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Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
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Happy New Year! Yes, 2020 is officially here and with it a new decade! Now is the time for resolutions, for starting over and making the most of a whole new chapter of your life. And for many that will include finally working towards the smile of your dreams.
Here at Dental Solutions, we understand how much of your self-esteem and personal happiness can depend on your smile. For that reason, we offer several great cosmetic treatments that help you to get a smile to really grin about! One such treatment plan which may be ideal for helping you get the smile of your dreams in 2020 is a Smile Makeover.
Our Smile Makeover treatments employ a range of techniques; veneers, crowns, whitening, orthodontics, implants, etc. At your initial consultation, the right combination for your smile can be decided and your treatment plan can begin. But, first, there are some factors which may affect the composition of your treatment plan and the techniques needed to transform your smile.
Factors that may affect your Smile Makeover treatment include:
In order to provide the best possible treatment for your smile, a full examination will need to be conducted to determine your overall smile health. Different aspects of your smile may need different treatment options. For example, if one tooth is not healthy then it may require additional treatment before any restorative treatment can be conducted.
The way in which your teeth come together can have a severe impact on your smile. Tooth structure may have caused issues for your smile in the first place, which means that if left untreated it could impact your new smile as well. In such cases, you may want to undergo some orthodontic work such as Invisalign to achieve a healthier bite. As this way your Smile Makeover will last for much longer.
In some cases, a mouth guard worn during the night may also be necessary post-treatment (if you suffer from grinding, for example).
Gum health is a crucial factor in your overall and long-term mouth health. But, it can also have an impact on any cosmetic treatments you may wish to undergo. Loose, sensitive or decayed teeth can be difficult to restore as your new smile will need a solid foundation. Therefore, addressing any potential gum disease before treatment is vital.
In some cases, you may need to undergo a tooth extraction before your Smile Makeover can be fully successful. Implants and dental bridges can then be considered as a next step in your smile journey.
Crowns, veneers and other forms of restorative work are matched with the colour of your surrounding teeth. As crowns, veneers, fillings, etc., do not whiten, it is important to ensure you have a colour you are satisfied with prior to full treatment.
In a recent study, it has been suggested that there is a strong correlation between gum disease and high blood pressure.
The fact is that more and more modern health research is suggesting a link between health conditions, including hypertension, and gum disease. The more severe the case of gum disease, the likelier it is that the patient also suffers from hypertension. When it comes to gum disease, it was also proven that those who are not managing their high blood pressure effectively also have poorly treated gum disease.
The result of which is that it is much more important that people understand the correlated risk. As well as the fact that they should be then given the advice, across health providers, on how to tackle both issues.
Good tips for reducing your risk of gum disease (and therefore blood pressure) include:
The most important and easiest way that you can help to prevent the development of gum disease and its associated health issues is through a healthy daily dental routine.
Brush every day, twice a day – making sure to brush for at least two minutes and along the gum line.
Of course, not everyone enjoys going to the dentist. But, when it comes to keeping your health up in all areas, including your blood pressure, it is important to ensure you do everything possible; which means regular dental visits! One dental visit, even a regular checkup rather than a hygienist visit, can reveal a more serious problem and help to counteract it early. As, if left to develop, it can become a much more severe issue.
A regular dental visit can ensure you have a regular gum check, as well as potentially creating a personalised plan for your home care (which can almost always be improved upon). If you do develop gum disease, it can also be helpful to know this so you can tackle any potential hypertension symptoms alongside this.
At Dental Solutions, we provide thorough and complete hygienist checks to ensure your gum health continues to be sound. To book your appointment today, simply call our team on 01925 756565 or book an appointment today.
This surgical procedure adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your back teeth (only if required).
This procedure is only necessary if implants are to be placed in the area of your upper molars and premolars, and the CT scan reveals that more bone is needed to secure the implants. A report from your CT scan will be written by Dr Brookshaw, and you will be notified accordingly.
The maxillary sinuses are natural air spaces that exist behind your cheeks and above the upper back teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses.
When upper teeth are removed there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth, insufficient to use for dental implants. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. To overcome this difficulty there is a possible solution called a sinus graft or sinus lift.
A sinus graft procedure involves lifting the lining membrane of the sinus creating a space into which donor bone or bone substitute can be placed. The sinus graft makes it possible for our patients to have dental implants- years ago there was no other option than wearing dentures.
