What Are The First Symptoms Of Gum Disease In The City Of London?

April 15th, 2014

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems, but it can be prevented and if you are able to spot the signs early, we can treat if before it becomes advanced. We always promote the notion that prevention is better than cure, but if you need treatment for gum disease, we are here to help.

Spotting the warning signs

Mild cases of gum disease (gingivitis) are very easily managed, so it’s important to be able to spot the early warning signs. If gingivitis is left untreated, it becomes more serious and eventually develops into periodontal disease, which causes permanent damage to the bone structure that provides support for the teeth. In severe cases, the teeth start to come loose in their sockets and eventually fall out.

The most common symptoms of gum disease are swollen and red gums and bleeding from the gums. In most cases, bleeding is noticeable when you brush your teeth. If you do notice blood in your spit, you should arrange to see your dentist. Other possible signs of gum disease include painful and tender gums and an unpleasant taste in the mouth; in advanced cases, the teeth may also feel loose.

What can be done for gum disease?

Oral hygiene is the key to gum disease treatment. Good oral hygiene helps to remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth and our intensive cleaning treatments clean the gum line and remove stubborn plaque and tartar from the mouth. In cases of advanced gum disease, a series of sessions with the dentist and a dental hygienist are usually recommended and the aim is to prevent any further damage.

Gum disease prevention

The best way to avoid gum disease is to keep your teeth and gums clean. You can do this by brushing for at least two minutes twice a day and flossing on a regular basis. Try to avoid consuming a lot of sugary foods and drinks and see your dentist for regular check-ups. If you notice any warning signs, don’t wait for your next check-up, arrange to see your dentist as soon as you can. Smoking is a leading risk factor for gum disease; if you want advice about giving up, we can help.

 

Get Amazing And Dazzling Teeth With Macveneers In The Heart Of London

April 12th, 2014

If you’re looking for a treatment to give you a truly amazing smile, look no further than MACveneers, one of the world’s leading veneer systems.

What are MACveneers are how are they different from other treatments?

MACveneers are high grade porcelain veneers, which are capable of transforming even the most worn and stained teeth into a beautiful, radiant smile. MACveneers are ultra-thin sheets of porcelain, which are designed to sit on top of the natural teeth to create a brand new, sparkling smile.

MACveneers are thinner than most other types of veneer and they are coloured from within using a huge array of shades to create a more natural look. The veneers also boast a glossy finish, which makes for a stunning smile.

MACveneers are also very strong and they last up to twice as long as traditional porcelain veneers.

How could MACveneers benefit me?

MACveneers produce incredible aesthetics and they are an excellent option for patients who have chipped, discoloured, worn and crooked teeth. You are in control of the design of your smile and we work with you to ensure the perfect outcome. A flawless smile is a sign of beauty and you will feel much more confident if you are happy with your smile. Whether you’ve been hiding your teeth away for a long time, or you simply want to add a touch of sparkle and glamour to your pearly whites, MACveneers can help.

The treatment process

MACveneers are crafted by highly skilled technicians and they are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. Your veneers will be made according to templates and impressions of your teeth and once they have been returned to the practice, your dentist will fit them, check you are happy with the finished results and then secure them in place.

Learn More About Our Innovative 6 Month Smiles Treatment In London

April 10th, 2014

We are delighted to offer our clients the 6 Month Smile system, a fixed brace treatment, which works quickly to give you an amazing new smile.

All about 6 Month Smiles

6 Month Smiles is a fixed brace system, which uses braces made from clear brackets and nickel titanium wires, which are virtually invisible. Treatment time, as the name suggests, is just six months, making this a much faster option than traditional fixed braces.

6 Month Smiles was developed to offer patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues a quick and discreet alternative to train-track braces. These braces use self-ligating technology to speed up tooth movement and they also target the social 6, the upper and lower front teeth.

As well as short treatment times and discretion, these braces also offer comfort and they represent good value for money.

