Smile Makeovers

1. What is a ‘Perfect Smile’?

2. What is a Natural Smile

3. What is a Hollywood Smile

4. Does treatment hurt?

Not at The Perfect Smile Studios. We use special techniques to give painless injections. Our dental drills are water-cooled and the best in modern dentistry. We use high-quality anaesthetic solutions that work predictably. Our highly experienced dentists work with a light touch for your total comfort. We also give you a hand-held buzzer so that you can stop us at any time. For really nervous clients, we offer sedation techniques which work superbly well.

5. How much can I have done in one session?

Some of our clients prefer to do one or two fillings at a time. However, most of our clients opt for having one arch or a quadrant done at a time. The advantage of this is that we can deliver higher quality care in a more efficient manner with fewer visits. This also avoids repeat injections.

6. Who has aesthetic dentistry?

Anyone who wants to look better! Having a new smile is not just for film and pop stars. There are many options for treatment to suit each individual’s budget and needs. Our Mission is ” Changing Lives ~Exceeding Expectations “. We provide this on a daily basis for our patients. We are really passionate and proud about the ability we have to impact someone’s life by giving them renewed confidence with a new smile!

7. How many visits does the treatment take?

A smile can be designed and fitted within 2-3 visits. Teeth whitening can be done at the chairside in one visit, but we recommend you carry on with the home kit by wearing the tray and the gels for ½ -1 hour per day for two weeks or so.

Implant dentistry takes longer. We recommend the implants are left for 4-6 months after being surgically placed in the bone. This allows complete integration, after which the posts and crowns can be fitted on.

For complex cases, multiple visits are required to ensure each stage is successfully completed before we move to the next stage.

If we recommend orthodontic treatment (braces), then the treatment time can be on average 1-2 years.

8. How much does the treatment cost?

Depending on your chosen option for your smile makeover it can take a single visit (Immediate Smiles & Mini-Makeovers) or a smile can be designed and fitted within 2-3 visits.

Implant dentistry takes longer. We recommend the implants are left for 4-6 months after being surgically placed in the bone. This allows complete integration, after which the posts and crowns can be fitted on.

For complex cases, multiple visits are required to ensure each stage is successfully completed before we move to the next stage.

If we recommend orthodontic treatment (braces), then the treatment time can be on average 1-2 years.

9. How Can I Pay For My New Smile?

The professional dental fees depend on the treatment we carry out. We will always explain to you carefully your best treatment option and alternative options as well. Only when you are completely clear, and we have discussed all your finance options, will we schedule any appointments. You are given written estimates and dental reports to clarify things well so you do not have any hidden surprises. Our clients value the investment they make in improving their health and appearance.

We also offer interest-FREE finance options over an extended period which many of our clients prefer. We create the most beautiful, healthy & long lasting smiles at surprisingly affordable prices With 0% finance you can now have porcelain veneer from only £21 per month or an implant including the crown (the complete implant treatment) from only £31 per month with our new range of extended payment options offered here in the practice, making your dream smile a reality has never been easier!

10. Two finance options available:

Interest-free for 18 months. Why not pay off your smile over a period of 18 months with absolutely no interest. That’s right! Interest-free for 18 months! And what a way to start the New Year. A brand new smile, a brand new you! 2-5 years at 7.9% APR. If 18 months doesn’t suit your needs, how about spreading the cost of your treatment over a period of 2-5 years with a LOW-interest rate of 7.9% APR.

It’s as simple as giving our finance partners your details, and they will then transfer the money out of your account each month, leaving you hassle free to enjoy the better things in life!

Louise and Dawn are more than happy to go through any questions or concerns you may have. Just give the practice a call and we can arrange a suitable time for you to chat with either of the girls. To make it easier, we can even apply for you on the spot and get approval just seconds later.

11. How long will my new smile last?

Nothing in the mouth will last forever. However, if porcelain veneers or crowns are done to a high standard and looked after well, then they can last for up to 15 years or more. We guarantee our crowns and veneers for 3 years (terms and conditions apply).

Teeth whitening can last for 1-3 years. The colour of teeth will remain whiter for longer if you “top up” the whitening every month. The end result is also affected by factors such as smoking and drinking excess tea & coffee.

Implants last the longest. Statistically, research shows that after 15 years, implants have a survival rate of 95%.

Dental Veneers

Implant Dentistry

1. What is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implants are artificial roots often made of titanium that integrate to your bone, allowing us to attach natural-looking replacement tooth or teeth.
There are many types of implants that may vary in

  • 1. size – where the width and height of your implant is chosen specifically to the dimension of your bone available.
  • 2. design – where the position of the missing tooth, the bone quality and the speed of desired treatment determine the implant used.
  • 3. the manufacture – only well researched, scientifically proven, world-renowned implants such as those from Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Bredent and Astra are used. The decision of the chosen implant will be made on an individual basis after carrying out a comprehensive assessment.
  • 4. the material – the majority of implants are titanium or titanium allow as the material allows osseointegration ( the biologic micromechanical bonding of bone to the implant ) to take place, as these materials are biocompatible. Ceramic implants are also available.

3. How much does it cost?

The treatment fee for implants depends on the following:

  1. Whether you any bone grafted prior to or during the treatment ( fee from £100 – £1000)
  2. What type of implant is chosen ( fee from £2250 – £3000 for the complete implant treatment
  3. CT scan or Digital Radiograph to asses the width and bone of the implant site in more detail ( from £65 to £250 )

4. How long will Implant treatment take?

An implant is often placed 3 months after a tooth is removed to ensure adequate healing of the implant. However in certain situations when placing Immediate Implants, implants can be placed on the day of tooth removal if, on an assessment of the site, the conditions of the bone and tooth to removed are favourable.

