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Restore your chipped or broken tooth with composite fillings, veneers or crowns within one day

Your teeth can become chipped due to a variety of reasons ranging from accidents, chewing on hard foods, teeth grinding, or even sports injuries. It can be excruciating if you crack or chip your tooth, and this damage can be minor or extensive, depending on your tooth condition and the severity of the injury. If…

Best Christmas desserts that won’t ruin your teeth

Christmas is almost upon us and a lot of people are already making plans for the meals that are going to be prepared for Christmas day. But, when we are talking about desserts, it is often difficult to devise a means to make them healthier without compromising the flavour. One way to make your Christmas…

Manage your Invisalign cost with our free smile E-consultation and finance plans

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment you should consider if you want to straighten your teeth without having to use traditional metal braces. Invisalign allows patients to drop the ugly metal brackets for invisible aligners. When you opt for the Invisalign treatment, you will be required to wear a series of custom-made plastic aligners that will…

What does your dental hygienist do during your dental treatment?

Prevention is always better than applying the treatment when the disease is already installed. In comparison to a dentist, the dental hygienist is the expert who will evaluate your oral health and apply preventive treatment. The dental hygienists working at Angel Smile in North London have the necessary expertise and experience to offer advanced preventive…

Should I go for cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry?

Our expert dentists at Angel Smile, the leading dental and orthodontic clinic in London, say that one of the most common queries they receive from the patients is, “What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?” Once you understand the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry, it can help you with choosing…

4 top reasons for regular dental check-ups for your kids

As soon as your child gets baby teeth, you should start taking them for regular dental check-ups. Why is such a routine important for children’s dental health? They are exposed to cavities from a very young age. It is, therefore, crucial to establish a dental check-up frequency and prevent any dental problems as much as…

What is a retainer and how do I use it?

Have you ever wondered what comes next after you take the braces off your teeth? It is time for the “retainer after braces” phase. While the braces strengthen your teeth and help you have a beautiful smile, the retainer enables you to maintain it. Apart from keeping the teeth straight, the dental retainer has many…

Top Quick Cosmetic Procedures to Get a Younger Looking Face

Long working hours, pollution, an unhealthy diet – many factors can impact the appearance of your skin. Although any part of the body can be affected, the face, which offers the first impression, is more visible. Luckily, the introduction of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the UK has helped to restore youthful looks. The choices vary…

Innovation at Angel Smile – immediate dental implants with the latest Replicate System

Are you dreading to go to the dentist? Fear no more – at Angel Smile we can replace your tooth with a fast and less painful new procedure. Recently, our top dentist Dr. Amin Amenien visited the German-based NDI (Natural Dental Implants) AG, that has introduced the revolutionary method of dental implants called REPLICATE (Immediate…

See how your smile can be transformed with transparent Invisalign braces at Angel Smile

Have you been wondering what your teeth could look like, if they were straighter, less crowded or had fewer gaps between them? Start your smile transformation today with our new Invisalign SmileView Experience. Scan the QR code in this poster (click on it to enlarge it) or use the Invisalign link above to be taken…

How Dental Phobia Is Reduced Through New Digital Dentistry Advances

Dental anxiety affects most people so badly to a point they can’t even get close to a dental clinic. Fears of pain, loss of control or being embarrassed often penetrate their psyche quite deeply and when the angst persists, they usually have a hard time to overcome it. Such fears can develop in many ways,…

10 most asked questions about dental implants

You may have heard about dental implants or other tooth replacement options, but often people aren’t sure what exactly they are. So they ask many questions when losing a tooth and the various options available to replace it, depending on their budget and needs. Now, the two main options to replace missing teeth are getting…

Sedation Dentistry – what side effects to consider?

