Teeth Whitening

Everyday life takes its toll on our teeth. Drinking too much tea or coffee, smoking or even eating strongly coloured foods can stain and discolour them. There are toothpastes available that will help remove these stains, but they can't change the actual colour of the tooth underneath.

The colour of your teeth is determined by your DNA, just like the colour of your hair or your eyes. As we get older, the dentine - the soft, pulpy substance below the enamel that protects the nerves and the blood supply to the tooth - changes colour, becoming more yellow. This is something which a stain-removing toothpaste alone cannot help.

Dentists can, though. By applying a bleaching agent to the teeth, they can whiten the teeth, giving you a sparkly white smile. This procedure is simple, harmless and practically painless.

It is important, though, to do it under your dentist's supervision. Don't be tempted to buy kits over the counter or on the Internet. Not only are they not made to fit your mouth exactly, it may be that bleaching isn't suitable for you, especially if you have gum disease or crowns.

Facial Aesthetics

Dermal fillers are used to improve appearance of wrinkles and deep lines, softening contours and creating a smoother appearance. Restylane is a gel which is injected into the skin to add volume and create a more youthful appearance. Treatments take about 30 minutes and lasts around 6-9 months. We also use other products tailored to the patients requirements such as Juvederm.


 

Cheek Bone Enhancement and Facial Contouring

With Restylane you can draw attention back to your cheekbones. By replacing lost natural volume in the skin, Restylane can create fuller cheeks, lifting the skin over your cheekbones to restore shape or add emphasis to your chin to improve your profile. Treatments take 30 minutes and lasts for about 9 months.

Lip Enhancement

One of the most effective ways to feel confident and have the lips you always wanted is with Restylane Lipp. It is a pure form of hyaluronic acid (HA), which binds water to give lips shape and fullness and smooth away fine lines. Treatments take about 30 minutes and lasts for around 6-9 months.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels improve the skins appearance, by reducing fine lines, correcting uneven skin pigmentation, softening acne or treating scars from acne and treating skin blemishes. AHA peels are the gentlest and can refresh the complexion. A course of several treatments can reduce wrinkles, rejuvenate the skin and improve pigmentation. TCA peels are slightly deeper and are more efficient at removing skin blemishes and pigmentation. Treatments take about 30 minutes and can be done on a monthly basis.

ICP is most effective for Asian and Afro-Caribbean skin. Treatments are more involved and it is done over a month. Process of which will explained at your consultation.

Wrinkle and Line treatments

Restylane is an injectable treatment that contains hyaluron gel. It is specifically formulated to delay the signs of ageing and refresh looks in a natural and subtle way. When injected into the skin, it gives your own HA a helping hand, instantly boosting the skins hydration system to restore volume and lift the skin to smooth away and soften the appearance of facial lines.

It stimulates collagen production and improves skin elasticity. The results of the treatment are clearly visible. Treatments take about 30 minutes and lasts for around 6-9 months. Some areas can last up to a year.

Non Surgical Facial Enhancement

These treatments can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Acne scarring can also be significantly reduced using specialised treatments.

If you want to enhance your facial appearance, then there are many safe options. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to dicuss the various alternatives.

Facial enhancement treatments are not a substitute for balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Facial contouring

We use specialised products such as Restylane for lip and cheekbone augmentation. The treatment takes around 30 minutes and lasts for about nine months.

Wrinkles and fine lines can also be reduced by boosting the skin hydration system and stimulating collagen production to improve skin elasticity.

Dermal fillers and chemical peels

A Dermal filler is a gel used to reduce wrinkles and softening contours. It is injected into the skin for restoring volume and creating a smoother appearance.

Chemical peels are used to reduce fine lines, skin pigmentation and acne marks. Both the treatments take around 30 minutes and last around six to nine months.

DERMAROLLER THERAPY

Our practitioner is trained in providing skin repair and enhancement treatments.
Dermaroller Therapy is provided only at authorised clinics by trained medical practitioners.

Dermaroller Therapy

Dermaroller Therapy involves producing micro medical needle columns in the skin in order to stimulate collagen formation.

