Is Composite Resin Bonding Right for You?
From staining to chipped, cracked, and worn teeth, there are many ways in which a smile may lose its lustre over the years. Even if teeth are healthy overall, one or more cosmetic flaws can easily detract from someone’s confidence in their smile and thus their appearance.
Among aesthetic dental procedures, only a few can match cosmetic dental bonding in terms of the immediate of result and aesthetic improvement. As an alternative to treatments such as porcelain veneers, cosmetic tooth bonding offers similarly outstanding results. While tooth bonding may not last as long or be as natural looking as porcelain veneers, it is definitely value for money.
Cosmetic dental bonding uses thin layers of composite resin material to conceal defects or fill them in, depending on their type, placement, and severity. Because composite resin is similar to enamel in both appearance and durability, it is a great way to cover up or fix individual flaws in teeth. Although teeth bonding can be seen as partially restorative, since it can build upon and replace damaged tissue, it is primarily cosmetic in nature.
The best candidates for bonding are individuals who have healthy teeth and do not expect to undergo restorative treatment in the near future. A cavity, for instance, will likely require the removal of tooth tissue and any restorations with it. We therefore encourage our patients to first ensure good oral and dental health before seeking cosmetic enhancements such as bonding.
Pros; cosmetic Dental bonding is one of the most common and least expensive of cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can usually be done in one short office visit unless multiple teeth are involved. Another advantage to bonding is that compared to veneers and crowns, it requires little to no removal of tooth enamel. Most procedures involving dental bonding do not require anaesthesia.
Cons: The material used in the bonding technique are not as strong as your real teeth, so biting on fingernails or chewing on pens can actually chip the material. Bonding only lasts a few years before it needs to be repaired and is not as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. It is also not as stain resistant as crowns.
If you would like more information about dental bonding as well as your many other options out there for enhancing the beauty of your smile, be sure to contact the Cosmetic Dentists at Lane Ends Dental Practice on 01772 - 726932 today. Our entire team here looks forward to helping you make the best possible decisions about your dental health and wellness.
Are you always unhappy with your pictures? Do you avoid having your photos taken? It could be true for several people who are not happy with their teeth, which one of the most important and noticeable facial features. The two most common reasons for a person to hide their smile are:
- They may not like the look of their teeth
- They may have undesirable gaps between some teeth.
Irrespective of the reason, our cosmetic dentist would have several different treatment options that could help improve the condition of your teeth. In fact, the earlier you consult a cosmetic dentist, the better. He or she can give you a detailed analysis of what is wrong and what treatments could be undertaken to correct the situation.
Some of the most common corrective cosmetic dentistry procedures to get a smile makeover include:
1- Porcelain Veneers or Crowns for Gaps in Teeth
A common problem with majority of the patients who are worried about their smile is ‘gaps’. At times, people are born with such gaps in their teeth – that is, the problem is genetic. A gap could sometimes indicate a requirement for orthodontia and at other times they occur as a result of teeth which have been lost or damaged.
In both kinds of situations, dental treatments can help minimise or remove the gap completely. In most cases, we would recommend porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers to fill up the space.
2- Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
Some people are shy to smile because of big and unattractive spaces, which are visible in the mouth. These are usually due to some missing teeth. Cosmetic dentists may be able to resolve this problem with dental implants, which could greatly improve your smile. A bridge may also be used to fill up an awkward space.
3- Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most common and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. It is a fast, painless and inexpensive means of transforming your smile and making you look younger and healthier. Tooth discolouration can be caused by smoking, drinking coffee, eating some foods, or simply as a result of the natural aging process.
Bleaching, or whitening, teeth to a lighter, natural, shade can promote a more youthful look, and there are many teeth whitening products and treatments available. The most effective, long-lasting and safe methods of teeth whitening are performed by cosmetic dentists.
4- Gum Lifts
Also known as a gingivectomy, a gum lift is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where the gums are reshaped to result in a more aesthetically pleasing smile. In most cases, people will choose a gum lift if they have a ‘gummy’ smile, where the gums have not fully receded after the adult teeth erupt, or in cases where people’s lips allow a lot of gum to show when they smile.
Gum lifts are generally only needed on the front teeth – as these are more visible when smiling and speaking – and technological dentistry advancements have ensured that gum lift treatments are now far less invasive and painful than they have been in the past. Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry professionals use lasers to reshape the gums, resulting in minimal bleeding, and faster healing times.
Sensitive teeth can occur when tooth enamel is lost exposing the inner layer of the tooth called the dentine. Dentine can be exposed by gum recession, abrasion by vigorous brushing or acid erosion. Gum recession can be caused by vigorous brushing, or by poor brushing and not removing plaque deposits on teeth, which can lead to gum disease and gum recession.