Visiting the dentist is an extremely vital aspect of dental hygiene and overall health. In fact, oral health is an essential indicator of the body’s well-being. Bleeding gums or bad breath can indicate a lack of vitamins and a variety of other diseases, which we’ve covered in one of our previous articles. Therefore, scheduling regular…

Best Ways To Prevent Getting A Black Hairy Tongue

What Is The Black Hairy Tongue Condition? It is important to note that this condition has nothing to do with actual black hairs growing on the tongue as some people might imagine. When the tongue appears to have tiny black hairs growing on it, it is due to a minor condition affecting the upper surface…

Best Ways To Replace Your Missing Teeth

When dentures or false teeth are mentioned, most people create an image of their grandma’s set of teeth placed in a glass of water. However, significant advances in the dental industry have completely changed the dental replacement landscape. Modern false teeth are simpler, more natural-looking with more subtle fittings. We dare say that most of…

What Can Our Dental Hygienist Do For You?

Most people lose their teeth due to gum disease rather than dental decay. It is sad that simple preventable conditions lead to undesired loss of teeth. Enrolling the services of a good dental hygienist will go a long way in keeping the tooth decay aloof. They will save your teeth by preventing and treating gum…

In-practice vs. take-home whitening kit – what’s best for teeth whitening?

If you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth you can find many tooth whitening options available today.  One of the best clinically researched teeth whitening London options is Philips Zoom! in-practice, which is very effective compared to other home-based solutions such as toothpastes, washes and stripes. Protecting sensitive teeth while whitening them is…

Invisalign Open Day – speak to our Invisalign experts and get a free consultation

We at Angel Smile Dental & Orthodontics very much care to share the latest innovations and modern treatments with our patients and others interested in learning more about what we offer. That’s why we’re opening our doors to the public on the 14th of May from 3 – 7 pm! Visit our insightful Invisalign Open…

Dental Implants – what is the process and cost?

Have you considered getting dental implants to restore your smile? Are you looking to seal off the missing tooth within your gums? Then this post is for you. It is an in-depth guide into the world of dental implants. It has a wide scope delving into the various dental implant types, the general implant procedures…

How To Become Confident With Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth always take away the joy of a good smile. The affected is trapped under shame and may even deliberately avoid social events just to avoid smiling. Even worse, you may have troubles with oral hygiene as the less straight teeth are, the harder it is to brush and floss them. However, recent research…

Dental Veneers – Types, Cost and Procedures in the UK

Dental veneers have become increasingly popular in the world of cosmetic dentistry. The wafer-thin ceramic or porcelain shells are carefully placed on top of your enamel. These teeth coverings give the teeth a stronger and more natural look. Even better, your smile becomes more vibrant and brighter. In this guide, we will help you understand…

All You Need To Know About Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are increasingly becoming a preferred option for people looking to improve their smiles. Whether your teeth are chipped, malformed or utterly discoloured, veneers will offer a true smile makeover by placing a wafer-thin layer of porcelain over the front edges of the teeth. The composite materials allow for: Repair of chipped /broken teeth…

Have your teeth repaired with one visit to Angel Smile London

Cracking a tooth or suddenly experiencing severe tooth aches can be horrible incidents, which ideally should be treated immediately or as soon as possible. That’s why your number 1 Islington dental practice offers emergency dental treatments and same day dental repairs, including same day Cerec Crowns, Cerec inlays, Cerec Veneers and Cerec Fillings. How can…

4 health consequences of missing teeth

Tooth decay or trauma can eventually lead to tooth loss. Restorative procedures like dental implants, bridges and dentures, are usually the best long-term solutions, however, the cost of such dental restorations may be daunting and prevent some people to opt for it. Many dental practitioners in London offer a wide variety of dental implant procedures,…

How digital dentistry at Angel Smile serves the patients

At Angel Smile London we ensure that we’re up to date with the latest technological developments in dentistry and orthodontics. Digital dentistry includes any dental technology or device equipped with digital or computer-based components. We are replacing modern technology with older mechanical or electrical methods for more effective, efficient and painless dental treatments. We consider…

