Dental implants and new teeth – in just one day

If you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you may be aware that traditional implants require a healing period of a couple of months before your new teeth can be attached. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester we have another option available – it’s known as Teeth in a Day.

dental implants and new teethTeeth in a Day uses advanced techniques and the latest cutting-edge technology to provide you with new, natural-looking, natural-functioning false teeth at the same time as your receive your dental implants. This reduces the amount of time you need to spend in the dental surgery, and will have you smiling again more quickly than you might think.

While Teeth in a Day is effective in many cases, it is not suitable for everyone. The pros and cons of the treatment will be discussed in full by your dentist when you come into our Leicester practice for your initial implant consultation.

If Teeth in a Day is not the most suitable treatment option for you, there is no need to panic. Dental implants are now suitable for more patients than ever before, thanks to advances in techniques and materials. There are several implant options available at our Leicester practice, so we should be able to find the perfect one to suit your needs.

How dental implants work

Dental implants are small screws made out of titanium. They are placed directly in your jaw bone and act as bionic tooth roots. Because titanium is osteoconductive and very compatible with the human body, implants help to prevent the problem of bone loss that commonly occurs when teeth are missing.

Using a range of special attachments, your dentist can then affix highly realistic-looking new teeth to your implants. Depending on your needs, these may be dentures, bridges or crowns, and they will act just like natural teeth, too.

Using Invisalign to discreetly straighten your teeth

Invisalign is an excellent way for adults and teenagers to discreetly straighten their teeth. It is a system of clear aligners that can correct mild to severe orthodontic problems, with treatment times ranging from six to 18 months. At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, we have treated many happy patients with this system.

invisalign systemThe Invisalign system has been designed with patient comfort, flexibility and the realities of modern life in mind. It is one of a number of 21st Century orthodontic treatments available at our Leicester dental practice.

One of the huge advantages of treatment with Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Your dentist will advise you how long you should wear them for – about 22 hours each day – but you will be able to take them out briefly to eat and drink, to brush your teeth and to clean. In this way they have minimum impact on your lifestyle.

Another huge advantage of this orthodontic option is that the aligners are completely clear. They are custom-made to fit snuggly over your teeth, so nobody will know that you are having orthodontic treatment.

At the end of treatment you can expect a smile that is improved both in terms of aesthetics and of dental function.

When you come for an Invisalign consultation at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, your dentist will assess your suitability for treatment and will take impressions of your teeth. With the aid of special technology and 3D imaging, you will be able to see what results to expect from treatment before it begins. This technology will also be used to create your bespoke aligners.

Invisalign involves the use of a series of custom-made aligners that you change every two weeks or so as your dentist advises. The exact number of aligners will vary from patient to patient, depending on how much correction is needed.

Why It is Vital for Your Health to Chew Your Food

Most people do not give much thought about the proper way to eat their food. A lot of it, you need to chew, drink and sip, and that is it. No part of it is more complicated than it sounds, but you may be paying less attention and paying a steep price for it. About chewing, especially, is where you are probably missing the point.

dental healthThe way your body works, your stomach relies on your teeth to break down the food so that it can process the nutrients and throw away the waste efficiently. But, with the rise of fast food and fast eating, a lot more people now are ingesting food as a whole. You may think it does not matter, right, as your stomach will process food no matter what.

You may want to change that mindset, as your gut has no teeth. Though we are a dental office, we have a basic understanding of our digestive system and we will be glad to inform you about the right way.

Micro Sustenance

The nutrients your stomach process goes to the cells. Thus, as aforementioned, unchewed foods are harder for the stomach to process and as a result, you are left with unsustained cells. Furthermore, the Institute of Food Technologists found that those who chewed less experienced more health issues.

Saliva is also part of the process, and the more you chew, the more your body makes. This liquid helps your body digest food, and it actually activates your brain to tell the stomach to produce acids. Genius, right? It is a remarkable process activated with such a simple act as chewing.

Empty Sockets, Whole Foods

It is much less of the healthy food options, and more about the unmashed food in your stomach. When you have fewer teeth, it means you chew less food. We are only talking about one empty socket. As for multiple missing teeth, you may be putting your stomach in overtime just because you are chewing more than what your gut can take.

