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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 10th November 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 facilitator 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 receive a free 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Nicola Corless Implant Facilitator 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. Our All-on Four Package includes:
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.
The front teeth in our mouth are the most exposed which can make them extremely vulnerable to being damaged from trauma, sport injuries and dental injuries. If you were ever to lose your front teeth due to one of these reasons, it can be quite upsetting and understandably knock your confidence. It can affect your facial appearance and perhaps force you to smile less.
As a result, you may be wondering about your options to restore your great smile and replace your missing teeth. One possible solution for you is the dental implants for front teeth only. They are considered one of the best and most effective dental treatments for replacing missing teeth.
A dental implant resembles your natural tooth and can help to restore your natural look, smile and teeth function. It consists of a titanium screw being inserted directly into your jaw bone where the original tooth is missing. After a period of healing during which we ensure that you will have a temporary denture or bridge to fill the gap created by your missing tooth, a permanent dental crown is then fitted onto the screw. This is a porcelain replacement tooth to fit into the gap.
Fitting a dental implant in your front teeth is planned in advance after your initial consultation. So when it comes to the surgery itself, it’s performed relatively quickly. By fitting a single dental implant, it can help to provide the root of your tooth support to prevent bone loss and keep the area strong and healthy.
A front dental implant can be the best option when it comes to replacing missing front teeth. Firstly, it can easily resemble a natural tooth making it unnoticeable whether you’ve had work done to the area. It can also be beneficial to overall oral health – when you have an implant inserted, it doesn’t compromise the health of the adjacent teeth in your mouth. Other dental options tend to require the teeth in the surrounding area being reshaped in order to replace the missing tooth. This can deteriorate the teeth over time.
– They provide natural teeth with strength and durability, making them extremely effective as a long term solution
– They can improve your teeth functionality with better structural support
– Your bones are preserved because the front implants are integrated within the jaw bone itself, maintaining its structure
– To maintain the care for a dental implant, you just need to use natural methods such as regular brushing and flossing
If you’ve had an unfortunate event that has caused a front tooth to fall out, we offer dental implants here at Dental Solutions. Feel free to contact us to book your free consultation with us and we’ll be able to examine your teeth and provide you the best possible solution to your missing teeth worries.
Dental implants may have been one procedure that you’ve heard of when you’re considering treatment for missing teeth. They are classed as an artificial substitute for missing teeth and can help to bring back a patient’s tooth in function and aesthetic. But due to the nature of the treatment, how many of you have asked the question “are dental implants safe for me?”.
It’s understandable for you to ask this considering a piece of equipment that will be fitted into your body. In the past, dentures have been adequate replacements which were rarely questioned due to their removable features. Dental bridges also developed later down the line which were considered an extremely safe option considering the materials used to fabricate them.
However, dental implants are the latest version of tooth replacement to appear under the spotlight and it may have raised many queries in your mind, including “are dental implants safe for me?”.
Before we dive into the details about dental implant safety, let’s first look at what dental implants are.
Dental implants are used to substitute your teeth. It’s a titanium screw that’s placed directly into your jaw bone and then topped with a dental crown to mimic your own tooth in looks and function. Before the crown or bridge is bonded onto the screw, it first requires going through a healing period. Once the crown or bridge is fitted, your missing gap is filled with a natural looking tooth that allows you to chew and bite comfortably.
Considering you’re having a titanium screw fitted into your mouth, one of the first questions you understandably questions is are dental implants safe? To put it simply, dental implants are safe! Not only have they been seen as a safe dental treatment for missing teeth but it’s also considered one of the best!
There are two parts to the dental implant treatment – the screw and the cap. The screw is made of titanium which is biocompatible and used very commonly in bone and joint replacement surgeries. Fitting a well-placed implant allows the jaw bone to grow easily around it and help to support the function of the tooth. It’s completely safe!
Dental implants truly are one of the safest and best forms of tooth replacement treatment. They’re long-lasting and look completely natural in your mouth. At Dental Solutions, we use state of the art equipment and technology to help conduct our dental procedures and we even have our own dedicated implant suite that gives you all you need for a safe procedure. To discuss your options, contact us today to book an appointment and have your FREE consultation.
