How dental implants can give you your smile back in just one day

Standard dental implants require a healing period of a few months between having your implants fitted and getting your permanent new teeth attached. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, we are pleased to offer an alternative.

dental implantsOur All-on-4 implant system enables your dentist to fit your dental implants and your new teeth at the same appointment. While it is not suitable in every implant case, our dental team have treated many patients successfully using All-on-4 implants.

With standard dental implants, between six and ten implants are needed to support a full set of new teeth. However, as the name suggests, with All-on-4, just four implants are required to support a full arch of dentures or a bridge.

The system, also known as same day teeth and teeth in a day, works because your dentist places your implants at specific angles inside the jaw bone. Two implants are placed at the front of the mouth at 90 degree angles, and two are placed at angles of between 30 and 45 degrees at the back of the mouth.

This precise placement means that your new teeth have maximum levels of support. The forces that are generated when you bite and chew food are evenly distributed, so you can eat whatever you want with confidence.

In many cases, patients who have previously been told they have suffered too much bone loss to have dental implants are pleasantly surprised when the dentists at our Leicester practice reveal they are suitable for All-on-4 treatment.

A major plus point of All-on-4 implants is that you require fewer visits to our Leicester dental practice. It is particularly suitable for patients who want to secure their loose dentures and for those who have already experienced some bone loss because their teeth have been missing for some time. To find out if this is a suitable treatment for you, book a consultation with us.

From 6 Month Smiles to Invisalign – discreet ways to straighten your teeth

Many patients come to Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester wanting straighter teeth, and are delighted to hear that with products including 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign we are able to help them improve the alignment of their teeth without the need for obvious metal braces.

six month smilesDiscreet orthodontics is a rapidly-growing discipline, using clear or tooth-coloured appliances to straighten teeth without treatment being obvious. Here we look at two of the most popular discreet orthodontic options at our Leicester practice: 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign.

6 Month Smiles

6 Month Smiles are braces comprising transparent brackets and tooth-coloured wires. They are a fast and efficient way of correcting many cosmetic issues with teeth. Average treatment time is just six months, and they work so quickly by focussing on the front six to eight teeth – those that are visible when you smile.

At our Leicester dental practice, our accredited 6 Month Smiles providers welcome patients for a consultation to discover if this is the best course of treatment to suit their needs. These braces are ideal for cosmetic correction of crooked, misaligned or irregularly spaced teeth, but are not designed to correct major issues with your bite (how your jaws meet together).

When you come in for your initial 6 Month Smiles consultation, your dentist will assess your teeth and, if this is deemed the best treatment option, will prescribe your custom-made discreet braces.

If this is not the best treatment option for you, we will recommend another discreet orthodontic treatment, such as. . .


Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that can be used to treat a wide selection of mild to moderate orthodontic conditions. The system uses special computer-aided design, enabling your dentist to show you what results you can expect before starting treatment.

Another major benefit of Invisalign is that it is removable, so you can take it out to eat and to clean.

How cosmetic dentistry and dental implants can boost your smile

Cosmetic dentistry is the dental specialism that deals with the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Dental implants serve both a cosmetic and functional purpose and are one of the most popular ways for patients at our Leicester practice to replace their missing teeth.

cosmetic dentistry and dental implantsAt Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, our dentists always recommend that patients replace missing teeth. As well as being important from a cosmetic point of view, replacing lost teeth helps to improve your dental and overall health.

Patients with missing teeth often experience bone loss, because over time the bone beneath any gaps will start to resorb. When most or all of your teeth are missing your gums can also shrink, meaning that traditional dentures have a tendency to become loose and uncomfortable over time. Other teeth may also move into any gaps, becoming crooked and harder to clean and restricting your diet.

Dental implants help to prevent all of these problems. As with all procedures in cosmetic dentistry, it is necessary to come into our Leicester practice for an initial consultation before treatment begins, to ensure this is the best option for you.

At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester we offer several options for patients who are interested in treatment with dental implants. For those who have lost one tooth, we usually fit a single implant with a crown on top. If you are having an implant-secured crown fitted you may also be interested in other treatments from our cosmetic dentistry menu, such as teeth whitening treatment, to give your new smile a makeover.

Patients with all or multiple missing teeth may be offered a bridge or dentures secured by dental implants. In some cases it is possible to fit your implants and restorations at the same appointment (Teeth in a Day), whilst in other cases a healing period of about six weeks is required before restorations are fitted.