From a patient perspective, this usually just adds a short time to your appointment. The implant is often placed at the same time whilst you are numb from your anaesthetic, and there will be no discomfort felt.
There can be a number of reasons why there may not be enough jaw bone. In some cases, it can simply be due to the natural shape of the skull – especially if you’ve lost teeth at the back of your mouth. Alternatively, gum disease can cause the bone to be eroded as well as the gums. Also, if you have been missing teeth for a long time before deciding to get them replaced, your body may naturally have begun to reabsorb the bone as it thinks it is no longer required.
Finally, as the name for the treatment suggests, the position of the sinus can have implications. If the sinus is very close to the bone where the implants need to be secured, this can also mean that extra bone needs to be grafted into place before the implant can be attached.
In modern dentistry, the surgical procedure is common and straightforward. The most important element of the preparation from your dentist’s perspective is to ensure that your jawbone and sinus position are measured very accurately. This usually requires a CT scan. In most procedures, the surgeon will need to increase the thickness of the jawbone by several millimetres. Therefore, the surgeon will cut and raise the gum to expose the bone and then also cut into the bone so that the sinus membrane behind it is revealed. Once this has been done, the surgeon then grafts the new bone material into the space between the membrane and the jawbone.
Once the procedure has been completed and your gum has been stitched up again, it will take around nine months for the graft to ‘take’ and to become strong enough to allow implants. After all, the dental sinus lift is really only the first phase of your treatment. Once the sinus lift has been deemed successful by your dentist, you can progress to having your implants made and your teeth finally replaced. The implants themselves usually take around three months, and a couple of visits to your dentist, to fit. Some people can be ready to receive their implants in as little as six months. Every case is individual. Some dentists also use proteins to try to accelerate the healing time.
The essential difference between a sinus lift and a sinus graft is that the sinus lift is a one-stage surgical process, with the implants being placed at the same time. As long as the implants can be placed in a stable position this is usually the preferred treatment approach. Every case is different however, and the surgeon has to respond to conditions found on the day of surgery. If there is insufficient bone to place the implants, the graft procedure would normally be completed first. In this situation, a period of healing to allow the bone graft to settle is needed, and further assessments and scans may be necessary before moving on to implant placement.
Grafting materials vary in their make up and may be synthetic or produced by the special treatment of bovine bone. These products can be enhanced with bone taken from around the surgery site, or from a remote location within the mouth. These materials form a scaffold for the production of your natural new bone.
The availability of bovine derived bone substitutes has made it possible to avoid traumatic and expensive secondary surgery to obtain bone once thought essential for effective bone replacement. The product we use ‘Bio-Oss®’ is deproteinized (purified) bovine bone, frequently used in dental practices to promote bone regeneration. It is biocompatible and osteoconductive (permits bone growth) and slowly resorbed in humans, and it is one of the best-documented biomaterials used in sinus surgery.
A sinus lift or graft procedure is an invasive procedure and by its nature involves the disturbance of hard and soft tissues around the operation site. This results in a number of common problems such as swelling, bruising and discomfort, which are be considered normal for a procedure of this kind. You will be provided with any necessary prescription or over the counter medicines to manage these symptoms. Usually these common problems pass within a few days of the surgery, but it may take up to 3 weeks, or in rarer cases longer, for things to return to normal. We would normally advise you to allow for 10 days of rest and recuperation.
Further problems may occur but will only become apparent as time moves on and in the interest of providing full information these are detailed below. It must be stressed that however undesirable these complications might sound they are not common and can usually be managed with either medicines or further corrective surgery. In most cases where these complications arise it simply means that the desired, end result is delayed.
These complications are fortunately rare, but can include (but not be restricted to) the following.
If you have any questions about this procedure, the information provided here or what the implications may be for you please contact our Treatment Facilitator and Practice Manager Nicola Corless, or ask your dentist. Or call on 01925 756565 now to book a free consultation.
Get the smile you always dreamed of with Invisalign or Quick Straight Teeth. All adult patients who book a free Orthodontics consultation throughout January will receive an extra 10% off their treatment.
To keep your teeth looking perfect after the treatment is over, you will receive FREE retainers and FREE tooth whitening.
This discounted offer is only available during January, so call 01925 756565 to secure your space today!