Losing teeth comes with many downfalls – it can negatively impact the appearance of your smile, create functionality or eating issues and can seriously knock your confidence. As a result, many patients opt for dental solutions to recover their smile to how it was. The two main solutions to this include dental implants or bridge work.
Both of these options can address the issue of missing teeth easily, but from a technical point of view they are very different. If you are looking for missing teeth solutions, it’s important that you’re aware of the options available to you and what they can offer. To understand them in more detail, here is what you need to know about each treatment and whether dental implants or bridge work are the right option for you.
Teeth can be lost or become loose due to loss of bone supporting the teeth. In order to rebuild this structure, a dental implant made of titanium is used to replace the tooth.
Once placed, over a few months your dentist will continue to examine the structure to see whether bone has developed and grown around the metal structure. Once tested, if your dentist feels that the structure is secure, a dental crown is then screwed on the implant and sealed into place.
– A dental implant encourages the healing of surrounding bone and gums under the teeth
– Puts less of a burden on the surrounding teeth
– Long term risks to the jaw are reduced
– It is a long lasting solution to your missing teeth
– Due to the skill required, materials used and time taken, the treatment isn’t a cheap solution (particularly if multiple teeth need to be replaced)
– It can take time for your mouth to heal following the procedure
– Requires several months for the treatment to be fully completed
Dental bridge work involves a dental bridge being attached to the teeth surrounding the gap, creating a bridge across the area of your smile. If necessary, the two opposing teeth where the gap is are shaved down to accommodate the bridge to be fitted.
Caps or crowns are then placed over each of the teeth before the bridge is placed, showing a natural replacement for the missing gap. For cases where teeth may not be present on either side of the gap, a cantilever bridge is used which attaches to a single tooth and the bridge hangs over the gap.
– Bridge work can be a more cost-effective solution to missing teeth
– They can be a relatively quick solution
– Doesn’t require bone grafting where bone is less present
– It can cause strain on the surrounding teeth, particularly the teeth that the bridge is attached to which could mean that the surrounding teeth may fail
– They’re considered as more of a short term solution compared with dental implants due to the strain they cause on surrounding structures
– It doesn’t address the underlying structural problems which will cause the long term issues from bone loss to continue
– Cantilever bridge work in particular can be problematic, causing extreme stress on the tooth it’s attached to.
The best way you can discover which solution is the best for you is to speak to your dentist about the options available to you. Discussing the issue of missing teeth with your dentist, they’ll be able to understand your personal circumstances and weigh up whether it is better for you to have dental implants or bridge work, or even both.
Here at Dental Solutions we also have your concerns and health as a top priority. By booking a consultation with us, Gavin LaidIaw our Principal Dentist and partner will be able to meet you for a free no-obligation meeting. He can assess your situation and address your missing teeth with the best solution for you. We can also help with a structured payment plan, and can also offer interest-free credit. We hold several open events at the practice each year where you can book your free appointment or if you prefer, contact us here to Schedule an appointment with us today.
If you’re looking for a solution to straighten your teeth, Invisalign can be a great option for you to choose. If you’re currently researching Invisalign and what it can offer you, we can help with our 100% free Invisalign consultation with one of our two certified Invisalign providers.
Let’s have a look into what you should expect from your Invisalign consultation and how one can be helpful in making your choice for a healthy-looking, straight smile.
The purpose of Invisalign is to help straighten your teeth, providing a subtle improvement in the process. It’s a system that uses aligners that are virtually invisible! This means you can continue to show off your smile without the compromise of visible equipment in your mouth, like a traditional brace.
Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible to those you interact with on a regular basis. You just need to simply remove the aligners as your brush and your diet won’t be impacted as much, as you can take them out when you have a meal.
During your Invisalign consultation, your Invisalign specialist will examine your teeth to gain an understanding of which teeth need to be aligned. In order for the teeth to straighten and for you to see eventual progression, the aligners will need to be switched every couple of weeks or so.
