It is a very wonderful world that we live in, where we have the best options to get the best help to look after our oral health. What you get from dentists at Clifton Dental Studio, from facial aesthetics and oral hygiene treatments to outstanding restorative dentistry, is quite spectacular.
Amazing technology such as laser treatments and digital x-rays has made it so easy to have a filling or root canal treatment carried out without the pain it used to be associated with, but for anxious patients, the anaesthetics we offer are simply fabulous.
Our cosmetic options are remarkable as they not only help to cover the aesthetics of your smile; we also offer facial rejuvenation treatments as well. Botox and facial rejuvenation treatments are now available at Clifton Dental Studio, leaving you with a flawless, energised complexion which is sure to boost your confidence!
Our hygienists can cater for the finer issues that affect your health, and are only too happy to guide you through any oral health problems.
Going the extra mile for our patients
At Clifton Dental Studio, we’re here to offer advice on all aspects of your health. We’re happy to discuss with you topics such as phobias, diet, smoking and general health.
Fillings are commonly used to strengthen decayed teeth. With the latest tooth-coloured materials, we are able to restore the teeth without impacting the aesthetics of your beautiful smile.
About tooth-coloured fillings
In the past, patients with cavities were given silver amalgam fillings, which are strong and durable, yet highly visible. Mercury fillings have been used for many years and they are still approved for use in the UK, but some patients have concerns about the safety and environmental impact of these fillings and teamed with the many benefits of tooth-coloured fillings, white fillings have become a much more popular option.
There have been major advances in materials and modern, tooth-coloured materials are very strong and hard-wearing, so you can now have a white filling in a back tooth. Tooth-coloured fillings are also completely invisible when you smile, so treatment will have absolutely no bearing on the look of your smile.
Why would I need a filling?
If you have a cavity or your tooth is damaged, you may be advised to have a filling. Fillings help to make the tooth stronger, so that you are able to eat properly and prevent the spread of infection, to save you from suffering from pain and sensitivity. Dental composite, which is used for fillings, can also be utilised to patch up worn and chipped teeth in a process called cosmetic or composite bonding.
Replacing mercury amalgam fillings
We see many patients who wish to replace their existing mercury amalgam fillings with new white fillings. In this case, we remove the old filling, clean the cavity and then re-fill it using tooth-coloured material.
Have you ever heard the term ’gummy smile’? Well this term id used to describe a smile where the gum and teeth are not in proportion. Often the guns are covering more of the tooth’s surface than is normal and give teeth a smaller appearance. This is not a problem for many, nor does it affect the health of the teeth and gums, but it is a cosmetic procedure done for the aesthetics of the teeth and smile. It is fast becoming a popular cosmetic treatment as it can change the appearance of the smile so quickly. Depending on treatment needed we offer procedures which can reshape and lift the gums in just one appointment. The procedures are pain-free and can give a more even symmetry to the mouth, teeth and gums. Gums that cover the teeth can leave teeth looking small and peg like. Lifting the gums so that more tooth in seen and less gum is shown can easily rectify this. Gum contouring can make a big difference to ho the teeth look and can give a boost of confidence to patients after treatment. Contact Clifton Dental of Bristol for more help and information.
At Clifton Dental Studio we don’t just provide you with a huge range of treatment options and the latest technology, we also offer a five year guarantee for many of our restorative treatments. We are so confident in the quality of treatment and the service you receive at the clinic, that we are prepared to offer you a five year guarantee on veneers, dental crowns and dental bridges. We are happy to replace failed crowns, bridges and veneers within 5 years of the initial treatment in cases where patients have followed their dentist’s recommendations and attended frequent hygiene sessions after treatment. Seeing a dental hygienist helps to reduce the risk of dental diseases. As well as our five year guarantee, we also offer many other promises to our clients. We strove for the best for every patient, we provide a range of flexible finance options and special offers and we always give you the option to choose whether you want to go ahead with treatment. There is no hard sell and we always make sure to explain the treatment process clearly and involve patients in the treatment process. We always stick to the belief that you should treat others how you would like to be treated yourself and we do everything we can to provide you with an excellent dental experience.
Bad breath (halitosis) is a common problem, which is easily treatable. Often, bad breath occurs in the morning and after eating strongly flavoured foods, but if you have unpleasant breath more frequently, there may be an underlying cause. Most cases of halitosis are linked to bacteria lingering in the mouth, usually at the back of the tongue. Good oral hygiene can help to keep these bacteria at bay, preventing them from collecting in the mouth and releasing odorous gases. Other possible causes of bad breath include smoking and taking some forms of medicine. If oral hygiene is the problem, we can offer advice about brushing and flossing at home, as well as providing powerful cleaning treatments, which tackle stubborn plaque and bacteria and leave the mouth feeling lovely and fresh. We recommend brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes and having a check-up every 6 months to keep bad breath at bay. Chewing sugar-free gum after eating can also help to prevent bad breath, as well as stimulating saliva production, which helps to wash away food debris and neutralise acids in the mouth. If you have bad breath, you’re not alone; this is a very common issue and there’s nothing to be worried or embarrassed about. We are here to help banish bad breath for good!
