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Why Have Composite Fillings Over Amalgam?

When it comes to dentistry this is a very controversial topic that has drawn a lot of attention from the media in the past. The reason why this is controversial is because of what is contained in the old amalgam fillings that have been commonly placed in the past. They are not very commonly used any more, as the preferred option tends to be white fillings.

The amalgam fillings contains a substance known as mercury, which can be harmful to humans (mercury poisoning). There hasn’t been any definitive research to say that amalgam fillings can lead to mercury poisoning, but there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the subject.

At our practice we are very proud to be a mercury free clinic and do not advocate the use of the old silver amalgam fillings. We opt for the more natural and friendlier composite white fillings material.

Amalgam Danger

The danger associated with having the amalgam fillings is not the filling being in the tooth but the possibility that the filling may crack and therefore leak mercury into your mouth. As it stands, a silver filling in your mouth will not have a cause for concern as the mercury will be sealed inside.

Safely Removing Old Amalgam Fillings

It is becoming more and more common for people to have their old fillings removed and replaced with the friendlier composite fillings. When this procedure is carried out it needs to be carefully done to ensure that all the remnants of the old fillings is carefully removed and there is no leakage. This is done by using a rubber dam protective barrier and high pressure suction to suck all the debris away. We always ensure all safety protocols are followed strictly.

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How Many Veneers Do I Need?

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Dental veneers are very much a cosmetic treatment that are geared towards creating that perfect hollywood cosmetic smile. It is possible to go for the very white and sparkling smile that may look more unnatural and unrealistic to natural teeth, but can often be very sought after. But if you are after the more natural perfect smile which doesn’t look as sparkly as the hollywood smile, this is also possible as well.

We always tend to opt for a more natural looks that suits your personality and overall look. Everyone is different and the treatments we offered will always be different and tailored to each individual. For example, the dental veneers we provide to a twenty year old patient will look different to a fifty year old patient (unless that is what the fifty year old patient is after). Designing the perfect smile is very much a two way process where the patient can and will have a lot of input on what they would like to see. Your treatment will not be completed until you are happy with how they look.

When having veneers it is important to understand that the amount you will need (for the ideal look), will vary depending on your mouth. If you have a very broad and big smile, then you will require more veneers to complete the smile. If you only veneer the front few teeth but miss the side teeth that also show when you smile, it can make the smile look very odd and draw attention away from your nice new veneers. Equally if you have a very narrow smile then you won’t need to have as many teeth veneered as they won’t show when you smile.

To find out more information on the different types of dental veneers please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.

What Is The Process Of Getting Veneers?

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If your not quite satisfied with the looks of your teeth and you are looking to cosmetically enhance your smile, then dental veneers may be an ideal option for you.

The first step is to book a free consultation so we can meet you and discuss what exactly you are trying to achieve. We will asses your case and explore the various options that may be suitable for you.

If you are indeed a suitable candidate for dental veneers we will book you for impressions. These impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to a lab to make a diagnostic wax up. This will act as an example of how your teeth could look and will act as a discussion point to say what you like about them and what could be improved.

The next step is to make some temporary veneers that will act as a trial smile. This is so you can see what the final result will look before committing to having the final veneers made. These temporary veneers can be worn as a prototype so you can trial them out of the clinic to see if you are 100% happy with them. When you are certain these are the dental veneers for you, we can then move on to the final phases.

Before the final fit of the veneers you may require some tooth preparation to allow for your teeth to accept the veneers. The amount of tooth that will need to be prepared will vary from case to case and we will discuss this with you before going ahead.

The final fit is when your new veneers will be carefully bonded to your teeth, allowing you to leave with your new and beautiful smile.

To start the process of getting veneers please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

How Much Are Veneers In The UK?

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Dental veneers are a treatment that falls under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella. They have been developed and designed to be used to improve the overall aesthetics of your teeth and smile. It can truly be a hollywood smile affect.

There are different types of veneers available and different labs have come up with new techniques to manufacture them, giving them a particular set of properties.

The main types of veneers fall into: composite veneers or porcelain veneers. The main difference being between these two, is the fact that porcelain is a much stronger and durable material than composite. The composite veneers are made out of the same material which is commonly used in white fillings and a composite build up.

Why Porcelain Over Composite?

Composite veneers can work out to be a much cheaper overall treatment than the porcelain counterparts. The smile will still look beautiful and will blend in with your smile, but the material is not as long lasting or as strong as the porcelains. Porcelain is a much stronger and durable material which as a result, can be made thinner than composites. This means there won’t be as much tooth preparation required (case dependant). To give you an accurate quote to have your teeth veneered, we will need to see you first for a free consultation so we can examine your needs and see how many teeth are required to be veneered, and which type of porcelain will suit you best.

Are Veneers Suitable For Me?

If your not quite happy with the looks of your teeth then veneers could be suitable. If your teeth are slightly crooked, it would be more advisable to go down the orthodontic route instead. To find out your eligibility please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Enlighten Teeth Whitening Solihull

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If you are not happy with the colour or shade of your teeth, you may be contemplating having them whitened. At our clinic we offer a few different methods to whiten and brighten teeth.

This is very much a cosmetic dental treatment, aimed at improving the overall aesthetics of your smile.

The different systems we offer include:

As part of the home whitening package, you can either go for Polanight or Enlighten.

Polanight Vs Enlighten

The whitening solution we offer is the same strength as each other. The main difference being, is they way it is manufactured and then shipped out to the dentist. Enlighten undergoes a more rigorous and strict protocol through each stage of the process, which means, it is a far more superior whitening gel and gives noticeably better results than polanight. We consider the home whitening system with enlighten to be the gold method of whitening your teeth.

How Does The System Work?

The system will comprise of two main parts. The custom made trays (which we will have made at our laboratory) and whitening gel. The trays are accurately taken by impressions of your teeth. These are then sent to a dental lab who will fabricate your plastic trays. When we have them back we will give them for you to try in. You will then leave with the trays, instructions and whitening gel.

The initial whitening is usually done over a 10-14 day period but the dentist will advise what will be the best thing to do in your particular case. Before you put the trays in, you will need to carefully put a small amount of whitening gel into each compartment of the trays and then wear the trays. Your teeth will start to whiten while you can carry on with every day tasks.

To find out more information, please do not hesitate to call and book your free consultation today.

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By Dr Gursh Bajwa

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