Here at Dental Solutions, we also use state of the art technology which can show what you smile is and what it could become once you complete the full course of your treatment. We use a iTero Intraoral Scanner which is the latest technology in dentistry to enable our dentists to take 3D impressions of your teeth and gums, easily, safely and without the need for putty impressions.
This process will take no longer than 10 minutes and you can view the images on our digital screens which previews your ‘before and after images’. The scanner will enable us to create aligners that are a perfect match for your teeth and increases the appearance of your smile. The benefit to this is that you’ll instantly be able to see your results, boosting your confidence and making you even more eager to complete the treatment.
If you’re thinking about getting your teeth straightened and need a solution, don’t hesitate to consider Invisalign for your treatment. By booking an Invisalign consultation with us at no cost, you can get an idea of whether it’s right for you and also see what results it could provide.
We will also provide you with an Invisalign treatment plan and cost, together with any information you may require on payment options such as interest-free credit.
Did you plan on gaining straight, attractive teeth with a visit to your dentist, but the COVID-19 pandemic put everything on hold? Perhaps you’re a little more fearful about your dentist appointment with the risk of the virus spreading, or, you may feel it’s now pointless with government guidelines now advising you to wear a mask – is there any point? Is your own dentist only seeing emergency patients? These are all worthy questions to be asking yourself considering the circumstances.
However, here at Dental Solutions in Lymm we believe that now is the best time to get straight teeth treatment. We have a range of options for you which will provide you with the treatment that suits best and give your smile that extra ‘wow factor’ when you do get the chance to take your mask off and reveal your brand new smile!
We completely understand that some people will be worried about their safety. The health and safety of our patients is our top priority so in order to adhere to all government guidelines, we’ve put in place several additional safety protocols which will allow us to provide you with our best treatment as safely as possible. Our blog on the new measures we’ve put in place will inform you of what you should expect, and can help to inform and reassure you that you’re in the safest place for your treatment.
Many patients tend to feel uncomfortable at the thought of having traditional metal train track braces to achieve straight teeth. Considering the length of time for the treatment to provide results and how cramped it can feel in your mouth, patients tend to want alternatives to get straight teeth. Thankfully, your alternative options of Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth (QST) treatment could be a better solution for you. They are discrete, barely noticeable and provide you with straight teeth in no time at all!
Invisalign is an extremely popular treatment with our patients due to their discreet look. The only way anyone will know is if you told them yourself! It’s a treatment that uses virtually invisible aligners that you wear in your mouth which helps to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.
We also use the latest technology in dentistry to conduct the treatment with the iTero Intraoral Scanner, which allows us to make a virtual impression of your teeth and gums without the need for putty. You’ll be able to see the results of your treatment on screen and it’ll ensure that your aligners and retainers are always the perfect fit for your teeth.
QST is another form of treatment that provides quick results, without the appearance of traditional fixed metal braces. The system is designed to fix small teeth alignment issues and help you get straight teeth in a short space of time- usually less than 6 months. Instead of metal brackets they’re made from clear or tooth coloured ceramic, so a lot less noticeable when you smile. Once the brackets and wires are in place, you’ll need to visit us every two to four weeks for adjustments, monitoring, and tightening. You have to be careful to clean your teeth properly when you’re wearing ceramic brackets and they also stain easily so you do need to be careful what you eat.
If you feel as though either of these treatments might be something you’re looking for to get straight teeth, even in these uncertain times, Dental Solutions can help. We’re currently offering virtual consultations online for our patients so it saves you a visit to the practice itself and keeps you safe even if you’re still worried about your safety. Or if you prefer to come to the practice to meet us face to face, we can offer free initial consultations too with our orthodontic dentists Lauren Westhead or Amy Norfolk. In addition, our orthodontic facilitator Lisa Meechan can answer any questions that you have before you meet our dentists and can take you through the treatment itself so you’re more familiar with how each will work. We offer interest free credit over 10 months so treatment prices can start from just £50 per week.