Why we test bacteria before your periodontal treatment at Angel Smile

Periodontal (gum) disease, also known as periodontitis, is an inflammatory disease that causes support loss around the teeth and is triggered by a heterogeneous group of bacteria. Excellent levels of oral hygiene and professional treatment are necessary in order to maintain good periodontal health, however, there has been evidence to show that targeting specific bacteria…

7 Advantages of Guided Implant Placement at Angel Smile London

If you’ve never heard of guided implant placement, you better listen up: the number of computer-generated surgical guides has been predicted to double from 15,000 being purchased in the US in 2012 to more than 31,000 in 2019 (2014 iData report) and this trend is also visible in Europe. At Angel Smile practice in London…

Saving your teeth with root canal treatment – 4 gentle steps to success

Nobody wants to lose their teeth and with thorough dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups at your dentist you should be able to keep your natural teeth for the majority of your life. It is desirable to maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, injuries such as a cracked tooth or deep…

Missing teeth? Why All-on-4 dental implants will make you smile again!

Losing your teeth can happen in different ways. You might have had an accident or an illness which caused your teeth to fall out or you’re simply getting older and your gums are receding. Obviously, this doesn’t only affect your self-esteem due to visible gaps in your smile, but also causes problems with eating foods….

Why good oral hygiene helps you stay healthy?

Making sure your gums and teeth are healthy can be vital for your overall well-being. Research shows that there are clear links between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and various nutritional deficiencies among others. Gum disease, if not prevented or treated, can lead to additional illnesses like stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease has even…

The 4 best procedures for whitening your teeth in London

If you’re looking for a brighter smile there are many options available these days to achieve this. However, some whitening products can cause irritation or sensitivity if used improperly or too often. Your dental professional will be able to recommend the best treatment for your individual needs based on their oral assessment. Many orthodontists in…

How Long Does The Crown Sensitivity Last?

Crowns are artificial placements put on a lost tooth and cemented using high strength dental adhesive. They are used to cover up a partial tooth, damaged troth or to cover a dental implant. A patient shouldn’t feel any discomfort or sensitivity after the crown has been placed, although at times one may feel temporarily sensitivity….

Dry socket after extraction

Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) is a painful dental condition that sometimes happens after you have a permanent adult tooth extracted. Dry socket is when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction fails to develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed. This condition is a common post-operative complication associated…

Prevention and treatment of dry socket

The precise cause of dry socket remains the subject of study. Researchers suspect that certain issues may be involved such as bacterial contamination of the socket or, a trauma at the surgical site from a difficult extraction. The most common factor that can increase the risk of developing a dry socket is smoking or a…

Cosmetic dentistry and white fillings

Broken or decayed parts of teeth need to be restored to regain function and aesthetics whilst also stopping bacteria from penetrating inside the pulp, resulting in pulp infection. Reconstruction of broken parts of teeth particularly in front is a cosmetic emergency. Metal fillings were in the past the most important material used to restore the…

Teeth sensitivity, why and what to do?

Enamel is a hard, protective layer that helps your teeth deal with everything you put them through. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying root surface. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods, drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your…

What is an implant?

Dental implants are the best possible replacement option for a missing tooth. They are strong and designed to fuse with surrounding bone. An implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is…

Veneers at Angel Smile

Veneers originated nearly one hundred years ago during the early days of the film industry. In the late 1920s, Dr Charles Pincus, a famed Hollywood dentist, conceived of veneers as a way to enhance actors’ and actresses’ smiles on the screen. He would temporarily apply false fronts to the stars’ teeth, giving them the stunning…

Same day crown with CEREC machine

CEREC is a sophisticated CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) system for same day restoring of damaged teeth in form of inlays, crowns, bridges and veneers. Using this advance technology, we are able to restore majority of broken and damaged teeth with textbook precision and natural appearance within the same dental session. CEREC technology allows you to…

Teeth whitening at Angel Smile  Dental Practice

Whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. It can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. The colour of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off on the outer layer of the tooth which is called enamel….

