At Aesthetic Smiles near Aylestone we are aware that many patients suffer from anxiety and we are trained to care for patients with dental phobia. Our practice is relaxing, peaceful and comfortable and we use a range of techniques, including sedation, to help patients to feel more relaxed when they have dental treatment. For many patients, dental phobia prevents them from seeing their dentist on a regular basis, which has negative consequences for their oral health; we aim to make patients feel more comfortable and provide painless treatment so that all our patients feel able to attend regular dental appointments.
What is sedation?
Sedation is a popular treatment used to treat patients who have dental phobia and those with concerns about having dental treatment; it involves the use of sedative medication, which induces a state of profound relaxation. Sedation is not the same as general anaesthetic, but it does help to eliminate pain and prevent patients from experiencing discomfort during a dental procedure.
There are various ways sedatives are administered, including oral sedation, inhalation and IV (intravenous) sedation.
What happens during sedation?
When you are sedated, you will feel sleepy and relaxed; you will be able to hear your dentist and you can communicate with them if you wish. You should not feel any pain while you are sedated and most people have little recollection of what happened when they come around after treatment.
After treatment, it is normal to feel a little drowsy and it takes some time for the effects of the medicine to wear off. We advise our patients to arrange a lift home and ask somebody to stay with them at home until the effects of the medication have worn off fully. You should not drink alcohol, drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours after sedation.
Aesthetic Smiles is a modern, forward-thinking dental practice offering the latest cosmetic and restorative dental treatments near Birstall Our aim is to provide clients with the best treatments around in a relaxing environment; your health is our priority and every client is treated as an individual.
We cater for nervous patients
We understand that many people are wary of going to the dentist and our friendly team of dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and reception staff, is on hand to help you to feel calm and relaxed. We employ the latest techniques and treatments, from sedation and painless injections, to hot beverages, films and magazines, to while away your waiting time, to make the dental experience completely hassle-free.
We are always looking to expand and update our treatment list to ensure that our clients have access to the latest treatments on the market. From innovative dental implant systems, to the latest tooth whitening treatments, we always strive to provide the best.
Our team is dedicated to helping you to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles and we live by the motto that prevention is better than cure. We actively promote good oral hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices and we are happy to offer information and advice to help you enjoy good oral health.
Finance and fees
We offer flexible finance and payment plans to make it easier for you to afford treatment.
If you are looking for a friendly and experienced dental team, a stylish, yet comfortable practice and a wide range of treatment options, look no further than Aesthetic Smiles. We look forward to welcoming you to our surgery!
Bad breath is a problem, which bothers many people; the reality is that most people suffer from bad breath from time to time, but if it starts to affect your day to day life, it’s advisable to seek help. Our friendly dentists and dental hygienists can offer expert treatment to keep bad breath at bay for good.
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth, which may be linked to poor oral hygiene. Bacteria collect in the mouth and when they feed, they release gases, which have an unpleasant odour, which causes bad breath. In most cases, bad breath is caused by bacteria gathering at the back of the tongue.
Other causes of bad breath include smoking, eating or drinking strongly flavoured foods, such as strong cheese, spicy food, coffee and tea, and taking some types of medication.
What can I do to get rid of bad breath?
Good oral hygiene is the best way to tackle bad breath; always ensure that you brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time and floss your teeth to remove food debris from the cracks between your teeth. Using mouthwash can also be beneficial for people who are prone to bad breath.
If you react badly to certain types of food, try to avoid these triggers and chew sugar-free chewing gum after eating to neutralize the acids in your mouth, stimulate saliva production and freshen your breath.
It is advisable to invest in a tongue cleaner to remove bacteria from the tongue; you can also use your normal toothbrush to brush your tongue.
Our dentists and dental hygienists also provide intensive cleaning treatments, including a scale and polish, which remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth and help to reduce the risk of infections and diseases, as well as bad breath.
If you suffer from bad breath, we can help! Call us today near Glenfield to book a consultation and ensure that bad breath is never a worry again!