There are also several other methods to contact us and book your appointment, or you can fill out the form below and we’ll get back in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange the next steps. Also, be sure to check out our offers page which provides further information about our Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth packages. Our orthodontic pages also have patient stories so you can learn more about our patients and their own teeth straightening journeys. We look forward to meeting you soon!
If you’re looking to improve your smile but feel as though you only need partial treatment, getting Invisalign for bottom teeth or top teeth only could be a consideration for you. This will involve a single arch treatment where you’d only require wearing aligners for one arch of your mouth. This tends to be an option for patients who are looking to rectify a specific problem with their teeth rather than adjusting your entire occlusion (the biting relationship between your lower and upper teeth).
With single arch treatment, you can save on the cost of your Invisalign and reduce the number of aligners you need to use.
Traditionally, invisalign treatment involves wearing a pair of aligners for your bottom teeth and top teeth. Single arch treatment simply involves wearing Invisalign for bottom teeth or top teeth only depending on your specific needs.
It’s important to note, however, that not everyone qualifies for single arch treatment and your dentist will only examine this on a case by case basis. They’ll determine if you qualify for it depending on your occlusion (how your teeth bite) and the overall needs that you have in regards to your smile.
A single arch Invisalign tends to be suitable when you only have a few crooked teeth and generally have cosmetic aspects in mind for straightening your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. If you have issues with cross or overbites, this is where treatment for both arches will be more suitable.
Single arch treatment tends to be more suitable for the correct the following:
The biting relationship (occlusion) between your top and bottom teeth are very precise when they close against one another. If you do adjust your bite, it can easily change the points where your teeth bite which can cause some teeth to bite harder or higher than others. As a result, you may experience common toothache and tooth wear problems if this isn’t done correctly. This is why the monitoring of your mouth bite is important throughout the treatment.
With single arch Invisalign for your bottom teeth or top teeth only, we’ll ensure that the overall occlusion isn’t affected. As there is only one arch of the mouth that’s being treated, the overall arch of the mouth still needs to be considered. Fortunately, the majority of Invisalign single arch treatments involves adjusting the bottom and lower front teeth which allows movement to still be possible without impacting the opposing teeth.
The option to have Invisalign for bottom teeth or top teeth only gives you the freedom to choose a treatment that works best for you if you don’t wish to have a full treatment. Adjusting your front teeth can allow you to have a straighter smile that you can show off everyday.
If you’re looking for Invisalign treatment for your teeth, our treatment starts from £2,000 for single arch treatment. We also use a iTero Intraoral Scanner, which is the latest technology in dentistry that enables our dentists to take 3D impressions of your teeth and gums, easily, safely and without the need for putty impressions.
A free initial consultation with one of our certified Invisalign dentists will enable us to discuss your needs and determine what treatment is suitable for you. Get in touch with us today to book your consultation with our dedicated team!
When you smile, one of the first things that people see is your front teeth. If they’re odd in shape or discoloured, they can look rather unattractive, in turn affecting your confidence and preventing you smiling or covering your mouth.
Composite bonding for front teeth can be a useful dental treatment to solve these worries, improving the colour and appearance of your teeth. It can even hide the smallest of imperfections that make you conscious about the appearance of your teeth. A large benefit of composite bonding for front teeth is that it is completely painless and it’s extremely efficient considering it only requires one treatment session. If you still need reassurance that it could be the right treatment for you, here are 4 reasons to consider composite bonding for your teeth.
There can be several reasons why your teeth can discolour. Whether it’s speckles on your teeth caused by antibiotics, a trauma such as a childhood accident or knock – even the long term effects of drinking a regular amount of coffee or red wine or smoking. No amount of brushing, hygiene or airflow treatment can always eradicate discolouration. It can indicate to others that you have poor oral hygiene, even if that isn’t the case. Teeth whitening can be a solution to discolouration but it isn’t always successful. An alternative can be composite bonding.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your front teeth, you might tend to avoid smiling as it can extremely impact your self-confidence about how you look. In particular, you may have mildly crooked front teeth which makes you think twice about freely showing them off.
This is where composite bonding can help. Not only does it overcome your discolouration problems but it can also help with fixing crooked teeth that you might have. Once you have the treatment, you probably won’t be able to stop smiling!