Let Aesthetic Smiles handle your dental implants and the necessary cosmetic procedures for your teeth. We are quite confident of improving your appearance and your oral health as well.

Contact us for more information.

Invisalign – an invisible way to straighten your teeth

Invisalign is an increasingly popular way for adults to straighten their teeth without the need to wear fixed braces. At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, we are aware that while many adults want to straighten their teeth, conventional braces do not always work well with busy professional and personal lifestyles.

What is Invisalign?

invisalignInvisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that discreetly move your teeth into a new position. Each set of aligners is made to fit snuggly over your teeth, meaning nobody will notice that you are having treatment until you show off your beautiful new smile.

A further benefit of treatment with Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. This means you can take them out for short periods to eat and drink, to brush your teeth and to clean. While dentists recommend that you should wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours a day, the fact they are removable means that they have minimal impact on your day-to-day life.

Patients treated with Invisalign at our Leicester dental practice have average treatment times of between six and 18 months. The exact time of treatment in your case, and the number of aligners you will need, will depend on the type and amount of orthodontic correction required. Your dentist will discuss this at your initial consultation.

When you come into Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester for your first consultation, your dentist will establish whether Invisalign is the most appropriate treatment for your needs. Using photographs, impressions and special computer software, they will be able to show you what results you can expect before starting treatment.

Once your aligners have been made up at the laboratory, you will be called back to our Leicester practice to check they fit snuggly. You will need to change your aligner every couple of weeks as your teeth move.

6 Month Smiles – the fast way to straighten your teeth

6 Month Smiles are an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment for adults and teenagers who want to correct aesthetic problems with the alignment of their teeth. At Leicester dental practice Aesthetic Smiles, our cosmetic dentistry team believe these discreet braces are both innovative and cost-effective when compared with standard metal “train-track” braces.

sex month smilesThe secret to 6 Month Smiles is that they focus on the “social six” teeth – the front teeth that are seen when we smile. They use the traditional principles of orthodontics but modernise and adapt them to work more quickly and discreetly, using tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets so treatment will not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye.

At our Leicester dental practice we are keen to point out that while 6 Month Smiles are primarily designed for cosmetic correction and are not suitable for cases where major orthodontic work is required, at the same time they do help to improve the health of your teeth.

Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to clean. There are fewer gaps in which particles of food can get trapped and plaque bacteria can build up. If you have alignment issues with your front teeth you will know that, even with an excellent dental health routine at home, it is more difficult to clean crooked teeth without the help of a hygienist.

The name “6 Month Smiles” hints at the fast treatment time – but did you know that in some cases treatment may take even less time? The name comes from the average treatment time, and patients requiring a lesser degree of correction may have a shorter period of treatment.

If you are interested in treatment with 6 Month Smiles, you should book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Leicester practice. They will carefully examine your teeth and will recommend the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.

How cosmetic dentistry can quickly and painlessly improve your smile

At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, we offer a wide selection of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help patients improve the appearance of their smile – and with it boost their self-esteem.

cosmetic dentistryWhile some treatments, such as cosmetic orthodontics, take a few months to complete, there are also many quick options for boosting your smile here at our Leicester dental practice. We invite you to join us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation with one of our experienced dentists, who will listen carefully to your concerns about your smile and, after examining your teeth and gums, will recommend the best treatment options to improve it.

One of the fastest procedures on the cosmetic dentistry menu here at Aesthetic Smiles Leicester is composite bonding. In this procedure, tooth-coloured composite resin material is used to improve the colour, shape and general appearance of your teeth. It is usually carried out on the front teeth – those that show when you smile.

The composite resin your dentist will use is the same material that is used for white filings. It is both strong and durable, and produces very natural-looking results. Thanks to advances in the techniques and materials used in bonding, minor imperfections can be disguised, small gaps hidden and minor tooth rotations improved – without any damage to underlying tooth structure. In most cases, composite bonding can be carried out in a single appointment.

Another popular cosmetic dentistry treatment option at our Leicester practice is porcelain veneers. Veneers are micro-thin pieces of porcelain placed over the front surfaces of the front teeth to hide a range of imperfection, including small chips, permanent discolouration and minor rotation issues.

To prepare your teeth, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel to aid with the bonding process. Your veneers will be made to the exact same thickness as the amount of enamel removed. They will be attached to your teeth with a strong dental bonding adhesive.