NB You need to be dentally fit before commencing any orthodontic treatment. If you are suitable for treatment, you will need to make a payment of £350 by 31 January or prior to the commencement of treatment (whichever is sooner) to proceed and secure the offer.
This offer is only available by appointment during the promotion period.
Optional Offer – your 3 favourite photographic portraits will be yours to keep digitally and include a framed photograph with our compliments. In return we will ask you to share your photo with our patients on our website and social media feed.
Your discounted price below also includes Free Retainers £350, Free Tooth Whitening worth £300, and refinement and all of your records which are worth £350.
A total additional package worth £1,000.
|Invisalign Product||Usual Price||Discounted Price – 10% Off|
|Full Invisalign (upper and lower)||£4,500||£4,000|
|Invisalign Lite (single arch)||£2,000||£1,800|
|Invisalign Lite (dual arch)||£3,500||£3,150|
|Quick Straight Teeth||Usual Price||Discounted Price – 10% Off|
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The decision to get dental implants is often difficult to make. Although there are many benefits to dental implants, there are also many things to consider. The best way to decide if dental implants could be right for you is to speak to your dentist who will be able to answer all of your questions. This is why we are hosting a dental implant open evening.
We would like to invite you to our dental implant open evening, taking place on Tuesday 21st January from 3 pm to 7.30 pm. During the event, prospective patients will enjoy a 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw and have the chance to ask questions and find out more about the procedure. Nicola Corless, our implant treatment coordinator and practice manager will also be available to answer questions.
Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a dental implant consultation.
On the day of your appointment, you will be invited to the practice for a free 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Nicola Corless Implant Co-Ordinator and Practice Manager. During this time you will have the chance to ask any questions you might have about the procedure and put your mind at ease. We specialise in the care and treatment of very nervous or dental phobic patients, so if you are nervous about the process we will be able to help. You will have a chance to look around our implant suite and meet the nursing team who will be on hand to answer your questions. At the end of the consultation, you will be given an individual treatment plan and quotation.
Do you have loose dentures that feel uncomfortable or loose-fitting? Then our All on Four treatment could be the perfect dental solution for you. Usually £17,995 now £16,995 excluding sedation* [Saving £1,000].
Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate that the demand for this event will be very high, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
You can book your appointment by calling 01925 756565 or by filling in the form below to request a callback.
“I used to cover my mouth with my hands when I smiled, and now I don’t have to. I know that I smile much more than I ever did, I now want to show off my smile. I can honestly say that whilst it wasn’t cheap, it was the best money I have ever spent. From that first meeting with Gavin to meeting Richard Brookshaw and the nursing team I have been treated with so much kindness, patience and care.”
People now say that I look really well. I can eat what I want to again. I laugh without covering my mouth. I am much less self conscious and feel that I don’t have to hide any more- I am a much more open person than I was before.
My new smile exceeded all my expectations- I just looked in the mirror and gave Gavin and his nurse a big hug! And now? I eat normally with no trouble whatsoever. I was even told by someone who I’d met the other day ‘Aren’t your teeth lovely for your age!’
Now the treatment is complete I can eat pretty much whatever I want- crunchy snacks, crusty bread, I can even bite into apples which I hadn’t done since I was 15! I smile with a lot more confidence.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team at Dental Solutions in Lymm. We close on Tuesday 24th December at 12.00pm and re-open for normal surgeries on Thursday 2nd Jan 2019 at 8am. If needed, we will run emergency clinics on the morning of Friday 27th December (10.30am – 12.30pm) and the morning of Monday 30th December (10.30am – 12.30pm). Lines open at 9.30am on both days.
When you suffer from diabetes it is important to know that it can have an impact on your long-term oral health. Especially if your diabetes is uncontrolled. Higher risk of infection, reduced blood supply and gum disease are all common issues for diabetic patients. Therefore, it is important to understand the exact nature of diabetes and how it can have an impact on your oral health over long periods. Which you can then use to better care for both your overall and oral health.
Diabetes is a condition that develops when there is too much glucose (sugar) in your system. It is a lifelong condition. It can develop in two forms; type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This is where immune system either destroys insulin in your system or the body simply has not produced enough insulin. The majority of sufferers in the UK (around 90%) suffer from type 2 diabetes. It is a manageable disease, relying on exercise, healthy diets and regular blood testing to ensure optimum glucose levels.