Dental Erosion

What is dental erosion? Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel which is caused by acid attack. The enamel is the hard, protective coating on your tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. The enamel is worn away and dentine underneath is exposed, which may lead to pain and sensitivity. What causes dental erosion?…

Crowns

Crowns are ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons: you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth you may have had a root filling which…

Advanced Hygiene, Stain Removal

Air Flow Sparkle Polish : Stain Removal A memorable experiences of tooth cleaning  and fresh breath with a choice of flavours of: Mint, Orange, Berry or Cherry. We heard following comment after this treatment from most of our clients: ” My teeth have never felt this clean before! “ And we are used to receive the request of repeating it in the following hygiene appointment! This technique…

Over Denture

Over Denture [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/192-over-denture.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Partial dentures can sometimes move as gums change shape. Securing the denture to an existing tooth can be the solution. A stud can be fixed to an adjacent tooth. The partial denture then ‘clicks’ onto this stud to secure it in place.

Immediate Implants

In certain circumstances implants can be  placed in the hole left by the root immediately after an extraction which is called an Immediate Implant . An Immediate Implant can be fitted from start to finish in one appointment. Usually implants need to integrate with the bone after they have been placed in bone. This takes at least 3-6 months and…

Tooth Development

Tooth Development

Missing Tooth – Drift and Over erruption

The gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on adjacent tooth either side. The teeth next to the space can lean into the gap or the tooth on the opposite jaw may get longer and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. These also can lead to food getting…

Sensitivity

Dentine hypersensitivity is sensation felt when the nerves inside the dentin of the teeth are exposed to the environment. The sensation can range from irritation all the way to intense, shooting pain. This sensitivity can be caused by several factors, including wear, decaying teeth or exposed tooth roots. The effects of gum disease can lower…

Dental Bridge

Bridge is one of the options  to replace a missing tooth subject to reliability of adjacent teeth. The modern way to replace missing tooth is Implant which does not require grinding of adjacent teeth respecting individuality and independency of each tooth. A bridge can last as long as the teeth underneath are not in trouble. Conventional…

Diastemas – Gap in Front Teeth

Diastemas – Gap in front Teeth A gap in the front teeth (Diastema) can appear unsightly. Tubes are placed over the two teeth … … and filled with Composite material. This builds up the teeth, closing the gap. The material is hardened with a bright light.

Smoking Affects Teeth

Smoking has many affects on oral health. Increased plaque, tartar and staining can occur. Furring of the tongue (increasing bad breath) … …reduced blood flow to the gums … … which is an indicator of the same affect on the heart tissue. Gums may recede … … tooth movement may occur … … tooth loss…

Dentures

Dentures are false teeth constructed to replace missing teeth.  They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues.  Conventional dentures are removable in form of partial or full dentures. However Implants are the best and most modern option to replace teeth, a denture can be used as semi permanent solution or  a temporary for transitional period…

Bonding a Broken Tooth

Bonding a Broken Tooth [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/138-bonding.swf, 300,225[/SWF] A broken tooth. A transparent tube is positioned … … into which composite material is applied. This is hardened using a bright light … … and is shaped as necessary.

TMJ

When the jaw opens, there are two movements involved… A rotation …. and a sliding. Cartilage between the bones smoothes the movement. Sometimes as cartilage wears, it may click during the opening.

Bonded Crown

The damaged tooth is prepared. A crown with a metal base and porcelain coating is made. The crown is fixed in place. Under certain lighting, the metal base can sometimes be seen.