Are you sick of your gummy smile? Do you long for a beautiful, healthy looking smile? If so, we can help near Beaumont Leys. Gum contouring is a simple, safe and effective way of improving the look of the smile and banishing a gummy smile.
What is gum contouring?
Gum contouring is a treatment used to address a gummy smile; a gummy smile occurs when there is a large amount of gum tissue covering the crowns of the teeth, which makes the teeth look small and short. Gum contouring shapes the gums so that more of the crown is visible and the teeth look longer.
A gummy smile is not a dental health problem; it does not affect the function of the mouth or cause any pain; however, it does affect the look of the smile and this can contribute to issues related to self-esteem and confidence.
What does gum contouring involve?
Gum contouring is designed to improve the overall look of the smile by reducing the amount of gum tissue that is visible when you smile. The procedure involves trimming away some of the gum tissue to expose more of the tooth crown; this sounds a little daunting, but the gums are numbed using local anaesthetic beforehand to prevent any pain. Your Aesthetic Smiles dentist will use their expertise to trim the gums and then shape them using laser treatment to create a beautiful new smile.
What are the advantages of gum contouring?
Gum contouring is a cosmetic treatment, which is designed purely to make the smile look more attractive and the patient feel more confident. The procedure is quick and the results are visible straightaway. If you suffer from a lack of confidence when you smile or you avoid showing off a beaming smile because you don’t like your gummy smile, this could be a perfect solution for you.
We are delighted to offer our clients the amazing Inman Aligner. This is a very quick and effective treatment for patients with minor orthodontic issues.
What is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace treatment, which is designed to correct issues with the front teeth, also known as the ‘social 6’. The Inman Aligner generates forces using a coiled spring and a metal bar to gently squeeze the teeth and move them in the right direction.
What are the advantages of the Inman Aligner?
The best thing about the Inman Aligner is the treatment time; with this system, the results are noticeable after just a few weeks and treatment is complete within 16 weeks. The brace is also removable, which gives you more freedom during the treatment process and it uses the latest techniques to prevent discomfort.
The aligner is not invisible like Invisalign aligners; however, the metal bar is fine and delicate and the brace is much more discreet than a traditional fixed brace.
As treatment time is very short, fewer appointments are needed than with most other treatments, and this means that this option is less expensive than most of the others.
Who can benefit from the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is aimed at patients who have minor orthodontic issues, such as mild crowding, which affect the front teeth. As it works very quickly, it is a popular option for people who want to look their best in time for a special event, such as their wedding day.
The Inman Aligner can only produce a limited amount of movement and it is not suitable for problems that affect the teeth at the back of the mouth. If you are not a suitable candidate for treatment, we can explore other options and help you to choose the best treatment for your needs. Contact the team near Thurmaston for more information.
Recent studies have stressed the importance of healthy gums, as gum disease has been linked to an elevated risk of a host of health problems, including heart disease and strokes. We encourage all our patients to take good care of their teeth and gums and we offer hygiene and preventative dental services to ensure that you enjoy good oral health. Here are some tips for keeping your gums healthy:
Good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. You should brush your teeth twice a day every day, for at least 2 minutes each time to prevent plaque from collecting in your mouth. Plaque is a colourless film, which is sticky; it clings to the tooth enamel and the gum line and is a major cause of decay and gum disease. In addition to brushing your teeth, you should also take care to floss, as this helps to remove bacteria from the cracks between the teeth.
We encourage all our patients to have regular dental check-ups. When you have a check-up, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and look for any signs of developing issues, such as decay, or symptoms of gum disease. Every time you have a dental check, your dentist will record any changes in your mouth. Your dentist can also offer advice about oral hygiene and healthy eating and they will give your teeth a clean and polish.
Diet is a major contributor to the formation of plaque and it’s important to be aware of the impact the foods you eat have on your teeth and gums. Try to avoid eating foods that are rich in sugar and acidic foods and stick to three meals a day, rather than snacking between main meals because this weakens your protective tooth enamel. After eating, it is beneficial to chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva production; always wait around one hour after you have eaten to brush your teeth, as this will give your tooth enamel chance to recover and re-harden.