Research has been carried out which indicates a higher chance of developing gum disease as a diabetes sufferer. As such, managing both your long-term overall health as a diabetic should include a careful managing of your oral health as well. Our Hygienists may request blood tests to be taken by your GP if we suspect any gum problems that could be related to uncontrolled diabetes.
Diabetes can actually cause several issues for your mouth if you suffer from the condition. All of which can contribute or worsen your oral health over time. Some of these issues include:
Medical conditions such as diabetes should always be communicated to your dentist at the earliest opportunity. This way, your dental check-ups and overall care routine can be tailored to your exact needs. Through this your oral and overall health can be checked and kept in balance in a way that suits you.
Are you a recently diagnosed diabetic and unsure about your future oral hygiene needs? Or are you a diabetic who is considering potential cosmetic treatments–such as dental implants–which involve surgery?
Visit Dental Solutions and our team of professionals can help to both manage and alleviate any fear you have regarding your condition and potential dental complications. Simply book an appointment now or contact our reception team for further information on 01925 756565.
Do you find yourself stressed recently? Is it starting to have a noticeable impact on your mood and day to day life? If so, it may also be having an often overlooked impact on your oral hygiene as well. In which case, it’s important to be aware of the potential symptoms of stress on your oral health. And, more importantly, ways in which you can help to reduce these symptoms for a happier, less stressful, and mouth-happy life.
When it comes to stress and your dental health, understanding what is a result of stress can often be quite difficult. Especially as a majority of the time, you may be stressed without realising this fact until later. However, once you do recognise the signs of stress, some ways you may find it affecting your oral health may include:
Reducing stress at the source is the best way to help combat some of the above symptoms. However, fitting these methods into your everyday life may not always be that easy. That is why, for the most part, it can be important to make time for stress-reduction and making it a priority. As only then will you be able to help improve your overall health, including your long-term oral health.
Good ways to battle stress include:
Of course, cutting out stress from your life isn’t always a possibility. But, good oral hygiene and caring for your teeth health is important alongside these everyday stress factors. Which is why visiting your oral hygienist is especially important during periods of stress in your life, as you are far likelier to be experiencing issues or to develop issues during this time.
Whether you suffer from muscle tension, lip lines, forehead frown lines, teeth clenching or several other issues, you may have considered a facial rejuvenation treatment. In which case, you may have researched a number of different practitioners and ways in which you can seek out these treatments privately. But, have you ever considered visiting your dentist for your anti-wrinkle treatments?
Though perhaps a little surprising at first, a dental expert has a vast array of knowledge when it comes to the inner workings of the face. With that in mind, here are some of the best reasons that a dentist is a perfect choice when it comes to your facial rejuvenation procedures.
At Dental Solutions, our principal dentist is trained and experienced to carry out facial rejuvenation treatments. Gavin has over 12-years of experience in aesthetic treatments; using his dental knowledge of facial muscle anatomy and nerves, all procedures can be performed with extreme precision. Performing injections every day, Gavin has a steady hand and practice needed to create a natural, well-rested looking, result.
He has been trained to complete both Botox and dermal filler treatments. Anti-wrinkle injections are perfect for fine lines and helping the muscles to relax, whereas dermal fillers can also help reduce the appearance of scars–either from acne or injury.
One surprising application of Botox and other similar anti-wrinkle treatments is to help reduce teeth grinding and other muscle-related issues. Bruxism can cause prolonged pain and headaches, whilst also reducing enamel and potentially even causing a chipped tooth. Though most treatments look to help reduce dental damage, anti-wrinkle treatments could be the best way to prevent grinding from occurring from the start.
When applied, Botox can limit the full movement of muscles (which wears off over time). Injecting into the masseter muscle in the jaw and the temporalis muscles can help to reduce teeth grinding at night. Though not a permanent solution, it can be a good way to halt Bruxism until other oral solutions (such as a mouth guard) can be devised.
Here at Dental Solutions, we are officially a Save Face aesthetic treatment provider. We have been individually assessed by Save Face, a Standards Authority which has a robust set of requirements that are recognised by NHS England and the Department of England. Save Face is currently the only government-regulated register for facial rejuvenation treatments.
We achieved this certification in 2017, after achieving over 50 positive reviews on the platform.
If you’re not sure or are in any way concerned about facial rejuvenation treatments, then why not visit our clinic for a free consultation? Call our reception team on 01925 756565 or book your free consultation now. Alternatively, you can use the contact form.