When the gums recede, the sensitive dentine at the neck of the teeth can be exposed. Acid erosion can be from our everyday diet and softens the enamel of the teeth. This enamel is then susceptible to being worn away by brushing, which over time, can expose the dentine. Acidic foods and drinks include fruits, fruit juices, salad dressings, soft drinks and sports drinks, wine and alcohol.
Dentine is made up of tiny fluid filled canals which stimulate the nerves in the teeth. When the dentine comes in contact with triggers or stimuli, such as cold and hot foods and drinks, sweet foods, acidic foods and drinks, cold air and abrasion from brushing teeth; fluid within these canals moves rapidly, stimulating nerve endings and causing short, sharp pain.
- Good oral home care including twice daily careful brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing
- We recommend brushing with an electric toothbrush with a small, soft round head. An electric toothbrush uses the correct technique to prevent over brushing or scrubbing the teeth too hard which can wear the enamel
- Regular dental visits to remove the tartar that builds up on your teeth and causes gum disease and recession
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks between meals which can dissolve the enamel on your teeth, especially in between meals and before bed
- Use a toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth eg. Sensodyne, Colgate Sensitive, Colgate Pro Relief. These toothpastes have active ingredients that work by depositing a barrier that blocks the exposed canals and preventing the flow of the fluid within the canals that would otherwise cause pain.
Cosmetic Dental team at Lane Ends Dental Practice can help you understand why you have sensitive teeth and how to manage your discomfort.
A smile that perfectly suits your face and makes you look youthful, happy and confident. Who would think that going to the dentist could get your friends and family asking why you look so great? We offer a range of treatments geared specifically towards perfecting and boosting the beautiful smiles of our patients.
you are a great candidate for a Cosmetic Smile Makeover if you feel self conscious because of:
- Crooked Teeth
- Worn Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Spaced Teeth Discolouration
There is a myriad of techniques that can be used to craft your new smile including:
- Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening
- White fillings
- Crowns Bridges
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening treatments are as popular as ever. This is because we are constantly facing the appearance of our teeth every day when we look in the mirror. Since we’re always exposed to our teeth, we’re prone to notice imperfections, stains, or yellow teeth.
Should you decide to whiten your teeth, there are two ways to go about it: doing it yourself by purchasing one of the many whitening products available in pharmacies or having it done in a cosmetic dental practice like Lane Ends Dental Practice.
At first glance, whitening your teeth on your own is very tempting: prices are fair, and treatments are quick and simple. There’s also a whole bunch of products available, and it’s easy to find something depending on your needs. However, the safety of such products is sometimes questionable. Some tooth whitening products are filled with abrasive elements that damage teeth enamel, which can lead to long term complications. Moreover, the results of a DIY tooth whitening treatments are less efficient and resilient than teeth whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist.
For this reason, you should consult an experienced dentist prior to whitening your teeth. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Lane Ends Dental Practice for amazing teeth whitening or to get more information on teeth whitening options.We employ a team of highly-qualified cosmetic dental professionals who are always on top of the latest technology. With their teeth whitening treatments, you’ll soon be able to flash your best smile.
The first thing people often notice during a conversation is a smile. If dull or discoloured teeth are hurting your confidence, you need not fret. With teeth whitening, you can get a white and bright smile that radiates and promotes vitality and confidence. Therefore, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures as it improves the appearance of the teeth. This procedure is an effective way of lightening the colour of your teeth without affecting the tooth surface.
How teeth lose their whiteness
Tooth enamel is porous. Staining and colouring elements in food and tobacco can penetrate the enamel far below the surface. Certain medications can also affect the enamel’s colour and clarity. Ageing itself can dull your teeth and darken them. Teeth can become yellowed, stained or darkened over time from any one of these sources, causing self-consciousness when smiling.
Causes of Tooth Discolouration
The outer layer of your tooth, also known as enamel is highly susceptible to stains. Some of the habits that lead to discoloration of teeth are:
- Excessive use of tobacco
- Drinking liquids such as coffee, cola, red wine and tea
- Lack of good oral care
- Medications like antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure pills can also lead to teeth discolouration
How long it takes to Whiten your Teeth ?
Since only you can decide how white you want your teeth to become the amount that you bleach with custom trays is completely your decision. There is no reliable way to predict how light your teeth will whiten but it has been shown that the longer the whitening material is in contact with your teeth the more effect it will have.
Teeth are naturally darker along the gum-line so these areas may require more time to lighten than the rest of the tooth surfaces and usually remain slightly darker.
Welcome to Lane Ends Dental Practice
Awarded Dentists in Preston , Lancashire
Lane Ends Dental Practice is dedicated to providing excellence in dentistry. Combining Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants and Natural Looking Cosmetic Dentures, we’ve been named Best Dentist in Preston and one of the Best Practice UK as testimony to our innovation, culture and care.