It is done under topical anaesthetic and the procedure normally takes around 30 minutes.

Dermaroller Therapy can improve the appearance of:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Aged skin
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Stretch marks

Orthodontics

Having crooked teeth or large gaps between your teeth can cause problems. Food and bacteria could get stuck between the teeth which could cause decay. Similarly, if your teeth stick out, this could cause problems with mouth ulcers and decay, or with speech. Your dentist might suggest that you have your teeth straightened through orthodontics - by wearing a brace.

The majority of orthodontics are carried out on teenagers, but increasing numbers of adults are opting for orthodontics too. Your dentist will probably refer you to a specialist - an orthodontist - who will take examine and probably x-ray your teeth to see how best to straighten them.

Inman Aligner

Straight Teeth Fast

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is really fast, very safe and great value compared to other systems. With the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-16 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle. The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It's ideal as a stand-alone treatment or to pre-align teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers.

The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly. For images and further information please refer to http://www.inmanaligner.com

Clear Aligner - invisible braces

Clear Aligner is a clear removable cosmetic appliance designed for minor teeth movement of patients 14 and older. Clear Aligner technology can straighten teeth that are crowded, rotated, tilted forward, backward using exact impressions taken by dentist and custom-made, Clear Aligner are fabricated from the impressions at each and every 6 week treatment interval. For more information please see: http://www.clearaligner.co.uk

Veneers


Not all of us are happy with the way our teeth look. Maybe one of them is discoloured or chipped or perhaps it's slightly crooked. Although the tooth may well be healthy, the way it looks can make us really self-conscious. Your dentist can help by applying something called a veneer.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material - composite or porcelain - which the dentist attaches to the damaged or discoloured tooth. Once it has been attached, it will look just as natural as your other teeth.

A very small amount of tooth preparation is needed, just enough to make the veneer not bulky . The dentist will take an impression which is sent to the technician and made in the laboratory. Veneers sometimes come away from the tooth or break if the tooth is knocked. They can sometimes be glued back on but will have to be replaced if they are damaged.

What are the benefits?

Veneers can greatly improve your appearance. They hide imperfections and you lose very little natural tooth. If the tooth is strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving a tooth's appearance.

Bridges

BridgesA bridge relaxes a missing tooth or teeth by fixing the replacement to the natural teeth at each side of the gap. Some bridges have crowns at each end. Others are fixed to the surface of the teeth beside the gap. Sometimes a bridge is only fixed to the tooth on one side of the gap.

Bridges are made of metal and porcelain or occasionally of porcelain alone.

A bridge almost let's you forget that you have missing teeth:

It can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak;

The teeth can be matched to the colour of your own teeth;

Natural teeth are protected from wear and tear. And from moving or tilting out of line which could cause teeth to bite together incorrectly.

Dental implants

Dental implantsDental implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. The way they are mounted onto posts and inserted into the jaw during surgery means that they look and feel just like ordinary teeth.

Although there are many advantages to having implants, they are not suitable for everyone. You need to have healthy gums and be in good general health. You also need enough jawbone to take the posts and support the replacement teeth. Some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporosis or chronic sinus problems could interfere with healing and make implants more likely to fail.

If you choose to have implants, you will undergo surgery twice or more over a period of several months. Because they are a complicated form of treatment, implants can also be expensive.

Your dentist will go through each stage of the treatment with you before it begins and also give you a timetable for completing treatment. You might be referred to a specialist.

The dentist will expose the bone in the jaw where the tooth is missing. Then he will drill a hole and insert a metal post into the bone. This is usually done under a local anaesthetic, but sometimes sedation or, if you are in hospital, a general anaesthetic is used. The gum is then stitched over the post and it's left to heal for several months, while the bone grows around the post, making it secure.

After this period, there will be second operation, in which replacement teeth are mounted onto the metal post. This requires a small cut in the gum above the implant. The replacement teeth might be single or in a group, and possibly as a 'bridge', attached to neighbouring natural teeth. They may be fixed permanently or attached in a way that lets you remove them for cleaning.

After surgery, it's absolutely essential to maintain good mouth hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.