Am I a suitable candidate?

One of the few disadvantages of 6 Month Smiles is that it is not suitable for everyone. This is a treatment tailored to the needs of those with minor or moderate orthodontic problems, which affect the front teeth. Patients who gave mild crowding, problems with their bite, spaces between the front teeth or crooked front teeth, could benefit from this treatment and we will be able to confirm the suitability of treatment following a consultation.

These braces are an excellent choice for people who want an amazing smile quickly and we often recommend it for people preparing for special occasions, such as a wedding.

Are 6 Month Smile braces painful?

Like all braces, it can take a couple of days to get used to wearing 6 Month Smiles braces, but they are considered a very comfortable treatment thanks to the advanced technology and any discomfort should wear off very quickly. It can also take a little while to get used to speaking and eating with your braces, but any problems will die down very swiftly.

 

 

Improve Your Chew And Bite Function With Dental Implants In Central London

April 8th, 2014

Dental implants are an innovative treatment for patients who have missing teeth in Central London. If you have lost a tooth or you have a number of missing teeth and you are searching for a treatment to restore your smile, boost your confidence and improve your bite power, dental implants could be just the ticket.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a very advanced treatment and they represent an amazing alternative for natural teeth. Implants are small posts, which are made from titanium. They are placed inside small holes in the jaw bone to act as a substitute for natural tooth roots. As titanium is a biocompatible material, the implant is able to integrate into the bone tissue and this means that it provides all the stability and support of a normal, healthy tooth root.

Once the implant has integrated, it can be then attached to a crown, a dental bridge or a denture. This versatility means that treatment is suitable for patients who have one, a few or several missing teeth.

How could implants help me?

If you have missing teeth you have no doubt experienced problems with eating, especially with certain foods, and you may also have noticed that your speech is slightly different. Many people with missing teeth also feel self-conscious about the way they look. Implants can help to restore the smile, giving you more confidence, as well as enhancing your bite power and enabling you to chew properly with all the force of a strong, natural tooth.

Dental implants can also help to reduce bone loss and they create amazingly natural looking smiles.

It sounds a touch dramatic to say that implants can transform your life, but they really can, especially if you’ve been struggling with low confidence or you have a large number of missing teeth. Call us today to find out more about this amazing treatment.

A Cost Effective Solution To Misaligned Teeth In The City Of London

April 5th, 2014

If you thought all orthodontics cost the earth, we may have good news for you. We are delighted to offer the amazing Inman Aligner, a cost-effective treatment for patients who only require a small amount of movement. This treatment is an excellent alternative to traditional fixed braces for patients who have minor orthodontic issues.

What is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance, which straightens the teeth incredibly quickly. This treatment is designed for patients with mild issues, which affect the front teeth, including minor crowding and slightly crooked teeth.  With this treatment, patients who have more minor problems can enjoy quick and painless treatment.

The aligner is made up of two key parts, including a coiled spring, which sits at the back of the teeth and a metal bar, which is located on the front on the teeth. Although the aligner is not invisible, like Invisalign aligners, they are more discreet than traditional fixed braces and they work extremely quickly.

The different components of the aligner produce forces, which push and pull the teeth, causing them to move. The system uses advanced technology to move the teeth with the minimum of discomfort.

How long does treatment take?

The Inman Aligner is one of the fastest treatments out there and most cases are complete within just 16 weeks.

How much does treatment cost?

The cost of treatment varies according to the patient’s individual needs and we will be able to give you a good idea of the exact cost of treatment after a consultation. This treatment is much less expensive than other aligners, such as Invisalign, and many of the fixed brace treatments, because the process is simple and treatment time is very short. To find out more about costs, treatment times and how this system could benefit you, call us today!

 

 

Frowns Getting You Down In The Heart Of London?