Tongue Cleansing

A tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. 85% of bad breath originates in the mouth, most of which comes from the tongue. Stagnating plaque bacteria and food debris…

Fixatives

Fixatives [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/173-fixatives.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Dentures should be cleaned thoroughly … … either with warm water or a specialist denture toothpaste. Shake off excess water. Apply the fixative … … however, using too much fixative may result in ‘oozing’. Using smaller amounts may provide better adhesion. The amount used will vary between dentures. A good fixative applied…

Proximal Brushing

The TePe Proximal brush comes in 7 sizes for cleaning different sized spaces. Click the brush open to insert the head and click down to secure. Insert the head from the inside surfaces or outside surface of the teeth. Use daily to remove plaque and food debris from between the teeth. The brush is particularly…

Resorption

Normal Development. Development showing resorption. Action of teeth under the gum. The tooth wears away the existing tooth. The existing tooth may be lost.

Anterior Crown

The tooth is prepared … … and an impression taken. A crown is made from the impression … … and fitted to the tooth.

Post Crown and Core build up

107 Teeth that have become severely compromised by decay, large fracture or big failed restorations often require full-coverage crowns to restore them to their original form and function. In cases where root canal therapy is needed. dentist must then evaluate whether there is enough structural integrity remaining to support a definitive crown by a core…

Alamgam to Composite

Amalgam fillings in the lower jaw can often be seen when we talk or laugh. But amalgam fillings can also sometimes be seen in the upper jaw. These can be unsightly and can also discolour the tooth. Composite (White) fillings are available to improve this.

Fibre Bridge

Fibre Bridge [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/242-fibre-bridge.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Sometimes the most sensitive way to fill a gap … … is to utilise fillings that already exist in adjacent teeth. These fillings are removed and matching ‘wings’ attached to the bridge … … which fit into the spaces.

Compact Truft Brush

A Compact Tuft Brush or an end-tufted brush is a type of toothbrush used specifically for cleaning along the gumline adjacent to the teeth. The bristles are usually shaped in a pointed arrow pattern to allow closer adaptation to the gums. An end-tufted brush is ideal for cleaning specific difficult-to-reach areas, such as between crowns,…

Fibre Post with net

[SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/288-fibre-post-with-net.swf, 300,225[/SWF] A large tooth may need to be root-treated and crowned. If there is insufficient tooth left to secure the crown … … the root canals can be filled with fibre bridge material. This is hardened with a bright light … … then placed back in position. The other root canals are filled in…

Standard Taper

[SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/317-standard-taper.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Sometimes a tooth needs a root treatment. This requires the exposure of the root system of the tooth … … then the removal of the nerves and material within the root. A special material is now available … … which is placed into the tooth roots. The material hardens and is then trimmed….

Gum Disease

Gingivitis (“inflammation of the gum tissue”) is a term used to describe non-destructive gum disease. The most common form of gingivitis is in response to bacterial plaque adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis, and is the most common form of periodontal disease. In the absence of treatment, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, which is…

Anti Snoring – Male

Normal airflow. The Soft Pallet relaxes and restricts the airflow … The Soft Pallet vibrates, causing the ‘snore’. The Epiglotis may also restrict the airflow … … and may even cause ‘Sleep Apnia’. The Silensor is introduced … … which when positioned and adjusted … … brings the lower soft tissue forward.

Implants with Bar

A number of Implants may be used to secure a lower denture. A hole is made in the jaw bone for each Implant. The Implant is positioned and a Healing Cap applied. The gum is replaced while the bone recovers. Access to the Implant is made and the second part of the Implant is attached….