5. What type of Dental Implant is ideal for me?

We then perform a comprehensive assessment of you mouth to understand the structure and health of your teeth and the bone area where the implant(s) may be placed. We will need to take a digital radiographic and photographic assessment to investigate this. We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result.

6. What are the alternatives to Dental Implant treatment?

Non-essential dentistry can help to remove the spaces between teeth and the gaps in your mouth to give you a better and more appealing smile. There are many choices including dental implants that can also be used in combination with restorative dentistry to give you the complete smile.

7. Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit to who can have dental implants. We will assess your medical and dents health to ensure that there are no contraindications to implant treatment such as osteoporosis, ongoing cancer treatment, smoking etc

We only wish to carry out this type of treatment in a mouth which has a long term outlook. We determine this by creating a very though assessment of the teeth and mouth. We assess the structural strength of the teeth, the biological strength of the gum and bone, and the bite to ensure we create a long lasting solution.

8. What is the maintenance that is required?

Films of bacteria called Biofilm start to appear on implants as quickly as they do on teeth. The major problem is that this biofilm on implants is resistant to antibiotics and antiseptics. Hence, the biofilm can damage the tissues that keep the implant in place.

Thus, the accuracy of your cleaning of your teeth and implants is very vital. This means that oral hygiene and care of implants is vital not only after the final crowns, bridges or denture placement but also during the healing (osseointegration) phase. Read more on peri-implantitis.

9. What happens if I have inadequate bone?

When a tooth is removed from the mouth, the surrounding bone that holds the tooth in place will diminish in height and width and volume. This may have an effect on the immediate and final appearance of the gum tissue in this area and possibly the surrounding teeth as well.

10. How long will my implant last?

We assign our success in implant dentistry to the fact that we have been very conscientious to only recommend dentistry which is viable, stable and has the most optimum outcome. It is our objective to give you aesthetic-looking teeth and gums that have long predictable durability, as well as the choice of options that match your needs and requirements.

11. What is the care recommended prior to implant placement?

If you are taking aspirin, you should check with your physician that it is suitable to stop the recommended dose one week before the implant placement.

12. What is the after-care recommended?

The following aftercare will create normal and healthy healing of your dental implant: Sleeping, Ice packs, Smoking, Drinking, Saltwater, Pressure, Meals, Brushing, Tongue, Diet and Vitamins.

13. Does it hurt?

Placing implants can be pain-free procedure as we ensure that the entire area is strongly anaesthetised prior to the treatment. We test that you are totally comfortable prior to starting the treatment.

There are techniques to make the treatment extremely comfortable and is thus suitable for nervous patients.

14. Are there any complications?

Normally we find that implant placement is followed by only mild discomfort. Any discomfort can be minimised by following instructions. Click here to see the success of dental implants.

Tooth Whitening

1. Who may benefit from teeth whitening?

Almost anyone. Having a whiter, brighter, younger-looking smile can boost your self-confidence. Please note that porcelain crowns, veneers and fillings are not responsive to the whitening process. At our Studios, your dentist will carry out a preliminary oral examination of your teeth to determine suitability and show you what results you can expect to achieve from teeth whitening. Because we use the best predictable whitening techniques, satisfaction is always guaranteed.

2. What causes teeth discolouration?

There are many causes. The most common include ageing, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, cola, tobacco), trauma, nerve degeneration and old restorations.

3. What is teeth whitening?

A whitening process that lightens discolouration of enamel and dentine, it is also the most popular dental aesthetic treatment.

4. How does whitening of teeth work?

The treatment uses oxygen releasing whitening gel placed against the surfaces of your teeth. As oxygen enters the enamel and dentine, it whitens the coloured substances. Only the teeth colour is made lighter, while the structure of the teeth remains unchanged.

5. Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with oxygen releasing gel under supervision is safe for teeth and gums. It will not affect teeth structure, enamel, fillings or restorations.

6. Are there any side effects?

Some people may experience temporary teeth sensitivity during the treatment. These symptoms always disappear within 1-2 days of interruption or completion of the treatment.

7. How long do the results last?

Your teeth will be noticeably whiter than they were, and the effect can last up to 2-3 years. However, exposure to tobacco, certain foods and drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee will gradually stain teeth again over time. We recommend “top-up whitening” i.e. about one session a month to maintain a whiter colour for longer.

8. What is the difference between your treatments and other dentists?

We only use equipment and materials that are voted the best in America. Our mouth tray design is the best available anywhere; this ensures minimal or no sensitivity during treatment. Our treatments give excellent results and are carried out by experienced and qualified dentists.

9. Whitening treatments from £145. What does that include?

£145 is for Teeth Whitening of a single arch including consultation; custom designed whitening tray and gels.

10. Can over the counter teeth whitening products damage your teeth?

The whitening gel used by us is a well-tested product from a top US manufacturer. A lot of clinical trials have shown that our product is safe and effective in whitening your teeth when used by our specially trained dentists. Those bought over the counter are less well-controlled, and without supervision by a  dentist, their result can be unpredictable.

11. Can you tell me more about teeth whitening

You can discuss teeth whitening with our dentists or staff who will be able to answer your more specific questions. We can show you some before and after pictures of our cases. We also have other information sheets available on whitening treatments and all the latest guidelines.

12.  What Types of Whitening Treatments are there?

Teeth whitening is carried out using customised special trays that fit over your teeth. This is home whitening.

You could also have chairside whitening which is carried out at the practice, where the gel will be accelerated to work faster using a light or heat source to act as a catalyst.

There are many systems of gels available and we will advise you as to the most appropriate product for you. They from using carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as the active gel.

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