Smoking increases your risk of gum disease, as well as many other health conditions. Our dentists and dental hygienists can help you to give up smoking; call the practice near Leicester for more information.
Are you desperate for a new smile in a day? Have you considered implant treatment but been put off by lengthy treatment times? We can help! With the amazing All-on-4 system, we can create amazing new smiles in just one day.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a dental implant treatment, which works very quickly and uses just four dental implants to anchor a full arch of new teeth. Usually, implant treatment takes several months and between 6 and 10 dental implants are needed to support a full arch; however, this system makes use of the dense bone tissue at the front of the mouth and the implants are placed at angles to ensure optimum results.
Traditionally, dental implants are placed at 90 degree angles, but with All-on-4 the two implants at the back of the mouth are positioned at 45 degree angles and this enables maximum anchorage for the new teeth.
Who can benefit from All-on-4 treatment?
All-on-4 implant treatment is beneficial for patients with a large number of missing teeth and those who have experienced issues with dentures in the past. All-on-4 helps to eliminate many of the issues commonly experienced by patients with dentures, such as the denture becoming loose and uncomfortable.
With All-on-4, there is no risk of the denture slipping and you can continue to enjoy your favourite foods without the worry of your denture coming loose; implants also help to reduce the risk of irritation and soreness and they can also reduce bone loss.
To find out more about All-on-4 and how it could transform your smile, as well as your oral health, call us today near Western Park!
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment system, which is suitable for teenagers and adults with minor, moderate or severe orthodontic issues.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment with a difference! Rather than employing traditional braces, Invisalign uses removable aligners to straighten the teeth and correct issues with the bite. The aligners are created based on a personalised treatment plan and each one is slightly different; the number of aligners used varies according to how much movement is required.
Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic, which means that they can barely be seen when you smile.
What does treatment involve?
Invisalign uses a series of aligners to transform the smile; each aligner is worn for two weeks at a time and then swapped for the next one until the series is complete. Invisalign aligners are removable and they should be taken out when you eat, drink and clean your teeth. It is important to wear your aligners for at least 21 hours per day to ensure the best outcome.
What do Invisalign aligners look like?
Invisalign aligners look similar to mouth guards, which are worn when you play sport, but they are clear. The aligners do not contain metal parts and they fit over the teeth.
Are Invisalign aligners painful?
Invisalign aligners may take a little getting used to, but they are considered a very comfortable treatment option; they use gentle forces to move the teeth and they do not contain any bands, which need adjusting.
How long does treatment with Invisalign take?
Treatment time for Invisalign depends on the amount of movement required but is typically between 12 and 18 months.
If you would like to find out more about Invisalign aligners or arrange a consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for this amazing treatment, call us today near Victoria Park!
At Aesthetic Smiles near Stoneygate we offer white fillings, which blend effortlessly with your natural teeth and strengthen teeth affected by cavities. Our white filings are made from composite resin and porcelain for a beautiful, natural aesthetic.
Why would I need a filling?
Fillings are restorative treatments, which are used to strengthen the teeth when they are weakened by cavities. Cavities are holes, which develop in the surface of the tooth; they are caused by bacteria. If cavities are left untreated, they get larger and the bacterial infection can spread to other parts of the tooth; fillings help to prevent the spread of infection, as well as making the tooth stronger.
What are the advantages of white fillings?
In the past, many people had mercury amalgam fillings because they were considered the best option, but white fillings are now much more popular because they are safe and they produce much more appealing aesthetics. White filings are also more environmentally friendly than metal fillings.
What happens when you have a filling?
The procedure to fill a cavity is fairly straightforward and it should not be painful, as the tooth will be numbed using local anaesthetic before treatment begins. Once the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove the decayed tissue from the cavity and give your tooth a thorough clean; the composite will then be poured into the cavity and set firm using a curing light; this is painless and it only takes around 30 seconds. The filling is then trimmed so that it is comfortable.
Replacing metal amalgam fillings
We offer new fillings for patients as well as replacement fillings. If you have mercury amalgam fillings and you have concerns over the safety of your filling or you would prefer a more discreet filling, we will be happy to replace your metal filling with a new white filling.