Save money and take advantage of this long lasting teeth replacement method.
Patients from the Burton and Ashby area who missed out on our initial dental implant offer will be pleased to hear that we have now extended it! Not only can you receive 10% of the cost of implant treatment, but your initial assessment is also free (terms and conditions apply). An initial assessment usually costs £99 so this is a great way to learn more about the benefit of implants and to find out if you are a suitable candidate.
Whilst it is true that some people are perfectly happy wearing dentures, the reality is that many also find them to be unsatisfactory. Even with modern dentures, which are a great improvement on older ones, they can still move around in the mouth, and eating some foods can be quite tricky.
Because the titanium implants are placed into the jawbone and allowed to bond securely, there is never any risk of this happening with them, providing that you follow the given aftercare advice. Dental implants have been around for approximately fifty years now, and although relatively unfamiliar to some people, are increasingly seen as the best way to replace a missing tooth, or teeth.
Patients of Alexandra Dental Care who have had implants placed have commented on the difference that it has made to their lives, enabling them to eat and speak freely, without worrying that their replacement teeth may become loose.
In addition to these benefits, once placed, implants can largely be treated as you would your regular teeth, and, whilst care is important, keeping your implants clean requires none of the fiddly cleaning that dentures and even bridges can do.
Looking after our patients
If you haven’t visited your dentist for some time, now is the time to take action!
From time to time we see new patients from the Burton and Ashby area who come to us, having not seen a dentist for a number of years. There can be many reasons for this. For some, it may have been a fear of a procedure that they were due to have, whilst for others, raising a family or building a career provided sufficient excuse not to have time to see their dentist.
Having healthy teeth and gums takes regular, diligent care, and not seeing a dentist for a number of years will likely mean that work will be needed when you return. The likelihood of problems will only become greater, the longer you leave it, so contacting Alexandra Dental Care now is a good start to get you back on the road to a healthy mouth.
In addition to discussing any problems or symptoms that you may have noticed during your time away, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and oral soft tissue. We may also take x-rays to check for problems such as root canal infections and periodontitis. Once we have diagnosed any problems, we will then discuss a treatment plan to set you back on the road to good oral health.
Should we find any signs of decay, this will need to be removed to prevent its spread, and the tooth can then be filled. Depending on the size and location of the cavity, it may be possible to use a tooth coloured filling to preserve the natural appearance of your teeth. Where a larger filling is required, especially on the rear teeth that do much of the work of chewing and grinding, an inlay or onlay may be used to provide additional strength.
See how your smile will look with straight teeth, *before* you have the procedure!
Most people who have looked in a mirror and wished that they had straighter teeth may find it difficult to envisage what they would look like if that were to be achieved. There is, perhaps, some hesitation, to wear even the most discreet orthodontics if you can’t imagine what the end result would be.
At Alexandra Dental Care, we now have the ability to show you what your new smile would look like, using the latest simulation technology. If you really hurry, you can even have this done for FREE. From the 22nd to the 24th January 2018, we are offering our Burton and Ashby patients the opportunity to see a simulation of how their teeth would look, following the use of Invisalign orthodontics. If you like what you see, you can also take advantage of our special offer of £350 off the cost of this treatment until the 31st January (terms and conditions apply).
Are these visualisations accurate?
Naturally, even the best technology cannot ‘know’ the future and factors such as excessive removal of the orthodontics may cause the treatment time to be lengthened. Generally though, a great deal of research and investment has gone into these computerised technologies to ensure as accurate a representation as possible. If we felt that the visualisations shown were not accurate, we would not offer this. There is no benefit for a dentist to let his patients down and this is something that we certainly guard against.
We believe that this technology offers our patients an excellent opportunity to see what a difference a great looking smile can make to their appearance and it is free for a short period of time too.
Don’t suffer in silence (or make others suffer!)
Although other causes of halitosis exist, such as gastrointestinal problems; for the majority of sufferers, bad breath originates in the oral cavity. It is an issue that, whilst on its own is not medically serious, may indicate the existence of other problems and can certainly cause others to avoid standing too close to you when you speak.
The fact is that much bad breath is simply caused by poor oral hygiene, and, in today’s blog, we take a look at some causes, solutions and simple steps that you can take to reduce it.
Avoiding garlic and other foodstuffs
Although it is true that eating garlic, drinking coffee and some other food and drinks, can make your breath smell, halitosis is in a different category altogether. Short term bad breath can be masked with mouth fresheners etc and will soon go away as the effects dissipate. Halitosis, on the other hand, is often a deeply offensive smell that is also persistent.
Some patients may use a mouthwash to help to mask the smell of halitosis. Whilst this will do no harm, it does not address the cause of the problem. It is far better to treat the real underlying issue than to try to hide it, especially as the most likely cause has other serious consequences too.
Alexandra Dental Care are offering you straighter teeth at a lower price (terms and conditions apply)
Have you ever looked at your teeth and thought them to be unsightly due to their crookedness? If so, then now might be the right time to rectify this. Our Burton and Ashby patients can now save £350 through our current Invisalign special offer. This is a great opportunity to save money on one of the most popular modern orthodontic systems available. Hurry though, you will need to have undergone the ClinCheck© assessment before the 31st of January 2018, so please don’t delay in giving us a call.
This is a great opportunity to have your teeth straightened, at a reduced price, using a method that has proven to be not only successful, but also convenient, comfortable and almost entirely invisible.