If you’ve some minor irregularities in your teeth such as gaps it can be ideal to opt for composite bonding. If your teeth have been impacted negatively from medication or trauma, or thinning of enamel, composite bonding for front teeth can help to rectify the issue easily. It is quick, painless and effective- just a few of the many benefits of the treatment.
Having to wait for treatment to change the shape and size of your front teeth can be frustrating as it can take months to deliver the final results. Composite bonding is a treatment that can register the results that you want instantly without having to wait around. At your bonding appointment, the treatment is sculpted on your tooth before being fitted using a UV or laser light to harden the bond on your tooth and give it the desired shape. Anaesthesia is also not necessary as the treatment is completely painless. Dental Solutions in Lymm Cheshire is a private practice so you can be seen very quickly for your appointment without the long waiting lists currently associated with NHS practices.
The appearance of your teeth can make a big difference to how you feel about your self image, confidence and self-esteem, particularly your front teeth. For inexpensive and efficient treatment, composite bonding could be the solution for you. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation and we can run you through the pros and cons of the treatment and whether it’ll suit you.
Invisalign is considered a modern alternative to straighten teeth compared to traditional metal or ceramic braces. The treatment consists of wearing clear, removable aligners which over time enables your teeth to straighten and rectify any orthodontic issues that you may have had. One of the main benefits why patients opt for Invisalign treatment is because they’re practically invisible, unlike traditional braces which are a little more visibly obvious. They’re also considered a more convenient alternative as they’re easily removable for drinking, eating, brushing and flossing and are an overall improvement for oral health.
With that being said, it’s still important for users to make some slight adjustments whilst wearing Invisalign aligners. Here are 5 tips every orthodontic Invisalign patient should know.
The fact that your aligners are removable can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. It’s useful that they’re removable for eating and drinking purposes, having the ability to enjoy all your favourite foods and keep your oral hygiene intact.
On the other hand, patients tend to forget to put their Invisalign retainers back in their mouth after eating or drinking. A rule for the treatment is that they should be worn between 20-22 hours a day. If this is not adhered to, it’s possible you’ll require prolonged treatment and additional visits to your dentist.
To prevent bacteria build-up and to keep your teeth clean, it’s important that you clean your aligners properly. Be sure to remove your aligners and clean them and your teeth when you wake up in the morning and do the same before you go to bed in the evening. Also, if you remove the aligners from your mouth be sure to rinse them after taking them out.
A useful way to remove plaque and bacteria from your aligners is to either use a clear antibacterial soap or soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s also advised that you soak the aligners in denture or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Then, use an additional toothbrush to eliminate any remaining food residue. It’s important to floss and brush your teeth before reinserting your aligners to avoid the food particles trapping inside them and causing dental issues.
Leaving your aligners out in the open can easily leave them exposed to anti-bacterial build up. It also leaves them prone to being lost or misplaced. Rather than leaving them in a tissue and ending up in the garbage, keep your aligners in their case and store them there whenever you need to remove them from your mouth.
Whilst toothpaste is ideal for brushing your teeth, the same cannot be said when using them to clean your aligners. The ingredients they contain can be too harsh for Invisalign aligners and can cause damage and discolouration. Also be wary not to clean your aligners with coloured soaps as it can stain them and leave a lingering taste in your mouth whenever you’re wearing Invisalign aligners.
It’s quite an adjustment to start to wear aligners every single day, so when you first have your Invisalign fitted, they will take some time getting used to. Thankfully, they don’t take long to get used to. Unlike traditional braces you’ll avoid irritations in your gums and mouth from metal wires or brackets. What you will have to get used to is removing them to eat and speaking whilst wearing Invisalign aligners. You may initially develop a slight lisp, but this should ease over time.
Opting for the treatment will be an exciting new experience, and you’ll probably want to know as much information as possible before wearing Invisalign. At Dental Solutions, we’ll let you know everything you need to know about caring for your oral health and getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment. Visit our invisalign page for further details about the treatment and contact us today to set up your appointment.