Straighten your teeth quickly and discreetly with 6 Month Smiles

6 Month Smiles are an ideal way for adults to straighten their teeth. They work quickly and discreetly to move your teeth into a new position. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, our dentists have helped many adults to realign their smile using these discreet braces.

What are 6 Month Smiles

6 month smiles6 Month Smiles embrace the traditional principals of orthodontics and modifies them to work more quickly. They do this by focussing solely on the front 6 to 8 teeth – those that show when you smile. In addition, these braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so they are barely visible in your mouth.

At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, our cosmetic dentists have found that many adults want to straighten their teeth for cosmetic reasons, but don’t want the hassle of wearing obvious traditional braces for up to 24 months. That’s why 6 Month Smiles are so popular with our patients.

The perfect braces for fast aesthetic correction

6 Month Smiles focus on aesthetic correction, so are not designed for patients who need to change their bite. Our Leicester dentists have many other discreet orthodontic options for patients in this position.

If you are interested in treatment with 6 Month Smiles, we will invite you into our Leicester practice for an assessment with one of our certified dentists. They will carefully examine your teeth and gums check your suitability for this treatment.

Your braces will be more comfortable than their traditional counterparts and will require fewer adjustments, although you should still attend regular check-ups at our Leicester practice so we can monitor how your treatment is progressing.

To book a 6 Month Smiles consultation, contact a member of our reception staff today. We also offer a wide range of other discreet orthodontic products to treat both aesthetic issues and problems with your bite.

How cosmetic dentistry can give you a brighter, whiter smile

Whiter teeth are one of the most common wishes expressed by patients interested in cosmetic dentistry. At Aesthetic Smiles, a Leicester dental practice, our highly experienced team can provide a range of treatment options to give your smile that added wow factor.

Teeth whitening treatment

cosmetic dentistryTeeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It involves the use of special bleaching gel to remove stains and brighten the appearance of your teeth.

At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester we offer two options for patients interested in teeth whitening: power whitening and home whitening.

Power whitening takes place here at our Leicester dental practice and only takes about an hour. This is our most popular teeth whitening option, and the fastest procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist will apply the gel to your teeth and use a special light to activate it – all you need to do is sit back and relax.

Home teeth whitening involves using custom-made trays filled with whitening gel overnight at home for approximately two weeks.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front surface of your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. As well as instantly brightening your smile, veneers can cover a single discoloured tooth or teeth with small cracks or chips.

White fillings

White fillings are made of tooth-coloured composite material. They are closely matched to the natural shade of your teeth, so they blend in seamlessly. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester our dentists can also replace old metal amalgam fillings with tooth-coloured fillings for a better aesthetic appearance.

Metal-free crowns

Composite crowns either fit over a restored tooth or replace a missing tooth attached to a dental implant or bridge. They may be made from tooth-coloured glass, porcelain or zirconium. Your dentist will match your crown to the natural colour of your teeth.

Dental implants explained

If you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth, you may be thinking about using dental implants to replace them. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, our experienced team of implant dentists have helped many patients to get their smiles back with the aid of implants.

dental implants explainedImplants are small metal screws placed directly in the jaw bone in a minor surgical procedure here at our Leicester dental practice. Your dentist will carefully plan the placement of your implants to avoid any nerves or vital structures.

Once in place, dental implants act as replacement tooth roots. They will be left to heal for a few months before your permanent replacement teeth are attached to them.

Why you should replace your missing teeth

Any dentist will tell you that it’s vital to replace any teeth you lose. At Aura Dental in Leicester we believe that dental implants are the best way to do this.

When we lose one or more teeth, our remaining teeth may become crooked and harder to clean as they move into the gaps. Our jaw bone begins to resorb, which can cause a sagging appearance in the face, and our gums shrink, which is why standard dentures often become loose. By stabilising your dentures with dental implants, we can prevent this from happening.

As well as stabilising dentures, dental implants can also replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. For one missing tooth your dentist will place a single implant with a crown, while for several adjacent teeth may be replaced with an implant-retained bridge. When several teeth are missing in different locations we may use individual crowns, bridges or a combination of both.

With proper care, your implants will last you many years – perhaps even a lifetime. You should visit our Leicester dental practice regularly for maintenance and hygiene appointments.

