The renowned philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell once quipped that ‘everything is vague to a degree you do not realise till you have tried to make it precise.’ Despite how familiar and simple sounding a ‘smile makeover’ is, it is precisely Russell’s observation we encounter when trying to define it. In essence, a smile makeover is defined by its end result: You have achieved, by whatever procedures were necessary, the smile you desired. It is an umbrella term for a variety of treatments, all of which end with that. If you’re preparing for a wedding, however, semantics aren’t really first and foremost in your mind, so rest easy dear reader; We at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol will utilise our expertise to its fullest extent in order to make your desired smile a reality, all you have to do is tell us what you’d want it to look like!
Although it will be approached in a relaxed manner, this is perhaps the most significant portion of the treatment as it is where we find out what you want. We are the professionals, however, so don’t worry – we will guide you through and find solutions to any problems that may arise!
Typical treatments: focus on dental veneers
One recommended treatment very popular with celebrities is the application of dental veneers. Veneers are wafer thin shells of material which can be fitted to your teeth, thus covering up any ornamental atrocities or decorative detractions which you may worry are on your teeth. Veneers only require two sessions to be fitted, though it can take a few weeks for the final product to be produced in a lab. In the meantime, you may be fitted with temporary veneers. They are great at covering cracks, chips and stains. Although not ideal, they can also cover upper mildly crooked teeth in a treatment nicknamed ‘instant orthodontics’, thus bypassing lengthy orthodontic treatment.
The total package
A complete smile makeover, in the case of front teeth too crooked for veneers alone, could combine orthodontics with veneers. Equally, you could have a dental implant fitted and your healthy teeth whitened. It’s up to you! Let us know your dream smile and we’ll make it a reality.
Veneers are frequently the stars of television makeover shows and it really is no surprise, as they create flawless smiles. Porcelain veneers look like healthy natural teeth and they are very versatile, making them a viable option for most patients who are searching for a treatment to enhance the aesthetic of their smile. Often spotted on celebrities, veneers are a sure-fire way of creating a bright, radiant smile. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells, which are tooth shaped; they are fixed to the natural teeth to produce an amazing new smile and they are most commonly recommended for patients with chipped, worn and discoloured teeth. Patients have many options when it comes to veneer treatment and they can design their own smile; there are different shades and shapes available and you can have a single veneer, a few veneers or a full set to complete the ultimate transformation! At Clifton Dental of Bristol we often recommend porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover. Usually, treatment involves two or three sessions, including the consultation. The first session is used to prepare the teeth and the second session is used to fit the veneers. Your dentist will create impressions of your teeth and these will be utilised by technicians to create your bespoke veneers. Once the veneers are in place, your smile look incredible and your confidence will soar.
If you are looking for a way of getting over the problem of your teeth appearing worn-out, then Clifton Dental of Bristol are the people you should talk to about these concerns, and they can tell you all you need to know in Chepstow about this delicate issue. If the years have got to your teeth and they are looking pretty bad because of cracks, chips, and gaps or just become tired-out, it may be the time to look into getting porcelain veneers fitted so that you can hide away all of the mess and rejuvenate your smile again. It won’t take long to do and once they have been made and cemented into place, you will have a youthful looking smile again- the horrors will be gone. Porcelain is a wonderful looking material and it will mirror the enamel of the teeth perfectly. Once they are in place, you should treat them as you would your own teeth- they require no extra cleaning regime; they are very durable and should last for at least 15 years. Having them fitted will also restore your self-confidence and help you to express yourself a lot more in public.
If you fancy staving off the threat of ageing in your teeth, then you can’t go wrong by opting to have porcelain veneers cover up your problems. This treatment has been around for decades, helping people to hide away gaps, cracks, receding gums and the loss in the length of their teeth due to general wear and tear. Getting veneers couldn’t be simpler: book in with your dentist first and then all you have to do is sit back and relax while you are worked on. The enamel has to be removed first and for some people, a local anaesthetic may be required to avoid discomfort and then, a cast will be taken of your teeth. In this session, your dentist will kit you out with dummy veneers for the next couple of weeks until the real thing has been made and sent back to the surgery. Then, it’s a case of removing the ‘dummies’ and cementing in the real ones. The thing that is so amazing about having porcelain veneers fitted is that you are never going to be ready for the moment when you first see your new teeth- it is truly astounding. The porcelain looks so natural in your mouth and yet, all those horrible ageing elements have been eliminated from your smile at the same time- utterly irresistible. For more advice about having veneers fitted, then contact the Clifton dental studio in Bristol- they will tell you everything you need to know in Chepstow.
As you start to get older, things will obviously begin to change in your body; you may start to droop in places, other bits may sag and head south for the winter, so you have to work harder to stop all of this from happening. The same can be said for your teeth and for all the time and effort that you put into looking after them, they too may well succumb to the signs of ageing. The most noticeable problems are the receding of the gums, discolouration, loss of length in your teeth due to wear and the outbreak of gaps between your teeth. Fortunately, the world of cosmetic dentistry has got its act together, and can save you from these tell-tale signs that give away your age. With all of these problems, they can be covered up and hidden away with dental veneers. The most popular are made from porcelain, beautifully natural and after a little preparation which involves the removal of the old enamel they are cemented into place, making you pretty again and ready to give you a good 15 years of support. A variation on this is the Lumineer; very thin but they are cemented straight onto the enamel of the teeth. The other noticeable technique and also very popular are composite resin veneers, more commonly know as cosmetic bonding; very cheap, very quick and extremely versatile. With all of these treatments, the results are very rewarding and rejuvenating and just the tonic you need to turn back time. For more information on these treatments, contact the Clifton dental studio in Bristol, because they can advise you on everything you need to know in Weston-super-mare.
