The very idea of having a piece of metal inserted into the jaw bone sounds awfully painful and to those that don’t like going to the dentists in the first place, this must sound terrifying. When dental implants first came onto the scene, the operation could leave you looking like something out of a horror movie for months. Now however, technology has developed immensely and having this treatment has become easy, fairly pain-free and very widespread- you will find most dentists in Leeds offering you this treatment today. And the benefits of having it done are amazing, not just to the way you look and smile, but for the health of your mouth as well. When you lose a tooth, it’s important to replace it so that you can retain the structure of your face and to maintain the mouth’s occlusion (bite). It’s also important to prevent further things from going wrong after tooth loss- movement to the other teeth, infection and gum disease. Having an implant will last you for life and be the perfect foundation with which to house the new tooth. It can also help to retain other fittings in the mouth such as bridges and crowns. But for those that wear dentures, the dental implant has proved to be heavenly. Four or five in the mouth will enable the dentures to lock solidly and give extra freedom to the wearer who will be safe in the knowledge that they are not going to fall out.
Archive for October, 2011
If you’re one of the many people being seduced by the thought of having perfect teeth in central Leeds, then you are spoilt for choice, because there are an awful lot of options on offer to you. For a start, you need to get your teeth in straight first and there are some very fast and efficient aligners and braces on the market to get the job done; only then can you get the cosmetics required to give you that ‘model’ look. If your teeth are just a little discoloured, you can opt for some teeth bleaching at home, or at the dentists. More serious problems such as wear and tear, cracks or chips, can be treated by dental bonding or with dental veneers, and in a lot of dental surgeries, this can all be done in a couple of hours. Tooth loss is no longer a problem, as you can opt for a dental implant or a bridge to plug the gap. Looking after your teeth has become an exact science too. A dentist is there to make sure that your teeth are free from plaque and gum disease, things you may have missed at home, and they have an incredible array of modern treatments to make your visit comfortable and pain-free. The modern dentist is also abreast of new products on the market, so will be able to help you make the choices to keep your teeth in shape.
With all of the modern technology, pain-free treatments, modern sedation techniques and the fact that most dentists in the city of Leeds understand the worries of their patients, you’d have thought dental phobia would be a thing of the past- sadly this is not case and awkward patients will always make the dentist’s job very difficult to administer the correct health care to their patient’s mouths. Dental phobia will always be an uphill struggle for the dentist, but not as much for the person actually going through the experience. Phobias have a habit of feeding off each other and as soon as one is allowed to develop, it will cause others to manifest. There’s no point in wallowing in your phobias and letting them prevent you from getting the treatments and check-ups that are so important for the health of your mouth. What is required is professional advice and help and ironically, the best place to start is to go to your dentist for a chat- just by going into the surgery and talking, knowing that there is no treatment coming, can be beneficial in itself. The dentist can explain to you the way modern procedures work (most phobias are borne out of ancient treatments and the way people conceive them). They can help you to understand modern sedation techniques and explain to you that things have moved forward in the world of dentistry. If at that point you still are not convinced, your dentist can refer you to someone who can get to the very root of your phobias- in the end, dental phobia can be a dangerous threat to your health.
Life goes through a series of trends in the city of Leeds in all walks of life from fashion through to engineering. As new technological inventions come into our lives, every aspects of business and everyday life are affected by the latest ‘thing’ en vogue. These new advances also have a bearing on our way of thinking and the manner in which we approach problems. Dentistry is a prime example of how things have changed. In Britain and Europe in general, we were very much behind in the field of dental procedures compared to countries like the USA, that had always been innovative in the field of dentistry. But then, it’s only a matter of time, what with the computer, before all the best options in life get through to everyone. From simple sedation techniques, scalpels and drills to perform things such as fillings, gum contouring and implants, we have moved into the the heady world of digital imaging and lasers, that have revolutionised the pain involved in dental procedures and the healing process afterwards. The future always relies on lessons learnt in the past and as we move forward, so does the refinement of these techniques. But if you want to take a peek into the future, teeth whitening, for example, can now be done at home now very easily with a few instructions. We’ve all pulled a tooth or two ourselves, and what with the refinement in technology, it’s not going to be long before the average household is equipped to carry out basic dental procedures such as the removal of plaque and even fillings.
There are many ways to cover up the aging process of the teeth in; things like cracks and general wear and tear in your teeth can affect your confidence and leave you feeling depressed. But you could do no wrong by opting for porcelain veneers to get you up and out there again. It’s not an expensive treatment- it’s even available on the NHS and it’s an easy, painless experience. Your dentist will first shave away the tooth’s enamel and then take a ‘putty’ imprint to send away to the lab so that thy can make your veneers. Until then, you will have to wait a couple of weeks, whilst wearing false veneers, but this is nothing to worry about because as soon as you have the veneers cemented onto the surface of your teeth and look in the mirror for the first time, you will be overwhelmed by the transformation. Porcelain is a beautiful material. It looks so natural and compliments the mouth, leaving you with a smile you thought you had lost forever. And if you have worked yourself into an excited frenzy about having this treatment done to the point that you can’t wait those two weeks, find a dentist in Leeds that offers CEREC treatment and you can be in and out with new veneers in 2 hours!