Implant Crown Options

Sometimes a tooth needs a root treatment. Once an Implant has been placed … … an abutment is fitted to hold the Crown. The abutment and the base of the crown may be metal. However, in certain light, this can make the tooth look dull. An alternative … … is for the abutment to be…

Zoom Power Tooth Whitening

We use Chairside Zoom power whitening system at our practice. As you see at Video Clip the gum need to be protected before applying tooth whitening gel . The whitening gel is then applied and activated using a bright light. The gel will stay on the teeth for 15 minutes, washed away and it will be repeated up to…

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth…

Wisdom Teeth

An impacted Wisdom tooth. Some bone is removed to gain access … … the tooth is split … … the roots are removed separately. The gum is replaced and heals naturally

Straightening Crowded Teeth

Clear Positioners Click here to watch on iPhone/iPad/Android Clear customised positioners or aligners offer a less visible alternative for correcting crowded teeth. Following taking an accurate impression a series of models and aligners are made which each one designed to move the teeth by a tiny amount. The aligners are used in sequences and teeth are gently…

Cosmetic Contouring

[SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/cosmetic-dentistry/277-cosmetic-contouring.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Chipped and irregular teeth can spoil the ‘smile line’ Small corrections to the length … … and shape of each tooth can make a big difference. The changes can be made easily and quickly

Tooth Jewellery

[SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/cosmetic-dentistry/140-tooth-jewelery.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Tooth Jewellery is ‘stuck’ to the tooth. The glue is hardened using a bright light. Jewellery may be removed without damage. [SWF]https://www.angelsmile.co.uk/animations/cosmetic-dentistry/278-tooth-jewelery-with-face.swf, 300,225[/SWF] Tooth Jewellery is ‘stuck’ to the tooth. The glue is hardened using a bright light. Jewellery may be removed without damage.

Implant Temporary

Following placing an implant it can be some months before the new tooth is fitted. A temporary denture can be made for cosmetic purposes within this time however the impact of opposit jaw by biting can disturb the implant and affect the healing process. As an alternative an adhesive bridge can be made which is fixed to the…

Implant Cleaning

Your Implants can serve you for years if you keep your mouth healthy and take care of your Implants. Just like your natural teeth, you shoukd brush after every meal. Your dentist might have special instructions for the healing period after your implants are in place, but after that you will be able to brush…

Implant Maintenance

Following the placement of an implant … … it is important to keep the surrounding area clean. Use a 45 degree angle as the standard brushing technique. Use plastic coated interdental brushes for safe effective plaque removal. Tightly floss approximal surfaces and implants. Ensure all surfaces are clean. Adapt floss/tape for teeth and gums.

Sinus Lift

Sinuses are cavities inside the structure of our skull. When we lose a tooth, the bone around the root area starts to recede. This can lead to the sinus expanding into the tooth root area. If you choose to have an Implant … … there may not be sufficient bone to support it. Special material…

Dry Socket

After a damaged tooth is removed … … the ‘socket’ naturally produces a blood clot. Over time the gum will heal over the clot, and gum tissue is restored. However, after the tooth is removed … … if the clot is lost … … by premature rinsing for example … … the bone can be…

Bone Changes After Extraction

As you see in video the bone shrinks after an extraction. This shrinkage can be prevented or minimized in many cases by Ridge preservation & right techniques at the time of extraction which saves the bone from shrinkage and makes placing an implant easier without grafting techniques.

Ridge Preservation

Once a tooth is lost, the bone and gum will begin to recede. If you later decide to have an Implant fitted it may mean that the Implant would sit too high or the Crown would sit too low without a bone graft. This can be prevented in many cases by Ridge preservation & right techniques…

Decay Occlusal

Teeth have a hard enamel surface. But poor oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque which can lead to decay. When this starts on the chewing surfaces of the teeth it will be referred to as Occlusal Decay. If decay is left untreated the nerve of the tooth may become infected and die….

Decay Interproximal

Teeth have a hard enamel surface. But poor oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque which can lead to decay. When this starts in the contact points in between the teeth it will be referred to as Interproximal Decay. If decay is left untreated the nerve of the tooth may become infected and…

Full Onlay

Depending on the extent of the repair required … … sometimes the full top surface of the tooth is removed. A Full Onlay is then produced to replace the biting surface.