It’s a throw away world that we live in today in Chepstow and most of us are so wrapped up in what we are doing, we have no time to wait and want things immediately and even this attitude has seeped into dentistry. Technicians that dream up all manner of new ideas for dental patients are quick to understand what people want and when they want it. They also understand that people are in a rush these days so they try to cater for this. Cosmetics are huge in dentistry right now and one product that seems to fit the bill is the Lumineer. Clifton dental has all the information that you need on this little darling and you should really check it out. Like traditional veneers, the Lumineer can cover up a multitude of sins in the mouth and it couldn’t be simpler. Once your teeth have been measured up, the fitting is simply glued onto the surface of your teeth, and with some of the cad/cam technology flying around, you can have it made in an hour! Even more remarkable the process is reversible so, let’s paint ourselves a little picture here: it is morning and you have a very important meeting to go to, but your teeth are letting you down, so, call your dentist and you can have some Lumineers fitted by 2pm- then off to the airport- you need to fly into Milan by 6pm. You do the deal and fly home again and in the morning, you can have the Lumineers taken off again. THAT friend is the future of dentistry!
Patients around Chepstow and in the UK are turning to lumineers when it comes to alternatives to traditional veneers for your teeth. At Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol, customers are always asking about the difference between the two so we thought it would be a good time to enlighten you.
Veneers are used to cover up misshapen teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, stained teeth or to help create that dazzling Hollywood smile that many of us crave. Lumineers are a popular veneer option because they involve minimal preparation or even a ‘no-preparation’ procedure that is attractive to both dentists and patients. This technique is best used with patients who have spacing in their smile and only minor tooth rotations.
Most cosmetic dentists only remove enough surface enamel to allow a ceramist to make life-like teeth for patients so hopefully this will not leave your teeth overly sensitive – one of the biggest issues with having veneers installed. Often lumineers do not require the dentist to grind, cut or file down any tooth structure for proper placement. The veneers are adhesively bonded to the front of the teeth, making the process as much of a minimally invasive procedure as possible.
The thick nature of traditional veneers requires the grinding down of your original tooth structure. This can be a painful, anxious experience that many patients would prefer to avoid. What makes lumineers unique is that they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. Once the procedure is completed, there is no tooth sensitivity or placement discomfort, so they look and feel natural from the moment they are put in place. So, when you have lumineers installed, you can eat and drink anything you want with the confidence of natural teeth.
There are many choices in Bath when it comes to keeping your smile white and healthy and two of the more popular treatments around are teeth whitening or bleaching and veneers. Choosing what is best for you depends on the condition of your teeth and gums but if you are having doubts as to which is best for you, can easily be resolved by a consultation with your dentist. If your have strong, healthy gums and teeth that are suffering from discoloration, teeth whitening is for you. There are many methods to choose from home bleaching kits to laser whitening- each offer fantastic results and are quick and cheap, though limited to the teeth being in good shape to start with. But as we age, our teeth can suffer from general wear and tear, cracks and gaps can develop and gums can start to recede. Teeth whitening will not be able to rectify these problems, whereas having a veneer fitted can, although at a little more expense. A simple procedure, fitting a veneer, can rectify these problems and can be coloured to match the rest of the teeth in the mouth, hence it is good for restoring the sheen to a single tooth. Both procedures have their place in your mouth. Ironically, if you have veneers fitted that have discoloured over time, a teeth whitening treatment will work on both the veneer and the other teeth to restore your smile.
There are many techniques available in Chepstow now to improve the look of your teeth. Bleaching and laser treatments have become very popular and very cheap too, but they are only as good as your teeth are. If your teeth have been subjected to wear or have become chipped or cracked, these treatments will not solve the problem. Neither will they plug any gaps that may have started to appear. This is the time to contemplate dental veneers. They are easy to fit to start with- your dentist will first remove the enamel of the teeth and then make a mould from which the veneer can be made. It normally takes a couple of weeks for the veneers return from the lab and then they can be cemented in place. However, CEREC treatment allows this whole process to be done in a hour, as the veneers are made in a machine on site. Lumineers are similar, albeit they thinner still, hence there is no removal of the tooth’s enamel- they are simply cemented over the tooth. But whatever the type of veneers you opt for, there is no hiding the fact, that they give incredible results. The length of the tooth can be restored and any cracks and gaps covered over. But it’s because of the amazing translucent look that the veneers have, where the most effective results are achieved. They look brand new, as well as looking natural and restore a stunning look to your smile
If you’re thinking of rekindling the smile you once had in Swindon, there are a lot of options on the market to choose from. Your choice depends on the condition of your teeth. If your teeth are in good condition but suffer from minor staining, chances are that a simple visit to the dentist or a hygienist will be enough to restore their look. But over time, teeth can suffer from deep staining that requires more radical treatments. Good teeth can benefit from simple whitening treatments. The cheapest are the home bleaching kits, from the ones that are available over the counter, to specially designed treatments that involve consultation with the dentist, such as Enlighten treatments, that utilise specially made trays for use at home. Following on from these are laser bleaching techniques, again, reasonably cheap, quick and available at the dentists. However, bleaching will not cover up chips, cracks or gaps. Hence, if you suffer from any of these, it may be time to consider veneers. Having a veneer is as simple as bleaching, though it does involve a couple of visits to the dentist for mouldings to be taken before the veneer can be manufactured and then fitted. The beauty of a veneer is it can be colour-toned to match the surrounding teeth, meaning that if only a single tooth requires treatment, then the rest of the teeth can left alone, unlike bleaching that involves all of the teeth. In the end, it depends on the treatment you require and how much you are prepared to pay and a consultation with your dentist should be enough to put your mind at rest and make your choice.