Straighten your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners

If you are looking for a fast, invisible way to straighten your teeth, you may be interested in Invisalign clear aligners. At our Leicester dental practice we offer a wide selection of discreet orthodontic treatments. Clear aligners are a hugely popular choice with busy adults in need of orthodontic help.

What is Invisalign?

invisalign clear alignersThere are a number of clear aligner systems available, and Invisalign is one of the leading brands. Unlike other systems, such as the Inman Aligner which consists of a single aligner or Six Month Smiles clear braces, with this system you will be given a series of aligners that you change regularly as your teeth start to move. Your dentist will tell you how frequently you need to change your aligner.

A huge benefit of Invisalign is that it is removable. This means that as well as not having to come into the dental practice every time your aligner needs changing, you can also take it out to clean, to brush your teeth and to eat and drink.

If you are considering adult orthodontic treatment, your first step should be to book a consultation at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester. One of our experienced dentists will conduct a thorough assessment of your smile and will recommend the appropriate treatment.

Patients who are treated with Invisalign will benefit from being able to see what results to expect before treatment begins, thanks to the exclusive ClinCheck software, which uses photographs and 3D imaging to show you the projected outcome.

When your aligners are ready, your dentist will advise you on how long you need to wear each aligner for. This is usually a period of two weeks. If you are interested in treatment with Invisalign, please book a consultation with one of our Leicester dental team and take the first step towards your beautiful new smile.

Straighter teeth in 6 months? Introducing 6 Month Smiles

Many adults want straighter teeth but don’t want to wear conventional braces: if this applies to you, 6 Month Smiles could be the answer you are looking for.

6 Month SmilesAt Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester our dental team have a wide range of orthodontic options for patients wanting to straighten their teeth. One of the most popular is 6 Month Smiles, a discreet brace that can correct mild to moderate alignment problems in as little as six months.

What are 6 Month Smiles and how do they differ from standard braces?

6 Month Smiles are braces that comprise tooth-coloured ceramic brackets and clear wires. This means that they are highly discreet, blending in with the natural colour of your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces they will not be immediately obvious.

Another major difference from standard braces is that the treatment time with 6 Month Smiles is considerably shorter. Six months is the average treatment time and the amount of time you will need to wear the braces varies from three to nine months – your dentist will advise you of the predicted length of treatment at your initial consultation.

These braces employ the traditional mechanics of orthodontics but focus only on the “social six” teeth – those teeth that show when you smile.

At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester our team of dentists are highly experienced in providing 6 Month Smiles treatment and have many happy patients who will testify to the results.

If you are interested in straightening your teeth quickly and gently, why not book an orthodontic consultation with one of our dental team? They will assess your smile and will recommend the best treatment option to suit your needs. We welcome patients from Leicester and beyond.

We are currently offering complimentary teeth whitening treatment to patients who have 6 Month Smiles, to add a little extra sparkle to your new smile.

How cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular with patients across the UK. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments to give your smile a boost. From teeth whitening to implant-secured cosmetic dentures, there are many ways we can improve your confidence in your smile.

cosmetic dentistryThe team at Aesthetic Smiles Leicester is highly experienced in providing cosmetic dental treatments for a wide range of patients from all backgrounds. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry but are unsure what the best treatment is for you, we’d recommend coming to see us for a smile makeover.

A smile makeover starts with an assessment by your dentist. They will carefully examine your smile and find out what you would like to change. Then, working together with you, they will provide personalised recommendations and a bespoke treatment plan to help you achieve that smile you’ve always wanted.

Every person’s wants and needs will be different, and cosmetic dentistry covers a wide spectrum of treatments. Sometimes just one treatment, such as dental implants to replace missing teeth, is needed, while other times your dentist will recommend combining treatments – Six Month Smiles to straighten your teeth, followed by teeth whitening, for example.

Here are just some of the treatments we offer at Aesthetic Smiles Leicester:

Teeth whitening

Remove stains and discolouration from your teeth to give your smile a brightness boost.

Gum contouring and teeth reshaping

Treat gummy smiles by removing excess gum tissue, and reshape worn/short teeth using composite bonding material.

Cosmetic dentures

A combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry to replace missing teeth. Dentures secured with dental implants provide a permanent, aesthetically pleasing set of new teeth.

Six Month Smiles

Discreet braces to correct mild to moderate alignment issues.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, why not book an appointment at our Leicester dental clinic today?