April 5th, 2014

It’s impossible to avoid getting older and often, the face bears the brunt of the ageing process, but if you’re sick of staring at frown lines or crow’s feet when you look in the mirror, there are some treatments that can help. Our innovative facial rejuvenation treatments can transform your skin and give you a healthy and youthful glow without the risks of surgery.

Our treatments

We offer Botox and filler treatments, including Restylane, to revive and refresh the complexion and tackle the common signs of ageing, including lines and wrinkles.

Both Botox and Restylane can be used to reduce the visibility of fine and deep lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth and just one 15 minute session can make a huge difference. Our aim is always to create a natural, healthy look and we have many years of experience in this field.

Botox

Botox is a very effective treatment for battling lines and it works by reducing the contraction of the facial muscles. It is injected into problem areas of the skin and the results usually last for up to 6 months.

Restylane

Restylane is a filler, which can be used to add volume to the cheeks and create more voluptuous lips, as well as making the complexion look smoother and younger. Like Botox, Restylane is injected into the skin using a fine needle and the results are temporary, usually lasting between 6 and 9 months.

Is facial treatment safe?

We have many years of experience in treating patients using facial treatments and we use the latest treatments and methods to ensure our patients are safe and pain-free. Most patients do not need any anaesthetic because the quantities are very small and the needle is incredibly fine; however, we can offer mild anaesthetic for patients who have anxiety about injections and those who would feel more comfortable if the skin was numbed. We talk you through the treatment process and we will always be happy to answer your questions.

 

 

We Use Advanced Dental Technology And Modern Orthodontics In London

April 3rd, 2014

At Harley Street Dental Studio we are proud to use the latest technology and we are always eager to ensure that our clients have access to the best treatments. One of our most impressive orthodontic treatments is STb Social 6 lingual braces, which offer an invisible alternative to normal fixed braces.

What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces are essentially very similar to traditional fixed braces, but they are fixed to the back of the teeth, instead of the front. This means that the brace cannot be seen, so your smile remains unchanged and you don’t have to worry about what other people think of your brace. STb Social 6 is a lingual brace system, designed to focus on the social 6, the name given to the six front teeth on the upper and lower jaws.

Who is a suitable candidate for STb Social 6 treatment?

STb Social 6 is a system aimed at patients who have minor orthodontic issues that involve the social 6. This treatment is not suitable for those who need more tooth movement, but there are lingual brace treatments that can achieve major corrections.

STb Social 6 is an ideal choice for teenagers and adults who want to make minor corrections to their smile with the added bonus of the brace being completely invisible to everyone else.

What are the advantages of STb Social 6 braces?

The main feature of lingual braces is that they are invisible when you smile; however, there are additional benefits. Lingual braces are very advanced and they use impressive and innovative technology to move the teeth rapidly without causing you pain. The brackets of these braces are much smaller than your average fixed brace and the technology involved helps to reduce friction and increase comfort during the treatment process.

Another massive selling-point of this treatment is the treatment time. Most cases are complete within 16 weeks and patients will start to notice a difference in their smile after just a few weeks.

If you think that STb Social 6 braces sound like a good option, call us today to arrange your consultation!

 

Introducing The Innovative CFast Braces For Patients In London

April 1st, 2014

Harley Street Dental Studio is proud to offer an amazing new fixed brace system, CFast. CFast is a quick, discreet treatment, which is a great choice for patients who need less intensive treatment.

All about CFast

CFast is a system specifically designed for patients who have minor issues with their front teeth, which are also known as the ‘social 6’. The braces are light and clear and they are much more discreet than traditional fixed braces. Many people are worried about wearing visible braces because of the impact it may have on their looks and their social and professional lives and with CFast, aesthetics are not an issue and you can enjoy greater confidence during treatment.

Could CFast be the answer for me?

CFast is an excellent option for patients who have issues with their front teeth and do not require the more intensive treatment provided by conventional fixed braces. CFast braces are light and they are designed to work quickly, as well as enabling you to achieve your dream smile without putting up with the inconveniences of wearing a highly visible brace.