We’re not all blessed with perfect pearly whites, but if you suffer an injury, you chip your tooth or you have a worn tooth, cosmetic contouring can help to restore your beautiful smile. This incredible treatment is simple, safe and effective, there is no pain involved and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. Cosmetic contouring is designed to re-shape the teeth to create a more attractive smile. Your Clifton Dental Studio will use their expertise to gently re-shape the teeth to address chips, worn surfaces and misshapen teeth; a specially designed polishing instrument is used to smooth rough edges and improve the shape of the teeth. The procedure usually takes less than an hour and simple changes to individual teeth have an incredible impact on the overall aesthetic of the smile. There is no need for patients to have anaesthetic because it is only the outer enamel surface, which is involved in the procedure, and therefore you will not feel any pain and you won’t have to deal with unpleasant numbness after treatment. As well as aesthetic benefits, tooth contouring can also help to boost oral health, as reducing crowding and making the teeth more uniform makes teeth cleaning easier.
If you’re a snorer, the chances are that somebody close to you is not having the best of times. Snoring makes it difficult to sleep and over the course of time, disrupted nights of sleep can have a real impact on your mood, as well as your energy levels, your concentration and your physical health. Of course, you don’t mean to snore, but if you a regular snorer and it’s taking a toll on the one you love, we can help! Our anti-snoring remedies include the Somnowell device, which is the latest anti-snoring appliance. We have found this appliance to be very effective and recommend it for our patients who snore frequently. The appliance works by holding the jaw in a forward position, which helps to keep the airway open. The Somnowell device is different to other mandibular advancement devices because it is built to last a lifetime and is highly resistant to bacteria and fungi, which helps to promote good oral health. Snoring is a very common problem, which is most commonly associated with coughs and colds or sleeping in certain positions, but it can become a serious issue and in cases where snoring is persistent, there may be underlying factors, which need investigating, such as allergies, obesity and breathing issues. Using the latest treatments on the market, we can help to banish snoring from your bedroom and ensure you enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.
Dental check-ups, it would be safe to say are seen as a bane and a pain in the neck to attend, which is why there are a lot of people that often skip them- how foolish! You may not see things going wrong in your mouth even though you think that by splashing your cash on the best products may be your get out of jail free card, but it doesn’t work like that. Now this is not to suggest that getting the best products for your mouth is wrong- it isn’t at all and stick with it, but you don’t always keep your eye on the ball and use them properly, and it only takes a short period of time for plaque to get in and do what it does best- wreck your teeth and gums. Your dentist will spot issues like this and treat them accordingly, and then give you a thorough spit and polish before setting you on your way. Before you go off though, utilise this time to chat about anything with your dentist, because the modern dentist can help you with not just aspects in your mouth, but with health issues as well. If you want further advice on how to use your time at a check-up, call-up Clifton Dental of Bristol; they are experts in all areas of dentistry and operate in the town of Weston-super-Mare.
X-rays have always played a vitally important in dental surgeries and is an excellent way to reveal anything going wrong in your mouth. They weren’t without their problems though; they could use high doses of radiation to take an image, they were clumsy to store and could take a while to process. However, they have now slipped into the new world of technology and gone digital, making them completely efficient to use. The process of imaging seems the just the same in the sense that as a patient, you may not see any difference as to any other x-ray you may have had. But digital x-rays use far less radiation and within seconds, the image is up on a computer screen, ready for immediate analysis and enabling the dentist to start work on you immediately if need be. Of course, with the images on computer, they are easily stored and can be pulled out of the files at the touch of a button for future reference. Clifton Dental Care of Bristol operate in the Chepstow area and can tell you about x-rays and other technologies to take advantage of in the dental surgery
Dental pain can come in many shapes and sizes and various levels of agony. Decay can leave the tooth very painful when exposed to varying temperatures and needs to be worked on by your dentist. More intense pain can come from a knocked out tooth or an abscess and these will need immediate treatment. The eruption of wisdom teeth can also be very painful just prior to them breaking through the gums; ulcers, a chipped tooth or the loss of a fitting can also cause discomfort in your mouth. In all cases such as these, of course they need working on but some can be soothed by painkillers or herbal products until your dentist is available. But dental pain can also arise after a procedure has been carried out; the removal of a wisdom tooth can be very spiteful, as with any tooth that needs to come out. Procedures such as root canal treatment, fillings, and the fitting of a dental implant can also leave your mouth sore and bruised afterwards. If you understand the nature of dental pain and how it can affect you, you can have a few products in the house you can take should anything go wrong. Get in touch with Clifton Dental for more information about what to do when pain strikes.