Dental implants and new teeth – in one day

Traditionally, dental implants require a healing period of a few months to integrate with the jaw bone before your final new teeth can be attached. However, thanks to advances in technology and techniques, at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester it is now sometimes possible for your dentist to place your implants and your new teeth at the same appointment.

dental implantsThis treatment is not suitable in every case – when you come into our Leicester dental practice for your initial implant consultation, your dentist will discuss whether same-day dental implants are suitable for you, and will explain the pros and cons of this treatment option.

Known as Same Day Teeth or All-on-4 dental implants, this option uses the latest cutting-edge technology to enable your dentist to attach artificial tooth restorations that look and act just like natural teeth in a single appointment. It’s the quickest way to get your smile back after tooth loss.

When standard dental implants are used to replace a full arch (jaw) of missing teeth, between six and ten implants are usually required to support a full set of new teeth. However, with Same Day Teeth you only need four implants, which are placed at carefully-planned angles to enable them to support a full arch of teeth.

Two implants are placed at the front of the mouth at 90 degree angles, and two are placed at angles of between 35 and 40 degrees at the back of the mouth. This way, you have maximum support for your new teeth using just four dental implants, and the chewing forces generated by attached bridges or dentures is distributed evenly.

If you are interested in treatment with All-on-4 dental implants, you should book a consultation with an implant dentist here at our Leicester practice. They will use x-rays to help ascertain whether you are suitable for this treatment.

6 Month Smiles – a fast and discreet way to align your teeth

6 Month Smiles are a popular way for people to correct mild orthodontic issues quickly and discreetly. At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester we have many happy patients who will testify to the success of this treatment.

What are 6 Month Smiles?

6 month smiles6 Month Smiles are braces for the 21st Century. They embrace the traditional orthodontic principles of using bracket and wire braces to straighten the teeth, but modify them for quicker, less obvious treatment.

While standard braces comprise metal brackets and wires, this modern alternative uses tooth-coloured wires and transparent brackets for maximum discretion. Because they focus on the “social six” teeth – those that show when you smile – these braces have, as the name hints at, an average treatment time of just six months.

At Aesthetic Smiles Leicester dental practice, we use 6 Month Smiles to treat irregularly spaced, crooked and misaligned teeth. Because the treatment times are so short, with a little bit of forward planning this could be the perfect treatment before a special occasion, such as a wedding.

If you are interested in treatment with 6 Month Smiles, you should first book a consultation at our Leicester dental practice. Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and will assess whether this is the best treatment option for you.

There is no need to panic if your dentist decides this is not the most appropriate treatment; we have a number of other discreet and fast-working orthodontic treatment options available at our Leicester clinic.

It’s worth remembering that, while they are primarily designed for cosmetic purposes, treatment with 6 Month Smiles can also improve your dental health. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth due to the simple fact that they are easier to clean, and there are fewer gaps for particles of food to get trapped in, lessening your risk of plaque build-up.

What can cosmetic dentistry do for me?

More and more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry to improve the aesthetic appearance of their smiles. Here at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester our skilled team of cosmetic dentists offer a huge selection of cosmetic dental treatments to give your smile a boost.

cosmetic dentistryWhether your concerns about your smile are large or small, we are confident there will be something in our cosmetic dentistry selection that can help you to achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, your first step should be to book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Leicester dental practice. They will listen to your concerns then will carefully examine your teeth and gums and will also take other aspects of your facial structure into consideration before recommending the most appropriate treatment or treatments.

Depending on your treatment requirements, one option may be enough to give you the smile you want. In other cases you may require two or more treatments.

Here are some of the popular cosmetic dentistry options available at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester:

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening must only be carried out by a dentist or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. It involves the use of special bleaching products to replace everyday stains from the teeth. We offer two options for whitening treatment: a single session of power whitening here in our Leicester practice, or home whitening, which takes about two weeks.

Gum contouring

A gummy smile is a smile with too much gum tissue on show. Gum contouring involves the careful removal of excess gum tissue, under local anaesthetic.

CEREC same-day restorations

Our CEREC machine enables us to make crowns, onlays, inlays and veneers here in our Leicester practice while you wait. The CEREC technology has the added benefit of using scans rather than impressions to create your restorations, which is more comfortable.