The Invisalign system offers a benefit that most modern braces do not. It does not use the wires and brackets to reposition the teeth that most systems do, but, instead, a series of plastic trays which are placed directly over the teeth are used. These can be removed by the patient and are actually designed to do so when eating food or for cleaning the teeth. This convenience factor means that there is no need for awkward moments at the dinner table whilst you struggle to eat certain foods. It also makes it much easier to keep your teeth and gums clean and free of decay or gum infections.
Comfort for our patients
Book now for your free initial assessment at Alexandra Dental Care
If you live in the Burton and Ashby area and have been thinking about having dental implants, but were undecided; why not reserve your place on our dental implant open day? This takes place on January 25th from 8.00am until 6.30pm.
If you attend this, you will not only receive a free, no obligation, initial assessment worth £99 but will also be entitled to 10% off your implant treatment should you decide to go ahead. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to save some money on this popular tooth replacement method, and also to learn more about what the procedure entails.
There are many benefits associated with dental implants. Other teeth replacement methods like a bridge or dentures do have their merits, but also have their own problems. To fit a bridge, it is necessary to shape otherwise healthy teeth, in order to attach the crowns that hold the bridge in place. Understandably, some patients are reluctant to do this.
Whilst dentures offer a non-invasive means of replacing missing teeth, some people find them to be uncomfortable and unstable, sometimes moving around in the mouth at inconvenient moments.
Although the placing of implants does require an invasive procedure; once it is completed and the implant securely fused with the bone, you have a replacement tooth, or teeth, that could well last you for a minimum of twenty years, providing that you look after them. Implants allow the patient to eat what they like without worrying whether their replacement tooth is strong enough. In fact, you can treat your new implant almost as you would a natural tooth.
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Some festive tips on looking after your teeth and gums at this indulgent time of year.
As this may be the last blog that we post before the Christmas festivities begin, we thought that we would take a look at how you can avoid damaging your teeth over the holiday period. Whilst this might be the last thing on most people’s minds right now, we are sure that no one wants to end up needing an emergency dental appointment over the Christmas and New Year period.
The good news is that, by following some simple guidelines, the chances are that you will be able to keep your teeth and gums in good health at this time of the year.
Sweets, chocolates and other sugary fun
Dentists are human, and like everyone else, a good proportion of us will, no doubt, eat our fair share of sugary products this Christmas. The key really is moderation, and of course, making sure that you clean your teeth well. Here are a few simple tips.
Try to replace at least some of your sweets and chocolates with tooth friendly products. A savoury alternative such as cheese is an excellent choice and will also help to restore the acid balance in your mouth.
Don’t graze. The biggest problem with eating sweets at this time of the year is that we tend to eat them continually over a longer period of time. This means that our saliva does not have time to wash away the sugars as it would if we had left sufficient time in between.
Although generally we recommend cleaning your teeth morning and night, it may be advisable to give them an additional clean in the middle of the day on the days when you overindulge.
Aftercare advice for our Burton and Ashby facial aesthetics patients.
The Alexandra Dental Care team are now pleased to offer both dermal fillers and other anti wrinkle treatments to help combat the signs of ageing. Our Burton and Ashby patients can now enjoy safe and effective procedures that can help you look younger than your years, and which will last for many months.
Both anti wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers are injected just under the skin in the areas where they are needed, which is both safe and fast acting. We will complete a full assessment before any treatment as certain health conditions may make this treatment unsuitable for you; however most people can benefit without any concerns.
Providing that you are a suitable candidate, you can look forward to smoother looking skin within just a few days of receiving treatment. Generally, there are no after effects, aside from possibly a little localised bruising. Below we offer some simple aftercare advice for anyone who is due to undergo these procedures. Please read on:
Not all orthodontics (braces) have to be worn for a long period of time!
If you have visible front teeth that are crooked, and which show when you smile, you may have considered wearing dental braces but been put off the idea, due to the length of time that they can take to work. Many orthodontic systems may take over a year before they have successfully straightened your teeth and for some people, this is much too long.
Generally, braces that take longer time to work are the ones that are designed to straighten all of your teeth, including the more difficult to reposition rear teeth. Whilst there are good arguments for having this done; for many, the main aim is to only straighten the teeth that people see when they smile.
Cosmetic dental braces
In order to straighten the front teeth, orthodontic system known as ‘cosmetic braces’ can be used. These can act much faster than conventional braces as they only have to reposition the single rooted teeth towards the front of the mouth. It should be noted that these braces may not be appropriate in cases of severe misalignment.
One of the most popular cosmetic braces that we use at Alexandra Dental Care is the Inman Aligner.
Our Burton and Ashby dentist looks at five ways that stress can be harmful to your teeth.
Stress, in some form or another, is an everyday reality for many people. Whether it is the stress of where the next meal is going to come from or because of a difficult decision that needs to be taken in business, stress affects nearly all of us.
Much attention has been paid, in the media, to the harm to our health that stress can cause. However, less attention has been paid to oral health issues that it might lead to. In today’s blog, we will look at some of the possible consequences of stress on our oral health.
‘See through’ teeth
The enamel on our teeth should be white and non transparent. If you notice that your teeth have a translucent appearance, this means that you have been wearing away the enamel, possibly through teeth grinding (bruxism). As the enamel of the teeth is what protects the softer, more porous inner part, you should speak to the dentist at Alexandra Dental Care about this.
A painful, aching or clicking jaw is likely to result from stress. Very often this will be because the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) has been affected. One of our dentists, Dr Yogi Savania has a special interest in this field and is available to help patients in the Burton or Ashby area with this problem.