With world-class dental implants and Smile Makeover experts, cutting-edge technology, wonderful supporting staff and soothing environment in the Northwest, our Award winning dental practice is committed to making you smile, in every way.
Our Cosmetic dentists and hygienists advise on how best to care for your teeth and gums to prevent dental problems, as well as fixing current ones. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on smile aesthetics with bespoke veneers, white fillings and crowns and teeth whitening to provide that extra sparkle. Our Smile Makeover in a Day is ideal for those short of time and seeking the perfect smile.
Our expert team of dental professionals treat patients with gingivitis (inflamed or bleeding gums) or periodontal disease (which affects the gums and underlying bone). Dental implants are the ideal solution after dental trauma and a permanent alternative to dentures, allowing patients to eat and smile with confidence.
Winner of the Best Dental Team Member North West-UK
Dental Practice of the Year 2015
Best Team Member, Miss Yvonne Rawcliffe - Patient care Coordinator 2015
Lane Ends Dental Practice was nominated and short-listed in three most prestigious Dental awards ; Private Dentistry Awards 2014 , The Dentistry Awards 2014 and Dental Hygiene & Therapy Awards 2015 under numerous different categories.
AWARD WINNING DENTAL PRACTICE
Best Dental Practice , North ( Private Dentistry Awards )
Best Patient Care, North ( Private Dentistry Awards )
Dental Practice of The Year , UK ( Private Dentistry Awards )
Best Team Member; Dental Therapist , Miss Hannah Jones ( Private Dentistry Awards )
Best Dental Practice , North ( The Dentistry Awards )
Best Patient Care, North ( The Dentistry Awards )
Dental Practice of The Year , UK ( The Dentistry Awards )
Best Team Member; Dental Therapist , Miss Hannah Jones ( The Dentistry Awards )
Dental Therapist of the Year UK ( Dental Hygiene & Therapy Awards )
This was once again a fantastic tribute to our hard working team as competition was very fierce with hundreds of entrants in each category. The Private Dentistry Awards and the Dentistry awards are the most prominent awards, designed to recognize the outstanding individuals, teams and dental practices within the dental profession.
Our award winning team provide cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry implant dentistry and premier dentures all at exceptionally high standards. All our services are delivered with one goal in mind ; to create beautiful, confident smiles for life.
We are delighted to announce that we have reached the finals at the Dentistry Awards 2013 for the category of Best Dental Practice. This is the most prestigious at the awards and the eventual winner will compete for the UK title. We are honoured once again that we have made the finals once again, following on from last years success. The nominations go some way to justify our approach to dentistry- minimally invasive, prevention orientated and a dedication to continual improvement.
After being nominated for the Best Dental Team in the Northwest for the Dentistry Awards 2012. Lane Ends Dental Practice was ultimately awarded for the Best team in the North West 2012.
Clinical director Dr. P. Tehranian received the award from a panel of 12 leading experts at the most celebrated event in British dentistry.
Our entire Dental team ensures that everyone is made to feel special and receives individual attention from the very first time they make contact with the practice. We have highlighted the patients journey from start to finish. We hope you will find it anfort unforgettable one!
We live in a society that focuses on physical beauty; toned bodies, beautiful hair, and dazzling smiles are in every magazine advertisement and television show we see. A natural, confident smile is one of the most attractive features anyone can possess. Sadly, poor teeth and gums not only affect your health but also your appearance, self-confidence and quality of life.
We all dream of having a Hollywood smile which fills us with confidence, however more often than not, most of us will feel self-conscious about our teeth; whether it’s because they are discoloured, crooked or you have experienced gum disease which has led to tooth loss. If this is the case, then we at Lane Ends Dental Practice, a cosmetic dentist in Preston, believe that we can restore your confidence by giving you a smile that will light up your world.
At our Cosmetic Dental Practice, we offer the latest preventive dental care as well as an extensive range of cosmetic dental treatment. This includes tooth whitening, smile design, crowns, bridges and veneers; we are the first fully digital practice in Lancashire. Every aspect is computerised, from patient records and clinical charting to in-mouth X-rays, full mouth oral scanning and intra-oral cameras.
Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Haide Kaviani has a rare combination of skills, being passionate about patient care quality, the artistry of creating beautiful smiles, and genuine care for the well-being of patients. This, along with her commitment to state-of-the-art technology, ensures a dental experience that will exceed your expectations.
If you feel like you need to hide your teeth when you smile; cosmetic dentistry is your answer. It might be that your tooth has fallen out. Maybe, your front tooth has been chipped playing sport. You might be unhappy with the tired appearance of your old fillings. Or perhaps, your teeth are discoloured. cosmetic dentistry treatments from dentist in Preston can help you to achieve the smile of a lifetime.