White Inlay and Full Onlay

White Inlays & Onlays are lab made restoration and can be used when your tooth has been weakened by having a very large filling or extensive decay extending under one of the cusps. Also it is indicated when you have a root filling that will need a crown to protect it also by a large…

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth( tooth pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may complain of an existing pain or in early stage of infection even not feel any. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour (which may mean that the nerve of…

Super Floss

Superfloss can be used ‘under’ bridges. First use the stiff end of the Superfloss to insert between the teeth. Pull the Superfloss through and then sweep under the pontic (false tooth). Pull through the normal floss and floss the abutments as usual.

Mini Flosser

Cleaning between the teeth is an essential part of a daily oral hygiene regime. Conventional flossing can be difficult especially when the teeth are very close together. The Miniflosser can help gain access to the interdental areas with floss. A Specially designed bite plane allows you to gently ease the floss between the teeth by…

Brush Holder

A toothbrush adapter. It fits on manual brushes. Ideal for those with problems gripping and holding such as arthritis sufferers.

Power Brushing

An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power supplied usually by a battery to move the brush head rapidly. They are usually one of two types. They either vibrate side to side, for example Philips Sonicare or they rotate in one direction and then the other, such as Oral B. When using vibrating…

Interdental Brushing

An interdental brush, also called an interproximal brush or a proxy brush, is a small brush, typically disposable and supplied with a reusable angled plastic handle, used for cleaning between teeth and between the wire of dental braces and the teeth. In this animation the TePe interdental brush is used to clean in between teeth….

Bruxism

Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw. It is an oral parafunctional activity that occurs in most humans at some time in their lives. In most people, bruxism is mild enough not to be a health problem. While bruxism may be a diurnal…

Brushing

Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Toothbrushes are available with different bristle textures, sizes and forms. Most dentists recommend using a toothbrush labelled “soft”, since firmer bristled toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel and irritate the…

Dry Mouth

Xerostomia is the medical term for the subjective complaint of dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Saliva is produced by the salivary glands in the mouth. It naturally protects the teeth, washing away plaque, debris and neutralising acid. A reduction or absence of saliva can be caused by a number of factors. Reduced…

Flossing

Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque. Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form.The floss is gently inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums. Use…

Mouth Rince

Mouthwash or mouth rinse is a product used to enhance oral hygiene. Some manufacturers of mouthwash claim that antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse kill the bacterial plaque causing caries, gingivitis, and bad breath. Plaque build-up can lead to inflamed gums. A mouth rinse can help by removing the plaque and reducing the inflammation. Anti-cavity mouth…

Fissure Sealant

Fissure Sealants are a safe and painless way or protecting your children’s teeth from decay.  A sealant is a coating which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth and forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. The process…

Lost Canine Guidance

When we grind our teeth from side to side … … the back teeth are protected to some extent by the canines. The back teeth are ‘separated’ as the canines meet. If the canines wear away then the back teeth will come together. This can cause fracturing of the sides of the back teeth ……

Impressions

A tray is filled with impression material. Study models are then cast from the impression material.

Occlusal Splint

When teeth are ground from side to side … … particularly during sleep … … this can wear down the front teeth … … and the molar cusps can be chipped and damaged. Clenching also tenses the jaw muscles … … and creates impact within the skull. This may cause pain and headaches. An Occlusal…

Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking can have a detrimental affect on children’s teeth. Over time the top teeth can be pulled forward … … and the bottom teeth pushed back

Missing Tooth/ Teeth, Treatment Options

Missing permanent teeth not only  result in Drift & over eruption but also can be embarrassing. It no longer has to deter you from showing off your smile while walking the streets of London. There are several options of replacing missing teeth  including: Implants Bridges Dentures and in some cases closure of small gaps using…

Chipped Tooth Options

If you have a chipped tooth there are a number of ways we can help you to solve this problem. As you see in video clip, depending on extension of fractured area we can use white composite filling, a veneer or a crown to restore the broken tooth. We match the shade of these restorations…