If you’ve been thinking about having orthodontic treatment, but you’ve been reluctant to take the plunge because you were worried about wearing an unsightly brace, CFast could be the answer. Our dentists will be able to ascertain whether you’re a match for the treatment during your consultation.

How long does treatment take with CFast?

CFast offers a different option to traditional braces for those who are seeking a discreet treatment. The brackets are small and the braces are clear, making them almost invisible and treatment times are very short. Typically, cases are complete within 6 months, although it may be even shorter if you have very mild issues.

This treatment is also a cost-effective option due to the simplicity of the treatment process and the short duration.

We Offer A Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth In The Heart Of London

March 29th, 2014

Losing teeth can have a negative impact on oral health, as well as confidence, and we are delighted to offer our patients an amazing long-term solution for lost teeth. Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing natural teeth. The actual implant is designed to replace the root of the missing tooth and once it is in place, it provides support for a new restoration, which replaces the crown section of the lost tooth. Implants are made from biocompatible titanium and they integrate into the bone tissue in the jaw bone through a process known as osseointegration. This process enables the implant to provide support and stability for the new restoration, in the same way as a natural tooth root.

Implant treatment

Implant treatment usually takes place in two main stages after the consultation period. The first stage involves placing the implants in the jaw bone; this is usually done under local anaesthetic and involves fixing the implant into a small opening in the bone. The process of osseointegration takes between 3 and 8 months and during this time, a temporary solution is provided. Once the process is complete and the implant has integrated, the second stage begins. This involves placing the new restoration. Once this stage is complete, the new tooth or teeth will look exactly like healthy, natural teeth and you can start enjoying the benefits of a beautiful smile and strong teeth.

Are dental implants suitable for all?

Dental implants are suitable for most patients; however, there may be certain instances where other treatments may be more beneficial. This may be the case if a patient has gum disease or is a heavy smoker. Smoking can affect the success of implant treatment because it slows the body’s ability to heal.

 

Treatment For One Missing Tooth In The Heart Of London

March 27th, 2014

Accidents, trauma and sports injuries can result in the loss of a tooth and while this can be distressing, there are some amazing tooth replacement treatments out there. At the Harley Street Dental Studio in London, we recommend replacing missing teeth to restore the smile, improve oral function and reduce the risk of oral health problems and we have a range of treatments available, including dentures, dental bridges and dental implants.

Treatment options:

Dental bridge

A dental bridge is a restorative treatment, which is designed to replace a missing tooth. The most common type of bridge, a traditional fixed bridge, is made up of a false tooth and two crowns. The bridge is supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap and it is designed to match the colour of the teeth to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing look. Bridges can be made from different materials, including metals, precious metals and ceramics and once in place, they should last for several years. Dental bridges are easy to maintain and your dentist will check your bridge every time you have a check-up.

Dentures

Dentures are most commonly associated with replacing a full arch of teeth, but you can also get partial dentures, which replace a much smaller number of teeth. Partial dentures are designed to fit in with the shape and colour of the natural teeth. Modern dentures are much more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable than the dentures of old and they can make a real difference to a patient’s quality of life.

Dental implants

Dental implants are an amazing treatment, which is suitable for patients with any number of missing teeth, including a single tooth. In the case of a single tooth implant, the implant is used to replace the tooth root and a single crown is attached to replace the crown of the lost tooth. Implants are designed to integrate into the jaw bone and once this is complete, the new crown can be attached. One of the best things about dental implants is that the new tooth looks exactly like a natural tooth and patients can enjoy all the functionality of a strong, healthy new tooth.

If you have a missing tooth and you would like advice about tooth replacement treatment, our friendly, experienced dentists will be able to offer advice about the different options and help you to make a decision about treatment. Your dentist will talk you through the different processes, explain how these treatments work and help you to weigh up the pros and cons.