integrate into the bone and thus provide an attachment point for the custom made artificial teeth. Thanks to their integration into the bone, dental implants are very strong and capable of resisting the daily pressure associated with eating. Dental implants – if cared for appropriately – can last for almost a lifetime. When you get dental implants, you do not have to worry about any pain: your dentist will use sufficient amounts of local anaesthetics, which numb the area of the operation. If you are worried about surgeries, you can choose to be put under sedation while the surgery is carried out. If you would like a dentist in Molesey to provide you with dental implants, book a consultation session with us today.