If a lot of you were being honest in central Leeds, you probably expect the dentist to bail you out of trouble if something goes wrong in your mouths and they’re only to willing to do so. But what you would imagine, is they must get pretty well fed up when they see that you have made no effort at all to look after your own teeth at home and it’s not like the opportunity isn’t being laid on a plate for you, what with all the products on the market to help you out. It starts with a good brush and toothpaste that suit you and any condition you may have in your mouth. Okay, you don’t always get it right at first but it’s important to persevere until you do. Then there are dental flosses to help back up the brushing process, as they can reach into the areas that you and your brush can’t. The important factor here is that you are removing any bits of food that may be stuck deep between the teeth and avoiding any build of bacteria and plaque. Then you should take advantage of using a mouthwash for extra protection. This should be enough to stave off any major problems until your next check-up. Once you get into a routine of doing this at least twice a day, it should become as natural as putting your clothes on. But most important, you should see yourself and your dentist as allies, two people that work in unison and that are in it together to protect the health of your mouth and body.
It’s a glamorous world out there on the streets of central Leeds with glamorous people demanding glamorous things and teeth fit into this world of glamour too because the smile is the icing on the cake of how we adorn ourselves. So dentists have got wind of this and have jumped on this glamour wagon, and realizing they can make a few quid, offer some of the most fantastic treatments that cosmetic dentistry has to offer. Starting with a blank canvas- firstly make sure the teeth are healthy and do the basics such as checking for tooth decay and other such monsters. Now, the mouth needs a full smile to start with, so any missing teeth need to be replaced- this can be done by the use of dental implants, bridges, crowns or partial dentures. Once there, the rest of the teeth may need a bit of a makeover to cover up any gaps, cracks or discoloration: veneers, bonding or, if the teeth have only lost their gloss, laser bleaching is so ‘in’ right now and the affects are quite staggering. Of course, and without being rude, the more ‘elderly’ amongst us may need a bit of external treatment too after the teeth have been done, and we’re talking about the lips, after all, why put silk in a pigs ear, so the dentist can also offer dermal fillers and botox-if required, to finish the lips off and crown the smile. It’s all out there waiting for you, so stop sitting in moping, get your teeth done and rediscover the inner glamour inside you once more.
There’s probably quite a few of us living in the city of Leeds that have skipped a dental check-up at some point of our lives- maybe we were forgetful, maybe we just couldn’t be bothered because we didn’t like the thought of having someone poking around in our mouths after a heavy weekend or maybe our phobia of dentists got the better of us once again. Well, lets just hope we all have a pretty good program of oral hygiene at home, because whatever the excuse for missing an appointment, it could come to bite us badly in the future. There are a myriad of reasons why we should keep seeing the dentist at least twice a year. For all our best efforts to keep our teeth clean, we should also remember that bacteria can start eating away at the surface of the teeth within 24 hours- if it is allowed to. Plaque also develops very quickly and soon forms tartar which in turn can cause gum disease and also tooth decay. These are things we wouldn’t know were happening until these problems really start to get out of control- toothache for one. Our dentist would spot this straight away and deal with it, maybe with a filling, clean and de-scale. But if any of the problems start advancing, to rectify them takes more intricate work. Our dentists are there for a reason and that’s to protect our teeth and help us look after the health of our mouths.
Yes, it’s the news you’ve been dreading for ages, you are going to have to get your teeth straightened. It can be quite harrowing having to wear braces, especially if you have to be a school while it’s happening, for not only do you have to put up with the playground ridicule, if the treatment is complex, you may be wearing them for around three years. But before you run off and hit the panic button, you may well like to take a look of the range of options that are around in Leeds to get your teeth sorted out. Choice will always come down to what your dentist thinks is the best option and what treatment you need and what you can afford, but here goes. Firstly, braces are either fixed for the duration or the can be removed at certain times during the day so that may affect your choice from the start. Fixed braces have come a long way from the bad old days using modern materials to sit discreetly in the mouth and the good thing about them from the health of your mouths point of view, they move the teeth slowly and precisely allowing the teeth to grow naturally as they move- but they do pose a problem when it comes to oral hygiene as they are hard to clean-persevere and you’ll master it. This is not a problem for the removable aligner however and if you happen to be able and lucky enough to opt for one of the ‘invisible’ aligners on the market, you’ll definitely be free from ridicule anywhere you go. Your dentist will be able to show you the choices at your disposal.
One of the more, tried and tested (and cheaper) methods of putting the smile back on your face in Leeds is to have cosmetic bonding. This is one of the most versatile ways of patching up the cosmetic problems you may have in your mouth. Bonding can cover a multiple of sins from chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration and wear and it has its own unique way of doing so by using resins. The dentist will first prepare your tooth and then lay the first layer of resin onto the tooth’s surface, that’s then cured with a heat lamp. The procedure is then repeated and repeated and repeated until there is enough to work with. The dentist will then sculpture the resin to the desired shape and once happy, the tooth will be polished and if necessary, stained to match the rest of the teeth in the mouth. Compared to having a veneers fitted, this method is not as durable and suceptible to staining, however being so cheap and unlike the veneer, any problems are repairable. The work can also be carried out in one sitting and very quickly too, which makes it very attractive for those people that work, to fit in any repairs needed in their dinner hour.